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Mullard Luminous Picture Valve presents:

     “As played by the amazing June Barrett with such gleeful, star-quality, damaged ferocity, Icy manages to steal scenes from a memorable gallery of supporting skanks, including thuggish matron Kendal Kaldwell (best known as the ample bikinied lesbo producer coaxing hapless brilliant screenwriter Pia Zadora into a hot tub at the end of Lonely Lady); foul-mouthed shit-starter Aimee Eccles (as Spider), and even raunchy redhead Carole Ita White -who got fired from Laverne & Shirley when all the laughs she was getting as nemesis-nasty Rosie Greenbaum sent Penny Marshall whining to her showrunner brother Garry- but went on to become a grindhouse Bette Midler with other cherished appearances in Chained Heat, Hellhole, The Naked Cage and Savage Streets.”

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2018-01-12) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

/Hey, Boy, Hey Boy,/ from The American Astronaut (2001).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOJ8NmGyGbk

Twenty-four new free goddess gifs from Nina Paley. Which one is your favorite? It’s so hard to choose.
http://blog.ninapaley.com/2018/01/01/24-free-goddess-gifs/

In film tropes: Born sexy yesterday.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/born-sexy-yesterday/

Rather good lip reading of President Biff singing the Star Spangled Banner.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2018/01/09/trump-anthem-a-bad-lip-reading-of-donald-trump/

…But blown out of the water by Beyonce’s /La Fway/. Swallow all the Pepsi in your mouth before you play this, because if you don’t it will shoot out of your nose and ruin the keyboard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI1kq6CA_38

(I started to say the president’s National Anthem was like Eddie Murphy singing /Roxanne/ in /Beverly Hills Cop/, but I guess I misremembered that, because it turns out Eddie Murphy actually knew the words to /Roxanne/ and sang it just fine.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdNLhzrcZSo

Tchaikovsky for marbles and magnets.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/01/marbles-magnets-and-music.html

One of many possible Cantina Song equations. Look around; the same Dani Ochoa also solves the Imperial March equation.
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/11/greedo-played-first.html

Practical shoes.
https://vimeo.com/98723807

What global warming?
https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/38536280/hundreds-of-bats-boil-alive-in-brutal-nsw-heatwave/

Projecting on trees and buildings and also just on fog.
https://vimeo.com/245927642

New images, including a new composite/time-lapse fly-by video:
https://tinyurl.com/JupiterByJunoClose

Kalen reacts to cornbread.
http://theava.com/archives/77756

Classical fails. Though they’re not all fails. Far from it, in fact. For example, Midori.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XfR6jQvvs4

Amanda F. Palmer works with cell phone interruption. For the short of attention span, skip ahead to 2:30 or so.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBxF9UvDpDU

Replicating Rachel.
https://theawesomer.com/replicating-rachael/461262/

Alan Rickman (R.I.P.) narrates this charming story.
http://www.neatorama.com/neatogeek/2018/01/10/The-Boy-In-The-Bubble/

Donald and John.
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/09/a-calvinesque-and-hobbesian-lo.html

“Ya know, Eddie, ya really shouldn’t be taking shots at my car like that, considering what /you’re/ driving.” Thanks, Jack Morton Productions, Inc. That was a thoroughly creepily enjoyable nine minutes. Would go again.
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/10/watch-this-douchey-dealer-trai.html

A sort of fretted electric psaltery.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr87Z7rZiWE

And.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv0q6oBmZxo

Synchronized snow sissies.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTQwC_jD8Gw

The creature from the lake.
http://www.neatorama.com/neatogeek/2018/01/11/The-Creature-From-The-Lake/

You weren’t supposed to see that photo.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/You-Werent-Supposed-To-See-that-Photo/

Alien Illuminati shadow government chemtrails of Australia.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/09/the-morning-glory-clouds-of-australia.html

Flyin’
https://theawesomer.com/moonline/461201/

When pigs fly.
https://theawesomer.com/when-pigs-fly/461411/

Double exposure.
https://vimeo.com/234164238

Jon Hart’s interesting guitar technique.
https://laughingsquid.com/jon-hart-covers-pink-floyd-money/

Fun palindrome game.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/524327/complete-palindrome

“I honestly think that we are drowning in our own waste. We can hide it to whatever extent we want, but it will come back to us.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/world/global-waste/

Why conference calls are stupid and why never to do one.
https://laughingsquid.com/a-conference-call-in-real-life-by-tripp-and-tyler/

An immersive visualization of the galactic core. Not to be confused with Galorndon Core, nor with Stovokor (where we’ll all meet again, if we die with honor).
https://newatlas.com/video-galactic-center-supermassive-black-hole-sagittarius-a/52941/

The mechanics of history.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/01/10/the-mechanics-of-history/

1930s Phillips radio factory. This is fascinating. (36 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcfMj_cqufc

1925 Making the Synchrophase in Grebeland. (Silent.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ovD5lX53Ck

Mullard! Cathode ray tube for the masses! “Oh! Oh! See how the gas jets move in and out to follow the contour of the bulb!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32yYfTVIzBE

Two tubes.
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/24/20/aa/2420aacfd84255a11668ed1bedd4f07d.jpg

“Reading Marx is certainly good advice for any teenager.”
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/218

Home Alone Groundhog Day.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/01/modern-day-sisyphus.html

Ultimate evil fail.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/01/voldemort.html

Gerco de Ruijter 2000 Google Earth aerial images of football fields to make a static montage. The sound is cool too.
https://vimeo.com/95944414

Oddly appealing German-language spastic hip-hop dance number.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qD5ExClRmg

How to dance all the new dances, including the graceful Watusi Wobble and the Franklyn’s Cigarettes Waltz.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/spank_your_blank_blank_funky_vintage_dance_step_instructions_including_the

How to operate behind enemy lines. Full film (61 minutes).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elxOHvowy-c

Beautiful calm cougar gets a bath and seems to like it. It’s probably drugged.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/05/How-to-Wash-A-Cougar/

Planet Coaster is a game where you design roller coasters. Hin Nya made this Aliens-theme one. It’s a 12 minute ride.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca3eYxZedD4

“Fuck you, Karen.”
http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_2469_what-you-said-vs.-what-you-should-have-said-side-by-side/

Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin’ town.
http://www.vintag.es/2017/12/29-color-found-snaps-of-chicago-in-1960s.html

Downsizing.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/06/The-History-of-Shrinking-People-in-Movies/

Die kleinen Pferde machen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoRJT9L-kf8

Cavalcade of Stars (Jerry Lester). Seminal television.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH-vMUVUlq0

Reimagining classical paintings for the present day. (This is what all forms of self mutilation –piercing, scarification, tattoos– look like to me. There’s this beautiful creature scribbled all over, and stuck through with nails, and with a pair of panties on her head.)
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/reimagining_classical_painting_for_the_present_day

And something good in the world. One small good thing. That’ll have to be enough for you.
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/hidden-gem-34th-street-subway-station-delight-urban-instrument-christopher-janney-468986923.html

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The angriest dog in the world.

