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     “I see the way you act around Cat Woman. It doesn’t take a genius-level intellect to see you’re hot to tap that. I mean, damn, look at ‘er. I would flood Gotham just to hear that girl fart through a walkie-talkie.”

Speaking of which, here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-05-13) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

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

Speaking of free, something else you can do for yourself and others: email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

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

The way of our people.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/9/2096518/-Cartoon-Life-in-the-stupidverse

Bridesmaids revisited. There’s a faint chance some of the little ones might still be alive, dozing in a wheelchair in a care facility hallway somewhere, dreaming of whatever, all agency over and past. Somewhere in the distance three competing teevees blat, a push-cart clatters over a heater grate, and a nurse’s station’s desk phone rings nine times and gives up.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/1920s-bridesmaids.html

Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwvfRlh49S8

The twelve principles of finding a lost thing.
http://www.professorsolomon.com/12principles.html

Barnaby Dixon’s latest puppet.
https://laughingsquid.com/barnaby-dixon-puppet-the-parting-glass/

Art. (via TYWKIWDBI)
https://twitter.com/allanjohnsonmn1/status/1520720688042160129

Dramatic, disturbing video illustration of the world millions of people are about to be locked into with the impending Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade:
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/gop-handmaids-tale.html

“By any means necessary.”
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/445

Mother’s day.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/mothers-day.html

How to make a sandwich, starting with making the cheese. Mmm, cheese. And mozzarella cheese, too. I really don’t know why anybody bothers making any other kind of cheese. Sometimes when I go to work on something at the theater company I stop at Corners of the Mouth and get a tennis-ball-size chunk of mozzarella cheese and a carrot and a tomato or something and just eat it all in the time it takes to walk the rest of the way to the Art Center. And then you’re good for the rest of the night. To your stomach, that’s a whole pizza minus the bread. It doesn’t know the difference.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/this-is-how-to-make-sandwich.html

Video explaining the images just announced of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. It looks like the lips at the beginning of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, but that’s only a coincidence. It also looks like a lot of things I made with Photoshop when I was given an early copy in the middle 1990s. You make shapes, fill them with color, and turn the blur up. Voila, nebula! And then you make a title for it. The Blatz Nebula. Messier 48398 of Doom. Alien Hubcap. (20 min.)
https://laughingsquid.com/sagittarius-black-hole/

A visual representation of so-called astrological retrograde planetary motion. No planet is ever turning around in its tracks and going backward. It just looks like it does when we’re stuck on this rock, which we are, so far, because people who believe in angels (and witches and numerology and so on) fill their children with delusions, leaving no room in their brains to contribute to progress. (Not drawn to scale.)
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/1524900623858257930

That’s how to do it. That’s how a hero does it.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/05/tweet-of-day_01247096416.html

The opposites game. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://blog.barbatto.com/post/683297254797426688

Aerodynamics of a cow.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/05/08/aerodynamics-of-a-cow-this-may-be-important-some-day/#respond

A short story made of titles.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-short-story.html

Firesign Theater Live at the Magic Mushroom book and DVD-ROM. That’s what I want for my birthday. (Or maybe a genuine SuperSocket.)
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/firesign_theatre_live_at_the_magic_mushroom

Or one of these. Just as you could always sell Juanita a weird-shaped or dangerously strong magnet (or a box of little magnets) or a clever new kind of flashlight, if I had some money you could always sell me a new (or old) (or both or retro) kind of microphone.
https://theinventory.com/upgrade-your-sound-with-this-elgato-wave-1-microphone-f-1848867391

States with a smaller population than Los Angeles County. (Also, there are 143 /whole nations/ with a smaller population than L.A. County.)
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/ujwl5n/states_with_smaller_population_than_los_angeles/

Driving Mona Lisa.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/22/mona-lisa-frown-machine-learning-brings-old-paintings-and-photos-to-life/

George Carlin’s Thomas the Tank Engine.
https://theawesomer.com/george-carlin-as-thomas-the-tank-engine/667294/

Getting close to what we all want. It’s still way louder than what they show you here, though. Any motor vehicle that can pick itself straight up off the ground by clawing that much air downward is going to sound like someone running over your head with the beater-bar of a Kirby. And even once we get science-fiction-style inertialess antigravitics, they’ll make a bowel-loosening subsonic /throommm/ as they engage, and flying low over a crowd will give everyone a nosebleed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=dcDwu_EdJCo

La cucaracha. Ai-yi-yi.
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/12328398

Respect mah authoritah.
https://thenib.com/courting-disaster/

This is how this sort of conversation went in 1985, when people could still go whole minutes without freaking out and punching or shooting or stabbing someone who asked them politely to stop being a toxic nuisance to their neighbors. Also: the idea of a designated smoking section in an airplane is laughable. /I/ can smell people smoking cigarets two cars ahead of me on the highway, and if it’s allergy season, that’s enough to be a problem, besides that if it’s allergy season the whole countryside is a tinderbox and they’ll be throwing that cigaret out the window into the grass and lighting another one to eventually throw out the window into the grass. Ugh, like it would somehow be okay because they went ten feet away to another seat, to /the smoking section/ of the airplane, and kept smoking? But… I remember being fifteen years old, riding in a church-provided bargain bus full of kids to go skiing, five o’clock in the morning, smoking a literal cigar. The girl in the seat behind me tapped me on the shoulder and said, “That is /so/ not cool.” I said, “Is it?” Later I was in a four-person gondola going up to the upper slopes of Squaw Valley (that’s racist and insensitive; they’ve changed it) with that same girl and her boyfriend and some other person, maybe my friend Jeff. We all smoked a joint, and right around then she started to come on to the acid she and her boyfriend had taken earlier. She was increasingly distressed, discussing her feelings and beginning to shriek a bit. Well, we were in a claustrophobic fiberglass pill hanging high in the sky in a Twilight Zonish cold fog, but that wasn’t the problem; it was something internal. Her boyfriend boredly said, from experience, “When we get to the terminal, go in the bathroom and sit on the toilet till you feel better. It’s just a drug. It’ll wear off.” And, provided with a confident plan from a trustworthy source, she was instantly okay. We got to the top, got our skis and poles off the gondola’s rack, everybody went our separate ways, and there she was on the way back down to Sacramento on the bus that night, none the worse for wear. Ah, youth.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/08/pan-am-training-video-the-smoker-is-a-fantastically-intriguing-video-from-the-80s-when-people-could-still-smoke-on-airplanes.html

Smoking skills. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://t.co/EdWKYD1SZO

John Burroughs High School Choir’s /Bioshock: The Musical/.
https://theawesomer.com/bioshock-the-high-school-musical/666050/

Oops. A fascinating story of aircraft engineering. (34 min.) (works fine at 2X speed, so 17 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f80WwpNuaxg

Bacon and God’s wrath.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/bacon-and-gods-wrath.html

And a video about a man who has something similar to /Memento/ disease, that begins with what it’s like.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/11/meet-the-man-with-only-a-seven-second-memory.html

Abortion without apology.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-05-06) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided well over an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. And Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech, source of /Scheming Weasel/, that I’ve been using all along for intro and outro theme when MOTA is by live remote from Juanita’s place. And, of course, KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, CA, which needs a smidgen of your largesse, please. Radio is cheap, and while speech is free and electricity to run the low-power transmitter is nearly free (50 cents a day), the rent and music publishers’ and streaming fees and occasional replacement part and city water to flush the toilet are not. Unlike with every other radio station I know of, every penny you give to KNYO goes to actually maintaining the radio station. Zero of it goes into an owner’s or manager’s pocket. So, please.

Speaking of free, something else you can do for yourself and others: email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

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

The distant future. The year 2000. Arthur C. Clarke saw it all: 3D printers, a phone in your pocket, remote rocket surgery, and on and on. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwELr8ir9qM

Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah. That means I love you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U15rzqfSofo

They put a GoPro camera pointing backward on a SpinLaunch test projectile. A worthy demo stunt. This is actually the future of heaving building materials into space, until we can get to the real store in the asteroid belt that’s already there.
https://gizmodo.com/dizzying-video-shows-what-it-s-like-to-get-shot-out-of-1848878740

I went to the hardware store to get a replacement toilet seat for my mother, and the song /Margaritaville/ got stuck in my head– specifically the part where Jimmy Buffett goes, “I blew out my flip flop, stepped on a pop-top.” Over and over all the way home. And then I sat at the computer and here was this:
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/blow-up-bra-ads.html

The Kites. (13 min.)
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/the-kites.html

Ode to the wonder of life.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/ode-to-wonder-of-life.html

Four dead in Ohio, 52 years ago Wednesday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX95QSKBODo

A million dead.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-one-million-covid-dead-mean-for-the-u-s-s-future/

Daredevil Jimmie Lynch and his Death Dodgers.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/jimmie-lynch.html

“Yup, they pulled an okee-doke and Keegan Brewer took it to the house.” “And then he just finishes with the backhand! This guy is a maestro with the puck!” Fun silly things to say out loud when you launch /your/ green turtle and boom goes the dynamite. It doesn’t have to mean anything; sportsball commentary is like Tourette’s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqvyzO3IPXc

Toy car race with commentary. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXZeDXmwSQU

The dispute.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/05/listen-to-what-the-ny-yankees-manager-and-an-umpire-two-grown-men-actually-said-to-each-other-in-an-argument.html

You are here:
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/05/you-are-here.html

Rerun: Tilt-shift seaside. (lately via Clifford Pickover)
https://vimeo.com/3156959

This is very close to the world I live in, the sort of people, except for the flying-all-over-the-place-in-jets part, to get to the sacred mountains of Samiland with a magic bone at the top. That never happened to me. But I did buy a hamburger for a headstone once. And my hippie name /is/ Three-Way Rug-Nozzle.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/glorias-call.html

And this, also, sadly, is the world. “That was fucking unjust and fucking un-fucking-called-for. Jesus Christ.” Exactly.
https://www.rawstory.com/police-brutality-body-cameras/

Yin-yang loop. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://t.co/3p95fk367b

Spiral stairs being made. 3D printers of the future will spit these things out like robot cake icing blorps. And then just a little farther in the future you won’t need stairs. You’ll be vaporized and scanned, then a perfect copy of you will be 3D-printed on the next floor up, like in Star Trek. Every teleport is suicide. A copy of you goes on, but you’re dead.
https://theawesomer.com/how-spiral-stairs-are-made/550043/

Topical.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYQtb8V_p2U

Kodachrome, you give us the nice bright colors, you give us the greens of summer, it makes you think all the world’s a sunny day.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/found-photos-life-1940s-1970s.html

Kodachrome, nice bright colors, greens of summer, sunny day, etc.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/hawaii-1950s.html

Nice bright colors. Cutting a tape ball.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/05/cutting-tape-ball.html

Check out the drama queen.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/04/the-new-disney-cartoon-desantis.html

Surpreme Court leak.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/3/2095572/-Cartoon-Leak

Geese eat ducks. Oops. Who knew?
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/04/this-is-what-happens-when-you-take-kids-with-ducklings-to-a-pond-that-has-duck-eating-geese-video.html

Rerun: The worst taxidermy ever. For some reason I start laughing so hard at these pictures that my stomach and side muscles and my forehead hurt. There’s a button in my brain that this pushes, like when you run your thumbnail along the teeth of a comb close to a cat and it can’t help but stick its tongue out, or you draw a straight line in front of a chicken in the dirt and it hypnotizes it. I wonder what other buttons I have like that… Hmm. Whenever someone waves something sharp, a pencil, a fork, whatever, past their own eye, gesturing while talking, or when someone talks about their knee surgery, or I read a news story about someone getting something stuck in their dick (or their eye), or if I imagine using a razor blade to cut my Achilles tendon, my whole body flinches. I guess I have a few of them.
https://blazepress.com/2014/04/30-worst-examples-taxidermy-ever/
https://www.ranker.com/list/bad-taxidermy-pictures/ashley-reign

Subtle mastery of dog-nose-o-phone technique. Turn the volume up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJyMbfGxux8

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and some other toys. I had one of those doctor kits when I was little. The stethoscope didn’t work, and the edible pills were gone in fifteen seconds and had no effect on me. I had a Captain Mike space helmet with a flat kazoo built into the front, so everything you said sounded like an astronaut; I wore that thing completely out. Long after the kazoo stopped working I was running around shouting space orders in that helmet; I loved it. And, look, give a show of hands of people hit in the face or the ear with a Water Wiggle. Uh-huh. Uh-huh. But they didn’t recall the product after 17 years of 2.5 million sold (!) for knocking kids’ teeth out or strangling them or popping their eardrum by boxing their ear; they recalled them because a single child was drowned by pulling the rubber head off it and jamming the hooked nozzle to get stuck down his own throat. Way to ruin it for everybody, Jimmy. And don’t get me started about Jarts. I never had Jarts, but wherever we lived where any kid on the block had a bow and real arrows, which was everywhere, we always ended up shooting them straight up in the air and then playing chicken about who would run under the eaves of the house first. There were a lot more little kids then than there are now, and after school and on weekends and all summer we ran around and rode bikes all over in unsupervised wild packs left to our own devices and inventive and cruel and fantastic imaginations. It was /Lord of the Flies/ out there.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/30/the-first-mr-potato-head-commercial-hit-the-airwaves-on-this-day-in-1952.html

Negotiating with Nomad. “I am the creator.” (via TackyRaccoons)
https://dynaimage.cdn.cnn.com/cnn/digital-images/org/01362afc-af1e-47cf-b1ee-e0c85709cc94.JPG

International Workers’ Day poster. “When screwed we multiply.”
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/happy-may-day-to-workers-around-world.html

Do-it-yourself-instrument band. (For the short-of-attention-span, skip ahead to 5:54.)
https://theawesomer.com/diy-instrument-band/665490/

Beardyman in 2011, introduced by Tim Minchin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N02t6UmDps4

An hour of Beardyman in Russia in 2016.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d9SVdV4EO0

“But what do I know. /I’m/ not a Supreme Court justice. /I’m/ not a good enough liar.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJCGAA4VYT8

Speaking of which.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/03/watch-this-supercut-of-susan-collins-promising-brett-kavanaugh-wont-overturn-roe-v-wade.html

And Route 66. Cut the jive on Route 65. Shut the door on Route 64. Slap your knee on Route 63. Toodle-oo on Route 62. Have your fun on Route 61. Now you try. No? Okay: Manic pixie on Route 60. Quit yer cryin’ on Route 59. Stand and wait on Route 58. Crank it up to eleven on Route 57…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoPJVcHYlU0

Infinite self-solving puzzle. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://t.co/pDL3khIr71

Honkytonk version of /Creep/. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKU_AT5Tq-c

Welcome to Strange Christian Art. This episode: the demon doodles of 1565. Demon doodles.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/03/fantastical-demon-drawings-from-1565.html

Grotto porticos.
https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/petrified-waters

It’s not the literal blood of Jesus yet. It’s still just grape juice waiting for a witch doctor to say the magic spell over it, to become Jesus’ blood, for the cultists to drink with their eyes closed while the witch doctor says another magic spell over them. Anyway, here’s how to use the machine so everyone gets the exact right amount of eventual blood to swallow, so the magic works right and you don’t get chaotic results, like demons, or divorce, or a dybbuk. Or lightning. But instead your team wins, or you’re not actually pregnant, or you pass the math test, or your loved one returns from the dead and it’s good and not a /Pet Sematary/ or /Monkey’s Paw/ situation.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/04/30/multi-juice-filler/

I told the witch doctor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmjrTcYMqBM

Lime in the Coconut.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsSuueEGQSM

Rerun: “Can you even imagine way back in the past when we thought that storms were caused by angry gods fighting on top of a mountain?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RECuQaaGGfA

How can he explain to his sensitive young wife? They didn’t have PowerPoint then or he could have used that. Or just simple honesty. And then she could use honesty on him, and escalate things.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/zonite-ad-1950.html

Like this: “I won’t let this stand!” “Or what?” “I’m not afraid of you!” “Come at me!” “I will!”
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/444

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/05/tweet-of-day_0822398637.html

I like this article for many more reasons than that its title reminds me of a title in the parody issue of Popular Mechanics in National Lampoon: /Giant Radio Robots Play Ice Hockey On the Moon at 300 m.p.h.!/ Whatever it takes to get butts in seats and then boots in the air for science, for the future we could have had and can still have if we’d only stop squabbling over bullshit and get back on track toward.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fermi-bubbles-secrets-revealed_n_6429248

And the explanation and video of Eta Carinae, just another real miracle in the sky. Non-ironically wonderful.
https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-observatories-take-an-unprecedented-look-into-superstar-eta-carinae

Some unusual phenomena seen in the sky in 1763 by people on spoiled rye bread or proto-absinthe or lead poisoning.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/a-true-and-wonderful-narrative

/Hugo/ by Frank&Beans. Some advice I got from an old theater hand: “If you’re ever on acid, stay away from a mirror.” (via b3ta)
https://youtu.be/sqKTtIs0XVk

Dance.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/05/the-evolution-of-dance-1950-to-2019.html

A full hour /plus/ of medieval Dr. Dre.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/30/dr-dre-medieval-style.html

Grossstadtgefluster – Feierabend. (say GROHS-shtet-geh-floosh-tair – FAI-yair-ah-bent) (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysgS4P4uHdo

Ants try chili sauce.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/05/when-ants-try-chili-sauce.html

So much of slow-motion novelty video, while cool, just makes me think of all the good food being wasted. But– very few of the people making slo-mo videos have children, so they’re more than making up for it. No matter how furiously you recycle gum wrappers and pipe-cleaners or what kind of car you drive or even if you generate electricity for your phone by pedaling an exercycle generator, making a baby in the first- or even second world that lives to grow up undoes all gains. The most environmentally wasteful and destructive thing you can do is let your hormones trick you into making more people.
https://boingboing.net/2022/05/06/video-experience-the-drama-of-a-bullet-going-through-an-egg-at-1-million-frames-per-second.html

Rerun: Kung Fury! (30 min.)
https://vimeo.com/509917777

Art.
https://raeripple.com/projects/#gallery-6271c37283b03-3

Stylophone.
https://theawesomer.com/heavy-stylophone-riffs/547184/

Coltrane’s /Giant Steps/ on harmonica.
https://theawesomer.com/giant-steps-on-harmonica/665784/

“With us are some of Alex’s friends who often act in his films.”
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/05/autism-simulator.html

…And 3. When it comes to proofreading, the red penis your friend.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OonDPGwAyfQ

A clip from /Swing Time/ (1936)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QboC9Dldk4

Interdimensional public transportation.
https://theawesomer.com/infinite-journeys-cg-challenge/665769/

The six levels of overlapping melodies in musical theater (or film).
https://laughingsquid.com/six-levels-of-overlapping-melodies-in-musicals/

It’s simple.
https://i0.wp.com/theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/WhatComplex.png

My favorites are 7, 11, 39, and 45.
https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-mistakes-english-language/

Art. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://neocha.com/magazine/strings-attached/

Fortune’s Great Depression covers.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/05/fortune-covers-1930s.html

Mexican hat dance.
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/las_floristas_headdress_ball

And all about /Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion/.  Give it a paragraph or two; it’ll suck you in.
https://www.vogue.com/article/an-oral-history-of-romy-and-micheles-high-school-reunion

Caravan.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-04-29) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided well over an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, chiropractically adjusted by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and essential new features, such as a red donation heart that encourages you to give at least $20, by at first puzzlingly, but then, you realize, self-respectingly not accepting anything less. “What’s the matter with this thing,” you mutter, then offer a much more reasonable amount of help, see it accepted, no problem, and sigh the sigh of satisfaction. Have a treat for yourself. Ice-cream, how about, or another well-deserved dessert. Helping others, doing well by doing good, that’s what you are all about, and that’s only one of the reasons why people love you. How wonderful life is while you’re in the world.

