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One graffito, two graffiti.

     “In Italian the word graffiti is a plural noun and its singular form is graffito. Traditionally, the same distinction has been maintained in English, so that graffiti, being plural, would require a plural verb, as in: the graffiti were all over the wall. By the same token, the singular would require a singular verb, as in: there was a graffito on the wall. Today, these distinctions survive in some specialist fields such as archaeology but sound odd to most native speakers. The most common modern use is to treat graffiti as if it were a mass noun, similar to a word like writing, and not to use graffito at all. In this case, graffiti takes a singular verb, as in: the graffiti was all over the wall. Such uses are now widely accepted as standard. A similar process is going on with other words such as agenda, data, and media.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-03-17) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

Here’s something so personally outrageous that it’s actually kind of cool: You’ll recall how there’s been a problem with, sometimes, my show not being picked up in progress and going out on KMEC Ukiah from midnight to 3am the way Sid Cooperrider set things up there. KNYO Fort Bragg has been very reliable since the repairs on both KNYO’s end and my end, wherever I am, even when I’m doing the show from Juanita’s apartment. When I put on something recorded and have a moment to check, KNYO is always playing what I’m sending. Okay, just after midnight last night, while Rich Alcott’s /Attention Deficit News/ was on my box and demonstrably squirting out through KNYO’s transmitter, I went to KMEC via TuneIn.com and it was playing not Rich Alcott but instead some kind of hip-hop music. This has happened before. I emailed Sid, asked him to look into it, and went back to doing my show.

Sid wrote back today: “I’ll see what’s up. Last week I tuned in and found someone in the studio, muting your show, playing hiphop. I don’t believe that person would do that again, but ???”

So, see? Sometimes it’s just that simple. This is good. It’s not an intractable technical problem; it’s just a matter of everybody getting the memo, though clearly someone already got the memo and either didn’t read it or didn’t care. People are funny. Sid and Ed will deal with it.

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

History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of man. Gojira!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oBNEG8kLfQ

Here comes the sun.
https://vimeo.com/208067675

Dog of the dead.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/03/canine-freestyle-and-flyball-at-crufts.html

Rerun: Dog of Wisdom. “That is a good wisdom.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-UmfqFjpl0

Kimmo Pohjonen and Sami Kuoppamaki. Accordion and drums.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw89so4gEZs

The banana republics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgydTdThoeA

Coney Island.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2010/05/phantasmagorical-coney-island-city-of.html

Singularity chess.
http://pmburgess.blogspot.com/2006/06/singularity-chess.html

If you are an electronics tinkerer, get ready to take a picture of your own goofily thrilled face, then watch this. That’ll be the picture to use on a dating app to repel manic pixies who will know automatically that they don’t need to fix you.
https://boingboing.net/2017/03/15/must-needs-when-digital-drives.html

Snakism.
https://pippinbarr.github.io/SNAKISMS/

Hermes said, “Scram, you lousy greensnakes!” But I think they’re pretty. And they make great desktop images.
http://tinyurl.com/zp4um2a

Howler monkeys.
https://twitter.com/ARTvsTRUMP/status/835866482827538432

And meat.
https://twitter.com/ARTvsTRUMP/status/829463126680674304

How Trump protects Americans.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/15/trump-protects-americans.html

Mr. Steinberg’s hotel.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/girl_in_trouble_the_mysterious_vintage_bondage_photos_known_only_as_mr._ste

What they called syphilis in different places. For example, around France, but not in France, they called it the French disease. The French called it the Italian disease. And so on. Remember: “Sailor, beware the easy pickup.”
http://i.imgur.com/CJ97PD2.png

Council of Elrond.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/175

Let’s find out.
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/will-lava-lamps-work-on-jupiter

Understood. (Click on image to embiggify.)
https://kerrycallen.blogspot.de/2017/01/super-antics-10.html

And the rest of those:
http://www.nerdcore.de/2017/03/10/super-antics/

“Can it be this is all? How puny, how small!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYQ3O8U6SMY

Size.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isppUA0MZmw

City of shacks. 36,000 people per square mile. In twenty years 5,000,000,000 people will be living like this, if the food and water supply can keep up, which it can’t.
http://www.bernhardlang.de/Website/AV_Manila_All.html

Return to the ditch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtbutcpWG0A

Car boys. (It sounds familiar because a carboy was a kind of giant glass bottle for transporting liquid.) In this case it’s boys using a car game creatively/destructively. This is the modern equivalent of Matchbox car demolition derbies involving flammables and firecrackers and a hammer.
http://dailyoftheday.com/obsession-of-the-week-car-boys/

Trains.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2010/07/trains-and-railways-extravaganza-part-2.html

They don’t make ’em like that anymore.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIoPPD0NKhA

Melons.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/risque_produce_labels

Ah… Ahh-PLOO!
https://d6d2h4gfvy8t8.cloudfront.net/18360678-orig.jpg

Origin story. So she shaves under her arms, but how does she do that? Superman removes his super facial hair by directing his superpowered-eye-ray-du-jour into a mirror and either burning or freezing or time-traveling it off. Maybe she uses the lasso of truth somehow to do it, or the tiara thing. Or –she is part goddess– maybe she just orders her divine body to suck the hairs back inside faster than they can come out. That’s probably it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INLzqh7rZ-U

Timing.
http://dailyoftheday.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/winner.jpg

Mimas by Saturnlight.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/16/mimas-in-saturnlight.html

Yo yo maestro.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFLIRg7N-GY

He will tell you who and what he is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d1F0mJ8QPs

…And then he will rip out your guts and shove them up your butt till they come out of your stinking coward eyes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0yAh_c6pTY

The ancient equation: Sexy plus gross equals creepy.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2017/03/16/sinister-seductress-tropes-vs-women-in-video-games/

Zip and zest and pep to cook and clean and dust and be cute.
http://tinyurl.com/ZipAndZestAndPep

“Well, you look pretty down… Cool it a sec, and I’ll see what I can dig up.” “CRAZY!”
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/jazz_great_charles_mingus_takes_on_bootleggers_in_this_amazing_self_produce

Brute-force deduction.
https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2017-03/14/0/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane-02/sub-buzz-14193-1489465393-1.jpg

…And the rest of them:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/jemimaskelley/hp-jokes-megalist

A woman who used to call and visit KMFB told me she once spent a week in jail with Sugar Pie DeSanto. Here’s Sugar Pie Desanto in 1964.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZIzF2uC9MM

Sugar Pie DeSanto in 2007. I think it’s fair to assume that she was fully Sugar Pie DeSanto right out of the box, no alterations necessary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AawXzc8k_1c

Go away or I will taunt you again.
http://b3ta.com/links/1429174

Twisted. Flip city. Hoobie-shoobie.
http://laughingsquid.com/an-amazing-photo-series-that-makes-the-landscape-appear-as-if-its-folding-over-itself/
https://www.aydinbuyuktas.com/?page_id=303

Holding hands and skipping tracers. (They’re regular ammunition but with a phosphorus compound burning in the bullet to show up its line of flight in a bright red line, and in this case to show why you never shoot at the water, son.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGAl1nYavy0

She can’t really see you, honey. She’s just pretending. When I was a little boy I thought she looked sad about something. Doesn’t she? I wonder what was going on in her life to make her so sad. Maybe it was just the good old days.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td1KAgrYUGA

With tongue.
http://images.csmonitor.com/csm/2016/01/04_16.jpg?alias=standard_900x600nc

And which chair is the mom and which chair is the dad, and why.
https://d6d2h4gfvy8t8.cloudfront.net/18362125-orig.jpg

Dormammu, I’ve come to bargain.

     “A garment that squeezes the testicles makes a man think differently.” -Umberto Eco

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-03-10) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

Ezekiel Krahlin called, and also Scott Peterson (later I read Scott’s story /Death Spiral/). TJ came in and shared his insights into self defense. At about 1:30am (that’ll be 4 hours 30 min. into the recording) a bunch of people leaving the bar saw Jerry working on a computer in the front and came in. Jerry sent them back to me. They were friendly, but you know how easily I am overwhelmed by a crowd, and at first I didn’t understand what they were all saying, but it soon became clear: Jay Smeck (I’m guessing at the spelling), of Yuba City, has a new song out. I gave him a wire from the mixer to plug into his phone, and he sang along with his recording that I played on the monitors. When I’m doing the show from Fort Bragg I don’t use headphones, so it didn’t occur to me in time to hand them to him, and I felt a little silly about that, but it worked out fine and he sounded like a pro, which means he’s very good; the monitor situation was primitive and terrible and he just instantly adapted and performed. They all shook my hand, I was hugged from several directions at once, and they left.

I’m trying to convey how this all felt to me: I’m alone in a quiet room in the middle of the night, reading into a microphone, and suddenly there’s this kaleidoscopic whirl of activity, like a scene in The Magic Christian, and everything’s happening at once, and then I’m alone again, and it’s quiet, and I go back to reading. It’s like: did that really happen? Well, yes, because one of them brought a cigaret in and it still smells like cigarets. But on the air, and in the recording, it’s just radio. Somebody’s talking, you hear some music, somebody’s talking again. The inside is so different from the outside.

