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Der Yiddische-Yiddische kovboy.

    “We’ll get there. Don’t worry. Ya know, the people during the Blitz shook their fist at the skies and shouted, COME ON, YA ZULUS, DO YOUR WORST!'” -Commander Michael (Lucky Jack, Hendo) Henderson

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-05-17) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Dali! Scroll down to the demo video. “You like a selfie with Dali? But of course.”
https://uproxx.com/life/selfie-dali-museum-st-petersburg-florida-ai/

The soul crystal.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/reproduction.html

Finalists for the title of 1961 Culver City Fiesta La Ballona Queen.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/culver_city_fiesta_la_ballona_queen

For people who like old train tracks. It’s peaceful. Except for the police siren that warns dogs off the track; that probably annoys people, but it’s better than squishing a dog in half. I backed over my employer’s old cat in the driveway once and it was terrible. Oh, jeez. So sad. Poor little Charlie.
https://theawesomer.com/minivan-railway/486426/

“Are you kidding? Yes, I left art school right after that.” “The Vatican didn’t accept it because I had put holes in the eyes. They asked me, Can you fill them in? You know, the Pope has a certain image to uphold. I said /no/.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfMjXuKY_Zk

French movie car stunts. Kinetic. I recognize some of these. There’s a bit of Lucy in there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibu-BWdaTGs

That’s a 6 horsepower lawnmower motor. Kickass presentation, too.
https://jalopnik.com/wrenching-hero-installs-120-lawnmower-engine-into-dodg-1834692410

Sexy weasels in Renaissance art.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Sexy-Weasels-in-Renaissance-Art/

Now’s the chance to do it. Why not?
https://www.dezeen.com/2019/05/03/notre-dame-glass-roof-spire-cathedral-miysis-studio/

The only drum solo your family will every need. (Besides that other one with the adorable little girl.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1BNRvPVGqY

They grade. The beef.
https://www.si.com/more-sports/2019/05/09/collegiate-meat-judging-big-12-texas-tech-mark-miller-taylor-schertz

Frontier psychiatrist.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/frontier-psychiatrist.html

Literally put your nose on the black dot.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/05/magic-illusion/

How flying buttresses work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiX2amY7G-I

And Leon Russell invented liquid paper so he’s not only still alive (77 years old) but filthy rich and married to Bjork’s daughter Thistle.
https://xkcd.com/2149/

The terrible risk of vaccines.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/how-high-is-risk-of-vaccine-side-effects.html

Here’s what’s going on every time a mosquito bites you. It’s not really /biting/. It’s drilling in a straw, injecting anticoagulant and all manner of contagion, and drinking your milkshake. Take a tip: when a mosquito is on you, control your smite reaction and let it finish. The amount of blood lost is negligible. Let it suck out all the bad stuff it just stuck in you. When it slowly, drunkenly flies away, /that’s/ when to clap your hands together and make an end of it. Then wash your hands, don’t just wipe them on your pants. And never touch your own eye, nor use another person’s toothbrush or woodwind mouthpiece. Eating while sitting on the toilet is fine, though. The toilet might be the cleanest place in your house; it’s way cleaner than a grocery trolley or gas nozzle or computer keyboard.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/05/how-a-mosquito-finds-and-pierces-a-blood-vessel/

Saxophone deliverance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDovDcFPWRE

Bjork.
https://theawesomer.com/bjork-tabula-rasa/524099/

Another thing to show your idiot friend who insists astrology isn’t bullshit.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/05/why-planets-go-retrograde.html

The latest in Alyssa Limperis’ this is my mom series. Click the sound on.
https://twitter.com/alyssalimp/status/1126895460054994944

Phone accessories of the old days.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3RaCer964U

“Courtney now boasts a 59-inch bottom.”
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/fabulous/4247215/model-59-inch-bum-begs-doctor-help-illegal-fillers-injected-plumping-parties-side-effects/

This one can queef at will. I guess it’s like Janis Joplin said: You only gotta do one thing well to make it in this world. And then Howard says, “Ya know, I was watching you, you remind me of a pool pump.” Exactly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tjcONOVjjs

The ladies will just love it.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/15/the-ladies-will-just-love-geor.html

Gallery of props and production stills and drawings from Forbidden Planet up for auction. And don’t call me Shirley.
https://newatlas.com/props-forbidden-planet-auction/59625/

And then, “The system isn’t broken. It was designed that way.”
https://www.reddit.com/r/LateStageCapitalism/comments/bpiqyb/seems_about_right/

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De nuovo il canto di trionfo del Porcellino Rosso.

    “A pig who doesn’t fly is just an ordinary pig.” -Sophocles

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-05-10) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Demo of a clever animation technique based on rivers of scooters and riders.
https://theawesomer.com/multiverse/523835/

The world below.
https://theawesomer.com/the-world-below/509218/

Art.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/myths_of_the_near_future_the_collage_artwork_of_julien_pacaud

Should the Avengers impeach Thanos?
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/08/endgame-should-the-avengers-i.html

Fixed. They should just drop this section over the original; it’s way better.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/obi-wan-vs-darth-fixed.html

Fourteen Montreal artists each imagine a pinball machine in their own style. I like the tiger one.
https://theawesomer.com/mtl-pinball/523209/

Oh, the Dimensions You’ll Go.
https://www.cbr.com/superheroes-childrens-books-gallery/

Giangrade – Free to Roam.
https://theawesomer.com/giangrande-free-to-roam/523210/

In short: The woman wants to show off eating a live octopus, which brings it near her face. Oh, dear. Oh, well. See what that feels like, honey? (This reminds me of a video I saw years ago of a delighted creepy-happy family, children, old people, regular grownups, all laughing their heads off as they cut up and serve to each other a live octopus in a loud, crowded restaurant. Let me try to find that…*)
http://shanghaiist.com/2019/05/08/chinese-live-steamer-tries-to-eat-octopus-alive-nearly-gets-her-face-ripped-off/

*I can’t find it. Did I only imagine it or dream it? But I found /this/. The little girl doesn’t want it, and I think it’s more than just the yuck factor. I think she’s doing some sophisticated ethical calculations here. I think she’s wondering if the big people might do that to /her/, which is a perfectly reasonable concern. I think she’s /imagining/ them doing it to /her/. Look at her face.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcICk4FbPt4

“Just radioactive enough.”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/cold-cream-ad.html

What tattoo?
https://petapixel.com/2018/07/09/wet-plate-photography-makes-tattoos-disappear/

“We took off and then lightning struck the plane,” he said.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9008902/russia-plane-emergency-landing-airport/

The wreck in the meadow.
https://www.deviantart.com/fantasio/art/Forgotten-Spaceship-at-the-Meadow-796757651

Athens, Greece.
https://vimeo.com/305483837

The story of the cruel mother.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrXrgUjg8H0

Kiwi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs

Fish eats birds out of the air.
https://www.theava.com/archives/101187

I don’t know if you ever saw the gentle triumphant animated short /The Man Who Planted Trees/, but this is just like that, except in real life:
https://mymodernmet.com/sebastiao-salgado-forest/

The Man Who Planted Trees. (30 min.)
https://vimeo.com/19426214

The myth of the immortal white snake.
https://laughingsquid.com/chinese-myth-of-immortal-white-snake/

What do you mean, /WTF are those?/ It’s s slug bridge. You never seen a slug bridge before?
https://twitter.com/JoshFessel/status/1126121702977617921

Recipe cards. “Defibrillated lover carcass with Mexican ditch graby and Hats Off On Sunday peas.”
https://seanreynard.wordpress.com/recipe-cards/

Other periodicals.
https://www.sciencealert.com/think-periodic-tables-all-look-the-same-think-again

It’s nice to watch an expert do something expertly and explain as he goes. (20 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7daGYXk6Fo

Neural network finishes your story for you.
https://talktotransformer.com/

A neat way of playing chess that I think kids would like a lot. There would be a heated discussion the whole time. It’s like the story in /Fool For Love/ by Sam Shepard.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/05/10/alice-chess/

For people who like trains.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqgdZMTkV9Y

For people who like barbershop quartets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhVWPJw6gGE

And for the /tooth arrangement/ award, a shark that can /eat and breathe at the same time/, and even /clamp down on a man’s leg and not break the skin/, ladies and gentlemen, I give you:
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/05/port-jackson-shark.html

Adjust Zuckerberg’s smile.
https://terkelg.github.io/zuckerberg.smile/

The breath of a nation.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_breath_of_a_nation

I just like everything about this presentation. I like the setup, I like that you have to click to another site to find the /educational/ punchline, and I like the choice of comical video to drive the ethical point to today’s real life idiotic political extreme. Hat’s off. Wonderful.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/05/difficult-ethical-conundrum-or-not.html

Lighnin’ Hopkins – Mojo Hand. What does he spit out at the end? Is that a tooth?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keQR4_7DBnM

A Yiddish tango.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENSFSYqqfOk

How we get clarinets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZQprUXwFs8

Bellicorum instrumentorum liber cum figuris – BSB Cod.icon. 242, Venedig, 1420 – 1430 [BSB-Hss Cod.icon. 242].
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0001/bsb00013084/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&seite=129&pdfseitex=

Brian Eno lazily noodling on a string synthesizer. Cool video.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/08/new-song-from-brian-enos-for.html

Homemade Rock ’em Sock ’em robots of cardboard, tongue depressors and bottle tops.
https://theawesomer.com/diy-rockem-sockem-robots/523252/

Smoking hot redhead physicist Suzy Sheehy explains trapping particles in an accelerator by showing a physical Paul trap.
https://theawesomer.com/ball-wont-fall/523256/

Central Florida’s most /beautiful/ nudist resort.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/07/watch-a-1980s-promotional-vide.html

On the one hand, funny, as in /ha ha, who cares?/ Everything is just entertainment anymore. But look again: who eats a Mister Softy with a spoon?
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/08/man-enjoys-ice-cream-as-street.html

Brought to you by Esquire Boot Polish, the polish that puts a looking-glass shine on /your/ shoes.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/masquerade_party

When a byproduct or rather side-effect of what you’re doing is cooler than what you were shooting for in the first place.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/06/glitch-in-the-matrix.html

Why train wheels are conical and on rigid axles.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/06/so-this-is-why-train-wheels-ar.html

Head to toe imaginary computer generated people.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/07/company-uses-ai-to-generate-wh.html

What sorcery is this? Ow, fuck. Ow.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/04/photos-week-5/w29_RTX6TA7A/main_1500.jpg

Tony Pastor, /Oh, Marie/. It looks like the same set they used for Solid Potato Salad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq4PuPR1gRs

And the full English-translated script of Porco Rosso (Kurenai No Buta) (Crimson Pig). If you have a choice, get the one Michael Keaton voiced. The other English-dubbed version is like anything with a Capissen 38 engine.
http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/porco/script_porco_en_r.txt

 

Game of throons.

    “Don’t sugar me, cause us is throon.” -Walt Kelly

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-05-03) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Dr. Zwerling showed up to talk about some of his work. He’s fabulously prolific; he’s written several books, among them, /Nicaragua: A New Kind of Revolution/; /After School Theatre Programs for At Risk Teenagers/; and /The Theatre of Lee Blessing: A Critical Study of 44 Plays/.

