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Japanese sandman.

     “My name is Kara Zor-El. I’m from Krypton. I’m a refugee on this planet. I was sent to Earth to protect my cousin, but my pod got knocked off course, and by the time I got here my cousin had already grown up and become Superman. I hid who I really was, until one day when an accident forced me to reveal myself to the world. To most people I’m a reporter at Catco Worldwide Media. But in secret I work with my adopted sister at the DEO to protect this planet I call my home from whoever means to cause it harm. I am Supergirl!”

Marco here, bringing you the recording of last night’s (2022-08-12) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy:

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided or at least alerted me to almost an hour of the above eight-hour show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which would be unironically jazzed to accept your help in the form of some money, but understands that times are tough.

Douglas Wayne Coulter showed up on his bike and alternated between playing his old and new songs and chatting about his life and concerns, for the whole first chunk of the show. He writes his own material and parodies famous music and does it all sincerely and rather well. His quirky opinions about what makes the world tick will challenge your deeply held beliefs and/or entertain you for other reasons, I’m sure.

FURTHERMORE, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

The Japanese sandman then.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pPvVVTC_5k

The Japanese sandman now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVIr7p-nBOE

Text-tones as dance moves. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.tiktok.com/@cost_n_mayor/video/7111499753544011054

Living rooms.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/08/1950s-living-rooms.html

I still love this. I was just thinking about it, and I found it again by searching for /man tortures dog by talking about maple bacon/. It was right at the top of the results.
https://www.woofreport.com/tips/discover/dog-peoples-choice/meet-clarke-the-star-of-the-ultimate-dog-tease.html

War dogs in gas masks.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/08/war-dogs-gas-masks.html

“Every day Doggo would parade the high-walled streets with Quivven the Golden Flame perched on his back.” “All about her the skulls shrieked madly.” “Even though they throw me into the Mamertine dungeon yet will I not put my legs in those absurd things thou callest trousers, Flaccus declared stoutly.” “You signed certain papers today, Lioski, accused the liquid horror.” 3,000 pages of this terrific stuff. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://not.pulpcovers.com/

Flying the jet watermelon. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://americandigest.org/something-wonderful-flying-the-jet-watermelon/

Star Wars: Larry – Episode 3. Continued from Episode 2.
https://boingboing.net/2022/08/09/everything-is-a-hustle-in-episode-3-of-auralnauts-star-wars-larry.html

People of the book, booked.
https://boingboing.net/2022/08/10/god-man-the-omnipotent-superhero-in-book-em.html

It’s a fact.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/08/07/it-puts-the-soap-on-its-skin/

Rerun: a compilation of all the It’s A Fact Girl bits from Kids In The Hall. “You have such lovely hair, especially for a demon! Do you like to swim?” This was three decades ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbcp__YIU40

A car that looks like a woman weightlifter’s arm. Cars are all angry wedges and facets now. Why can’t they be smooth and rounded anymore, like the baldheaded driver’s head in the picture, sleek and aerodynamic?
https://www.vintag.es/2022/08/alfa-romeo-disco-volante.html

Here’s just about the only reason there should ever be a crowd for anything.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/08/07/The-Audience-as-a-Musical-Instrument/

The joy of corn.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/08/05/The-Joy-of-Corn/

/Toxic/ on toothbrushes and printers.
https://theawesomer.com/toxic-on-toothbrushes/676959/

For like 20 years there I didn’t see any television. MTV was during that time. This makes it look like I missed something cool.
https://laughingsquid.com/mtv-120-minutes-video-archive/

Old photos 3D-gif-ized.
https://tackyraccoons.com/2022/08/05/the-gif-friday-post-no-741-the-pretty-girls-ii/

A nascent encyclopedia of the unknown. Get in on the ground floor. (via PerfectForRocquefortCheese)
https://wikenigma.org.uk/

As you scroll down, make the sound you associate with each one, or say the word you imagine each one might be saying inside her head, based on pose and expression.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/08/glamour-shots.html

Smiling my head off here. It’s not just the tongue technique. They’re all so precisely mechanically funny doing this. What a great group.
https://laughingsquid.com/thomas-and-friends-a-cappella/

And this. Now I want to see the whole film.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/08/an-honest-trailer-for-rrr.html

Art.
https://www.mepaintsme.com/exhibitions/

A jungle trebuchet.
https://boingboing.net/2022/08/07/building-a-trebuchet-with-primitive-technology.html

From the days before the insurance companies ruined the fun for everybody. I immediately see a way to win, but you’d have to do teamwork with at least one other person, and that might have been against the rules. Fighting for the center would surely be against the rules. But there weren’t rules. They didn’t need them. If anybody was an asshole everyone else would let them know and they’d learn. That’s the fantasy about the past, though, I know.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/08/spinning-disk.html

Fresh volcano juice.
https://theawesomer.com/2022-iceland-volcano-eruption/676937/

Climate change, a timeline. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/1550088206011572227

The longest river in France dried up completely yesterday.
https://newslanes.com/2022/08/11/the-longest-river-in-france-dried-up-today/

“Ladies and gentlemen, I’m sure you all have heard of me through the Jewish-controlled press…” (via Everlasting Blort)
https://anightatthegarden.com/

The tragedy of Mothman.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/08/mothman.html

Dolores Del Rio.
https://worldofwonder.net/womanwelove-mexican-movie-star-dolores-del-rio/

Awww.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/08/09/Little-League-Sportsmanship-Illustrated/

It’s harder than it looks, but he kept trying, and he did it. And then he threw down his hat– twice. It used to be, you’d throw down your hat in disgust when everything went /wrong/, not right. The future is becoming incomprehensible. Remember what Grandpa Simpson had to say about this concept.
https://theawesomer.com/model-rocket-sticks-the-landing/677086/

Horns.
https://theawesomer.com/everybody-wants-to-rule-the-tuba/677291/

One of my dream journal posts from last week, and some earlier ones below it. I’ve started my dream journal up again.
https://tinyurl.com/MarcoDreams2022-08-09

It’s like Santana at Woodstock, but they’re dressed like an OIngo Boingo album cover and they made most of their own instruments.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7hm3Z57M6k

This music makes me think of a bunch of kittens randomly darting around and falling over and crashing into each other, being frantic and cute, tagging in and tagging out like wrestlers, and falling asleep for a few seconds here and there.
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/complexity_of_brian_ferneyhough

A further advance in MIDI controlled solenoid-operated instruments.
https://theawesomer.com/self-playing-guitar-robot/676828/

Mug shots, Arkansas State Prison, 1915-1935.
https://tackyraccoons.com/2022/08/08/random-mug-shots-arkansas-state-prison-1915-1935/

The happy voice of the phone worker.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/08/bell-telephone-system-ads.html

How we get a beautiful Damascus katana. “A weapon from a more civilized age.” (When they’d have to look you in the eye and kill you, or at least sneak up on you or drop down on you from a bamboo tree, not lazily shoot you from all the way across the street.)
https://theawesomer.com/forging-a-copper-damascus-katana/677242/

How we get matches. And how match factory men lose fingers. Most of these men have most of their fingers, because they have learned to pay attention.
https://theawesomer.com/how-matchsticks-are-made/677310/

Tough crowd. They know they’re out there, they can hear them breathing.
https://27thstreet.me/2022/08/07/fab-metis-dancers/

Mmmm. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://t.co/ljarJE1KVj

Fast.
https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2022/08/09/vieler-photography/#more-86653

Art.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/08/painting-of-day_01952977991.html

Strategy.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/8/8/2114725/-Cartoon-The-strategists

Photographs. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2022/07/photos-of-the-week-swan-upping-worm-charming-living-bridge/670613/

And the canvas of Babel.
https://theawesomer.com/the-canvas-of-babel/677063/

The curve of binding energy.

     “In peacetime Fitch would be hanging around a pool table giving the cops trouble. He was perfect for war. Tibbets had chosen his men well—most of them, anyway. Moving back past Haddock, January stopped to stare at the group of men in the navigation cabin. They joked, drank coffee. They were all a bit like Fitch: young toughs, capable and thoughtless. They were having a good time, an adventure. That was January’s dominant impression of his companions in the 509th; despite all the bitching and the occasional moments of overmastering fear, they were having a good time. His mind spun forward and he saw what these young men would grow up to be like as clearly as if they stood before him in businessmen’s suits, prosperous and balding. They would be tough and capable and thoughtless, and as the years passed and the great war receded in time they would look back on it with ever-increasing nostalgia, for they would be the survivors and not the dead. Every year of this war would feel like ten in their memories, so that the war would always remain the central experience of their lives—a time when history lay palpable in their hands, when each of their daily acts affected it, when moral issues were simple, and others told them what to do—so that as more years passed and the survivors aged, bodies falling apart, lives in one rut or another, they would unconsciously push harder and harder to thrust the world into war again, thinking somewhere inside themselves that if they could only return to world war then they would magically be again as they were in the last one—young, and free, and happy. And by that time they would hold the positions of power, they would be capable of doing it.” –from The Lucky Strike, by Kim Stanley Robinson

Marco here, bringing you the recording of last night’s (2022-08-05) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy:

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided or at least alerted me to about an hour of the above eight-hour show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which would be pleased beyond measure to accept your help.

FURTHERMORE, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Basses, loaded.
https://theawesomer.com/so-many-bass-sounds/624681/

One bass solo on 200 bass guitars.
https://theawesomer.com/a-solo-on-200-bass-guitars/676223/

Consent. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5mMRiiCwak

Magnet music.
https://laughingsquid.com/making-synthwave-music-using-magnets/

How we get hex nuts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrcx5rluIXM

“It was cool. I got ta watch a bunch of it.”
https://boingboing.net/2022/08/02/two-u-s-presidents-and-a-reality-show-host-announce-deaths-of-terrorists-in-amusing-montage.html

KinderGuardians. (via the Anderson Valley Advertiser)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkXeMoBPSDk

So, that new game where you’re a stray cat in a robot city– it turns out to be really accurate about cat behavior, according to this expert on cats.
https://laughingsquid.com/cat-expert-reacts-to-stray/

A homemade camera lens attachment project.
https://theawesomer.com/building-the-ultimate-bokeh-camera/676268/

Och, aye, it’s the end of the world, for sure, when a man pretends to play the fiddle so you’ll give his wife a penny for the bucket. Film at eleven.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/fake_violin_scam

I saw this article, and I thought: maybe the handful of people in the office at KZYX who pay themselves comprehensive medical, dental and vision, not to mention hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, and they don’t pay the local airpeople even a penny, though the corporation is /swimming/ in money, much of it tax-derived, might ease into it by trying with something like this. You know, a catering table with free doughnuts, or a Polish-dog roller and a pop machine like in a gas station. Or put a few thousand one-dollar bills in a pickle bucket (bucket again! see above) in the corner of the studio and let airpeople take what they need, on the honor system. Or you could just pay them, like normal, ethical managers do, boss.
https://www.theonion.com/chick-fil-a-faces-backlash-after-asking-for-volunteers-1849349030

Hornets.
https://theawesomer.com/hornets-vs-ants-in-slow-motion/675933/

Record jackets. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://americandigest.org/hells-jukebox-drink-up-its-date-night-start-now/

15 minutes with Laurie Anderson.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/30/laurie-anderson-sits-down-with-anderson-cooper.html

Hand-drawn animation. It reminds me of Ray Rice’s work.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/08/conversations-with-whale.html

Tango.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/07/30/The-Beauty-of-Hip-Hop-Tango/

Tangled up in the blue. “Early one morning the sun was shining, I was falling through space…”
https://theawesomer.com/insane-paragliding-close-call/676581/

She’s dead.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/07/31/RIP-Nichelle-Nichols/

Aren’t these the creatures from the film /Arrival/ (the Amy Adams one).
https://laughingsquid.com/chirodectes-maculatus-box-jellyfish/

Mmm, bacon.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/07/30/fat-fight/

“Please protect these defenseless babies against selfish women who want to kiss them!”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/josiah_oldfield_and_the_fruitarian_hospital

It was the Nash’s nose that really sold it. Manly and confident, it penetrated the air with unabashed power, grace, and oomph. I wanted to say /clove/ the air, but amazingly no dictionary shows clove as past tense for cleave anymore. Now it’s just a kind of cigaret for hip skateboarders, and an ingredient of ill-advised old-wives’-tale herbal abortion, and a seasonal seasoning for meat, pie, and drinks. The Nash evolved into the Rambler. I had two of those in my time. One was a dog and the other was a gem– an aqua, hot-oil-smelling, wide-bench-seated, three-on-the-tree gem.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/nash-ads-1930s.html

Art.
https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2022/07/31/repost-the-watcher/#more-86671

Art. (via Everlasting Blort)
http://special.goodsmile.info/tablemuseum/

Venice, the happy watersnake. (via Fark)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgPJeB8h9yw/?hl=en&taken-by=donquiellumbera_

The Blue Cats – Billy Ruffians. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3HX-geuja0

Caterpillar. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://t.co/lNDdNQCqZF

Just one post from TackyRaccoons’ origin days of ten years ago. It’s their anniversary today.
https://tackyraccoons.com/2012/07/17/professional-shadow-puppetry/

Air brassieres. I read yesterday that the U.S. Army is currently developing its “first-ever tactical bra.” Tactical. Bra. And /first-ever/? I think not.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/08/inflatable-bras.html

But will it have a mouse soul? Sure, why shouldn’t it?
https://boingboing.net/2022/08/04/this-is-the-worlds-first-synthetic-embryo-complete-with-beating-heart-and-brain-beginning-no-sperm-or-egg-required.html

Tangible miniature scenes.
https://theawesomer.com/koalsn-miniature-macro-showreel/676177/

Tangible miniature world. (via the Anderson Valley Advertiser)
https://i0.wp.com/theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/70s-man.jpg

A pleasant pling every time they find a planet. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://aeon.co/videos/from-zero-to-5000-music-and-visuals-express-30-years-of-exoplanet-discoveries

Are you ashamed of your skinny body? I tried to solve this problem with malt balls and failed miserably.  Perhaps ironized yeast /is/ the ticket to a shapely figure, and has been all along. Hmm.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/08/ironized-yeast.html

That! (via Fark)
https://cdn6.creativecirclemedia.com/lafromboise/original/20220729-153752-news.220729.rescued.cat.jw_4.jpg

The Cartwheel Galaxy. Blue took the buckboard into town hours ago. Ain’t it gettin’ time fer you ranch hands to go rescue him again? (I don’t know why they let Blue ever take the buckboard anywhere. He got captured more often than the Doctor’s companions and Tonto combined.
https://newatlas.com/space/james-webb-cartwheel-galaxy-infrared/

When the tech gets out ahead of you just the right amount. Only a little ahead, so you’re amused and not frightened out of your wits. More “Oh! Look at what this does!” and less “AAAAGH! WTF!”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/08/meteorologist-gets-surprise.html

Free electricity.
https://newatlas.com/energy/blowhole-wave-energy-generator/

This is the world now. Everything is like this. Except you can’t just sit on the grass there because the grass is like that too. And the sidewalk. Hidden spikes and obstacles and responsibilities to pay someone in return for being allowed to simply live, breathe, occupy volume, sit down…
https://tackyraccoons.com/2022/08/01/no-free-parking/

“Dogs and cats will lie down together. Rivers of menstrual fluid will run backwards. This is the end, my only friend, the end, of all our elaborate plans, the end, of everything that stands, the end…” (via Fark)
https://www.nj.com/news/2022/08/portion-of-nj-creek-turns-red-after-company-dumps-food-dye.html

Ze Frank’s latest.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/08/04/True-Facts-About-the-Amoeba-or-Actually-Lots-of-Amoebas/

Randy Rainbow’s latest.
https://boingboing.net/2022/08/04/thoughts-and-prayers-after-mass-shootings-go-fck-yourself-says-randy-rainbow-in-latest-ditty-video.html

“U is for Undine, pursuing Ulysses and Umberto, who flee her damp, death-dealing kisses.” (via NagOnTheLake)
https://flashbak.com/an-alphabet-of-celebrities-by-oliver-herford-1899-454173/

Percussive maintenance.
https://boingboing.net/2022/08/03/chagrin-falls-back-to-school-shopping-and-shooting.html

A train runs through it. For a short while in 1979 I lived in a college in Iowa that was like this, but with a mile of freight cars pulled by diesel engines with horns that shook the dorm windows. I liked it. I should have stayed there. I don’t know why I didn’t.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/08/03/A-Train-Runs-Through-This-Soccer-Stadium/

A classy little jernt. In a repurposed trolley car. (via Fark)
https://img.atlasobscura.com/XYUwl7AWJjYD6oupRmC6p7EQ0tWy4fCPYNKiKRkZwFY/rs:fill:12000:12000/q:81/sm:1/scp:1/ar:1/aHR0cHM6Ly9hdGxh/cy1kZXYuczMuYW1h/em9uYXdzLmNvbS91/cGxvYWRzL2Fzc2V0/cy9hYTkzZTZkMC01/MzgwLTQ1NjktYWU2/MC1jMDQ3YjQ0N2Q0/YjYxOGQyZjcxMDMz/MTQ5NDcxYTRfVC5I/LiBCdWNrbGV5IGlu/c2lkZSBsdW5jaCBj/YXIgKDE5NzkuMzQu/MikgTmVnICUyMzI2/NSAoMSkuanBn.jpg

Your childhood ruined. (And scroll down.) (via BoingBoing)
https://www.facebook.com/YourChildhoodRuined/

And the Book of Saint Albans. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.openculture.com/2022/07/the-book-of-st-albans-one-of-the-finest-medieval-manuscripts-gets-digitized-and-put-online.html

Acrobatic obloquy.

     “An adult polar bear can eat twenty pounds of raw meat per minute for five minutes. Then it must rest, or suffer what we call bloat.”

Marco here, bringing you the recording of last night’s (2022-07-29) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy:

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided or at least alerted me to about an hour of the above eight-hour show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which would be grateful and delighted to accept your help.

FURTHERMORE, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

It’s more of a ska sermon than a reggae sermon. Speaking in tongues turns a bug into a feature.
https://theawesomer.com/reggae-sermon/675333/

The Lord’s Prayer in Swahili. (via MyOneBeautifulThing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCa8RxaOPW8

I like all of Roy Zimmerman’s songs, but this is my favorite; it’s about traditional marriage like they had in the Bible. Here’s an article from 2013, including video. The wit, the vocal range, the stamina, what a feat!
https://dwindlinginunbelief.blogspot.com/2013/07/roy-zimmerman-i-want-marriage-like-they.html

A.I.-generated horsies. Scroll down.
https://www.aiweirdness.com/new-ai-generated-horsies/

Art.
https://www.instagram.com/ronnaldong/

One veteran’s carousel project.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/23/scott-built-the-carousel-of-happiness-as-a-pathway-to-healing.html

Punk rock flophouse dollhouse. Portlandia did an episode about a full-size house a lot like this.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/07/this-dollhouse-is-punk-rock-flophouse.html

The Infernal Cave. It’s playing too fast. Turn it down to 3/4 speed. The girls look a little like Judi Bari when she was younger.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/23/the-infernal-cave-is-a-stencil-colored-film-about-satan-from-1905.html

A graphic dance. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://t.co/KdJ4slS416

The value of philosophy.
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/456

The sound of colleagues. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://soundofcolleagues.com/

Santo and Johnny – Sleepwalk.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rwfqsjimRM

A nuclear blast. (Next week’s MOTA is the annual atomic bomb show.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1fLeigCSbE

WAP. (Well-armed peasants.) “Fie! Fie! Fie!”
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/07/well-armed-peasants.html

“We’re one big family. Hooray for ABC.” They’re all here, even Mel Brooks. I imagine some of them tried to beg off, and they’d get told by the big boss, “You’re either in… or you’re out. Get me?” And they’d go, “Oh, all right,” and put on the rictus and try to keep up. Having to participate in something like this is close to my idea of hell.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/28/this-early-80s-abc-network-all-cast-musical-number-brings-back-the-memories.html

Doctor Carol Queen explains the history of the sex vibrator. She’s a very vivid person. She came up from the Bay Area once to see Mendocino Theater Company’s production of /The Vibrator Play/, waltzed up onto the stage and spontaneously spoke afterword for almost an hour on the subject. Everyone stayed for the treatment and left content.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdgiT6J86vw

When’s the last time you saw people that made you think of the term roly poly. Here are some roly poly people, the documentarist doing the most actual rolling of the three. (via TackyRaccoons) (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/TansuYegen/status/1549493046361956353

A fun car to look at. Scroll down to the black and blue one. If they made these now, with maybe electric motors, and if people had money, they’d really sell.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/1935-lurani-nibbio.html

Atomic Leopards – Sé que li agradarà. Right here is another kind of car for the list of ones that, if they made them today –with modern motors and equipment, of cours, and if anyone had any money– would fly out of showrooms because everyone would want one. It would have to have a soft top to put up in case of weather.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmL7X3vYlDo

Earl “Lucky” Teter and his Hell Drivers.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/lucky-teter.html

Here a man makes a Strat-copy guitar body out of concrete. (Kit neck, kit electronics.) It weighs twenty pounds, for exercise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDyzABbHcEY

This one weighs less than five pounds. It’s a very heavy kind of wood, but it’s only 3/4-inch thick.
https://theawesomer.com/crafting-an-ultra-thin-guitar/675304/

The future. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://mossandfog.com/fantastic-retro-futurism-from-japan/

Not if but when.
https://theawesomer.com/asteroid-impact-comparison/675112/

330 million dead following mass shooting.
https://www.theonion.com/330-million-dead-following-mass-shooting-1849327716

Sorry about that, chief.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/26/sympathy-cards-for-school-shootings-surprise-shoppers.html

This works so well because it’s how memory works. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.instagram.com/thebandwashere/

Speaking of which, you’ll recall that Jesus, the mythical human-born son of the equally mythical creator of countless cubic parsecs of space and all the even less countable phenomena and particles in it, did something very like this, for reasons he loudly explained as he was doing it, so that’s the difference between Jesus and this fellow. Also Paul “Muad’Dib” Atreides did this. I almost did it once, at a board meeting, but that’s not how you lift and carry when your lower back is problematical, so I had to be satisfied with imagining doing it. I love the sound of the agitated/amused women behind the camera. And keep an eye on the man lounging in the chair, who couldn’t care less, enjoying his drink and the nice day, not even deigning to turn his head to observe the trouble, for what concern is it of his? …Or, maybe /he/ has a bad back and inside his head he’s heroically subduing the crazy man to great acclaim from the women. That’s probably it.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/26/gentleman-fights-with-cops-after-hurling-tables-and-chairs-at-cafe-for-over-3-minutes.html

Sweet Home Alabama on piano. Usually in this Russian woman’s videos she really strikes and bangs and lunges lustily at the piano, but a real piano can take that. This one, her travel piano, is made of plastic, suspended between two chairs, so she keeps a rein on her passions, because she can. That’s attractive: people who are naturally wild but have no trouble controlling themselves to protect the musical equipment. A standup comedian got wild with one of my microphones once and the entire audience recoiled in horror. Now everyone is inured to it. Performers deliberately throw down the microphone. I hate it when they do that; I’m never getting used to it. It’s like smashing a perfectly good guitar.
https://theawesomer.com/sweet-home-alabama-piano-cover/675258/

Jean Didicot (say DID-koh), footballer and fingers-assisted siffleuse, on Blue Peter.
https://laughingsquid.com/1972-whistling-virtuoso-in-football-uniform/

Full-length documentary about James Randi. (92 min.) Give this just a minute-and-a-half and you will watch the rest.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/07/an-honest-liar-life-story-of-james-randi.html

And a 15-minute documentary about Miss Cleo, the psychic fortuneteller and /obeah woman/ from Jamaica, who was really a Catholic girl from Los Angeles named Youree Dell Harris. She ended up making a billion dollars (yes: $1,000,000,000) for the Psychic Readers Network and had a ball doing it. “And she wasn’t even a /real psychic!/” So? That’s like saying someone isn’t a real Pope. Nobody with a brain in their head believes anyone is a real psychic or can make infallible decisions because they have a direct line to God or gods. Also, and you might wanta sit down for this: there are no angels or leprechauns or selkies or pookas nor princes of Nigeria who need your bank numbers to bless you of contact with their fortune. Now, I saw a real unicorn in person once, but it wasn’t a spiritual heraldic creature portending good omens for the kingdom by manifesting in a glade, it was a hippie family’s pet goat with one horn, and so what, and it smelled awful. No-one ever said anything like that about Miss Cleo. She was always a lady and only the spokesperson for the real crooks, so she skated on all charges, and that’s show biz.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/25/remember-miss-cleos-web-of-lies.html.