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

The finely crafted television of the future.
http://theawesomer.com/rca-wireless-wizard/415145/

The finely crafted Hupfeld Phonoliszt of the past.
http://laughingsquid.com/a-beautifully-restored-hupfeld-phonoliszt-violina-a-self-playing-mechanical-violin-orchestrion-player/

1950s ads improved by Cheeto Benito quotes.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/03/1950s-sexist-ads-with-donald-trump.html

Aboriginal auto repair.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55pdUjNgwAY

“What are you lookin’ at?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaHz7RwbpLQ

Crows.
https://vimeo.com/207190633

Thought germs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE3j_RHkqJc

The battle of Helm’s Deep broken down into 24 beats.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn2-PUq1Z84

Host a hunted family under your floorboards.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/08/futurecnn-creator-offers-an-ad.html

The story of rubber.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyMNHjvA3yc

Art? Not art? So many questions. Also- the right-hand woman’s legs remind me of the thought experiment, /If your legs bent the other way, what would a chair look like?/
http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170302162546-21-week-in-photos-0303-super-169.jpg

Relativity.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/09/squash-stretch-and-general-rel.html

“And here we see coasters being packed for shipment. And in a matter of minutes the line /could/ be producing water tumblers or tomato slicers, breadboxes or pitchers.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQpGPrsbqOc

Disturbing.
http://www.collegehumor.com/post/7043677/16-teachers-share-the-most-disturbing-artwork-a-student-ever-submitted

Live in the future!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkWsao4UZdc

Fraley’s robot repair.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/fraleys-robot-repair

Get a load of the /pipes/ on that baby.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/48661037/PIPES

Rule 34, is there anything it can’t do?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B_W_CZfVtc

Evolution of 2-D animation.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/03/supercut-evolution-of-2d-animation.html

Logan retrospective. 17 years of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in four minutes.
http://theawesomer.com/wolverine-logans-retrospective/415380/

Chuck Norris shoots everybody.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdVBkn6ohH8

And the map.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/03/06/good-luck/

Human pocket squares square off for cash, prizes, power and dames.

     “I can remember the first time I had to go to sleep.   Mom said, ‘Steven, time to go to sleep.’   I said, ‘But I don’t know how.’   She said, ‘It’s real easy. Just go down to the end of tired and hang a left.’   So I went down to the end of tired, and just out of curiosity I hung a right.   My mother was there, and she said, ‘I thought I told you to go to sleep.'”  -Steven Wright

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

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

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

Good habits, and body parts, of the ideal boy.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/03/ideal-boy-an-charts-from-ind.html

Trump quotes inserted in Red Skull’s speech bubbles.
http://www.nerdcore.de/2017/02/25/trump-quotes-x-red-skull/

Star Wars fight scene with improved sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXWrTTkaS4k

Sweat droplets bubbling out of the ridges of fingertips. This is happening right now on all your fingers.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/24/close-up-video-of-sweat-drops.html

Woody Allen, a career in ten lines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9RsyjWRl5g

Nothing at all creepy about this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr_prHZMjyk

Balls and ball races.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbIbiyDKbAg

Sea lions play volleyball.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/28/watch-these-sea-lions-play-vol.html

One-man band plays Black Dog as well as those sea lions play volleyball. Meaning, pretty well.
http://www.avclub.com/article/one-man-performs-every-instrument-led-zeppelins-bl-251219

Anamorphic Helen Keller. Helen Keller made of clothes. Next, why not do Penn and Teller, Penn and Teller dressed in those?
http://laughingsquid.com/sight-specific-a-giant-anamorphic-portrait-of-helen-keller-created-with-donated-thrift-store-clothing/

Symmetry.
https://vimeo.com/204736859

Doctor Strange video effects breakdown.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBzPl8SnZdg

Infrared Oregon. My favorite parts are where a bridge goes up and down and the sound goes vvvn vvvvm.
http://laughingsquid.com/invisible-oregon-a-stunning-overhead-view-of-the-beaver-state-as-seen-through-an-infrared-camera/

A new kind of battery that takes a thousand years to go dead. And making it safely uses up nuclear power plant waste, and it’s no more radioactive to handle (or to eat) than a banana.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6ME88nMnYE

How to rock a pocket square.
http://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/12/18/how-to-rock-a-pocket-square-an-illustrated-guide/

“The value of dekotora is not money. It is more spiritual.” Spiritual Xmas-lighted trucks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7YETRPILaQ

Health care so-called debate entertainingly explained in 15 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEGpriv2TAc

Another collection of Alex Jones moments. Donald Trump specifically invited this guy to attend press events barred to Politico, BuzzFeed, CNN, the New York Times, Mother Jones, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_5VtoysNFs

Who wouldn’t want to play with this musical toy?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exEMEex-A3Q

Six cute little Japanese Rube Goldberg things.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/28/clickety-click-barba-trick.html

Why flying in passenger jets is slower than fifty years ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1QEj09Pe6k

No, I’m good. Slow is okay.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M1zWcopcao

The SR-71. From the early 1960s.
http://newatlas.com/how-to-fly-sr-71-blackbird/46366/

Cereal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5AApxSzlyY

Melania says hello.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcU3EKigZLQ

Rerun: Lord of the Hissy-Fit.
http://worldoflongmire.com/features/romance_novels/

Lava.
http://theawesomer.com/lava-fire-hose/413860/

Zoom in on the syrup for further instructions.
https://twitter.com/DennysDiner/status/837041513649606656/photo/1

A subreddit dedicated to collecting and mocking examples of gatekeeping in popular culture and fandom:
https://www.reddit.com/r/gatekeeping/

And the Mandela Effect.
http://laughingsquid.com/how-the-mandela-effect-causes-people-to-share-false-memories-and-why-the-truth-matters/

With liberty and justice for all.

     “It’s time we show the Fire Nation that we believe in our beliefs as much as they believe in theirs.” -Princess Yue

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-02-24) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

At the beginning of the recording you’ll hear the very tail end of a propaganda film about what a great favor the U.S. government did for hundreds of thousands of slanty-eyed American citizens by spiriting them away to prison camps. Also it’s about how, though some of them were undoubtedly loyal to foreign powers, evidenced by their being resentful of being plucked out of their lives, most of them understood the necessity and were delighted to help out the war effort by living and working and raising their children in the desert surrounded by guard towers and machine guns and razor wire. Just the very end of that, where the announcer tells that all this was carried out kindly and humanely for a reason: that Americans captured and imprisoned by the Axis powers might be treated well in return, and we can all go back to normal once the traitors have been driven out forever. Then part of an interview with George Takei (Mister Sulu in Star Trek, and Hiro Nakamura’s father in Heroes, among other roles he played), who was four when he and his family were kidnapped, and who stood with other little children in a prison schoolroom and pledged allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one nation, with liberty and justice for all. That’s just the first three minutes

Then there’s the show, of course. I did the best I could, and I even dredged up all my favorite yodels for the musical breaks. I hope you like it. There’ll be another one next week, and the week after that, and so on until I get it right.

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

No, Martha.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=022017

A moving film of hundreds of still photos of Otto Lilienthal, the first man to really fly, really flying.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2017/02/22/only-photographs-remained-of-the-first-flying-man-until-now/

Cliff diving.
http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2017/02/cliff-diving.html

This artist got a kick out of Soviet communism.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/mutants_and_grotesque_monsters_the_soviet_artist_who_rebelled_against_the_f

Dung glass.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/manure_glass

Robert Ross sent me the link to this Italian parade float.
https://www.facebook.com/TheOther98/videos/1704842586193379/

Hands-down the most impressive music video you have ever seen, or I will eat a hat of my choosing.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/22/a-brilliantly-executed-extrem.html

Hahnyah. Nyah-nuh-nuh-nuh-nahh. (Turn on closed captions.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiQNTF8GFGQ

Loose seal. You picked a fine time to leave me.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/02/disguise.html

Tentacles.
https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/the-virgin-mary-now-with-800-more-tentacles

Do robots deserve rights?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHyUYg8X31c

A new nonsense word generator.
http://soybomb.com/tricks/words/

Words mean anything don’t anymore.
https://theawl.com/words-mean-anything-dont-anymore-303c4766bb17#.f705glgdd

“You’re gonna be exhausted from all the winning.” (Tom Tomorrow)
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-past-month-in-nutshell.html

And zombie relocation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp1paRWGYPY

Party hat and whizzer, check.

     “I’m gonna let you enjoy this for 60 seconds. Then I’m turning the reality hose back on.” -Shauna

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-02-17) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

By the way, that was just twenty years of Memo of the Air that went by, just then. February 1997 to last night, whoosh. And the main thing it makes me think is, I had a /House of Mystery/ comic book when I was in fifth grade, the year white men landed on the moon (thanks to a lot of black lady mathematicians), where the cartoon story was about an evil photographer who ruined people’s lives with blackmail, and this was shown by a blackmail-ruined businessman, whose twenty year business is about to be destroyed even though he paid the blackmail money, and he’s running after the photographer’s car in the night, wailing, begging, “Twenty years! /TWENTY YEARS!/” Like Kilgore Trout running after Kurt Vonnegut in his /Breakfast of Champions/ dark parking lot of the soul, yelling, “Make me young! Make me young!

I didn’t sleep right before and so was kind of tired for this show, and you can hear that, but it’s still all there. Alex Bosworth called very late, and that was nice, though I almost fell asleep while we were talking. Alex has been a constant over the years, except for the two or three years where we all thought he was dead, but even then I had his stories to read and recordings of his stories to play. /He’s/ had an amazing life. The world used him for a punching bag, and he just keeps getting back up, like one of those inflatable clown things that you punch and it rights itself or, no, more like Captain America, who’s beat all to shit by a bully, and the bully is vile, snickering, a little out of breath from all the kicking and beating he’s been doing, and Captain America (he’s half the size of the bully) gets up, spits out blood and a tooth, raises his fists and says, “Hey. I can do this all day.” That’s a hero.

Also this show’s /The Shadow/ episode is a particularly good one.