His latest books, /The CIA on Campus: Academic Freedom and the National Security State/; and, coauthored with Verne Lyon, /Eyes On Havana: The Memoir of an American Spy betrayed by the CIA/ are what the show’s about for the first hour. Then announcements, then poetry, then news and science and stories, one by a woman who grew up in a complicated atavistic religious sex cult; and eventually by a little after 4am (seven hours into the show, in case you want to skip straight there, you get the CBC Nightfall radio show production of /The Book of Hell/. So.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Kites.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/04/cool-and-creative-kites/

Vietnamese delivery motorbikes.
https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-47908800

How to impress a woman.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/how-to-impress-woman.html

The power of seduction.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBIL2sdfoVc

Randy Rainbow’s latest. /Barr/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etTXjK-S7RI

Drone-owner in the right place at the right time to dog a little twister to sleep.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/05/drone-footage-of-a-tornado/

Oh, good! Okay.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKu8UKZ1e04&t=88s

“This little vehicle can reach speeds north of 60 in 28 seconds. Not the car for a chase! Yet, just a /coat of paint/ away from disaster, he leads the cops on a merry Morris dance toward Leeds.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl1BKceyabA

Having only seen the Gateway Arch in the brilliant science-fiction teevee show /Defiance/, I appreciate seeing it up close in this fly-around and seeing what’s beside it and the buildings and landscape there in the real world, before the war with space aliens wrecked everything and churned much of the planet to toxic hash.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG5KbIfsfPw&t=1m8s

Rabbit punches.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/tweet-of-day_30.html

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

Thank you for your service.
https://theawesomer.com/service-2/419774/

I think that might be Perl to the right of the truck. Perl Horber.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/04/never-forget.html

Some more of Virginia O’Brien.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgLMsAAVBiY

Reach for a /Lucky/ instead. It’s toasted!
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/followed

Visual proof that the exterior angles of the side of a polygon always add to 360 degrees. See?
https://imgur.com/HFfzwcD

Bead threading trick.
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/bgm2sy/threading_tiny_beads/

Precision walking competition.
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/bgmo48/since_1966_japan_has_had_precision_walking/

I sohry.
https://external-preview.redd.it/T2-h_MAiRyeNzaS60CEelw6OzKJyn8rTuyHDNnWf0Q4.gif?format=mp4&s=df83a07ff8f02fd77fc39985396c6510177f6f93

/What cruel sorcery is this?/
https://twitter.com/HumansOfLate/status/1104674997719703552

Visualizing empires’ decline.
https://aeon.co/videos/colonialism-as-mitosis-the-rise-and-fall-of-empires-rendered-as-cell-division

The fanged deer. (Say FANG-gud.)
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/27/The-Deer-That-Has-Fangs-Instead-of-Antlers/

And never forget: “Only the English Channel stands between Britain and rabies.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/26/old-british-rabies-paranoia-fi.html

Hurray, hurray, the first of May. International Workers’ Day.

    “You don’t hate secrets, you love secrets. You want to marry secrets and have little half-secret half-human babies.” -Charlotte “Chuck” Charles to Ned

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2019-04-26) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

*There’s an annoying high-frequency ringiness about the sound on the whole recording. It went out on the air too. It’s a problem with the live equipment at KNYO. Jerry fixed it today, but of course he can’t go back in time and it’s not the sort of thing I can remedy on the recording with equalization… ah… or /is/ it? I’ll try that and if it works I’ll replace the recording later in the week. It’s not that bad, just noticeable. Pretty good show, anyway. Quirky, contrapuntal chat with Alex. We sound like two irascible hard-of-hearing old people on a park bench in a Neil Simon play who are also, because of the radio problem (see above), talking through toilet paper tubes. In the future everyone will be doing that, and the cool kids will have the special tubes that cost extra, and the Westboro Baptist Church will picket plumbing fixture factories and have signs about how God hates it because it’s unnatural and there are no toilets anywhere in Scripture, so.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Soviet space posters.
https://designyoutrust.com/2019/04/we-were-born-to-make-the-fairy-tale-come-true-51-sensational-soviet-space-posters/

Planetary tours.
http://astronomy.com/news/2019/04/planetary-tours-the-backpackers-guide-to-the-solar-system

It rains on the sun.
https://www.space.com/surprising-plasma-rain-connects-solar-mysteries.html

The comic strip series this is a sample of reminds me of Life Among the Nacirema.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/drive-through.html

Easta.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OSiE4I-tRY

No. Wake me up. Wake me up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IxZjGa1kh4

Just stop.
https://splinternews.com/heres-trump-speaking-to-a-group-of-children-and-oh-god-1834312905

A heat map of just one facet of Fat Donny Two-Scoops’ disastrous sleazy presidency.
https://www.lawfareblog.com/obstruction-justice-mueller-report-heat-map

The antidote! Kristin Chenoweth calls a 17-year-old girl up onto the stage to sing /For Good/ from /Wicked/ in duet. (I think she knew the girl could sing.) This song always just guts me. Crying like twisting a sponge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIrlG5RK2Bk

From the frying pan into the fire.
https://nerdcore.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/bb1.jpg

Fascinating.
https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2019/04/virginia-obrien-the-deadpan-dame-of-old-hollywood/

Trucks pulling up stumps, or trying to.
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/22/trucks-vs-tree-stumps.html

Because they can.
https://laughingsquid.com/dog-finally-catches-his-tail/

“Don’t let selfish sentimentality tempt you to smuggle a ray-bid pet into Britain.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/26/old-british-rabies-paranoia-fi.html

What exactly would happen if a comet struck Earth (in two 50-minute parts).
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/The-Super-Comet-The-Impact/

Artificial-intelligence-produced death metal music in real time 24 hours a day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNNmBtNcccE

When I was a little boy I use to draw things like this in notebooks and imagine climbing around in them underground. Pages and pages. Also cross-sections of rocketships that were the same as this inside, though more jammed together. Lots of rooms and tunnels and corridors between them, but also machines, and labels on what every place and thing was for.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-underground-city-of-derinkuyu-turkey.html

Very thin ice.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/very-thin-ice.html

Messing the place up.
https://earther.gizmodo.com/striking-photos-capture-the-unnatural-transformation-of-1834173419

A cardboard transmission meditation.
https://theawesomer.com/cardboard-manual-transmission/522126/

When they were still puppies. And all their fans were even puppier puppies.
https://theawesomer.com/rolling-stones-gather-moss/277778/

Aww. A compilation of CNC fails.
https://astromachineworks.com/what-is-cnc-machining/

Crank it.
https://theawesomer.com/marble-machine-x-wip/522100/

Skater McGee.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXmzHKH5oGQ

Pour 585.
https://robotmafia.com/pour-585-an-animated-short-by-patrick-smith/

Rerun: Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman vs. Predator.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsbVTPftcgs

A ride on the crack camel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y0ffj__R4g

Oh.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/04/wanted-brain-detector/

They all /would/ exactly fit there. Coincidence? Yes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEoqv0PAAT8

Pants for chickens. Proof of concept.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/tweet-of-day_25.html

Why, you had the power the whole time.
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/24/the-great-and-powerful-special.html

Hobo nickels.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/probably_the_most_beautiful_hobo_nickels_in_the_world

My favorite comment on this: “I guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHLbaOLWjpc

Cherchez les oeufs. Les oeufs du lapin!

    “There’s no real reason the alphabet needs to be in order.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-04-19) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Watch the universe wear down in an increasingly sped up narrated half an hour of perfect wonder.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD4izuDMUQA

Primed by the above: Do events inside black holes happen?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNaEBbFbvcY

The annual Vrondados ritual war of gunpowder rockets. Two churches battle it out for hours the Saturday night before Orthodox Easter. They’ve been doing this for hundreds of years. Nobody even remembers who started it. But it’s a tradition… Wait, no, I just saw the video. It’s about the Muslim Ottomans confiscating the islanders’ cannons and for some reason leaving the gunpowder behind. The resourceful islanders hastily /invented and manufactured war rockets/ to retaliate. But for some reason the object of the tradition somehow became to strike each other’s team’s church bell across the village from each other, and these things have like zero accuracy. Also, the instant it’s over and all the eyes are laved and heads and arms and crotches are bandaged and all the roof fires are put out, the entire populace begins all over again the task of making and stockpiling rockets for next year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwYrPhLBvz8

Further adventures in religious cults that are more vigorous and fun than yours. This one is like The Purge, but with turnips. “The first half of the crowd, caught on the wrong side of the action, almost trample each other to avoid broken noses and black eyes. Then the monster stumbles toward a building and leans back against it. Their prey is now an easy target. Now the turnips really fly.”
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/jarramplas-turnip-festival-spain

Mom, can Tom and I play the cello in the pool? Of course you can, dear. Smoke opium first. Okay, thanks, Mom.
https://laughingsquid.com/aquatic-opera-with-musician-playing-cello-underwater/

Where are the Lodi Grape Queens of yesteryear?
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/lodi_grape_festival_queen

The story of Warner’s fashionable rust-proof corsets that are guaranteed not to back up your lunch through your tear ducts.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/follies_of_the_madmen_422

And there you have it.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/tweet-of-day_56.html

What a truck getting struck by lightning looks like.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/04/so-thats-what-truck-getting-struck-by.html

You can’t take my door. Not even if you look at yourself with your hand on a shelf in the wind. I just don’t want to love you anymore. Anyone can understand that.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/you-cant-take-my-door.html

A real place.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/04/the-temples-of-mount-fanjing.html

Another kind of real place.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNaEBbFbvcY

Sonny Boy Williamson – Bye Bye Bird. And if you let it autoplay onto the next one, you can hear another time of the same song that’s also great. This is the Sonny Boy Williamson usurper, who stole the name and life of the real Sonny Boy Williamson. This is Sonny Boy Williamson II.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSdwhnsV4Go

/The/ Annie Raines demonstrates Hohner harmonicas. The recording is a bit too compressed upward, so you can hear all the spit and breathing noises. If you’re the one in twenty people who are driven mad by that, skip it. It might be on purpose to highlight her technique.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVk9fe72-EA

An electronic musical instrument from 1928. The Ondes Martenot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy9UBjrUjwo

Hundreds of beautiful pictures. View the gallery.
https://newatlas.com/gallery-fine-art-photography-awards-2019-photos/59316/

“It’s da cops, I keep tellin’ ya. Hows can ya knock over a bank in dis town if da cops is all honest, I esk ya!”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/fearless_fosdick_tv_show

Dschinghis Khan – Pistolero.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUZQFsYk-BQ

Marble vortex. Later on he experiments with reversing colors (negative). Pretty cool.
https://theawesomer.com/marble-vortex/426773/

Little boxes.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/04/the-387-houses-of-peter-fritz.html

Richard Wilkinson’s insects as Star Wars characters and vehicles.
http://richard-wilkinson.com/mainsite/portfolio/arthropoda-iconicus/

Do you like chess? Do you like dead rodents? “Every single chess piece is a dead mouse that has been lovingly dressed up and decorated to match the pieces from the game.”
https://technabob.com/blog/2019/04/12/taxidermy-mouse-chess-set/

The miracle of the chicken.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE0uKvUbcfw

The hover-text: “This really validates Jones’ strategy of getting several thousand more votes than Smith. In retrospect, that was a smart move; those votes were crucial.”
https://xkcd.com/2136/

The insane scale of global wealth inequality. (9 min.)
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-insane-scale-of-global-wealth.html

Badass parents.
https://www.boredpanda.com/cool-parents-old-photos/

A lady astronaut adjusting the spine of a sea lion with lower back issues.
https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2019_15/2818796/ss-190411-twip-12_5db47e6390f2b768630a356b6ff8f31c.fit-880w.jpg

Freud and Popper.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/285

Again: “Get away from her, you bitch!”
https://mentalfloss.com/article/579968/alien-the-play-high-school-production-encore

Karate master. Woot! Woooooot!
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/karate-master.html

Kung fu nation. Thousands of kids. They do their forms and, from the air, it’s a wave across a square kilometer.
https://theawesomer.com/shaolin-kung-fu-training/521490/