Something else you can do for yourself and others: email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

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

Photochrom travel photographs. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/sets/72157612249760312/

The creators of our simulated existence want feedback. Here’s your chance to weigh in, and read the feedback of your fellow simulated entities. (via BoingBoing)
https://neal.fun/earth-reviews/

A coup in plain sight. (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/MeidasTouch/status/1520054450320121864

The cognitive bias codex. (via BoingBoing)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Cognitive_bias_codex_en.svg

“You’ve never been completely honest.” This makes me think of KZYX. I’m not sure why, but it does.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/youve-never-been-completely-honest-dark.html

Duck! (via MissCellania) (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/HartYT_/status/1228149203261698048

Too Many Zoos – I Will Survive. You can hear in the instruments’ warble and tone how cold it is where they are for this. It turns it almost into a drunken Dixieland piece.
https://laughingsquid.com/too-many-zoos-i-will-survive/

In the science fiction of my youth, this is how people would get pregnant in the distant future.
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/part-v-the-transfer

That one.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/parking-location.html

Or you could eat slightly less, park a mile away from work, /not/ infest yourself with 30-foot tapeworms and get the thinness and health you’d like.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2022/04/can-tapeworms-make-you-beautiful.html

1908 X-ray photographs of what a corset does to your ribs.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/corset-x-rays.html

Maggot kaleidoscope with bird sounds. (via BoingBoing)
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/23/escape-into-the-pulsating-vortex-of-this-maggot-kaleidoscope.html

Zombie.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-dark-history-of-zombies.html

Appropriate rugby commentary. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o58stoJJ5No

Zoom loop. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://t.co/nRBjD5wKls

Bucket.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/04/24/bucket/

Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor on harp. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPmKRtWta4E

A machine once used to teach language is a cool toy.
https://theawesomer.com/making-lofi-music-with-ca/664929/

Machining a brass helix.
https://theawesomer.com/machining-a-brass-helix/664856/

Recycled glass.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/04/23/what-really-happens-to-recycled-glass/

The Savannah Bananas.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/04/alt-sport.html

Mr. Deer. (via Everlasting Blort) “The story is narrated in an unknown time, in a ruined modern subway. People in this society have animal faces, they have forgotten humanity and ethics and they do not avoid sins. There is someone with a deer face who is trying to reform the society.”
https://vimeo.com/696472656

Indomitable Ukrainian women. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/carlbildt/status/1515294443175387139

Skip ahead to 8:10 for the action.
https://theawesomer.com/pulling-off-the-trickiest-drone-shot/664146/

How Rome got water.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/

The Japanese museum of found rocks that look like faces. Elvis, pirate, Jesus, Easter Island moai, Bugs Bunny, Joseph Merrick, etc.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/11/the-japanese-museum-of-rocks-that-look.html

The BBC Song of Television (1936): “A mighty maze of mystic magic rays lies all about us in the gloom.” (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Rpfek-F8Rw

Where there’s always plenty of free parking. (via Fark)
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/2204/Apollo-16-station-10crop1110.jpg

Charles Berthoud plays 12-string bass. Imagine how hard you have to push down to fret that thing. It’s like a ballerina with the grip strength of a blacksmith. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=TGMYQEdNhSM

And this. Same player. Watching this I catch myself forgetting to breathe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70snS6h0ow4

Sparks.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/molten-iron-fireworks.html

Fires already.
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/map-shows-growing-number-of-wildfires-sweeping-across-us/3036377

Sunny day, bubble roof, smell the ozone and hot vinyl. I remember having to drape a big towel over the whole seat of normal cars with normal windows, coming back from swimming in the river, to not be burned. That was why you brought a towel; it wasn’t to dry off. You were pretty much dry by the time you got back to the car anyway. But it would be neat if this car could fly. It looks like it should.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/1956-buick-centurion-concept.html

Cold jets.
https://theawesomer.com/liquid-nitrogen-heros-engine/664651/

A new old kind of steam engine.
https://theawesomer.com/how-steam-engines-are-made/664599/

Our understanding of what dinosaurs actually looked like is changing all the time because the soft parts don’t fossilize with any fidelity. When you get to the bottom of the page you’ll see that more pages of these graphics are available.
https://nixillustration.com/page/1/?s=Retro+vs+modern

Ze Frank – The beetle and the damselfly. Awww.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-beetle-and-damselfly.html

“Why are you not being a gentleman, why! Why! You have the space to move! Get out of the way! Are there no gentlemen left! Are there no ladies!” (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=8p331Ldup0c

Democracy in action. “I KNOW about your BOX OF PUBIC HAIR, LOLA BROOKS! You have a BOOK OF PUBIC HAIR! Why are you cutting off my time! NO! I will NOT leave!” I love it that they include the sign language woman at low-right of the picture. It really ties the room together. (I’d click the sound on anyway.)
https://twitter.com/patriottakes/status/1520063407008976896

Art from the old days, before sex and smut and schmutz took over the medium.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/11/naples-secret-museum-of-erotic-art.html

Art from the old days, before it got so commercial.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2013/11/17/moving-images/

Elden Ring game scenes sped up and tilt-shifted. People would pay extra, I think, for games and movies and everything to look like this all the time. In fact, when replaceable eyes become available and common, you’ll be able to have any filter you like applied to your everyday vision, not just tilt-shift or cat heads on people. Black-and-white 1940s noir soft-focus with skips and film grain would be nice, for awhile.
https://infinite1up.com/p/youll-fall-for-the-look-of-tiny-elden-ring

Horror movie plot generator. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://t.co/xCdYsVnzvj

Make your own GIF flipbook.
https://www.eatmy.art/

Rerun: Christine Aquilera – Candyman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ScjucUV8v0

Food will win the war.
https://thenib.com/food-archive/

And the muscular strength that it gave to her jaw has lasted the rest of her life.
https://www.messynessychic.com/2022/04/19/the-black-aerialist-who-dazzled-gilded-age-paris/

Sassy wind. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.unbatch.com/the-wind-played-her/

This reminds me of one of the 7001 wise sayings of Ashleigh Brilliant. It was something like, “The better I know how to help, the more the world doesn’t want my help.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-greeters-guild.html

Rerun: Spidergirl, Spidergirl, climbs all up and down the wall. Sticks her feet anywhere, jumps away through the air. Lookout!
https://www.reddit.com/r/woahdude/comments/pqmdef/the_way_she_climbs_up_the_wall/

The VRD (Very Republican Duo).
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/27/its-the-very-republican-duo-to-the-rescue.html

/Attack on Titan/ on squeak chickens.
https://popculturista.com/p/attack-on-titan-theme-music-played-on-rubber-chickens

You can learn about synthesizers and sound generation by playing through this fun tutorial.
https://learningsynths.ableton.com/

The laundry is warning you: Go back!
https://www.shorpy.com/node/26583

Puppet. Now imagine another one tango dancing with it. Imagine teams of these playing a sportsball game.
https://laughingsquid.com/skelotonics-robotic-exoskeleton/

The teeth. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXlkfOD-jQo

Rachel Flowers and Dweezil Zappa (among) others, carrying the floss into the future. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBiWNLhX3Vc

If you’ve ever gritted, “No! That’s not how time travel works!” at a book or movie, you will appreciate this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3zTfXvYZ9s

Ten commandments for con men.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-greatest-con-man-of-20th-century.html

A traditional amusement ride run by the town’s old men. No seat belts, no helmets or bumpers or anything like that. It’s hard to tell how the steering works, but apparently they manage.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/carreiros-do-monte.html

Shark bite from the point of view of shark food.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/25/check-out-crazy-footage-caught-by-a-shark-who-decided-to-taste-a-camera.html

A civilized conversation in the language of eggs and truck horns.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/25/hordes-of-people-pelt-eggs-at-peoples-convoy-when-truckers-get-stuck-in-oakland-traffic-video.html

Jupiter, the biggest gaseous and fluid colored egg in the solar system.
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/juno-captures-moon-shadow-on-jupiter

A typical bill for a 1.8 mile ambulance ride in the U.S.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/04/bill-for-18-mile-ambulance-ride-in-us.html

“It’s all about individual responsibility.”
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/4/26/2094097/-Cartoon-Highly-selective-health-nuts

A heroic rescue.
https://laughingsquid.com/construction-crew-rescues-dog-from-canal/

News of a new Kids In The Hall teevee show! Everyone’s in it but Bellini!
https://theawesomer.com/the-kids-in-the-hall-red-band-trailer/664519/

Woot! Whooooooooh!
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/04/26/chop/

Think about a few things this object and its permutations might make a good analogy for. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://twitter.com/jagarikin/status/1486854767020109824

And creatures of the deep deep.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/into-deep.html

The flying sorcerers.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-04-22) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided about an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, polished to mirror-brightness by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and essential new features, such as a red donation heart that encourages you to give at least $20 by at first puzzlingly, but then, you realize, self-respectingly not accepting anything less. “What’s the matter with this thing,” you mutter, then offer a much more reasonable amount of help, see it accepted, no problem, and sigh with deep satisfaction. Have a treat for yourself. Ice-cream, how about, or another well-deserved dessert. Helping others, doing well by doing good, that’s what you’re all about, and that’s only one of the reasons why people love you. How wonderful life is while you’re in the world.

Something else you can do for yourself and others: email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

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

Music from Nancy.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/music-from-nancy-1979.html

Regional pizzas.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/regional-pizzas.html

Back to normal, then.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/chain-reaction-laughter.html

Philosophy, art and science.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2022/04/16/three-domains/

Gym equipment. (via Fark)
https://t.co/qCtqUM7Z4g

Jump rope champ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLC_T1jQ5Lk

*Appreciative intake of breath sharp enough to make me cough.*
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/garden-kaleidoscope.html

Rerun: robot praying machine prays robot-written prayers equally effective to human-invented prayers. And it never gets tired nor sodomizes choirboys.
https://laughingsquid.com/robotic-mouth-sings-ai-generated-prayers/

Phobos, moon of Mars, eclipses the sun, as seen from the surface of fricking Mars!
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/20/mars-rover-captures-incredible-video-of-solar-eclipse.html

Magical special effects of Karel Zeman. “The horses flying over an abyss. The pursuers catching up. The world of adventure was a melody of eternal childhood heard somewhere in the distance.” (17 min.)
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/special-effects-1947-1980.html

Haboob!
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/haboob.html

That’s why they’re free.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/hugs.html

Judy Mayhan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQKDhs0daBU

Geoff Castellucci sings Ain’t No Sunshine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EsAEOarKW4

The difference between news and Fox news.
https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1516164203760992261

The goat that ate time.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-goat-that-ate-time/

The six fingers of time.
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/31663/31663-h/31663-h.htm

Tilt-shift Kiev in happier times.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/kyiv-forever.html

Rabbits.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2013/03/rabbits-on-reel.html

An orrery of conspiracy. A little 8-year-old Black boy forgets to pay for his potato chips, police twist his arms behind his back and haul him away weeping in a police car. But these guys cheat on their taxes, spread racist hate and fear, launder foreign mob money, undermine the educational system, the postal system, etc., attempt to violently subvert the entire American democracy for personal power and treasure, and so much more, and they’re all still rich and free, for the most part, living in McMansions and castles and their own country clubs, never a worry of hands-on from the law.
https://twitter.com/tribelaw/status/1516275230632775682

Instinct. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/AllanBell247/status/1512450229345390593

The official FBI guide to internet slang. (B8 means bait.) (via Fark)
https://archive.org/details/FBIGuideToInternetSlang/mode/1up

Art. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/yveslecoq/albums/72157604118958868/with/2387607774/

Indigenous art. (via Everlasting Blort) (Scroll down and down.)
https://publications.nga.gov.au/ceremony/

Now connect the dots and argue online about what shapes the dots are moving in. Get furious. Call people who disagree with you communist pedophile Hitler sheep idiots. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.reddit.com/r/woahdude/comments/pv836p/how_these_dots_align/

It’s like the scene in /Stargate: SG1/ at the conference of System Lords, where Goa’uld parasites controlling human hosts amuse themselves by standing around a golden tub of Goa’uld larvae, eating their own young. Except here the reptiles, of course, are not related to the ants but simply enjoying their natural delicacy. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://imgur.com/gallery/uh3bvp5

The leprechaun menace.
https://thenib.com/the-leprechaun-menace/

“I dreamed I won the lottery in my Maidenform bra.”
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/maidenform-bra-ads.html

Meryn Cadell – Maidenform.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndqd3l4fe8

The Chordettes. When they throw the buckets of lollipops into the crowd– so dangerous. They could easily poke somebody’s eye out. In those days they didn’t care. There were a million kids everywhere and more all the time. If your child lost an eye that would be a great story to hand down the family for generations. If you really needed a kid with two good eyes or legs or whatever, or even for it to just be alive, you were getting another one anyway. This was reflected in playground equipment, the draft, toys, flammable pyjamas, every aspect of society.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fty3Nzc-oiY

Wow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpc1lEJ-SRc

Wow.
https://theawesomer.com/strandbeest-evolution/663687/

Tony Pastor and a very young Rosemary Clooney start at about 13 min. (but cut off mid-song, dang).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGq-eCoPSwA

This is all easily possible once we master the 8th ray.
https://theawesomer.com/flying-gondolas/663789/

I don’t know why I like this so much, but just the idea of Fat Spiderman. (via Fark)
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-61111613

Photo Ark.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-photo-ark.html

“Sure, it might be problematic to talk in such banal fashion about an entire gender. But as a porn star who caters to males’ secret desires, I know a thing or two about men.” (via Fark)
https://news.yahoo.com/porn-star-banging-men-not-014726898.html

Double bell euphonium.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_bell_euphonium

It was to show what their hands look like. A good idea. Why doesn’t the system still do this?
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/new-zealand-mugshots.html

With video.
https://newatlas.com/music/moog-etherwave-theremin/

“And a more serious problem was when you got a little too rambunctious when you put the thing in the drive…” Rambunctious. That’s a word you don’t hear all over the place anymore.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/19/stop-to-appreciate-the-brilliant-engineering-of-the-3%c2%bd-inch-floppy-disk.html

Tantric racism.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/4/15/2092085/-Cartoon-Economics-kinks

Impressive school band. In the Netherlands.
https://laughingsquid.com/students-perform-radiohead-paranoid-android/

Reel to reel tape piano.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/reel-to-reel-tape-piano.html

Chicago.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/chicago.html

A terrific project.
https://theawesomer.com/martial-arts-remake/604151/

Speaking of which:
https://theawesomer.com/restoring-a-mini-flamethrower/664095/

“What.” (via Fark)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/01/Botman_-_Emperor_Nicholas_I_(cropped).jpg

Video-game-engine animation of the Stiegler-Brown incident.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSluTZGxdY0

The Flying Sorcerers.
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/TheFlyingSorcerers

And real-life Tank Girl and her real-life gang of kangaroo-gene-enhanced soldiers in their real-life tank.
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/12286428

A Passover ham.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-04-15) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided about an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, freshly bedazzled by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and essential new features, such as a red donation heart that encourages you to give at least $20 by at first puzzlingly, but then, you realize, self-respectingly not accepting anything less.

Something else you can do for yourself and others: email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

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

Rerun: the Donnie Darko Easter bunnies. Ether bunnies is more like it.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/creepy-easter-bunnies.html

The Bunny Hop.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/ray-anthony-bunny-hop.html

One-armed Argentinian card sharp, cross between Lord Buckley, Salvador Dali and Howard Hughes, declares, “The four of espades!
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/rene_lavand_one_armed_magician

Singer becomes fascinated and adoring of her sign-language interpreter. (via NagOnTheLake) (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://ifunny.co/video/when-renee-elise-goldsberry-fangirled-at-the-interpreter-da-Bibwzd6Q9

Bleagh! (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CcAwdlqDBLe/

Songs with fruit in the title. But where is Lime In The Coconut? Where is Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree? Where is Yes We Have No Bananas? Oh, never mind, there it is.
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3peXoYxAhAyzv0kpZTPUNy

Lemonade? or paint thinner? Choose wisely.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/09/bad-things-await-those-who-confuse-orange-juice-with-paint-thinner.html

Film night: Creature from the Haunted Sea. “Posada went all alone into the hidden void… with the killers closing in!”
https://archive.org/details/CreatureFromTheHauntedSea

Miles Davis, So What.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2022/04/10/miles-davis-so-what/

How we get razor blades.
https://theawesomer.com/how-razor-blades-are-made/663227/

Fall. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.reddit.com/r/woahdude/comments/u0ez82/domino_waterfall/

Yet another mass alugalug-cat project. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/TheDebbieMia/status/1459766435392204801

Taxidermy fetish turned up all the way. Except, no little mice having tea, nor squirrels playing rugby in thimble helmets. Only industrial-size taxidermy animals and their parts.
https://www.npr.org/2022/04/10/1091937252/spain-taxidermy-collection-extinct-protected-animals

Narcotics. Pit of Despair. (30 min.) (via BoingBoing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9MWMskGrKA

1973 Turkish Star Trek movie. (73 min.)
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/11/this-star-trek-spolitation-film-from-turkey-is-far-out-1973.html

Further sign-language artist center-staging. It’s really about time these people get the attention they deserve.
https://laughingsquid.com/sign-language-interpreter-translates-accents/

Alfred Langevin, the Man Who Could Smoke Through His Eye
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/alfred-langevin.html

Lightning bricks a Prius. Watch the whole thing. It’s pretty cool. They have it from both inside and across the highway.
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/12276255

It all happened so fast.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/13/watch-this-cute-slug-pass-through-a-clear-ballpoint-pen-tube.html

This will never work for launching living things into space; they’d be pressed like pressed rats, but for satellites, materials for building in space, etc., great, thrilling, seventy-percent cheaper than using the giant first stage of rockets, and non-polluting. With concept video.
https://newatlas.com/space/spinlaunch-nasa/

Speaking of which, I found the Popular Mechanics project that item reminded me of.
https://boingboing.net/2006/12/29/diy-centrifuge-weapo.html

“I thought radio was a plaything, but now my eyes are opened, and I am making as much as /$15 a week!/” That’s swell, now you can afford to get married; you just have to find a nice girl who likes the smell of a solder pot, linseed oil, hot dusty vacuum tubes. They’re a dime a dozen down on the docks anymore. Rosy lips, child-bearing hips… “Hey! Talkin’ about radio, here, not goils.” He didn’t mean nothing by it. He is just jealous of your good fortune.
https://worldradiohistory.com/Archive-Radio-News/20s/Radio-News-1928-07-R.pdf

It sounds like a koto.
https://laughingsquid.com/piano-muting-pedal/

That escalated quickly.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/escalade.html

“All unsuspecting.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2011/10/chorus-line.html

Gilbert Gottfried is dead. Here’s a recording of him reading the Bene Gesserit litany against fear and somehow morphing it into the Aristocrats joke.
https://www.cameo.com/v/60eb070e06c104001d38adca

What? You say you’ve never seen the essential documentary film about the /The Aristocrats/? Here’s your chance. Block out 3.5 hours for this. It’s totally worth it.
https://watchdocumentaries.com/the-aristocrats/

“Phyllis, you’re on the air. What’s on your mind today?” “Well, John, you cow turd…”
https://theava.com/archives/184059

An honest recruiter.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/squid-game.html

Don’t look. You don’t want to read about this. You don’t want to see this. It’s not like you can go back in time and stop it from happening, or keep people like this out of law enforcement, or even think about anything else for the rest of the day.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/13/footage-shows-grand-rapids-cop-executing-man-with-shot-to-back-of-head.html

San Francisco before the quake.
https://laughingsquid.com/san-francisco-market-street-colorized-footage-1906/

What the hell, it’s a gig.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnkTUKtxRic

All unsuspecting.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2011/10/chorus-line.html

Now, take it easy, son, there’s obviously a perfectly logical explanation for all of this.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/13/check-out-the-late-great-gilbert-gottfried-as-mr-mxyzptlk.html

And ZoomWorld.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/14/this-10-hour-long-version-of-zoomquilt-2-is-endlessly-captivating.html

Wonders of the post-satirical world.

     “I axed mad Asians. I axed Chinese, too! Ain’t nobody have turtles, Ace! They said come back in the summer!”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-04-08) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided about an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, freshly spackled and painted by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and essential new features, such as a red donation heart that encourages you to give at least $20 by gently but firmly or rather cleverly passive-aggressively not accepting anything less. It was a secret, but I spilled the beans last week, so you know what to do. Happiness comes not from constantly taking, taking, taking, but from giving of yourself. You deserve to be happy. Even a poor tailor deserves a little happiness.

Something else you can do: email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

You’ll hear the difference in tone of this particular show. I did it from Juanita’s place, after being away for many weeks (last five shows were from the studio in Fort Bragg (CA). Juanita was exhausted from her trip in a rental car the whole length of California to L.A. for Skipper’s funeral, on like an hour of sleep in three days; she returned the car with two minutes to spare. You can hear her sleeping in the background nearly the whole show. I’m talking very quietly but with my mouth right on the mic so not to wake her up. I sound like a hostage with nothing to lose, or a golf announcer, or a miner in a jam, or an FM radio. Maybe you like it this way. Let me know. I can do it on purpose.