Little Big – Generation Cancellation. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Yy4RP4FMNk

Joni Mitchel, still at it. One last time. From a chair.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aqGjaFDTxQ

Here she is when she was Roberta Anderson. This is 57 years ago. She starts at 1:30.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUNrZFreRx4

This airplane just never worked as well as it looked like it shoulda. But– good jobs for lots of people for years, that kept them away from the fighting and dying, putting different kinds of motors in it and taking them back out, trying to fix this and that, and trying again. They invented an ejection seat that ejected downward (!), that also was a powered elevator to lift the pilot up into the plane in the first place. A neat story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhKenDU-dyY

The Empire Strips Back.
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_empire_strips_back

Neil Gaiman commentaries (yes, verb) the Sandman trailer.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/28/neil-gaiman-breaks-down-the-trailer-for-sandman.html

My dreams from Mon-Wed, July 25–27, 2022.
https://marcomcclean.medium.com/dreams-mon-wed-july-25-27-2022-80e11c7281f8

Endless unpinching.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/26/astounding-digital-image-allows-you-to-pinch-to-zoom-deeper-and-deeper-into-a-wonderful-world.html

La Chunga.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/la-chunga.html

And, speaking of leprechauns, see above*, Andean leprechaun hosers in Tyrolean hats. (via Fark)
https://wego-planet.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Calle-Del-Recuerdo-Guatape%CC%81-Colombia-@stantoniusrex.jpg

 

Superbugs last all summer long.

     “In memory of Tom Hezekiah Mix, whose spirit left his body on this spot and whose characterization and portrayals in life served to better fix memories of the old West in the minds of living men.” 

Marco here, bringing you the recording of last night’s (2022-07-22) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy:

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided or at least alerted me to about an hour of the above eight-hour show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which can always use your help.

FURTHERMORE, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Tilt-shift-processed video games.
https://theawesomer.com/tilt-shifted-video-games/636308/

Solenoid-operated hammer dulcimer.
https://laughingsquid.com/running-up-that-hill-self-playing-hammered-dulcimer/

Oak.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/07/from-acorn-to-oak-tree.html

Oh-oh-oh, O-mega Mart!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGHxXw7Qcs8

Drums.
https://laughingsquid.com/mickey-hart-planet-drum-king-clave/

One Voice Children’s Choir. (via MyOneBeautifulThing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo1W4L_SPzw

Louis Cole live. An odd and wonderful show. It starts out simple and develops into a kaleidoscope of musical creativity. (45 min.) (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1L-xETdqGw

Skeletor recites Jordan Peterson’s essay about his Twitter suspension.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/21/skeletor-recites-jordan-petersons-essay-about-his-twitter-suspension.html

Dance. (via MyOneBeautifulThing)
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/helica-leyat.html

More like that here.
https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2022/07/16/repost-the-festival-of-a-thousand-letters/#more-86482

Trump painter. Say that five times, fast. (via b3ta)
https://nypost.com/2021/11/27/pro-trump-painter-causes-stir-in-nyc-art-scene/

Hieronymus Bosch’s butt song.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/17/listen-to-the-hidden-butt-song-in-hieronymous-boschs-garden-of-earthly-delights.html

Rerun: Paranoimia (Max Headroom version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6epzmRZk6UU

Cats with Arnold Schwartzenegger voices.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/07/18/Cats-with-Arnold-Schwarzenegger-Voices/

Primus – Tommy the Cat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4OhIU-PmB8

Leyat Helica. Loud.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/helica-leyat.html

Terrifying! And this is a /sport/. So dangerous. I can’t look.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/1548657430455898113

Awkward. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://bunkstrutts.files.wordpress.com/2022/07/feeding-miss-daisy.gif

They’ve been doing this for millions of years. If they ever stop, The Item (capitalize the T and the I) destabilizes and the whole world goes to hell in a boat. There is one theory this has already happened, and another that it happens a lot, and more all the time. Just in case they ever need a replacement ritual guardian, you should do the steps while you’re brushing your teeth at night. They’re watching. They’ll call you. I do it. I’m ready to serve. I’ll wear my own clothes; I’m not gonna wear that stupid onesie suit.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/847625565246898177

Nonstop bilious oy.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/18/2110741/-Cartoon-Alternate-realities

A relationship. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://twitter.com/p4ndr_/status/1548017731936497665

A relationship.
https://laughingsquid.com/german-pronouncing-hippopotamus/

And, by the way, Europe is on fire now too.
https://gizmodo.com/wildfires-europe-july-2022-1849190354

Magnets.
https://theawesomer.com/magnetic-vibrations/667884/

More magnets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptc2pMWGcIo&list=PLl1vHnbabZsgOyeYQs5HV_do1kg0vxlZB

And more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du1a_dgGoXc&list=PLl1vHnbabZsgOyeYQs5HV_do1kg0vxlZB&index=2

My dreams from Wednesday through Friday, July 20-22, 2022.
https://tinyurl.com/MarcoDreams2022-07-22

“My God, it’s full of stars!”
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/07/my-god-its-full-of-stars.html

Melody Gardot performing live in 2018. (30 min.) (via MyOneBeautifulThing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhED7X7RbDU

Airplanes have their own parachutes now, built into them. I read an article a few years ago that explained why fatalities in parachute-equipped planes were not as reduced as the plane-parachute company expected. Pilots in trouble were all waiting until it was too late to pull the lever, because they didn’t want to look like a nervous Nellie. You can see how well the thing works. It’s no more traumatic than a fender-bender on a residential street.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/18/video-small-airplane-crashes-nose-first-onto-sidewalk-pilot-fine.html

Musicless music video. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxdfjWOrfLk

This also shows why you should stay in your car if trapped under or near a downed power line, or if an interdimensional rift opens up overhead and the electrical tension between the worlds must equalize. Stay in the car until it does. It might take awhile. Be patient or be fried. That’s what they say, and they don’t say that for nothing.
https://twitter.com/lostinhist0ry/status/1550077333012647937

Virginia Grey. Her real name. The most powerful X-Person, because of both her mind powers and absorbing the Skrull weapon to save her friends.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/virginia-grey.html

Helge Schneider. I might start using this for intro and outro music for MOTA. It has a certain bass-pedal-heavy ponderous yet jaunty je ne sais quoi. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l15tr7gjQiU

Camera on cat collar in desert country, showing all the cameracat’s social interactions with at least four other nearby pet cats. They turn out to be  like us but not like us. They’re like the way people behave in tabloid celebrity situations. They have their quick little passions and snubs and so on. Meeting and greeting, accepting or rejecting. Biding in tableaus. Sniffing each other’s nose or butt. Jumping vertiginously down off a fence. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=2JrkxfDNabk

“Do you remember/ the 2.7 version of Blender?” I think that’s a game designer in-joke.
https://twitter.com/pierrick_picaut/status/1548569900880236544

What. (via Fark)
https://usrimg-full.fark.net/2/2E/fark_2EJ1FlWNhiUGlH1uyuvTFJte9VA.jpg

Gliding.
https://theawesomer.com/gliding-to-the-alps/633661/

Tabletop cinematic horror noise generator
https://theawesomer.com/horror-cinematic-noise-generator/674651/

So it’s some combination of both, then.
https://allthatsinteresting.com/amusing-ourselves-to-death-comic

Culture clash. (Where this showed up first for me it was too small to read. I thought the joke would be about the alien couple behind her, to her right: the flat-headed woman plant-thing and the man-size sad-faced bald ant-creature. Then I though it might be about how her shirt is open down to her waist. And then I magnified it enough to read it, saw what it was really about, and I looked down at my /own/ flip-flops, like, What’s the matter with flip-flops? Nothing. Flip-flops are comfortable, healthy for your feet and whole posture. It is true that some people have got into trouble driving wearing them, where one got hooked on a pedal at the wrong time or came off and got stuck under a pedal, but that hardly ever happens, and it’s not even what she’s complaining about. She should try them and see for herself.
https://qph.cf2.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-74ad9a8d7cf22c1d41e7e85a6d7aa6be-pjlq

“Capitalism called. The rat race is over. Now it’s all crabs in a bucket.” I said this to Juanita and she said, “Terry Pratchett.” Oh, yeah, right.
https://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2022-07-12-cgrats.gif

Speaking of crabs.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/07/media-carcinization.html

The connection between large-breasted women and worldwide communism.
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/455

It looks like fun. I want to see it.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/07/dungeons-dragons-honor-among-thieves.html

Art. Superheroes and muppets in and out of focus, mostly out. (via NagOnTheLake and Everlasting Blort)
http://williamwray.com/superheroes.html

Vesuvio in art.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/campi-phlegraei

The art bubble.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/visualising-bubbles

And this is just one of the things these gadgets will do for you in the near future. Glasses like this will soon be your phone, conscience-nun, movie theater, work computer monitor, map, 24/7/365 dashcam, notepad, Boswell, reminder-of-who-you’re-talking-to-and-what-their-relationships-is-to-you– everything. But just this one function, seamlessly captioning speech, including translation, is so useful. Wherever captions are possible in my life I turn them on, not just because my hearing is not great, but it aids memory and understanding even when –especially when– it gets it wrong, like when in the /Firefly/ episode /The Message/ Tracy shouted, “Gorrammit, Mal!” and the DVD caption read, “You’re a rabbit, Mal!” Or the famous dubbing euphemism for the teevee version of /The Big Lebowski/ about what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps.
https://newatlas.com/wearables/google-new-glasses-augmented-reality/

“That CGI thing, you know, I’ve done quite a bit of that since then, but that is like the most primitive form of acting that goes right back to your childhood when you had to pretend. There’s no giant cyclops. You’ve gotta conjure that up for everybody.” -Jeff Bridges
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/20/jeff-bridges-talks-about-his-most-iconic-characters.html

Compilation of John Oliver describing countries at various stages of his life and career. (20 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RymjFne5P04

Kingfish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaFy_MeRdlQ

Larry, Ep. 2. “You can’t make this stuff up, Duke. My quest would have to wait until I fulfilled my court-ordered obligations.”
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/19/auralnauts-episode-2-of-star-wars-larry.html

Speaking of kaleidoscopes, an orthographic kaleidoscope effect applied to a sampler of city time-lapse shots. A bit overwhelming until you relax into it.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/07/the-wormhole.html

All teevee show episodes of thousands of series all the way back to 1975 rated on graphs. Marvel’s /Daredevil/ is nearly a solid line across the top of the graph, and I’m not surprised. But not /Jessica Jones/. That’s weird. (via BoingBoing)
https://tvchart.benmiz.com/

Find a place in your own life that at least one of these little stories resonates with. For me: It was the early 1990s. I was repairing a Boulder, Colorado crippled woman’s 1970s computer system that hung all over and under her wheelchair to let her communicate in words on a little CRT screen, say words aloud, and print words out of a dot-matrix printer, because she was trapped in a body that could mainly just sit there and stare. She could slightly move /something/ –the edge of one hand or her chin or something– against a switch to scroll through menus of letters and words and choose them to construct sentences. There was only one system like that in the world, it was made specifically for her, and I was all finished making it work perfectly in pieces on the work bench and on the floor in the shop, but when I was putting it all back together after testing it I had left the power supply plugged in, like an idiot, and a heavy clip-lead popped loose and touched the wrong place and, in a popcorn-like series of snaps, /fried every tiny part in every circuit card in the computer./. My stomach was instantly in knots. I opened the shop door to let the smoke out, went outside and sat on the step for a minute, before I had to call my boss and tell him what I’d done. I knew I was fired. But he did not fire me. He helped me through dismantling a test system and recreating a working machine for the woman and shipping it off. And I’m still working for him. I’ve screwed up a few things since then, but nothing on that level.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReGp_e0t2LM

A.I. generates labels and logos for products and services. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.adintelligence.ai/

The Band, Casino Arena, July 20, 1976. (Full show, 100 min.) (The comment by Jason Sieler has all the bookmarks.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_whFGulmKbU

Tom Mix made 160 movies under his own real name. I thought his life was part of the real-world model for Don McLean’s song /Bronco Bill’s Lament/, but that was before I found out he didn’t live to get old. Also there was a real Bronco Bill but the song’s story is not Bronco Bill’s story either.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/tom-mix.html

The Tom Mix Cord, the car he died in. According to Wikipedia: “Mix headed north towards Phoenix on U.S. Highway 80 (now Arizona State Route 79) eighteen miles south of Florence, he came upon construction barriers at a bridge washed away by a flash flood. Unable to stop in time, his car swerved twice, then overturned in a gully. A large aluminum suitcase containing money, traveler’s checks, and jewels, situated on the package shelf behind his head, hurtled forward and broke his neck.”
https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/80-years-ago-movie-cowboy-tom-mix-rode-into-the-sunset-in-his-beloved-1937-cord/

This girl makes me think of Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads, the way she stands there, workmanlike, simply playing the right notes precisely on the beat and happy to do so, not posing and thrashing angrily around as though it hurts to play or sing, the way so many performers do anymore, though if anything hurts to play it’s the bass. The muscles in your forearms that pull the tendons that operate your fingers really sting after a short while of playing, until you build up some endurance there. Also her ears are adorable.
https://laughingsquid.com/9-year-old-girl-rush-tom-sawyer-bass/

Awww.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Rk13tpyoI

Routing a Lego chain-drive chain around increasing obstacles.
https://theawesomer.com/lego-chain-drive-machine/674753/

“I need a place to stay. Do you think you could help me?” “Why, certainly, Joe, how about the King’s Arms?” “King’s Arms? Where’s the King’s Arms?” “Around the queen’s ass! Ha ha ha!”
https://twitter.com/JoshKraushaar/status/1550908596581531649

Elephants and machines. An illustrated essay.
https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/jumbos-ghost

“This is how an ear looks. And this is a pair of knees. And here, a foot.”
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/19/observe-the-perfect-humans.html

“E il diavolo, proprio! Il diavolo! Oh, Gesu, Giuseppe e Maria!” (“And the devil, really! The devil! Oh, Jesus, Joseph and Mary!”) Imagine this from the point of view of the old nun, and her story, which would have been very different if she could have kissed who she wanted to kiss when she was these girls’ age, and she knows it, which is why she’s so miserable. In fact, I think most moral outrage in the world, especially of old people, comes from a place like that, of missed chances and too-late-now and so much unfairness of things.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/20/huffy-nun-breaks-up-two-women-kissing-in-public-video.html

One Patton Oswalt clip per week, forever. That’s my promise. Here’s this week’s:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny2w2PJKRH8

And here’s one for next week:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh9Y1CXmBbg

A further week:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxsLqsQzxRk

What the hell, hey? Have one for the week after that. Okay, I’ll stop now. “Uncle Touchy’s naked puzzle basement…”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgSC8Qle6nA

And if ever a wonderful wiz there was. in all the resolution your video-thingy can stand.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/24/these-wizard-of-oz-scenes-remastered-in-4k-are-stunning.html

 

Gargantua and Pantagruel.

     “And as a result we now have this frightful engine of destruction which at the mere rumbling of a farm cart can destroy us all and the rest of Europe with it. And are we to go to war with the whole world because of it? Oh, I know what our impetuous young friend there would say: ‘Guard our frontier.’ I say let us give America the privilege of guarding its own frontier. At least they can afford it. Your Grace, we must give them their bomb back immediately!” “I’m not so sure about that, Bobo. The Americans are a wonderful people and perhaps we shouldn’t have taken their bomb, but even if we give it back to them some other country will go and invent a Q-bomb of their own, and then we’ll have an X, Y, and Z bomb, and someday one of them will go off, boom.” –Peter Sellers as both Senior Advisor Uncle Bobo and Grand Duchess Gloriana

Marco here, bringing you the recording of last night’s (2022-07-15) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy:

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided or at least alerted me to about an hour of the above eight-hour show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which could sure use your help.

FURTHERMORE, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

I wish it would rain. Just from looking at this. Also the song is nice and sad, with a sort of voice and recording quality that always gets me. She could be reading the telephone book and it would still work.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/07/singing-in-rain.html

Also this one’s voice. (via Everlasting Blort) (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/bluezharp/status/1545440751261196289

Gravitational lensing.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/04/icarus.html

How to make a Netflix documentary.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/07/how-to-make-netflix-style-documentary.html

Advice from an anti-coater website.
https://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=071022

Clever cat. There was a story I read a long time ago, or maybe I dreamed it, where an evil wizard’s terrorist ransom threat was to give cats hands, and the villagers paid the full amount without quibbling, so he wouldn’t do it, but he did it anyway. I think some brave children, with the help of the cats, for whom things had turned bad and they were resentful of their condition, cut off the wizard’s hands in his sleep so he was impotent to do magical mischief at all anymore, and everyone was safe, but at the end there was a moment of doubt about that, like at the very end of the X-Men movie, where de-powered Magneto nonetheless telekinetically wiggles a chess piece and the corner of his mouth quirks upward ever so slightly.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/07/houdini-cat.html

Which one are you? I am both, though not quite as much.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/07/kitten-whips-strange-rival-cat.html

They were so much fun. And look how young they all were here.
https://laughingsquid.com/talking-heads-life-during-wartime-1983/

Stop Making Sense. The full show, in as high-rez as your video thingy can do. (90 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oVami1uT7Q

Favorite Things rearranged by Negativland. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a440MI9mYDE

A friendly reminder of what always ends up happening where politics get taken over by religion. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/GinnyMcDonald8/status/1545874425505013760

The Christofascist pledge of allegiance. Ooof.
https://twitter.com/NickKnudsenUS/status/1547259907275075584

A visual guide to the Aztec pantheon. (via Everlasting Blort) (Scroll down and down and down.)
https://pudding.cool/2022/06/aztec-gods

This is what the front window of KNYO’s storefront in Fort Bragg (California) has looked like for years, now. There’s a string of blacklight LEDs and some hand-painted fluorescent planets on strings. Also it says KNYO there, and doesn’t here:
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/04/the-giant-planets-in-infrared.html

Compare to name brand.
http://www.webbcompare.com/

Bob Stromberg shadow puppetry. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9bbN4zQAWY

Fibonacci’s elephant. (Click on image to play, then fiddle with the sliders.)
https://www.geogebra.org/m/jbm6gmcb

The Temptations lip-synced by a funny guy. (via BoingBoing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxiGqfDVCHk

Ice cream. (via Fark) (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/howie_hua/status/1546285160957587457

Up on the roof.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/07/12/Up-On-the-Roof-2/

Thunderstruck performed on guzheng by a mysterious person in a mask. “The guzheng is the parent instrument of the Japanese koto, the Korean gayageum, and the Vietnamese đàn tranh. A modern guzheng should not to be confused with the guqin, another ancient Chinese zither but without bridges.” Got it. I won’t make that mistake again.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/07/13/Thunderstuck-Played-on-a-Guzheng/

Aria. Arooo.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/07/husky-aria.html

The Ndlovu Youth Choir. So happy! (scroll down for videos)
https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2022/07/11/ndlovu-youth-choir-2/

Dance.
https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2022/07/13/connor-scott/

Art.
https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2022/07/12/wallpapers4beginners

Photo art. Where in the world? (via MyOneBeautifulThing)
https://www.vkmag.com/magazine/gewoon_een_verzameling_hilarische_fotos_275

Human progress surprise.
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/454

Harness’ Electropathic Belt. /Imparts new life and vigor./
http://cardhouse.com/2022/2022.htm

A new scientific electric pant-leg that really does impart new life and vigor.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-new-neural-sleeve-helps-people-overcome-mobility-challenges/

How long their necks are. They make me think of that interesting special kind of people in Africa who look like the robots at the very end of /A.I./
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/1950s-dior-dresses.html

Lily Hevesh’s latest.
https://theawesomer.com/building-and-knocking-down-a-wood-plank-bridge/674008/

John Oliver on water. (20 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtxew5XUVbQ

10,000 years of evolution. (via b3ta)
https://youtu.be/h68f_fZUG80

“Hey, Ginni, I’m home! I had a rough day at the court reshaping America into a cruelly atavistic hellscape.” “I’m in the bunker, Clarence.”
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/14/2110109/-Cartoon-I-Love-Ginni

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/14/motorcyclist-applies-too-much-throttle-gets-physics-lesson.html

“The rich are not like us.”
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/14/artist-andi-schmied-pretended-to-be-a-billionaire-to-photograph-the-views-of-nycs-most-expensive-homes.html