Secrets of modern banking.
https://www.theava.com/archives/100023

A history of racial injustice.
https://calendar.eji.org/racial-injustice/apr/

Australian fellow tortures a broken plasma teevee screen beyond death with increasing sabotage and high voltage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkvQ9aWM0DE

Name this gaudy bacterium. (Bacterium MacBacteriumface is taken. As is Fuzzy Squidweener.)
https://cdnph.upi.com/svc/sv/i/7741554990238/2019/1/15549971478004/Bacteria-in-the-human-body-are-sharing-genes-even-across-tissue-boundaries.jpg

Stephen Fry meets Big Narstie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3RZtn8WlPc

Animals interested in musical instruments.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/animals-reacting-to-musical-instruments.html

Hot wet horse hair.
https://memooftheair.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/4aec1-pattern-3173538_1920.jpg

Animals embroidered on people’s arms and butts.
https://laughingsquid.com/tattoos-that-look-like-embroidered-patches/

I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the Fox show /The View/, but this is exactly what it’s like.
https://www.alternet.org/2019/04/watch-snl-hilariously-roast-princess-of-arizona-meghan-mccain/

Hello, dear. Fanny Fielding.
https://www.fannyf.art/

Again!
https://www.theava.com/archives/99810

Calling Sasquatch.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/sasquatch-calling-contest.html

Hanging out downtown with the gang.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/04/photos-week-1/w16_RTS2H3LV/main_1200.jpg

Metal ramen ad.
https://theawesomer.com/metal-ramen-commercial/475027/

Ethics of A.I. (8 min.)
http://dresscodeny.com/work/hpe-the-ethics-of-ai/

How humans broke the game.
https://theawesomer.com/how-humans-broke-the-game/521127/

A message from the future with AOC.
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/17/aoc-instant-messenger.html

All-purpose science fiction plot generator.
https://themanofstone.com/random/science_fiction_generator

The curious fate of the sky gods.
https://www.messynessychic.com/2014/04/24/all-aboard-the-flying-yacht-circa-1950/

As God is my witness.
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/pa-man-who-thought-fireflies-were-green-lasers-from-aliens-sent-to-prison-for-two-break-ins.html

An very expensive and pretty ad for some kind of bicycle, I think.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn1dcZTSAzk&t

Horse nose-noodles on piano.
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/16/horse-enjoys-playing-piano-wit.html

He and She, episode 1. (30 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igZB_Ll5ajU

A video article about neat abandoned vehicle projects.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no50Pgah3mA

Sha-ZAH-yum!
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/13/How-A-4-Million-Lawsuit-Created-Shazam/

Sounds good.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/when-i-am-100-years-old.html

See if you can pick which one is the ghost and which is the one who can see ghosts.
https://cdn.groovyhistory.com/content/49531/8e6c8efe5d5de0c229a00c98a5cd41fe.jpg

Ex libris. (10 min.)
https://b3ta.com/links/popular

Conclusive photographic proof NASA faked the moon landing and so vaccines and climate change are an Illuminati hoax. Pictures don’t lie.
http://pigeonsnest.co.uk/stuff/nasa-fakes-moon-landing.html

And a failure on top of everything else.
http://wondermark.com/c1473/

Enough.

    “You know what? I’m sick of this crap. I’m sick of being the guy who eats insects and gets the funny syphilis. As of this moment, it’s over. I’m finished being everybody’s butt-monkey!” -Xander Harris

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-04-12) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

At least they’re not vegetating on the couch at home playing video games.
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-northern-ireland-47857633/cctv-shows-digger-ripping-out-dungiven-cash-machine

1958 analog video game. Mechanical relays.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/tennis-for-two.html

This is what all talk about restaurants and food sounds like to me. Like those chuckleheaded NPR shows about food and places nobody I know could afford to eat, that wealthy twenty-something creeps just stopped in for a bite and some brunch wine because they have enough money not just every day but /every meal/ to each spend what would pay for a month’s food for me but to them it’s just /What a cute logo, let’s have [name of kind of food] there and then we can compare it to the other place just like it across town for forty-five minutes on 700 radio stations that won’t let anybody local with a brain in his head anywhere near a microphone but they still call themselves community public radio./
http://wondermark.com/c1471/

ASMR for white liberals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BNADKp1Vio

DeathStar construction time-lapse.
https://theawesomer.com/building-death-star/459316/

Entire universe time-lapse.
https://theawesomer.com/timelapse-entire-universe/469205/

Mister Fingers.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/04/so-you-think-your-fingers-can-dance/

In real life, though, he would be safe, because… say it with me… In space, no-one can hear you fart.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/04/baked-beans/

I see big things for you.
https://www.fark.com/goto/10376877/www.theactivetimes.com/travel/weirdest-giant-objects-you-can-visit-around-world

Loddle-oddle-oddle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBv8zbHiLls

The big bus. They’ll be breaking wind at 90 in no time.
https://newatlas.com/byd-world-longest-electric-bus-k12a/59179/

Louis C.K. on negative money.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-E1F2LeoZ4

Wait till he finds out it’s an /internet connected/ chainsaw that won’t start without a paid subscription to iSaw.
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/10/why-did-this-gentleman-put-a-c.html

A practical interstellar probe mission. Tiny and many is the ticket.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4z6RZXv5p8

1950s bullet brassieres revisited. (Or) Tiny birds, pointy, pointy.
https://www.vintag.es/2017/06/bullet-bra-indispensable-underwear-for.html

Game of Thrones music on all the different kinds of saxes, including the one that’s so big you have to stand on a chair to play it.
https://laughingsquid.com/all-saxophone-cover-of-game-of-thrones-music/

I love knockoffs. I have a full set of colored Shanpeis from the Dollar Store. Not even Sherples, /Shanpeis/. And they smell interesting. Like Play-Doh on an old metal window screen, but sweetish.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/30-knockoff-products-that-are-almost-better-than-the-real-th

The first animated cartoon on film. 1908.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/fantasmagorie.html

Cabaret Girl. (30 min.)
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/cabaret_girl

And a short film about some dishwashers and their lives. (20 min.)
https://theawesomer.com/dish-pigs/520482/

 

 

Wai fi bat po.

    “Do not let a girl who decorates her buttocks deceive you by wily coaxing, for she is after your granary.” -Hesiod

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-04-05) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Auroras over the South Pole. With it sped up the way it is, you can see that it really is fire. Gigantic electric fire.
https://laughingsquid.com/timelapse-of-antarctic-aurora-australis/

A day of constant sun in the middle of Arctic summer.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/never-ending-sun.html

Art laser projection on water mist.
https://laughingsquid.com/joanie-lemercier-constellations/

Spinning slow-motion camera jig project. Stick around for the clip with the toy airplane crashing through balloons filled with paint.
https://laughingsquid.com/360-degree-slow-motion/

Trailer for an HBO miniseries about Chernobyl.
https://theawesomer.com/chernobyl-trailer/519605/

Elenor Kopka’s GIFs. You’ve got a GIF, son, but you’ve gotta develop yourself. If you rely on your GIF, you’ll fail.
https://www.crossconnectmag.com/post/183723911308/art-animation-illustration-elenor-kopka-crossconnectmag

All fresh Trump tweets automatically become captions of old Gary Larson cartoons.
https://twitter.com/FarSideOfTrump

Slow birds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsOZ1NKInsE

The story of the tiny Bede or BD (actually say BEE-dee) planes. I saw one of these at an airshow in Nevada in the early 1970s. I remember it being the jet version, and the P.A. announcer said something about /400 miles an hour/, but this documentary seems to say that they didn’t put jet engines in them till later and in any case they topped out at about 300 miles an hour. Hmm. The whole airplane weighed no more than two people on a bicycle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iitsZJ1Ija0

A clever little real-life spaceship. Scroll down and watch the short video. The actual path of the capture orbit reminds me of a program that ran on an IBM PC under DOS in the 1980s called /Gravity/. You could define a whole solar system and set it going, and it looked a lot like this, except for dots and circles instead of a picture of planets.
https://newatlas.com/beresheet-lander-orbit-moon/59170/

Here’s an emulation of /Gravity/ that you can play with. You’ll have to click on it to start it, maybe twice, but once you figure out how to get it started, use the arrow keys to arrow rightward to Samples, then down to a sample, then press Enter. Then figure out how to stop and edit the sample and go on from there. Think of it as a puzzle.
https://archive.org/details/msdos_fGRAVITY1estival_

Li’l Barr. The book report.
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/03/lil-william-barr-delivers-hi.html

Rerun: She is so happy. This is wonderful. An antidote to everything awful in the world, such as our Willendorfian president with no useful skills or knowledge except to be a coward and a spoiled bully… Sorry. Ugh. Okay, try again: Rerun: She is so happy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91pz1E8pAOY

Kung fu rat kick.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=HTjX8YilcJg

Milky the Marvelous Milkin’ Cow. New, from Kenner.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/marvelous_milking_cow

Five things to know about Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family.
https://www.theonion.com/5-things-to-know-about-purdue-pharma-and-the-sackler-fa-1833787964

Better than Jeebus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdhDq5mgkx4

I repeat, better than Jeebus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xi4O4RvlnQ

Flying. The second video is better, to me. Darker, faster, more joyously vertiginous and dreamlike. And he flies the drone through and then down inside a desert waterfall. Downward and upward spirals. Slaloming low among dry washes. Threading the needle of a rock arch. I know some of it is digitally sped up, but even so, what amazing piloting skills and what an amazing machine.
https://laughingsquid.com/moab-utah-drone-footage/

Testing French ejection seats. Not an ideal job for the bad of back.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oKwuZzaBdA

Louis Armstrong – When Skeletons In The Closet Start To Dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrKdtKk8Yhs&t=0m21s

Speaking of which.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/rip_by_pes

Bees under the sink.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1opv70l9jtY&t=6m0s

Nirvana – In Bloom (Jazz-Funk Cover) by Metaphump.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTmiGHAzGiQ

A short film about a young couple with a problem to solve.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOnMZALLQPk

How to say the capital names of Europe and points east.
https://laughingsquid.com/pronunciation-of-european-capitals/

Women at work during World War 1.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/women-at-work-during-world-war-i/

Kevin Gustafson used Kerbal Space Program to show what might have been if in 1972 Nixon had committed NASA to put men on Mars by 1981 using only tech we already had by 1972. (13 min. played at 2x speed.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnId8E–ZN4

He walked on the goddamn Moon. He can wear what he likes.
https://amp.businessinsider.com/apollo-astronauts-50th-moon-landing-anniversary-photos-2019-4

A nice project. A little organ made entirely of paper. And a balloon.
https://theawesomer.com/making-an-organ-from-paper/519512/

William Tell Overture on two melodicas. The staccato rolls they play are done with breath control.
https://theawesomer.com/william-tell-melodica-overture/519455/

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog. “I’m fryin’. Martha, I’m /fryin’/!”
https://news.avclub.com/we-were-unprepared-for-the-raw-sensuality-of-this-marth-1833700533

Wow. It makes me want to see Game of Thrones. I did see part of an episode of the first season once, long ago, where a bewildered young lady with delicate features and bleach-blonde hair was forced to eat an entire fresh raw bloody horse’s heart that was almost as big as her whole head. That had Jason Momoa in it, who I knew from /Stargate:Atlantis/. I think he was the one forcing her to eat the horse’s heart. Maybe it was a family religious ritual. And, come to think of it, that was the same lady on the dragon-barrel-crane-thing in front of the green screen, here, but when she was a teenager.
https://theawesomer.com/the-vfx-of-game-of-thrones/519456/

The trouble with old model steam engines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoDbvTM06Zo