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

Mongolian wind burial. This is very like the hand-done animation Ray (of Ray and Miriam) Rice used to make in Mendocino in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/mongolian-wind-burial.html

And –ermagerd!– someone put a few of Ray’s dreamlike videos up on the web! Here:
https://rayandmiriamrice.com/ray-rice/films/

Sneaker wave.
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/s3p9o2/the_danger_of_a_sneaker_wave_people_are_ok/

One giant leap. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://twitter.com/i/status/1510398651369144323

Rerun: the giant flying boats.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f906Sy79hA

The giant supersonic bomber.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl32c352thE

Star Wars with a /Space: 1999/ intro. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRGf6GEAbVM

Pigeon.
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/pigeon

Master of the pizzicato. A tiny insistent rainstorm of pizzication.
https://theawesomer.com/pizzicato-master/567676/

The paraphernalia of poison.
https://www.messynessychic.com/2022/04/05/and-now-a-brief-history-of-poisoning/

The ankle bone connected to the tongue bone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=IAFrKZ2wgL0

Randy Rainbow’s latest.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/gay.html

Ezekiel Krahlen sent this link. This fellow’s project reminds me of all kinds of little machines I made to teach about electricity at the Albion Whale School in the middle and late 1980s. I recognize the feeling he instructively, slightly anxiously, enthusiastically but not quite fanatically conveys. To quote Meryn Caddell: “There is a light in his eyes as bright as the aura around his head.” It’s something more than a reflection of the projects.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoS_xG9pOY4

Bird is a honking bluesmaster.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/06/watch-parrot-has-incredible-singing-voice-while-jamming-with-his-human.html

The chorus of the song.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2011/10/this-is-chorus-of-song.html

And then, forty years later, KLF. (via BoingBoing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_253-HURY8

And then, thirty years after that, the logical evolution of novelty music. They gone about as fur as they c’n go.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/06/surrender-to-the-trippiness-of-a-cold-freezin-night-by-the-books.html

Finkelman’s final show.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/finklemans-45s-final-show.html

A flipbook of slides of your insides. The hams and calves are the simplest, just muscle and bone.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/03/the-visible-human-project-is-a-detailed-collection-of-cross-sectional-photographs-of-the-human-body.html

Testing French manhole covers with a gigantic Hobart dough-mixing attachment.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/testing-manhole-covers.html

Long trains. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NSWLrMoU74

An hour-long 360-degree-view ride-through of Miniatur Wunderland (say mee-nya-TOOR VOON-tuh-lunt).
https://theawesomer.com/an-hour-in-wunderland/662861/

When the school bus stops and its stop sign is flapped out and the lights are flashing, that should tell you something, specifically: don’t be like these drivers. (Startle alert. Put the Pepsi down before you watch the video.)
https://www.wshu.org/long-island-news/2022-04-04/suffolk-county-school-bus-camera-program-generates-12-million-in-fines-from-motorists

The big book of Satanic cult awareness.
https://archive.org/details/satanic-cult-awareness-u.-s.-department-of-justice/mode/2up?view=theater

Lisa Simpson in hyperspace. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://twitter.com/i/status/1511080468363591686

A German marching band plays the Doctor Who theme.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/peace.html

Dog and butterfly but bigger.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/05/cow-is-enchanted-by-man-playing-accordion.html

Art. (via b3ta)
https://mymodernmet.com/depression-illustration-jungle-animals-dawid-planeta/

A.I. art. (via Neatorama)
https://pictojam.com/p/dall-e-2-ai-creates-realistic-images-from-text-descriptions

The actual industrial process used to fashionably fuck up perfectly good pants and charge, and get, five times as much money for them. I give up. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/rg8cyu/how_they_make_ripped_jeans_o/

The Music of the Beatles as Channeled in 1958 by the Echo Lake Home for the Potentially Clairvoyant. Various psychic artists.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/01/the-music-of-the-beatles-as-channeled-in-1958-by-the-echo-lake-home-for-the-potentially-clairvoyant-is-a-fascinating-experiment

Distorted amplified acoustic guitar is pretty cool and it’s strange that it’s not more widespread in music. In the late ’70s I used a pair of headphones as a microphone, clamped over the bell of my guitar, plugged into a tube amplifier I made out of a thrift-store tape recorder, and turned it up to eleven. Also there was a white reggae band that used to play at the Caspar Inn where the guitarist used a similarly distorted acoustic guitar. I don’t remember his name; he looked just like the leader of the robber gang in /Point Break/ but with tangled ropes of blond hair down to the middle of his back.
https://theawesomer.com/rammstein-fingerstyle/625757/

“The tone, which is essentially that of a violin…”
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/violin-horn.html

Story of Lilith.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CbAkTNENW_x/

Elderly but still spry Joan Baez dances with a toy light-up bubble sword next to her camp trailer. I imagine someone playing a joke, shouting at her through a police bullhorn: “Put the weapon down, Ma’m!” and she’d bust up laughing.
https://vimeo.com/583542948

Daisy Studio.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/1940s-studio-portraits.html

A demonstration of French time. All time, really, for everyone.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/le-miroir.html

First off, they’re made of marshmallows, which are an even greater choking hazard for children than green plastic army men ever were, so no, thank you. The only candy more disgusting than marshmallow candy is candy teeth (commonly called candy corn). And anything with candy coconut in it. Or carob. Bleagh.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/04/negerkuss.html

Domino fall made of cards. (via TYWKIWDBI) (You might like to click the sound on.)
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/tbo33s/domino_of_cards/

Domino fall made of European-designer-toy dominoes.
https://theawesomer.com/cool-kapla-tricks/603657/

It occurred to me that there might be a band somewhere called The New Mexicans and that they’d be great and underrated and I’d discover them and feel all clever. For some reason I forgot that there’s a whole state named New Mexico. My idea was, they’d probably be sarcastic punk deathmetal gypsy-jazz genius Mexican musicians with their name-joke being that they’re all in their sixties and seventies, Mexicans and not physically new. The band ecosystem is an infinite fractal landscape; of /course/ that band would exist. So I looked it up, and there is no band called The New Mexicans at all (yet), but I found these guys from New Mexico, and they are plenty good enough:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q6lqp0BbtQ

“What if, instead of scaring people with horror stories of unsafe self-managed abortions, we educated everyone about how easy and safe self-managed abortion can actually be.”
https://thenib.com/self-managed-abortion/

When cars’ robot faces gritting their teeth were peeved robot faces gritting their teeth. Those were the days. Now car faces all look like anger-dream animated chipmunks and sharks.
https://www.shorpy.com/node/26543

We call it the bishop machine.
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/ssjpt7/thats_how_a_chess_piece_is_made/

A short animated film from DUST about alternate worlds. It reminds me of H. Beam Piper stories from the 1960s on this subject.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DXaRZDMd70

The people, no different flesh. (via Everlasting Blort) (Swipe or right-arrow through the gallery.)
https://www.yatzer.com/before-they-pass-away-jimmy-nelson/slideshow/1

One more tribe unrepresented in the previous item. (Woman closest to moustachioed athlete captured mid-alarm at being photographed. Situational awareness. The rest are oblivious.) (The athlete might be Bruce McCulloch of Kids In The Hall.) (via Fark) (parentheses)
https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/04/08/PROC/8f448c40-886c-43e9-86e0-eabf7f4dcd71-TELEVISION_PROGRAMS_BOWLING_FOR_DOLLARS_7.jpg

Further types of people of the world involving moustaches and bow ties.
https://christopherhowell.net/images/magic-show-party-2-p-1080.jpeg

The moment the last teevee station in Iowa to get color got color.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/07/watch-this-tv-channel-switch-from-black-and-white-to-color-broadcasting-in-1967.html

Punkified opening theme to PeeWee’s Playhouse.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/pee-wees-playhouse-goes-punk.html

One chapter from Allie Brosh’s new graphic storybook: /Richard/.
https://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2020/09/richard.html

Just the machine for strike-breaking a brick-breaking strike.
https://theawesomer.com/one-punch-gun/609156/

Ants convert their fattest friends into living storage tanks of honey to suck on all winter.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/06/watch-these-ants-turn-other-ants-into-living-storage-tanks-of-food-for-the-colony.html

Ze Frank – true facts about sea stars.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/04/08/True-Facts-About-Sea-Stars/

Live looping pianos. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFRdoYfZYUY

Wake up! Huh? Wha? AAAIIIEEE! (plop) Wake up! Wake up! Huh? Wha? AAIIIIIEEE! (plop). It used to be, when you’d see a person at a fair who didn’t want to go on the rides, you’d wonder what was wrong with them. Then you get a little older and you see the wisdom. Also, whether you go on the rides or not, don’t eat anything they sell there. And don’t look anyone in the eye; they might be off their meds, or on self-meds, and focus on you. And the strobing Edison bulbs, and /noise and smells/ of all the diesel motors and calliopes and the cow shit from the auction stables and the go-kart races and ocean waves of screaming and teenagers throwing up their smuggled-in liquor and consequently fair-food vomit everywhere. Thanks for reminding me. You kids go have fun decapitating yourselves and getting stabbed by a broken Zipper-ride girder; I’ll be doing literally anything else, anywhere else.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/08/watch-this-insane-amusement-park-slingshot-ride-make-two-teenage-girls-pass-out.html

Half an hour of peaceful video of Studio Ghibli film backgrounds. The exact opposite of a county fair.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/peaceful-visuals-from-studio-ghibli.html

Shadow dance. They’re like Pilobolus but in 2-D.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2013/04/shadow-act.html

Souls.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/08/souls-heartbreaking-ukrainian-animation-about-innocents-murdered-in-the-russian-invasion.html

Simpsons.
https://laughingsquid.com/harmonic-guitar-cover-of-the-simpsons-theme/

Swedish chef. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBC_Fn0lvdE

Oompah.
https://theawesomer.com/sweet-oompah-o-mine/568222/

Same band. Highway to Hell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_gtGfAail4

“Does the Lord of the Rings trilogy pass the Bechdel test? To do so, a book or movie must have three things: 1. at least two women, 2. who talk to each other, 3. about something other than a man. To show that LOTR indeed passes the test, Eight Foot Manchild made a supercut of all the scenes that meet the criteria.”
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/05/watch-every-scene-in-the-lord-of-the-rings-where-two-women-interact.html

It reminds me of the surprise 2008 discovery that unspooling ordinary office cellophane tape generates usable amounts of X-rays. I wonder if several giant rolls of tape all facing each other, a prime number of them, thirteen or seventeen or twenty-three, and with some sort of clockwork mechanism to nudge the rolls to keep them close together as they unwind, or even slots that would let gravity do that, might be a source of energy in the future. And if the tape were made of a material that wouldn’t vaporize from the heat, it could be cut on rows of fixed blades as it emerged and rerolled in more manageable-size packages to be used in smaller generators for rural areas and military installations, and then smaller still to sell for household use as sticky tape. Or.
https://newatlas.com/energy/first-light-nuclear-fusion-projectile/

Don’t say gay, Charlie Brown.
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/06/q-nuts-dont-say-gay.html

Fjords. You can thank Slartibartfast for those, or could, rather, if they hadn’t all been destroyed along with the original Earth, to make way for a hyperspace bypass.
https://theawesomer.com/fjords-8k/567630/

Pink Floyd, still knocking down the wall.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/pink-floyd-re-form-to-support-ukraine.html

It’s this man’s job to climb under buildings and find problems like this, then climb out before the problem eventuates and crushes him to death.
https://www.boredpanda.com/dangerous-structure-fails/

And /Don’t run. We are your friends. Ack ack ack!/ The valley of uncanny tannoy-headed dogs. Dog.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/04/robot-enforcer.html

Buitengebieden.

     “That’s the trouble with cops. You’re all set to hate their guts and then you meet one that goes human on you.” -Raymond Chandler

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-04-01) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided about an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, recently redded up and made presentable by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and essential new features, such as a red donation heart that encourages you to give at least $20 by gently but firmly or rather cleverly passive-aggressively not accepting anything less. It was a secret, but now that I’ve spilled the beans you know what to do.

Something else you can do: email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

Oh, and I realize that, in the above show, when I was talking about Keith Laumer’s /Retief/ books, and Retief’s boss, Mr. Magnan, and the Corps Diplomatique Terrestrienne, and I mentioned Earth’s chief rival race in the cosmos, slimy upright-starfish-like creatures with eyes on stalks, who were grasping, tricky cheats and in all ways dishonorable, I left out the main thing I was driving toward: those creatures were the Groaci, but the racist name everyone called them behind their back, in whatever language was used on whatever planet where the Groaci went, was /Five-Eyed Sticky-Fingers/. There, closure, whew.

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

All the plots. Every plot ever.
https://archive.org/details/plottonewmethodo00cook/page/90/mode/2up

All the exoplanets we’ve found. 5,000 so far. And more and faster all the time.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/5000-exoplanets.html

Our boiling fizzing star.
https://newatlas.com/space/solar-orbiter-probe-sharpest-image-sun-corona/

The high-rez zoomable, navigable image:
https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Solar_Orbiter/Zooming_into_the_Sun_with_Solar_Orbiter

Pictures of Pluto from when our robot flew past the place. It turns out that Pluto has volcanoes that use slushy methane ice for lava.
https://newatlas.com/space/giant-ice-volcanoes-pluto/

“How about an old man whose wrinkled smile represents the wisdom of the poor?” (When I was in fourth grade in Fresno, my stepbrother Craig and I used to ride our bikes to a Norman Rockwell-ish gas station out in miles and miles of empty fields that are now, I see by Google Maps, encancered with metastatic commerce and a braided lanyard of intersecting freeways and apartments and big box monstrosities, like everywhere else anymore. We’d go there to get soda pop in thick bottles from the gas station vending machine. There were several houses being built near where we lived, so there were slugs, coin-size knockouts from electrical boxes, all over the place, and I scientifically discovered that the pop machine would accept slugs as nickels and quarters, so, free pop as long as we didn’t get greedy. One day there was a bracket on the soda pop machine, with pamphlets titled /The Orange Crush Story/. It was like a little history book. It was serious yet light. Orange Crush had founding fathers, and troubles and triumphs along the way, and somebody in the company thought to spend a little money educating the public about something they were proud of, and paid someone to write that pamphlet, and paid someone to print it, and someone to drive around and hang them on pop machines, and I was left with a fond feeling about not only Orange Crush but whimsical publishing in general, that lasted all my life. In contrast: if you kept the Skunk Train’s recent full-color folksy mailer about the wonders of the future development of the former GP mill site, pull that out and look at it again, because a lot of people around here were hoping the Koch Bros. would clean up the poison ponds and we’d get a park there, not a Disneyland-like casino complex. Developers only need to look good long enough to get their hand in your pants. Then their hand is in your pants, and your pants are their pants now.)
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/03/generic-brand-video.html

Some visually beguiling industrial processes.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/a-satisfying-look-at-machines-doing.html

How to etch your name on an iron or steel tool so people who steal it can have a chuckle every time they pick it up to use it, and in the far future alien archeologists can assume you were an emperor or at least a very important manufacturer of ceremonial screwdrivers.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/28/how-to-etch-iron-without-fancy-tools.html

CTA: Conspiracy Theorists Anonymous.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/03/conspiracy-theorists-anonymous.html

Desert = Moistland.
https://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2022-03-22-cgrealreal.gif

Suburbs. The story of redlining.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/the-suburbs.html

You’ve managed to put off watching Will Smith slap Chris Rock so far. Well, go on, you know you want to.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/27/watch-uncensored-clip-of-will-smith-punching-chris-rock-in-the-face-at-the-academy-awards.html

Some days the bear will eat you, some days you eject the bear.
https://pictojam.com/p/that-time-when-the-us-air-force-ejected-yogi-the-bear-at-supersonic-speed

Collected perfidy of big tech.
https://www.bigtechwiki.com/index.php/Main_Page

Meanwhile, this Indian college kid can lick his own eyeball with his freakishly long prehensile tongue, the longest human tongue in all of India, and possibly the world.
https://www.odditycentral.com/news/mans-10-8-centimeter-long-tongue-may-be-worlds-longest.html

That’s logic. (via the Anderson Valley Advertiser)
https://i0.wp.com/theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/TrumpAgain.jpg

And “Uh-oh, boss, you’re not gonna believe this, but there’s a broad on a skateboard comin’ after us. And she’s gainin’!” The term /broad/, while not appreciated by ladies of the time, even Wonder Ladies, applies here, as the video aspect ratio is incorrect and makes all characters appear rather broad in the beam, a term that, like the term light in the loafers, you don’t hear used much these days. Loafers were a kind of shoe that you didn’t need to lace up and tie. Loafing was being lazy. Loafers implied that wearing shoes you didn’t have to tie was laziness, as was writing with a ball-point pen and not a proper fountain pen that you had to learn to fill and clean and maintain for Jesus; but mainly it was that Catholic schools got money for the nuns by selling fountain pens. They were a mess. Ink everywhere, and all over the side of your hand if you wrote left-handed, another practice the nuns frowned on. Light in the loafers also somehow implied homosexuality.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/03/wonder-woman-on-skateboard.html

Those lips, those eyes.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/03/faith-domergue.html

Owl Oats cereal commercial. Compare to /Eraserhead/ for tone.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/30/the-unspeakable-horror-of-organic-smiles-cereal.html

Holodomor.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/03/the-holodomor-death-by-starvation.html

Art.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/1508857211006689288/photo/1

Art.
https://laughingsquid.com/3d-glasses-street-art/

Fab gears. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://twitter.com/i/status/1509715883219996682

Russian atomic bomb. (via TYWKIWDBI) (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/rhoovr/rds3_atomic_bomb_by_soviet_union1951/

Yes, how /did/ that happen to their country?
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/30/weird-stuff-sure-happens-in-foreign-countries-but-not-in-chagrin-falls-usa.html

Karl Marx, meet Iron Man. Iron Man, Karl Marx. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/439

“No more drugs for that man.” (via Everlasting Blort) (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/TSting18/status/1506722155958050822

Rubber chicken sings /Immigrant Song/.
https://laughingsquid.com/rubber-chicken-sings-led-zeppelin-immigrant-song/

Dogs.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/03/good-morning.html

I don’t see the giant snirkling wienerdog anywhere here. Maybe that’s because it’s technically a sign, not the shape of the building. A sign from Dog.
https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/how-jim-heimann-got-crazy-for-california-architecture/

…So here:
https://tinyurl.com/DoggyDinerHead

Time travel, bring a bazooka, is the lesson here.
https://theawesomer.com/hell-creek/662061/

If not now, Venn.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/04/tweet-of-day.html

Mustache man makes a sarcastic point.
https://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=033122

“Are you there, Nyarlathotep? It’s me, Margaret.” (via Neatorama)
https://twitter.com/hashtag/PulpSabotage

How we get baklava. Mmm, baklava. Just thinking about makes me want to brush my teeth.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/03/baklava.html

And an enlightened dictator’s new homeopathy practice. (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/juliaioffe/status/1508994292735430663

Bonanza!

     “Perhaps the killer felt some incriminating evidence had been preserved by the irregular method of his victim’s burial. Perhaps he wanted to desecrate the corpse. No matter the motive of the heist, I submit that solving Jim Sullivan’s murder gives us our best chance of solving Allie Newmeyer’s.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-03-25) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided about an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, recently redded up and made presentable by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and essential new features, such as a donation heart that beckons desirably like a candy apple full of vitamins and good wishes.