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

Time-lapse military airplane boneyard. Recall the used-spaceship yard scene in the /Out of Gas/ episode of /Firefly/. “She’ll be with you till the day you die.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KUWMGaubjA

Philomena Cunk (Diane Morgan) on Shakespeare. (30 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YeCpHoy9EQ

Mirror boxes. Or, in German, spiegelboxen.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/91794/how-one-artist-using-mirrors-create-perception-shifting-infinity-boxes

104 satellites 104.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/16/watch-india-launch-a-record-10.html

Stuff in space that we track. You can click on individual items for exact location and details and speed and orbit period and so on.
http://stuffin.space/

Staring at the sun.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/satellites/g2830/satellites-stereo-nasa/

I’m not sure why I like this so much, but it might be because there used to be a motorized 3-D topo map at the Griffith Park Observatory (it was a space-related Exploratorium) in the early 1960s. You’d push buttons on the side, and the various earthquake faults beneath L.A. and the nearby mountains would rumble and slide. Also I loved to jam my four-year-old hands in the holes in the giant iron meteorite they had.
http://newatlas.com/exploration-through-motion-topographical-map/47949/

And this beautiful water-cooled motorcycle. More powerful than a VW bug and it weighs 260 pounds dry. Then you put gas in it and some rich idiot’s fat ass on it (it costs $10,000) and, you know, it’s just another extravagant thing. But /look/ at it. What an attractive object.
http://newatlas.com/ccm-spitfire-lightweight-motorcycle/47944/

I direct your attention to the little ballerina dancing in her yellow pajamas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ookhzfSSeSg

Charles and Emma Darwin* had ten kids, and the kids drew and painted and scribbled all over his manuscripts, and at first, whenever one did, Emma would worry, but when Charles saw the damage he’d go /Oh, look at that. Such a clever child./
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2014/03/on-origin-of-fantasies.html

Mime appreciation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwJ-yuKyImo

Episode One of the Hero Swap series. /Forrest Gump in The Matrix./
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KKt-BLWJQM

The five-way intersection of hot-tarmac,uniform-with-epaulettes (not to mention the white socks and shiny black shoes), white gloves and baton. And entirely SFW.
i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150507175926-27-week-in-photos-0508-super-169.jpg

Take this in the context of that photo of some rich goofball at Drumpf’s country club yucking it up with the Marine officer holding the valise of world incineration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50h23e-z0nk

Dolls.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/16/Surreal-Dolls-With-A-Dark-Fantasy-World-Inside-Them/

Ceilings.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/02/the-tessellated-and-elaborately-detailed-ceilings-of-iranian-mosques/

Chore your way to fitness.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/chore_fitness

Bees whoop when they crash into each other. Who knew?
http://mentalfloss.com/article/92331/honeybees-go-whoop-when-they-bump-each-other

I don’t have teevee so I only ever see this guy on YouTube. I’m always impressed. So smart and funny, and such a good teacher.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xecEV4dSAXE

How people get hurt in the different states. Apparently in Louisiana they lead with their face.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/92154/how-people-get-hurt-all-50-states

*And, speaking of Darwin.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/17/watch-a-model-dangle-off-a-sky.html

GAH!

     “Lest he should be taken alive, Hook always carried upon his person a dreadful poison distilled when he was weeping from the red of his eye. A mixture of malice, jealousy and disappointment, it was instantly fatal and without antidote.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-02-10) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Indoor-skydiving champion 14-year-old Kyra Poh. It looks like CGI, but this is a real thing; Juanita took me to one in Mountain View a few years ago. The building is constructed around a vertical wind tunnel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmPpQsi7MiA

When comic book heroes were sexist woman beaters.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/when_comic_book_heroes_were_sexist_women_beaters

The differential gear.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/08/how-a-cars-differential-work.html

The freaky swivel neck of the barbeled dragonfish.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/03/The-Freaky-Swivel-Neck-of-the-Barbeled-Dragonfish/

Fact-checker, fact-checker.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLaYDmJYE8k

Control panel porn.
https://www.flickr.com/groups/controlpanel/pool/

Map of math, the control panel of the universe.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/92004/explore-interconnected-world-mathematics-one-condensed-map

I’m trying not to say, “Admit it, you would tap that,” because that particular idiom annoys me, but in this case it’s apt. If you could, you would tap that, that’s all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d03mJD2Pk0Y

Economic factors may take some spring out of the Easter Bunny’s step this year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PStpvviPgxk

1934 Chicago World’s Fair in glorious technicolor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrt4p8MU6kQ

Birds be-dubstepped. (It turns into an ad for a phone game, but so what.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQKFQl1safM

Introducing unbalanced washer on drums.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1hnBv12-uk

The POTUS signs every order this Baron Harkonnen clone puts in front of him, including the order to put this Baron Harkonnen clone on the National Security Council.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-bannon-apocalypse_us_5898f02ee4b040613138a951

Speaking of which:
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-02-09-President-Bannon.jpg

He gets what he wants. That explains it.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/02/what-he-wants.html

The placebo effect.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=020517

Remember when women used to dress up nice to handle computers?
http://www.neonbubble.com/article/the-women-of-kilobaud-computing

The Gish Gallop.
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Gish_gallop

Of course it does.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/02/07/noted-13/

All creatures great and small.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGteih2oElQ

Cars in Cuba.
http://jalopnik.com/heres-what-cubas-car-scene-looks-like-in-2017-1791963244

And a few colorful bugs in the system.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/opoterser/

Kit and kaboodle. The whole nine yards.

     “The more the world is focused on destroying itself, the less it notices an immortal psychopath in its midst.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-02-03) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Decluttering.
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-life-changing-magic-of-decluttering-in-a-post-apocalyptic-world

A warning from the holocaust museum.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/30/handy-checklist-for-people-int.html

Notice that whether or not you think this would be a good place to stand depends on how cold it is in your house.
https://vimeo.com/200770859

“Comfort, manoeuvreability [real spelling], and dashing speed are the words of prestige that crown the LADA.”
http://www.vintag.es/2017/01/vintage-ussr-auto-ads-48-interesting.html

How product recalls work.
http://www.onionstudios.com/videos/how-product-recalls-work-5114

Rerun: a visualization of Fourier analysis.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/727587949282533376

…And with that fresh in our minds, the Fourier transform in one (color-coded) sentence.
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2014/01/the-fourier-transform-explained-in-one-sentence.html

All that we share.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD8tjhVO1Tc

How not to be boring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9i2HAE-ZSw

This remarkable woman.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/01/props-to-museum-conservators.html

Safe-for-work long-exposure nudes. (Click through the slides.)
http://www.shinichimaruyama.com/

Somewhat interactive map of man-made satellites.
https://qz.com/296941/interactive-graphic-every-active-satellite-orbiting-earth/

700 red dots 700.
http://www.clickhole.com/article/we-put-700-red-dots-map-947

WHERE’S THE BALL GOING? WHERE’S THE BALL GOING!
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/31/wheres-the-ball-going.html

Mimas. What a relief.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/02/stunning-image-of-saturns-mo.html

The dimension store.
http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/the-dimension-store

All the suffering and triumph and goofy moments and cruelty and tenderness and terrible secrets and smells and kinks and tax conundrae of all the people who ever lived, including your current massive headache, happened and happen on a speck two times ten to the 27th power smaller than the dot in the center of this picture.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-supermassive-black-hole-is-really.html

Blazars! “The jets from blazars are unique because they point directly at us.” (It doesn’t make us special, it’s just that those are the one we can see. Because they’re pointed directly at us.)
http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/deep-space/a24976/furthest-blazars-supermassive-black-holes/

A subtle nebula-drawing web toy.
https://29a.ch/sandbox/2011/neonflames/

Yet another, even better spaceship-size chart. With dowload-full-size button. (The full-size image displays the ships at 10 meters per pixel.)
http://dirkloechel.deviantart.com/art/Size-Comparison-Science-Fiction-Spaceships-398790051

A couple of the best fathers on earth.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/01/derek-redmond-tells-inspiring-story.html
(The officials are trying to interfere, and the father authoritatively waves them off.)
http://dailyoftheday.com/cuteness-of-the-day-youve-got-a-friend-in-me/
(They jump up after, to look at it, because it’s perfect.)

Dog with a Pearl Earring. This is what people who wear mascara want to look like. It’s an attractive and natural look for a dog, but it just repels when it’s people, because I can’t help but imagine them poking themselves so close to the eye to apply it, and imagining that makes me flinch. Also earrings (and nose rings and lip, tongue, nipple, eyebrow, etc. rings and studs and safety pins and squirrel skulls, and that sad teenage girl in the news last week who appeared at Emergency with an unfortunate fucking fat /pet snake/ hopelessly stuck in the disgusting hole she cut and stretched in her own ear).
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/303/31794401814_213a4eca5f_b.jpg

Bosch kitch.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/collectable_hieronymus_bosch_figurines

A superfluity of de-replaced nasal apparati. A nasal armada.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/02/03/gesundheit/

Musical Marie Antoinette robot.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/31/watch-a-marie-antoinette-autom.html

Why is there a piece of string tied around Chuck Schumer’s finger?
http://www.alternet.org/comics/chuck-schumer-trump-resistance

Bad lip reading project. Football again. “I swallowed a penny. I swallowed a penny. Why a penny went that deep? Why, man, why.” “Ya know, I was at the mall, and I was blowin’ some spaceships, and I never will love no more.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w8n0L3uUCE

Go back to the real rules.
http://wondermark.com/c1289/

Bessie Coleman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wckEiKzCBqc

What. (In the sense of, somebody look atchoo like /Wha the fuh, bitch?/ an you all like /What./)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwyPsUd9LAk