They’re not bringing the McPizza back, and people are outraged.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/09/this-video-perfectly-captures-how-websites-manufacture-outrage-and-turn-it-into-news.html

Photocopy cha-cha-cha.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/07/photocopy-cha-cha-cha.html

Moot.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/11/2109228/-Cartoon-Insurrection-What-insurrection

To protect and serve.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/15/rochester-cop-parked-in-ambulance-bay-then-roughed-up-emt-who-dinged-his-car.html

The Fletcher table demo. The sound goes along at a nice volume then bursts up to and ear-splitting crescendo at the very end, so watch out.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/11/the-magic-of-the-capstan-table.html

Mini golf. (via PerfectForRoquefortCheese)
https://www.messynessychic.com/2022/07/07/the-lost-art-of-the-miniature-golf-course/

An 87-year-old farmer in 1929 on the subject of progress.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS27u6IqWt0

I Know Black People.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVa2TsV9hh4

Funk No. 1. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=3K8dNctci1Y

Kodachrome. It makes you think all the world’s a sunny day.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/1950s-house-interior.html

The toilet paper bears.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/07/14/At-Home-with-the-Toilet-Paper-Bears/

160 laws (that we know of) the Queen of England can flip both middle fingers at, laugh like a hyena and break with impunity, including the Wild Animals in Traveling Circuses in Scotland Act of 2018. (Scroll down to click on Show All.)
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jul/14/queen-immunity-british-laws-private-property

X-rays of a Peruvian whistling vessel.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/07/12/Whats-Inside-a-Peruvian-Whistling-Vessel/

A submariner and her personal submarines.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/12/exploring-the-sea-in-a-homemade-submarine.html

“Friends smoke cigarets near the sunken vertical boat.” (On the dry lake bed.)
https://gizmodo.com/photos-lake-mead-drought-1849170263

Dragon boat.
https://theawesomer.com/chinese-dragon-boat/674278/

Thrills, chills, spills.
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/joie_chitwoods_auto_show

Mendocino local and world-famous musician, actor and professional clown Bill Irwin did something like this animation but in real life as part of a one-man show, where heavy sandbag weights were dropped from the high fly area onto the stage on a schedule, barely missing killing him every time, and ladders and propped planks would tip and fall and swing by over his head or under his exactly-synchronized jumping feet. My favorite Bill Irwin bit was the two episodes of /Northern Exposure/ where he played The Flying Man in a traveling circus whose bus broke down in Cicely. He had a lovely seemingly entirely hands-off romance with Marilyn Whirlwind, who could understand his every silent gesture as if it were an entire page of talking, and who he adored from his first glimpse of her. The scene where they quietly broke up left me weeping. Elaine Miles, who played Marilyn, is 61 now, and she’s acting in another teevee series (“the most expensive-to-produce series ever made in Canada”) that will be out for us to see in 2023, called /The Last Of Us/, about survival in a post-apocalyptic world. Anyway, here’s a four-second loop of animated penguins:
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/1547208966790332416

Some new digitally created fashion pictures of another Marilyn.
https://www.boredpanda.com/digital-art-fashion-celebrity-cgi-recreation-marilyn-monroe-cr-fashion-book

Compare to Marlene Dietrich.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/marlene-dietrich-desire.html

“How does one achieve eternal bliss? By saying dada. How does one become famous? By saying dada. With a noble gesture and delicate propriety. Till one goes crazy. Till one loses consciousness. How can one get rid of everything that smacks of journalism, worms, everything nice and right, blinkered, moralistic, Europeanized, enervated? By saying dada. Dada is the world soul, dada is the pawnshop. Dada is the world’s best lily-milk soap. Dada.” –Hugo Ball
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/14/happy-birthday-dada-106-today.html

Hey, Jude.
https://laughingsquid.com/40-fingers-hey-jude/

Color.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/07/app-allows-users-to-see-ancient-statues.html

Homemade collapsible road/rail bike. (For the short-of-attention-span, skip ahead to about 3:20.)
https://theawesomer.com/railroad-track-bike/674396/

By the end: O, Superman. O, judge. O, Mom and Dad.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/07/triple-concerto-for-faucet-water-pipes.html

Rerun of 1,000 Hands show, focused on just one part of it and looped, also silenced, which it should have been from the beginning, since these girls are all deaf. I think. I might have them mixed up for another troupe that also does this dance.
https://i.imgur.com/wURwue4.gifv

Gypsy jazz music with half an hour of /Hamlet/ for captions, for some reason.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkrxvqGbqgk

Man proudly shows off his tiny organ. The smallest in the world. It really squeaks when you poke it with a pencil. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fANWsqxY67c

Circus.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/circus-1940s-1950s.html

“So far, no buyers for my realistic science show for kids.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/07/hypothesis.html

“My hovercraft is full of eels.” “Please, for fuck sake, stop.” “Mr. Dobalina, Mr. Bob Dobalina.” (Those are the first ones I tried, and they worked fine.)
https://www.gingersoftware.com/products/sentence-rephraser

A catalog of Japanese guitar catalogs. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://vintagejapanguitars.com/japanese-guitar-catalogues/

And the Valentina project. Valentina is the artist’s daughter. This was all her idea. (via NagOnTheLake)
http://www.bielgrimalt.com/g/EDITORIAL/VALENTINART

 

The Odessa steps sequence.

     “Are they all constructed? Or do you ever use ones that are real?” “It’s illegal to use real memories, Officer.” “How can you tell the difference? Can you tell if something really happened?” “They all think it’s about more detail. But that’s not how memory works. We recall with our feelings. Anything real should be a mess. I can show you. Sit.”

Marco here, bringing you the recording of last night’s (2022-07-08) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy:

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided or at least alerted me to about an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which can use your help, please.

Email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night, just like every Friday night since 1997, oh, right, except for part of 2012, immediately after that lousy schmuck Claude Hooten bought KMFB to mutilate it like the Bad Seed strangling a loving pet to gut it and stuff it with kapok and change the call letters to KUNK (!) and sell it down the line for a hat-stand to some other schmuck. When I win the lottery I’m going back in time and unravel that entire horrible nightmare from the beginning. I got a weird feeling the first time I ever talked to him on the phone, and I didn’t heed it. One for my gallery of sharp regrets. In short, a mess, see above.

Happier than that, speaking of telephony, in this show you’ll hear Sy, the 19-year-old Vietnamese Elvis, play guitar and sing /Fly Me To The Moon/ in bilingual call-and-response duet with Kent Wallace, long-distance from beautiful Vietnam, risen from the ashes like a Phoenician phoenix. And Kent said that in a couple of weeks, Sy will call again and his girlfriend will be there and they’ll all sing /Cherry Bomb/, also in melodious Vietnamese, so you have that to look forward to and anticipate.

FURTHERMORE, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

The Odessa steps sequence and some of its descendants.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH1tO2D3LCI

A hymn: “Destroy mankind with meteors. Just like you did the dinosaurs.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/07/send-us-thine-asteroid-o-lord.html

Fill ‘er up. (via Fark)
https://www.reddit.com/r/oddlysatisfying/comments/vpimue/who_knew_some_green_liquid_would_satisfy/

Contemporaneous with the flappers and their flapping, hence the term, these guys were doing whatever you’d call this. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.openculture.com/2019/09/expressionist-dance-costumes-from-the-1920s.html

The one with the mandolin makes me worried that he’ll hurt his neck. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/HgaRZZRyLz0

This is what happens when you paraglide in the alps, Donny. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://laughingsquid.com/paraglider-gopro-footage-of-swiss-village/

Phoenician haboobs. Fun to say.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/07/phoenician-haboobs.html

Backward in high heels.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/you-were-never-lovelier.html

The land of the free and the home of the brave. AAAAIEEEEE!
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/07/fireworks.html

The spat. (via Cliff Pickover)
https://www.facebook.com/thaiho.paradisefish/videos/1900794846881659/

Four delightful schnozzes. That we know of. The sound of snuffling, and the rustling curtain. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/EmilyRNunn/status/1542987128895950854

How we get fireworks. I like the warning note on the package: “WARNING. SHOOTS FLAMING BALLS.”
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/03/these-are-the-crazy-industrial-machines-that-make-fireworks.html

The adventures of Earthman!
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/06/look-polluting-the-sky-its-earthman.html

Irish Travelers.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/irish-travellers-1960s-1970s.html

Native Americans.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/vintage-native-americans.html

Just one day of MessyNessyChic.
https://www.messynessychic.com/2022/07/04/13-things-i-found-on-the-internet-today-vol-dcx/

“God bless the dystopian trash heap that is the Internet, and God bless America.”
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/04/google-july-4-and-itll-play-a-charming-fireworks-animation-over-breaking-news-of-chicagos-mass-shooting.html

What.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FWgWFnlUIAEzoQA?format=jpg

What. (via Fark)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E0IrZlIWUAAfZUP?format=jpg&name=large

What? (scroll down and down)
https://www.reddit.com/r/whatisthisthing/

Award-winning pole vault in slow motion. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn0gVEux7f4

$200 smart wash-and-dry toilet seat eliminates the need for toilet paper. With cryptic video demo, including a subtly disturbing glimpse of hose going in and out. Or out and in, depending on your point of view.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/06/get-in-on-this-environment-friendly-alternative-to-toilet-paper.html

And /Queen of the Night/ featuring Carolina Eyck on theremin, in a puppet theater environment that reminds me of the film /The Science of Sleep/ by Michel Gondry.
https://laughingsquid.com/mozart-queen-of-the-night-on-theremin/

Never fall down. Always fight.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/07/tweet-of-day_0210125287.html

Whomp your partner with all your might. (This is from the old cartoon days, before all the violence and cross-dressing and furry homoeroticism of today’s Saturday morning cartoons.)
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/07/how-to-square-dance.html

Speaking of the old cartoon days, it turns out that there were no especially bad neighborhoods in glorious ancient Rome. They were all equally bad. Consequently the police would beat you up and stab you as soon as say how-dee-doo, sir, if you were behind with your protection money, or if you broke and ran. Though, then, if you ran well you might actually tire them out and get away. But then the fire department would burn down your house because you didn’t pay /them/. You have to leave town anyway. Go north. Become a bard. Bard-work is lucrative.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/07/what-were-bad-neighborhoods-in-ancient-rome-like.html

A homemade backyard abusement park.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/04/the-speedcult-park-is-a-backyard-full-of-wicked-thrill-rides-in-detroit.html

The problem with the trolley problem. (One of the questions: “Oh no! A trolley is heading towards 5 lobsters. You can pull the lever to divert it to the other track, running over a cat instead. What do you do?” Another: “A trolley is heading towards a person and will lower their lifespan by 50 years. You can pull the lever to divert the trolley and lower the lifespan of 5 people by 10 years each instead. What do you do?”)
https://neal.fun/absurd-trolley-problems/

I love everything that ever came out of Patton Oswalt. Here’s just one of them. The video editor cut it at the perfect moment to cap the story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWfqiCpscOE

Rebla the comedy juggler. (via Weird Universe)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3-X0qOKaaY

“Take me from behind, O Lord. Because I have been such a bad, bad boy.” (via Fark)
https://twitter.com/edburmila/status/1543678576347815936

The founding fetus.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/1/2107657/-Cartoon-The-power-of-reactionary-thinking

Demon doodles of 1565.
https://laughingsquid.com/bizarre-woodcut-illustrations-1565/

No Down Payment (1957) (the full film.) (via MessyNessyChic)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESW4SX_rSkA&feature=emb_title

Solidarity.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P32UKdp2ocY

Fox News. Tucker Carlson’s mommy issues come from being born filthy rich and being abandoned by his mother and being entirely unaccountable his entire smarmy entitled life. Though recently, also, not here, he claimed that mass shootings come from females in authority nagging boys and telling them to be ashamed of being white. So now I don’t know /what/ to think. (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/i/status/1545063691888082944

Built to last. Compare this to any four-sticks-and-a-whiteboard Swedish-modern table on the market. You could stack boulders on this. (via Fark)
https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ALwX4Vu2kXEfMSZbBSsDLScXZZY=/0x0:3000×2000/1200×800/filters:focal(1260×760:1740×1240)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/65892223/iStock_515454363.7.jpg

Uke Shaft.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlMT-oEIQuo

Charles Berthoud’s latest.
https://laughingsquid.com/oil-can-bass/

Magic!
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/05/this-taylor-swift-and-limp-bizkit-fusion-is-hilarious.html

Magic squared. Nay, cubed!
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/07/heavy-metal-guitar-accompanies-arizona-preacher-speaking-in-tongues-at-a-church-service.html

DrawBeats. (via BoingBoing) (Make a pattern then explore the controls low-right.)
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/04/rocketman-drives-his-twin-engine-jet-kart.html

Also a loon is a kind of bird… that eats fish… so the gag works from several angles.
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/453

Mr. Shadow. Artificial music.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/04/mr-shadow-a-song-composed-with-ai.html

Frozen lake as seen from space. (via Fark)
https://live.staticflickr.com/1688/25121673162_37aa71cfe6_h.jpg

Space. (click on top image for gallery, then scroll down)
https://newatlas.com/photography/astronomy-photographer-of-the-year-shortlist-2022-gallery/

My favorite part of this man’s projects is always how /hot/ the jet motors get. Just from the landscape, and the feel of it, I think of Buckaroo Banzai using Professor Hikita’s oscillation overthruster to go /through the mountain/ and across the 8th dimension.
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/04/rocketman-drives-his-twin-engine-jet-kart.html

Low. Ry. Der.
https://laughingsquid.com/war-low-rider-4k-remaster/

Seven Nation Army on acoustic guitar overdriving a tube amp.
https://theawesomer.com/seven-nation-army-glastonbury-2022/673231/

WW2, a timeline in films.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/07/the-timeline-of-world-war-ii-in-film.html

“Here comes the big granny boss. The one most people are afraid of.”
https://theawesomer.com/the-eggplant-rap/673253/

The electrical wonders of 1919.
https://tackyraccoons.com/2022/07/06/the-electrical-wonders-of-1919/

Baby bouncer, for use with electric shock carpet. Exploding golf balls. Electrified cage-fight cage. Electric branding iron and spanker. Jewish and Swiss naval battle. Exploding pie table.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/07/demoulin-prank-machines.html

Motion film of 1898 Mardi Gras donkey-drawn-float parade.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/07/earliest-film-footage-of-mardi-gras-in.html

“Pledge allegiance to Molossia/ my home, my land, my heart/ mighty and magnificent/ from Molossia I’ll never part.”
https://theawesomer.com/the-republic-of-molossia/673334/

A dinosaur statue mouth stuffed with live bees. (via Fark) (scroll down)
https://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/un-bee-lievable-swarm-sets-up-home-in-velociraptors-jaws-269762/

Canadian heroes.
https://twitter.com/OPP_HSD/status/1544883508153389058

Zing moments from a few episodes of Columbo, who is still /huge/ in South America.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyfywQ98dIU

Plish! (via Cliff Pickover)
https://www.reddit.com/r/woahdude/comments/vsmzwu/slow_motion_art/

“Pa, peh, pee, poh, poo.” I love the instructor’s voice. Thirty years ago, during the so-called Gulf War, they had a show on the local NPR-colonized radio station that began with a man who sounded very like this man, but saying (I’m getting close here; I’m not sure this is exactly right), “Ziss eez SAAH-vimbi BAAAH-bimbi… weeth-a ETH!-no-pop!” It might have been Afro Pop, but it’s funnier to say ethno-pop. Also I like the instructor’s hands. I’m a fan of really nice hands. People have said I have nice hands, but they’re nothing compared to this guy’s hands. I mean, look at them.
https://laughingsquid.com/how-to-pronounce-zulu-language-clicks/

Voice-controlled go-cart. For the short of attention span, skip ahead to 8:55.
https://theawesomer.com/voice-controlled-vehicle/673435/

And a bridge to both the past and future.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/07/rebuilding-qeswachaka-bridge.html

 

Patriotic trephination.

     “It feels like only five minutes ago we were being told the U.S. needs to continue its occupation of Afghanistan in order to protect women’s rights.” –Caitlin Johnstone

Marco here, bringing you the recording of last night’s (2022-07-01) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy:

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided or at least alerted me to about an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which can use your help, please.

Speaking of which, I’ll be happy to see you personally at the /massive/ though covid-safe KNYO Fourth of July outdoor musical party at Caspar Community Center, just like last year, but it’s on Monday this time. Monday noon-thirty to almost night-time. Swings, games, facepainting (probably), food, drink, seven great local bands, count ’em, no waiting, and a cow field of soft green grass for a dance floor. Meet all the deejays, including Long John, formerly of KFAT, who I only just met last night at the storefront. In addition to his traditional western radio voice he also looks a lot like Sam Elliot in /The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot/, and has the same dignified manner of calm, reassuring competence.

Email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night, just like every Friday night since 1997.

BESIDES ALL THAT, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Fascinating construction. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://homesandhues.com/p/luxury-villa-with-two-pools-and-water-slides-is-made-of-mud

The future.
https://theawesomer.com/the-last-human/672696/

Danny Glover reads Frederick Douglass’ 1852 speech titled, /The Meaning of July Fourth for the N-word/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb_sqh577Zw

The theme from /Howl’s Moving Castle/ on theremin and glass harp.
https://theawesomer.com/howls-moving-castle-on-theremin-glass-harp/672975/

Hot dulcimer action. /Whole Lotta Love/ on tube-amped Appalachian dulcimer.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/06/whole-lotta-love-on-mountain-dulcimer.html

Stick dancing. I’m not much of a dancer, but I might try this, with some foam rubber wrapped around my ankles with broccoli rubber bands, just in case.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/06/modern-tinikling.html

How the frogs cooked dinner.
https://theawesomer.com/how-the-frogs-cooked-dinner/672592/

“My country is the best. Best is the country I call my own.” It does seem nice. Everyone seems quite happy in the demo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-kuOwUAHIQ

You can survive atomic bombing. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://awfullibrarybooks.net/you-can-survive-the-atomic-bomb/

Another way would be to live down inside here. With the spiders.
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1200-Silo-Ln-York-NE-68467/2062699045_zpid/

You see?
https://twitter.com/Reesha/status/1541395470664273920

The floor is lava, part 2.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/06/avoiding-lava.html

“You could tell a lot about a person from their strut. Were they powerful. Were they sexy.” /Star Wars: Larry – Episode 1/
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/28/episode-one-of-star-wars-larry-is-finally-available.html

TheOnion of June 27, 2022.
https://web.archive.org/web/20220627060904/https://www.theonion.com/

Luna Lee plays /Crazy On You/ on gayageum.
https://theawesomer.com/crazy-on-you-on-gayageum/672323/

This is actually all the size that stores ever really need to be. They don’t need to be as big as a football stadium and take up half the town. /Try/ to tell me you don’t ache to go into these jam-packed candybox-like music stores and pick up and try one of the guitars in the window… Hmm… there used to be a pawn shop very like that in Ukiah, that I liked to go in whenever I was there for jury duty. It can’t still be there, can it? I have jury duty on the 6th, first time in many years. I’ll look, and report. Also there was a nice music store a few blocks south of the library… But what first comes to mind when I think of Ukiah is: one time, when I was on a print run, delivering my newspaper version of /Memo/, oh, thirty years ago, a jittery rail-thin woman sweating cartoon bullets in front of the Mendocino Environment Center tried to sell me drugs. She was hard to understand at first, but when I finally grasped her purpose I gestured at the courthouse across the street and said, “Did you know that’s the hive of policemen, right there.” She said, “So?”
https://www.vintag.es/2022/06/new-york-old-storefronts.html

Allies.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/06/when-allies-settled-in-berlin-1945.html

Young ladies of Cochise County.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/06/vintage-arizona-women.html

This is my favorite of those. She looks like someone who used to be in People For A Nuclear Free Future, in the office next to my newspaper office. It’s weird that I don’t remember her name, because look how pretty she is. I’m sure it started with an R, and the last name sounded Jewish. The link looks odd but it works now. If it doesn’t work for you, please let me know.
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjRedbMkg5kq1Yjxyvr_Kp1GQnZGdh1osA8RtZ0OJsRVspvvjhLk7m3uG-xlUzdHRItawoyXKIpWufdZYOw-mTz8dFYHj90g8J7UpMIygjyVghbi_uIZNj5oVD4hbCKNJzFlwypK8fcXORfNgiWBEqPt_n4I50TtBeGosMGVXTa-U4t8kktHPYOBKvkzA/s16000/vintage-arizona-women-5.jpeg

How beavers beave.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/06/28/True-Facts-About-the-Beaver/

“Incredible use of sorcery here on the ground. He is the Michael Jordan of magic.” When games break.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/06/ufc-game-glitch-commentary.html

Various moons arrayed by size around a globe of the Earth, like water droplets on a magnified dragonfly’s eye.
https://theawesomer.com/moon-size-comparison/581718/

The Reddit chart of compound pejoratives. Also, /per/joratives is not a word, twatwaffle. Oh, sorry, I see they’ve already corrected that. I didn’t mean it. I don’t really think of you as a twatwaffle. It was the red synthetic kryptonite; it affected my brains and made me rude.
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/29/the-reddit-chart-of-compound-perjoratives.html

Making characters fly in teevee and movies.
https://theawesomer.com/making-characters-fly-in-tv-and-movies/672384/

Antique German cookie tins. Doo dah, doo dah. (via Everlasting Blort)
http://blog.presentandcorrect.com/keksdose

The Bates Method of nose writing.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/nose_writing

It was a shock.
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/27/a-gun-tale.html

Meat.
https://theawesomer.com/how-to-make-twice-cooked-pork/672324/

“What fools wives are to let themselves get middle-age skin!” Especially when all you need is this special soap and your skin will be soft as a baby’s dupa forever.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/love_lost_due_to_middle_age_skin

$27.25 for the whole hareem.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/06/1963-pillow-pals-ad.html

Disappointment.
https://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=062922

EE-er EE-er EE-er EE-er /dong dong dong dong/. (rachet… ratchet… ratchet) PLUNK! Many years ago Mendocino Theater Company did a play where Carie MacAlpine played a concert musician descending into the hell of ALS. At first, while she can still talk, the character talks a lot about music. “Music can express emotions, loneliness, better than words ever can.” But not all kinds of music. At one point she shrieks angrily: “EE-er, EE-er, EE-er! Twelve-tone mathematical bullshit all day long!” With that in mind, here’s a K-Tel ad for all the twelve-tone mathematical bullshit your family, functional or not, will ever need, on one big /big/ vinyl LP:
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/06/the-twelve-tone-method-loved-and.html

Bottles.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/06/26/the-bottle-boys-with-billie-jean/

“It was that moment, when the bus stopped, that he realized he’d fucked up.” (via TackyRaccoons)
https://kaching.tumblr.com/post/688038763130126336

The guys who decide everything that happens. This explains a lot.
https://theawesomer.com/the-guys-who-decide-everything-that-happens/672316/

The liberation of Paris in color.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/06/colour-footage-of-liberation-of-paris.html

A spaceship from Alpha Centauri disguised as a hummingbird feeder. And they would’ve got away with it, too, if it hadn’t been for those meddling kids. (via Fark)
https://scontent.fboi1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/290621076_10159995884659444_6250335403276976079_n.jpg?stp=cp1_dst-jpg&_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=Zy997AQy3ZMAX8OIR3p&tn=Ad2rrN4X3mAv_cxR&_nc_ht=scontent.fboi1-1.fna&oh=00_AT_P72OpRBtLYa8sK-trU1h1Pk3sQF61jd9-7d8gkEvGkw&oe=62BFEDF9&utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

Urban wildlife. (via Fark)
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2022/jun/28/urban-wildlife-photography-awards-2022-in-pictures

A philosophical fact.
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/452

“I was nearly killed! I still hurt!” Oy. What a twatwaffle.
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/27/footage-shows-the-life-threatening-tap-on-rudy-giulianis-back-by-market-employee.html

Ancient entities Snake head, sword head, tuba head and pipe head arrive at the place. Pipe head rings the doorbell. What will happen next? (via Fark)
https://images.fineartamerica.com/images/artworkimages/mediumlarge/1/4-mayan-museum-in-chetumal-carol-ailles.jpg

Head of Hercules. (via Fark)
https://www.thenationalherald.com/head-of-hercules-from-antikythera-shipwreck-recovered-by-divers-in-greece

“This is a sad story because everybody dies in it, including the house, but…”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/06/the-story-of-house.html

Mountain trip to old Japan. Imagine how much an SD card must have cost in the 1930s, pre-solid-state, pre-miniaturization. It must have been as /big/ as a mountain, with an army of young women on rollerskates zooming around inside constantly replacing failed vacuum tubes. And the stifling /heat/ and consequently the stench of hot dust and asbestos cloth insulation and scorched linseed oil.
https://soranews24.com/2022/06/29/nephew-receives-sd-card-after-his-uncle-passes-away-finds-treasure-trove-of-gems-from-the-past

I really should like this thing. But I don’t, and I don’t know why. Can it be simply the sound of the narrator robot’s voice? And here’s something: whenever they cut away from the animation to the original painting of the airplane I do like it, for a moment, then they cut back to the animation and /poof/, it’s wrong again.
https://laughingsquid.com/sky-cruise-nuclear-fusion-powered-luxury-hotel-plane/

Cool zigzaggy magic-square math. Lovely voice. (via Cliff Pickover)
https://twitter.com/Ayliean/status/1493236902610321411

And… space ghost.
https://theawesomer.com/home-short-sci-fi-film/672695/

The Cider House rules.