     “The dog is so angry he cannot move. He cannot sleep. He can just barely growl. Bound so tightly with tension and anger, he approaches the state of rigor mortis.”

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2018-01-05) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Lovely guitar playing style. I understand that this tuning/playing technique benefits from a puff of lock graphite where the strings slide on the nut.
https://theawesomer.com/alexandr-misko-careless-whisper/460371/

The entire process of making a one-off guitar by hand. The commentary track.
https://theawesomer.com/making-goodall-guitar/460540/

“I don’t know /what/ these weird dish-things are, but I /like/ them.” “I do too!” A jolly tense moment. Spoiler: parrot shirt guy shoots first.
http://interactive.wxxi.org/sites/default/files/images/highlights/roadshow_tulsa_appraisal.jpg

About the Mellotron.
https://theawesomer.com/how-a-mellotron-works/459858/

1950s teevee quality control. My favorite part is the little cork knockers that bat the vacuum tubes during testing to make sure they’ll work right even if you bat them with little cork knockers. (That’s at just before six minutes in.) (And right after that, Queen Elizabeth herself heats a vacuum tube in a perforated coffee can to torture it into compliance.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxQS58t39_U

Witness the powah of this fully automated marshmallow factory.
https://theawesomer.com/how-a-mellotron-works/459858/

The angriest dog in the world.
http://www.lynchnet.com/angrydog/

/Dunkirk/ re-edited as a one-reel (eight-minute) silent film.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbIbchSteCI

I’ve admired Nina Conti since I found out about her by seeing her funny, sad, amazing film /Her Master’s Voice/. Here she is on stage with her little monkey puppet. (The one she tries but can’t bring herself to kill in the movie.)
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/01/dummy-hypnotises-ventriloquist.html

The perfect employee.
https://twitter.com/godi3/status/945956752515670016/video/1

Lives of the monster trucks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0QLdeIA2JM

Beautiful soon-to-be-extinct creatures.
https://www.boredpanda.com/endangered-animals-tim-flach/

“And God bless… the United Shleuhkhf.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZTn1UMs408

But it’s not like Calvinball, because Calvinball is fun for all players and it’s over in time for dinner.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/43093-the-game

Buckaroo Banzai exegesis.
https://theawesomer.com/importance-buckaroo-banzai/460479/

“My kid scribbled this with a crayon. Let’s just build it in real life.”
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/01/highway-interchange.html

If birds left tracks in the sky.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/01/photo-journal-birds-paths-migration-starling/

Edgy? Uncomfortable? Hot? Cold? All four? /Belly button magnets./
https://www.ladycareusa.com/

Ghost Sonata: an opera without words.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7l1qQuGGpo

Stay safe. Stay out! A cautionary vignette.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmnpI3-U99M

What is life?
https://theawesomer.com/what-is-life/460341/

First reaction: /Yeeech./ Secondly: Try it. You can do it. (Try it by yourself, to get good at it, then show the kids.)
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/01/forget-duck-face/

Galaxies. Vol. 2.
https://theawesomer.com/galaxies-vol-ii/460339/

Art.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJt8yDZqPeY

Siberian farm cats.
http://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2017/12/siberian-farm-cats.html

Sleeping elephant seal. It does that whole-face cheek-wobbling comical vaudeville snore-blatt that Mervin Gilbert brought down the house with as the Cowardly Lion in Gloriana Opera Company’s production of /The Wizard of Oz/. The effect is amplified by its nose being a big balloon filled with jello. Mervin did it with /acting/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E26zhrvNHyM

Thoughts and prayers.
https://i.redd.it/geizi6q56qxz.jpg

A boatload of fireworks plus a shitload of alcohol. What could go wrong? (With video.)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5224419/Terrigal-NYE-fireworks-disaster-barge-catches-fire.html

Carpenter’s dreidel, some kind of gauge, 6″ mohel knife, etc. (WordPress’ spellchecker keeps telling me dreidel is not spelled right. I know it is, but I just looked it up anyway and the Google dictionary’s definition is:  “A small four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side, used by Jews.” Used by Jews. That’s funny to me. Now look up /mayonnaise/.)
https://discourse-cdn.freetls.fastly.net/boingboing/uploads/default/original/3X/b/a/ba0db8438a0186ad7b8b1cad2d2e05288cf2ac74.jpg

Stabilized video of gas explosion, including flying tank-thing.
https://streamable.com/weuwu

Ham sandwich theorem explained by Hannah the mathematical redhead. No mayonnaise.
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/03/math-theorem-the-most-misshap.html

There’s a sandwich in this one too. Still no mayonnaise.
http://www.neatorama.com/neatogeek/2018/01/03/A-Look-At-The-Amazing-Models-Built-By-WETA-Workshop-For-Blade-Runner-2049/

Vitamin C and/or zinc don’t help prevent nor do they cure a cold. And neither does echinacea, Airborne(tm), Emergen-C(tm), homeopathy, nor any other expensive remedy or supplement or patent nostrum. You’re going to get better anyway.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/03/Why-Vitamin-C-And-Zinc-Dont-Help-Prevent-Or-Cure-Colds/

This is a stupid game.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/01/double-whammy-7/

Another stupid game. I think they might all be stupid games. This is a lot like the exhausted-bloody-pathetic old-married-couple prizefight between Apollo and Starbuck in BSG, but over and over, forever. Imagine living like that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcLvhN9tDmk

Why?
https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/cebb3e35bd7ab88debbfd499b0c0dbe7d899af14/403_0_4746_2849/master/4746.jpg?w=1900&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=5c94ed6e13277b2ccc94f9fac535e1b6

Please, come on. Please come on. Please! Come on! Please… come on. Etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtjgbMdFaYk

How they trick you.
https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/cebb3e35bd7ab88debbfd499b0c0dbe7d899af14/403_0_4746_2849/master/4746.jpg

Walking.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-continental-divide-trail-in-four.html

Deep.
http://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/how-deep-have-humans-dug-into-the-earth

This guy makes time-lapse video for a living. Here are clips of his favorite shots from last year. Pretty.
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/02/one-filmmakers-breathtaking.html

Wave motion.
https://beesandbombs.tumblr.com/post/134366721074/ok-couldnt-resist-remaking-this-old-chestnut-in

The moon is as dark as old asphalt all over.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-far-side-of-moon-is-dark-but-not-in.html

Why do the turtles bulge? And why are some light and some dark when they are all the same shade?
http://mentalfloss.com/article/523367/can-you-figure-out-why-turtles-bulge-optical-illusion

And wedding couture from the House of the Queen of Mars.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2017/12/07/vintage-muse-du-jour-the-queen-of-mars/

Everything must go!