Found photographs.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/nyregion/love-and-black-lives-in-pictures-found-on-a-brooklyn-street.html

These people were at Woodstock. “If you remember the sixties, you weren’t there.”
http://www.clickhole.com/v/4965

Camera in bird feeder. I think the camera makes a slight sound just before it captures an image. The birds seem interested in it.
http://mymodernmet.com/mary-m-ca-bird-photo-booth/

Everyone has a camera on their own head anymore, so we can all watch their death –or near-death– from their point of view. It’s just like in Strange Days. Oh, it just occurred to me: people could use this for porn. Hmm.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj0njt0LFG4

Whoa.
http://main-designyoutrust.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/12-65.jpg

Art time-lapse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7mnsIVEwyE

Hey, pssst, wanna buy some cubes?
http://io9.gizmodo.com/an-artist-not-only-makes-beautiful-work-but-gives-them-1791756659

Miyazaki-inspired art show.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/91827/hayao-miyazaki-inspired-art-show-coming-san-francisco

Stephen Andrade’s portfolio of perfectly plausible pulp covers.
http://sandradeillustration.com/section/81653-Illustration.html

National UFO reporting center state report for Illinois.
http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/ndxlIL.html

And the NUFORC home page.
http://www.nuforc.org/

Further Hell and its demons.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/diabolical_images_of_hell_and_its_demons_from_the_15th_century

All of IT development summed up in one image. (QA stands for the quality assurance team.)
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/30/all-of-it-development-summed-u.html

Synchronized walking.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7cQtbMtODk

Sets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apR5KRWvL0c

How Doctor Strange should have ended.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e5epVDd9h0

Squirrel fight.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4171604/They-nuts-Ninja-squirrels-swap-martial-arts-moves.html

Crash-test dummies redesigned to better smash up and decapitate like modern people.
http://www.nerdcore.de/2017/01/30/new-old-fat-crash-test-dummies/

Making a pair of glasses from scratch, the ancient way, out of sand and firewood. (With only a cat-toy laser and ruler and data from an optometrist’s measuring machine. And an electrically-fanned professional kiln, and graduated-grit grinding disks. And a chainsaw. And an electric table-saw, and a bandsaw, and a microwave oven, and a drill press, and a Dremel tool.) “If you look closely, you can see some places where light is /trying/ to get through. But I can’t really see anything with them.”
http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2017/01/making-eyeglasses-from-scratch.html

A firehose of red lava spews into the sea. And where are the protesters? Will no-one stand up and put his body on the line and stop this outrage?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHhABMYyMGE

Interesting materials, flowing processes and mechanical competency. And there are dozens more videos like this near it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFHm0SgS7Fo

Massive, terrifying waves are washing over the jetty. One man drives out there anyway, requires risky, expensive helicopter rescue.
https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2017/jan/26/video-someone-drove-out-north-jetty-during-high-su/

Guided meditation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tad0JIYZuyc

Elephant in the room? Here’s a Death-Star-size festering landfill full of elephant-stuffed rooms, with a molecule-thin layer of golf course on top.
http://trump.kimalbrecht.com/network/

And the Diabolikal Super Kriminal.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/lurid_covers_from_killing_the_transcendentally_trashy_european_murder_comic

Puppets.

     “It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.” -Bill Murray

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-01-27) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

A little longer than usual, as these shows go, but the nice thing about getting the recording after the fact is that, if something bugs you, or you already know everything you can stand about this or that atrocity or scientific marvel, or an entire category of human experience just gets right on your top note, you can skip ahead five minutes or so and find yourself sitting in the kind of pudding you like.

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

The MTM kitten is dead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2yqE6xOh38

Brilliant puppetmaker and one of his puppets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRg_WBlzHu8

Push art.
http://www.bldgblog.com/2017/01/the-wreckage-the-collapse/

Happy Asian signage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g39ViCBpWs

Impersonating to understand.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/23/amy-walker-impersonates-trump.html

She loves it so much. Ow.
http://www.neatorama.com/pet/2017/01/24/Marley-and-Ella/

Just checking, and… still true. Find the others.
http://zenpencils.com/comic/102-timothy-leary-you-arent-like-them/

Bad lip reading inauguration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gneBUA39mnI

Side-scrolling 66-foot-long panoramic painting of Wellington’s funeral procession.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/01/26/an-empires-lamentation/

Sebastian Adams’ 1881 scroll of human history. Too bad about the web presentation, though.
http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~226099~5505934:-Composite-of–Adams–Synchronologi

The fabulous Golden Sahara II. What do you suppose happened to the Golden Sahara I?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n72FLMtSs4U

A gallon and a half of artistic blood.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/25/artists-pool-6-liters-of-their.html

Trash art.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/26/Amazing-Animal-Street-Art-Sculptures-Made-Out-Of-Found-Trash/

Chemical poetry.
http://boingboing.net/2016/11/28/chemical-reactions-with-macro.html

Further Kangding Ray. (These Are My Rivers.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Q4qzeuV-8

Alternative facts.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/25/randy-rainbow-sings-the-altern.html

Trumpcare: Economix Comix.
http://economixcomix.com/home/trumpcare/

“Not to put too fine a point on it, but AAAAAAUUUUGHGH!” First, these messages.
http://www.alternet.org/comics/tom-tomorrow-american-madness

And Sorority Girls from Hell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OFeOmtTYgQ

 

The hose again.

     “Two babies were born on the same day at the same hospital. They lay there and
looked at each other. Their families came and took them away. Eighty years
later, by a bizarre coincidence, they lay in the same hospital, on their
deathbeds, next to each other. One of them looked at the other and said, ‘So.
What did you think?'” -Steven Wright

 

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-01-20) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

Every few years, Biff Rose appears in town as if by whirlwind and shows up with a companion of some type –kind of like the Doctor does in Doctor Who— wherever my radio show is, and he plays some music and utters the variably comprehensible and idiosyncratically interpretable and vanishes as mysteriously as he came. So that happened.

And Major Mark Scaramella of the Anderson Valley Advertiser telephoned to talk about media in general and the newspaper industry in particular. I realized instantly that I had many questions for him, some of them fawning, some of them impertinent to the point of rudeness and, throughout, he was –is– a gentleman and a good sport. With a wealth of knowledge of local history, chicanery, triumph and pain and secret delight both scandalous and of the Norman Rockwell variety. You will be charmed.

Also, as promised, at the end of the show, because I’d used up all 300 or so Boston Blackie episodes (again), I moved over to the original The Shadow, from the era where Orson Welles played Lamont Cranston, and not that other guy who, sorry, just sounds like a… ponce –I’m not really sure why but that’s the word I was looking for. Orson Welles is properly confident and menacing and, you know, Christ, he’s /Orson Welles/.

Actually, Alec Baldwin’s The Shadow, the movie version, was not bad. And it’s a good thing I thought of it, too, because it just occurred to me to wonder if they made any movies about Chandu The Magician, and it turns out they did! Several, in the 1930s. I must have them! (That’s said in a low sneering tone through gritted teeth.)

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

Life accordion to Trump. A sample of the boxed set.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtNann3oGmg

My favorite is /Grandad is having trouble starting the vacuum/.
https://twitter.com/FailsWork

A left-handed piano for a left-handed pianist.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/01/18/turning-keys/

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
https://twitter.com/sauro/status/819265732844331008/photo/1

See what it looks like to land on Titan. Except for the added CGI spaceships it’s exactly like a very slow-motion version of being tripped by a bully on the playground beyond the parking lot in fifth grade. This will bring it all back to you.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/90896/see-what-it-looks-land-saturns-largest-moon-titan

Beethoven or Bee-ba?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqmLmXkt9r8

Physics essay Rick roll.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/blogs/sideshow/student-pulls-of-rickroll-prank-in-physics-essay-143253131.html

Cosmic consciousness generator. (Creates tweets indistinguishable from Deepak Chopra’s deep thoughts, by randomly jumbling profound-sounding words.)
http://wisdomofchopra.com/

Truly deep thoughts.
http://theawesomedaily.com/these-20-thoughts-are-so-deep-your-brain-will-drown/

Small 4-stroke engine with clear glass cylinder head plus slow motion camera. You can see the valves opening and closing. You can see all the way to France.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/technology/a24784/clear-slow-mo-engine/

Vatch her evade ze strike of za serpent zat vunce corrupted man.
http://newatlas.com/first-wild-viper-strike-video/47377/

This website shows you a few seconds each of random YouTube videos that have zero views before you came along. It’s amazing.
http://astronaut.io/

A bunch of Doctor deaths.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/18/watch-doctor-whos-doctor-fa.html

Another bunch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOemdFZ00OQ

Inverted aquarium.
http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/videos/why-shouldnt-fish-enjoy-sights-too

And what woman /wouldn’t/ want to be spanked by these manly men. Especially the last guy. That is a come-hither-wench-and-let-me-bash-you you-know-you-want-it look if ever I have seen one, and I’ve seen a few in my time.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-good-old-days.html

That great new-transmitter smell.

     “I hooked up the accelerator pedal in my car to the brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I’m gone.”  –Steven Wright

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-01-13) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

The Comcast tech guy came Friday afternoon and solved the problem of erratic internet service at Juanita’s apartment. You know what it was? A thumb-size filter was still in the cable outside, left over from the old days when they limited your available teevee channels by blocking a wide swath of the frequency spectrum, like plugging a toilet with a wad of paper towels. “There’s your problem,” he said, and took it out.

Also he cut off and replaced all the old cable ends and connectors, inside and out, with new ones, and he showed me how to avoid the problem of wireless connections getting in an arm-wrestle and causing hiccups: you shut off the legacy lower band in the router setup. There’s a map to it, and one button to push, and then save.