Email me your work on any subject so I can read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

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

What goes around comes around.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/3/21/2086734/-Cartoon-Round-and-round

Cheetah running in slow motion.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/03/a-cheetah-running-in-slow-motion.html

Dance.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/zaouli-dancers.html

Rotating sandwiches and their individual chiptune themes.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/rotating-sandwiches-accompanied-by.html

Brave little dog. (Fark)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10615413/Feisty-dachshund-saves-oblivious-owner-charging-moose-Alaska-VIDEO.html

Drunken Dragon/Exciting Dragon. The little man in the canoe scene. (via MissCellania)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJLavwjY4xQ&t=84s

Of course now I want to see Galaxy Quest all over again for like the fifth time. Two bits of it that stand out for me: 1. “By Grabthar’s Hammer, by the Suns of Warvan, you shall be avenged,” and then Alan Rickman stands up from the now-dead soldier, becomes a holy terror of vengeance and bellows flight into the enemy monster. And 2: where the alien woman turns into an octopus to have tentacle sex with Tony Shalhoub and the engineer guy sees this and winces, “Oh! That ain’t right.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/creating-thermians-from-galaxy-quest.html

Zoe cracked Korn, and that’s okay.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/20/8-year-old-girl-crushes-korns-freak-on-a-leash.html

Come along, kids, and pack your pink healthy gums with delicious tobacco glop. Now, here’s how you do it…
https://digital.hagley.org/PAM_20180290

Martha Naranjo’s stereoscopy. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/martha-naranjo-sandoval-photography-140322

And I don’t see why they can’t let this dog do what it wants until it gets tired of it. It likes it so much and it harms no-one and costs nothing. This makes me think of the end of the film /A.I./ where a future angel robot says to its colleagues, of the ancient little boy robot at the end of his poignant odyssey, “Give him what he wants.”
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/03/20/pond-puppy/

“How can he be both? Let me explain.”
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/21/max-planks-nazi-troubles.html

Live and let live, I say. (via Fark)
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-60838880

Why, no? (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAIa4CXBhG8

We can do it!
https://www.vintag.es/2022/03/female-engineers-ww2.html

What the hearing would sound like if a regular lawyer were nominated for the Supreme Court. (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/JLCauvin/status/1506383861474897925

More aurorae. Say that a few times fast.
https://laughingsquid.com/aurora-borealis-fort-yukon-alaska/

Mmmm. Tangy creamy mayonnaise.
https://laughingsquid.com/how-mayonnaise-is-made/

Their majesties the donut queens.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/03/donut-queens.html

Bonanza! Many years ago I heard Harry Rothman of Hit and Run Theater sing this, and I was /dazzled/ because I thought he was making it up on the spot, being ingeniously silly. (The theme they played on the teevee show was an instrumental.) Harry got the words a little different, though. The way he sang it, it went, “I got a right to pick a little fight, Bonanza! If you wanta fight with anybody else, first you gotta fight with me!” Very close. Better, I think.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/22/there-were-lyrics-and-lorne-greene-sang-the-theme-to-bonanza.html

Luigi Russolo’s cacophonous futures. Heavy Wooden music.
https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/luigi-russolos-cacophonous-futures

Some of the latest crop of books with the F-word in the title. I feel it kind of cheapens the word to have it everywhere anymore on books and candy and electronic device instructions and billboards. It used to be, when you said it, or wrote it in marking pen on someone you’d knocked down in a confrontation, people were shocked and amused and it aided whatever point you were making. It could put it over the top. Now it’s just another sound, like a cough or a seal bark.
https://kottke.org/22/03/all-the-fcking-books-you-see-at-the-bookstore

Coffins.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2022/03/21/going-in-style/

“At last, realistic grass.” This is a big step toward the Rapture of the Nerds, the singulary, when we’re all uploaded into a quantum computer and it won’t be like The Shoddy Lands. Grass, wind in our hair, smells, we’ll have it all. Rather more like the San Junipero episode of /Black Mirror/ than Philip K. Dick’s half-life in /Ubik/ or like the crew of Ancients of the derelict starship Aurora in /Stargate: Atlantis/, or when the entire hierarchy of Global Dynamics are hijacked into a quantum-computer fantasy world by Senator What’s-her-name and arch-villain Beverly in /Eureka/, or the same situation in /Agents Of Shield/, or…
https://theawesomer.com/super-realistic-grass/661064/

Art.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/24/midjourney-sharpens-style-of-ai-art.html

Art.
https://laughingsquid.com/ballpoint-pen-illustrations/

A solution to the main problem, but it’s probably damp in there. Those books will be moldy. Every book that isn’t a fire hazard is moldy. (In radio engineering, everything that isn’t an absolute antenna is an absolute ground, and the other way around, as Jack Millis used to say.)
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/10/libreria-acqua-alta-venices-flooded.html

Vasilisa and the Hungry Doll. “Same shit, different hut.” “I must rid the world of this evil skull!” Dream on, lady, that doll is the devil, you won’t be rid of it that easily.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/vasilisa_the_hungry_doll

Rerun: A glass of red.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-glass-of-red.html

Here’s what the Most Reverend Pat Robertson, follower and interpreter of the fabled prince of peace, recommended threatening to do unto several cities in Russia. Direct quote: “Biden keeps losing negotiations because he never plays his best hand of cards.” Best hand of cards, according to Pastor Patrick? Atomic war. I don’t think his Jesus is skewing in the right direction. I think his Jesus the one who rage-smashed at a fig tree with a stick because figs were out of season and it didn’t have one for him to eat right now. Zeke Krahlin wrote a story once about how time-travel loops produced like seventeen Jesuses in one place and they’re all different enough that they can surprise each other in conversation and have novel, non-routine sex, and so on. Pat Robertson’s Jesus is a psychopathic genocidal prick.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iPH-br_eJQ

How to measure like a Brit.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/measuring.html

It’s a singalong.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/lets-all-sing-along.html

And it’s a singalong.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGAAhzreGWw

Runs with scissors.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/potato.html

“All this technology in our lives is making us antisocial.” We were never antisocial in the old days. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/1506035053746397190

The ingenious drink can. For healthy Pepsi and all the different flavors of impending beer vomit.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/22/how-aluminum-cans-are-formed.html

Okay, then.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/03/22/a-better-ending/

All the way to France.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/03/maria-tallchief.html

Moorish turtle shell designs. (via Fark)
https://www.facebook.com/themindcircle/photos/a.1501218026806139/2874682362793025/

A montage of time-lapse reproductive organs.
https://laughingsquid.com/echinopsis-cacti-timelapses/

I’d rather be blue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4pYENXT9Ek

Darts.
https://theawesomer.com/playing-darts/661411/

Yoga. Similar in concept and utility to other yoga poses but, on the chart that goes from the Crane or Downward Dog, all the way on one end, to the Cut The Frenulum And Stick Your Tongue Up Your Nasal Cavity From Behind end, this is /all the way/ on the Cut The Frenulum And Stick Your Tongue Up Your Nasal Cavity From Behind end. And you get magic powers. (via Fark)
https://www.odditycentral.com/news/khecari-mudra-the-controversial-yoga-practice-of-sticking-the-tongue-into-the-nasal-cavity.html

Tramp stamp Barbie. A real product.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE5mhsF2yVU

Aaaaagh!
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/t-rex-meets-his-match.html

Dry bones. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYeQUXXYvK0

Okay. (The way Al Pacino said /Okay/ resignedly and stood up from the couch when he realized the woman who’d gone home with him for romance was only doing it to get near Simone, who nobody but Al Pacino knew was not a real actress but a computer generated character.) It’s a quietly-breathed sad rumbly /Okay/ because the person with you, along with the whole world, is nuts and you just want the whole thing to go away, please.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGAAhzreGWw

And speaking of which, an Australian teevee company shows you the war in Ukraine by going to where the war is and just showing you. This is all early in the war, bad but not as bad as it’s getting. Stay tuned, I guess. See ya around at the post-apocalyptic trashfire barbecue. BYOS (bring your own squirrel).
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/12216940

 

Walk like a giant.

     “At me too someone is looking, of me too someone is saying, he is sleeping, he knows nothing, let him sleep on.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-03-18) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided about an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, recently redded up and made presentable by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and essential new features, such as a donation heart that beckons desirably like a candy apple full of vitamins and good wishes.

Email me your work on any subject so I can read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

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

Happy.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/03/kids-choir-sings-happy.html

The story of the sad secret on Andy Griffith’s wall, just to the right of the stuffed deer head, which is also sad.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/this-painting-held-chilling-secret.html

Marbles.
https://pictojam.com/p/the-cool-way-marbles-are-made

Bowling balls.
https://laughingsquid.com/andy-varipapa-bowling-tricks-1948/

This time he fixes a saxophone. (30 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy4ra8ULz6M

Time lapse pregnancy.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/03/from-bump-to-buzz.html

Time-lapse aurora.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/17/this-otherworldly-timelapse-of-the-aurora-borealis-is-astonishing.html

Timely rerun: Ukrainian sand art.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2009/08/kseniya-simonova-ukrainian-sand-artist.html

Temp. work. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/LoranG76/status/1502300238119424005

Bill Wurtz’ latest.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/03/happy-saturday.html

Tiny galaxies are useful, it turns out, to learn about supermassive black holes.
https://www.quantamagazine.org/tiny-galaxies-reveal-secrets-of-supermassive-black-holes-20220314/

Candy.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/1505281837769404422

Yes and, not yes but.
https://xkcd.com/2592/

In which Cat wishes for a gang.
https://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2022-03-10-cgbach.gif

Instinct.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/a-compilation-of-stalking-cats.html

Sproing.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/tweet-of-day_0270376920.html

“This a damn trap.” (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/nbcsnl/status/1502873834029989889

Wet and Hot Wheels.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/11/these-makers-built-a-fantastically-complex-hot-wheel-aquapark-race-track-in-their-backyard.html

Old Barbie.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/03/15/old-barbie/

Meryn Caddell on the subject of Barbie. “Don’t throw your Barbie-dolls in the ocean. There are more important things for them to do.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQDj2srcrDA

Rerun: Magic for dogs. This is like all the times we voted for somebody who would bring universal health care and free college and a guaranteed basic income and cut back on the military bases and aircraft carriers and nuclear missile submarines and trillion-dollar fighter jet bullshit and properly tax the zillionaires and bust up the too-big-to-fail banks and predatory monopolies and the financial and real estate market mafia and shut down the torture prisons, not to mention de-privatize the entire prison racket and nationalize the fossil fuel industry. and so on. And then, ha ha, so funny, they were kidding, none of that is practical, just a sweet dream for maybe someday. Which dog are you?
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/03/magic-for-dogs.html

Someday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yy-dKTmyOo

The flamboyant cuttlefish.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/the-flamboyant-cuttlefish.html

The sarcastic fringehead.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/03/12/The-Sarcastic-Fringehead-and-other-Bizarre-Creatures/

Randy Rainbow’s latest. Sung to the tune of /Dentist/ from the Steve Martin /Little Shop of Horrors/.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/gurl-youre-karen.html

El Restaurante Valiente!
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/3/7/2084598/-Cartoon-El-Valiente

Historical China types doing their do.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/03/china-william-white.html

Rocket iceboat.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/rocket_powered_iceboat

Sunset Strip in 1952. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://laughingsquid.com/driving-hollywood-sunset-strip-in-1952/

“Sir?” “Yes.” “Do you see that lady over there?” “Yes.” “What sort of hairstyle would you say she has?” “That would be a… bouffant.” “Yes, a bouffant.” “Actually, I couldn’t help noticing it’s sort of what you would call a /bulbous/ bouffant.” “Yes, a /bulbous bouffant/.”
https://www.vintag.es/2022/03/1960s-beehive.html

Parrot trust falls. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/Gamer__Guy/status/1501757617965838336

Swan Lake with a Chihuahua.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/swan-lake.html

Arf.
https://twitter.com/AndersonVilien/status/1501827642085019650

Art.
https://theawesomer.com/calder-plays-theremin/660675/

A lot of my buttons. Seven, maybe. Seven buttons pushed here.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/the-trailer-for-disneys-ms-marvel.html

Racing.
https://theawesomer.com/racing-with-hydrogen/625680/

Andy Friedman’s physics/math/astronomy cheat sheets
http://web.mit.edu/asf/www/CheatSheetsIndex.html

Spaghetti dinner endless dive. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.reddit.com/r/woahdude/comments/tarecb/spaghetti_dinner/

Music from the old days, when people made it by playing real instruments they held in their hands and didn’t just swear or whine along to a computer drum gizmo.
https://laughingsquid.com/chicago-live-tanglewood-1970/

Repeater.
https://theawesomer.com/repeater-animated-short-film/660336/

This is one of those preying mantis poses I mentioned a couple of weeks ago.
https://media.tacdn.com/media/attractions-splice-spp-674×446/0b/27/87/66.jpg

The vertical shiny thing is a flexible chain. This gives me an idea for a kind of string instrument. It would be hard to tune. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/1503714481003712517

I looked up /Trouble/ to see if anyone had sung it lately that might be any good, and found Matthew Broderick in a whole remake of the play, and it was… not right. And then here was this, about exactly how much so:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkMsuULPIso

The internet movie cars database. Every car in every movie.
https://www.imcdb.org/

How fast can you hand-spin a Lego wheel?
https://theawesomer.com/how-fast-can-you-spin-a-lego-wheel-by-hand/660403/

“Go fuck yourself” throughout history, fig. 1.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/obscene_chinese_money

Why not? It’s no kookier than daylight saving time.
https://xkcd.com/2594/

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmLNM6WHUHc

Tongue depressor tension bomb, doo dah, doo dah. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/1504239160495906821

Marlboro.
https://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/the-marlboro-man/

Cowboy lips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy1dyIQAEI4

Rerun: The Rowan Atkinson invisible drum kit bit. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_kloG2Z7tU

And photography.
https://kottke.org/22/03/the-winners-of-sony-world-photography-awards-for-2022

How to pose (consenting) women for portraits.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/03/posing-women-for-portraits.html

Speaking of which, citizens of Kyiv (say kyee-eev):
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/03/18/magazine/ukraine-war-kyiv.html

 

Anaheim, Azusa, and Cucamonga.

     This morning a bird woke me up. It was a lark, or a peacock; something like that. So I said hello. And it vanished, flew away, the very moment I said hello! It was quite mysterious. So do you know what I did? I went to my mirror and brushed my hair two hundred times, without stopping. And as I was brushing it, my hair turned mauve. No, honestly! Mauve! Then red. Then some sort of a deep blue when the sun hit it… I’m sixteen years old, and every day something happens to me. I don’t know what to make of it! When I get up in the morning and get dressed, I can tell something’s different. I like to touch my eyelids, because they’re never quite the same. Oh, oh, oh! I hug myself till my arms turn blue, then I close my eyes and cry and cry till the tears come down and I can taste them. I love to taste my tears. I am special. I am special! Please, God, please don’t let me be normal!” –Luisa, in The Fanasticks

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-03-11) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided more than an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, recently buffed up by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and new features, such as a donation heart the size of a magic wish-granting 8-ball.

Email me your work on any subject so I can read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

For some reason, I spent three hours editing the recording of last night’s show to try to make it sound better. I don’t do that, but I did it; I took out all the places where I or a caller stuttered or repeated ourselves, and removed whole chunks of where I clearly sounded like I was saying something I did not mean to say. It’s so different when you’re hearing it from when you’re saying it; how can people ever even communicate? I edited out long sections of dead air and places where I interrupted and was stomping all over the caller… I just tried by digital artifice to make it sound like we’re all smarter and like I knew what I was doing, you know? (Also I removed about twenty /you knows/ or /ums/.) And the whole time I was thinking: This is wrong, to do this. It’s only radio; it’s what it is, it was done when it was over. Stop this compulsive egotistical scab-picking and touching-up. But I did not stop. And I put off saving the file because it’s enormous, it’s an eight-hour-long WAV file and it takes like five minutes to save it. So of course eventually my editing program seized up and wouldn’t recover and I lost all the modifications, and I didn’t even say a swear word about it; honestly, I was relieved. On one hand, there goes three hours of tedious work for nothing. But on the other hand, it taught me a lesson. And you get the whole goulash, the original un-messed-with show, see above.

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

Let it go.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/07/watch-little-girl-in-ukrainian-shelter-sing-let-it-go.html

The 50 mph Acme-Jet skateboard.
https://theawesomer.com/acme-jet-skateboard/659987/

A Busby Berkeley routine I’ve never seen before.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2011/11/dance-until-dawn.html

This, absurd as it is, is more of a real railroad than the Skunk train ride.
https://www.thedrive.com/news/44445/canada-has-a-railroad-for-fish-thats-only-200-feet-long-heres-why

Jurassic World, the ride.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yDkR_cDVlU

Dear future me.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/03/07/dear-future-me/

All the times Doctor McCoy says, “He’s dead.”
https://laughingsquid.com/star-trek-doctor-mccoy-hes-dead-jim/

Dig a hole in the ground. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed8EGs9bh6o

Opus 3 – It’s a Fine Day. This girl has the most perfectly-shaped skull I’ve ever seen. She’s like a CGI character.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM8iDJw39QA

“Atrocities are happening to people who look like me. Time to get to work.”
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/3/4/2083806/-Cartoon-War-hawk-hacks

Ukrainian weight training.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/03/kachalka.html

Superman with a GoPro.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/03/superman-with-gopro.html

Rerun: Metalized yodel.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/03/heavy-metal-yodeling.html

Bass. (Juanita sent this.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Vkh1Iy5IA

Art.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/03/russia-with-weapons.html

Art.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/03/inn-style.html

Fish.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/bruegel-big-fish-little-fish

Chemtrails.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/03/08/high-flyin-artwork/

What happens when you underestimate Ukraine. (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/i/status/1500552037964128271

The first commercial drum machine. The musicians’ union tried to have it banned. (If you don’t care to know how it works and you just want to hear it go, skip ahead to 6:50.)
https://theawesomer.com/the-first-drum-machine/659819/

Find me. I’m here. Find me. (Creepy anti-drug message.) (via BoingBoing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obg7kvrLON8

Patty Chang: Melons. This reminds me of an ad for some kind of pudding where a man eats pudding out of the inside of his own head. I can’t even remember what kind of pudding that was, so the advertisement failed.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/03/melons-patty-chang.html

Floop. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7tuyCPlTQS/

The Trumps.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/09/a-simpsonian-look-at-putins-invasion-of-ukraine.html

Foreign supers.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/04/when-superheroes-go-overseas.html

Soviet invasion of Prague, 1968. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://flashbak.com/josef-koudelka-the-soviet-invasion-of-prague-in-photos-august-1968-450907/

The Kubasonics.
https://27thstreet.me/2022/03/07/the-kubasonics/

That unprecedented thing that keeps happening is happening again.
https://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2022-03-08-cgagain.png

“You think cops are all lousy bastards and sons of bitches and then one goes human on you.” –Raymond Chandler. Or not.–Raymond Chandler.
https://www.nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/putins-on-our-side/

Gas prices.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/10/comedian-perfectly-recreates-the-formulaic-local-tv-news-story-about-high-gas-prices.html

A graph.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/07/you-already-know-the-u-s-healthcare-system-is-broke-but-this-graph-is-still-shocking.html

The Liberty Bell March (Monty Python theme) on giant pipe organ.
https://theawesomer.com/liberty-bell-march-on-pipe-organ/596515/

After and before.
https://theawesomer.com/finding-endurance/660165/

Hmm.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/08/fox-reporters-bash-protestors-side-by-side-with-video-of-trucker-convoy.html

Scar Tissue on guitarlele.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/04/when-superheroes-go-overseas.html

Popcorn on kantele.
https://laughingsquid.com/popcorn-performed-on-kantele/

Beatboxing.
https://oink.elrellano.com/desastre/20220301_15_anos_beat-boxing.mp4

The disk-changing music box.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyXY4Bz3PLs

Cancer, and Wolf. Pleurisie and Spleen. Fistula. Lunatique. Purples, and Spotted Feaver. Quinsie. Rising of the Lights.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/03/09/Leading-Causes-of-Deaths-in-London-1632/

Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquess of Anglesey, the butterfly-dancing black sheep of the family.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/03/henry-cyril-paget.html

Party like a Russian.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/03/party-like-russian-2016.html

Ponyhenge. Is it a calendar? a computer? an altar? Yes.
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/655801/ponyhenge-mystery-massachusetts

“Oy vey, this isn’t Pluto’s day.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJPHK5NNtpQ

Gravity.
https://theawesomer.com/gravity-on-different-planets-vs-a-car/660192/

Ski ramp.
https://theawesomer.com/snowboarding-a-snow-pump-track/659807/

Leave.
https://twitter.com/TerryBoutonHist/status/1500583188384657413

You kids probably don’t know, but for hundreds of years television was people coming to town with a wagon where one side opened into a little stage. There were puppets called Punch and Judy, and a Punch and Judy puppet show sounded and looked a lot like this.
https://theawesomer.com/monkey-kung-fu/659884/

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
https://www.imdb.com/video/vi944374297

Nanette Fabray and Nina Simone.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/03/nanette-fabray.html
https://www.vintag.es/2022/03/nina-simone-1960s.html

The Princess Rajah dance. (Silent.)
https://theawesomer.com/monkey-kung-fu/659884/

Princess Octopockle. (via WeirdUniverse)
https://twitter.com/factoryyouth_/status/1496558853701390340

Picnic.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/03/music-for-sunday-morning_0538799251.html

Pick a dot and follow it. For 3.5 hours, because that’s how long it takes to return to that spot literally being all the other dots, like the theory that every electron in the universe is the same electron going backward and forward in time. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/1501359179398799363

“Around this time they also found a right thigh and a right foot of another body.” (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khodjcQx14g

Who cares, that’s not music, that’s just noise. Now, back in /my/ day…
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/08/does-dua-lipas-levitating-infringe-artikal-sound-systems-live-your-life-only-if-pop-music-began-in-2017.html

The Ventures in Japan in 1966.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bKG0p6Tv9Q

Le abandoned (say ay-BON-doh-nidd) French aquarium.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/09/footage-from-inside-a-deeply-creepy-abandoned-public-aquarium.html

Desert Christ Park. Okay, in 1977 or ’78 I was paid $25 cash to play guitar and sing at a wedding in a place like this but not in the desert, rather between Auburn and Grass Valley, California. A man had had a dream where God directed him there from someplace in the Midwest. He bought the land and set about installing plaster statues of Biblical characters in various poses and sizes (not to scale) along a path among the hills. There were also metal horn loudpeakers everywhere with wires strung between the trees to play church music and prayers from hidden record players, but by the time I saw the place it was in disrepair; the statues were beginning to melt and the record players and speakers did not work. Thanks for reminding me. I haven’t thought about that place in years. I may have kinda blocked it out of my mind a bit because of the embarassment: the song for just before the actual wedding was /If/, by Bread. Ugh.* Also, at the wedding reception afterward, in a /real/ park with a playground and swings and everything, back in town, the mother of the groom was drunk and sweaty and she grabbed me and happily hugged me in a way that made me feel uncomfortable in my pants.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/desert_christ_park

*/If/, by Bread.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a_4fBH_7dk

And this photo reminds me of when Jessica Jones was asked, “So, what can you do? Can you fly?” She said, “It’s more like jumping and controlled falling.” (via Fark)
https://usrimg-full.fark.net/q/qr/fark_qrXsc5kv0ejI_749cRAhyx0RFVw.png

Face off. (via Fark)
https://usrimg-850.fark.net/T/Tf/fark_TfcEkI-XSTGd-Fa22Fn4jKC7u0g.png

Engraved.
https://theawesomer.com/how-to-make-images-look-engraved/620262/

And caption this image. (via the Anderson Valley Advertiser)
https://i0.wp.com/theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/IntoTheStorm.jpg

Madam Moskovitch: the Moscow witch, the Russian Gypsy queen.

     “The international situation was desperate, as usual.” -Kurt Vonnegut

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-04-03) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks a lot to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided more than an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay a mere $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, recently buffed up by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and new features, such as a donation heart the size of a delicious caramel apple.