     “If the short con is an anecdote, the long con is a novel. Essentially, a short con involves taking the pigeon for all the money he has on his person, while the long con sends him home to get more.” -Luc Sante

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-12-29) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

The latest SpaceX rocket launch (Falcon 9) seen from a distance, sped up to suit the modern attention span, because a /rocket/ isn’t fast enough anymore to suit us. Pretty, though. Also exciting for the chemtrails loons; this is the chemtrail from Hell for them.
https://vimeo.com/248591160

An impressive rhythmic edit of Star Wars clips to /War Pigs/.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/29/War-Pigs-Star-Wars-Version/

A paean to Doctor Bose (20 minutes well spent). Near the end, the MIT finance woman mists up a little bit, mainly, I think, because of the yummy $150 million bequest, though maybe she liked the guy some and was genuinely sorry he’s dead and misses him. It can be both.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6O3F8Po2UA

On the other hand, science can’t explain everything. Whereas religion can, though religion explains everything with /because I said so,/ or by the Mickey Spillane method: /”Shut up,” he explained./ (I know, it’s Ring Lardner, shut up.)
https://boingboing.net/2017/12/27/news-of-the-times-science-can.html

Pantone food.
https://laughingsquid.com/pantone-food-pairings/

Panto horses.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6aepl05D5c

The right-handed souls of the left-handed puppets.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/25/Sesame-Street-Puppeteers-Explain-How-They-Control-Their-Puppets/

Movie moments of 2017.
https://theawesomer.com/cinema-tribute-2017/459597/

Beth.
https://theawesomer.com/rick-morty-whos-real-beth/459727/

Scott Bradlee jazz-pianifies the Rick and Morty theme song.
https://theawesomer.com/rick-and-morty-jazz-edition/459599/

Carol of the Bells arranged for several six-foot-tall musical Tesla coils, robot drummer with flashlights for eyes, and flash strobe in bass drum.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8Dp7irp4EI

The Nietsche finger.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/217

Congratulations are in order.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/12/27/1727827/-Cartoon-Life-begins-at-incorporation

A new planet generator.
https://zarkonnen.itch.io/planet-generator

How we unroll.
https://theawesomer.com/tape-generations-2/459830/

“Prior to testing, ants were anesthetized in a 30-degree-Fahrenheit chamber until immobile. Samples were fixed at the mouth to a [centrifuge] disk using glue and accelerant with the head pointing towards the center of the disk.” “Micrographs of ruptured specimens revealed that failure occurs at the neck–head transition.” Get that, men? Failure occurs at the neck-head transition. Now get out there and don’t let that happen to you. Well, what are you all waiting for? Go! Go! Go!
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/26/Centrifugal-Research-Review/

A chart of the modern Brit’s worries and concerns.
https://wi-images.condecdn.net/image/ERqm23JPdpQ/crop/1440/landscape

The Russian woodpecker.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/12/the-russian-woodpecker.html

Coco the jolly dog.
https://www.boredpanda.com/coco-the-dog-ozan-draws-comics

John Divola: Dogs chasing my car in the desert.
http://www.americansuburbx.com/2011/09/john-divola-dogs-chasing-my-car-1995-1998.html

Everyone in this waffle restaurant just suddenly went crazy and attacked everyone else, kicking and punching and scratching and grabbing and screaming. You can see in the video how it gradually settles down as they all become exhausted. Nobody knows what started it. Some kind of gas, maybe. Something in the batter. /The Screwfly Solution/ by James Tiptree Jr., perhaps, or it could have been one of those alien monsters who hover up in a corner of the warp engine room and feed on rage brainwaves. But… /wait/ a minute. Why didn’t it affect the person (or creature) running the camera?
http://nbc4i.com/2017/12/28/cell-phone-video-shows-massive-brawl-inside-ohio-waffle-house

Little dumpers. There’s just no other way to say it.
https://theawesomer.com/no-way-say/459831/

The magnificent deer of Scotland in winter by John Betts.
https://www.boredpanda.com/winter-deer-photography-john-betts/

Further forest creatures.
https://laughingsquid.com/photos-of-animals-in-finnish-forest/

Tuba virtuoso. “That’s a ta-rumpet!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtspakRGSB8

Gunhild Carling! (!!!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQsESlGQtGY

E for effort.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5Ym_-uvgYM

Normal.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/12/how-extreme-things-become-normal.html

“By aid of stout truck.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/miss_plump

International eye chart of 1907.
https://boingboing.net/2017/12/24/an-international-eye-chart.html

Scottish power rangers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-URxeXFCuI

The Wypipo Awards.
https://www.theroot.com/the-2017-wypipo-awards-1821347209

Speaking of which, in everything like this –the hippo one, the water buffalo one, the sheep and the ducks and the goats ones, the emu one, the baby elephant one– the driver never just stops to let the animals stop freaking out. He always just keeps going and will often even speed up to threaten them more. Wouldn’t you stop the [motorbike, car, jeep, tractor, vehicle]?
https://laughingsquid.com/antelope-run-across-a-montana-highway/

Clouds.
https://laughingsquid.com/timelapse-of-cloud-inversion-forming-inside-grand-canyon/

Trains.
http://ciufciufs.tumblr.com/

Rerun: Art of Rob Gonsalves.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/a_window_into_another_world_the_magical_realist_paintings_of_rob_gonsalv

Dancin’.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTEXAtQrWnY

Flyin’
http://dulltooldimbulb.blogspot.fr/2017/12/vintage-women-who-fly-photograph.html

And the oo-oo ah-ah bird slowed down to be the WAAAAGH-WAAAAGH-WAAAAGH-WAAAAGH bird. This is probably more like it feels to the bird.
https://laughingsquid.com/kookaburra-bird-laughing-in-slow-motion/

The .gif of the magi. (Jackboots of Xmas.)