The show went swimmingly. Not a single signal dropout over the web or on the air, the streaming server’s connection graph is flat as a tabletop for the whole seven hours, and when I use Ookla speed test my internet service is running consistently at the top speed I’m paying for both downstream and up.

If you’re having problems and your house had cable teevee for years before you got your (cable) internet service, ask the company about that old filter. It might be all that’s wrong and it’s easily fixed.

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

Chaud Lapin (say SHO-la-pa).
https://vimeo.com/167414855

Shake that thing. That’s it. Yeah. That’s the way I like it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-fluUQApO8

(Rerun.) Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM3HdjhV1Xw

Destructive testing.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/12/animated-robots-trapped-in-a-v.html

What’s wrong with this picture?
http://cdn77.sadanduseless.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/christian1.jpg

24 hours of Radio Four in 4 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdOr5FpLKR8

The Everything Report.
https://www.instagram.com/theeverythingreport/

Shaping big metal things.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEF2erBBVZ4

I had an experience something like this but with a toner cartridge.
http://itsthetie.com/comic/bride/

The wrestler.
http://itsthetie.com/comic/the-wrestler/

Isn’t she magnificent?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBbRTRBY4D4

The multiplane camera.
http://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/walt-disney-explains-his-studios-multiplane-camera-technology-tv-1957

Shigero Miyamoto tells how he did it. “…Being able to feel like it’s a world you’re immersed in, that you’ve become a hero, that you’ve become brave, even if you’re actually crying.”
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/12/how-shigero-miyamoto-legendar.html

It’s a mystery.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/11/the-donald-trump-mysteries.html

Abandoned cooling towers.
http://twistedsifter.com/2017/01/inside-abandoned-cooling-towers-by-reginald-van-de-velde/

Russolo – LA PIOGGIA – for soprano, piano and intonarumori.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6pzNhUj-Zs

Wonderful young people. I played this piece on the radio, but it’s just so great to /see/ them playing it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zssRyKHDduQ

The hula. Everything old is new again.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/11/watch-this-trippy-led-hula-hoo.html

True lies.
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/based-on-a-true-true-story/

Lingering questions.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/39000-lingering-questions

How they did it.
http://imgur.com/a/wUAcl

How we get cats. (Or) Well, there’s your problem, ma’m. You’ve got cats.
http://turquoisebird.tumblr.com/post/9607690483

Tarsus of a diving beetle. (This is the part that the male fastens to the female’s back to facilitate mating; it’s a sort of grappling-foot.)
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/01/tarsus-of-diving-beetle.html

…And further striking science images.
http://www.nature.com/news/2016-in-pictures-the-best-science-images-of-the-year-1.21156

Why not to drink and drive. Warning. Do not look. Really.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2008/12/on-new-years-eve-remember-jacqueline.html

The air show.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/the-air-show/

Jesus, be careful, man. You get sucked into that, you end up on that planet Gemma was trapped on with Hydra’s horror god.
http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/8750849/

The art of the heist.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-art-of-heist.html

Scarface as kiddy play. “Can you stop saying /fudge/ all the time, you son of a bee, it’s boring. I’m leaving you, motherfudger.” Remember Bugsy Malone? This is pretty good, but if you like this, you need to see Bugsy Malone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uovMpapeCJQ

The original bandersnatch processed in wiggle-3D.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/10/shun-the-parallax-bandersnatch.html

Our friend, the electric eel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukug2h1kS4Q

“In ugly situations the child does not receive any chance to return to the good, and may become stuck.”
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/09/baby-gets-mad-when-mom-has-bla.html

Electric fence.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/Bike-Caught-in-Electric-Fence/

1958 teevee show that predicted Trump.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/10/this-1958-tv-western-predicted.html

How we get tweed.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/90835/take-look-how-tweed-made

Turkish delight ad made into a cute techno thing.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/10/scottish-techno-version-of-198.html

How the world became obese.
http://www.treehugger.com/health/world-gaining-weight-shocking-rate.html

A comic strip about voting rights.
https://thenib.com/voting-rights-act

Clearly, from the illustration just beneath the heading /Fragments of Ancient Life/, we see that he played bass lute, ping-pong, he was a fry cook and a golfer, he studied Jenga and/or collected French fries, and he wore his sunglasses on a lanyard buttoned to his collar. He slept on a sled. And then there’s the to-go cup lid with the indentation to indicate either decaf or diet, /but no cup/. Hmm.
https://www.thinglink.com/scene/871131223215308800

20 ways 20.
http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_2346_20-ways-your-brain-tricking-you-every-day/

“You seem to have envigorated the activity.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDxOhfiFsuc

Instant paving (not counting the roadbed prep).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o6auCt6Bmk

So it’s like matching socks, then; you go by thickness.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSOBD7MwMYM

From John Campbell’s tragically defunct site Pictures for Sad Children.
http://tinyurl.com/PFSC-stirfry

“For a dying pimp who finds himself the owner of a remarkable library card… in the Twilight Zone.”
http://liartownusa.tumblr.com/post/155516623750/twilight-zone-introductions-1959-1961

The six fingers of time.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/09/weird-sixfinger-toy-from-the-1.html

And farewell, sucker Earthlings.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/39084-farewell-address

Accoutering the national bondage dungeon.

     “On Paradise Island where we play many binding games this is considered the safest method of tying a girl’s arms.” –Princess Diana

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-01-06) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Architecture of density.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/02/hong-kongs-architecture-of-d.html

The solemn candle ceremony to honor Saints Curly, Moe and Larry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YdyIHWXFEg

Just a few of the terrible demons you can drive out of your life by banging on pots and pans, hanging garlic around the mailbox, and praying to the ceiling.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/02/the-demons-of-jacques-auguste.html

Batter to death them. Are you okay? You is shivering. Oh, yeah? Well, /you/ is a sacrifice article that I cut up rough now!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9VVkwRb_7M

Between Episode 4 and Episode 5.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F1d3QWsyk0

Another way to print on paper. He needs a string and some clothes-pins, though. Propping wet prints up against the drawers like that is just silly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTG-D3hLeNs

A drawing toy made of record players and yardsticks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB_oSgx5b3I

The Senster.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY85GrYGnyw

The squeeger.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/06/this-robotic-arms-cleanup-ta.html

A hole in a hole in a hole.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Rxep2Mkp8

“Damn, you are beautiful. What, no smile?”
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/d01887f58c/smile

Wonder Woman + feminism + bondage.
http://tinyurl.com/z3x9rom

Busby Berkeley’s /By A Waterfall/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csG6MBYsmOU

Remember, a dirty tap means dirty tea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnvYymrCn4g

Places of especial filth.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/90577/infographic-dirtiest-surfaces-hotel-rooms

And just as we all suspected, it turns out that football is all about boys jamming their fingers up each other’s butt. You don’t get this sort of thing in snooker, or women’s basketball, or iceboat racing, or… really anything, actually. Or do you? Hmm.
http://www.barstoolsports.com/barstoolu/clemson-linebacker-ben-boulware-gives-lengthy-press-conference-response-to-why-he-and-his-teammates-poke-players-in-the-butthole-after-they-tackle-them/

El Laberinto del Mentiroso

     “Any white person who brings the element of civilization has the right to take over this continent.” -Ayn Rand

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-12-30) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Enjoy this optical illusion. Then the work starts: Try to think of at least three other things about your life that this is a good analogy of.
https://twitter.com/wkerslake/status/775105333333204992/photo/1

The gummi candy lifecycle in reverse. Spoiler alert: gummi bears are little pills of concentrated wholesale surprised death.
https://vimeo.com/180163754

The subways of New York.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/24/visualizing-24-hours-of-subway.html

The end of the el.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN4-3SpZtz4

Mobius train. Or rather 8-track-tape train. (This is how 8-track tapes and broadcast cartridges used to work, back in the stone age.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hPuNFjRTZA

The Ballad of Can Opener Bridge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USu8vT_tfdw

What’s the little droid carrying that’s so important?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCXrGuLix7M

And now her mother is dead, too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB2yiIoEtXw

Yes, the amphetamine-fueled entertainment of the 1950s /was/ athletic and impressive, but I’m thinking of Debbie Reynolds in Albert Brooks’ /Mother/. Here’s the scene that stuck in my mind: the part about the /protective ice/. For twenty years now, whenever I open ice cream or sherbet, I say aloud, “That’s just the protective frost.” (Because I misremembered it and only just discovered that now. Not protective frost, but protective ice. I’m still going to say /protective frost/; you can do it however you want to do it.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SGIHbvcTRc

Let’s do space shots.
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/241617-eye-candy-space-beautiful-panoramas-photos-universe-around-us

50 Girls 50. The 1950s version of /Passengers/.
http://jalopnik.com/the-plot-of-passengers-seems-to-be-based-on-this-old-50-1790446713

The interplanetary transport network.
http://www2.esm.vt.edu/~sdross/papers/AmericanScientist2006.pdf

Meanwhile, Jeff’s Earth. (Use the highest YouTube quality your service will play.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nmNhKRzy4w

A perfect nose for you.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/the-oddest-doohickeys-of-industrial-age-entrepreneurs/

“He’s roaring justice on wheels!!! And here it takes all of his speed and power to smash a racket in /dolls/!!”
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/27/weirdest-comic-book-superheroe.html

Rasputin.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-visual-history-of-the-riseand-demiseof-rasputin

Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4073828/Assassin-gunned-Kremlin-s-ambassador-Turkey-sexual-relationship-Russian-woman-planted-Western-secret-services.html