Take a tip: Also you can wash dishes with it and even lousy food tastes good and never spoils. Dinner guests will throw themselves at you in order to eat your plates, dear. You’ll have to beat them off with a washrag!
https://flashbak.com/lifebuoy-b-o-comics-for-nose-blind-women-1930s-1940s-414013/

Rerun: Exactly what happens when you die, regardless of what soap you buy.
https://www.sciencealert.com/watch-here-s-what-happens-when-you-die

“This folder is labeled /Adult/. I’ll just move it to /Literature/.” Does this spark joy?
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/01/tidying-up-your-computer-in-th.html

A half-hour puppet show about coffee.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TyMx-uPYao

Black blood (that’s Hersheys’ chocolate syrup), nudity, Sharpie tattoos, upbeat doo-wop music, snakes.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/sex_magick_the_diabolical_satanic_doo-wop_joy_of_twin_temple_nsfw

So much work. /I/ think it’s worth it.
https://laughingsquid.com/louvre-pyramid-paper-optical-illusion/

Where’s Cody’s teeth? Cody has no teeth! Cody? Cody? /YAAAAAAAAGH!/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4_86Iii8eg

Aieee! Run away! Run away!
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/01/tourists-at-a-lagoon-in-icelan.html

“Samir! You are breaking the car, Samir! You do not concentrate! You must listen to my calls, Samir! Left, left, hard left! Ah, fuck, Samir!” “Sami, Samir, what are you doing, man! Be easy on the wheels! You aren’t listening to me!” Samir has the patience of a saint.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9-voINFkCg

Physics of scale, Fermi’s paradox, paleo diet.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/saturday-morning-breakfast-cereal-on-the-physics-of-scale-fermis-paradox-paleo-diet/

A good explanation of the history of video tech. It begins in 1843 (!) and it stops explaining at the advent of videotape recording in the 1950s.
https://laughingsquid.com/history-of-electronic-image-broadcasting/

Rocket-powered golf clubs. (Skip ahead to about 6:30 for close-up slow-motion thrust diamonds in the toy rocket motor exhaust.)
https://theawesomer.com/rocket-powered-golf-club/519360/

How to come back in one piece, men. Keep those gunners guessing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIYVwqHM488

No. /Bad/ India.
https://amp.businessinsider.com/nasa-space-junk-india-destroying-missile-threaten-international-space-station-terrible-thing-2019-4

Further about Prince Rupert’s drop, including the surprising result of shooting one with a gun.
http://princerupertsdrop.com/

End-of-life regretful Gojira.
http://catandgirl.com/how-the-mighty/

Ian McKellan’s expressive eyes.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/04/02/how-ian-mckellen-acts-with-his-eyes/

And a video essay done by /making/ a video essay about /writing/ a video essay about a movie that’s about writing the movie’s screenplay by adapting an impossible book to make a screenplay out of, that itself is recursively meta, whatever that means. Not at all as confusing as it sounds. (20 min.) Points for if, whenever you see a counter counting, here or anywhere, you hear in your head, “Cathy’s turning over! Hooray!”
https://news.avclub.com/this-adaptation-video-essay-doubles-as-a-pretty-great-a-1833776579

Xylem and phloem, xylem and phloem.

    “Forgiveness at its heart is both saying that justice has been violated and not letting that violation count against the offender. Forgiveness is thus mad. It must plunge, but lucidly, into the night of the unintelligible.” -Miroslav Volf  (say MEE-doh-shlov FOOLF)

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-03-29) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and paddle in even more ancient currents.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Scott Walker – Jackie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKtZf62BQzM

How to renew and clear foggy old plastic headlight covers. Follow instructions to the letter and do it right. You want to fix them, not fuck them up more. (Requires fine steel wool, Windex, acetone, paper towels.)
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/27/Foggy-headlamps-on-your-vehicle-Repair-it-within-3-minutes/

Ruben Bolling’s latest Super-Fun-Pak Comix.
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/27/super-fun-pak-comix-feat-lad.html

People of color.
https://www.thisisinsider.com/vintage-rare-color-pictures-2019-3

Tilt-shift Jakarta. Jakarta? Naw, she’s a brick, she’ll take the bus.
https://theawesomer.com/jakarta-joy/518721/

Beautiful old cars and motorbikes. It’s still the Talbot-Lago for me, hands down. Also I just found out how to say Talbot-Lago. I was saying it wrong all along. It’s TAL-boh la-go. I hate it that every time I ever said tal-bot LAH-go to anybody they probably thought I was some kind of an idiot. And then they didn’t say anything about it, didn’t correct me. Assholes.
https://www.dwell.com/article/examining-the-architecture-of-the-art-deco-automobile-637e9f46

Suspiciously bold claims. No sonic boom, hey? Hmm. Still, pretty cool; it reminds me of the Jupiter 2 as do all dishes and pie pans and hubcaps. Speaking of which, the 1998 Lost In Space movie is actually great, real golden-age-of-/science-fiction/ stuff, with Mimi Rogers and Gary Oldman. Go to Wikipedia and read the plot; really slam-bang storytelling. I haven’t seen the /latest/ Lost In Space series yet, so I can’t comment on that.
https://newatlas.com/adifo-flying-saucer-romanian/58999/

Squee!
https://news.avclub.com/this-high-school-drama-club-put-on-a-stage-production-o-1833515613

Now we see the violence inherent in the system.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47RwnFWTYiU

So feely. A pretty good song, too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAONwC1CWhE

Photography.
https://newatlas.com/sony-world-photography-shortlist-professional-student/59021/

Jonathan Pie explains Brexit in seven minutes while the network focus is elsewhere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IL2XwSkFJQ

How we get steel balls. Adjust the speed to your own taste.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19duYMdiXi0

It interests me that the illustration they chose for the top of the article is so close to my favorite of the religions, the one where they put their hands out like that, all the same direction, and say, “DAK-DAK-DAK-DAK-DAK-DAK,” and then dance around and keep saying it faster and faster.
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/this-is-the-best-and-simplest-world-map-of-religions/

I still can’t remember the name of the DAKDAKDAKDAKDAK religion. So in despair I looked up dakdakdakdak, and this is the first thing on the list– this game that apparently is what the kids do for fun now. (In my day we used beebee guns and home-made blowguns and slingshots and dirtclods and ran around between the houses and in the woods doing exactly what these kids are doing, except in real life. Amazingly no-one ever got shot in the eye.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHM7HQiW4k8

Another collection of intricate creepy religious masks.
https://laughingsquid.com/intricate-handcrafted-masks/

Garments for dangerous seductresses.
https://www.dezeen.com/2019/02/28/thierry-mugler-fashion-exhibition-montreal-museum-fine-arts/

Grooveless engineering.
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/28/grooveless-metal-engineering.html

Pink Trombone. An interactive toy to learn how human speech works. Click and grab the tongue or soft palate or lip line and be rough and abrupt with it, especially up and down. Fun! Buh GUH. Buh BAH buh ga nahh.
https://dood.al/pinktrombone/

Speaking of which, rerun: Dog of Wisdom.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-UmfqFjpl0

Uh-huh.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/03/safe-and-secure-6/

The Safety Dance song if it was about the Safety Dance song’s video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMGodM0zm8k

Larry Williams – Bony Maronie. I love the video quality. It’s like butter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdmuqYCf5Ik

Underwater.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/27/Louisianas-Disappearing-Coast/

What.
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c6b93ffeed2f362e41fe4aa72/images/a28ccc80-4579-4085-8f00-2092f2427bbc.jpg

They’re just winding you up.

    “Whenever you feel powerless, remember: a single one of your turds can shut down an entire water park.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-03-22) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and do all sorts of other things with your life. Make a sandwich. Discover the source of the Nile. Your future is unclear, ask again.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Headbangers of the early days of headbanger music. Hi-dee-ho, kids. Complete short film. (10 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-kJqM7he9o

This is how people are. This is what it’s like. Except for the fantasy at the end, of course. Dead people are dead.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2019/03/milton.html

A sad story with a sad punchline. Or is it? Think it through.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-wait.html

S.I.F.T.F.!
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/13/they-were-socialist-invader.html

Here’s a wonderful engineering contest for students in an earthquake-prone land. Standard materials. Increasing weight and shake frequency. Winners get a video game console. All of humanity benefits from a project like this. Those kids will go on to design cities in space. Half of all schooling should be devoted to this sort of thing, but with all the subjects, not just architecture. Imagine a contest where kids design and genetically engineer a new kind of food pet, or develop a treatment for depression or Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s or shingles or the common cold, or make prosthetic arms or entirely new musical instruments or flying cars or write Turing-test-passing phone-glasses apps or, you know, /anything/. But I guess we’d rather just cage kids up in boring old school and spend all that money on bombing and strafing and poisoning and subverting and stealing the mineral wealth out from under people 10,000 miles away instead, because that’s what we’re doing anyway. And /ball sports/. And beer and cosmetic surgery and racist rallies and $1,000-a-ticket 50th-anniversary-of-Woodstock absurdities and –ah, forget it. It’s over. The ocean’s rising. I’ll be on the roof.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qF4MZniyO0

Ah, youth. Or /yoot/, as we used to say, not a lot of emphasis on the T at the end; it’s just a glottal stop. Pinnacle of civilization. What a great culture we have. Such a fine use of the genius and energy of young people. Who said youth is wasted on the young? (Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde said that. And before that, Euripides.)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6822477/Shocking-video-shows-group-bikini-clad-women-having-HUGE-fight-Miami-Spring-Break.html

True facts about the bolas spider.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/03/true-facts-bolas-spider.html

“The kneader spits out rubber dough chunks.” How we get rubber bands. (or) Slaves of the rubber band factory.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/16/How-Rubber-Bands-Are-Made/

Danish National Symphony plays an obscure Ennio Morricone piece. Danes also excel at 1960/70s cowboy/country music. And you’ll notice that, contrary to what you might have heard, their women shave under their arms, or at least their women orchestra conductors do. (Again I’m reminded of how funny our little human peccadilloes are. I’m not made uncomfortable by seeing /any/ part of a human body in private or public but a shaved underarm. As I’ve told you before: I see it, immediately imagine them shaving there and cutting themselves with the razor, and I flinch. Different people have different things like that. Hundreds of millions of people see a grown woman’s ear or nose or mouth or neck or the top of their head –or all that– and flip out and want to kill them! Millions of people on Earth can’t stand to even catch a glimpse of their own dick or belly or anyone’s bare breast or foot or twat, or a color –there are /colors of paint/, shapes in nature and the sound of certain /words/ that make millions of people literally nauseous. That’s all hilarious to me. I mean, what’s the matter with those freaks? Then: armpit, /naaaugh!/)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT1NJwEi6nw

Scroll down to Keith Richards in the broccoli helmet. All the Ramones are dead and all the Rolling Stones are still alive and rocking, well into their 90s. Clean living, organic broccoli, yoga, no stress, plenty of sleep, that explains it.
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/flower-men-saudi-arabia-190312070357276.html

In the real world, don’t get old, kid. You won’t like it. (There’s a jump-scare at 2:14 in the pumpkin one. I’m just letting you know, in case you have a heart problem.)
https://laughingsquid.com/decomposing-food-timelapse/

Fears.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-creeps-a-deep-dark-fears-collection/

How to clean up a murder (incl. making your own cleaning supplies). (It turns out to help a great deal to live near a borax mine.) (Though I suppose any mine would do if you don’t care about cleaning the house and just want to dump the body somewhere they already dug a hole for you.)
https://theawesomer.com/making-cleaners-from-scratch/517635/

The acrobatic fly.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_acrobatic_fly

Ultima Thule, what a weirdo.
https://gereshes.com/2019/03/18/ultima-thule-is-weirder-than-we-thought/

Dick Dale dead, dad-darnit.
https://news.avclub.com/r-i-p-dick-dale-legendary-surf-rock-guitarist-1833361719