     “I am the ghost of Christmas future perfect conditional subjunctive [said the spirit]. I will show you what might be to have happened were you not to have changed your ways.”

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-12-22) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

The show ran 6.8 hours but this recording, beginning to end, is only 6.5 hours long. Eighteen missing minutes somewhere in there. Evidence of alien abduction? A flaw in the fabric of space and time? A loyal becurlered secretary’s obstruction of justice? No, no and no.

You know how I’m always saying how wrong it is for the so-called manager of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting Corp. (KZYX) to pay the local airpeople nothing at all for working at what every radio station is there for in the first place, and at the same time pay himself $60,000 a year for merely being the corporation’s hood ornament? And how I keep pointing out that there’s a program director to direct the programs, and an operations manager to manage the operations, and a bookkeeper to keep the books, and a business underwriting coordinator to coordinate the business underwriting, and a barefoot doofus to answer the phone in the office, and so on, and automation runs without anyone needed to watch it blink, and airpeople do their prep work and show up and do their shows, and a transmitter is more reliable than a refrigerator and requires even less attention nor maintenance, and the only thing all that leaves the pathetic fraud of a manager to do to “keep KZYX on the air”, as they say, is to somehow, I don’t know how, that’s up to him, but /somehow/ arrange barriers in his life so he never sleepwalks into the transmitter shack and kicks the plug out.

Well, at an hour-and-thirteen into last night’s Memo of the Air show (at KNYO) I stretched my long ballet-dancer’s legs out under the table and bumped the heavy end-box of the microphone snake, which silently tipped over onto a power strip switch, switching it off, which stopped my audio stream going out from what’s also the recording computer /and/ stopped my backup recorder (a video camera), and I only noticed because the laptop I play music from, also plugged into that same power strip, screen-blanks on a very short schedule to save power when on battery; it kept blanking, off to the right of the reading easel, and while I read whatever I was reading to no-one I kept autonomically flicking the trackball to light the computer screen again. Then, of course, problem noticed, problem solved, and three good things about all this: That thatch of wiring will be simplified, safe-ified and moved. The streaming/recording computer, which requires its own screen-blank-setting and other setup attention when reset, will be fixed so it doesn’t and put on a backup power unit. And this was a good real-life test of the system Sid Cooperider and Govinda recently upgraded at KMEC, which faithfully continued with Memo of the Air instantly it re-became available.

So I’m not gonna stop saying that true thing and other true things that need to be known about KZYX, which breaks down as often as KNYO does but costs /$600,000 a year/ more to do it (fifty fucking times more, and much of that taxpayers’ money, and still not paying the airpeople for their work), but I’ll be smiling with not only both sides of my mouth now but with the original side that was always going up and down a little continuing to do that when I say it because the story has a new facet to what makes it if not darkly then dimly funny. There, see how it always makes a joke better when you explain it, especially when you do it in a self-deprecating, wry manner?

Last night was a pretty good show, by the way. Lots of valuable information, local writing, callers from distant lands, irony, pathos, polyphony, epiphony, synecdoche , hubris, polyphony. That’s two polyphonies, that’s enough. And you’ll find I cleverly spliced the recording so you don’t even notice the Nixonian/Saganian missing eighteen minutes. See what I do for you?

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

2017, the year in review, from the position of a man greeting his friend who has been out of touch because in the sea for a year. Not out to sea, in the sea.
https://theawesomer.com/2017-short-film/459005/

Rerun: Bad lip reading of The Empire Strikes Back.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/12/hostiles-on-hill-bad-lip-reading-of.html

Pendula swing like the pendula do.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/12/pendulum-art.html#comment-form

Hourglasses of sheep. Time is ticking, sheeple.
https://laughingsquid.com/drone-footage-of-sheep-being-herded/

“Margaret, I swear to God…”
https://laughingsquid.com/bitcoin-parody-commercial/

116 Soviet Xmas cards.
http://savok.name/116-starye_otkrytki.html

Godless Russkies’ war on Xmas.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/01/fairytale-like-christmas-celebration-in.html

And how the Nacirema do it.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/gabrielsanchez/this-is-how-americans-celebrate-christmas

A Lux Interior Christmas Tape Compilation: “/Jesus fuck! It’s Christmas!/” (With downloadable Side 1 and Side 2.
https://wfmuichiban.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/jeezus-fuck-its-christmas-lux-interior.html

Photos of Xmas past.
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/12/pictures-of-christmas-past/549023/

Why are you out of uniform, soldier?
https://flashbak.com/vintage-christmas-cringe-families-matching-holiday-pajamas-391766/

The Wizard of Oz.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/wondermark-on-corporate-punishment-childrens-tales-idealism-v-pragmatism/

For when you actually want to smell and taste like an ashtray. (Remember ashtrays? They used to be everywhere. Every public building, every waiting room. Next to the door in the grocery store. In dashboard /and/ door armrests of cars. And remember how they had those mechanical chrome ones on a stand, that were exactly as tall as you were,  with a button on top that you’d push down and the inside would spin, right next to your eye?) (That’s what I don’t understand about these fidget spinner toys. Why don’t they spin when you squeeze them? There’s your million dollar idea. Children like to push on things and squeeze things.) (Though the videos of using a jet of compressed air to make them go 22,000 rpm and explode are interesting.) Right, smell like a sexy ashtray, sorry, here’s what to buy:
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/cigarette_perfume

Water as smoke. Rivers in Iceland.
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3890/32899089570_c4a17079fc_o.jpg

The gayest cake ever, please. Gay cake. Laugh and be gay, and have your cake and eat it too.
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/12/19/hamilton-bakery-crafts-rainbow-confection-after-couple-requests-gayest-cake-ever.html

Branson Reese comix.
http://www.collegehumor.com/post/7044504/branson-reese-comics

And because of all the sandwiches there. This is an example of human labor of crushing boredom holding its own in comparison with robots doing everything so people are free to transcend the mundane and learn to play a musical instrument or ride a skateboard or whatever you choose to do. Or abuse opioids. They’re saying that’s all the robots’ fault, but I don’t think it is. And a merry Xmas to you, son. Get a job. I hear there are jobs in sandwiches.
https://boingboing.net/2017/12/19/worlds-most-depressing-semi.html

A Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman Hannukah.