Evidence for ghosts, the same way as a funny cloud or a rare recovery or three heads in a row is evidence of chemtrails or miracles or ESP.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/26/creepy-ice-ghost-pareidolia.html

Awesome!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3eIKSXXncc

Here’s another, quieter, more personal version of awesome. I’m trying to understand this young lady and her troubles and her struggle. Not quite understanding, but trying, and admiring her bravery. (I didn’t know breast binding was even a thing. I’d read about foot binding.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5we2DLSAp0

Dr. Scott’s electric corsets.
http://www.vintag.es/2016/12/20-crazy-and-interesting-vintage-ads.html

The Hague Congress of 1872.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/165

Alternatives to RBF (resting bitchy face).
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/alternatives-to-resting-bitch-face

What’s wrong with this picture?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsBT5EQt348

And what’s wrong with this one?
http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/where-the-fuck-are-this-girls-legs-1790558046

And what’s real anymore?
https://singularityhub.com/2016/12/24/think-tech-is-blurring-fact-and-fantasy-just-wait/

Lonely cock.
https://vimeo.com/153340713

The real circus.
http://www.vintag.es/2016/12/24-haunting-photos-of-vintage-circus.html

Real bricks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lslvtxb0m8

Gerver’s sofa.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/29/the-moving-sofa-math-problem.html

A Maldivian escape. Like anyone any of us know can afford to stay in a place like that, or even to miss work for the time it takes to get to an airport to fly there. Not to mention the slaves belly-dancing for them and rubbing their oiled bodies and arranging their precious artisanal meal micro-dioramas and servicing the /swimming pool on stilts over the glass-clear seawater/.
https://vimeo.com/152032205

And fuck off, Jesus, the webcomic series.
http://bornagainpagan.com/other/034-fuck-off-jesus.html

Box of candy and a piece of fruit.

     “As humans, we must ask ourselves how much of our own bodies we could reasonably eat without dying.” -Noam Chomsky

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-12-23) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

The beginning of the recording is the very end of The Miracle of the Can. You might find that educational.  (I played about fifteen minutes of it, getting ready, to make sure everything was working.)

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

Skiing in ice channels.
https://vimeo.com/195433452

Electronic-sounding music made from real sounds (rain, to start), and beautiful animation.
https://vimeo.com/196269431

More Max Cooper.
https://vimeo.com/180727317

Anthony’s story about spying on the pathetic wanker who stole his phone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpN9NzO4Mo8

Awww.
https://vimeo.com/30133754

Tigers in the snow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfk6QcfyxKE

You’re shoveling wrong. Try it this way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQkGfqmD8Fc

In case you missed this, here’s how Charles Mingus, famous giant-violin player, toilet-trained all his cats, and you can too.
http://mingusmingusmingus.com/mingus/cat-traning-program

Box of candy and a piece of fruit. Bob Gibson, R.I.P.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw8c2bkDRKY

Do a thing.
http://invisiblebread.com/2016/12/do-it/

Zoom in. Swoop around.
http://360gigapixels.com/nyc-skyline-photo-panorama/

Map of the visible universe released to everyone. Now we can get some work done.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxmsi8r1yTg

The Nutcracker zoetrope.
https://vimeo.com/194191102

Rich mother, Gandalf/Santa, Stockholm syndrome, happy ending.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/12/blog-post.html

So what if it’s an ad? It’s a lovely story.
http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2016/12/june-life-is-better-when-you-share-ride.html

A flippin’ /Japanese tango/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39ntb1LABss

A Chinese pop star’s art-related music video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgnClGC8-WQ

Collection of videos of trains crashing through snow.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/g2880/trains-plowing-through-snow/

The dignity of the unborn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB29_Cn8dx8

“Death rides on every cloud of dust.”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/12/cloud-of-dust.html

“A single gargle of Listerine eliminated gonorrhea bacteria in the throats of nearly half the men.” (Just to warn you: it doesn’t cure you, it just kills the germs in your mouth for like five minutes, then they’re all back again because they permeate your entire flesh. You really still need to go to a real doctor, sailor.)
https://www.statnews.com/2016/12/20/can-listerine-treat-gonorrhea/

Release the Xmas Kraken!

     “Don’t forget to get her back in before you clock out. And latch the gate this time.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-12-16) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

An unusually even, coherent show. I think you’ll like the recording, which was not affected by whatever went wrong with the connection to KMEC. I’m told KNYO got dicey a few times, later in the night, its automation shoving in snatches of music at random to cover when my stream there dropped. Sid Cooperider will figure out what’s wrong on the KMEC end, and Bob Young will help me investigate what’s wrong on the KNYO end. Part of the problem might even turn out to be the spiffy new cable service at Juanita’s. Tomorrow’s another day. It’ll get sorted out.

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

A slideshow of new prize-winning nature photos to click through.
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/nature-photographer-of-the-year-2016/gallery/winners-all/1

Beautiful Iceland, from the air.
https://vimeo.com/177240898

No matter how careful you are, and no matter how much security cyber-crap you load your phone/computer/tablet/book-reader with, somewhere out there in a system you depend on there is a person standing by to utterly betray you, thinking he’s helping you, because a tricky woman will play him like a violin by telling him her baby is crying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc7scxvKQOo

2016 movie trailer mashup.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msrYgp0-4fY

The voices. One take.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdfCucsar9s

Gay Men’s Chorus: Tom Lehrer’s /Hannukah in Santa Monica/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MehTnsDVvU4

Finally released formerly censored photographs of WW2 U.S. concentration camps.
http://countercurrentnews.com/2016/12/censored-photos-from-inside-u-s-japanese-concentration-camps/

Tom Lehrer: full Copenhagen performance. (Were you aware that, like Lewis Carrol, Tom Lehrer was a brilliant math professor? Unlike Lewis Carrol, though, Tom Lehrer wasn’t an afficionado of, nor producer of, soft child-porn. That we know of.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHPmRJIoc2k

The miracle of birth. “The pope went on to commend Carla Severson for her abstention from birth control, a sin which, had it been committed, would have prevented her pregnancy and delayed humankind’s reaching the 83 billion mark by as much as 1/64th of a second.”
http://www.theonion.com/article/miracle-of-birth-occurs-for-83-billionth-time-775

A Quiverfull of shit.
http://gawker.com/quiverfull-of-shit-a-guide-to-the-duggars-scary-brand-1706557073

Trevor Noah calling shenanigans on a /fountain/ of shit, a nuclear shit-geyser, a shit-dripping used-car salesman in a lot of cars full to the vent windows of shit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB38DvTV5kc

A little golden book.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/12/politics.html

A Christmas Carol in supercut.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF_rKE3nIoI

A story about an invention so an artist with uncontrollable tremors can write her name again, and draw art, and be who she is. Play the video and see if you don’t break down sobbing. I don’t remember the last time I cried this hard. Wow.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/12/11/This-Invention-Helped-Me-Write-Again/

Women who draw.
http://www.womenwhodraw.com/

Ladies who lunch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvXEQ4lZt8k

People who touch your junk.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/12/venn-diagram.html

Think this industry through from start to finish. Using a /helicopter/ to perform a single one of the tiny steps involved is just stupid piled on top of stupid.
https://vimeo.com/194390875

Angel on a Segway.
http://www.omifacsimiles.com/brochures/montchen.html

The alien abduction tango.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4aCHMOP_w8

It looks like NASA images of magnetic storms on the sun.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/12/14/Nikon-Small-World-in-Motion-2016/

Russian mechanical wristwatches.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/13/mechanical-movements-of-the-co.html

Then: Astaire unwound.
http://www.bigfott.com/astaire_unwound.html

Now: cone fu.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/12/floor-safety-cone-outwits-gent.html

Facialu fitnesu. “And the muscular strength that it gave to my jaw has lasted the rest of my life.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv-WlJGxa-Y

“I can tell you which one if you’d like.”
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/saturday-morning-breakfast-cereal-on-pragmatism-innumeracy-morality/

The center of the universe, according to The One Church.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_center_of_the_Universe#/media/File:1581_Bunting_clover_leaf_map.jpg

When you have a problem, you can use prayer (wishing) or science (doing). See science work.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/12/11/This-Invention-Helped-Me-Write-Again/

“Soirees that Wendell, our damnable oaf of a manservant, ruined in 2016.” Oh, that twit, Wendell. I don’t know why they keep him on. He must have something really juicy on them.
http://www.theonion.com/slideshow/soirees-wendell-our-damnable-oaf-manservant-ruined-54890#0

The entire bee movie whispered into your ears. It’s a great idea but it’s a little clicky and spitty to be all that hypnotic.
https://theawl.com/shh-the-bees-are-on-d83838f81bee#.8u0ojop2m

Tiny shop.
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=sv&sl=sv&tl=en&u=https://www.sydsvenskan.se/2016-12-08/vem-ar-musen-som-oppnat-butik-pa-bergsgatan

One of these tiny houses is made of drugs and the other is made of candy. Hmm.
http://www.dailydot.com/irl/gingerbread-house-medication/

The Lafayette Space Commander walkie-talkies at 1:27– I had those! And looking at all these old electronic toys reminds me of /how they smelled/. Remember opening a transistor radio to replace the battery and smelling that great smell?
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/09/vintage-cb-radio-trolling-from.html

Sassy Trump XVI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdgpU-5zI2w

“And I am Elizabeth of Bohemia.”
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/162

Lost-wax casting.
https://vimeo.com/159788008

Sorry, Mr. Turtle.
http://www.mrlovenstein.com/comic/823

Boo-ho-ho.
https://theawl.com/ho-ho-ohhhh-30eeabe61f96#.skbevqzwb

Boo Boo hoo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-CiGdcVG8Y

Hell of a town. The Bronx is up and the Battery’s down. (View gallery.)
http://all-that-is-interesting.com/great-depression-new-york-city

East Coast acid. New York years.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/13/john-wilcock-the-history-of-e.html

And is she spraying it with Christmas tree flocking? Or is that just a flashlight. And is the fox alive or is it stuffed?
http://pre06.deviantart.net/04ab/th/pre/i/2016/345/5/b/the_hidden_by_laura_makabresku-dara3v3.jpg

Shouting theater in a crowded fire.