Art.
http://50watts.com/Vaka-Valo-s-Dream-Diary-3

Philosophy.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/281

Aww.
https://laughingsquid.com/autotuned-dog/

I got hardly any of these right. I would have done better just by picking at random. I thought I knew all the eyes but was wrong about that.
https://mentalfloss.com/article/577112/quiz-animal-eyes

Another article about the ancient and useful Wheel of Urine. Urine science is the queen of sciences.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/03/the-wheel-of-urine.html

One Flush Man! Hai!
https://sociorocketnewsen.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/ina_8830.jpg

Rerun: Judge rules white girl will be tried as black adult. Her father: “No-one should be treated like a black person in America.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84phU8of02U

“Abdul, get up and shower. Abdul. Abdul, hurry up. Time to go. Love you, bye, love you, I’m going. I have to go to work. Get up, Abdul, get up. Get up, get up, shower.” I think Abdul’s wife or sister or mother, whoever the parrot learned this from, has a lovely voice. It’s always the voice, first, for me. Also, that bird is me, only I’m all, “Juanita, shut that off, brush your teeth and go to bed. You’ll be miserable tomorrow at work. Please don’t stay up all night.” And I fall asleep and wake up an hour later, it’s 3am and she’s still calligraphing or re-re-packing for the Dickens Faire or comparing web fonts, and I say, “No! Brush your teeth.” And she goes into the bathroom and starts brushing her teeth and I fall asleep again and wake up and it’s /4/ and she’s repairing a corset with her toothbrush in her mouth like a cigar. Then it’s day, the alarm goes off. She’s in bed and can’t get up. I wait a bit, get up, stop the alarm, say, “Do you want an egg?” Tiny sound: “Mph?” “One egg or two eggs?” “Okay.” “I’m thinking of taking the crossbow and robbing an Algerian bank.” “Mph.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElzI_EzJDvs

Into the Chocolate Lagoon. “I’ll clear out the dead bugs, wash out the closet, I’ll never pinch no trout!” Promises, promises.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2019/03/chocolate-lagoon-bad-lip-reading-of.html

Measles, polio and Nazis.
https://twitter.com/MatttDavies/status/1106654268382171136

Imagine this with a little reverb and without the stupid laughing audience. It would’ve been brilliant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF9Tda34IDc

Jumping.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1pThwh2Ves

Center ball.
https://theawesomer.com/keep-your-eye-on-the-marble/517352/

How we get ketchup. “The worker continues to add la cocaina to the mixture until it’s ready for the pee.”
https://theawesomer.com/ketchup-how-its-made/390214/

All the Apollo 11 press kits.
https://www.apollopresskits.com/apollo-presskit-directory

The machine that made everything.
https://theawesomer.com/the-1751-machine-that-made-everything/518070/

A very satisfying ball race machine. Skip ahead to see (and hear) it from different angles.
https://theawesomer.com/noisy-marble-machine/413916/

“You’ll think you look younger in just 3 days!” It’s like STP oil treatment’s slogan: “You’ll FEEL the difference– with the very first can!”
https://gizmodo.com/outrageous-beauty-gadgets-that-failed-1833329827

I don’t blame them. That’s what this kind of music makes everyone feel like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw_gcZYEVFE

360-degree video, Toy Train to Atlantis. (You can grab the picture and pull it around to any angle.)
https://theawesomer.com/train-to-atlantis/517319/

Further toy trains.
https://27thstreet.me/2019/03/17/york-railway-modellers-open-house/

Andean copper mine train.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/04/spectacular-train-route-to-copper-mines.html

A single small electric car conversion shop.
https://theawesomer.com/converting-classic-cars-to-electric/517947/

I loved that ride, the Rocket to the Moon ride in Disneyland. I don’t know whether it was inspired by the Ray Bradbury story or the other way around. (The one where the rocket-junkyard man took a real but broken rocket and, with projectors and hydraulics and ingenuity, made a fake but realistic ride to Mars to take his kids on, and he’d leave motors shaking it with the kids asleep inside, to walk across the junkyard at night to the house and sit with his wife for a little bit, and then go sneak back in.)
https://www.yesterland.com/twamoonliner.html

Here’s the sound of the actual ride! In 1955 it was Rocket to the Moon. In 1963 they changed it to Flight to the Moon. In 1975 they called it Mission to Mars, mostly unchanged, and then in 1993 they completely ruined it, turned it into a weird space comedy horror show with Michael Jackson right at the beginning of his pedophile period, I’m told. But this audio is very like I remember from a couple of times in the early 1960s and then again in 1988, including the immense roar of the rocket engines and the hiss of the compressed-air G-force-simulating seat mechanisms. It was perfect. (The part before you get in, when you’re walking through the tube on the way to the rocket, they showed you a NASA-like space ground control room with animatronic men and operations. The UFO over the runway that causes a klaxon to sound turns out to be a seagull. That’s why the robot people chuckle at that point in the recording. Maybe because it’s life, and they’re machines.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Gf18AQGAE

Adia Victoria – HowDoYouDo. After you see this, look her up, see some of the other brilliant music she has made.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PQhRTp6aWI

Ah Pook.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_stop_motion_cartoon_of_william_s._burroughs_ah_pook_is_here

A fabulous motorbike. The lines! The in-the-rim radial motor!
https://theawesomer.com/rodsmith-the-killer/517697/

“This is from the days of /real/ racing; no helmet; yer driver had a cigaret hanging out of his mouth and his sleeves rolled up.” As with all the videos on his channel, Jay Leno takes the car for a drive at the end, but when it’s over this time he’s out of breath from having so much fun driving it, not to mention the jouncing and shaking. He can barely speak. (During the drive it’s rattling his head and he says, “There’s hardly any vibration. It’s very smooth.” He’s kidding.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Yik1G4tr8

Remarkable light little fixed-wing airplanes take off in the length of a parking space. The steady wind in this place makes it possible. They have this event every year, and every year the pilots get better at it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPakbghLe38

Randy Rainbow, national treasure, with his latest song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7q0bz0sk30

Every reference to Michael Jackson made in the 1990s by Norm MacDonald, the only one in media besides Michael Jackson’s sister LaToya who was this far ahead of the curve on that subject.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9lRN_f9bNw

I remember once a mumble-mumble while ago showing you a link to Norm MacDonald telling a story about his uncle –I think it was Uncle Terry– and it turns out that it’s an old joke, the Uncle Ted joke, that he just appropriated and improved on and stretched out in his way. Here’s the original, or an original– there’s no original form of any joke; they go back to when we were learning to talk and maybe before that. It occurs to me that the sad story at the top of this list, about the pregnant woman and the old man at the bus stop, um, I’m imagining Norm MacDonald telling that really gut-punch-sad story and it would be funny because of his style of delivery and who he is. He’s had some weird and frankly reprehensible politics over the years, but he really is a comic genius. Long may he wave.
http://tinyurl.com/SourceOfUncleTedStory

And “Here’s fifty for your trouble. Go buy yourself something nice.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/20/hollingsworth-hound-caught-in.html

Smithereens.

    “Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.” -Hesiod

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-03-15) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and do all sorts of other things with your life. Make a sandwich. Discover the source of the Nile. Your future is unclear, ask again.

Savion, of the Mendocino Community School, was accordion busking in Franklin Street when Bob Young finished his Captain Crusty show (of mostly mashups this time) and Bob told Savion to go to KNYO later and play on the radio. When I got there he came in with a fine little electrical piano and a massive non-electrical accordion, played for a bit, and then Willow Arthur showed up with her bag of mystical tricks and read Savion’s cards, palms, eyes, stars and anything else that occurred to her, and she told a story of, many years ago, psychically turning a whole airport in her favor without endangering a single life. And that’s just the first hour, there. Savion’s been playing keyboards for like three weeks and he’s already pretty good. You’ll hear him again, and also Willow, who’s interested in doing a whole regularly-scheduled psychic trip of her own on KNYO. Oh, she came back in later after realizing she didn’t have enough gas to get home. I gave her a dollar and wished her luck, suggested there are more people with a dollar in the bar next door, went back to what I was doing. At the end of the night Jerry told me that Willow went to the bar, recited poetry out front and inside, passed the hat, and got her gas money in like five minutes. That kind of fearless resourcefulness impresses me. Everyone appreciates a cartoonlike combination of haplessness (running out of gas, say) and ready brave skill at solving the problems haplessness gets a person into. Like Coyote. Or Susan Sarandon in /King of the Gypsies/. Or /Big Fish/.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Artist uses tiny explosives to photograph action toys.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hj19_B8jWk

Restored footage of the first little atomic bomb ever on Earth.
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/12/watch-an-hd-restoration-of-the.html

What would you see if you fell into Jupiter?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjMqJ–aUJ8

Earth’s moon with the colors turned up.
https://mymodernmet.com/color-moon-photo-andrew-mccarthy/

A weirdly hypnotic Paper Moon. My grandmother used to sing it to me, and I remember it felt a lot like looking at this.
https://vimeo.com/250394075

Fun with flags.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/10/a-Film-of-Flags-2000-flags-animated-seamlessly/

Play with this. Enter a phrase and press return.
https://ludwig.guru/

Och, Monica. What’ve they done to ye? They’ve extracted your lurve and implanted it in a bloody pander! Part 1. (There’s plenty more of this. Look up /The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjMqJ–aUJ8

Someone’s gotta say it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTLcsaRXpVw

Lightning in a bottle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTLcsaRXpVw

Misery was. (17 min.)
https://theawesomer.com/misery-was/516735/

My Uncle Buzz taught me something very like this when I was a little boy, including the side-of-point shading trick.
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/11/how-to-easily-draw-a-fantastic.html

Bollywood Trump.
https://www.theava.com/archives/98036

Boston Typewriter Orchestra.
https://vimeo.com/222604878

Another from the (Futility Closet) department of /you think you’re so clever, have a look at this./ Anton Pavlis didn’t use a computer to do this. He figured it out in his head, in 1983. I wonder what he’s up to today.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/03/15/a-for-effort-3/

Something to use your two-color 3D glasses on, that you got from the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen book that introduced /The Blazing World/.
https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/ultima-thule-in-3d

In case you ever have to shoot someone from a position of concealment under the covers in your bed, in the plopping rain. Skip to about 6:30 if you don’t care but you just don’t believe me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH7_7pJfoGU

Like that torture/work camp inside the wrecked chunk of what’s left of the Earth in Agents of Shield, for instance.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=031419

I guarantee you have never seen this animation technique before.
https://laughingsquid.com/animation-using-stenciled-breath-imprints/

An adorably rectangular fish hiding and peeking and giving you the side eye with its side eye. Say that a few times over and over and see how fun it is. Side eye. It sounds like a paper-folding machine, or an air compressor.
https://laughingsquid.com/startled-razorfish-dives-for-cover-into-seafloor/

Pat’s 56 years at the Sip n Dip Tiki bar. Also, mermaids.
https://laughingsquid.com/84-year-old-piano-player-performs-with-mermaids/

Snail is a leaf on the wind. Watch how he soars.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/03/snail-takes-magic-carpet-ride.html

Hamlet in one minute.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/03/hamlet-in-one-minute.html

Art.
http://neocha.com/magazine/enigmatic-eyes/

And Tetris: the big band cover.
https://theawesomer.com/tetris-big-band-cover/515867/

Ignatz! interrupted.