     “Yes, thank you, Kozue, if you say Hannukah over and over a bunch of times it sounds like a washing machine. But it’s like that with a lot of words. With every word. You’ll find that out, and drum it to death, and get tired of that too, and the next thing, and the thing after that. And then eventually you’ll be old and your own little grandchild will kick your foot and startle you awake and tell you about Hannukah and washing machines, and you’ll nod and smile and tell her to go in the kitchen and show her mother, and that’s how it works. Go on.”

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-12-15) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it *this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.  Though if the thought of a clean internet experience, free of intrusive ads, appeals to you I recommend free uBlock Origin. For Chrome. For Firefox. Or for Safari and Opera and so on. It just installs and works. And later on if there’s something you want to look at that’s being blocked, you can click it off and look. I used to use Bluhell Firewall in Firefox, but they aren’t compatible with each other anymore, and uBlock Origin works just as well if not better. Just don’t confuse it for uBlock, because uBlock Origin and uBlock are two different programs from two different companies of people. Like Greek Orthodox Christianity and the Roman kind and the Baptists (say BAB-tuss), like Kleenex and Pyrex, Korla Pandit and Pandit Ray, lightning and the lightning bug, they might be related, and they might even be interchangeable, but they’re not the same.

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

Scale model.
https://boingboing.net/2017/12/12/building-a-scale-model-of-our.html

Amputee model.*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWDe-eFWT9w

*”Not ever to dance again.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/not_ever_to_dance_again

Domino theory.
https://theawesomer.com/smarter-every-day-dominoes/457887/

Here’s the deal.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=121117

Stranger Things bad lip reading.
https://theawesomer.com/stranger-things-bad-lip-reading/457523/

What killed Lenny Bruce is as old as America itself.
https://boingboing.net/2017/12/11/john-wilcock-allen-ginsberg.html

Real life. “You did not know that?” *crickets* (You might have to click on the image to make it start playing. And if it’s already playing, you might have to click on it to turn the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/TheLeadCNN/status/940704581742419969/video/1

Lonely weird sounds ice makes whether there’s anyone around or not.
https://theawesomer.com/laser-lake/458177/

The lion.
https://vimeo.com/245690695

The second-to-last Jedi.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/08/The-Second-to-Last-Jedi/

Monsters, demons, devils, naked women, brains in jars, giant robots, giant honkytonk winged-eyeball tentacle thing, Donald Trump in a hood, in flames, etc.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/monsters_demons_devils_and_donald_trump_the_art_of_dave_lebow

Alex Jones New World Order remix.
http://www.nerdcore.de/2017/12/12/alex-jones-new-world-order-remix/

62 atomic bomb test videos that were a huge pinky-swear secret up to last week. Apparently now it can be told.
https://newatlas.com/declassified-nuclear-test-videos-released/52630/

The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly.*
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/12/13/mysterious-ways/

*And its undecipherable 70-page user’s manual. It looks like handwritten Irathient language in Defiance.
https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/book-7-dispensation-9898

And the winner is…
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/42895-and-this-week-s-sexual-harasser-is

Francois Tremblay’s selection of three Wondermark comics.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2017/12/12/wondermark-on-commercial-success-male-novels-ultra-rationalism/

Matchbox label art. Scroll down.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/chetart?section_id=20382669

Enrique Torres-Prat’s vision of Vampirella.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_man_who_painted_vampirella_the_hypnotic_artwork_of_enrique_torres-prat

Rudolpho doesn’t owe you /squat/, you tyrannical prick. (Not you, reader. You’re not a tyrannical prick. It’s Santa.) (Or maybe you are. I don’t care. It takes all kinds.) (I just always identified with Rudolf because of my great honking hammer of a schnoz.) (And this just reminded me– I used to do a trick for the Whale School kids where I put two penlights up my nose and breathed in and out to make it pump and flash. Try that.)
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/12/rudolphs-response.html

Pogo: Fmaa.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtfKVoUYzyE

A capella Star Wars music medley.
https://theawesomer.com/star-wars-capella-medley/458023/

This guy made a flying model Enterprise-D out of foam-core craft material (with running lights, and lighted deflector dish). He’s finished working and finally throws it into the air at three minutes in. It doesn’t fly very well, but it flies at all, and that’s impressive. And there are other things next to it in the queue that look promising: a flying Star Destroyer as big as a car, a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, and more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFzu5ALdS7Q

A slightly pre-Xmastime traditional rerun: The Bloody Olive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CS7sdva_K0

Wow, Gunhild Carling!
https://theawesomer.com/happy-10-instruments/457601/

I think this is an advertisement for some kind of old-person drug that obviously works. (You might have to click on the image to make it start playing. And if it’s already playing, you might have to click on it to turn the sound on. It depends.)
https://twitter.com/yashar/status/937859856970797057

The slippy dance. Do the slippy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U4ajxMvl_4

Experimenting with surplus airbags.
https://theawesomer.com/inside-an-airbag/457522/

How religion works.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/12/facadism-explained.html

How capitalism works.
https://boingboing.net/2017/12/13/im-just-a-bill-up-on-capit.html

How the digestive system works.
https://laughingsquid.com/how-the-human-digestive-system-works/

The midnight parasites.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_midnight_parasites_yoji_kuris_surreal_bosch_inspired_animation

“I don’t delight in /anyone’s/ demise, but AAAAAAACK! G’bye, girl! Ha ha!” Honest television.
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/cnns-angela-rye-says-bye-girl-to-omarosa-in-the-most-hilarious-way-possible/

Why to use the kind of Xmas tree stand that keeps the stump end of it always in water.
https://theawesomer.com/watered-tree-vs-dry-tree/457663/

Why to never put lights on a palm tree.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5149315/palm-tree-christmas-lights/

Use your math. The building is 80 meters high. How long is the dragon?
https://laughingsquid.com/pink-buddhist-temple-with-17-story-green-dragon/

And Zatoichi vs. Predator.
https://theawesomer.com/zvp/457841/

A musical adventure.

Some things got gaziggled about my setup at Juanita’s, so I asked for permission to play an hour of music on KNYO by remote, to make sure everything will work tomorrow night for Memo of the Air, also by remote, not from Franklin Street in Fort Bragg. (Hint: it’s working like a champ. The noise you hear in the background during the intro is the hose-type hair dryer under the blankets to heat up the bed.)