     “As you believe so shall you do, so shall you do. As you believe so shall you do.” -Melvin Belli, friendly angel

Marco here, to show you the recording of last night’s (2022-06-24) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy:

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided or at least alerted me to about an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which can use your help, please. Speaking of which: plan to attend the massive KNYO July 4 musical party at Caspar Community Center, fun for the whole family, functional or otherwise, just like last year, but even more great bands!

Email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

BESIDES ALL THAT, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Saturn, the best and most beautiful planet.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/06/cassinis-final-images-of-saturn.html

A fresh random Wikipedia page every time. Try it. (via Cliff Pickover)
https://t.co/pz0Ju6xVaG

An abandoned synagogue in Romania. It’s like Peter Ustinov’s library in /Logan’s Run/. (also via Cliff Pickover)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BbXcem9Bq9M/?taken-by=glory.of.disrepair

A see-through pyrex-shell jet engine in slow motion.
https://theawesomer.com/making-a-see-through-jet-engine/671554/

The J.C. Penney’s hippies. There were way more J.C. Penney hippies than tie-dyed burlap poncho hippies. History glosses over this fact.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/06/hippie-lifestyle.html

Do you see what I see across the middle area there. (via Fark)
https://lp-cms-production.imgix.net/2019-06/2bcb8e72dc4cbc2fcf563ed992926806-zhangye-danxia-national-geopark.jpg

A.I. art.
https://fineartviews.com/blog/178806/artificial-art

The real space invaders.
https://hyperallergic.com/720471/the-real-space-invaders/

20th Century Fox’s answer to The Wizard of Oz: Shirley Temple in /The Bluebird/. The vocal sync is off by almost a full second by the time you get to the end. You won’t anyway; it’s abysmal.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/06/the-blue-bird.html

Good advice.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/20/2095984/-Advice-for-activists-Shut-the-f-k-up

“Hey, no, you did exactly what I ordered you to do, and just look at my car! Hey! I’m talking to you! Get back here and go back in time and not have done what I yelled and yelled at you to do! Hey! We’re not done here!” That’s a ton of dirt in that bag. I loaded a ton of lumber on and in a VW bus once, carefully, and that held up fine. They don’t build cars like that anymore, apparently.
https://freiherr-von-naarenburg.tumblr.com/post/687437994578329600

Wendy Carlos handily explains electronic music by briefly demonstrating the Moog synthesizer. This is before she was Wendy. She was still Walter here.
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/21/watch-the-great-wendy-carlos-demonstrate-her-moog-synthesizer-in-1970.html

Four guitarists play Mozart.
https://laughingsquid.com/mozart-figaros-marriage-overture-40-fingers/

Aleister Crowley’s fingernails.
https://archive.org/details/aleister-crowleythe-1910-1914-wax-cylinder-recordings-1930/

They called the magazine /Yank/. They must have had a reason.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/06/yank-pin-up-girls.html

Seb Skelly’s latest.
https://theawesomer.com/dont-you-want-me-on-brass/606666/

Indian dance. (via Everlasting Blort) (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/Usha_Jey/status/1528400272984264704

What would it take?
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/22/merrick-garland-a-g-and-the-slippery-defendant.html

Sanitary napkin ad fashion of the 1950s. Very snazzy. I think they’re all ballerinas. They’re built like ballerinas.
https://phrasle.com/

The corpse bride.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/01/la-pascualita-corpse-bride.html

So beautiful and so dangerous. (via BoingBoing)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzosDKcXQ0I&t=7m21s

So cooperative and helpful. You’ve got crabs.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/06/21/who-said-crabs-were-shellfish/

How America (continental U.S.) uses its land.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/01/fascinating-look-at-how-americ.html
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-us-land-use/

Meanwhile on Earth-Alt-41K-/8/.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FVpO9UZWYAEr-oG?format=jpg&name=large

25 fake fan-made movie trailers better than real movies.
https://lifehacker.com/25-fake-fan-made-trailers-better-than-real-movies-1849093910/slides/4

It never gets old.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/06/23/whos-drummer/

Plastic.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/06/plastik.html

Big and long.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/06/1941-chrysler-newport-dual-cowl-phaeton.html

кажется. The very last of it makes me think of the Fruity Oaty Bar commercial in /Serenity/.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/06/blog-post_24.html

The Fruity Oaty Bar commercial in /Serenity/. Lyrics: “Fruity Oaty Bars make a man out of a mouse. Fruity Oaty Bars make you bust out of your blouse. Eat ’em all the time. Let ’em blow your mind. Fruity Oaty Bar, Fruity Oaty Bar.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7idn3PcKBM

The whole scene, Fruity Oaty Bar commercial in context.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXCaF68sDPU

Chain of ownership.
https://hanshack.com/point-in-history/#8/41.906/12.497

A time-traveler from the present could fit right in and really like it there. There was the war in Vietnam, of course, but there’s always a war, and the looming threat of atomic destruction, but here that is again; it never went away. There was a great deal of tetraethyl lead in the air, impairing everyone, but besides that, you could buy a pretty nice house for the same as just a months’ rent in any of those houses now. And look how clean everything is. Smooth roads. Sidewalks and walls free of schizophrenic spray paint art and drug needles and human shit and mountains of trashbags. On the other hand, you couldn’t get a safe abortion unless your dad was rich, even if pregnancy resulted from rape or incest (or both) or ignorance of the birds and the bees, and even if you were only twelve and it was your first time, like Holy Mary, Mother of God. Oh, wait, they just put that back and nailed it down wrong again. Never mind.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/06/san-francisco-1960s.html

Opels and more Opels. A cute car to get unwantedly pregnant in. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.vintag.es/2022/06/1950s-opel-automobiles.html

Ollie Ollie Ollie Ollie.
https://theawesomer.com/red-hot-indian-chili-peppers/672029/

Roll in my sweet baby’s arms.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDgYN5qeG4Y

This week’s /Cat and Girl/. I had to look up what Dad Grass is. Apparently the podcast’s sponsor in Cat’s headphones is Dad Grass. It’s like nearbeer but for weed.
https://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-06-21-cgtexts.gif

Lift every voice and sing. This is so wonderful it makes my head hurt from crying so hard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xit09LrjJUU

Page through the gallery.
https://newatlas.com/photography/siena-creative-photo-awards-2022-winners-gallery/

All your ducks in a row. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://journalofscience.tumblr.com/post/136879488189/a-small-disruption-in-a-magnetic-field-with

The Story of the Sun, Moon, and Stars (1898)
https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/story-of-sun-moon-stars

“The slightest of kerfuffles.”
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/20/2105031/-Cartoon-Defending-Donald

Carry on.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2022/06/19/respects/

And some friendly ladies of the 1950s. I predict you’ll do what I did: scroll down a little, thinking the occasional gentle hmm, or huh, then when the large one in the big black dress appears, snort /whoa!/ and then laugh that you did that. I think the significance of hiking up their pants or skirts probably is demonstrating that their skin is clean and they don’t have a rash or bugs. The same way the Middle Eastern religious fashion against pigs has a valid dietary and health and ecological origin. Harry Flashman would carefully inspect each prospect he cheated on his darling wife Elspeth with, using a candle, but that was all the old days, or rather nights. You can use the light of your phone now for that purpose, and leave it recording, or LiveStreaming, or whatever. In the future sex will be entirely virtual, with headsets and a brain jack, like in /Demolition Man/, so you can get a rash from the foam rubber strap, but that’s all. Vinegar is good for a simple contact rash, or toothpaste.
https://www.vintag.es/2019/03/1950s-naughty-ladies.html

Hovertext: “Mom found your pinecones while going through the laundry.”
http://wondermark.com/426b/

I love this. (via MissCellania) (This isn’t the high point but I just want to mention: I’m really attracted to the red guitar at 4:08. Not in a weird way. There’s nothing wrong with liking looking at something. I like looking at the Walmart display of hundreds of different kinds of wristwatches too, and microphone catalogs. Some people like looking at sunsets. It depends who you are. Sunsets are nice but they are not an RCA BX-44 in soft focus, nor are they a candy-apple-red Ibanez RG120. You can’t imagine holding them in your hand and using them for a project or knowing what time it is without taking out your phone and giving it your thumbprint to wake it up. Sunsets are just, you know, there.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsC23izciN4

Catalogs of antique Japanese Toys (1891-1923)
https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/unai-no-tomo

/I’m/ afraid someone in one of those cars will see them coming and be all envious and open their car door for spite. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CekLlg7oYFK/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=4fb1a190-6a4f-4028-a0d1-16b4e89786c7

The Sesame Street episode that got pulled from circulation because people who think witches exist, and believe they are themselves witches, objected that it had a witch in it that insulted them by not being /their/ kind of imaginary witch.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/06/19/iSesame-Streetsi-Lost-Margaret-Hamilton-Episode/

Grace under pressure.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/06/19/opposite-of-graceful/

A time-traveler from the present could fit right in and really like it there. There was the war in Vietnam, of course, but there’s always a war, and the looming threat of atomic destruction, but here that is again; it never went away. There was a great deal of tetraethyl lead in the air, impairing everyone, but besides that, you could buy a pretty nice house for the same as just a months’ rent in any of those houses now. And look how clean everything is. Smooth roads. Sidewalks and walls free of schizophrenic spray paint and drug needles and human shit and blood and mountains of trashbags. On the other hand, you couldn’t get a safe abortion unless your dad was rich, even if pregnancy resulted from rape or incest (or both) or ignorance of the birds and the bees, and even if you were only twelve and it was your first time, like Holy Mary, Mother of God. Oh, wait, they just put all that back and nailed it down wrong again. Never mind.
https://theawesomer.com/matchstick-rocket-car-vs-rocket-truck/671557/

Juneteenth, daddio. The forgotten Black beatniks.

     “Thank you, Professor. Have to make an example of him. Ringleader, you know. What he does the gang does.” -Constable Locke

Marco here, to show you the recording of last night’s (2022-06-17) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy:

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided or at least alerted me to almost an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which can use your help, please, now, sir or madam. Speaking of which: plan to attend the massive KNYO July 4 musical party at Caspar Community Center, fun for the whole family, just like last year, but even more great bands!

Email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

BESIDES ALL THAT, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

A 3D butterfly zoetrope how-to. (via TackyRaccoons) (And follow what wants to autoplay after that.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DelJ8e7jbmE

Laurie Anderson – Home of the Brave. (The full 90 min. film, recorded live.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mua8Pr6uRso

Rerun: Champion feather dance routine. This has traditionally been a men’s sport, but lately it’s opening up a little.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU7fVUbzpWo

Some of Christin Olesin’s fascinating dances. (Scroll down.)
https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2022/06/10/christin-olesen/

Time-lapse garden plants.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/06/gorgeous-garden-time-lapse.html

Mr. Barti sings.
https://tackyraccoons.com/2022/06/11/saturday-matinee-mr-barti-sings-tomatito-messer-chups-gary-clark-jr/

Flight of the Valkyries line rider video. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/06/12/Dramatic-Line-Rider-Race/

The Paul Whiteman Orchestra in 1924 visualized in a way that sucks you in and carries you along. (via Clifford Pickover) I’d like to see them use this treatment on /Happy Feet/, or Raymond Scott’s /Powerhouse/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK98TmMoDEk

Emails between Disney’s Standards and Practices division and a creative cartoon writer, writers and artists being the resource from whom their multi-billion-dollar empire is ultimately derived. It’s like, “You, sir! Explain this joke to the court!” Wait till Disney acquires /Rick and Morty/. (Scroll down the same page for lots more.)
https://twitter.com/_AlexHirsch/status/1537314312926003201

Speaking of which.
https://www.mansworldindia.com/entertainment/television/rick-and-morty-might-get-cancelled-after-dan-harmons-doll-rape-video-resurfaces/

Old habits die hard.
https://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=061222

The nurses.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/06/edwardian-nurses.html

Free art.
https://artvee.com/

Uh-oh.
https://twitter.com/sylvaindarwish/status/1537181101357256704

Disassemble-ay rhymes with creme brulee. Useful.
https://laughingsquid.com/ai-generated-images-mc-frontalot-secrets-from-future/

I Can Only Count To Four.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8ccGjar4Es

Four steps to understand the housing crisis.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/14/2104053/-Cartoon-Housing-crisis-made-E-Z

What housing crisis? There are plenty of wonderful houses, palaces even, with nobody in them. In your area.
https://theweek.com/properties/1014277/6-must-see-homes-in-california-wine-country

Viz: “So you’re telling me that $600,000,000 worth of real estate could be freed up and the only people inconvenienced would be four richer-than-God douchebags in a tiki bar?” Yes, precisely. And this is just one bar.
https://twitter.com/lackingsaint/status/1537189324823085056

Cars of the past and the people who were proud of them. Those were great cars. I still think that if you made cars that looked like that now (with modern parts and techniques), everyone would want them.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/06/people-automobiles-1950s.html

Twenty-five or thirty years ago I had a dream about my wife Juanita’s pet bird, who was an asshole and didn’t appreciate anything no matter how consistently sweet you were to him. Leave his cage open to get out and go back in whenever he wanted. Give him treats all the time. He was just pissed off no matter what. He even hated the girl bird of his own species Juanita had, who he had known since he was an egg. In my dream, there was a Christmas-style show put on by Gloriana Opera Company, and a thin little boy was standing alone at the right-hand edge of Cotton Auditorium’s enormous high empty stage, in ragged clothes and a Tam hat, singing sadly and quietly but still filling the theater, in so close to /this/ little boy’s breathy plaintive voice: “I gave him wahhh ter-and-food. Why should he bite me?”
https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2022/06/14/cormac-thompson/

I’m going to tell you something about myself here. This is how I feel about /something/ nearly every day and sometimes twice a day, all kinds of different things. When Juanita is quiet for a suspiciously long time and I look over and she’s /about to start telling me what’s wrong/. When I realize that something funny I wrote anywhere between five minutes and forty years ago /has driven some anonymous reader or listener to rage at me because they misunderstood completely/. Etc. Like Tom, here, goes, “This is fine. I can do this. This is a kids’ ride… NnnnnNNN!” Because that’s just the beginning. Except at the end he likes it, or says he does.
https://laughingsquid.com/tom-scott-fear-of-rollercoasters/

Also I /kind of/ understand this guy, even though I don’t believe in Jesus or any of that crap, nor do I self (or other) mutilate. It’s his project, like my radio show.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2022/06/11/self-sacrifice-2/

The (virtual) Stolen Art Gallery.
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/17/the-stolen-art-gallery-a-vr-experience-that-places-you-in-a-gallery-of-major-works-of-art-that-have-been-stolen-or-are-missing.html

The virtual subscription-based dance school.
https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2022/06/17/steezy/

The contest for roundness and squareness among countries. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/sierra-leone-is-the-worlds-roundest-country-and-egypt-the-squarest-one/

The Cordon family’s confident whip tricks in dreamy kinescope. Hooray!
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/fred_and_coronet_cordons_whip_act

To defeat your opponent you must think outside the shoe. (or) The true master needs no tools.
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/17/watch-as-a-sword-fighter-is-quickly-defeated.html

A metaphor for something. Or an allegory. Both. Two of each, really; there are two creatures here, each with an interpretable point of view. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/1535585412361723904

…Similarly, this could be equally /How We Learn/ and /Viewing Parallel Worlds/.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/06/one-more-try.html

Stunt City. (via Everlasting Blort) (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/gunsnrosesgirl3/status/1535539849826078720

The database of dinosaurs. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://dinosaurpictures.org/

Balloon animals. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://www.demilked.com/balloon-art-masayoshi-matsumoto-japan/

“Ha ha ha! I’m a squirrel… WAAAA!”
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/06/16/got-em/

Suddenly.
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/12416339

The lyrebird. Click, snick, bvv, queeee, so on. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://twitter.com/wonderofscience/status/1534894331546333184

Illustrated Shores of the Polar Sea. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/shores-of-the-polar-sea

Stairway to Heaven or express train to Hell. It all depends on the pilot’s marriage, mood, and whether or not he had the fish. Enjoy your flight. (via Fark)
https://usrimg-full.fark.net/D/Dy/fark_DyEif_J3S7LvGIe-396ExnfntdU.jpg

Zero 7 – Destiny.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxx_MwcfbEs

This hurts to look at, and you keep looking, going /No. No. No,/ inside. Isn’t that weird? I love puppets, who doesn’t? But– no. This is all wrong.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2011/08/take-your-mama-out.html

And yet this is fine, no problem.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/06/roasted-garlic-summer-sausage.html

Only a few short years ago.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=ptfmAY6M6aA

List of satirical site Babylon Bee‘s fulfilled prophecies.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1erwh8THW7KB_Ek2fLBYuIcrsi_9CFc_UthoQ9ChD9SU/

I’ve heard music described as /slapping/, or a person will say of a song, /That slaps!/ This might be what they mean.
https://laughingsquid.com/michael-jackson-smooth-criminal-slap-bass/

The contrast between a genuine confident smile and protecting-private-parts body language can be unsettling. But Eisenhower was an elf, so he could pull off the look. Only three U.S. presidents were elves, and one of those was just half-elf. Say that: half-elf. Shout it out! Be proud! (via Fark)
https://twitter.com/NormaIPresident/status/1535418538629947394

Drifting a ferry.
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/13/shetland-drift-ferry-does-handbrake-turn-into-scottish-port.html

Glox News update.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/13/2103606/-Cartoon-Glox-news-update

Kids-these-days’ secret emoji code to buy drugs. Now you know.
https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2021-12/Emoji%20Decoded.pdf

A five-year-old cartoon by Eroyn (say air-in) Franklin about pop-up clinics.
https://thenib.com/pop-up-clinics-american-healthcare/

“Boys, boys, be careful! Popeye! Bluto! Oh, I cannot look.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2011/08/popeye-paneless-window-washer.html

Cleaning windows.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrRSL7YCwjw

Skyscratchers.
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/2206/StarTrailsPinnacles_Rozells_3872.jpg

Rocket sled.
https://theawesomer.com/hypersonic-sled-test/671040/

Space-age shower nozzles.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/06/bradley-group-showers-ads.html

Google search anymore.
https://theawesomer.com/using-google-search-in-2022/670976/

The elephant’s eye jewel has been stolen!
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/15/super-fun-pak-comix-feat-tom-cruise-xenu-boltzmann-brain-man-and-more.html

Rerun: The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seEmECD-W0w

Beelzebob (say bee-ELL-zeh-bob) Ross.
https://qph.cf2.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-8b91f96c37c8dd406edd9aa273aad2d2-lq

UFOs. Unidentified Floating Objects. “Tree four yiz ago, yih stahta dinta see mo-ah phenomeneh. Li’l tiny headlights? out in diff’ent airyiz udda bay.”
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/06/greywater.html

The bugbear of dishwashing. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://flashbak.com/correct-postures-for-housework-the-influencers-photographic-guide-to-housework-from-1921-453193/

It’s better this way. In some ways.
https://theawesomer.com/once-in-a-lifetime-without-music/670896/

How to change.
https://theawesomer.com/how-to-change/670681/

The ruins of Khara-Khoto.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2022/06/the-ruins-of-khara-khoto.html

New music. You can be replaced. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://vimeo.com/user5745849

I remember reading a science article years ago where the contention was that cats can’t see images on a television set. That it’s just nothing to them because they can’t smell it, and their brains or their eyes don’t work that way. Bosh.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/06/tweet-of-day_01324616620.html

Turtle on skate.
https://laughingsquid.com/turtle-rides-hot-wheels-car/

Cat in hat.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/06/the-cat-in-hat-re-cut-as-horror-film.html

Catopolis.
https://theawesomer.com/catopolis/671146/

Looping beatboxer.
https://theawesomer.com/tom-thum-synthwave-beatboxing/670700/

Frank Zappa when he was still a puppy and rather shy in public.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/06/frank-zappa-plays-bicycle.html

Good grief, he sighed.
https://tackyraccoons.com/2022/06/16/the-brown/

And the Airstream Heritage Center.
https://theawesomer.com/airstream-heritage-center/671252/

One for old Purdue.