    “At the beginning of the cask and the end take thy fill but be saving in the middle; for at the bottom the saving comes too late.” -Hesiod

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-03-08) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and kick the tires, and grind the gears, and hem and haw and eventually say you’ll think about it, and wander away like all the rest. You’ll be back.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Black Sabbath’s /Paranoid/ but in German and about Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles. Of course.
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/08/catchy-german-cover-of-black-s.html

13th century Snakes and Ladders.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-antiquity-of-snakes-and-ladders.html

12 ways to get smarter in one infographic featuring an arbitrarily multicolored brain.
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/12-ways-smarter-mental-models/

Daddy’s home.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqmCE2MQ5vc

“Clit Me is a mobile game, produced by the National Board of Education of Canada, that openly explores female sexual satisfaction, with the focus on the only organ designed exclusively for pleasure: the clitoris.” I’ll bet you didn’t know that some women don’t even have one. That doesn’t seem right /or/ fair, I know; it’s just a fact.
https://www.nfb.ca/interactive/clitme/

The double-reed stiffy hose-o-phone.
https://laughingsquid.com/oboe-da-caccia-baroque-woodwind-instrument/

Nippon girls, vol. 1. “Shoe Shoe-shoe-shoe-shoe shooooe-shoe.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/nippon_girls

A giant city that /doesn’t/ look like a dystopian hellhole but rather a great place to be.
https://theawesomer.com/seoul-wave/488577/

What.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/02/photos-week-3/w07_1125623230/main_1500.jpg

Dress code.
https://www.designboom.com/art/damselfrau-interview-magnhild-kennedy-mask-02-10-2019/

And in ancient Hieronymus Bosch’s famously busy painting /Garden of Earthly Delights/ there’s a tiny person bent over, with one of the creatures in the painting pointing at where there are lines of music painted across the person’s bare butt. Here are both that section in visual detail and one of many historical interpretations of the music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG-34_6_rrk

Scenic places that thousands of people with enough money to visit apparently feel they must pull down their pants to view properly. Not the sort of thing that would occur to /me/ to do, but it takes all kinds. I notice that many of them seem to /clench/ their butt for the picture. Modesty, probably. Or shyness.
https://www.instagram.com/cheekyexploits/

Claire de Moon.
https://theawesomer.com/nasas-clair-de-lune/490137/

Moon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBVBYFFQgfQ

Asteroid. Hayabusa2 lands on Ryugu briefly to blast loose some debris to sample. This is way sped-up. Gravity is very slow there.
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/hayabusa2-touchdown-video.html

The children’s read-along record (15 min.) version of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/05/2001-a-space-odyssey-the-15.html

Visit Earth.
https://visitearth.s7.ru/en

A pleasant musical ad for some kind of beer whose selling point is that you can enjoy all aspects of your relationship with your significant other while still holding a bottle of this particular brand in your hand, if you want to. These people want to. I /think/ that’s what it’s about, anyway. There may be some subtext that I wouldn’t get because I’ve never really understood you people and still don’t after sixty years of trying. I mean, why beer? It’s disgusting spoiled cereal slime.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKMnvKs_eWY

Meant nonironically: That’s some fine police work there, Lou.
https://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20190307/deputies-man-who-claimed-to-be-deltona-burglary-witness-was-actual-burglar

You did it.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=030719

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/03/06/trump-wants-all-watchdogs-go-sleep/

Revenge of the ferns. (These photos remind me of the set for Mendocino Theater Company’s production of /One Shoe Off/, where as the play progressed more and wilder greenery invaded and took over the house, so by the climactic end there was even a tree with a big papier mache branch to be struck by lightning (sounds and strobe lights) and break off. At the end, every night, the entire set needed to be cleaned up and rebuilt and re-initialized.) (This is like that, except no-one’s coming to reset anything.)
https://newatlas.com/michael-schwan-beauty-decay-nature-abandoned-photography/58689/

Animated calligraphy strokes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w-xms9h0Dc

Here’s exactly why never to use water to put out a grease fire. Grease gets way hotter than the boiling point of water. The water flash-boils and sends burning grease everywhere, fanning the flames of the exploding grease with now cubic yards of turbulent air, where before the store of available oxygen was no bigger than the pot. Cover it with a pot lid or the pull-out cutting board, or use baking soda on uneven surfaces. Not flour, though. Flour explodes too. I think so does powdered sugar. Little fire extinguishers are cheap, and the kitchen is a really smart place to keep one. Hang it on the wall anywhere but above the stove.
https://www.reddit.com/r/educationalgifs/comments/amockq/why_you_dont_use_water_to_put_out_a_grease_fire/

D’awww (say d’awww).
https://www.philly.com/resizer/3W1Iz4xLNccA5XqlkxOOoIjslMY=/1400×0/center/middle/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-pmn.s3.amazonaws.com/public/WGA5OV5QCZAC3HM6JDJT475ZMU.jpg

You might have heard it said that a baby is a blank slate. That’s true. “You can write whatever you want on a baby, and here is proof.”
https://www.clickhole.com/you-can-write-whatever-you-want-on-a-baby-and-here-s-1825126161

Depth.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/03/cool-graphic-of-lake-baikal-and-great.html

A dance lying down. Like one of those articulated tensegrity balls.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/03/whatever-this-is.html

About the so-called vomit urinal.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/03/its-not-urinal-its-speibecken.html

Art.
https://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/anita-kunz-art-herstory/

A fascinating piston-leg dance. There’s no sound on this.
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/apa626/zaouli_african_dance/

Resident Thomas. Mixed media.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbNsQLqeuis

I just found out that mainly-science-fiction film and teevee actress Claudia Black (Pitch Black, Stargate-SG1, Farscape, etc.) has a busy other career in animation and video-game voices. Here’s a sampler. My favorite is her cowboy drawl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WQGS2zGAXg

And here’s an old interview where Claudia Black talks about her career as an actress up to that point, and /Farscape/ in particular. I put it through StretchSite so you can fix the aspect ratio. (Pull the top-middle slider a little to the left. You’ll know it’s right when the video is the shape of the dead Zenith in your basement.)
http://www.stretch.site/?videoUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dyr-f8y3gYSs&scaleFactor=0.790&zoomFactor=1.000

Hover text: “Circular video. Pro: Solves aspect ratio problem. Con: Never trust anyone who talks to you from a circle.”
https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/video_orientation.png

Table manners.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/lady_fishbournes_complete_guide_to_better_table_manners

“How do you get yourself into these messes?”
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/06/homestead-high-a-typical-tee.html

Steve Vai has a lot of guitars. Would you like to see them?
https://www.vai.com/guitars/

Tongue drum.
https://laughingsquid.com/wooden-tongue-drums/

Nice planet yez got here, cont.
https://newatlas.com/outdoor-photographer-awards-2018-gallery/58703/

Fly freely around in old video game sets.
https://noclip.website/

A murmuration of sandpipers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0RYPc0Dek0

Remember how outraged you felt when you read that the weasels and stoats invaded and occupied Toad Hall? Well, what if you had known that a stoat /is/ a weasel, and that it is /this cute/. Changes everything. (Then it leaps, takes your nose and an ear off and runs gashes in a jagged spiral around your neck and down your back and left side, flips, lands and prepares to leap at your face again, and for a moment, even then, /Oh, how cute./) They’re not cute to dogs. The dog thinks you are an idiot, and not because it’s jealous that you’re looking at another animal, but rather, /What’s the matter with you! Kick it with your giant leg! Kill it with fire!/
https://imgur.com/1Yev6BJ

Speaking of which, foxes. Oh, so cute.
https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/05/foxes-studio-photoshoot-pictures-adorable-8821987/

Hmm.
https://memooftheair.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/d416a-cool-kids-movies-rugrats.jpg

Art of mentally ill people, collected in a book by Hans Prinzhorn in 1922.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/hans-prinzhorns-artistry-of-the-mentally-ill-1922/

Say appa-rant.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/279

“Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Ai, chihuahua! that shit is /thick/, pardon my French.”
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/03/07/oddly-satisfying-vid-of-a-diner-having-its-carpet-cleaned/

Ducks go wild for peas.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/03/tweet-of-day_7.html

Men save a dog.
https://www.reddit.com/r/HumansBeingBros/comments/adqal4/saving_a_life/

Troublemaker-age kids brilliantly save a dangling little boy.
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/04/five-young-teens-save-an-8-yea.html

This is a pro stuntperson. She’s working in the next Wonder Woman film, and she works in /Supergirl/. The woman they keep going back to, cheering for her, is her mother.
https://www.reddit.com/r/BeAmazed/comments/akh7m4/the_real_wonder_woman/

And that’s a woman cop who disarms the crazy man and takes him down.
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/aintdu/perfect_knife_disarm_by_female_chinese_police/

The wrong, it burns.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/03/06/vic-berger-presents-the-best-of-cpac-2019/

And the Bodega Bathroom of Love. Award for short-notice live-teevee practical set design.
https://theawesomer.com/bodega-bathroom/515628/

Who’s afraid of Wolfram Alpha?

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-03-01) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and goggle at the denizens and eldritch shapes of what passes for deep history now that we all have the attention span of a gnat.

Guests this time: Stewart Dickson of Wolfram Research; Robin Bliss-Wagner, naturalist, music teacher, rainy-day fiddle busker, seeker, at present, of a treadle-operated sewing machine suitable for leather and sailcloth; and Alex Bosworth, stand-up guy. And featuring the music of the enigmatic Hakaoo, whose throaty, sultry Who By Fire leads the pack of Who By Fires. And music of Corwin Zekley, from his band’s (Snaps for Sinners) new album, How the Apple Falls.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Nice planet yez got, here. Shame if something wuz to /happen/ to it. Page through the gallery.
https://newatlas.com/international-landscape-photographer-2018-awards-gallery/58495/

Black.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMHb_jZozt8

Force.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-force.html

Retrospective/review of the best science-fiction/western teevee show ever.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Wm4eKfy_0

“Say it again, ya damn no-boots vapin’ weasel!”
http://marriedtothesea.com/022419/say-it-again.gif

Invisible threshold.
https://twitter.com/mofnekoclub/status/1099136654210609152

Pagan Island.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/pagan_island

“And when you’re working on a thing like this, the wonderful thing is you don’t lose any parts, because there’s no parts smaller than your head.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3BJF7O5ikY

How we get brand-new real retro neon nixie tubes. Not LED-cord fakes.
https://theawesomer.com/millclock-zin18-nixie-tube-clock/514598/

If you ever start feeling all full of yourself because of how very clever you are, glance at something like this:
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/03/01/a-thorough-anagram/

Giant ruins of unfinished atomic plant.
https://theawesomer.com/atomic-ruin/465267/

Play a random Eurotrash video. And then another. And another.
https://www.monkeon.co.uk/eurotrashroulette/

Art.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/remarkable_story_sofonisba_anguissola

Art.
http://kathrinlonghurst.com/gallery/

Portmanteau and rhyme generator.
https://www.punchlinedesign.net/pun_generator

Latest best marble reaction project.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/27/the-latest-marble-chain-reacti.html

And more, with dominoes. The young lady who made this talks a little about it at the end.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/02/another-video-of-falling-dominoes.html

Psychics, are their powers real? No, they are not.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/02/26/psychics-last-week-tonight-with-john-oliver/

The chicken is cute. I know how it’s done (tiny peckable lights in the keys that the chicken thinks might be yummy bugs), though it’s still a cool trick. But the daredevil pole-climbing clown immediately afterward is majestic. You will involuntarily reach out to save him from falling, and in the process knock over your Pepsi, and then go, /That’s weird. How did he know that would happen?/ Then your phone will ring, and it will be me, to explain, and to invite you to support KNYO-LP with a generous spiritual seed of money, say, three or four grand, which will support the station through the end of the school year and please all your dead loved ones who ever had a radio. I’m getting a letter E, or maybe R, or M.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayMDqPIVG2Y

Eagle came out of the night.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/02/eagle-tracked-for-20-years.html