There’s some odd material here. William Shatner’s shatneriffic cover of /Garbage Man/. /Carry On, My Wayward Son/ on two cellos, viola and bluegrass fiddle. Johnny Winter at Woodstock. Julie London, /Somebody Loves Me/. A heavy metal version of Toto’s /Africa/. Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike), /My Dog’s In Love With Your Dog/. By the end, /Ga-den Badoo/, /Woyahoo/, /I’m Afraid of You/, then /Inka Dinka Doo/. You know all the words to all these songs. Don’t be ashamed to sing out loud. You have the music in you.

Here it is, via MediaFire, if you like getting things that way.

And, thanks to Hank Sims’ of Lost Coast Outpost, here’s a direct one-click link.

Right now, as I write, I’m in the middle of putting together tomorrow night’s show. Just in case you didn’t know, KMEC has expanded the time they give to my show, so now when I start at 9pm on KNYO, KMEC is right there on it too, and stays on it until… that’s still being worked out. Maybe they’ll drop off at 3am, maybe they’ll stay on till four, or even later. I don’t care; it’s a week after the first show starting on both stations at the same time, and I’m still fricking thrilled at this improvement. This is at least 3/4 of the radios I used to be able to reach on KMFB, and all those radios are older now, wiser, less likely to fly off the handle and pull some cruddy stunt that could cost you the election.

Speaking of which, IN OTHER HAPPY NEWS, how about the black voter bitch-slap trouncing refreshingly not crazy (yet) Doug Jones gave that right-wing white-supremacist homophobic misogynist mall-creep pedophile ass-clown –and sore loser– Roy Moore, hey? See that? The whole /world/ isn’t crazy. Have a treat for yourself. Hot chocolate, maybe. Woyahoo!

The fruitcake of knowledge of good and evil.

     “So there I stood in line at Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility, the aroma of tuna hotdish permeating the church basement, waiting for Mrs. Magendanz to finish carefully carving pieces of warm apple pie and place each one gently on a paper plate, and I found myself staring at the back of Myrtle Krebsbach’s dress, her long dark hair falling gracefully on her shoulders. I thought back to that time, a few years ago, when we found ourselves together sharing a cigarette behind the Statue of the Unknown Norwegian while we waited for the city council meeting to begin, and as the soft light of autumn sunset disappeared behind the horizon and the whippoorwills began their crepuscular trills, I reached out and firmly took hold of her bosom in my hands and said, HONK! …And then I said to Mrs. Krebsbach, “If you ever tell anyone about this, I will kill you and throw your body in the lake, and you will never work in radio again.”

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-12-08) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

And thanks to the fine folks at KMEC-LP Ukiah /this/ particular show ran live there too, from the beginning at 9pm, not waiting till midnight to be included as had been the way. They had a meeting at KMEC, all unbeknownst to me, and apparently some people spoke up on my behalf, and they had to change things anyway because of upgrading and the aftermath of the fire and connections chaos and all, and they just changed it, just like that, and told me. So, progress. Thank you, Joel Thompson, Ed Nieves, Sid Cooperider, Alicia Bales, /the/ Govinda, and others at KMEC for this improvement and opportunity.

It seems to have worked okay. KMEC left about 20 minutes before I signed off KNYO at about 4:05 a.m. but the very end of the show I’ll always be running an old-time radio play while I clean up my mess and make the studio presentable for the next person, so if losing KMEC at that point is the most likely thing to go wrong electrically and it happens again once in awhile in future shows, and nothing else goes wrong, who could ask for anything more?

This show is a little more uneven than usual, due to I don’t know what, nervousness, probably, but that’s the good thing about your getting the recording. You can skip right past anything that doesn’t interest you personally, or that you’re embarrassed for me about, or that grates on your nerves, and find something that does interest you. It won’t hurt my feelings, and it’s so kind of you to even worry about that. You’re a good person to care about others that much, in general, or to care about me in particular at all, after what I said to /you/, whatever that was. See, I don’t even remember. You’re that much better than /I/ am, and good for you. Good for you.

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

Lightning in slow motion. Turn the video quality up until it stops working right, then back off a bit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBYZpsbu9ds

Good at it.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2017/12/05/concrete-finishing/

Or you could call these guys. They have a machine that makes it perfect. Really smooths it down.
http://www.amyoops.com/2017/12/oops.html

Fur Elise on wineglass harp.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47TGXJoVhQ8

How religion works.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/05/Porcelain/

The magic roses.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-magic-roses-1906/

Two magicians.
https://theawesomer.com/battle-of-the-geeks/456525/

How Two Balloons got the ocean.
https://theawesomer.com/stop-motion-ocean/456630/

Salt labyrinth.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/12/07/a-way-through/

Glass.
http://dailyoftheday.com/music-of-the-day-glass-armonica/

What’s the best version of Peter and the Wolf?
https://www.theawl.com/2017/12/whats-the-best-version-of-peter-and-the-wolf/

On your deathbed.
https://theawesomer.com/thoughts-from-your-deathbed/457108/

Best of Web, 10.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/12/zapatou-best-of-web-10.html

Awake ye scary great Olde Ones.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccefqYQWtdA

What the parrot saw.
http://www.adweek.com/creativity/the-foul-mouthed-parrots-in-this-new-psa-are-no-laughing-matter/

Silence is violence.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/silence_is_violence_social_justice_kittens_2018_calendar

How much corn could a corn duck horn if a corn duck could horn corn? (He shouldn’t talk while it’s eating. It looks up like, /What?/ It’s rude. Let it eat in peace.)
https://laughingsquid.com/duck-eats-bowl-of-corn/

Bacon slicing machine.
https://laughingsquid.com/pepperoni-bacon-sliced-at-extremely-high-speeds/

Math art.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland/gallery/2014/may/14/beauty-visions-mathematics-pictures

The carol of the chairs.
http://wondermark.com/c1362/

Gifified (say JIFF-uh-fod) Japanese woodblock prints.
https://www.designboom.com/art/japanese-ukiyo-e-gifs-animation-08-18-2015/

Ugly Renaissance babies. (Technically, renaissance means new beginning/ new birth, so.
http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2017/12/ugly-renaissance-babies.html

The titles on the cards have nothing to do with the episode of Outer Limits the picture comes from. Other than that, great.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/monsters_the_outer_limits_trading_cards