     “Have at it, boys. Please nail him. I hope you get the bastard.” -Martha Mitchell

Marco here, passing you the recording of last night’s (2022-06-10) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy:

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided or at least alerted me to well over an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which can use your help, please, now, sir or madam. Also, plan to attend the massive KNYO July 4 musical party at Caspar Community Center, just like last year, but even more great bands!

Email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

BESIDES ALL THAT, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

One for old Perdue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz1xUbJprCw

Masks.
https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2022/05/29/repost-the-art-of-the-mask/#more-85882

Superhuman skill. How does someone practice for this without being crippled or killed?
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/06/tweet-of-day_0854361828.html

Popping a balloon full of super glue (cyanoacrylate) in a solution of borax. (I’m not sure /catalyze/ is the word the presenter wants there, but I might be wrong.) (Also, skip ahead to 4:30 if you want to go straight to the balloon part.) (Thinking about super glue makes me smell it. You too?) (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_35rHuzHMi8

Funky clavinet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud3ue3rB8EY

A short lick on 91 instruments. Some of them don’t really count. Triangle, feh.
https://theawesomer.com/playing-the-same-lick-on-91-instruments/669956/

A good match. (via TomGauld)
https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58c43ff4e3df28a158a7fde6/1605100469649-TYDOMFAEAZLYEA7TGLXV/TGcartoon613postcard.jpg

Expert.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/06/tweet-of-day_01047739277.html

Complex issues we are powerless to solve.
https://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-06-07-cghomes.gif

Speaking of ketchup-splashed culture:
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/3/2101996/-Cartoon-Monuments-to-gun-culture

Girl in graduation dress compared to /Schindler’s List/ girl in the red coat. (scroll down)
https://twitter.com/tribelaw/status/1534203847425642498

Doll clothes. The dolls make me think of the China Doll girl in the movie /Oz, the Great and Powerful/, which, though not great, was not bad. It’s the Wonderful Wizard’s origin story.
https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2021/01/04/nigel-chia/

(Also /Oz, the Great and Powerful/ sort of meta goes with both /Jupiter Ascending/ and /MirrorMask/, though not as naturally as /The Prestige/ goes with /The Illusionist/ or as /The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot/ goes with Harry Dean Stanton in /Lucky/.)

Prolific meat-eating-Buddhist writer Craig Louis Stehr sent me the link to this fascinating Indian song and dance routine. I liked it until the camera went in close on the dancer’s nose ring, which I don’t need to tell you again is repulsive to me, but that’s /my/ problem, I know, not hers. I don’t know why I don’t like them; maybe I choked to death on a nose ring (or eyebrow ring, or neck-stretching ring, or tongue-piercing-clothespin, or elbow-plug, or some other self-mutilation accoutrement) in a past life. The dancer here has big pendulous earrings, too, that could catch on a twig she walks past and rip the rest of her ear open. I don’t like to think about it, but it catches my possibly neurotic eye and there it is. Lacy artistic tattoos are okay with me if they heal up without keloid scars. Big ugly blotchy tattoos, or Disney-character tattoos, are not, /especially/ if they’re to disguise a birthmark or accident damage. There’s nothing inherently unattractive about what’s not a person’s fault. One of the most delightful women I ever knew has burn scars on her cheek and down her neck from a fire when she was a child. She’s smart, graceful, pretty, sweet, competent, and has a lovely voice, and she was never at all shy or defensive of the burns. Now imagine how you’d feel about her if she had the scars covered up by a big black-and-blue tattooed map of Italy, or the Philippines, say, or how you’d feel if you saw a person who /deliberately branded or burned a big shape/ on his or her flesh, or had devil horns implanted in his forehead and expanded his jowls down to his shoulders with springs. You see what I mean? It almost wouldn’t matter what a good teacher or nurse or lawyer he might be… Oh, wait, I like it again when the dancer pretends to be a demon goddess and sticks her tongue out and claws at the air; that’s so creepy it’s cool. And the music is alternately funny/dramatic and startling/goofy; also cool. Thanks, Craig. That was fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUpxj7CyxEM

Peter Pan goes wrong.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H1UjfpPf48

Take me to Broadway.
https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2022/05/21/repost-spring-ish/

Blossom Seeley and Benny Fields – Hello, Bluebird.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv7e_DXLKJ8

Vaudeville. (121 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNTbJi8rc1Q

Wheee! With fascinating full explanation of the 2000-year-old rocket science involved. Also, the sound. (via b3ta) (12 min.)
https://youtube.com/watch?v=DnxNWDPMuCc

“There’s a special model of Jaguar guitar with a muting device that does the same job as this rolled-up bit of toilet paper but it costs $20,000.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UZhidpBKNw

Early train engines. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOGYZC-IJPQ

Progress, in this photograph leftward. That’s not usual. (Click on image for full size.)
https://www.shorpy.com/node/26665

Shuttle skeleton. (Hover text: “It is believed to be related to the Stellar sea cow.”
https://xkcd.com/2630/

Horror hair. (14 min.)
https://theawesomer.com/bad-hair/669935/

The Imperial Storm Trooper helmet or possibly camel-nose Cadillac. (via Fark)
https://www.thedrive.com/news/heres-your-reminder-that-not-all-1930s-cars-were-beautiful

The rise and fall of Joe Camel.
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/06/the-odd-life-of-joe-camel.html

The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun that turns the world inside out is a /good/ guy with a gun that turns the Earth inside-out.
https://thenib.com/turning-inwards/

Noisy German watersports.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/06/06/The-Wasserspiele-of-Bergpark-Wilhelmshhe-a-Truly-Impressive-Fountain/

Springtime for Hitler.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zY1orxW8Aw

“Whatever you say.”
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/6/2101861/-Cartoon-History-will-judge

Museum of broken relationships. It started with a bunny.
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/05/there-is-a-museum-of-broken-relationships-in-croatia.html

Renzo Cesana, Songs For My Beloved, Side A
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/06/renzo-cesana-as-continental.html

And Side B:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7kbkUEPki8

Key scenes from the /South Park/ episode about Big Gay Al’s Big Gay Boat Ride.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00vrWFyIugU

Gay Planet Earth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0TST4u2C0A

Guy planet Earth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXyGyqPikKM

Select photos from old National Geographics. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://vintagenatgeographic.tumblr.com/

Ant.
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/v8mb2p/levitating_an_ant_with_acoustic_levitation_the/

Art. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://paolopuck.com/

Art.
https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2022/02/14/the-olers-photography/

Thread art. (Scroll down.)
https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2022/06/07/laura-mcgarrity/

Prison planet.
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/08/keeping-schools-safe-from-guns-with-a-few-modifications.html

Nature red in tooth and claw.
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/07/watch-a-shark-attack-a-stingray-at-an-aquarium-all-to-the-delight-of-the-children-watching.html

Fire.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/06/good-fire.html

Cat.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/06/tweet-of-day_0844061614.html

For fans of Bob and Ray. “Many people might think that the Komodo dragon is just a killing machine, but actually their life is quite complex.
https://laughingsquid.com/playful-komodo-dragons/

Time once again for the entire O.C. and Stiggs issue of National Lampoon. I found it again because I read an article about how George Lucas couldn’t get permission to build Skywalker Ranch movie studios, so he declared he’d put up lots of affordable housing to attract and accommodate the disadvantaged (!), and the rich neighbors all said, “Oh. In that case, studios, please, carry on,” and it reminded me of /Penis House/, a similar situation, in this fascinating story of /The Utterly Monstrous, Mind-Roasting Summer of O. C. and Stiggs/, free to read:
https://pdf4pro.com/cdn/utterly-monstrous-mind-roasting-summer-of-o-c-and-stiggs-3579a3.pdf

Tenacity.
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/NT-vCdi-0tk

Quand Charlie Chaplin (say shar-LEE sheh-PLONg) monte sur un ring de boxe.
https://twitter.com/Limportant_fr/status/1534055369739276290

No touching the artists. (via Fark)
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=575265740701554

“Their impoliteness in the summer.” “Their love of espionage.” “Their intolerance of being palpated like a melon.”
https://www.vintag.es/2022/06/what-men-dont-like-about-women.html

Kent Wallace sent this link. That’s a pretty good microphone, no handling noise at all.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/3998348000286703/permalink/5109442099177282/?fs=e&s=cl

Justin Johnson’s latest.
https://laughingsquid.com/led-zepplin-reimagined-as-mississippi-delta-blues/

“They were peaceful people. These were great people. The crowd was unbelievable, and I mentioned the word love– the love in the air. I’ve never seen anything like it,” says Donald Trump.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1535082372030414861

A parody of Kate Bush in her first heyday. Pop stars usually only get one heyday. A few of them deserve two or three heydays. As far as I’m concerned, Kate Bush deserves as many heydays as she wants.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMXIro1P_7g

I’ve been collecting all different covers of Kate Bush’s /Running Up That Hill/, and so far I like this one the best:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FW3Zu9IYfM

Collection of kinds of stairs. (via MissCellania)
https://www.homecrux.com/50-beautiful-staircase-designs-to-bring-fun-and-functionality-to-your-home/74932/

Stop-O-Mation car race. Very exciting. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvZuN9jGFDU

Stop-O-Mation car chase.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2013/06/miniature-car-chase.html

Full-screen and sit close.
https://jalopnik.com/watch-a-madman-do-65-mph-on-a-bicycle-1849036595

Full-screen and sit close. And click and drag to change view angle. I got a Google-Cardboard-like thing from the dollar store like ten years ago that holds your phone against your face, so you can look at something like this and turn your view by turning your head… I wonder where that went. I’d like try that again with this.
https://theawesomer.com/wingsuit-death-star-run/670420/

How to pronounce the name Mary J. Blige. (Though in French it’s may-WEE zhuh-blee-GEH.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEWKmX6BLHo

How we get boats. To row to France in, say.
https://theawesomer.com/blow-molding-a-boat/669991/

Pop-pop boats, how they go. Not quite the way we thought.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AXupc7oE-g

What went wrong?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U_Dxuai5Jo

Cool toy. A bit pricey, but a good presentation. The fast charging and fast discharge promotes running around and keeps it interesting. A good gift for a child.
https://deals.newatlas.com/sales/powerup-2-0-the-design-studio

Every time a cat cleans itself it is worshipping the Dark Lord.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/06/09/seems-pawsible/

A brilliant soldering shortcut.
https://theawesomer.com/clothes-iron-soldering/670243/

T-1000 turd.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/db/Titan-crystal_bar.JPG

A colorful car trip through San Francisco and up into the green north of there in the 1940s, when everyone smelled like cigarets, aftershave, and/or wet wool.
https://theava.com/archives/189942

Fat cat sat hat.
https://theawesomer.com/fat-cat-sat-hat/670255/

Their brutish invaders. (via TomGauld)
https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58c43ff4e3df28a158a7fde6/1537211283766-M6N7SGOZB6FKRFTJ98CI/usthem3.jpg

A leg to chew on.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/06/06/to-some-people/

Metallica on bicycle horns.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/06/metallica-on-bicycle-horns.html

Fara-KHAAAAAN!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95xajw0JuWM

The lap of luxury. From the days when you’d eat a whole giant drippy hamburger while you drove. Mmmm. Just like sitting in a big hand. Salesmen had a rubber tube-thing that they could piss in and it would come out on the road underneath. You never had to get out. When you stopped for gas, they’d put the gas in for you, and clean the windows, and check the oil and water, and fucking /salute/.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/06/1970s-velour.html

Catastrophic failure. A metaphor for our industrial world.
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/07/watch-a-catastrophically-failing-aluminum-extruder-open-a-gateway-to-hell.html

Hmm.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/06/idhi-oka-nandanavanam.html

Math man.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/06/the-art-of-life.html

Inkblot books.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/inkblot-books

The Wiener Cello Ensemble: Bolero. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUeysGoPFTk

And a cute dance. (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/10/watch-the-cutest-epic-dance-battle-of-all.html

Parable of the ant and the lobster.

     “Each of us is sometimes a cretin, a fool, a moron, or a lunatic. A normal person is just a reasonable mix of these components, these four ideal types.” -Umberto Eco

Marco here, offering you the recording of last night’s (2022-06-03) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy:

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided or at least alerted me to well over an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which can use your help, please, now.

An extended science-fiction book review by David Herstle Jones of ThinkInTheMorning. Andrew Scully called to read his take on the race for Mendocino County sheriff. The latest installment of Kent Wallace’s adventures teaching New Jersey-accent English to beach-town Vietnamese children. Poetry both neurotypical and neuro-atypical. A discussion of the problems of a religious organization running a modern hospital according to an interpretation of the Old Testament no more and no less bizarre than anyone else’s, with x-rays and labs and needles and sterile stainless-steel scalpels and things but messaging and records services apparently provided by a sort of clockwork landline Chinese whispers technology. In short: science, superstition, variously angry and goofy asides on Our Horrible World, our percussive, cordite-scented, ketchup-splashed world. And so on and so forth, until: Scott Peterson in his own voice on the subject of razing Mendocino, including campaign literature pronoun-count analysis, over a bed of slide guitar faint and tinny in the background, as if from a transistor radio in the garage next door, adding a certain je ne sais quoi… au moins pour moi. Je n’ai pas beaucoup de vocabulaire, pour vous dire la vérité.

Email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

BESIDES ALL THAT, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

So happy.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/05/tweet-of-day_0824423976.html

So not.
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/12382895

Pluto close up and personal after so many years distant, cold, standoffish even. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-horizons-returns-first-of-the-best-images-of-pluto

Betty Boop and Bimbo.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2011/08/betty-boop-and-bimbo.html

Scott Peterson – Razing Mendocino, see above. The colorful static text.
https://tinyurl.com/razing-mendocino

Tilt-shift Chernobyl.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/chernobyl-exclusion-zone-tilt-shift.html

The knowledge you need to be able to brag about furlongs per hogshead your jet-ski gets in Elizabethan Imperial economy mode.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9e/English_Length_Units_Graph.svg/1386px-English_Length_Units_Graph.svg.png

Airplane boneyard. The planes have become the bones. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2022/05/bernhard-lang-airplane-boneyard/

Explore abandoned America. And not just America. (via BoingBoing)
https://www.abandonedamerica.us/

Lion eats elephant. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jiw6UpvSLSI

The parable of the ant men and the lobster men.
https://thenib.com/an-interview-with-professor-jordan-peterson/

Rerun: “Someone needed a quote for the paper so I told them all men are rapists. Ssssss.”
http://www.harkavagrant.com/?id=341

German rocket car. Forgive them for the cat. They didn’t know that would happen.
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/german_rocket_car

I love this guy and the things he makes. He has no brakes, nor any use for them!
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/28/rocketman-rides-the-wild-flame-spitting-rocket-board-down-a-stretch-of-highway.html

I love /this/ guy and the things he makes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLK16VFEMaM

In 1984 at the Mendocino Community School one of the things /I/ made was a rack-mounted dual-tank stereo spring reverb unit, and the spring tanks came from a company with a sense of humor. There was a sticker inside each one that said in Futura bold, “This part was manufactured by beautiful women under controlled atmospheric conditions.” They were the cheapest in the catalog (catalogs were all printed magazines in those days, that you mailed the company to request) and so only had two springs each. This man fits a much better one (three springs, long ones) inside a homemade violin, and it sounds great. Whatever space you play it in becomes a cathedral.
https://laughingsquid.com/violin-with-broken-spring-reverb-tank/

Another kind of reverb from the old days was done with a big metal plate. Here’s how that worked.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEmJpxCvp9M

A further impressive musical instrument project and a nice demo of its use.
https://laughingsquid.com/piano-turned-into-analog-hybrid-of-20-instruments/

Chinese Hellboy. So peaceful. (via Fark) (click the sound on)
https://twitter.com/wills_account/status/1530742819673227264

Aerial poise of the tree salamander. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/935223

The famous cigaret kiss stunt. Savoir bleagh.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/06/gene-kellys-cigarette-kiss-scene.html

Don’t let them suck on to anything is good advice for anyone anywhere and any pet made of suction cups. Human children can be assumed, for purpose of safety, to be constructed of suction cups, including their mouth.
https://i0.wp.com/theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/OctopusObedience.jpg

Anatomically correct cartoon dinosaurs. (“Deinocheirus is depicted with its familiar hunchback and—though you cannot see them here—massive clipper-like claws on either hand. The animal was a plant eater (though it may have eaten other things too) and endears itself to the reader with some rather bear-like antics.”)
https://gizmodo.com/prehistoric-planet-apple-tv-streaming-dinosaurs-cgi-1848982047

In contrast, The Terrible Lizards.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/06/the-terrible-lizards.html

Nailed it.
https://www.boredpanda.com/people-share-funny-pics-they-had-hands-on

Nailed it.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4710333/

Dammit.
https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-putin-bb6809a48867a019591197a1cbb9984d

How two Russian war-hero colonels feel about what’s going on, not how bad an idea the invasion was in the first place but how incompetently it’s being executed. It’s in Russian, of course, but they bleeped out the swears, and it’s mostly swears, so it sounds like Morse code. (15 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPcXVTC012U

Some simple charts of the hundreds of mass shootings so far in the U.S. just in 2022. The charts look a little like Morse code. Gunfire is like Morse code. Hmm.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/06/02/mass-shootings-in-2022

Glorious puzzle toy. Something to crank when you’re feeling cranky.
https://theawesomer.com/rokr-glowing-solar-system-orrery/669812/

Catchy Indian death metal for peace. (via Fark)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iKjSCTxke8

Goober and Baked Potato. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/ryan-d-anderson-animation-260422#

Peach bums. Bum is the British word for butt. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://marliesplank.art/collections/peach-bums

Robot spy beaver.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSaJc6_Gdc8

Possum expertise.
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/01/it-took-a-woman-from-alaska-to-remove-a-wild-possum-from-a-brooklyn-bar-video.html

The 1880s. It wasn’t all that long ago.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/06/the-world-in-1890s.html

A polio party to get it over with and give children so-called natural immunity. I had a teacher once who was a recipient of some of that sort of immunity; one of her arms was left useless forever for any purpose but hanging her keys on a finger and swinging faintly like a ragged flag in the playground wind.
https://www.shorpy.com/node/26647

Five-year-old Alberto, piano prodigy.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/05/31/5-year-old-alberto-the-piano-prodigy/

I’ll be in my bunk.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/constance-towers.html

And 49 others. Which reminds me: time to watch /Firefly/ all the way through again, in the right order.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch3X5WrhwGM

Redfoo – Juicy Wiggle. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2022/05/14/repost-getting-juicy/

Artle. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://hyperallergic.com/732745/artle-national-portrait-gallery-wordle-game/

Andre Antunes’ latest.
https://theawesomer.com/while-my-muse-gently-weeps/669430/

Pinball in slow motion. How all the parts of the machine work. Did you know that pinball really took off after WW2 because of all the cheap war-surplus solenoids available. There were still enough war-surplus solenoids for me to find one in the surplus store in Williams in 1986 or ’87 and make an electrical catapult out of it that if you weren’t careful could pinch your finger like a mousetrap. The throwing part was a nylon serving spoon on a cabinet hinge.
https://theawesomer.com/pinball-machine-slow-motion/596849/

The Crawford Pigman. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWty_Zb4bug

Fire dress and invisibility cloak dress are my favorites. And this reminds me: the sooner they have full-eye (full-sclera) contact lenses that play deep 3D video of fire and are powered by blinking, the better. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/making-greenscreen-dress.html

The way the camera follows us in slo-mo.
https://theawesomer.com/slow-mo-in-the-movies/619404/

Art.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/05/30/Wanna-Ride-a-Mechanical-Elephant/

Something along those lines. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmShejJ4G1M

The illusion of the expanding hole.
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/01/895990.html

Life in the thrall of the gallium vortex. “Cor!” they said, at the same moment I did, anticipating it. Gallium can also be made into a hard spoon that works for ice-cream or pudding but melts into a blob for soup.
https://laughingsquid.com/liquie-gallium-reflective-vortex/

Raymond Fairchilde – Whoa Mule. Banjotical insouciance. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RASF8P6O9l0

And.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaAaoxCmLQY

Lather, rinse, bleed, repeat.
https://thenib.com/shot-chasers/

How we get paperclips. The French word for paperclip is trombone, because, look, they’re little trombones.
https://t.co/lzRibT2ICe

That is a power, all right.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/05/31/The-Power-of-a-Smile/

“I was Stalin’s bodyguard.”
https://theava.com/archives/188999

Gary will rock you.
https://laughingsquid.com/turtle-attempts-to-climb-log/

“Sooner or later you come around, and see the light, and go, /What the fuck!/”
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/31/watch-trailer-for-keep-sweet-pray-and-obey-about-the-dark-world-of-the-fundamentalist-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints.html

“Much better for children to stay home where they can shoot /themselves/ with their /parents’/ guns.”
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/31/2101370/-Cartoon-Republicans-call-for-school-control

“Dames! Bullets!” (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWlMw3kkR-A

Lipstick on a cat’s asshole. A poem by Popcorn Sutton. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7HoX8hWkp0

Here’s the whole film. All the Popcorn Sutton your family will ever need, plus a master class in operating a moonshine still up the crick a ways. (134 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glQjCKAI4gA

Further America behind the scenes. “The dogs seem well fed, loved and taken care of. That speaks volumes about this family.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkGiFpJC9LM

Viagra Boys – Punk Rock Loser. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEfDazTZSPQ

When are you gonna come down? When are you going to land? You should have stayed on the farm. You should have listened to your old man.
https://twitter.com/Urbanexplorerrs/status/1531719024324685824

“You really should hire some cunning linguist to help you distinguish what’s proper English.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

Not miniatures nor C.G.I. These are real-life playground fixtures in a country that’s better at dreaming up playgrounds than we are.
http://blog.presentandcorrect.com/27432-2

And “…There can be few people who feel even the slightest sympathy for the spongers (not spong-ers, but spun-jers) who call themselves hippies, and who, by their shameless actions, disparage the plight of decent people who cannot find homes.” I don’t know about that. They called attention to how many whole buildings are empty at any given time, that /decent people who cannot find homes/ are kept out of by the rich fucks lazily playing Monopoly with the papers for all that property. It’s the same today, more than half a century later. There’s easily enough empty housing and warehouse and office space in the San Francisco Bay Area, for example, to put a good roof over every homeless person there eight or ten times over, and for the same reason. Every once in awhile there’s a protest, families move in, and when the owners, on a cruise in the Caribbean or Mediterranean sea or the fjords of Alaska or relaxing at their hunting lodge or being carried up Mount Everest on a pressurized sedan chair by Sherpas or otherwise fecklessly gallivanting about the globe, are informed and outraged, they call the police and the police do what we have all come to understand is their primary job. But the announcer here is right about one thing: It’s always been hard to feel sympathy for well-off people’s children merely pretending to be poor for something to do, and who deface and destroy things for fun, because they’re pests, like termites, or like the weasels and stoats in /Wind In the Willows/.
https://laughingsquid.com/turtle-attempts-to-climb-log/

Tired are your splendid soldiers, tired are they, here they go.