Email me your work on any subject so I can read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

That show went pretty well. A good mix of material. I was sorry to hear Jary Stavely’s wife Patricia died, though. Kent Wallace solved the problem of getting through on the cheap, calling from Vietnam, so he’ll be calling again. Songwriter Douglas Coulter called from the old folks’ housing unit he’s being threatened with eviction from for, I guess, singing in the laundry room. Al Nunez called to discuss his painful health problems and his own impending eviction. More and more of the announcements I read anymore are from people in similar situations, on a deadline to move, hoping for a place to move to. Tough times, thanks mostly to bloated financial industry and war prep parasites and their kept congresspersons, about whom the person on the street can do little but be lucky enough to be caught on video being run over by. At least Craig Louis Stehr is finally getting the assistance he needs. It took a heart attack in a hotel room, though.

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

Gold, sung by Pentatonix.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW0T0F7VquA

Down, looped and beatboxed by Kevin Olusola.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGjg193h4Ok

Rerun: True Colors, sung by Kevin Olusola. (Dancer: Gabriela Barra.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adJIBx0O4r0

A closeup of a clock on the wall. When the fire of the ghost of the sun falls like the big hand of Mickey to the center of the ground. (A.I. poetically interprets photographs.)
https://rossgoodwin.com/narratedreality/

How we read. (17 min.)
https://laughingsquid.com/how-brain-processes-reading/

A four-rotor salami-size drone that goes 140mph. /Zeeeee. Rrrzhizzzhh.Vipp! Zrrreeeezzzeeefff./
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/12171620

King Missile – Detachable Penis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQBPgJQhQHc

Novelty automation. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.novelty-automation.com/19_tim’s-tour-film.htm

The biggest airplane ever built, this one, the Antonov AN-225 cargo transporter, that once carried nearly 200 tons of mining equipment in one go from Peru to Bolivia, was destroyed last week by rocket-bombs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwc6uhLXofk

The relationship of teaching history to actual history.
https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/dymontiger/54234047/61797491/61797491_original.jpg

Actual history. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://flashbak.com/girl-at-the-may-day-parade-lviv-1968-399782/

George Formby – Madame Moskovitch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi8QMts0uYE

An oddly all-white Mardi Gras (1938).
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/02/mardi-gras-1938.html

Scroll up and down for costumes from 1983. (via Fark)
https://www.fark.com/comments/12147496/147979672

Something there is that does not love a wall.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/02/trumps-wall-was-sawed-through-3272-times-in-3-years-with-cheap-tools.html

Sunflower seed woman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L17Bi7zBJHI

Oh, Vlad.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/02/tom-the-dancing-bug-true-tales-of-tyrant-love.html

Kristin Chenoweth, from a movie about the children of famous evil fantasy characters. If you ever heard an actor described as /chewing up the scenery/, this is what that means. The first time I heard Kristin Chenoweth’s voice was when she sang a song called /If/ on /A Prairie Home Companion/ and I was lost. Lost.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMFWFaSauVU

Speaking of which, here; this is ten or fifteen years before /Descendants/. This isn’t the one I heard on /A Prairie Home Companion/ but it’s the same song. She’s 4’11” in heels, by the way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4uYsz7kayM

And all her songs as Olive Snook in /Pushing Daisies/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=151B6Eq2t9o

How to play the intro to Crazy On You (with useful video of the fingers) (in case you didn’t know, you can play YouTube videos at 1/4 speed. Click on the settings gear icon, then on Playback Speed, and pick a speed.)
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/03/02/hearts-nancy-wilson-and-crazy-on-you-intro/

The anti-tank weapon she wants. Don’t try to get an off-brand one and save a few thousand dollars and think you’re gonna fool her. She’ll know right away.
https://twitter.com/NashaCanada/status/1498909963326050307

Observers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3XxpZyR29A

Japanese milk ad.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/28/yes-milk-is-a-totally-weird-commercial-where-a-teacher-turns-into-a-giant-stick-of-chalk-in-front-of-all-her-students.html

Some more Japanese ads. “Shit,” he said at the very end, because he bought the wrong brand instant noodle cup.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyFsv8o12EY

And rerun: After the Fruity Oaty Bar ad’s subliminal code triggers River.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehDU-S2Jrfs

Turned up to eleven. That’s one more than all the way up.
https://theawesomer.com/human-resources-trailer/659563/

Devils.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/03/01/The-Dance-of-the-Devils-at-Carnaval-de-Oruro/

The flawless Ms. Drake. (via b3ta)
https://youtu.be/eQGpKYhbj4Q

How to help Ukraine. Choose your way. They’re all here.
https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=9366&search-box

The Vickers Vimy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6WC2l48BDU

Lion in a sidecar in the wall of death. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9uCo0rm2aU

Miss Magic Marker of 1954.
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/miss_magic_marker_1954

The fun, yes? Such! Och, do not to be forgetting this switches! Ohhph!
https://jalopnik.com/how-to-drive-a-russian-armored-personnel-carrier-court-1848602776

Almost pong. A good game. Give it a chance. The principle is not obvious. (In Ukrainian: Pryntsyp neochevydnyy, two fewer syllables.)
https://www.lessmilk.com/almost-pong/

Rube Goldberg art.
https://theawesomer.com/37-chain-reaction-machines/659309/

Could aliens have lived on Earth? Short answer, of course they could have but they probably didn’t.
https://theawesomer.com/did-ancient-alien-civilizations-exist/659597/

Blowing up capacitors at 187,000 frames per second.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/02/the-slow-mo-guys-blew-up-capacitors-and-filmed-it-at-187000-frames-per-second.html

The Avro Avian.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b6hETNzPZc

The machine that made everything.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djB9oK6pkbA

The problem of philosophy.
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/435

I also wondered.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/03/the-wish.html

This city does not exist. Reload the page to get another city that does not exist. And another, and so on.
http://thiscitydoesnotexist.com/

“It’s very emotional for me because I see very European-looking people with blue eyes and blonde hair being killed.” So much more of a tragedy.
https://boingboing.net/2022/03/03/this-montage-of-reporters-describing-ukrainian-refugees-is-unbelievably-racist.html

Desert. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.designboom.com/art/karim-amr-photography-egypt-pyramids-desert-cairo-giza-02-21-2022/

Dude! True story.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/3/1/2083242/-Cartoon-War-Protest

The revolutionary new Scruggs screw-in coffin.
https://kottke.org/22/03/the-inventor-of-the-screw-in-coffin

Ukrainian hats. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.demilked.com/traditional-ukrainian-flower-crowns-treti-pivni/

It’s the eyes, I think. And the cheeks and nose and mouth.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/03/te-ata.html

Art from the middle 1700s. They look like people in a Bill Plympton cartoon.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/02/messerschmidt-sculptures.html

Whiter Shade of Pale to the tune of The Muppet Show Tonight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFxc5Vd-fBM

Swinging Britain. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3QdILmYQas

The way these people cover their mouth in a kind of joyous comical cute shame. Now, in the series of science fiction books I’m plowing through right now, there are aliens allied with humans against a terrible enemy, and these aliens are bigger than humans; they’re like dog-bears, but also like Alf. They do this: when they’re embarrassed or need to say something unkind or against the rules they put a paw up to cover their nose.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/28/watch-japanese-people-try-to-speak-without-using-english-words.html

Rerun: What [language] sounds like to non-[language] speakers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKRpeFjEHjs

Video games.
https://gizmodo.com/10-photos-and-videos-from-russias-invasion-of-ukraine-t-1848586587

Phone photography contest winners. 25 photos in the gallery.
https://newatlas.com/photography/winners-2022-mobile-photography-awards-gallery

Oy.
https://thenib.com/proof-of-ownership/

The Beatles. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/MichaelWarbur17/status/1498940639249145857

And “I did try to do it the easy way. You can close your eyes if you like.”
https://theawesomer.com/chariot-trailer/659484/

 

Fire in the hole.

     “Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood; stop up the access and passage to remorse that no compunctious visitings of nature shake my fell purpose.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-02-25) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks a lot to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided more than an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay a mere $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, recently reshuffled by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and new features, such as a donation heart the size of a magic pumpkin.

Email me your work on any subject so I can read it on the radio this coming Friday night.

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

/Doctor Who/ theme as Belgian jazz. In the middle-late 1990s I had an early version of a program called Band In A Box that you could use to generate music. I half-remember that it cost $25. Or $29. The jazz default setting sounded just like this.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/22/comedian-bill-bailey-reimagines-the-doctor-who-theme-as-belgian-jazz.html

Human towers.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/human-towers-build-on-catalan-tradition.html

Souvenir Souvenir. About the Algerian war. (15 min.)
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/souvenir-souvenir.html

Slide rules you could read all the way from the back of the classroom. In the old days, these were math computers. I had a big one in the early 1970s, not as big as these, of course, but like 14 inches long, that came in its own leatherette cardboard belt holster, a mathfighter’s railgun, ready at a moment’s notice to solve the important problem of where and when the trains will crash if train A left Chicago at noon on a 400 mile trip to Youngstown, traveling 45 mph, and train B left Youngstown for Chicago ten minutes later, on the same track, going a full mile a minute.
https://www.sliderulemuseum.com/DemoSR/DrDalaiDemoSlideRules1.jpg

And another kind of train wreck, that just goes on and on.
https://www.fark.com/comments/12133180/147745231

Arthur Wesley Dow’s floating world.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/dow-composition

12-hour aquarium. Dream up a use to put this to.
https://theawesomer.com/12-hours-of-coral-reef-fishes/608556/

Speaking of which, my dreams from this last Monday and Tuesday. I forgot to paste this text into the show. I’ll read it there next week.
https://tinyurl.com/MarcoDreams2022-02-22

George Formby – Fanlight Fanny.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02ViMh47F1E

Electronicized Gymnopedie No. 3.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/fragments.html

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Rattle Can!
https://tackyraccoons.com/2022/02/12/saturday-matinee-reverend-peytons-big-damn-band-leo-p-jeff-beck-w-imelda-may/

Papercraft.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/magnificent-papercuts.html

Further papercraft. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2022/02/patrick-cabral-paper-sculptures/

Languagecraft.
https://twitter.com/KatyTurNBC/status/1496324971098177537

Spacecraft: The Parker solar probe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOZhPz92Dic

Turn around on Mars.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/23/mars-in-8k-footage-from-persistence-rover.html

And if you want to be able to demonstrate the claim that you taste metal and feel all buzzy and weird when a satellite goes overhead with its cell-phone antenna’s surveilling rays trained on you, you’ll need to memorize all their schedules for the full nocebo effect and authentic exaggerated righteous tone when you cry out in the grocery aisle, “See? See? Don’t you feel that?”  Ready– set– obsess:
https://www.makeuseof.com/ways-to-track-starlink-satellites/

How to summon a demon who is every bit as real as anyone’s electrosensitivity, personal Jesus, leprechauns, and the free mule you’ve been promised. Materials list, recipe, everything you need. What are you waiting for?
https://lifehacker.com/how-to-summon-a-demon-1848558679

Star Turns compilation part 2. (via b3ta)
https://youtu.be/yWWyEVZhHVE

Der Mensch als Industriepalast. (The human as industrial palace.) (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb7A_nZfVsU

Á tool to type a word or name that needs Spanish accents, then cut and paste it into your document. ¿Also do you have a question? ¡Or perhaps you are in especial earnest! (It’s useful for written English too– to know at the beginning of a sentence that it will develop into a question or is emphatic really helps a person reading it aloud. We should adopt the practice universally.
https://studyspanish.com/typing-spanish-accents

Chorded keyboard.
https://xkcd.com/2583/

Do yooo yooo. Feel loyk oy dooo. That’s aw royt. That’s aw royt, good noyt.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-incredible-sonovox.html

So nice, except from directly in the front. Or in weather. It needs something in front, and it needs a WW2 trainer airplane’s many-paned cabin top, that you could telescope backward or fold up into the suitcase clipped to the side if you wanted to. Hmm, the suitcase could be conical on one side, and put that on the front to smooth the lines there. As-is, though, from the side, silently gliding along a smooth wet beach, very dreamlike. Shut up and take my money, I’d be saying, if I had lots of money.
https://theawesomer.com/morgan-super-3/658911/

Bunimovich stadium. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://blogs.ams.org/visualinsight/2016/11/15/bunimovich-stadium/

See and hear what’s going on in downtown Kyiv (formerly Kiev) right now. Right now.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/24/watch-live-video-feed-of-kyiv-as-russia-launches-military-assault.html

Awww.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/a-terrified-cat-learns-to-trust-her.html

Awwww.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/02/25/another-trip-with-grandma/

Art.
https://t.co/gK7coPKScm

Slow motion in movies.
https://theawesomer.com/slow-mo-in-the-movies/619404/

Dinner mit Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski und Christine. This is very close to how the people these actors are portraying really are in real life –or were; Klaus Kinski died in 1991.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/my-dinner-with-werner_0857887364.html

https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/my-dinner-with-werner_0857887364.html

Brave last words: “¿Should I tell him to go fuck himself?” “Just in case.” (They’re about to die, here, and they know it.) He turns back to the radio microphone and says to the warship commander who has missiles trained on his position, “Go fuck yourself.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/last-words-from-snake-island.html

Magnets. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ypxVQUWNMg

It’s the size of a vape pen, but it’s $200,000 because it’s very special. Just the specialest little drone. For twice that you could have two of these or one F-35 pilot helmet, or a couple of congresspersons for a whole year, or a lifetime supply of dark-chocolate-covered raisins for a dozen daycare centers for deprived children. High on the priority list of tools to undeprive children is chocolate covered raisins.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/25/this-is-the-us-militarys-200k-drone-that-fits-in-your-palm.html

That plasma jet at top left is 800,000 miles long, a hundred times as long as a line through the whole Earth is from side to side.
https://newatlas.com/space/solar-eruption-cmi-solar-orbiter-esa-photo-sun/

Sheeple. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.core77.com/posts/79257/Video-of-the-Day-Overhead-Time-Lapse-of-Dogs-Herding-Sheep-Resembles-Computational-Fluid-Dynamics

“Grease things that slide, oil things that spin.” (via Clifford Pickover)
https://t.co/huwPG6dpGo

Records. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbFgVjijrHI

Fifty rare historical photographs.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gcPeLUIY0wB4bdsS8IH23Afzd5o9X7zPJ2LezrQAMl0/

Light painting animation.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/fiat-lux-light-painting-adventure.html

A triple-pulse-jet-powered go-kart on only half-throttle.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/a-ride-in-jet-powered-go-kart.html

The story of the wonderful but flawed Comet, the first commercial jet airliner, with pictures.
https://newatlas.com/aircraft/de-havilland-comet-boeing-707-airliners-jet-age-history/

Little girl bends a thousand wires into a tree.
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CZq-d4lABPw/

The devil in a nunhouse.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-devil-in-convent.html

Rerun: Tango (1981). “And two hard-boiled eggs.”
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/23/weird-looping-movie-with-a-room-full-of-people-oblivious-to-each-other.html

It’s true, what he says.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/02/20/sometimes-3/

The Tuskegee experiment in a nutshell.
https://thenib.com/tuskegee-experiment/

And another nightmare of true history.
https://foxtalk.tistory.com/98

The Miss America field of 1920-something.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/02/miss-america-beauty-pageant-contestants.html

The Bombay Highway Code.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-bombay-highway-code-poem-postcard.html

“Crypto moves fast. Try to keep up.”
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/2/21/2081069/-Cartoon-The-cryptovangelist

Have a seat. The doctor will be with you in a moment. (via Fark)
https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/020/149/661/large/mikel-iriberri-mental-asylum-01.jpg

When the levee breaks.
https://laughingsquid.com/john-paul-jones-when-the-levee-breaks/

If people talked about storms like they do about covid. (via Fark)
https://twitter.com/mattgreencomedy/status/1494694923152642051

My favorite is the chemtrail-spewing 5G mast shooting vaccines.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/2/20/1435175/-Time-for-Sunday-pro-vaxx-a-palooza-meme-fest

Hitchcock’s stairs. (Video repeats.)
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/alfred-hitchcocks-39-stairs.html

Wish You Were Here. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih4bm-91Wq4

Tokyo explorer page. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://www.youtube.com/c/TokyoExplorer/videos

No. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIN_HrYpq4M

What.
https://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_1200w/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_strangesquirrel1_met.jpg

“¡I am not a number! I am a free man!”
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/25/spoofing-the-intro-to-the-prisoner-on-a-riding-lawnmower.html

Pigeons. (Scroll down.)
https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/schachtzabel-pigeons

Rerun: Mister Wu’s a window cleaner now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w3X95uWv8A

This makes me think of Califer in /Howl’s Moving Castle/.
https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/israil_95reg/84653009/9430307/9430307_original.jpg

Art. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://ceirraevans.com/art-2020-2021/

A long webcomic about Boba Fett. (via MissCellania)
https://www.imfineimfine.com/p/this-place-was-home

I like the one with the dog and the knitted pants. She makes me think of the /Ermagerd!/ girl.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/02/gaucho-pants.html

The Fauld explosion.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/09/the-fauld-explosion-crater-at-hanbury.html

Marble run.
https://theawesomer.com/incredibly-long-marble-run/568080/

What lurks within.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/23/this-short-horror-film-contains-a-goldmine-of-bizarre-imagery-and-characters.html

And Sally Kellerman, R.I.P. My favorite of her movies is Brewster McCloud. “Louise has unexplained scars on her shoulder blades.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45X0_m1KYQM

A snook in the drain.

     “Don’t hand me golabki and tell me it’s cabbage!”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-02-18) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks a lot to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided almost an hour of the above show’s most locally relevant material, as usual, without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, recently repainted by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and new features. There’s a big red heart in it. See if you can find that heart, and then use it. Make it your bitch, as the kids say in the current patois (say puh-TWAR) (see also: jargon, cant, argot). And email me your work on any subject so I can read it on the radio this coming Friday night. That is all.

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

Cartoonists pass the ball.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/15/pass-the-ball-a-wonderful-rube-goldberg-esque-animation-where-40-artists-each-created-three-seconds-of-the-story.html

Philosophy department.
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/433

Google Earth fractals. (via Clifford Pickover)
http://paulbourke.net/fractals/googleearth/

List of Manhattan neighborhoods. So many, and such fun-to-say names of them. Canarsie, Far Rockaway, Little Brazil, Koreatown, Radio Row, so on.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Manhattan_neighborhoods

Circus, read by Ken Nordine. I prefer the original phlegmy/crackly Tom Waits one, but– Ken Nordine.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/14/circus-is-a-chilling-story-written-by-tom-waits-narrated-by-ken-nordine-illustrated-by-joe-coleman.html

About entertainment made by cults. (58 min.)
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/cult-culture.html

The forgotten puppet.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/02/punch-and-judy.html

YOHHHHH-kohama.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjq-SM-n1YI

Further evolution of Alugalug Cat. (Say that.)
https://theawesomer.com/alugalug-cat-ultimate-edition/657727/

The 2022 winners. (via NagOnTheLake)
http://underwaterphotographeroftheyear.com/winners/2022-winners/

1950s atomic bomb tests as seen from L.A.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/09/how-atomic-tests-looked-like-from-los.html

Puritan Valentine’s Day cards.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/valentines-day-cards-for-puritans.html

“UHNN.” “UNNGFF.” (That’s what I imagine them grunting, in their position, when they hit a bump.) (via Fark)
https://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2018/02/14/2df99e93-ba23-4076-88eb-3bd151a3564e/thumbnail/1200×675/d93e42eba84a19d2a49e4789111bb78d/doubles-luge.jpg

Lump of glass becomes Siamese cat of glass in one minute. Lisa Lebow could do this. She had a gift for glass work. She painted my giant plywood dinosaur skeleton marionette pink, though, once, got the paint in the ropes and hinges and everything, and never put it back the way it was. She’s dead now so I’m not holding my breath. Also the people at the Spring museum left it out in the rain for much of the covid quarantine time and the bones are moldy and some of them are broken, and the frame is snapped like somebody swung on it. (Hear this in your head in Tom Waits’ voice.)
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2013/06/how-to-make-glass-cat.html

Water heart.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=524260714995056

Camouflage. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2022/02/eyes-as-big-as-plates-2/

Apparently hell is just everything all over again, as we suspected. Sarte’s other people are included. They’re the foundation of hell, and the utilities, and the managers and furniture of the place.
https://theawesomer.com/spaghetter-getter/657908/

I want to see this. The trailer is pushing all my buttons, like the trailer for /City of Lost Children/ did and delivered in spades. I have high hopes. This looks like a cross between something by Jeunet and something by Gondry.
https://www.avclub.com/the-future-is-analog-in-the-charming-sci-fi-indie-straw-1848549249

Recreating arguably the coolest suitcase race car ever.
https://theawesomer.com/building-a-ford-gt40-replica/657889/

Some electric guitars are easier and more fun to play, because of neck size and shape, string gauge (and string metal choice) and string lowth (say lohth). But if the pickup is the same, and in the same position relative to the strings, all electric guitars sound the same. I gave Juanita’s mother a guitar for her birthday about fifteen years ago that sounded great and was fine to play. It was made out of the individual bits of an $80 Squier (Strat shape) that a neighbor kid had dismantled and strewn about the yard. I was over there helping my landlord with the plumbing and saw the neck in the grass, and the boy said he didn’t want it, so, score!
https://laughingsquid.com/where-does-electric-guitar-tone-come-from/