     “Slowly, carefully, gingerly, I began to suspect I remained ironical.” -Lucy Corin

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-12-09) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

Jerry Fraley came to talk about CalExit. Alex Bosworth returned from the dead again. Max Forsetter dropped by to talk about various things, such as his new psychic enterprise and service. If it’s not too late at night, you can call him and inquire as to his rates (707-WOW-RELY). Oh, and he managed to wrestle a few tunes out of the antikythera KNYO piano, too.

In addition to all of that, I read almost everything I brought to read, including The Return of the Ghost Ship by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It’s a nearly-eight-hour show. Uneven, unprofessional, profane at times, even grating, but I think you’ll like it.

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

Ascension.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6UcW9xLxwo

Fork. Knife. Dog. All the ads from this company are wonderful short films. Look at some of the other ones while you’re there. I don’t have a bunch of time for this, but– the guitar one, oh, man.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU5Rnd-HM6A

News.
http://wondermark.com/c1273/

Evan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8syQeFtBKc

Cannibal hell.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/764616992338960385

How we get electric violins.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I6YqBozqDw

The coffee stick.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmBcIRXMKaI

Jaw-dropping skills.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3eIKSXXncc

The silver lining.
https://theawl.com/anxiety-monster-4ca71a6774c1#.dztbql7rz

Miss Beatnik.
http://all-that-is-interesting.com/beatniks-photographs-new-york

Comics.
http://www.ranker.com/list/marvel-movie-scenes-vs-marvel-comic-scenes/jacobybancroft

Don’t slouch, but don’t be a ramrod either, if you want to create your own success.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MDQNVdE1dc

Would that it twuuuuh so simple.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rDw2YBUz6A

Whee!
http://jalopnik.com/i-cant-stop-watching-these-canadians-get-wrecked-by-a-s-1789695314

Pleasantly sarcastic Russian comix.
http://designyoutrust.com/2016/01/these-unusual-and-sarcastic-illustrations-will-make-you-rethink-the-way-we-live

Walk.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJtgSNI2me8

Dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5R2wEJkHPU

Proto-parkourbot.
http://gizmodo.com/this-adorable-robot-can-do-parkour-way-better-than-you-1789735099

What do you wanna do? –I dunno. What do /you/ guys wanna do?
http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2016/12/crossing-river-in-somaliland.html

Precipitation.
https://vimeo.com/192774491

I like this artist’s world.
http://yaqeenart.be/gallery10.html

And those are the /best/ case scenarios.
http://www.alternet.org/comics/election-recount

Life scorecard.
http://xkcd.com/1768/

Sheer luxury of life outside North Korea: enough plastic bottles that people can just throw them away into the river.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/06/what-north-korean-defectors-th.html

A robot wrote a Christmas song. It sounds like early Suzanne Vega.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/08/ai-written-christmas-song-soun.html

Phonograph!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTM3qzD3Zuw

And this is what genuine excitement about something genuinely exciting looks like. The feeling he describes is a real thing that you get around real Tesla coils. It’s a combination of every aspect of the experience, including the reek of ozone and a kind of prickly, crawling, but enjoyable sensation all over your body and also your eyeballs. Try it, you’ll see. Make one of your own. It’s really not all that hard. I still have three of the ones I made in the middle-late 1980s. Seeing this determines me to get them out of storage and play with them again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fTC_Ud_k3U

Brassieres of Spanish leather.

Look on me in my lassitude reclining
My nerveless body languid, pale and lean
Now hold me up to where the light is shining
And mark the magic power of Bovinine!

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

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

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

Tradition.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/113016/amazing-bradley.gif

“Strawberries ain’t like marbles that stand chuckin’ about. They won’t hardly bear to be looked at. When I’ve got to my last dozen baskets, they must be worked off for wot they will fetch.” At the time of these photographs, London was the third richest city in the world. (Lots of big photos. Page might take awhile to load.)
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/victorian-london-photos-down-out-9316474

Social skills.
https://theawl.com/social-skills-3776b829b5fa#.r7uwk7o6n

Magnet dance.
http://boingboing.net/2016/11/28/watch-magnets-do-ballet-in-slo.html

Downhill mountain bike racer’s view with breath sound.
http://boingboing.net/2016/11/30/death-defying-extreme-downhill.html

Trying to drive out of a forest fire. With dog breath sound.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/terrifying-video-shows-men-driving-9361900

Machine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp4tGTNNi1I

The map of physics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZihywtixUYo

Ron Glass is dead. And for sure not going to the special hell.

Here’s something: when I read where Alan Tudyk comments on Ron Glass’ death, it puzzled me because /Wash died impaled on a Reaver spear/ in 2005, in Serenity, long ago. Then there was a moment of more puzzlement, because of course Shepherd Book died before that (gut-shot in the attack on Haven), and Wash knew that so, you know, why’s it seem weird? I have these two characters and character-time unusually strongly tangled up in my mind with the actors and real time. Not just them but everyone in Firefly. Everything else they’re in, you’re happy to see them because /Kaylee!/ or /Mal!/ or /Inara!/ or [fill in blank]. Firefly was so important to me.
http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/26/13753488/firefly-star-ron-glass-died-obituary

Noble causes of yesteryear.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/in-1918-california-drafted-children-into-a-war-on-squirrels

An interesting sequence of events. Pay close attention. It begins with a careless car driver cutting off a biker.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCDnOCS3c1o

Ten more switcheroo surprises very like that.
http://www.boredpanda.com/toon-hole-cartoons/

“I just hope people in the future are all, like, what the hell /are/ these things?”
http://www.boredpanda.com/the-new-yorker-cartoons/

And if matchboxes were still this wonderful, people would use matches again. We’d all have matches with us all the time just in case we ever need something wonderful and color-saturated to look at.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/02/science-fiction-vintage-japane.html

The road to Thorgellen (or) Wasting a wish on wishing a wishbone worked.

      “It never takes longer than a few minutes, when they get together, for everyone to revert to the state of nature, like a party marooned by a shipwreck. That’s what a family is. Also the storm at sea, the ship, and the unknown shore. And the hats and the whiskey stills that you make out of bamboo and coconuts. And the fire that you light to keep away the beasts.” -Michael Chabon

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-11-25) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

In which we learn from writer and professional wedding videographer Alex Bosworth about Thorgellen, the ancient pagan festival of feasting, nudity, alcohol, pet sacrifice, fire, natural electricity and hallucinogenic mushrooms, not necessarily in that order, to honor the Great God Thor and placate his wrath. Also we learn some startling facts about the ungulates. Here’s just one of those facts: Deer and antelopes, wherever they play, are more closely genetically related to whales than they are to horses! Meredith Smith advocates for Sanctuary City status. Richard Alcott and Cob Martin separately weigh in on the freezing water cannons and tear-gas and crippling crowd control weapons and roadblocks and so on being used against modern-day interpreters of the Ghost Dance. Also a history –to the present day– of Jim Crow. Astrophysics, mathematics, meta-ceramics, yada yada… Music by Nightcore (Chipmunk-like sped-up German-language Celtic metal used in Japanese anime), the Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Joe Romersa’s indelible Leon Russel-esque rendition of /One Meatball/. The poetry of William S. Burroughs, Thomas Moore, Conrad Aiken, Anthony Hecht, Carl Sandburg, Matthew Arnold, and Juanita’s little red parrot Melody, author of /Chorteet Chort/, an emphatic statement on both the injustice of others talking when she wants to talk and the joy of a hard noodle. (Parrots –from cockatiels to rosellas to African grays– are the only birds who use their feet to eat or to write with a crayon.) And a couple of pithy educational films. In fact, the recording begins with /Alcohol Is Dynamite!/ Alcohol is a violent narcotic that will humiliate you, ruin your life and the life of anyone foolish enough to care about you or even ride in a car with you, and then you end up on Skid Row prostituting yourself for a bottle. Don’t give in to the taunting and daring of your jazz musician schoolfriend; he will teach you things you’re better off not knowing. There’s nothing wrong with jazz, but /alcohol is dynamite/.