Behold, the recording of last night’s (2022-05-27) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy:

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided or at least alerted me to well over an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which can use your help, please.

Email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

BESIDES ALL THAT, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Ghost dogs.
https://theawesomer.com/ghost-dogs/668733/

The circle.
https://theawesomer.com/the-circle/668638/

Wayback Machine’s snapshot of The Onion, 2022-05-25. Go on, scroll down, click on this and that.
https://web.archive.org/web/20220525203935/https://www.theonion.com/

Alev Lenz – Fall Into Me. (Closing music of /Hated In the Nation/, Black Mirror, year 3, episode 6.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TKb8RCka70

I’m sure there’s a funny Yiddish word for doing this, and another for the person who’s always doing things like this. Can you tell me what that word is. It’s not /impatient idiot/. It’s a real Yiddish-sounding Yiddish word.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/25/watch-dramatic-video-of-semi-truck-losing-its-back-wheels-in-dramatic-battle-with-safety-barriers.html

Ain’t No Sunshine.
https://www.tiktok.com/@funkygeezershow/video/7074061477316922667

Happy birthday.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/05/23/How-to-Play-Happy-Birthday-Like-Beethoven-Chopin-Brahms-and-Mozart/

Kate McKinnon’s last goodbye to and from Saturday Night Live. Awww.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4uyI03p8_0

My cosmic friends. (via Everlasting Blort)
http://www.heavenly-angels.org/english/default_en.htm

Hard to do.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-washington-ballets-hardest-dance.html

It’s presented as something horrible, but it’s not that bad.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/24/in-1989-an-illinois-town-made-this-ridiculous-rap-video-to-promote-their-bid-for-a-state-prison.html

The witch dance.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_witch_dance

Wings.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/music-for-sunday-morning_0647036148.html

Baffled by music. “You’re not doing that!” And he’s so delighted to find he was wrong: “You are doing that guitar! You are doing the whole song! FUHH!” Remember the rule, though: When you watch a street musician for over a minute, you own him a dollar.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/23/passer-by-cant-believe-busker-is-actually-playing-the-guitar.html

Art.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-61549269

Click image to enlarge.
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/how-to-protect-kids-according-to-republicans-a-decision-tree

Places to avoid.
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/places-to-avoid-while-we-continue-to-wait-for-lawmakers-to-enact-meaningful-gun-control-legislation

Full auto.
https://thenib.com/owned-again/

Ted Cruz says, “Mmmm. Machine gun bacon.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaZGaJrd3x8

Vote!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YT2IrgYlzU

To burn the unburnable book. Margaret Atwood, the coolest old lady ever. One of the coolest.
https://theawesomer.com/the-unburnable-book/668883/

“Well, I’m out.” “Wait! I wanta go too!” “Hey!”
https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cdzg2E7KmnZ/

The future. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://mossandfog.com/fantastic-retro-futurism-from-japan/

New York City in Danger of Attack!
https://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2022/04/new-york-city-in-danger-of-attack-1917.html

Can you hear the difference between a $200, $2,000, $20,000, and $200,000 guitar?
Because I can’t.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPY9Mxg3OJQ&start=1660

Resonance of rhythmic tiny waves builds to a concentric wave. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWuOxTIQQmM

What interests me about this is that it annoys me. Apparently it annoys everyone– it’s called /Unsatisfyer/. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://wavegrower.tumblr.com/post/165551187955/unsatisfyer

“Senior Joe? The numbers don’t lie, and they spell disaster for you at Sacrifice!” That’s right: Senior Joe. Not Señor Joe. Senior Joe.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/22/the-best-wrestling-promo-of-all-time.html

A really interesting giant hydraulic puppet thing. Everything about its motion, reflections, the sound of it.
https://theawesomer.com/gyre-kinetic-sculpture/668908/

Ice instruments.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/26/beautiful-musical-instruments-made-from-ice.html

Finnish fireworks.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/05/22/Blowing-up-Dads-Toilet/

Finnish farmers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iWoqufjQpU

Cut trick.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/05/25/The-Magical-Cut-and-How-to-Heal-It/

Gum trick. The cross probably helps. To give her confidence.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/25/watch-this-woman-repeat-her-stupid-human-gum-trick-from-28-years-ago-on-letterman.html

Theodoric of York.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edIi6hYpUoQ

Yeahhh, no. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/Limportant_fr/status/1527915902192259072

A demo of the different colors gases glow in when electrically excited. I knew about hydrogen, water vapor, helium, carbon dioxide, and regular rarified air from experiments back at the Albion Whale School in the 1980s. I couldn’t do it this way, though. I used glass jugs, vinyl tubing, fish-tank valves, and a vacuum pump made of an old refrigeration compressor. And a much bigger Tesla coil. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/scott_kerr/status/1525464366673547267

High drone flight.
https://theawesomer.com/high-flying-drone/668320/

Paris enhanced. They’re enhancing everything anymore.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/paris-1920s.html

I like it all but the end. Why’s he gotta shoot her?
https://theawesomer.com/pinch-to-zoom-in-real-life/668249/

“Don’t make him feel cheap.”
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/how-to-be-a-good-wife.html

I don’t really hear any of them starting but the first one.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/follies_of_the_madmen_533

This guy! And look how hot those things get.
https://theawesomer.com/rocketman-goes-full-throttle/668398/

Persian demons. They lick your foot when you’re Siamese twins trying to sleep. They have one very niche-market job.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/persian-demons.html

“Everybody you see these days are talkin’ on cell phones, drivin’ off the road and bumpin’ into doors. People useta spend quite a bit of time alone. I guess nobody’s lonely anymore.” -Greg Brown
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/05/life-smartphone.html

Mickey Rooney noir.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/24/drive-a-crooked-road-watch-this-great-1954-film-noir-with-mickey-rooney.html

Another thing I stayed for the whole of. This man is incredibly competent. But his protective equipment is inadequate. I want him to live a long time and not be coughing his lungs out in another twenty years. Finally, at the very end, he gets a real hazard mask, but then doesn’t use it consistently.
https://theawesomer.com/turning-a-shipwreck-into-a-yacht/668774/

“See where it says twenty-eight? Now I want you to keep your eye on this, and if it ever gets up to 35, you call me. Don’t do anything else. Do you think you can handle that?” “Um.” “Good enough. Now don’t take your eyes off that. Somebody’ll be along to relieve you in a couple hours.”
https://usrimg-full.fark.net/W/Ws/fark_WsmF2viRJt8Xbk75kYcONzMgBFU.jpg

I wonder, what if they gave it a Polish hotdog.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/when-nasa-gave-spiders-drugs-1995.html

This little hyroelectric generator has been running nonstop for fifteen years, and it’ll still be going in another fifteen, running these people’s entire normal house.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyWQ3o6plY8

My favorites are smokers’ vs. nonsmokers’ things: window blinds, ceiling, etc. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://magazine.lensvid.com/article/tw/1170023852/incredible-comparisons-show-us-things-in-a-new-way/

That explains it.
https://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=052222

Why do you ask?
https://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=052622

And, “Thirteen? You can’t buy no scratch-off, baby!”
https://twitter.com/davidfrum/status/1529915579649380370

Hot Chinese army girls.

     “Yeah, well, we must think about bums on seats, Shakesey. Let’s face it, it’s the ghost that’s selling the show. Joe Public loves the ghost, they love the swordfights, they love the crazy chick in the see-through dress who does the flower gags and then drowns herself, but no-one likes Hamlet!”

Speaking of which, here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-05-20) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided or at least alerted me to well over an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And, of course, KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which needs a dollop of help, please. Radio is cheap, and while speech is free and electricity to run the transmitter is nearly free (50 cents a day), the rent and music publishers’ and streaming fees and occasional replacement part and city water to flush the toilet are not, even if you only flush it once a day to be frugal. Nearly the opposite of every other radio station I know of, every penny you give to KNYO goes to actually maintaining the radio station and zero of it goes into an owner’s or manager’s pocket. So, again, please.

Email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

Lawrence Bullock showed up with his snazzy Martin guitar and played a 45-minute-or-so set for you. Kay Rudin, also, and she brought her dog, Wally, and spoke of this and that. And I know yez are sick of all the abortion and baby formula and alien invasion news, you know, the sky is black with ships and all, and what’ll we do, so I tried to valve that down a little this time. Some substantial material. A bit more in the way of goofy real-life Handmaid’s Tale religious leaders violating children with broom handles and blaming it on Democrats and separation of church and state. Police chiefs passed out drunk in their truck in an intersection with their pants down and their gun out. Border patrol Qnuts. Something we can all sink our teeth into. And lots of poetry. A weed piracy adventure from Paul Modic’s friend Charlie Wilson. Etc.

BESIDES ALL THAT, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Hot Chinese army girls. Just what it says on the tin. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://designyoutrust.com/2022/05/chinese-army-girls-the-superb-oil-paintings-of-hu-ming/

The most racist town in America.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/05/youtuber-interviews-kkk-leader.html

Rerun: “Stops that annoying whine.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/05/jewelry-marketing.html

“Sorry I’m not perfect like you, Mom.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtHjmrWve0A

The revolutionary Kaiser mustache trainer. “For when you need it to just work.”
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/kaiser-mustache-trainer-1902.html

Charles Berthoud’s latest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXnse1iniNk

“Bitch I just wanta be famous.” I think he said /minstrel/, though, not /menstrual/. It reminds me of in /Firefly/ when Tracy said, “Gorrammit, Mal!” (that’s really how they say /goddammit/ in Chinese) and the subtitle text (in the DVD) read, “You’re a rabbit, Mal!”
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/15/locksmith-is-the-lyricist-rap-sorely-needs.html

Art. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.instagram.com/guyrubiconpaintings/

Penguin and butterfly. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/DannyDeraney/status/1417997692215590917

Makeup tips and tricks for that important job interview.
https://theawesomer.com/insane-makeup-illusions/668163/

What you need.
https://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=051922

“Oh, and one more thing: the chief says this one’s an undercover job.”
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/05/19/Dog-Dreams-May-Be-Bigger-Than-We-Think/

Forward into the past.
https://thenib.com/a-judges-carol/

“Can you get IT to enhance these flappers?” “On it, Chief.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=881VmC3DCAs

French Middle Eastern operatic looping beatboxer.
https://theawesomer.com/mb14-en-aparte/668234/

“And here is John, small for his age.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/each_child_is_different

Wheeler Walker Jr. – Puss in Boots. This is country music now. I’ve been listening to country station while driving to the Bay Area lately. It’s either something like this or it’s jazz-rock fusion but with familiar slide guitars. But always plenty of American flags and boobs. It’s always changing, and that’s good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcwlsVBPe-M

The loons, Henry.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/16/enjoy-this-40-minute-cassette-of-loon-call-identification.html

BeeGeesless (BEE-jeez-less) strut.
https://theawesomer.com/staying-alive-minus-bee-gees/667575/

The smile.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/double-life.html

Art.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/17/abid-is-a-magnificently-ornate-stop-motion-film-created-by-artist-pramod-pati-in-1972.html

The Artist’s Dream: The Dachshund and the Sausage.
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_artists_dream

Wow!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/duovox/duovox-mate-pro

Deeply rooted.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/18/the-ghost-of-judge-scalia-haunts-the-overturning-of-roe-v-wade.html

He chose poorly.
https://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=051722

Underwhelming but mildly triumphant jetpack achievement.
https://theawesomer.com/jet-pack-mountain-ascent/667591/

Shiny.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/billions-of-synchronous-fireflies.html

Alexander in the bathysphere. (Scroll down for copious illustrations.)
https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/alexander-bathysphere

Red Ball Jets. I always had them confused in my mind with P.F. Flyers. It might have been that both of them often had commercials that showed a little boy running through the woods and jumping over a log, jumping especially far, with a sproing sound, because the shoes made you fly a little, was the implication. /I/ believed it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esmYFRC81J8

Earth.
https://laughingsquid.com/earth-around-the-world-from-the-air/

The black heron’s shadow trick.
https://twitter.com/gunsnrosesgirl3/status/1522542023366131713?s=20&t=nLE-qi1JwRXqO-0mAMtSow

The incremental diminishment of absolutely everything.
https://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/2022-05-03-cgcrummy.gif

Also by now they’re rotten.
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/446

“Are you making your children pay for /your/ weight problem?” Kids need lots of real sugar, for pep and vigor and happiness.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/sugar-information-inc-ads.html

Mary comes when people are falling. Not always but, through history, a lot. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://flashbak.com/mary-in-the-void-late-19th-to-early-20th-century-italian-ex-votos-451889/

This is a real recruitment video for a real-life job in our weird timeline. Your taxes at work.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/17/enjoy-this-creepy-occult-ish-u-s-army-psychological-operations-recruitment-video.html

Physics simulator.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/05/video-of-scenarios-made-in-physics.html

Goofball and Gallahad.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/16/2097840/-Cartoon-Goofball-and-Galahad

2,400 Chuck Norrises versus 1 million Spartans. Spoiler: the CNs go though them like a lawnmower.
https://theawesomer.com/chuck-norris-vs-spartan-warriors/667732/

And She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
https://gizmodo.com/tatiana-maslany-is-she-hulk-attorney-at-law-in-new-trai-1848939695

 

A dweam wiffin a dweam.

     “I see the way you act around Cat Woman. It doesn’t take a genius-level intellect to see you’re hot to tap that. I mean, damn, look at ‘er. I would flood Gotham just to hear that girl fart through a walkie-talkie.”

Speaking of which, here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-05-13) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided or at least alerted me to well over an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And, of course, KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which needs a dollop of help, please. Radio is cheap, and while speech is free and electricity to run the transmitter is nearly free (50 cents a day), the rent and music publishers’ and streaming fees and occasional replacement part and city water to flush the toilet are not, even if you only flush it once a day to be frugal. Nearly the opposite of every other radio station I know of, every penny you give to KNYO goes to actually maintaining the radio station. Zero of it goes into an owner’s or manager’s pocket. So, again, please.

Speaking of free, something else you can do for yourself and others: email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

BESIDES ALL THAT, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

The way of our people.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/9/2096518/-Cartoon-Life-in-the-stupidverse

Bridesmaids revisited. There’s a faint chance some of the little ones might still be alive, dozing in a wheelchair in a care facility hallway somewhere, dreaming of whatever, all agency over and past. Somewhere in the distance three competing teevees blat, a push-cart clatters over a heater grate, and a nurse’s station’s desk phone rings nine times and gives up.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/1920s-bridesmaids.html

Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwvfRlh49S8

The twelve principles of finding a lost thing.
http://www.professorsolomon.com/12principles.html

Barnaby Dixon’s latest puppet.
https://laughingsquid.com/barnaby-dixon-puppet-the-parting-glass/

Art. (via TYWKIWDBI)
https://twitter.com/allanjohnsonmn1/status/1520720688042160129

Dramatic, disturbing video illustration of the world millions of people are about to be locked into with the impending Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade:
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/gop-handmaids-tale.html

“By any means necessary.”
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/445

Mother’s day.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/mothers-day.html

How to make a sandwich, starting with making the cheese. Mmm, cheese. And mozzarella cheese, too. I really don’t know why anybody bothers making any other kind of cheese. Sometimes when I go to work on something at the theater company I stop at Corners of the Mouth and get a tennis-ball-size chunk of mozzarella cheese and a carrot and a tomato or something and just eat it all in the time it takes to walk the rest of the way to the Art Center. And then you’re good for the rest of the night. To your stomach, that’s a whole pizza minus the bread. It doesn’t know the difference.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/this-is-how-to-make-sandwich.html

Video explaining the images just announced of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. It looks like the lips at the beginning of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, but that’s only a coincidence. It also looks like a lot of things I made with Photoshop when I was given an early copy in the middle 1990s. You make shapes, fill them with color, and turn the blur up. Voila, nebula! And then you make a title for it. The Blatz Nebula. Messier 48398 of Doom. Alien Hubcap. (20 min.)
https://laughingsquid.com/sagittarius-black-hole/

A visual representation of so-called astrological retrograde planetary motion. No planet is ever turning around in its tracks and going backward. It just looks like it does when we’re stuck on this rock, which we are, so far, because people who believe in angels (and witches and numerology and so on) fill their children with delusions, leaving no room in their brains to contribute to progress. (Not drawn to scale.)
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/1524900623858257930

That’s how to do it. That’s how a hero does it.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/05/tweet-of-day_01247096416.html

The opposites game. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://blog.barbatto.com/post/683297254797426688

Aerodynamics of a cow.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/05/08/aerodynamics-of-a-cow-this-may-be-important-some-day/#respond

A short story made of titles.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-short-story.html

Firesign Theater Live at the Magic Mushroom book and DVD-ROM. That’s what I want for my birthday. (Or maybe a genuine SuperSocket.)
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/firesign_theatre_live_at_the_magic_mushroom

Or one of these. Just as you could always sell Juanita a weird-shaped or dangerously strong magnet (or a box of little magnets) or a clever new kind of flashlight, if I had some money you could always sell me a new (or old) (or both or retro) kind of microphone.
https://theinventory.com/upgrade-your-sound-with-this-elgato-wave-1-microphone-f-1848867391

States with a smaller population than Los Angeles County. (Also, there are 143 /whole nations/ with a smaller population than L.A. County.)
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/ujwl5n/states_with_smaller_population_than_los_angeles/

Driving Mona Lisa.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/22/mona-lisa-frown-machine-learning-brings-old-paintings-and-photos-to-life/

George Carlin’s Thomas the Tank Engine.
https://theawesomer.com/george-carlin-as-thomas-the-tank-engine/667294/

Getting close to what we all want. It’s still way louder than what they show you here, though. Any motor vehicle that can pick itself straight up off the ground by clawing that much air downward is going to sound like someone running over your head with the beater-bar of a Kirby. And even once we get science-fiction-style inertialess antigravitics, they’ll make a bowel-loosening subsonic /throommm/ as they engage, and flying low over a crowd will give everyone a nosebleed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=dcDwu_EdJCo

La cucaracha. Ai-yi-yi.
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/12328398

Respect mah authoritah.
https://thenib.com/courting-disaster/

This is how this sort of conversation went in 1985, when people could still go whole minutes without freaking out and punching or shooting or stabbing someone who asked them politely to stop being a toxic nuisance to their neighbors. Also: the idea of a designated smoking section in an airplane is laughable. /I/ can smell people smoking cigarets two cars ahead of me on the highway, and if it’s allergy season, that’s enough to be a problem, besides that if it’s allergy season the whole countryside is a tinderbox and they’ll be throwing that cigaret out the window into the grass and lighting another one to eventually throw out the window into the grass. Ugh, like it would somehow be okay because they went ten feet away to another seat, to /the smoking section/ of the airplane, and kept smoking? But… I remember being fifteen years old, riding in a church-provided bargain bus full of kids to go skiing, five o’clock in the morning, smoking a literal cigar. The girl in the seat behind me tapped me on the shoulder and said, “That is /so/ not cool.” I said, “Is it?” Later I was in a four-person gondola going up to the upper slopes of Squaw Valley (that’s racist and insensitive; they’ve changed it) with that same girl and her boyfriend and some other person, maybe my friend Jeff. We all smoked a joint, and right around then she started to come on to the acid she and her boyfriend had taken earlier. She was increasingly distressed, discussing her feelings and beginning to shriek a bit. Well, we were in a claustrophobic fiberglass pill hanging high in the sky in a Twilight Zonish cold fog, but that wasn’t the problem; it was something internal. Her boyfriend boredly said, from experience, “When we get to the terminal, go in the bathroom and sit on the toilet till you feel better. It’s just a drug. It’ll wear off.” And, provided with a confident plan from a trustworthy source, she was instantly okay. We got to the top, got our skis and poles off the gondola’s rack, everybody went our separate ways, and there she was on the way back down to Sacramento on the bus that night, none the worse for wear. Ah, youth.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/08/pan-am-training-video-the-smoker-is-a-fantastically-intriguing-video-from-the-80s-when-people-could-still-smoke-on-airplanes.html

Smoking skills. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://t.co/EdWKYD1SZO

John Burroughs High School Choir’s /Bioshock: The Musical/.
https://theawesomer.com/bioshock-the-high-school-musical/666050/

Oops. A fascinating story of aircraft engineering. (34 min.) (works fine at 2X speed, so 17 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f80WwpNuaxg

Bacon and God’s wrath.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/bacon-and-gods-wrath.html

And a video about a man who has something similar to /Memento/ disease, that begins with what it’s like.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/11/meet-the-man-with-only-a-seven-second-memory.html

Abortion without apology.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-05-06) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided well over an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech, source of /Scheming Weasel/, that I’ve been using all along for intro and outro theme when MOTA is by live remote from Juanita’s place. And, of course, KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which needs a smidgen of your largesse, please. Radio is cheap, and while speech is free and electricity to run the low-power transmitter is nearly free (50 cents a day), the rent and music publishers’ and streaming fees and occasional replacement part and city water to flush the toilet are not. Unlike with every other radio station I know of, every penny you give to KNYO goes to actually maintaining the radio station. Zero of it goes into an owner’s or manager’s pocket. So, please.