Cyndi Lauper in about a ton of brass.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O28baWqObk

“If she can impart only a part of her skill to her students, it will be an ill day for any of Hirohito’s little brown men who try to land along the California Coast.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/ann_frickman_sharpshooter

Rerun: Apocalypse Pooh.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/apocalypse-pooh.html

Cowboy Bebop x Blade Runner.
https://theawesomer.com/cowboy-bebop-x-blade-runner/658297/

Cartoon physics in live action.
https://twitter.com/tiktokbiblee/status/1487885799794352131

Real physics. A double pendulum. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.reddit.com/r/oddlysatisfying/comments/ps9are/double_pendulum_ring_and_bar/

Further real physics. Crushing fukoom chambers under water. I’ll be pronouncing it /fukoom/ from now on. Fukoom.
https://theawesomer.com/hydraulic-press-vs-underwater-vacuum-chamber/658018/

Dancing man.
https://theawesomer.com/dancing-man-animation/658296/

Sea creatures..
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/02/absolutely-worth-10-minutes-of-your-life.html

Magic tricks.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/15/8-simple-coin-magic-tricks.html

A panoply of hoards. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/654848/most-dazzling-hoards-ever-discovered

Disturbing?
https://laughingsquid.com/disturbed-down-with-the-sickness-doo-wop/

Legitimate political discourse.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/2/14/2079823/-Cartoon-The-insurrection

The best Jedi. (via b3ta)
https://youtu.be/VrxQGgQP6wQ

I don’t wear neckties. I think if I were Black I /really/ wouldn’t wear a necktie, and if it was required, and someone asked why I wasn’t wearing a necktie, I’d like to think that I’d just /look/ at them. It’s a little like what Alex Bosworth said about Jesus people and their crucifixes. If Jesus came back, after three days of torture and then death on a life-size cross, and he saw them on everyone, everywhere he looked, after so much time had passed and you’d think he wouldn’t have to worry about that anymore, it would be weird for him. How is it a good idea to tie a rope around your neck, the fragile tube that you need intact and functioning at peak efficiency all your life for so many important reasons of structure, plumbing, venting and control wiring? What was the origin of the necktie? Was it so our many lords and masters could come along and yank on it? Is it supposed to be a leash? Does it symbolize something essential?
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2007/08/original-uprock.html

Dog!
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2012/01/worlds-greatest-jumping-dog.html

Plane!
https://www.vintag.es/2022/02/robert-madden-plane-crash.html

The Walk of Life project. Explore. It really is the best generic last scene music, like the best generic caption of any random New Yorker cartoon is “Christ, what an asshole!” (via NagOnTheLake)
http://www.wolproject.com/

Poggers turns out to be an expression of excitement on Twitch, whatever that is. Margaret can live quite well without this info, and probably also without anything else the bossy man has to say. Christ, what an asshole. See, it works for other cartoons, too, not just New Yorker ones.
https://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=021322

He’s from Moldova; cut him some slack. And he just had sex with somebody, to hear him tell it, so he’s got a lot on his mind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg-IS7AHa1c

What is Cloisonnism? (say klwoo-SAH-neez’m) (via BoingBoing)
https://mymodernmet.com/what-is-cloisonnism/

Ze Frank explains the so-called Super Bowl in 2006. The information is still valid. The first Super Bowl was named after the then newly-popular toy Super Ball. That’s a fact. Remind me some time to tell you my funny Super Ball story.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2013/02/ze-frank-explains-super-bowl.html

He moves fast, this Marco.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8Pqpgqwnik

“Lack of brains is all you show, when you will flirt with things so low.”
https://www.vintag.es/2022/02/vinegar-valentine-cards-victorian.html

I think a situation like this next one has something to do with brain-to-body mass ratio. Generally when a creature’s brain to body mass ratio is high, like in a pig or a human or a dolphin, the creature demonstrates higher intelligence than a similar-size creature with a smaller brain. (Birds’ brains are made better, so they can be lighter and smaller and still work great, and an octopus’ brain is distributed. Like all rules it isn’t perfect.) But when you get behind the wheel of a car the vehicle becomes an extension of your body, so the brain-to-body-mass ratio goes critically down to like a dinosaur with a brain the size of a walnut, so you’re kind of an impulsive, irresponsible idiot, but you’re a person so you can still talk, and then talking makes it worse. (You might have to click the sound on.) (via b3ta)
https://twitter.com/mattDCLXVI/status/1492667852272259073

Abso-bloody-lutely!

     “It’s kitchen sink time, Judge. I’ll be pulling out all the stops.” -Douglas Wambaugh

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-02-11) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks heaps to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And I sometimes forget to mention Kevin MacLeod on the air, for his Scheming Weasel, the intro and outro I’ve been using for ten years now when the show is live from Juanita’s apartment and not from Franklin Street. (It’s the Paul Whiteman Orchestra and Happy Feet when it’s Franklin Street, which it will be next week.)

And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided about an hour of the above eight-hour show’s most locally relevant material, as usual, without asking for anything in return. (Though I’m happy to pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you can be this happy too, or even happier by also helping out KNYO. Speaking of which, KNYO.  While you’re there, tour the new site, recently massaged by whimsical webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, elegant design and new features, plus the mobile version works. Either one, desktop or mobile, a big red heart is crying out for you find it and use it. Find it, and use it.

Email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it cold on the radio this coming Friday night. This is a great way to learn to express yourself in writing and be understood. You hear for yourself where to put the commas next time so you never again must clench your fists, eyes and/or spirit in angst because of people thinking you’re saying the exact opposite of what you want to. You learn to vary sentence length. And so on. Verb nouns and nounize verbs, why not? Funly tyrant the language to your will and purpose for a change. Like Orson Welles told Ed Wood: “Why spend your life making somebody else’s dream?” That’s not a question, it’s a whole ocean of pearls of wisdom.

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

A short, touching, numinous film about the immigrant experience. It makes me think of /The Arrival/ picture book by Shaun Tan.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/depayse.html

Stop. I waited for /Private Life/ but it isn’t here. “Your private life’s drama, baby, leave me out, stop.” It’s because in that song they only say stop; they don’t stop, I see now. Carry on.
https://laughingsquid.com/songs-that-stop-on-word-stop/

Faux News on the diseased, criminal, tattooed, unvaccinated migrant caravans massing at the border.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/migrant-caravan-at-border.html

The Tango: Vaccine. Randy Rainbow.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-tango-vaccine.html

Ah, the power of prayer. The wonder of wishing into the air to make your bad gambles or relationship risks or other poor life choices transcend the laws of physics and probabilities and go right for you for a change.
https://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=020622

Speaking of which, back to the ol’ drawing board: The F-35, the Walmart microwave oven of the skies. You wait too long to take off with the motor running, it explodes in a hundred-million-dollar ball of flames. You let your mind wander for a moment, maybe think of a nice sandwich, the $400,000 helmet turns the air off and suffocates you. Fly at night, or in the rain, or cross the International Date Line, the whole thing goes blue-screen-of-death and dives into the sea. Load a bunch of them onto a $28 billion aircraft carrier built specifically for them, from the specs, and they don’t fit in the deck elevator even one-at-a-time, so the whole ship goes back to the shop for two years and another half-a-billion clams in corrective work. It’s only money. Oh, and a few poor schmoes get killed too, lets not forget that. The idea was to kill lots more people, and from /other/ countries, though. But only if they won’t respect our authoritah. Is that so much to expect? A little respect for our obvious bribe-centered military psychological overcompensation? For our ability to rain death from practically outer space on a wedding party by mistake at a moment’s notice, when it would be cheaper just to make every single enemy an honorary citizen of the USA and provide them free college, medical service and a guaranteed basic income till they eventually die of old age singing our praises?
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/12111322

Whereas they were designing and building /these/ sweet works of predatory art eighty years ago. A P-51 could cruise at 440 miles-per-hour at 40,000 feet and had a one-way range of 1,750 miles. That was just 20 years after airplanes were basically motorized kites made of sticks and canvas that could barely go 100 miles an hour for a couple of hours and had to fly /around/ mountains. Germany had a jet-powered fighter plane by 1944, but that was too late for them, and it was too late for them largely because of this terrific airplane zipping around shooting all their shit up. Here, learn about the P-51 Mustang, which I got to see one of and actually touch with my hand at an air show in Reno in the early 1970s, if that wasn’t a dream. It might have been a dream… No, it was real. We all went. In the Torino.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjsrqMe0B3s

This craft’s frame is made of bamboo. In the event of a catastrophic gas leak, the balloon would collapse into a parachute shape. Smart plan.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/02/spencers-first-airship.html

Balloon.
https://twitter.com/presentcorrect/status/1489577091620384776

How easy flying is (if all you want to do is fly), given light, strong materials and a modern little motor. It helps that the raft itself is also a wing. From /The Fifteenth Pelican/ (and, later, the Flying Nun): “When lift plus thrust is greater than load plus drag, anything can fly.”
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/10/safety-aside-this-ultralight-looks-like-a-lot-of-fun.html

The Caproni Ca.90 (or Caproni 6000), “considered a technical triumph not only for Italy, but for the world of aviation.” Also featured in /The Wind Rises/ by Hayao Miyazaki.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVnxQCa4ieM

Brave Sir Marx.
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/432

Wes Anderson’s /The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders/. (It’s the second movie in.) Also /Lesbian Period Drama/. That’s my favorite. Also “Poopy-di-scoop, poopy-di-whoop.” (The kids will all be saying that soon, driving people crazy.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISRL_g4q-jE

James Maxwell’s giant fairy tale paintings that were all over the walls of David Herstle Jones’ Sea Gull bar.
http://www.artistjamesmaxwell.com/seagull.html

An airgun is not a toy. You’ll shoot your face off, kid. Here, an indelible lesson.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/05/a-babydoll-takes-a-bullet-to-the-head-in-this-airgun-safety-psa.html

Legitimate political discourse.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/08/legitimate-political-discourse-the-tv-show.html

Night-time routine. (via Everlasting Blort) (click the sound on)
https://twitter.com/theerkj/status/1487493123802599425

Choir sings /Some Nights (What Do I Stand For)/. Perfect except for the overwhelming thumping. You’d think somebody would have noticed and said, Let’s do it once more but without the guy banging on the hassock so hard. This is why they used to say, “Never give the drummer cocaine.”
https://theawesomer.com/some-nights-choir-edition/656777/

“Yore shootin’ arn work?” BANG! “It ‘pears ta do, yes.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFkpOwsu33E

Evolution.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/e-coli-long-term-evolution-experiment.html

Cat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S61ENc51Z1Q

Cat. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.reddit.com/r/oddlysatisfying/comments/slbsa1/tiptoeing_along_a_fence/

Cat traverses flaw in spacetime. (click the sound on) (via Clifford Pickover)
https://t.co/9Ds6umct1D

Playground equipment for goats. Full disclosure: I hate goats, their teenage-boy smell, their horrible eyes, their rotten-while-fully-fresh meat flavor, their disgusting milk products, but I love this video of them, though I’m worried about metal fatigue. I hope it doesn’t tear and slash around and hurt them. (You don’t have to worry; it doesn’t here. Yet.) Also, I read there are Catholic priests who rent out little herds of goats to wander around your property and naturally remove fire-hazard vegetation. Maybe I don’t hate them. Maybe I’ve been unfair and a goat bigot.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/02/goats-just-wanna-have-fun.html

A twenty-minute talk by Herb Deutsch, co-inventor of the Moog synthesizer.
https://theawesomer.com/giants-by-moog/657089/

Watch an expert restore a tortured tuba. He’s a bit cavalier with the torch, but in this 15-minute video he never hurts himself nor sets the workbench or his sleeves on fire. As with the goat-play video, you can relax and appreciate.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-tragic-tuba.html

What the… what, now? (Its the instruction video for a personal sex massager thingy, oddly reminiscent of the IT bike from South Park.) (Click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/buttplugio/status/1483957732793204737

Rerun: The expert.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg

Rerun: Animated engines. Many different kinds. You can click on them to easily see how they work. /I love this!/
http://animatedengines.com/wankel.html

English sports. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_6d3JBBo4s

“You gotta kill people to… have respect for people. You gotta kill /some/ people. You can’t kill everybody…’cause you wouldn’t have anybody left to respect…” (Trigger alert: moustachioed Brit in bad light rhythmically barking swears.) (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=8d9C5KHP5z0

Vice girls who hustle hotels.
https://www.messynessychic.com/2022/02/11/the-bygone-era-of-the-hotel-detective/

Oy vey.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/1/31/2077716/-DeSantis-spokesperson-responded-to-the-Orlando-Nazis-in-the-way-you-would-expect

Invaders.
https://thenib.com/invaders/

Consider the Kochtopus. (via Anderson Valley Advertiser)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUPr2qEVoAATACw.jpg

Further tiny toy cars crashing movie-like in slow motion.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/crash-compilation.html

What comes of letting kids read Shirley Jackson.
https://i0.wp.com/www.theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BizarroEntertainUs.jpg

Uh, huh. The moment of freezing, with the voice in her head going, “Shit, I just said that out loud. Pull up! Pull up!” We all know how that feels and can /almost/ sympathize.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/10/watch-texas-gop-candidate-stumbles-after-admitting-she-thinks-its-wrong-that-kids-cant-laugh-at-the-transgenders.html

“Nuts or genius, all housecleaning is stupid to Francis.” Buckminster Fuller said that a house is a machine for living, so why /shouldn’t/ it clean itself? I remember a story by Isaac Asimov, titled /It’s A Beautiful Day/, about a future where teleportation is cheap, so house doors lead to other houses and other indoor places and no-one ever goes outside in danger of germs and sunburn and heat and cold. That was the main idea in the story. But incidentally houses had something called an electrostatic precipitator, so when you were out (rather in somewhere else) the whole place would charge electrically and all dust and dirt would be repelled from rugs, books and all surfaces, and would spring into the air to be sucked out, /whoosh!/, through vents. Francis, here, probably read that story.
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/frances_gabes_self_cleaning_house

Gravity.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/2/7/2078772/-Cartoon-The-vast-conspiracy

There’s walking in Memphis in whenever that song happens, and there’s driving through Vegas in 1975.
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/12111709

And there are tiny eel-like creatures in vinegar, like the jungle of microscopic mites in your eyebrow follicles. It’s okay; they’re not parasitic and they’re not dangerous, they’re just swirling and dancing and eeling kaleidoscopically in the vinegar, the way the mites in your eyebrows think of you as their planet. And the way the two-to-five pounds of bacteria in your digestive tract happily enjoy your hospitality and repay you by helping digest for you all your life and hardly ever rebel against working conditions and block bridges and honk horns and send food back the wrong way. We need each other. (“When someone does you a solid, don’t be a yutz.” -Tony Stark)
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/vinegar-eels-dancing-in-water-drop.html

You! Shall! Not! Pass! But then moments later: “Oh, go ahead, I’m a huge fan.” (via Fark)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/Goliath_Poldermolen.jpg

Bread.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/how-bread-is-made-in-korean-bakery.html

“Chunky. Whatta chunka choc’lit.” Back when a candy bar was the size of a nine-volt battery, before they got bigger and bigger, like soda drinks, and then they started getting smaller, and soon they’ll be nine-volt batteries again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIsLanVMHy0

“Candy-coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize. That’s what you get in Cracker Jack.” They still sell Cracker Jacks boxes in packs of three at the dollar store, which is now the $1.25 store. The prizes are not much of a prize anymore. They used to be little plastic toys that you’d snap together, a catapult, a car, a decal of a truck to stick on your arm, a decoder ring, /something/ desirable that could be accidentally swallowed by a ravenous child. Now they’re a mere blotch you scan with your phone to play a video game that doesn’t work. But the food is still good, and good for you: corn, sugar, peanuts. You could do worse, after the apocalypse, than to stumble upon a cache of ancient Cracker Jacks in a dry cave… I remember, as a little boy, talking with my mother about this ad. My problem was, why does the shopkeeper think one marble is worth more than all that other stuff? Including a giant Saturn-shaped yo-yo! How is a marble worth more than that? I think my mother explained that he didn’t want /any/ of it but he was just doing the kids a favor, to be a nice guy. There was something about the way he inspects the marble. He puts it right against his eye… Robin Williams was in a teevee series at the end of his shelf life, called /The Crazy Ones/, about an ad agency in Chicago. It’s goofy but kind of realistic about the way an agency sells ideas to the advertisers; they try a bunch of different things until something sticks, and then run with that. It’s like halfway between /Mad Men/ (which I never saw a single full episode of) and the fictional Alice-In-Wonderland-like rebranding agency /FrogHammer/ in /Slings And Arrows/. Which reminds me: in my clear memory of the Cracker Jacks ad, from almost sixty years ago, one of the things the boy put on the counter from his pocket was a big fat live frog. There’s no frog. Memory is a trick. And yet, the marble. A marble would be an excellent prize to find in a box of Cracker Jacks. Unlike any other prize they ever put in there, it’s entirely harmless if swallowed, and what a thrill, for a child who knows not to chew on something without looking at it first, to find it there!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXDC7ZJLEWE

Impressive cardboard marble run. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://laughingsquid.com/cardboard-marble-run-machines/

More Cracker Jacks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjTFYhoku_E

Morning ritual.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/tweet-of-day_01340555694.html

A new kind of cuckoo clock.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/10/the-cuckoo-clock-is-a-captivating-minature-world-by-vered-aharonovitch.html

Ah, yeah. Right there. Mmmmmm! Okay, that’s enough, bye.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/tweet-of-day_01692398871.html

Perspective packing. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://twitter.com/i/status/1491453131070513152

If the moon fell to Earth…
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/what-if-moon-fell-to-earth.html

Palpatoons, play something relaxing.”
https://theawesomer.com/the-battlefield/657120/

I like the polar bear best. (You have to click on the image at the top to be able to click through the full gallery.)
https://newatlas.com/photography/national-winners-2022-sony-world-photography-awards-gallery/

I knew all the man words and about a third of the woman words. How about you?
https://observablehq.com/@yurivish/words

And I know almost half of the British words but all of the American ones. Ziti and albuterol gave me a moment’s trouble. “I’ll take one a them albuterol zitis, please, and garlic fries, and nothing to drink, thanks. Can I pay with a marble? Oh. Okay, how about a bitcoin marble.”
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/10/list-of-words-known-better-by-uk-people-than-u-s-people-and-vice-versa.html

Artzybasheff. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://flashbak.com/boris-artzybasheff-machinalia-anthropomorphic-art-436922/

Deer with an assortment of things stuck on their stupid heads.
https://cheezburger.com/16381701/deer-are-pretty-neat-and-their-antlers-definitely-never-get-stuck-in-anything-viral-thread

Funny hats.
https://www.pinterest.ca/jchamberspage/stupid-hats/

Trump’s funeral.
https://assets.amuniversal.com/1cb6470054c5013a9170005056a9545d

/Africa/ played on instruments in a video game.
https://infinite1up.com/p/totos-africaplayed-on-instruments-in-the-legend-of-zelda-majoras-mask

The trailer for the new Buzz Lightyear movie.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/09/welp-the-lightyear-trailer-finally-dropped.html

Just keep walking. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along, move along.
https://newatlas.com/architecture/worlds-largest-kaleidoscope-stufish

Rating the pandemic.
https://news.gallup.com/poll/308222/coronavirus-pandemic.aspx

A demo of different guitar sounds, telling how the sounds are made.
https://laughingsquid.com/sound-of-different-guitars/

I can smell the little dog’s paws from here. They smell like Fritos and moldy dishrag.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/02/dog-tries-to-catch-ball.html

“Featuring mechanical mouth with rotating wheel.”
https://www.vintag.es/2022/02/eating-heart-cards.html

Lucky! She won’t have her organs harvested.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/2/8/2079199/-Cartoon-One-fine-day-in-the-Uighur-labor-camp

Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.” (via Fark)
https://i.redd.it/att2h49ynhf81.jpg

Art. Click through each of the seven galleries. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.emmasteinkraus.com/

Whenever you see something like this, with horses or baby ducks or deer or sheep or whatever, there’s always one or two that wait to go last. What do you suppose they’re thinking? Are they just the ones naturally more afraid of new things and places? Are they the smart ones, thinking about going another way entirely, or do they want to go back and check if they left the stove on, or what? (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/madamjujujive/status/1486255023071846404

Voter suppression.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/2/2/2077776/-Cartoon-There-s-no-voter-suppression?detail=emaildkre

“I DON’T KNOW HOW YEZ DONE IT, BUT I KNOW YEZ DONE IT!”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/mel-blanc-yelling.html

Socks. (via Fark)
https://imgur.com/9T2mNtq

Sigh. (click the sound on)
https://twitter.com/patriottakes/status/1488261239444807685

Rerun: Tom and Jerry a cappella. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f-PvG0o4Mo

Whenever I see the word /abandoned/ I hear it in my head pronounced the way the actress did in Mendocino Theater Company’s production of /One Shoe Off/, this way: eyes closed, the back of her hand raised to her forehead: “I am uh-BAN-dun-ed.” Also, sometimes, I think of the dog in /The Book of the Dun Cow/, going, “Maroooooned!” (via BoingBoing)
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/most-fascinating-abandoned-towns/index.html

Art.
https://theawesomer.com/paper-pencil-manga-machines/657396/

Other factors besides genetics.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/02/10/its-not-just-genetics/

A.I.-generated species of birds.The Lesser Bobber, the Rabid Wood-chipper, Henson’s Fractal, the Surly Drunkard, Spectacled Ringwraith (my favorite), Headless Horseman, Eastern Grump, That-Which-Sings (second place). (via MissCellania)
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1487913576929103884.html

A famous cartoonist of that era, R. Cobb, often put his characters in settings like these. It would be an American Indian looking right at you, crying a single tear. Or a toilet paper ad /set a green forest on a billboard/ in the middle of a nightmare of smog and concrete and visible traffic noise.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/02/america-crisis-1970s.html

Friends recreating homoerotic USSR farm propaganda posters. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/ochancoco191/status/1386656505491910658

And Ellen Harkonen, petite Potato Queen of 1936. By 10,000 years in the future, the name will have changed remarkably little, to Harkonnen, and the potatoes will be represented by deliberately cultivated fashionable cancerous growths. “Drug him well. I do not feel like wrestling tonight.” (That’s the sort of thing royalty of the villainous House of Harkonnen will say in that distant age, on the planet Giedi Prime, and then for a short time on Arrakis.)
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/ellen_harkonen_potato_queen_of_1936

A case of the bazazzas.