United City-States.
https://medium.com/s/story/the-united-citystates-of-america-mapped-8372be222d28

Snake trick.
https://laughingsquid.com/yellow-ball-python-rotates-cardboard-box/

Something I learned today: the Plain of Jars is an actual plain of thousands of actual giant stone jars. Also, no-one knows what the giant stone jars were for, and figuring that out is complicated by even more thousands of unexploded bombs left over from the U.S. war on Southeast Asia. What a world, hey?
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/05/the-plain-of-jars.html

Don’t worry.
https://lithub.com/science-youre-definitely-worrying-about-the-wrong-things/

Star Wars? Do we /have/ to, mom? No. Now you can get it all over with in five minutes.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/star-wars-always.html

The Denver Airport puppet gargoyle.
https://laughingsquid.com/talking-gargoyle-at-denver-international-airport/

Reggie Watts sings an impromptu song about apples. “Empathy’s a bitch.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO1CCXXMzBI

Dog empathy.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/tweet-of-day_27.html

Clever balls that never crash. Timing.
https://laughingsquid.com/movement-act-star-shaped-juggling-machine/

Complete history of the Soviet Union to the tune of Tetris.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-complete-history-of-soviet-union.html

Judge the attractiveness of imaginary computer-generated people. Feel oddly guilty about it.
https://thecleverest.com/judgefakepeople/main.php

Computer-generated golf clubs. I like the one with the laser on it, but not the one with the little graphing screen.
https://twitter.com/gravislizard/status/1100477070314954752

Victoria’s Secret releases new sexy black lace sleep apnea mask.
https://www.theonion.com/victoria-s-secret-releases-sexy-black-lace-sleep-apnea-1832955599

Just to live.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/02/this-is-wrong.html

This reminds me of when I took Juanita to the so-called /urgent care center/ because of how sick and miserable she was. We got there and signed in at 11:30 and the doctor didn’t see her till like four in the afternoon.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/823983724656214016

The CIA’s /Phoenix Checklist/ for thinking about problems.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/28/heres-the-cias-phoenix-c.html

It’s the wrong kind of bread, but if it has to be that kind, I say it’s a toss-up between 7 and 14.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/02/perfect-toast/

You marveled, and everyone saw it.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/02/caption-contest-915/

The Spoon Planet index of spoons. Scroll down. Try the filigree spoons, they’re filigricious.
http://spoonplanet.com/exhibits.html

Down.
https://laughingsquid.com/journey-down-900-meter-deep-borehole/

What the coastlines of Earth would look like if all the ice on land melted.
https://imgur.com/a/uRY4y

“One-two, one-two.” And through and through, the hockey stick went snicker-snack.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/four-year-old-micd-up-at-hockey.html

The Forrest Gump beatboxing scene that they left out of the theater release.
https://theawesomer.com/forrest-gump-beatboxing-scene/328043/

And an impressive distance catch.
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-apollos/os-sp-hs-frisbee-dog-apollos-0225-story.html

 

Rocket Queen of the Bun Bang Fai.

    “She, not it. Ymbrynes are always female.” -Miss Peregrine

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-02-22) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and dig your bare toes into the warm wet mud of debacles of the distant past.

KMEC’s getting closer to the $9,000 it needs by the end of this month. That money will keep it going through the end of summer. Real community radio stations like KMEC and KNYO have all the real expenses and responsibilities and technical challenges of the giant bloated smarmy NPR stations but /don’t and can’t/, and wouldn’t anyway, get giant yearly government grants to remain mediocre and harmless in all ways –we can be harmless just fine without that kind of hierarchical corporate-control mufflement, thanks very much– and we don’t have the advantage of a monopoly on a high-power license where a single transmitter can cover hundreds and hundreds of square miles of potential donors. Radio is cheap, so it’s possible to do it on the cheap. But it’s not free. Every penny you give to a station like KNYO or KMEC goes to pay for something we really need to pay for: rent on a storefront performance space and studios, electricity, water, internet and phones, streaming fees, maintenance and equipment, and so on. /None/ of it goes into the pocket of the bosses in the office. Please help. Maybe when you get your tax return, if you don’t absolutely need to spend it all on a new back tire or those fine gingham curtains you’ve had your eye on.

To donate to KMEC: Simply call 707-234-3236 and state your intent. Or go to KMECradio.org/donate. Or mail a check to KMEC, 106 W. Standley, Ukiah. Or just walk in; the Mendocino Environment Center (MEC), home of KMEC, is across the street to the north from the Ukiah courthouse. Standard membership for KMEC is $40, but nobody is going to quibble if you can’t make it exact. You are a divine individual, and you are very loved; I hope you know that.

To donate to KNYO: You can go to KNYO.org and click on the big pretty Donate button. And if that’s too technological for you or it doesn’t work, mail a check to KNYO, p.o. box 1651, Fort Bragg CA. If you’d like to underwrite a specific show, or you’d like your own show to play with, where nobody’s breathing down your neck and they just turn you loose to do radio, contact Bob Young: bobb@poetworld.net

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Rerun: Nina Paley – This Land.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pKMV6e5kEo

Photographs of 1969.
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2019/02/1969-photos-looking-back-50-years/582706/

“It’s the kind of fight that makes them ooh and ahh and gets them here and here.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyaiI5pWEiM

Clearly they are friends.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/parrot-wants-to-touch-cat.html

Tender Owls. (In Russian with English subtitles.) “I am hanging on a rope, swinging and kicking. I really would like a little more air. Suddenly from behind me comes the tender chirping of the owl: /Oui! Oui!/”)
https://youtube.com/watch?v=8x91LCxJhDQ

Gymnastical robots.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/robot-gymnastics.html

The oldest Bugatti in the world that’s still on the road. 1913. This is the guy’s regular car, that he drives to the store in. Or so he’d have you believe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVl3cEkSSo0

Speaking of Bugatti, look at this beautiful thing. 1938. (Notice the color. That color is called Bugatti blue.) The replica they made a couple of years ago failed and killed the pilot. They don’t really know why; it might have had something to do with the complicated counter-rotating props, or a mistake in the control design or, you know, coffee jitters. But it’s so pretty. It’s like something from the /Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow/ retro-future.
https://tinyurl.com/BugattiModel100

Bisexual Buccaneers from Both-Ways Bay.
http://geekxgirls.com/article.php?ID=11214&fbclid=IwAR06nFfZdbSo-va_520Vwa9LzOW3b7-Afh118CKyYVULmDQPQU9HMARh99A

What.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/02/venice-carnival-2019-photos/v03_1125230847/main_1200.jpg

Loneliness. Why?
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/loneliness-in-nutshell.html

Queen of the Bun Bang Fai.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/05/bun-bang-fai-rocket-festival-in.html

The eyes have it.
https://mentalfloss.com/article/574384/photographers-close-images-animal-eyes-will-have-you-seeing-wildlife-whole-new-way

Ze Frank – True facts about the lemur.
https://laughingsquid.com/true-facts-about-the-lemur-by-ze-frank/

Sesame Street songs. I love this.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/21/happy-furry-monsters-and-o.html

Who’s a cuddly murderer? /You’re/ a cuddly murderer. Yes, you are. Yes, you awrrrr.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JjjZUP8nnA

I had wondered about that.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/277

This is only a test.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/dialect-quiz-map.html

Donald Trump als een Rus.
https://www.pasabon.nl/kunst/donald-trump-als-een-rus/

Crash.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/18/spectacular-21-car-pileup-at-d.html

Oofah.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dYTlvQl_G8

Watch a Japanese moving company do it right.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/02/21/japanese-moving-company/

Meet your second wife.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJEAGd1bQuc

One take: Marc Martel – Killer Queen. “Bibbity bobbity boo.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVeuYPLaDWI

The part of a recent Tucker Carlson show that Fox would not air.
https://www.alternet.org/2019/02/go-f-yourself-you-tiny-brain-historian-reveals-the-humiliating-interview-fox-news-tucker-carlson-didnt-want-you-to-see/

“Too bad Mike Pence isn’t here. He /loves/ Madonna.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/20/randy-rainbow-calls-out-trump.html

Albino alligator.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/02/albino-alligator.html

Wallace’s giant bee, scientific name Megachile Pluto which, depending on what fake accent you use to say it, is a great funny name for a character in any novel, film, soap opera or anime. I’m leaning toward /MAG-a-chahl PLOO-toh/, but /meh-GAH cha-LEE pluh-TOH/ is also nice
https://newatlas.com/wallaces-giant-bee-rediscovered/58550/

At last, a sport even stupider than football. Short attention span? Skip to about 4 min. in. (The object is to stay in your circle and grab a $100 bill off the crazy bull. Don’t leeb yer circle, now. (!) Aw, dangit. (!) Dangit to hail!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oykxvcR_k6M

Countdown: 72 days till Hindenburg Day.
https://www.boredpanda.com/inside-hindenburg-zeppelin-luxury-interior-vintage-photographs/

Realism in explodo films.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfBgb0NZLGw

Violence baguettes violence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_KVUSTxPeQ

Old tech to use in movies.
https://theawesomer.com/vintage-electronics-prop-library/514276/

Breed a photorealistic monster. Or just view a vast gallery of millions of monsters other people have bred.
https://ganbreeder.app/

Opinions of rearing.
http://wondermark.com/c1459/

America’s sport.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=022119

Gary.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/gary.html

And the opposite of Gary.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/tweet-of-day_21.html

Abby.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/abby.html

“Ask him what font he was using. If it’s something coquettish like Helvetica he probably brought it on himself.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51-hepLP8J4

Baroque Bada Romansu.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/19/a-neo-baroque-fugue-based-on-l.html

Coloring pages.
https://lifehacker.com/download-coloring-pages-from-over-100-museums-1832753859

George Washington and the goddess of America.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/18/osanaetoki-bankokubanashi.html

Controlled risk.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-return-of-risky-playgrounds.html

Wasteful and noisy and /those goddamn kids again/ and all, but it looks like so much fun.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/go-kart-on-ice-covered-river.html

Speaking of which, a bicycle for the schnee.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/22/this-wooden-bike-has-blades-in.html

A compilation of events that mostly all make you go AAAAUGH! WHY AM I WATCHING THIS! until you smarten up and shut it off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-8JqNGg2Oc

How we get paper cups. Supbf-supbf-supbf-supbf-supbf-supbf-supbf.
https://theawesomer.com/how-paper-cups-are-made/513434/

Health care: threat or menace?
https://truthout.org/art/medicare-for-all-threat-or-menace/

Crime Boyz.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/crime-boyz.html

“Yes, Gorm, and if it’s so hot out why are we burning money for warmth, hmmm?”
https://truthout.org/art/a-wasteland-of-cash/

The train to Strangeville.
https://plainmagazine.com/pol-kurucz-subway-to-nowhere/

When fashion was fashion. And those remarkable modern miracle fabrics! So comfortable and long-wearing.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6729741/Retro-snaps-reveal-outlandish-outfits-1970s-catalogues.html

How to hide on a bus.
https://mymodernmet.com/menja-stevenson-german-transportation-outfits/

Mondrian.
https://dionisopunk.com/2019/02/07/mondrian/

French landscape in infrared.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/08/infrared-photographs-by-pierre-louis-ferrer/

I wonder sometimes if the people who play sports like this have thought it through.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/02/photos-week-1/w34_RTX6L3A2/main_1500.jpg

And “Brazilian musician Johnny Herno playing his homemade instrument the berimlata, which combines a berimbau musical bow with a paint can.” (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/dusttodigital/status/1095352336011194368

The airport gummy bear indigestion story.