Piano-wire spring-reverb memory. OH! AMAZING!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BIx2x-Q2fE

That.
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/02/technicolor-at-100/385039/

And that! and that! and that!
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-movies-of-2017.html

Don Martin comic strip sounds.
http://www.madcoversite.com/dmd-alphabetical.html

GoPro camera falls off crashing race car, lodges in grass, eerily captures car flipping over it in the air.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=90&v=gRWz8Hj-ngY

Stainless steel wire fairies.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/07/dramatic-stainless-steel-wire-fairies-by-robin-wight/

Slap.
https://theawesomer.com/soap-opera-slaptacular/456629/

David Youngblood’s nominee for cinema’s greatest scene. An essay with illustrative examples.
http://seveninchesofyourtime.com/cinemas-greatest-scene-casablanca-and-la-marseillaise/

Spy stories for dummies.
https://boingboing.net/2017/12/06/the-trump-team-starring-in-sp.html

This piece of shit couldn’t get hired to introduce drunken British vacationers at a karaoke bar. Would /you/ hire him?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOopC74DcXs

Blackface fashion masks of the 1500s. And 1600s. It’s called a vizard.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/wearing_a_vizard_kept_women_pale_and_interesting_in_the_16th_and_17th_centu

What an interesting kind of animal. What do you suppose he’s thinking?
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/12/pied-tamarin.html

A selection of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comics.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/saturday-morning-breakfast-cereal-on-compatibilism-pregnancy-fetishes-pick-up-artists/

Flickr’s top 25 photos of 2017.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/flickr/galleries/72157688116208652/?rb=1

Time traveling Instagrammer stuck in the 1950s.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2017/11/30/this-time-travelling-instagrammer-got-stuck-somewhere-in-the-1950s/

The Southern California fires from very far away, very close, the ground, the air, every way.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5154893/California-wind-fire-danger-hits-unprecedented-high.html

And space. Pretty.
https://www.flickr.com/people/kevinmgill/

A KNYO Chinese cheesecake gift basket.

     “Fall is the annual middle finger this country gives Native Americans.”

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-12-01) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

Cynthia Frank of QED Press and Cypress House Press came in and read from her own and John Fremont’s work. Ellie Cooney called and read her /Teenage Wasteland/ story. Scott Peterson, Alex Bosworth, Ezekiel Krahlin all called. Even so, I read almost all of what I brought to read, and played another episode of Candy Matson, Girl Detective, so I didn’t get out of there until 5am, and then there’s the drive home, and the computer housekeeping I have to do when I get there. So that’s why this update is later than usual. Just to let you know. It’s a pretty good show. A fountain of information. Like those firehose fountains in front of a casino, but for your brain.

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

David Jones’ collection of writing and art, including napkin art, from the old Seagull Cellar Bar, and more.
http://www.thinkinthemorning.com/

Love in space.
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/29/sci-fi-short-film-orbit-ev.html

Your amazing molecular machines. All seventy gazillion of them.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/27/Your-Amazing-Molecular-Machines/

All of this weird Cthulhunian macaroni is a single mosquito’s foot. And there are literally 100 quadrillion mosquitoes in the world, each with six of these.
https://imgur.com/pO4ta8o

And the feet aren’t the part than injects you with diseases. That would be /this/ part, digging around in your flesh in search of a blood vessel to tap, like the so-called manager and office people of KZYX, for example, who suck $300,000 (!) out of the radio station for themselves every year and don’t pay the airpeople who do the actual work of radio, preparing and doing their shows all year long, all together, even a single red penny. But they /so/ appreciate their dedication.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbXSPacvuak#at=20

Bacon.
http://www.baconsizzling.com/

Ho de doh, dinosoh.
https://i2.wp.com/bitsandpieces.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Saying-goodbye-Butterfly….jpg

Beagle slowed down.
https://theawesomer.com/beaglesaurus-rex/455883/

Ba-LOOO-guz.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/11/drone-footage-of-beluga-whales.html

A lovely sad story about a musician.
https://theawesomer.com/dissonance/455633/

Another winner from Symphony of Science.
https://theawesomer.com/the-nature-of-sound/455597/

Cockatoo talking shite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUNECHCKWBc

It’s that squishyhead guy again.
https://laughingsquid.com/parasitic-endeavours/

The ladder.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dTYlXDQs1s

The inflation calculator. Fill in the year and dollar numbers and press /calculate/.
http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

If ancient wisdom is better than modern wisdom, then this cure for colds, that involves plugging electricity directly into your nose, is /years/ better than so-called biodynamic farming with its gluten-free magical cow-horn new-age spirit-trap moon-in-Sagittarius compost shrines. And in fact it turns out to be. Better.
https://books.google.com/books?id=vt4DAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA3&rview=1&pg=PA356#v=onepage&q&f=false

Surreal gifs by Nicolas Monterrat.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/11/surreal-animated-photos-and-artworks-by-nicolas-monterrat/

Checking in with Trump voters.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/42766-checking-in

Thank you for not breeding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abDpktpk7Is

How we get giant telescope mirrors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-lBKuHqHk0

The geese are the boss. The geese have the right of way. Honk-honk honk.
https://www.facebook.com/andrew.billington.12935/videos/144740116283678/

Fluidization. Specifically, fluidized sand.
https://theawesomer.com/liquid-sand-hot-tub/455922/

Fluidized white people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCm0BBuZ8-U

Ow! That Carol is such a scamp.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLD0MvfcTRA

Comcast then and now.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/11/comcast-on-net-neutrality/

Florida governor Rick Scott’s consultant is not fucking a mannequin with an ice penis. “Look, it’s not what it looks like!” he insists, as he thrusts his fists against the post, and still insists he sees the ghost.
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/28/political-consultant-swears-fl.html

Cute little tough guys and dolls.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/they_live_by_night_photos_of_gangsters_prostitutes_drag_queens_from_tokyos_

A one-minute movie about a doomsday prepper.
https://boingboing.net/2017/12/01/one-minute-movie-about-a-dooms.html

And an impressive slightly tech-augmented though mostly traditional magic routine.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/11/agt-a-pretty-impressive-illusion/

Der Yiddische Thorgellen.