     “Oh, ‘scusi moi. I was just pampering myself with a Sleeping Beauty glow masque.” “Actually, I’ve also been wearing that masque, except I’ve combined mine with a Scrubulator oxygenation masque for complete relaxation.” “I think chemically you’re not supposed to combine those.” “Oh, really? I feel fine. It’s like a faceful of hot snakes.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-02-04) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks heaps to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way. And I sometimes forget to mention Kevin MacLeod on the air, for his Scheming Weasel, the intro and outro I’ve been using for ten years now when the show is live from Juanita’s apartment and not from Franklin Street, so you know. (It’s the Paul Whiteman Orchestra and Happy Feet when it’s Franklin Street.)

And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided almost an hour of the above eight-hour show’s most locally relevant material, as usual, without asking for anything in return. (Though I do pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you should too if you can. As well as, show some largesse once in awhile to KNYO. Why not go there and do it now? While you’re there, tour the retro-renovated site, assembled by whimsical webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, whole new design and new features, plus the mobile version has been repaired. There’s a big red heart there too now, down here somewhere, hold on… Yeah, there it is. Good.)

Email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it cold on the radio this coming Friday night. That’s a great way to learn to express yourself in writing and be understood. You hear for yourself where to put the commas next time so people don’t think you’re saying the exact opposite of what you want to. You learn to vary sentence length. And so on. Bend the language to your will and purpose. It’s like Orson Welles told Ed Wood: “Why spend your life making somebody else’s dream?”

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

The shipment. I’m a sucker, and so are you, for a good tragic father-daughter story. In space. (31 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJo-xajORwY

Rerun: What happened to giant flying boats.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f906Sy79hA

Tripping on the moon. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEdYf4SGhuI

Harvest Moon. (via TackyRaccoons)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml22cp4ojHg

Rerun: Lachy Doley and his homemade whammy-bar clavinet.
https://laughingsquid.com/jimi-hendrix-voodoo-child-on-whammy-clavinet/

Natalie Taylor covers Phil Collins’ /In The Air Tonight/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycGpb8b6HeM

Jeff Beck and Imelda May – /Remember (Walking In the Sand)/ and /Please, Mister Jailer/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu1ZaXB2SMA

“I don’t believe in Jesus but I sure do like his songs.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/have-little-talk-with-jesus.html

Nina Hagen – Taitschi-Tarot. (She might have meant tai chi.) (via Dangerous Minds)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM3n816PN7Q

I’m inviting you to compare your own pursuits and obsessions and dedication and accomplishments with Lily Hevesh and her projects, like this one:
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/this-hexagon-is-world-record-domino.html

Photos of a collapsed bridge.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10452285/Bridge-collapse-Pittsburgh-hours-President-Biden-set-visit.html

Camera event. (via BoingBoing)
https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/status/1489218449188573193

The ten minutes of Koyaanisqatsi the camera thing makes me think of:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6-K-arVl-U&t=5m42s

Tilt-shift beach. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d41NrXz0yMA

This illustrates why you needa keep your dukes up, kid. /Up./ Jimmy, c’mon, he’s killin’ ya here. Are you gonna let a guy in his momma’s undershorts boop your nose like that? Fight! Ehhh, what’s the use.
https://www.shorpy.com/node/26450

I read an article about Jenny Slate, who I’d never heard of but you might have, and was informed that the initial pea-size snowball of her ever snowballing fame is something called /Marcel, the Shell With Shoes On/. So I looked that up and watched the first episode, and it’s cute. Really cute. Here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF9-sEbqDvU

The Tale of the Pumpkin Cowboy.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/01/pumpkin-cowboy.html

Mass buffet brawl erupts as a man is served his rare steak before another man who ordered first gets his well-done one. “Hey!” the one waiting for the steak that takes longer to cook cries, pissed off, “I was here first! You serve me first!” This prompts someone to throw a chair, and then things get freaky. (In the old cowboy movie barroom brawl sense of freaky, not the sexy sense.) Or, alternate title: America, America, God shed his grace on thee.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/01/buffet-brawl-erupts-after-golden-corral-runs-out-of-steak.html

Newsstands without borders.
https://tackyraccoons.com/2022/01/31/nyc-newsstands-2016/

Because I’m worried about bees building something in the wall behind my bed I imagined a giant wasp wrapped around a man’s head; smugly sing-buzzing, “Stinging in the brain, just stiiiiiiing-ing in the brain…” Later it occurred to me to look up websites that use A.I. to pictify a text prompt. I chose one at random and gave it, “Giant wasp stinging a man’s head.” Here’s the art it produced:
https://creator.nightcafe.studio/creation/i1UCGMSiI4HzNjWOOKlv

Fairy soap. “Have you a little fairy in your home?”
http://www.fairiesworld.com/fairygifts/fairysoap.shtml

…and:
https://tinyurl.com/HaveYouALittleFairy

The dumbest timeline.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/1/31/2077503/-Cartoon-The-dumbest-timeline

Better than Wordle: Phrasle.
https://phrasle.com/

Placeble (say pluh-SEE-bul).
https://xkcd.com/2576/

Left on the cutting room floor: Lightbulb Man.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/01/31/The-Lightbulb-Man-of-iStar-Warsi/

February in the Midwest.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/february.html

Not to scale.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/1487811690800553990

Mixtape.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/mixtape.html

I like to think of the hive-mind-like and yet also somewhat clockworkish cloud of coordinated electrical activity in the composite brain of the wonderful machine people like this become, playing music this way. It’s like /good/ bees building something, or a flowing murmuration of starlings, or– yeah, like the planets in /Not to scale/, see above.
https://27thstreet.me/2022/01/30/earworm-3/

An ad for a real product: the Assled (say ass-sled). You also need the ski-feet, it looks like, in order to steer.
https://theawesomer.com/assled-wearable-sled/656399/

Art imitates life. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://spitalfieldslife.com/2022/01/29/the-east-london-group-photography-x/

The history of math project. Interactive exhibit. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://history-of-mathematics.org/

Click the sound on. Take your time, it repeats.
https://www.tiktok.com/@timecapsuledesign/video/7018956808278543622

Wild rumpus dance. The hands are loaded with two-inch razor-sharp organic switchblades, though. So, dancing like Peanuts people dance, not like a tango or polka.
https://i.redd.it/ade7wgzhffy31.jpg

Part of your world. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBCGVqyWrSQ

Coney Island. The romance, the happy pinheads, the soft-focus ropes of Edison bulbs in cigar smoke and steam and tangible smell of wet wool, the heaviest tapdancing pianist in the world, the amazing and perturbing headless woman, tattoo tent, clanking wheezing rides hanging by a thread, dueling calliopes, kielbasa sandwiches and taffy candy that /glues your teeth shut/… A phone with games in it can’t really replace this, but it has, alas. It’s all gone, a world lost forever.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/30/footage-of-vintage-coney-island-sideshows-fire-eaters-fortune-tellers-sexy-dancers-creepy-animatronic-dolls-and-more.html

“I’m being persecuted just for who I am: someone who threw a fire extinguisher at a cop!”
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/01/the-tennessee-school-board-approved-maus.html

Time tunnel. In contrast to this, the rings of the real-life Time Tunnel are made of painted copper and have hidden shelves for small fireworks to simulate the short circuits of things going wrong that, every show, strand Tony and Doug in a different country and a different era, including ancient Rome, where it’s convenient for them that everyone speaks 1960s-contemporary American English, though villains use a supercilious British accent. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.openculture.com/2011/10/anemic_cinema.html

Rerun: “Bloody timeholes!”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/02/timeholes.html

Smartass.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/02/03/smart-ass-2/

The accessories are a choking hazard for children. The Sword of Destiny, for example. Do not buy.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/01/31/cross-not-included/

Attribution.
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/other-quotes-gop-congressmen-wrongly-attributed-to-philosophers

This is what they mean when they say you can see all the way to France.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/01/louise-weber.html

Get low.
https://theawesomer.com/get-low-swing-edition/656194/

Storytime! (via Fark) (click the sound on)
https://twitter.com/EverythingOutOC/status/1488195756553027587

Letters to Richard Dawkins. Some funny ignorant swearing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW7607YiBso

“This is where I carried you.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/02/tracks.html

Home on the range. (via Fark)
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2432-Fair-Rd-Abilene-KS-67410/113177058_zpid/

Inside the wall. This reminds me of last week, when I had to rip out the old carpet from one of my employer’s rental units, renovating in between tenants, and I found a 1999 newspaper spread out on the wood under it. The Culture section had an article about how the music industry is dying. In another two or three years, they thought, there won’t be any music anymore at all. Also, computers might go crazy and shut the whole world off at midnight on December 31, planes would plummet from the sky, dogs would lie down with cats, rivers of menstrual fluid would run backward… (The illustration for the article about music was a giant sad electric guitar with all the strings cut loose.) My previous experience with newspapers used as insulation was back in the late 1980s, when I cut out a vent in the wall between kitchen and bedroom of the house where Juanita and I lived in Caspar, and I found that the wall was stuffed with newspapers from The Great War when the house was relatively new. (via Fark)
https://www.wtae.com/article/1-600-vintage-baseball-cards-found-wall-home-renovation/38955566

Trailer for yet another videogame-to-film project –this time not a film but a teevee series, /Halo/.
https://theawesomer.com/halo-the-series-trailer/656167/

Rerun: Cutting a wire, greatly magnified, in slow motion. Remember, when you were little, cutting modeling clay with scissors? This is like that. Aluminum or copper wire is soft. Speaking of which, you can sharpen cheap scissors: fold over some aluminum foil, fold it over again, and once again, so it’s eight sheets thick. Cut the result up with the scissors. That’s all you have to do, and they’re sharp again.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=322006499653745

An ingenious device that “makes smoking easy!” And I’ll bet it tastes wonderful the more you use it. Hot rubber and rancid tobacco sludge. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://twitter.com/debjshaw/status/1488173376745189379

Birbulence. Living smoke made of birds. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/02/starlings-lots-of-them.html

Queen of all the eggs in a bathtub with her many subjects.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/02/egg-queen.html

Side by side. Historical and present day maps.
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/

Here’s some quickly replaceable property being damaged, barely the money equivalent of a single car crash, and probably insured against. Alcohol kills 3,000,000 people (!) every year and ruins and blights the lives of many millions more and their families. It’s addictive and more destructive than all other recreational drugs combined. I can easily imagine many good reasons for this woman to do as she did. Maybe a drunk driver killed her little daughter. Maybe her drunken lout of a husband just gambled away all their savings or slapped her face and/or merely bellowed viciously at her through a locked bathroom door one too many times while she huddled behind it, weeping. Maybe she came to a realization of the harm from her own drinking and, despairing of not being able to ever give it up, just snapped. People speak of waste– “what a waste, all those bottles”– I’m thinking of the blithe waste of production of all that poison in the first place, regardless of whether it ends up clean and fresh on that floor or mixed with vomit on a hundred other floors and in the street. [Update: I see that they removed the video. I wonder why.]
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/01/modern-day-carrie-nation-singlehandedly-destroys-shelves-of-liquor.html

Rerun: Flight of the pelican.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/02/pelican-learns-to-fly.html

Parrot.
https://boingboing.net/2022/02/04/a-parrot-steals-a-gopro-and-then-gives-us-this-gorgeous-footage-of-new-zealands-remote-fiordland.html

The closest thing I’ve seen yet to the promise of a real flying car. “Remarkable flight stability.” The standard complaint about historical flying cars had been, up to now, that they don’t do either thing right; they neither fly as well as a plane nor drive as well as a car. This one does both fine. It has extendable wings, and the body itself is a lifting wing, and it weighs less than a small airplane, but there are a lot of moving parts involved in the conversion between modes, and it’s immensely expensive… My employer, in his employed days, had a little airplane to go south to the city in, to work, and the next week fly back, and he kept an old, rusty but reliable car in some of the little airports nearest the usual ends of his trip, in case he had to divert. One part of my job then was to, every six months or so, spend a day driving around to all of them with tools and oil and battery acid and a fresh battery or two and just make sure they all would always enthusiastically start. The airplane and all the cars and my service and parts and registration and insurance all together was way cheaper than this single flying car. Still, it’s pretty cool. And it can take off and fly and land itself better than any pilot can fly it.
https://theawesomer.com/aircar-prototype-1-flying-car/656048/

I’ve been flying a lot in the my dreams lately. This is more like that:
https://theawesomer.com/victoria-falls-drone-fly-through/656490/

Bob Hermines’ Midgets Band.
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/bob_herminess_midgets_band

Dan Dubuque’s latest. He’s always in a different place outdoors.
https://theawesomer.com/queens-of-the-stone-age-on-slide-guitar/656349/

You can feel the stress that finding a job poorly done puts on this person.  (You might have to click the sound on to hear the stress.)
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/02/02/perturbing-pool-problem/

This new prospective Olympic sport is like jump-rope, gymnastics and volleyball, but also with a bow and arrow, where the arrows have squeaky-toy marshmallows on them to indicate a palpable hit. They’re having a contest right now for what to change the name of it to, because the original name is racist as well as fat-shaming, and contains the syllable /cunt/. (via Fark)
https://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_1200w/Boston/2011-2020/2020/03/11/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/arch71.jpg

And twin shoulder-mounted eye-tracking high-power lasers. They set on fire whatever you swivel your eyes to look at, no matter how far away, so be careful. You don’t want to shoot somebody’s eye out, like that guy last week in Virginia who shot his glovebox pistol at a deer in a field, missed three times, of course, but felled his 81-year-old neighbor 140 yards away and then had to go over there and futilely try to stop the bleeding with a towel while he waited for police to show up. He’s in a lot of trouble. It’s against the law to shoot across a road at a deer.
https://theawesomer.com/supermans-heat-vision-irl/656553/

Gangway! Hot soup!

     “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy. They smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-01-28) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks heaps to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way.

And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided almost an hour of the above eight-hour show’s most locally relevant material, as usual, without asking for anything in return. (Though I do pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you should too if you can. As well as, show some largesse once in awhile to KNYO. Why not go there and do it now? (While you’re there, tour the renovated site, rebuilt by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, whole new design and new features, though the mobile version doesn’t seem to agree with my phone. Nice picture of the ocean, though. You can’t see that picture on the desktop site; all the useful stuff is in front of it, such as the essential big red heart.)

Email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it cold on the radio this coming Friday night. That’s a great way to learn to express yourself in writing and be understood. You hear for yourself where to put the commas next time so people don’t think you’re saying the exact opposite of what you want to. You learn to vary sentence length. And so on.

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

Art. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://vimeo.com/466169037

Flowing home. (15 min.)
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/flowing-home-nhu-mot-dong-song.html

Safety education bus stop. It really drives home the point.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/01/this-electronic-bus-stop-has-important.html

The Whammy Davis Jr. whammy bar.
https://theawesomer.com/the-whammy-caster/655290/

Sheep heart.
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CY5GoRjA19X/

Rerun: Chicken heart.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao4ySjqjV3c

Polar bears appreciate this abandoned weather station. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2022/01/dmitry-kokh-polar-bears/

Radium girls.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/music-inspired-by-life-of-marie-curie.html

Yoga.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2022/01/23/girl-beach-yoga/

Dryer.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/01/braun-astronette.html

Battle of San Romano. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://vimeo.com/656704401

Don’t judge.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/dont-judge.html

About the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai blast.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/01/25/Whats-Happened-Since-the-Hunga-Tonga-Eruption/

The stripper pole bar (or sailing vessel below deck) (or Viking meeting hall) inside a violin.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/architecture-in-music.html

About the Traveling Wilburys.
https://laughingsquid.com/traveling-wilburys-documentary/

Elevator.
https://laughingsquid.com/black-sabbath-paranoid-played-in-empty-elevato/

Horton the Justice.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/26/horton-the-justice-hatches-an-egg.html

This reminds me of an old story about a giant ghost ship that became real when a character shone a special light on it, or the moon was exactly right.
https://theawesomer.com/giant-cruise-ship-in-a-tiny-town/655736/

The Kalinin K-7.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44vniEeXmn8

Rerun: The Caproni CA.60.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwa9unx9mpQ

They do it on purpose.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/01/tweet-of-day_0772166497.html

Rerun: The button.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/01/the-button.html

Take a bow.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/27/this-musician-plays-an-electric-bass-guitar-with-a-bow-and-its-wonderful.html

Hiding things.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/01/27/The-Art-of-Hiding-Things/

A chain dance. Like a chain story.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/and-so-say-all-of-us.html

Sensitive snowflakes.
https://thenib.com/sensitive-snowflakes/

The real hypno-toad.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/01/27/The-Art-of-Hiding-Things/

Lady Gaga as mushrooms. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/bernoid/status/1485351658724933634

But what if you put butter on the ballerina and let her spin off the table onto the carpet? What side will she land on?
https://laughingsquid.com/magnet-inside-mirror-makes-toy-ballerina-spin/

Another kind of magnet toy. This, though, you don’t want to leave small children alone with. They swallow the magnets, which can pinch through adjacent folds of their intestines and kill them.
https://theawesomer.com/magnetic-kinetic-sculptures/655572/

Miyazaki art show. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.itsnicethat.com/features/hayao-miyazaki-jessica-niebel-animation-240122

All the lighthouses.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/28/interactive-world-map-of-lighthouses.html

Atomic energy lab.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2022/01/25/a-new-world/

And the best of 2021’s tilt-shift video. It’s a small world after all.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/little-big-world-best-of-2021.html

Tales of ribaldry.

     “I never was no bum. If someone was to call me a bum and it was out on the tracks somewhere there’s no tellin’ what’d happen. But if it was in town and someone call me a bum I would say, I ain’t no bum, I am a hobo, and as a matter of fact is there any work I could do for you, sir.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-01-21) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks heaps to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way.

And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided at least an hour of the above eight-hour show’s most locally relevant material, as usual, without asking for anything in return. (Though I do pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you should too, if you can. As well as, throw a bone once in awhile to KNYO. Why not go there and do it now? (While you’re there, tour the renovated site, rebuilt by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, whole new design and new features, though the mobile version doesn’t seem to agree with my phone. Nice picture of the ocean, though. You can’t see that picture on the desktop site; all the useful stuff is in front of it, such as the essential big red heart.)

Email me your work on any subject and I’ll read it cold on the radio this coming Friday night. That’s a really good way to learn to express yourself in writing and be understood. You hear right away where to put the commas next time so people don’t think you’re saying the exact opposite of what you want to. You learn to vary sentence length. And so on. I won’t stop and fix it for you. When you hear me stop and fix something it’s usually because the person asked me to. Sometimes I’m whimsically critical but that hardly ever happens, and I’m sure everyone knows that I’m just a jerk and you’re the clever one deliberately employing the wrong homophone /on the radio, the medium not just tolerant of but practically built by and for homophones./ Don’t be such a victim.