Speaking of free, something else you can do for yourself and others: email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

BESIDES ALL THAT, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

The distant future. The year 2000. Arthur C. Clarke saw it all: 3D printers, a phone in your pocket, remote rocket surgery, and on and on. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwELr8ir9qM

Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah. That means I love you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U15rzqfSofo

They put a GoPro camera pointing backward on a SpinLaunch test projectile. A worthy demo stunt. This is actually the future of heaving building materials into space, until we can get to the real store in the asteroid belt that’s already there.
https://gizmodo.com/dizzying-video-shows-what-it-s-like-to-get-shot-out-of-1848878740

I went to the hardware store to get a replacement toilet seat for my mother, and the song /Margaritaville/ got stuck in my head– specifically the part where Jimmy Buffett goes, “I blew out my flip flop, stepped on a pop-top.” Over and over all the way home. And then I sat at the computer and here was this:
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/blow-up-bra-ads.html

The Kites. (13 min.)
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/the-kites.html

Ode to the wonder of life.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/ode-to-wonder-of-life.html

Four dead in Ohio, 52 years ago Wednesday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX95QSKBODo

A million dead.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-one-million-covid-dead-mean-for-the-u-s-s-future/

Daredevil Jimmie Lynch and his Death Dodgers.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/jimmie-lynch.html

“Yup, they pulled an okee-doke and Keegan Brewer took it to the house.” “And then he just finishes with the backhand! This guy is a maestro with the puck!” Fun silly things to say out loud when you launch /your/ green turtle and boom goes the dynamite. It doesn’t have to mean anything; sportsball commentary is like Tourette’s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqvyzO3IPXc

Toy car race with commentary. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXZeDXmwSQU

The dispute.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/05/listen-to-what-the-ny-yankees-manager-and-an-umpire-two-grown-men-actually-said-to-each-other-in-an-argument.html

You are here:
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/05/you-are-here.html

Rerun: Tilt-shift seaside. (lately via Clifford Pickover)
https://vimeo.com/3156959

This is very close to the world I live in, the sort of people, except for the flying-all-over-the-place-in-jets part, to get to the sacred mountains of Samiland with a magic bone at the top. That never happened to me. But I did buy a hamburger for a headstone once. And my hippie name /is/ Three-Way Rug-Nozzle.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/glorias-call.html

And this, also, sadly, is the world. “That was fucking unjust and fucking un-fucking-called-for. Jesus Christ.” Exactly.
https://www.rawstory.com/police-brutality-body-cameras/

Yin-yang loop. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://t.co/3p95fk367b

Spiral stairs being made. 3D printers of the future will spit these things out like robot cake icing blorps. And then just a little farther in the future you won’t need stairs. You’ll be vaporized and scanned, then a perfect copy of you will be 3D-printed on the next floor up, like in Star Trek. Every teleport is suicide. A copy of you goes on, but you’re dead.
https://theawesomer.com/how-spiral-stairs-are-made/550043/

Topical.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYQtb8V_p2U

Kodachrome, you give us the nice bright colors, you give us the greens of summer, it makes you think all the world’s a sunny day.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/found-photos-life-1940s-1970s.html

Kodachrome, nice bright colors, greens of summer, sunny day, etc.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/hawaii-1950s.html

Nice bright colors. Cutting a tape ball.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/05/cutting-tape-ball.html

Check out the drama queen.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/04/the-new-disney-cartoon-desantis.html

Surpreme Court leak.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/3/2095572/-Cartoon-Leak

Geese eat ducks. Oops. Who knew?
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/04/this-is-what-happens-when-you-take-kids-with-ducklings-to-a-pond-that-has-duck-eating-geese-video.html

Rerun: The worst taxidermy ever. For some reason I start laughing so hard at these pictures that my stomach and side muscles and my forehead hurt. There’s a button in my brain that this pushes, like when you run your thumbnail along the teeth of a comb close to a cat and it can’t help but stick its tongue out, or you draw a straight line in front of a chicken in the dirt and it hypnotizes it. I wonder what other buttons I have like that… Hmm. Whenever someone waves something sharp, a pencil, a fork, whatever, past their own eye, gesturing while talking, or when someone talks about their knee surgery, or I read a news story about someone getting something stuck in their dick (or their eye), or if I imagine using a razor blade to cut my Achilles tendon, my whole body flinches. I guess I have a few of them.
https://blazepress.com/2014/04/30-worst-examples-taxidermy-ever/
https://www.ranker.com/list/bad-taxidermy-pictures/ashley-reign

Subtle mastery of dog-nose-o-phone technique. Turn the volume up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJyMbfGxux8

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and some other toys. I had one of those doctor kits when I was little. The stethoscope didn’t work, and the edible pills were gone in fifteen seconds and had no effect on me. I had a Captain Mike space helmet with a flat kazoo built into the front, so everything you said sounded like an astronaut; I wore that thing completely out. Long after the kazoo stopped working I was running around shouting space orders in that helmet; I loved it. And, look, give a show of hands of people hit in the face or the ear with a Water Wiggle. Uh-huh. Uh-huh. But they didn’t recall the product after 17 years of 2.5 million sold (!) for knocking kids’ teeth out or strangling them or popping their eardrum by boxing their ear; they recalled them because a single child was drowned by pulling the rubber head off it and jamming the hooked nozzle to get stuck down his own throat. Way to ruin it for everybody, Jimmy. And don’t get me started about Jarts. I never had Jarts, but wherever we lived where any kid on the block had a bow and real arrows, which was everywhere, we always ended up shooting them straight up in the air and then playing chicken about who would run under the eaves of the house first. There were a lot more little kids then than there are now, and after school and on weekends and all summer we ran around and rode bikes all over in unsupervised wild packs left to our own devices and inventive and cruel and fantastic imaginations. It was /Lord of the Flies/ out there.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/30/the-first-mr-potato-head-commercial-hit-the-airwaves-on-this-day-in-1952.html

Negotiating with Nomad. “I am the creator.” (via TackyRaccoons)
https://dynaimage.cdn.cnn.com/cnn/digital-images/org/01362afc-af1e-47cf-b1ee-e0c85709cc94.JPG

International Workers’ Day poster. “When screwed we multiply.”
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/happy-may-day-to-workers-around-world.html

Do-it-yourself-instrument band. (For the short-of-attention-span, skip ahead to 5:54.)
https://theawesomer.com/diy-instrument-band/665490/

Beardyman in 2011, introduced by Tim Minchin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N02t6UmDps4

An hour of Beardyman in Russia in 2016.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d9SVdV4EO0

“But what do I know. /I’m/ not a Supreme Court justice. /I’m/ not a good enough liar.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJCGAA4VYT8

Speaking of which.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/03/watch-this-supercut-of-susan-collins-promising-brett-kavanaugh-wont-overturn-roe-v-wade.html

And Route 66. Cut the jive on Route 65. Shut the door on Route 64. Slap your knee on Route 63. Toodle-oo on Route 62. Have your fun on Route 61. Now you try. No? Okay: Manic pixie on Route 60. Quit yer cryin’ on Route 59. Stand and wait on Route 58. Crank it up to eleven on Route 57…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoPJVcHYlU0

Infinite self-solving puzzle. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://t.co/pDL3khIr71

Honkytonk version of /Creep/. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKU_AT5Tq-c

Welcome to Strange Christian Art. This episode: the demon doodles of 1565. Demon doodles.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/03/fantastical-demon-drawings-from-1565.html

Grotto porticos.
https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/petrified-waters

It’s not the literal blood of Jesus yet. It’s still just grape juice waiting for a witch doctor to say the magic spell over it, to become Jesus’ blood, for the cultists to drink with their eyes closed while the witch doctor says another magic spell over them. Anyway, here’s how to use the machine so everyone gets the exact right amount of eventual blood to swallow, so the magic works right and you don’t get chaotic results, like demons, or divorce, or a dybbuk. Or lightning. But instead your team wins, or you’re not actually pregnant, or you pass the math test, or your loved one returns from the dead and it’s good and not a /Pet Sematary/ or /Monkey’s Paw/ situation.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/04/30/multi-juice-filler/

I told the witch doctor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmjrTcYMqBM

Lime in the Coconut.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsSuueEGQSM

Rerun: “Can you even imagine way back in the past when we thought that storms were caused by angry gods fighting on top of a mountain?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RECuQaaGGfA

How can he explain to his sensitive young wife? They didn’t have PowerPoint then or he could have used that. Or just simple honesty. And then she could use honesty on him, and escalate things.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/zonite-ad-1950.html

Like this: “I won’t let this stand!” “Or what?” “I’m not afraid of you!” “Come at me!” “I will!”
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/444

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/05/tweet-of-day_0822398637.html

I like this article for many more reasons than that its title reminds me of a title in the parody issue of Popular Mechanics in National Lampoon: /Giant Radio Robots Play Ice Hockey On the Moon at 300 m.p.h.!/ Whatever it takes to get butts in seats and then boots in the air for science, for the future we could have had and can still have if we’d only stop squabbling over bullshit and get back on track toward.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fermi-bubbles-secrets-revealed_n_6429248

And the explanation and video of Eta Carinae, just another real miracle in the sky. Non-ironically wonderful.
https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-observatories-take-an-unprecedented-look-into-superstar-eta-carinae

Some unusual phenomena seen in the sky in 1763 by people on spoiled rye bread or proto-absinthe or lead poisoning.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/a-true-and-wonderful-narrative

/Hugo/ by Frank&Beans. Some advice I got from an old theater hand: “If you’re ever on acid, stay away from a mirror.” (via b3ta)
https://youtu.be/sqKTtIs0XVk

Dance.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/05/the-evolution-of-dance-1950-to-2019.html

A full hour /plus/ of medieval Dr. Dre.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/30/dr-dre-medieval-style.html

Grossstadtgefluster – Feierabend. (say GROHS-shtet-geh-floosh-tair – FAI-yair-ah-bent) (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysgS4P4uHdo

Ants try chili sauce.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/05/when-ants-try-chili-sauce.html

So much of slow-motion novelty video, while cool, just makes me think of all the good food being wasted. But– very few of the people making slo-mo videos have children, so they’re more than making up for it. No matter how furiously you recycle gum wrappers and pipe-cleaners or what kind of car you drive or even if you generate electricity for your phone by pedaling an exercycle generator, making a baby in the first- or even second world that lives to grow up undoes all gains. The most environmentally wasteful and destructive thing you can do is let your hormones trick you into making more people.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/06/video-experience-the-drama-of-a-bullet-going-through-an-egg-at-1-million-frames-per-second.html

Rerun: Kung Fury! (30 min.)
https://vimeo.com/509917777

Art.
https://raeripple.com/projects/#gallery-6271c37283b03-3

Stylophone.
https://theawesomer.com/heavy-stylophone-riffs/547184/

Coltrane’s /Giant Steps/ on harmonica.
https://theawesomer.com/giant-steps-on-harmonica/665784/

“With us are some of Alex’s friends who often act in his films.”
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/autism-simulator.html

…And 3. When it comes to proofreading, the red penis your friend.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OonDPGwAyfQ

A clip from /Swing Time/ (1936)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QboC9Dldk4

Interdimensional public transportation.
https://theawesomer.com/infinite-journeys-cg-challenge/665769/

The six levels of overlapping melodies in musical theater (or film).
https://laughingsquid.com/six-levels-of-overlapping-melodies-in-musicals/

It’s simple.
https://i0.wp.com/theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/WhatComplex.png

My favorites are 7, 11, 39, and 45.
https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-mistakes-english-language/

Art. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://neocha.com/magazine/strings-attached/

Fortune’s Great Depression covers.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/fortune-covers-1930s.html

Mexican hat dance.
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/las_floristas_headdress_ball

And all about /Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion/.  Give it a paragraph or two; it’ll suck you in.
https://www.vogue.com/article/an-oral-history-of-romy-and-micheles-high-school-reunion

Caravan.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-04-29) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided well over an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, chiropractically adjusted by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and essential new features, such as a red donation heart that encourages you to give at least $20, by at first puzzlingly, but then, you realize, self-respectingly not accepting anything less. “What’s the matter with this thing,” you mutter, then offer a much more reasonable amount of help, see it accepted, no problem, and sigh the sigh of satisfaction. Have a treat for yourself. Ice-cream, how about, or another well-deserved dessert. Helping others, doing well by doing good, that’s what you are all about, and that’s only one of the reasons why people love you. How wonderful life is while you’re in the world.

Something else you can do for yourself and others: email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

BESIDES ALL THAT, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Photochrom travel photographs. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/sets/72157612249760312/

The creators of our simulated existence want feedback. Here’s your chance to weigh in, and read the feedback of your fellow simulated entities. (via BoingBoing)
https://neal.fun/earth-reviews/

A coup in plain sight. (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/MeidasTouch/status/1520054450320121864

The cognitive bias codex. (via BoingBoing)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Cognitive_bias_codex_en.svg

“You’ve never been completely honest.” This makes me think of KZYX. I’m not sure why, but it does.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/youve-never-been-completely-honest-dark.html

Duck! (via MissCellania) (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/HartYT_/status/1228149203261698048

Too Many Zoos – I Will Survive. You can hear in the instruments’ warble and tone how cold it is where they are for this. It turns it almost into a drunken Dixieland piece.
https://laughingsquid.com/too-many-zoos-i-will-survive/

In the science fiction of my youth, this is how people would get pregnant in the distant future.
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/part-v-the-transfer

That one.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/parking-location.html

Or you could eat slightly less, park a mile away from work, /not/ infest yourself with 30-foot tapeworms and get the thinness and health you’d like.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2022/04/can-tapeworms-make-you-beautiful.html

1908 X-ray photographs of what a corset does to your ribs.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/corset-x-rays.html

Maggot kaleidoscope with bird sounds. (via BoingBoing)
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/23/escape-into-the-pulsating-vortex-of-this-maggot-kaleidoscope.html

Zombie.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-dark-history-of-zombies.html

Appropriate rugby commentary. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o58stoJJ5No

Zoom loop. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://t.co/nRBjD5wKls

Bucket.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/04/24/bucket/

Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor on harp. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPmKRtWta4E

A machine once used to teach language is a cool toy.
https://theawesomer.com/making-lofi-music-with-ca/664929/

Machining a brass helix.
https://theawesomer.com/machining-a-brass-helix/664856/

Recycled glass.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/04/23/what-really-happens-to-recycled-glass/

The Savannah Bananas.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/04/alt-sport.html

Mr. Deer. (via Everlasting Blort) “The story is narrated in an unknown time, in a ruined modern subway. People in this society have animal faces, they have forgotten humanity and ethics and they do not avoid sins. There is someone with a deer face who is trying to reform the society.”
https://vimeo.com/696472656

Indomitable Ukrainian women. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/carlbildt/status/1515294443175387139

Skip ahead to 8:10 for the action.
https://theawesomer.com/pulling-off-the-trickiest-drone-shot/664146/

How Rome got water.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/

The Japanese museum of found rocks that look like faces. Elvis, pirate, Jesus, Easter Island moai, Bugs Bunny, Joseph Merrick, etc.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/11/the-japanese-museum-of-rocks-that-look.html

The BBC Song of Television (1936): “A mighty maze of mystic magic rays lies all about us in the gloom.” (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Rpfek-F8Rw

Where there’s always plenty of free parking. (via Fark)
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/2204/Apollo-16-station-10crop1110.jpg

Charles Berthoud plays 12-string bass. Imagine how hard you have to push down to fret that thing. It’s like a ballerina with the grip strength of a blacksmith. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=TGMYQEdNhSM

And this. Same player. Watching this I catch myself forgetting to breathe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70snS6h0ow4

Sparks.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/molten-iron-fireworks.html

Fires already.
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/map-shows-growing-number-of-wildfires-sweeping-across-us/3036377

Sunny day, bubble roof, smell the ozone and hot vinyl. I remember having to drape a big towel over the whole seat of normal cars with normal windows, coming back from swimming in the river, to not be burned. That was why you brought a towel; it wasn’t to dry off. You were pretty much dry by the time you got back to the car anyway. But it would be neat if this car could fly. It looks like it should.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/1956-buick-centurion-concept.html

Cold jets.
https://theawesomer.com/liquid-nitrogen-heros-engine/664651/

A new old kind of steam engine.
https://theawesomer.com/how-steam-engines-are-made/664599/

Our understanding of what dinosaurs actually looked like is changing all the time because the soft parts don’t fossilize with any fidelity. When you get to the bottom of the page you’ll see that more pages of these graphics are available.
https://nixillustration.com/page/1/?s=Retro+vs+modern

Ze Frank – The beetle and the damselfly. Awww.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-beetle-and-damselfly.html

“Why are you not being a gentleman, why! Why! You have the space to move! Get out of the way! Are there no gentlemen left! Are there no ladies!” (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=8p331Ldup0c

Democracy in action. “I KNOW about your BOX OF PUBIC HAIR, LOLA BROOKS! You have a BOOK OF PUBIC HAIR! Why are you cutting off my time! NO! I will NOT leave!” I love it that they include the sign language woman at low-right of the picture. It really ties the room together. (I’d click the sound on anyway.)
https://twitter.com/patriottakes/status/1520063407008976896

Art from the old days, before sex and smut and schmutz took over the medium.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/11/naples-secret-museum-of-erotic-art.html

Art from the old days, before it got so commercial.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2013/11/17/moving-images/

Elden Ring game scenes sped up and tilt-shifted. People would pay extra, I think, for games and movies and everything to look like this all the time. In fact, when replaceable eyes become available and common, you’ll be able to have any filter you like applied to your everyday vision, not just tilt-shift or cat heads on people. Black-and-white 1940s noir soft-focus with skips and film grain would be nice, for awhile.
https://infinite1up.com/p/youll-fall-for-the-look-of-tiny-elden-ring

Horror movie plot generator. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://t.co/xCdYsVnzvj

Make your own GIF flipbook.
https://www.eatmy.art/

Rerun: Christine Aquilera – Candyman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ScjucUV8v0

Food will win the war.
https://thenib.com/food-archive/

And the muscular strength that it gave to her jaw has lasted the rest of her life.
https://www.messynessychic.com/2022/04/19/the-black-aerialist-who-dazzled-gilded-age-paris/

Sassy wind. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.unbatch.com/the-wind-played-her/

This reminds me of one of the 7001 wise sayings of Ashleigh Brilliant. It was something like, “The better I know how to help, the more the world doesn’t want my help.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-greeters-guild.html

Rerun: Spidergirl, Spidergirl, climbs all up and down the wall. Sticks her feet anywhere, jumps away through the air. Lookout!
https://www.reddit.com/r/woahdude/comments/pqmdef/the_way_she_climbs_up_the_wall/

The VRD (Very Republican Duo).
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/27/its-the-very-republican-duo-to-the-rescue.html

/Attack on Titan/ on squeak chickens.
https://popculturista.com/p/attack-on-titan-theme-music-played-on-rubber-chickens

You can learn about synthesizers and sound generation by playing through this fun tutorial.
https://learningsynths.ableton.com/

The laundry is warning you: Go back!
https://www.shorpy.com/node/26583

Puppet. Now imagine another one tango dancing with it. Imagine teams of these playing a sportsball game.
https://laughingsquid.com/skelotonics-robotic-exoskeleton/

The teeth. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXlkfOD-jQo

Rachel Flowers and Dweezil Zappa (among) others, carrying the floss into the future. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBiWNLhX3Vc

If you’ve ever gritted, “No! That’s not how time travel works!” at a book or movie, you will appreciate this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3zTfXvYZ9s

Ten commandments for con men.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-greatest-con-man-of-20th-century.html

A traditional amusement ride run by the town’s old men. No seat belts, no helmets or bumpers or anything like that. It’s hard to tell how the steering works, but apparently they manage.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/carreiros-do-monte.html

Shark bite from the point of view of shark food.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/25/check-out-crazy-footage-caught-by-a-shark-who-decided-to-taste-a-camera.html

A civilized conversation in the language of eggs and truck horns.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/25/hordes-of-people-pelt-eggs-at-peoples-convoy-when-truckers-get-stuck-in-oakland-traffic-video.html

Jupiter, the biggest gaseous and fluid colored egg in the solar system.
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/juno-captures-moon-shadow-on-jupiter

A typical bill for a 1.8 mile ambulance ride in the U.S.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/04/bill-for-18-mile-ambulance-ride-in-us.html

“It’s all about individual responsibility.”
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/4/26/2094097/-Cartoon-Highly-selective-health-nuts

A heroic rescue.
https://laughingsquid.com/construction-crew-rescues-dog-from-canal/

News of a new Kids In The Hall teevee show! Everyone’s in it but Bellini!
https://theawesomer.com/the-kids-in-the-hall-red-band-trailer/664519/

Woot! Whooooooooh!
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/04/26/chop/

Think about a few things this object and its permutations might make a good analogy for. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://twitter.com/jagarikin/status/1486854767020109824

And creatures of the deep deep.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/into-deep.html

The flying sorcerers.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-04-22) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided about an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, polished to mirror-brightness by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and essential new features, such as a red donation heart that encourages you to give at least $20 by at first puzzlingly, but then, you realize, self-respectingly not accepting anything less. “What’s the matter with this thing,” you mutter, then offer a much more reasonable amount of help, see it accepted, no problem, and sigh with deep satisfaction. Have a treat for yourself. Ice-cream, how about, or another well-deserved dessert. Helping others, doing well by doing good, that’s what you’re all about, and that’s only one of the reasons why people love you. How wonderful life is while you’re in the world.