     “In their last meeting, the day before his death on April 29, 1875, she visits the count who is a bedridden invalid, effectively rubbishing the story of his lusty demise on the Champs-Élysées.” -Rhys Griffiths

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-11-24) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio Thorgellen Special ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Flying like in a dream, but real.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/20/Weightless-Jean-Baptiste-Chandelier/

The molecular shape of you. (This works fine on the radio, but it’s hard to follow without the on-screen lyrics.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8FAJXPBdOg

Undersea snow bunnies. Technically they are a kind of slug, and the cute bunny ears are their nose-tongues.
https://www.boredpanda.com/cute-bunny-sea-slug-jorunna-parva/

Della Reese is dead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8EmoMV7Ijo

The Medieval city generator. (Try the different options: size and style and house view and so on.)
https://watabou.itch.io/medieval-fantasy-city-generator

A great big hand. And another great big hand. Put ‘er there. (Alternatively) Let’s have a great big hand for these great big hands.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/05/giant-hand-sculptures-around-world.html

Atomic hair.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/atomic_hairdos

The art of Jose Luis Lopez Galvan.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_surreal_and_weird_paintings_of_jose_luis_lopez_galvan

The art of Catrin Welz-Stein.
http://lustik.tumblr.com/post/167523640942/art-by-catrin-welz-stein

Thankful.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/11/thankful_23.html

Here’s why not to go with the low bidder for those little bolts. Pay a bit more. Get the good ones.
http://78.media.tumblr.com/ebab999e7e44195a7e22c39bc126e018/tumblr_oiajy8RRBc1qz6f9yo5_1280.jpg

How they dress there.
https://designyoutrust.com/2016/11/mattia-passarini-creates-powerful-portraits-of-people-living-in-remote-places/

Rerun: Addams Family Thanksgiving (from Addams Family Values).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VbYZDohsHk

Cave women in film, and the surprisingly unified vision of costumers as to how cave women dressed, as well as various casting staff’s idea of generic cave woman skin-tone, shape and form.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/prehistoric_cheesecake_a_look_at_the_curvaceous_cavewomen_of_b-movie_cinema

Gothic architecture considered as zoetropic bongo drummers.
https://vimeo.com/239282032

Episodes in the history of cigarette eyes.
http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2015/04/episodes-in-the-history-of-cigarette-eyes.html

This guy. He’s just angry all the time. He has a nice life, interesting work, a planet to invade and subjugate, countless prospects to impregnate and/or mind-control and/or consume. Why can’t he be happy?
https://www.google.com/search?q=invasion+of+the+saucer+men+art&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiW_b6vrs7XAhXKjlQKHe3VCdgQ_AUICigB&biw=1031&bih=845

“Hey! It’s just some rich guy!” (This reminds me of the Gary Larson /Far Side/ cartoon where a cow in the middle of a bunch of other cows looks up, startled, and says, “Hey! This is grass. We’ve been eating /grass!/”)
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/22/i-have-a-feeling-tax-cuts-for.html

Spit-turned cake. Spit cake.
http://www.neatorama.com/neatolicious/2017/11/24/A-Cake-That-Demands-an-Oven-of-Its-Own/

The McKnelly megalith. Fun to say.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/23/This-2000-lb-Sculpture-Was-Made-To-Be-Moved-With-One-Fingertip/

A story about cars. A ride in (a replica of) the first (internal combustion engine) car. I like how when you’re going about ten miles an hour in this thing it clearly feels like a fast wild ride, so when the lady engineer slightly turns the tiller the announcer guy cries out, /Aaaah!/
https://laughingsquid.com/worlds-first-car/

Men outstanding in their field. /Aaaah!/
https://imgur.com/IdE4grQ

The bean drop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OSmP_KPges

Jacqueline Auriol, the first woman to break the sound barrier, in 1953. Read the article and watch both videos.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/17/1697259/-The-Other-Jackie

The Mermaid.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-mermaid.html

The Mermaid bit in Flight of the Conchords.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZLhUik0tSU

Synchronized swimming sketch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YNFGmhHWg0

The Darling Mermaid Darlings (from /Pushing Daisies/).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv0klnEAZmM

The Mos Eisley cantina band song on crank.
https://theawesomer.com/cantina-organ-band/454689/

A talented looping musician and singer, enjoying herself just foofing around, wowing you.
https://theawesomer.com/kawehi-covers-bjork/454766/

Kettling.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/42671-authoritarian-funnies-kettling

Maybe a little butter would help, or olive oil, or a can opener.
http://www.amyoops.com/2017/11/getting-out-of-car.html

When a person and car fit.
http://78.media.tumblr.com/20ade575db7b9881438c04eaa547b70a/tumblr_odokskQlTP1qz6f9yo5_1280.jpg

Another nice thing about Canada: while you wait fifteen minutes to see the doctor for free, just out of the blue, on your lunch hour (that’s a whole paid hour) you can wander around in a city park that looks like this. (Instead of, in the U.S., paying thousands of dollars to a medical insurance company to wait three months for a dermatologist appointment, /sleeping/ in a park that’s a patch of dead grass on a median divider with a plaque dedicating it to the piss-water beer company that paid for the curb around it.)
https://imgur.com/FBZbYFR

PsyWar, award-winning documentary film about propaganda. Everybody wants to see it. It will change your life and smash the enemies of decency and protect little children and make you attractive.
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/20/anti-propaganda-classic-psyw.html

Rerun: “Chromatic twinkles.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Usd3_fbq8

The key sniffer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZX6hopxM7Y

Who’s a good dog?
https://twitter.com/scott_kerr/status/931304549222150144

A hornet’s nest.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/11/yellowjacket-horrorshow.html

And Jenn asked for pictures of weird stuff in people’s parents’ house. Just keep slowly scrolling down. Thousands more will load ahead of you. (My favorite is the wall-mounted dead ceramic goose head-and-neck spilling out of, and being the thumb handle for, a coffee chalice made of the rest of the dead ceramic goose… Unfortunately I’ve lost it now and can’t find it again, or I’d give you a link straight to that. Tch.)
https://twitter.com/jenndangerous/status/933752246088749062

A little something to take the edge off.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The lie your character believes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iceland.
https://vimeo.com/239848449

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The bones of ancient knuckleheads.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Small things burn up, big things burn down.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eclaircissement. Lore of the arcane whizzer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

A Sears catalog of target-rich environments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boobs of Mona Lisa.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hazard.
https://gfycat.com/pastsoggykilldeer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Les fourmis de Chladni.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scotland.
https://vimeo.com/230747958

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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