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

The mini cat bus zoetrope.
https://theawesomer.com/catbus-zoetrope/654310/

Stomp.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/everybody-dance-now.html

Stout-hearted men.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vjqfvZVReM

Murray from Flight of the Conchords got his own movie, wherein, “A gentleman pirate travels with a band of imeciles. Fascinating.”
https://theawesomer.com/our-flag-means-death-teaser/654792/

Landing in the rain, just landing in the rain.
https://laughingsquid.com/glider-pilot-makes-smooth-landing-in-rain/

Bounce.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/01/17/Balls-Bounce-into-Beautiful-Patterns/

“Before the revolution everyone was penniless but the Tsar. He was Nicholas.”
https://www.vintag.es/2022/01/1903-winter-palace-costume-ball.html

Last month’s terrifying tsunami, up close and personal. It made this woman’s dog bark five times, once because /Something!/ and the rest because /Barked once, must bark again!/ Meanwhile the terrible devastation advances, homelessing all the spiders and bugs in the grass for yards and yards upstream.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1482415410674868235

Clawing at your soul.
https://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=011622

Poor fellows. So talented. Such a shame.
https://lithub.com/metropolitan-museum-artist-death-archive/

Melancholy baby.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRF5D68e44Q

Rerun: Help the police.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZyqwOOmETI

Rerun: Straight Outta Compton in oompah.
https://boingboing.net/2021/10/09/an-octoberfest-cover-of-straight-outta-compton.html

Rerun: The little oompah band. This is thirty years old and still fresh. This is mixed up in my mind with the scene in /Eraserhead/ of the chipmunk-cheeked singer in the little stage in the radiator. That’s probably where they got the idea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpvMtuzA57c

Nobody has ever just knocked this guy down, and that’s what’s wrong with him, as well as with everyone who is like this. Just once is all it would take, and no jury in the world would convict you. Use a tool, don’t hurt your hand. (And he still has his job and the respect of the masses. I don’t understand it. Now, Joss Whedon, to compare, made Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, The Avengers, on and on, one critical and artistic and money success after another, for a lot of people, and once in an unguarded moment he said a pregnant actress looked fat, and occasionally he raised his voice in pique when directing, so everyone in the world hates him now and his career is over, he’ll never direct a teevee show or film again. Gordon Ramsay is a fricking monster all the time, ever. There’s no consistency here.)
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/18/watch-a-gordon-ramsay-tantrum-mashup-set-to-heavy-metal.html

Tales of ribaldry.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/18/bawdy-tales-is-a-book-of-art-and-writing-that-has-been-banned-200-hundred-years.html

“Work with me, Annie, let’s get it while the getting is good.”
https://27thstreet.me/2022/01/14/work-with-me-annie/

Yes – Roundabout. Fifty years old. That’s music, by the way, kids. Shouting about bitches in time to a dryer with a tennis shoe in it is not music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPCLFtxpadE

Music box fun. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://musicboxfun.com/

Jumping to warp speed. Let me count the ways.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/20/jumping-to-warp-speed-1979-2021.html

Pipnic. Two tired. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://theawesomer.com/pipnic/654835/

Razor gang stylin’.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/01/mugshots-1920.html

Magazines of, apparently, toy-airplane enthusiasts in their bathing suits.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/01/rc-magazine-covers.html

Tina Louise, potato queen of 1953. Yes, /that/ Tina Louise, who later played Ginger in Gilligan’s Island. In the 1960s, surveys showed fans of the show preferred Ginger to Mary Ann three-to-one. Those same fans in a survey done in 2008 had flipped that around: three-to-one for Mary Ann. What do you suppose changed them?
https://www.vintag.es/2022/01/miss-potato-tina-louise.html

Chip Taylor – I Love You Today.
https://27thstreet.me/2022/01/14/i-love-you-today/

Ptui! Ptui! I speet!
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/18/Fire_dance_Indonesia.jpg

Elemental haiku.
https://vis.sciencemag.org/chemhaiku/

Fig. 3. This illustrates one big problem Larry Niven explained in his 1969 article /Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex/, about why it would kill Lois Lane if she ever had actual sex with Superman. There was more, though, there. Initially Superman’s super sperm cells would perforate and ruin all the important plumbing and wiring in Lois’ entire body as well as riddle nearby furniture or trees with Mach-speed holes.
https://mcusercontent.com/c6b93ffeed2f362e41fe4aa72/images/40017356-c8af-b9ba-cfe0-b49e9117de19.jpg

The Junkers G-38. They should make these now, to look and feel like this, but with electric motors. They are beautiful airplanes. Maybe redo the tail a little bit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uFNOtsucKE

The Crow, Samantha Fish, and Unknown Hinson.
https://tackyraccoons.com/2022/01/15/saturday-matinee-the-crow-samantha-fish-unknown-hinson/

The cave.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/jon-hamm-narrates-platos-allegory-of.html

“My LSD-induced love affair with a pigeon.”
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/17/a-woman-recalls-her-lsd-induced-love-affair-with-a-pigeon.html

The tragedy of Macbeth. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/TreyHilburn/status/1483858954388131841

Watch how a pro does it.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/todays-earworm.html

The Energy Discrimination Elimination Act.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/1/18/2075273/-Cartoon-Petro-persecution

Rerun: Alternative math.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/alternative-math.html

Alternative world.
https://thenib.com/dare-to-dream/

There was a word we used as lads for things that were superlatively cool; that word is /bitchin/. This is bitchin, right here, also rad, massive, wizard, and gnarly. They say it’s molecules of rotor blade metal incandescing, abraded away by sand in the air, but I think that piezoelectric sparks might also be part of it, from the quartz. Not related except by reminding: let your eyes get adjusted to the dark and chew wintergreen-flavor Life-Saver candy in the mirror. Also not related: foxfire, St. Elmo’s fire, Cherenkov radiation, firefly butts, nor lightstick juice. Many hands make light work.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2022/01/21/the-kopp-etchells-effect/

Construction.
https://laughingsquid.com/empire-state-building-construction-1930/

Lydia, oh, Lydia, that encyclopydia. Lydia, the tattooed lady.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/lorett_fulkerson_the_last_performing_tattooed_lady

Sean, a 1970 documentary. (15 min.)
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/sean.html

Begin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCYGyg1H56s

“It seems real peaceful, and it is, but you just don’t get much sleep. When one wakes up they all wake up.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/01/sleeping-with-cheetahs.html

Why Asians don’t get scam calls.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWgX_kWDXKg

Jello molds.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/01/jelly-tits.html

Nataly Dawn and Pomplamoose – A Very Fast French Song. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvrBWn0KxEc

And fun with tape.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2013/09/spice-up-your-ceiling-fan.html

Train of fuels.

     “Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.” — Christopher Morley

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2022-01-14) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks heaps to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way.

And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided at least an hour of the above eight-hour show’s most locally relevant material, as usual, without asking for anything in return. (Though I do pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you should too, if you can. As well as, throw a bone once in awhile to KNYO. Why not go there and do it now? (While you’re there, tour the renovated site, rebuilt by webmaster Chris Dunn, with an updated schedule, whole new design and new features, including a page of local webcams, three to start, but there’ll be more.)

Email me your writing on any subject and I’ll read it cold on the radio this coming Friday night. That’s a really good way to learn to express yourself and be understood. You hear right away where to put the commas next time so people don’t think you’re saying the exact opposite of what you want to. You learn to vary sentence length. And so on.

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

Silent.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/the-silent-child.html

I used the word magnificent a week or two ago, and I don’t want to devalue the currency by overusing it, but isn’t she /magnificent/, in a fierce though Seussian sort of way. Maybe I don’t mean Seussian… I’m thinking of the meter. (via Fark)
https://twitter.com/Lenniesaurus/status/1481756650759462924

Stop! Or go! Turn it off! Turn it off!
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/08/ski-lift-riders-get-blasted-with-ice-cold-water-from-broken-pipe-at-north-carolina-resort.html

So incredibly lucky.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/12/watch-this-extremely-lucky-guy.html

The end.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/the-end.html

Fig.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/10/fig-is-a-surreal-animation-by-koji-yamamura.html

Rerun: A.I.-generated people, animals, vehicles, furniture, architecture, locales, headache. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G06dEcZ-QTg

Rerun: Ted Cruz, the booger on the lip of democracy.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/07/watch-but-dont-vomit-the-booger-on-the-lip-of-democracy-is-about-ted-cruz-and-its-hilarious.html

Their chins kind of squick me out a little. I’m sorry, it’s probably racist of me, but I don’t like that kind of chin. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if they weren’t smiling so hard. I dunno. And they seem crazy.
https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/usb_wine

An American conversation. (via MissCellania)
https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/s05eid/japanese_contestants_must_have_the_most_american/

An impawt’nt messij to kayp Ab-rij-nul paypul syfe, translated so Aboriginal people can understand it. (via Fark)
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/12052391

Catherine Tate – The Offensive Translator.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY66ZJ0TFUI

On that note. “Here’s the thing: stereotypes are harmful, but the voices are funny. I don’t know how to reconcile those two facts.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N1jO3xgXvY

Mortal Combat a cappella.
https://theawesomer.com/mortal-kombat-a-cappella/654044/

Homo erectus Jesus!
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/12/super-fun-pak-comix-feat-the-gibbon-the-ocelot-show-and-more.html

Frequency of miracles over time.
https://imgur.com/akeVeiq

Tumbleweeds.
https://theawesomer.com/tumbleweeds/653638/

A photorealistic fly-through of deserted ancient Rome.
https://laughingsquid.com/virtual-reconstruction-of-ancient-rome/

Invasion of the Pierson’s Puppeteers.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/12/ridiculous-video-of-80-escaped-ostriches-prancing-down-city-streets.html

Psychedelic orangutan. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://twitter.com/pickover?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

“Let us make you fat.”
https://www.vintag.es/2022/01/let-us-make-you-fat.html

This story works fine on the radio. It’s a complete story. I just thought you’d get a kick out of these young women’s /not at all sorry/ faces. (via Fark)
https://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/glitter-bombing-274809

The Moorish tile art or dinner plate pattern hidden in a purple cabbage.
https://twitter.com/DanBebber/status/1473299989459881990

Gym machines of the 1800s. (Scroll down.)
https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/zander-gym

Satin, not cotton, not chintz.
https://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/thewizardofoz/ifiwerethekingoftheforest.htm

“Stop it. Stop it. Wait, am I supposed to smell it? Eugh!”
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/dont-touch-my-nose.html

“How many ovaries does a woman have?” “Oh, I dunno. I’m gonna say… uh… four?”
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/13/what-do-you-know-about-the-female-body-ask-a-random-guy-for-a-good-laugh.html

Boxing the chicken. Not a euphemism for punishing the pope, nor for burping the worm. It’s a cat actually boxing with a chicken.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/01/chicken-boxing-vs-wing-chun-cat.html

Cameraperson’s commentary on the situation: “Oh, my God! Ohmygod-ohmygod-ohmygod-ohmygod- OH! Oh, my God!” (via Fark)
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/43810/cops-pull-man-from-crashed-plane-just-before-train-obliterates-it-in-insane-body-cam-video

“Yeah, well, the thing is, I’m kinda saying all just only the pros of using DMT anally, because it’s kinda great, but the bad thing is, it kinda burns there, y’know, and it put me in a really weird headspace…”
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/11/former-goth-stripper-krystle-coles-extraordinary-lsd-survival-story.html

“This is not just a creepy rock-and-roll house. It allows spiritual entities to cross into our world.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/01/the-trailer-for-studio-666.html

Bimbo’s initiation. (“Wanna be a member? Wanna be a member?”)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7jggAalCpM

The Johnson Smith Novelty catalog. (scroll down)
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/13/the-johnson-smith-novelty-catalog-offered-600-jam-packed-pages-of-vintage-weirdness.html

Searchable old book illustrations. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.oldbookillustrations.com/

It’s life, Jim.
https://laughingsquid.com/psychedelic-jellyfish/

I would have started with the clock thing. We’re in a hologram.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/05/chagrin-falls-usa-quartervax-sneak.html

Look who’s here! Hey! Solly, come ovah here!
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FI6Ssb3WUAUUyi-?format=jpg&name=small

Eroded frozen sand looks like a city on another planet.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2022/01/sand-sculptures-created-by-nature-not.html

ArooOOOooooo! (via Fark)
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/2201/eclipse_EV1024.jpg

Bodega cat mylk. Hot dog mylk.
https://thenib.com/a-beginners-guide-to-urban-foraging/

Milk crate.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/milk-crate.html

Far Tortuga. Ah said far… /Far!/ (BOOM). Dangit, next tahm /far/ when ah tellya ta far.
https://img2.10bestmedia.com/Images/Photos/220985/p-Dry-Tortugas-Scenic-Flight_54_990x660_201404240348.jpg

A rude shock. Whereas /I/ use him mainly to demonstrate that I know how to spell and properly pronounce his name. (Nietzche, and NEETS-shuh.)
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/428

All about the Nasal Ranger (as seen in Futurama, though that was the Smell-O-Scope).
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/13/climate/nasal-ranger-chuck-mcginley.html

Combat-ready.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/01/thai-military-drill-performance.html

Defense against being strangled by a shoelace. In short, turn around, sit down, and kick-kick-kick.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/10/something-to-try-if-a-would-be-murderer-tries-to-garotte-you.html

Gay.
https://www.vintag.es/2021/12/ovaltine-wake-up-gay.html

The House of Small Cubes.
https://www.theava.com/archives/174849

Individually people are not so predictable, but in a group, there you go. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmOsDTczOFs

“Where there’s smoke, there’s work.”
https://mcusercontent.com/c6b93ffeed2f362e41fe4aa72/images/57c33b71-db9b-e057-643b-22488696a712.jpg

Water.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/10/a-bridge-in-brazil-collapses-in-a-flood-both-victims-survived.html

The saxocone. I like the powerful tuba-like BLAATTT of it. I imagine, being in the same room with it, the sound would rattle your chest.
https://theawesomer.com/traffic-cone-saxophone/653430/

And a short film about a boy’s feelings for his lovely teacher, and what he’s prepared to do about them. (15 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTN3q_NjuWs

A fractal landscape of shenanigans.

     “When you are dead, you do not know you are dead. It’s only painful and difficult for others. The same applies when you are stupid.” -Ricky Gervais

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

 

The phone didn’t ring all night. I don’t especially encourage people to call, so I thought nothing of it. When setting up I check it, along with everything else, to make sure it’s working, and it was, and the bell was switched on, but I didn’t call it with my cell phone to see if it would ring. I got email from Kent Wallace (he’s in Vietnam teaching children to speak New Jersey accent English) to the effect that he called relentlessly and couldn’t get through, so that’s something to solve. The Skunk carnival trainride corporation eminent domain fiasco stuff is mostly near the beginning of the show. And at the end I ran out of material to read at the exact right time to fit in the long latest episode of Doug Nunn’s Snap Sessions project, with a paean to The Twilight Zone and a fascinating 45-minute interview with world-class drummer, drum teacher and political activist Claudia Page of JAIN, the Mendocino Community School girl band from the early 1980s, who went on to perform with Tito Puente, Jerry Garcia, and many more, and traveled to actual war zones (!) to perform.

Thanks heaps to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way.

And thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided at least an hour of the above eight-hour show’s most locally relevant material, as usual, without asking for anything in return. (Though I do pay $25 annually for full access to all articles and features, and you should too, if you can. And why not throw KNYO a one-time or recurring bone of money while you’re at it? It’s a feel-good thing to do, and not only because it will finally lift the old curse off your family, like it’s done for so many other grateful families. KNYO really needs the money, and you have some, maybe not much but enough, so this is a great idea. Be smart. Do it now.

Email me your writing on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio this coming Friday night, just like I’ve been doing every Friday night since February of 1997 at various and sundry radio venues.

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

Don and the lightning. A true story. I really like the gentle persistence of the woman who’s clearly sweet on him. Any story of someone being struck by lightning, even this one, reminds me of the movie /Powder/, which I recommend. Even Jeff Goldblum being Jeff Goldblum at the height of his Jeff Goldblumness could not ruin that movie for me, and that’s saying something. One movie he actually enhanced, also in a cameo appearance: Igby Goes Down, in which he is a comically oblivious, self-centered, inadequate but somehow also sympathetic father. It’s like a cross between the stories Catcher in the Rye and So Much Unfairness of Things. My feelings about Jeff Goldblum are complicated. Did you know that he’s an accomplished jazz pianist, and that he can pitch a 92 mph curveball with either hand, or could, rather, before the accident.
https://laughingsquid.com/man-keeps-getting-struck-by-lightning/

Aristotle.
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/427

“The Devil is bored. He goes back to Earth with a magic elevator. He surprises two sewer workers, disguises himself as a city man, and spreads improbable events: quarrel with a coachman, altercation with a city sergeant, mystification of a barman, quiproquo with couples… He’s trapped in a cage with a young woman, and goes down to hell. Surprise, the young woman is Madame Devil who was disguised by jealousy.” (1907, 10 min.)
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/04/satan-samuse-is-a-spooky-silent-french-film-from-1907.html

One-minute time machine.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/one-minute-time-machine.html

Ten out of ten.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/04/the-10-tactics-of-fascism.html

Rerun: Let A.I. colorize your black-and-white photos.
https://hotpot.ai/colorize-picture

“Reorganize your brain around this image of a rat.”
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/01/05/Look-at-this-Rat/

Cars.
https://www.core77.com/posts/104335/Check-Out-How-Different-Car-Renderings-Used-to-Be#

What a wonderful world.
https://theawesomer.com/in-our-hands/652868/

Hen, his wife.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/05/this-animation-is-about-a-man-whose-wife-is-a-hen-but-with-some-human-features-and-abilities.html

Cutting metal up close.
https://theawesomer.com/close-up-cutting-stuff/653031/

Fireworks.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/how-giant-japanese-fireworks-are-made.html

Japanese gas attack posters.
https://www.vintag.es/2022/01/japanese-gas-attack-posters.html

r/Pareidolia.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Pareidolia/

62 quick food tricks.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/62-quick-food-tricks.html

Rerun: Shall we kiss.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2022/01/on-sembrasseshall-we-kiss.html

Miserlou for piano and koto.
https://www.perfectforroquefortcheese.org/2019/09/opening-titles.html

Choosing a murder name.
http://marriedtothesea.com/010222

From the front: alien robot. From the side: Inuit bone sunglasses. From the rear: baffled ant. Cool scooter. Pricey. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.toxel.com/tech/2021/12/26/golden-age-motorcycle/

Rerun: North Korea marching, marching.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbC6dLG_dQY

Art stairs.
https://theawesomer.com/rollercoaster-staircase-flythrough/653169/

Turbulent flow.
https://theawesomer.com/turbulent-flow-is-awesome/576578/

Foxen.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/31/2069968/-Photo-gallery-On-San-Juan-Island-2021-was-the-Year-of-the-Foxes

Jack Plotnick.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/03/jack-plotnick-hilariously-takes-on-disneys-carousel-of-progress.html

The boxes aren’t moving, nor spinning, nor changing size. This is, like a lot of optical illusions, a good way to think about irrational opinions about the way the real world works. Your mind can be fooled by arrangements of ideas and particular stacks of words, the way your eye can be fooled by tricks of visual elements. You swear you’re right because it’s obvious to you, and anyone who can’t see it must be an idiot. Apply this to religion, politics, morality, taste in art, so on. And even after the trick is explained, we can’t help but fall for it, because if the obvious is wrong, then you have to start questioning /everything/, and that’s just too hard, so we go on convinced of bullshit, because the evidence is right there, changing size and spinning and moving and screaming /Look at me! Look at me!/
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/03/watch-these-rotating-cubes-are-definitely-moving-except-theyre-actually-not.html

“She was just being too Asian and, sorry, but I think she can keep her Korean to herself, and it’s just annoying, because if a white person said that they’d probably get fired, and I dunno, nevermind, except…” (You might have to click the sound on.) (via BoingBoing)
https://twitter.com/MichelleLiTV/status/1477493641732149248

This nice musically talented Jewish man will send you his frozen sperm to use to have your own babies. It’s legal and entirely Biblical. Allow him to explain. Be sure to peruse the photos of him growing up, and listen to his klezmer alto sax. He might persuade you.
http://jewishspermdonor.net/

The bubble machine.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2022/01/homemade-bubble-machine.html

Fun with quantum levitation.
https://theawesomer.com/fun-with-quantum-levitation/652935/

Vacuum tube digital frequency counter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgS_UhDCn1s

Some giant investors lost a bunch of imaginary money they could easily afford to lose, because they were greedy beyond words, and that’s how they got rich in the first place. My feeling is, who cares? I wouldn’t have even bothered prosecuting this woman. For the time and energy they put into this, they could have taken a hundred real criminals off the street. Donald Trump’s entire crime family, for example. Also, the computer-generated video here is wonderful, even more so if you cross your eyes slightly until you see three eyes, then focus on and stare at the eye in the middle. Also, she’s pretty, and no-one is saying anything about that. No-one dares, and that’s just funny. Look at her and say out loud that you don’t think she’s pretty. See? That’s a lie, because you do. This is like Hypno-Toad in /Futurama/ but without the buzzing sound.
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/03/theranos-fraud-elizabeth-holmes-found-guilty.html

The clients who rushed in and in one go cleaned her out of hands entirely freaked her out.
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/01/03/Mountains-of-Mannequins-in-the-Midlands/

/The begats/, they used to call that part in the Bible. That’s what they’re making fun of here.
https://i0.wp.com/www.theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/BandBegats.jpg

2021 in activism, as seen from Washington D.C.
https://archive.org/details/year-in-review-2021-540p

And a hundred ways to slightly improve your life with hardly any effort at all.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jan/01/marginal-gains-100-ways-to-improve-your-life-without-really-trying