Something else you can do for yourself and others: email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

BESIDES ALL THAT, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Music from Nancy.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/music-from-nancy-1979.html

Regional pizzas.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/regional-pizzas.html

Back to normal, then.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/chain-reaction-laughter.html

Philosophy, art and science.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2022/04/16/three-domains/

Gym equipment. (via Fark)
https://t.co/qCtqUM7Z4g

Jump rope champ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLC_T1jQ5Lk

*Appreciative intake of breath sharp enough to make me cough.*
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/garden-kaleidoscope.html

Rerun: robot praying machine prays robot-written prayers equally effective to human-invented prayers. And it never gets tired nor sodomizes choirboys.
https://laughingsquid.com/robotic-mouth-sings-ai-generated-prayers/

Phobos, moon of Mars, eclipses the sun, as seen from the surface of fricking Mars!
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/20/mars-rover-captures-incredible-video-of-solar-eclipse.html

Magical special effects of Karel Zeman. “The horses flying over an abyss. The pursuers catching up. The world of adventure was a melody of eternal childhood heard somewhere in the distance.” (17 min.)
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/special-effects-1947-1980.html

Haboob!
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/haboob.html

That’s why they’re free.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/hugs.html

Judy Mayhan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQKDhs0daBU

Geoff Castellucci sings Ain’t No Sunshine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EsAEOarKW4

The difference between news and Fox news.
https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1516164203760992261

The goat that ate time.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-goat-that-ate-time/

The six fingers of time.
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/31663/31663-h/31663-h.htm

Tilt-shift Kiev in happier times.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/kyiv-forever.html

Rabbits.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2013/03/rabbits-on-reel.html

An orrery of conspiracy. A little 8-year-old Black boy forgets to pay for his potato chips, police twist his arms behind his back and haul him away weeping in a police car. But these guys cheat on their taxes, spread racist hate and fear, launder foreign mob money, undermine the educational system, the postal system, etc., attempt to violently subvert the entire American democracy for personal power and treasure, and so much more, and they’re all still rich and free, for the most part, living in McMansions and castles and their own country clubs, never a worry of hands-on from the law.
https://twitter.com/tribelaw/status/1516275230632775682

Instinct. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/AllanBell247/status/1512450229345390593

The official FBI guide to internet slang. (B8 means bait.) (via Fark)
https://archive.org/details/FBIGuideToInternetSlang/mode/1up

Art. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/yveslecoq/albums/72157604118958868/with/2387607774/

Indigenous art. (via Everlasting Blort) (Scroll down and down.)
https://publications.nga.gov.au/ceremony/

Now connect the dots and argue online about what shapes the dots are moving in. Get furious. Call people who disagree with you communist pedophile Hitler sheep idiots. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.reddit.com/r/woahdude/comments/pv836p/how_these_dots_align/

It’s like the scene in /Stargate: SG1/ at the conference of System Lords, where Goa’uld parasites controlling human hosts amuse themselves by standing around a golden tub of Goa’uld larvae, eating their own young. Except here the reptiles, of course, are not related to the ants but simply enjoying their natural delicacy. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://imgur.com/gallery/uh3bvp5

The leprechaun menace.
https://thenib.com/the-leprechaun-menace/

“I dreamed I won the lottery in my Maidenform bra.”
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/maidenform-bra-ads.html

Meryn Cadell – Maidenform.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndqd3l4fe8

The Chordettes. When they throw the buckets of lollipops into the crowd– so dangerous. They could easily poke somebody’s eye out. In those days they didn’t care. There were a million kids everywhere and more all the time. If your child lost an eye that would be a great story to hand down the family for generations. If you really needed a kid with two good eyes or legs or whatever, or even for it to just be alive, you were getting another one anyway. This was reflected in playground equipment, the draft, toys, flammable pyjamas, every aspect of society.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fty3Nzc-oiY

Wow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpc1lEJ-SRc

Wow.
https://theawesomer.com/strandbeest-evolution/663687/

Tony Pastor and a very young Rosemary Clooney start at about 13 min. (but cut off mid-song, dang).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGq-eCoPSwA

This is all easily possible once we master the 8th ray.
https://theawesomer.com/flying-gondolas/663789/

I don’t know why I like this so much, but just the idea of Fat Spiderman. (via Fark)
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-61111613

Photo Ark.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-photo-ark.html

“Sure, it might be problematic to talk in such banal fashion about an entire gender. But as a porn star who caters to males’ secret desires, I know a thing or two about men.” (via Fark)
https://news.yahoo.com/porn-star-banging-men-not-014726898.html

Double bell euphonium.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_bell_euphonium

It was to show what their hands look like. A good idea. Why doesn’t the system still do this?
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/new-zealand-mugshots.html

With video.
https://newatlas.com/music/moog-etherwave-theremin/

“And a more serious problem was when you got a little too rambunctious when you put the thing in the drive…” Rambunctious. That’s a word you don’t hear all over the place anymore.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/19/stop-to-appreciate-the-brilliant-engineering-of-the-3%c2%bd-inch-floppy-disk.html

Tantric racism.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/4/15/2092085/-Cartoon-Economics-kinks

Impressive school band. In the Netherlands.
https://laughingsquid.com/students-perform-radiohead-paranoid-android/

Reel to reel tape piano.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/reel-to-reel-tape-piano.html

Chicago.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/chicago.html

A terrific project.
https://theawesomer.com/martial-arts-remake/604151/

Speaking of which:
https://theawesomer.com/restoring-a-mini-flamethrower/664095/

“What.” (via Fark)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/01/Botman_-_Emperor_Nicholas_I_(cropped).jpg

Video-game-engine animation of the Stiegler-Brown incident.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSluTZGxdY0

The Flying Sorcerers.
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/TheFlyingSorcerers

And real-life Tank Girl and her real-life gang of kangaroo-gene-enhanced soldiers in their real-life tank.
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/12286428

A Passover ham.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-04-15) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided about an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, freshly bedazzled by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and essential new features, such as a red donation heart that encourages you to give at least $20 by at first puzzlingly, but then, you realize, self-respectingly not accepting anything less.

Something else you can do for yourself and others: email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

BESIDES ALL THAT, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Rerun: the Donnie Darko Easter bunnies. Ether bunnies is more like it.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/creepy-easter-bunnies.html

The Bunny Hop.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/ray-anthony-bunny-hop.html

One-armed Argentinian card sharp, cross between Lord Buckley, Salvador Dali and Howard Hughes, declares, “The four of espades!
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/rene_lavand_one_armed_magician

Singer becomes fascinated and adoring of her sign-language interpreter. (via NagOnTheLake) (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://ifunny.co/video/when-renee-elise-goldsberry-fangirled-at-the-interpreter-da-Bibwzd6Q9

Bleagh! (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CcAwdlqDBLe/

Songs with fruit in the title. But where is Lime In The Coconut? Where is Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree? Where is Yes We Have No Bananas? Oh, never mind, there it is.
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3peXoYxAhAyzv0kpZTPUNy

Lemonade? or paint thinner? Choose wisely.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/09/bad-things-await-those-who-confuse-orange-juice-with-paint-thinner.html

Film night: Creature from the Haunted Sea. “Posada went all alone into the hidden void… with the killers closing in!”
https://archive.org/details/CreatureFromTheHauntedSea

Miles Davis, So What.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2022/04/10/miles-davis-so-what/

How we get razor blades.
https://theawesomer.com/how-razor-blades-are-made/663227/

Fall. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.reddit.com/r/woahdude/comments/u0ez82/domino_waterfall/

Yet another mass alugalug-cat project. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/TheDebbieMia/status/1459766435392204801

Taxidermy fetish turned up all the way. Except, no little mice having tea, nor squirrels playing rugby in thimble helmets. Only industrial-size taxidermy animals and their parts.
https://www.npr.org/2022/04/10/1091937252/spain-taxidermy-collection-extinct-protected-animals

Narcotics. Pit of Despair. (30 min.) (via BoingBoing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9MWMskGrKA

1973 Turkish Star Trek movie. (73 min.)
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/11/this-star-trek-spolitation-film-from-turkey-is-far-out-1973.html

Further sign-language artist center-staging. It’s really about time these people get the attention they deserve.
https://laughingsquid.com/sign-language-interpreter-translates-accents/

Alfred Langevin, the Man Who Could Smoke Through His Eye
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/alfred-langevin.html

Lightning bricks a Prius. Watch the whole thing. It’s pretty cool. They have it from both inside and across the highway.
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/12276255

It all happened so fast.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/13/watch-this-cute-slug-pass-through-a-clear-ballpoint-pen-tube.html

This will never work for launching living things into space; they’d be pressed like pressed rats, but for satellites, materials for building in space, etc., great, thrilling, seventy-percent cheaper than using the giant first stage of rockets, and non-polluting. With concept video.
https://newatlas.com/space/spinlaunch-nasa/

Speaking of which, I found the Popular Mechanics project that item reminded me of.
https://boingboing.net/2006/12/29/diy-centrifuge-weapo.html

“I thought radio was a plaything, but now my eyes are opened, and I am making as much as /$15 a week!/” That’s swell, now you can afford to get married; you just have to find a nice girl who likes the smell of a solder pot, linseed oil, hot dusty vacuum tubes. They’re a dime a dozen down on the docks anymore. Rosy lips, child-bearing hips… “Hey! Talkin’ about radio, here, not goils.” He didn’t mean nothing by it. He is just jealous of your good fortune.
https://worldradiohistory.com/Archive-Radio-News/20s/Radio-News-1928-07-R.pdf

It sounds like a koto.
https://laughingsquid.com/piano-muting-pedal/

That escalated quickly.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/escalade.html

“All unsuspecting.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2011/10/chorus-line.html

Gilbert Gottfried is dead. Here’s a recording of him reading the Bene Gesserit litany against fear and somehow morphing it into the Aristocrats joke.
https://www.cameo.com/v/60eb070e06c104001d38adca

What? You say you’ve never seen the essential documentary film about the /The Aristocrats/? Here’s your chance. Block out 3.5 hours for this. It’s totally worth it.
https://watchdocumentaries.com/the-aristocrats/

“Phyllis, you’re on the air. What’s on your mind today?” “Well, John, you cow turd…”
https://theava.com/archives/184059

An honest recruiter.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/squid-game.html

Don’t look. You don’t want to read about this. You don’t want to see this. It’s not like you can go back in time and stop it from happening, or keep people like this out of law enforcement, or even think about anything else for the rest of the day.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/13/footage-shows-grand-rapids-cop-executing-man-with-shot-to-back-of-head.html

San Francisco before the quake.
https://laughingsquid.com/san-francisco-market-street-colorized-footage-1906/

What the hell, it’s a gig.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnkTUKtxRic

All unsuspecting.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2011/10/chorus-line.html

Now, take it easy, son, there’s obviously a perfectly logical explanation for all of this.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/13/check-out-the-late-great-gilbert-gottfried-as-mr-mxyzptlk.html

And ZoomWorld.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/14/this-10-hour-long-version-of-zoomquilt-2-is-endlessly-captivating.html

Wonders of the post-satirical world.

     “I axed mad Asians. I axed Chinese, too! Ain’t nobody have turtles, Ace! They said come back in the summer!”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-04-08) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided about an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, freshly spackled and painted by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and essential new features, such as a red donation heart that encourages you to give at least $20 by gently but firmly or rather cleverly passive-aggressively not accepting anything less. It was a secret, but I spilled the beans last week, so you know what to do. Happiness comes not from constantly taking, taking, taking, but from giving of yourself. You deserve to be happy. Even a poor tailor deserves a little happiness.

Something else you can do: email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

You’ll hear the difference in tone of this particular show. I did it from Juanita’s place, after being away for many weeks (last five shows were from the studio in Fort Bragg (CA). Juanita was exhausted from her trip in a rental car the whole length of California to L.A. for Skipper’s funeral, on like an hour of sleep in three days; she returned the car with two minutes to spare. You can hear her sleeping in the background nearly the whole show. I’m talking very quietly but with my mouth right on the mic so not to wake her up. I sound like a hostage with nothing to lose, or a golf announcer, or a miner in a jam, or an FM radio. Maybe you like it this way. Let me know. I can do it on purpose.

BESIDES ALL THAT, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Mongolian wind burial. This is very like the hand-done animation Ray (of Ray and Miriam) Rice used to make in Mendocino in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/mongolian-wind-burial.html

And –ermagerd!– someone put a few of Ray’s dreamlike videos up on the web! Here:
https://rayandmiriamrice.com/ray-rice/films/

Sneaker wave.
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/s3p9o2/the_danger_of_a_sneaker_wave_people_are_ok/

One giant leap. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://twitter.com/i/status/1510398651369144323

Rerun: the giant flying boats.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f906Sy79hA

The giant supersonic bomber.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl32c352thE

Star Wars with a /Space: 1999/ intro. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRGf6GEAbVM

Pigeon.
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/pigeon

Master of the pizzicato. A tiny insistent rainstorm of pizzication.
https://theawesomer.com/pizzicato-master/567676/

The paraphernalia of poison.
https://www.messynessychic.com/2022/04/05/and-now-a-brief-history-of-poisoning/

The ankle bone connected to the tongue bone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=IAFrKZ2wgL0

Randy Rainbow’s latest.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/gay.html

Ezekiel Krahlen sent this link. This fellow’s project reminds me of all kinds of little machines I made to teach about electricity at the Albion Whale School in the middle and late 1980s. I recognize the feeling he instructively, slightly anxiously, enthusiastically but not quite fanatically conveys. To quote Meryn Caddell: “There is a light in his eyes as bright as the aura around his head.” It’s something more than a reflection of the projects.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoS_xG9pOY4

Bird is a honking bluesmaster.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/06/watch-parrot-has-incredible-singing-voice-while-jamming-with-his-human.html

The chorus of the song.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2011/10/this-is-chorus-of-song.html

And then, forty years later, KLF. (via BoingBoing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_253-HURY8

And then, thirty years after that, the logical evolution of novelty music. They gone about as fur as they c’n go.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/06/surrender-to-the-trippiness-of-a-cold-freezin-night-by-the-books.html

Finkelman’s final show.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/finklemans-45s-final-show.html

A flipbook of slides of your insides. The hams and calves are the simplest, just muscle and bone.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/03/the-visible-human-project-is-a-detailed-collection-of-cross-sectional-photographs-of-the-human-body.html

Testing French manhole covers with a gigantic Hobart dough-mixing attachment.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/testing-manhole-covers.html

Long trains. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NSWLrMoU74

An hour-long 360-degree-view ride-through of Miniatur Wunderland (say mee-nya-TOOR VOON-tuh-lunt).
https://theawesomer.com/an-hour-in-wunderland/662861/

When the school bus stops and its stop sign is flapped out and the lights are flashing, that should tell you something, specifically: don’t be like these drivers. (Startle alert. Put the Pepsi down before you watch the video.)
https://www.wshu.org/long-island-news/2022-04-04/suffolk-county-school-bus-camera-program-generates-12-million-in-fines-from-motorists

The big book of Satanic cult awareness.
https://archive.org/details/satanic-cult-awareness-u.-s.-department-of-justice/mode/2up?view=theater

Lisa Simpson in hyperspace. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://twitter.com/i/status/1511080468363591686

A German marching band plays the Doctor Who theme.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/peace.html

Dog and butterfly but bigger.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/05/cow-is-enchanted-by-man-playing-accordion.html

Art. (via b3ta)
https://mymodernmet.com/depression-illustration-jungle-animals-dawid-planeta/

A.I. art. (via Neatorama)
https://pictojam.com/p/dall-e-2-ai-creates-realistic-images-from-text-descriptions

The actual industrial process used to fashionably fuck up perfectly good pants and charge, and get, five times as much money for them. I give up. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/rg8cyu/how_they_make_ripped_jeans_o/

The Music of the Beatles as Channeled in 1958 by the Echo Lake Home for the Potentially Clairvoyant. Various psychic artists.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/01/the-music-of-the-beatles-as-channeled-in-1958-by-the-echo-lake-home-for-the-potentially-clairvoyant-is-a-fascinating-experiment

Distorted amplified acoustic guitar is pretty cool and it’s strange that it’s not more widespread in music. In the late ’70s I used a pair of headphones as a microphone, clamped over the bell of my guitar, plugged into a tube amplifier I made out of a thrift-store tape recorder, and turned it up to eleven. Also there was a white reggae band that used to play at the Caspar Inn where the guitarist used a similarly distorted acoustic guitar. I don’t remember his name; he looked just like the leader of the robber gang in /Point Break/ but with tangled ropes of blond hair down to the middle of his back.
https://theawesomer.com/rammstein-fingerstyle/625757/

“The tone, which is essentially that of a violin…”
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/violin-horn.html

Story of Lilith.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CbAkTNENW_x/

Elderly but still spry Joan Baez dances with a toy light-up bubble sword next to her camp trailer. I imagine someone playing a joke, shouting at her through a police bullhorn: “Put the weapon down, Ma’m!” and she’d bust up laughing.
https://vimeo.com/583542948

Daisy Studio.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/1940s-studio-portraits.html

A demonstration of French time. All time, really, for everyone.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/le-miroir.html

First off, they’re made of marshmallows, which are an even greater choking hazard for children than green plastic army men ever were, so no, thank you. The only candy more disgusting than marshmallow candy is candy teeth (commonly called candy corn). And anything with candy coconut in it. Or carob. Bleagh.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/negerkuss.html

Domino fall made of cards. (via TYWKIWDBI) (You might like to click the sound on.)
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/tbo33s/domino_of_cards/

Domino fall made of European-designer-toy dominoes.
https://theawesomer.com/cool-kapla-tricks/603657/

It occurred to me that there might be a band somewhere called The New Mexicans and that they’d be great and underrated and I’d discover them and feel all clever. For some reason I forgot that there’s a whole state named New Mexico. My idea was, they’d probably be sarcastic punk deathmetal gypsy-jazz genius Mexican musicians with their name-joke being that they’re all in their sixties and seventies, Mexicans and not physically new. The band ecosystem is an infinite fractal landscape; of /course/ that band would exist. So I looked it up, and there is no band called The New Mexicans at all (yet), but I found these guys from New Mexico, and they are plenty good enough:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q6lqp0BbtQ

“What if, instead of scaring people with horror stories of unsafe self-managed abortions, we educated everyone about how easy and safe self-managed abortion can actually be.”
https://thenib.com/self-managed-abortion/

When cars’ robot faces gritting their teeth were peeved robot faces gritting their teeth. Those were the days. Now car faces all look like anger-dream animated chipmunks and sharks.
https://www.shorpy.com/node/26543

We call it the bishop machine.
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/ssjpt7/thats_how_a_chess_piece_is_made/

A short animated film from DUST about alternate worlds. It reminds me of H. Beam Piper stories from the 1960s on this subject.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DXaRZDMd70

The people, no different flesh. (via Everlasting Blort) (Swipe or right-arrow through the gallery.)
https://www.yatzer.com/before-they-pass-away-jimmy-nelson/slideshow/1

One more tribe unrepresented in the previous item. (Woman closest to moustachioed athlete captured mid-alarm at being photographed. Situational awareness. The rest are oblivious.) (The athlete might be Bruce McCulloch of Kids In The Hall.) (via Fark) (parentheses)
https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/04/08/PROC/8f448c40-886c-43e9-86e0-eabf7f4dcd71-TELEVISION_PROGRAMS_BOWLING_FOR_DOLLARS_7.jpg

Further types of people of the world involving moustaches and bow ties.
https://christopherhowell.net/images/magic-show-party-2-p-1080.jpeg

The moment the last teevee station in Iowa to get color got color.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/07/watch-this-tv-channel-switch-from-black-and-white-to-color-broadcasting-in-1967.html

Punkified opening theme to PeeWee’s Playhouse.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/pee-wees-playhouse-goes-punk.html

One chapter from Allie Brosh’s new graphic storybook: /Richard/.
https://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2020/09/richard.html

Just the machine for strike-breaking a brick-breaking strike.
https://theawesomer.com/one-punch-gun/609156/

Ants convert their fattest friends into living storage tanks of honey to suck on all winter.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/06/watch-these-ants-turn-other-ants-into-living-storage-tanks-of-food-for-the-colony.html

Ze Frank – true facts about sea stars.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/04/08/True-Facts-About-Sea-Stars/

Live looping pianos. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFRdoYfZYUY

Wake up! Huh? Wha? AAAIIIEEE! (plop) Wake up! Wake up! Huh? Wha? AAIIIIIEEE! (plop). It used to be, when you’d see a person at a fair who didn’t want to go on the rides, you’d wonder what was wrong with them. Then you get a little older and you see the wisdom. Also, whether you go on the rides or not, don’t eat anything they sell there. And don’t look anyone in the eye; they might be off their meds, or on self-meds, and focus on you. And the strobing Edison bulbs, and /noise and smells/ of all the diesel motors and calliopes and the cow shit from the auction stables and the go-kart races and ocean waves of screaming and teenagers throwing up their smuggled-in liquor and consequently fair-food vomit everywhere. Thanks for reminding me. You kids go have fun decapitating yourselves and getting stabbed by a broken Zipper-ride girder; I’ll be doing literally anything else, anywhere else.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/08/watch-this-insane-amusement-park-slingshot-ride-make-two-teenage-girls-pass-out.html

Half an hour of peaceful video of Studio Ghibli film backgrounds. The exact opposite of a county fair.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/peaceful-visuals-from-studio-ghibli.html

Shadow dance. They’re like Pilobolus but in 2-D.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2013/04/shadow-act.html

Souls.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/08/souls-heartbreaking-ukrainian-animation-about-innocents-murdered-in-the-russian-invasion.html

Simpsons.
https://laughingsquid.com/harmonic-guitar-cover-of-the-simpsons-theme/

Swedish chef. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBC_Fn0lvdE

Oompah.
https://theawesomer.com/sweet-oompah-o-mine/568222/

Same band. Highway to Hell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_gtGfAail4

“Does the Lord of the Rings trilogy pass the Bechdel test? To do so, a book or movie must have three things: 1. at least two women, 2. who talk to each other, 3. about something other than a man. To show that LOTR indeed passes the test, Eight Foot Manchild made a supercut of all the scenes that meet the criteria.”
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/05/watch-every-scene-in-the-lord-of-the-rings-where-two-women-interact.html

It reminds me of the surprise 2008 discovery that unspooling ordinary office cellophane tape generates usable amounts of X-rays. I wonder if several giant rolls of tape all facing each other, a prime number of them, thirteen or seventeen or twenty-three, and with some sort of clockwork mechanism to nudge the rolls to keep them close together as they unwind, or even slots that would let gravity do that, might be a source of energy in the future. And if the tape were made of a material that wouldn’t vaporize from the heat, it could be cut on rows of fixed blades as it emerged and rerolled in more manageable-size packages to be used in smaller generators for rural areas and military installations, and then smaller still to sell for household use as sticky tape. Or.
https://newatlas.com/energy/first-light-nuclear-fusion-projectile/

Don’t say gay, Charlie Brown.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/06/q-nuts-dont-say-gay.html

Fjords. You can thank Slartibartfast for those, or could, rather, if they hadn’t all been destroyed along with the original Earth, to make way for a hyperspace bypass.
https://theawesomer.com/fjords-8k/567630/

Pink Floyd, still knocking down the wall.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/pink-floyd-re-form-to-support-ukraine.html

It’s this man’s job to climb under buildings and find problems like this, then climb out before the problem eventuates and crushes him to death.
https://www.boredpanda.com/dangerous-structure-fails/

And /Don’t run. We are your friends. Ack ack ack!/ The valley of uncanny tannoy-headed dogs. Dog.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/robot-enforcer.html