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

Real space. The last steps on the moon. (20 min.) Triumphant and sad and thrilling and tedious and majestic and silly and yet inspiring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMDdaNLc8DU

Amateur fire ant casting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUYqGX6a4vQ

Time.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/photos/89153/20-eerie-images-abandoned-shopping-mall

I remember /our/ big quartzoil clock. All us kids used to lie around it every Saturday night on the living room floor, our chins propped up on our elbows, screaming with laughter at its radioactive antics. And then we’d sing along when it told us it was time for bed, but– “Aww, just /one/ more minute? Please?” And Mama would always give in. “One more minute, then. But just one.” “Yay!”
http://wondermark.com/c1270/

Be careful!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOw–7raE3M

Portlandia generic series title sequence music offer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2GikVQXvf0

Finally there is help and hope.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/11/placebo.html

M.A.M.O.N.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/11/mamon.html

A knife in the butter. And the candy, and the styrofoam, and the durian, ducky, Thor, squeaky spider, more. (30 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZBC87LgJSU

Ozzy Man’s thoughtful essay on Mexican weather news.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePG6zUYvUZg

Don’t be a Diffle. Use your head and be safe in the office.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNA2PRFiDr4

And, for gosh sakes, heed the telltale signs of despotism!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ayxot9vQ_k

PETA gets a bad rap, but here’s an example of a well-thought-through consciousness-raising project. Warning: video starts automatically. I like it that everyone likes the milk. “Oh. It’s sweet and creamy, like a milkshake.”
www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/volunteers-repulsed-new-style-milk-9317943

Uncle Bill leads us in thanksgiving prayer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLSveRGmpIE

OK Go’s latest music video. All real, we’re told.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/QvW61K2s0tA

Just the parts of /Akira/ where Tetsuo and Kaneda yell each other’s names.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvJsr7Y_t_A

Peaceful nature time-lapse videos.
http://boingboing.net/2016/11/23/you-look-like-you-could-use-a.html

1963. The teevee debut of Richard Nixon’s piano concerto.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCsGSMze_6Q

Hot gun molls. Famous for their ability to keep schtum.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/married_to_the_mob_dames_and_molls_who_hung_with_mafia_wise_guys

2016. Snarky Puppy. It starts out kind of mechanical, but stick with it; one keyboardist gets so wild in the last half that some of the other musicians have to stop playing and hold their own heads on with both hands.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_XJ_s5IsQc

Full card press.
http://boingboing.net/2016/11/24/card-deck-in-hydraulic-press-e.html

The fastest fast cars.
https://www.selectcarleasing.co.uk/news/history-of-the-land-speed-record.html

Robot tractors topping tulips. Tu-ra-la, tu-ra-lay. Robot tractors topping tulips. Tu-ra-la dee day oh.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKRsugmwL-8

The scientist is so nice, and the robot seems nice. It even seems to think of being teased as happy playing; it gives the impression of a big good-natured dog. I hope it never makes a mistake and pulls her head off like a ketchup cork.
http://boingboing.net/2016/11/25/madeline-gannons-mimus-exami.html

Get it right.
http://boingboing.net/2016/11/01/gun-fight-from-collateral-expl.html

Homemade fire tornados.
http://boingboing.net/2016/11/21/how-to-make-fire-tornados-the.html

Musician’s electronic percussion instrument with old CRT monitors for a sensor interface.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJudRvR3FBk

Spectacular starling murmuration, with sound. The best I’ve seen yet. Even better than Fresno when I was a little boy. It’s like giant sky-filling ocean waves made of silky smoke that’s a million dancing birds.
http://boingboing.net/2016/11/24/starling-murmurations-as-you.html

The bit about black bile and bloodletting– good to know.
http://www.theonion.com/video/5-most-common-health-myths-54758

A minute or so of Thanksgiving family dinners in movies.
https://vimeo.com/191627055

Luna Lee wailing on gayageum.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxoKq1RfTVE

How KZYX works. But, to be fair, it’s also how everything else works anymore, too, because these are the sort of people who naturally get in charge of and fuck up and drag down and stake to the ground everything that just wants to fly, and then cut its wings off and have a pledge drive to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay themselves to make a hat out of the bloody feathers, and then depend on a corps of amiable volunteers to actually make the hat, and then congratulate themselves as though they’ve done something wonderful, because to them they have. I mean, look, a hat.
http://wondermark.com/c1268/

An easy way to use the most effective tool there is to influence the government, besides being born out-of-control rich or assassinating someone or martyring yourself by blowing the whistle on the intestinal fauna of the elephant in the room.
http://www.avclub.com/article/heres-incredibly-easy-way-call-your-representative-246409

A nuclear death installation repurposed for peace and quiet and corn, but still off-limits.
http://boingboing.net/2016/11/25/pacifist-sect-controls-a-mayan.html

I’ve overused the title /why we can’t have nice things/.  Anyway, it really doesn’t apply anymore. It should always have been /why the sort of people who actually can have nice things shouldn’t/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RTrjqdKGAE

And a web-based image glitching multi-tool. Try it out. Experiment.
https://getmosh.io/

A pre-Thorgellen musical interlude.

You already know that it’s easy and fun (and free, in all senses of the word– like free hamburger or free parking or free country or freedom of speech) to get airtime on KNYO and do your own show in the store on Frankin Street in town. (Contact Bob Young via http://knyo.org and he’ll make arrangements to meet you at the storefront, show you how to use the simple equipment and put you on the schedule. It’s really that simple. That’s the way radio is supposed to be. That’s real community radio.)

But what you might not know is that, if you want to, you can do your radio show live from anywhere there’s reliable web access. Your kitchen or garage or front room or treehouse –or anyplace else in the world. Most KNYO airpeople do it that way at least part of the time. You need a computer, a mixer, a microphone, an easy-to-install audio streaming program, web access, and that’s pretty much it. We’ll advise you on what to get, and so on. Once you’re set up, you gather your show material around you, wait till it’s time, then click one click and you’re on the air on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg CA. When your show is over, click another click and you’re off the air, and the transmitter goes back to automation that fills the time until the next live airperson begins his or her show.

Up until last night, at least as far as I knew, you also needed a separate computer or tablet or phone or CD deck to play music on your show, if you’re doing a music show (the store has CD decks and a telephone call-in interface already there for you to use, and a cable ready to accept the sound from your tablet or other player). Last night I was reading, putting this year’s Thorgellen show together (that’s always Friday, the day after Thanksgiving) (it’s an ancient festival of feasting and fire and pet sacrifice and hallucinogenic mushrooms to honor the Great God Thor and placate his wrath) (the real Thor, not the easygoing Marvel franchise Thor), and a way occurred to me to use my computer’s internal sound parts to play recorded music and art into the mixer that’s plugged into the same computer that also does the streaming through the web to the transmitter and records the show for posterity. I wondered if my 2007(?) Compaq desk lump at Juanita’s would do it all smoothly and just work, and I tried it out, and it worked great.

Here’s the recorded result of the test. I’ll leave it up for a little while to give you a chance to hear it. Music you’ll recognize: /Refugee/ from the album Chipmunk Punk, /Walk Like An Egyptian/ from the same Chipmunks but slowed down so you hear the actual voices, and Malvina Reynolds, and Mark Knopfler, and Terrence McKenna speaking and Alex Jones sobbing and ranting on the subject of DMT machine elves, the CIA and the Bilderburgers), and Mouth Music, and some more, not in that order, of course. Here’s another way to hear the same set, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, that you might like better for its instant-gratification play button and lack of confusing flashing ads.

So, let’s see, a desktop or laptop computer, any microphone and stand you’re comfortable with, a cheap USB sound mixer (I recommend something in the Behringer  Xenyx USB line, for its built-in volume limiting) (I use a Q802USB; you can get one new for about $80 now), and there’s your entire tiny professional broadcast booth right there. All you add is you and your commitment to real radio. And also you can use the same setup for podcasting or just recording your own instrument or your band and get pretty good results. There’s a lot of free or cheap recording software available for that.

The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children’s teeth are set on edge.

      “This lady was giving up her free time to kiss their collective ass, and she was shot and killed by one of these stupid, irresponsible thugs who just couldn’t keep his booger-hook off the bang-switch.” –Paul RK

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-11-18) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Two minutes (total) of cinematical space. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is a sucker for this sort of material. If a movie has things that look like this in it, I like it. I also like movies about Gypsies, and flawed superheroes, and funny squalor. There, a picture of the inside of my head and my kitchen.
https://vimeo.com/183571239

Brutalist architectural sand castles. Why /brutalist/, do you think?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/45648531@N00/sets/72157594166672630

Election night on SNL. Brutalist comedy.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/11/election-night-on-snl.html

A British map labeled by an American.
http://xkcd.com/1759/

Anarchist Monopoly.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/159

The origin of italics. “Of the many interesting items of note Sloan saw as he paged through Manutius’ actual books was the use of italics for every single word.”
http://www.blakeatwood.com/origin-italics/

Watch this clever Wisconsin math Jew –or perhaps Presbyterian– explain where to sit. (If you have a really short attention span and there are are 41 in your enforced suicide circle and you just want to know where to sit, skip to about 10:50, where the answer is clockwise position 19.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCsD3ZGzMgE

Clever Eastern European elevators that work like a cafeteria-line industrial toaster. Not so good if you’re crippled or a daydreamer or you have a phone. Also, notice, in Eastern Europe the first floor is the /top/ floor. Or maybe that’s just an artifact of editing. Or maybe the building we see in the video is beneath Eastern Europe, actually in Pellucidar and upside-down.
http://boingboing.net/2016/11/14/elevators-with-no-buttons-doo.html

Mose Allison is dead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5fHpC4Wux8

Oh.
https://vimeo.com/184119217

The phantom atlas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCXnYnZ_CkA

A little Time Lord perspective.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/11/perspective.html

Further phrenological nincompoopery. There’s a bump for that, too.
http://www.vintag.es/2016/11/these-pages-from-1902-weird-phrenology.html

Why weed was ever illegal in the first place.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2016/11/18/the-sinister-reason-weed-is-illegal/

But they had heart.
http://catandgirl.com/?p=5163

Mermaid.
https://vimeo.com/184987194

Jack Chick’s last tract.
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1118/1118_01.asp

Pentagon tour.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2016/11/18/pentagon-tour/

Skiing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmoF52UuuKM

Subject is about to leave. Oh, don’t go.
https://clickclickclick.click

Bleak paintings.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/bleak_paintings_that_portray_the_daily_challenges_of_being_human

And /Snake Man/, by Thomas Roberdeau, which I somehow managed to skip reading on the show, shoot, but promise to read next week.
http://hollywooddementia.com/nikki-finke-fiction-snake-man-by-thomas-roberdeau/