    “By the way, would you convey my compliments to the purist who reads your proofs and tell him or her that I write in a sort of broken-­down patois which is something like the way a Swiss waiter talks, and that when I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split!” -Raymond Chandler

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-02-15) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hum to yourself while you tug experimentally at this or that element of the past and develop a theory about where and when it all went so wrong.

Oh, and KMEC needs a chunk of money by the end of this month, and KNYO could always use a little money. Really, if you have any of that shiny jingly stuff to put into radio, and you’ve been tempted to support some bloated NPR station– KZYX, for example, because they have like three or four two-week-long pledge drives every year where they have all their airpeople /lie/ to you that they need your money to keep the station going at all and keep the great shows on the air, you should consider that hardly any NPR station needs your money. They’re /swimming/ in enough money at KZYX to sluice $300,000 a year to the handful of people in the office, who, as you know, don’t pay any of it to the airpeople who they bamboozle into lying to you that they need it so much, so the nice corporate office people can just take it away from them and keep it for themselves so it isn’t a heavy burden for the airpeople; here, we’ll hold that, thanks, good job, get back to work. /Just the manager and program director at KZYX, just those two people, pay themselves all the money from all the $25 and $50 yearly memberships KZYX takes in/. I’m telling you in case you didn’t know it, which is easy to understand, why you didn’t know, because they don’t talk about that aspect of the situation much, do they.

On the other hand, /real community/ radio stations like KNYO and KMEC have all the real expenses and responsibilities and technical challenges of a giant station but /don’t and can’t/ get $160,000 a year in a government grant (that’s almost two million tax-derived dollars in twelve years), and we don’t have the advantage of the priceless government grant of control of a high-power license where a single transmitter the size of a suitcase can cover hundreds and hundreds of square miles of potential donors. Radio is cheap, so it’s possible to do it on the cheap. But it’s not free. Every penny you give to a station like KNYO or KMEC goes to pay for something actually needed: rent on a storefront performance space and studios, electricity, water, internet and phones, streaming fees, maintenance and equipment, and so on. /None/ of it goes into the pocket of somebody in the office. I don’t know exactly how much KMEC needs, but I know that it costs about $12,000 a year to keep KNYO in the black, and it’s probably a little more for KMEC. It isn’t such a terribly large amount of money, but /it’s needed/, so please help. Maybe when you get your tax return.

To donate to KMEC: You can call 707-234-3236 and if nobody’s there leave a message so a volunteer can take down your contact information and send you a membership form to return with your donation. Or go to KMECradio.org/donate. Or mail a check: KMEC, 106 W. Standley, Ukiah, or just walk in there, where the Mendocino Environment Center and the radio station is, across the street to the north from the Ukiah courthouse, and do it in person. The standard membership for KMEC is $40.

To donate to KNYO: You can go to KNYO.org and click on the big Donate button. And if that’s too technological for you or it doesn’t work, mail a check to KNYO, p.o. box 1651, Fort Bragg CA. If you’d like to underwrite a specific show, or you’d like your own show to play with, where nobody’s breathing down your neck and they just turn you loose to do radio, contact Bob Young: bobb@poetworld.net

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

A ten-minute-long essay about how to change a mind. This will change your life, especially if you spend a lot of time pissed off about how somebody’s wrong on the internet and they just don’t get your brilliant argument because they are an idiot, so you keep at it and at it as if that will help.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXjH3duyLKc

The girlfriend’s reactions make this. It seems to always take her by surprise when he starts; there’s a long time between, so. “I hate this,” she eventually says. She loves it.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/petro-canada-fm.html

The ugly duckling. Creepily more than just a story about bullying.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-ugly-duckling.html

Superdog!
https://slate.com/culture/2019/02/gabby-andrea-samuels-westminster-agility-tiny-dog.html

Lettuce puppy banana elephant.
https://laughingsquid.com/animals-cleverly-created-out-of-food/

Something you don’t see every day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRB762N2RH8

The Soviet future in space.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-soviet-artists-imagined-communist-life-in-space-1558140402

How to not drop your B-25 on its nose. “Propellers are expensive. You can’t just replace them like matchsticks.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1kQzIolmIc

When to start your B-29’s putt-putt and not before.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsOUXqSh2xs

How to do the Balducci Levitation trick in your socks. (You’ll have to turn the sound all the way up.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2OAkaOYtI8

ROWR-BAZZLE!
https://www.designboom.com/art/markus-moestue-norway-dinosaur-bike-08-14-2014/

Filth.
https://theawesomer.com/the-dirtiest-places-in-your-home/513237/

The music goes back and forth, and it comes out here.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/02/13/back-and-forth-3/

Toys.
https://theawesomer.com/micro-scale-rc-equipment/512863/

How to catch the infuriating zippy sled thing.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/musya-and-luge.html

So unfair. Stop teasing it.
https://www.instructables.com/id/Ball-Balancing-PID-System/

Or tease it.
http://robotics.ovh/

Or whatever. (There’s no sound on this.)
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/01/03/the-senster/

This person does not exist. (Press F5 key or refresh button for new AI-generated realistic person.) But they’re all attractive because, so far, the system generates perfectly left-right-symmetrical faces. They’ll have that fixed in a couple of days, and the people will look a little more smooshed and lopsided and normal. Also an occasional demented tattoo or nose plug or zipper of earrings across an eyebrow would repel unwanted sexual attraction, as in real life.
https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/

Friend: “Wow you have gotten prettier. What have you been doing?” Me: “I closed my mouth.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbzT00Cyq-g

The wheel of emotion. Wheels within wheels.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/02/15/plutchiks-wheel-of-emotions/

Rerun: Extrapolate.
https://laughingsquid.com/extrapolate-johan-rijpma/

This idea is from a science fiction story I read in the 1980s. I can’t remember who wrote it, but it’s so close. And the trailer for this movie pushes all my buttons. Wait, several stories use this. One was by Spider Robinson, I remember that much. It’s a good thing the man is a musician, because none of it could happen otherwise.
https://theawesomer.com/yesterday-trailer/513211/

“If man is dead, everything is possible.”
https://aeon.co/videos/if-man-is-dead-everything-is-possible-an-early-interview-with-michel-foucault

Two fine men.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/bruce-wayne-talks-to-batman.html

Incel From Another Planet.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/15/funny-postcards-based-on-old-p.html

Where terrorist organizations and crazy armies of children and criminals and murderers and suicides and so on get all their guns.
https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/9aowbq/usa_vs_russia_arms_sales_from_1950_to_2017_oc/

What.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/02/photos-week/w09_1126664247/main_1500.jpg

Incipient Sympathy.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/02/11/a-bit-busy-today-2/

These are brand-new motorcycles made in the style of ancient ones and painted to look old. They even made a Flying Merkel.
https://theawesomer.com/bull-motor-board-track-motorcycles/512916/

All about moss. 25 min. “Okay, now it’s time to put the moss on. It’s kind of like putting on a kimono.” “Oh, I’ve made a total balls-up of this.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aut63td90fs

Looks like Nevada, except all poisonous and vacuumy.
https://gizmodo.com/curiosity-rover-says-goodbye-to-its-home-of-a-year-with-1832567764

So many abandoned building interiors of Europe seem to be colored like a Wes Anderson movie. Maybe that’s the secret.
https://mymodernmet.com/michael-schwan-photography-abandoned-places/

The three big tech innovations in film. Starting with film.
https://theawesomer.com/brilliant-tech-innovations-in-film/513198/

Joanna Connor, genius slinky-finger bluesmaster, playing in somebody’s side yard for an audience of like fourteen people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSwoM7WIy5M

The Mills Bros. The Old Man of the Mountain. The microphone is eye-catching. I’ll be making one just like that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0ngRaUyXvE

This might be where the timelines diverged. If we had stayed on the original timeline we’d have self-sufficient cities in space by now, enough to send a few off to colonize other star systems. But no.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/08d7fef416c8efdaadbc35b804475138/tumblr_o2nhw6fQfd1v105v6o1_1280.jpg

I don’t think you’ll be surprised to learn that owls float like styrofoam.
https://laughingsquid.com/owl-pretends-to-be-rubber-ducky-in-bath/

And I don’t think you’ll be surprised to learn that a great deal of this entire genre of art (dance in film) was fueled by amphetamine. It killed Carmen Miranda. Stopped her heart like a hammer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fFcfg5V2gg

Why it’s better to have the gas cap on the left.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/02/drive-off-oops.html

Submarines.
https://theawesomer.com/how-submarines-work/512723/

Some more beautiful old cars. The gallery ends with the Talbot-Lago teardrop car.
https://newatlas.com/retromobile-collectible-car-auctions-2019/58424/

Traffic solutions compared.
https://theawesomer.com/intersection-simulations/463093/

Let’s deploy to production.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p8wTOr8AbU

An analogy for so much, big and small.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/icy-driveway.html

Ragg Mopp. R-A-G-G M-O-P-P, ragg mopp.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyANRiqzfio

What if he did? What if he didn’t? What if the world was made of pudding?
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/story-from-north-america.html

And the /Danny Boy/ scene in /Miller’s Crossing/. Satisfying, but I count like 300 shots out of that one tommygun, and that’s several times too many. Still.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgz-CKRzs-4

Tell me, where is fancy bread?

Tell me, where is fancy bread?
On the shelf or in the shed?
Is it sliced or is it whole?
Tell me while I’m on a roll.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-02-08) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hum to yourself while you tug experimentally at this or that and develop a theory about where and when it all went so wrong.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

A few gorgeous photorealistic colored-pencil drawings of night in Japan… that cost as much as a car, but you can look at them for free.
https://www.erinnicholls.com/a-night-in-japan

The world’s watersheds.
https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/the-worlds-watersheds-mapped-in-gorgeous-detail

The world’s treasuresheds. Scroll down to derivatives. Financial derivatives are a house of cards built on a boat that’s an upside-down paper Napoleon hat.
https://money.visualcapitalist.com/worlds-money-markets-one-visualization-2017/

The Bureau, part 12. “Less talking, more paddling.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/07/the-bureau-part-twelve-con.html

Motorcycles. Just like with cars, the old ones are achingly beautiful and the new ones are ugly and weird. Who cares if new ones can go 160 miles an hour? No-one with a brain in his head –that he wanted to keep in there– would ever go even half that on a motorbike, and they all could go fast enough make an organ donor out of you by the 1920s, plenty of time to develop the surgical techniques required.
https://newatlas.com/motorcycle-sale-of-the-century-2019-las-vegas-auctions/58222/

Break on through.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/break-on-through-to-funky-side.html

Archive of blotter acid images.
https://flashbak.com/lsd-archive-institute-illegal-images-394427/

Brainwave.
https://theawesomer.com/brain-wave/512465/

The real villain.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-real-villain.html

This is like that.
https://medium.com/idle-musings/recreations-of-famous-paintings-of-myths-using-only-my-childrens-toys-be10f9a013b1

Take the tone-deafness test.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/07/Are-You-Tone-Deaf-2/

Sinatra-ish big band swing version of Jonathan Coulton’s /Still Alive/, end theme of /Portal/.
https://theawesomer.com/still-alive-swing-cover/511945/

Lies of packaging.
https://www.boredpanda.com/false-misleading-packaging-design/

My favorite is the Guardian Penguin galaxy. Though the Gyrating Sperm Cell galaxy is also nice. And the PacMan galaxy.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/02/halton-arps-atlas-of-peculiar-galaxies.html

Fly around in an old movie theater.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/02/flying-through-the-fox-theatre-in-st-louis/

Pizza skills.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/02/pizza-tossing-skills/

Little boy jams on bass with Richard Bona. This just gets better and better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yennR7FSttg

Wow.
https://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2019/02/bird-woman.html

Erotic caricatures of 1815.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/pornographer_royal_the_erotic_caricatures_of_thomas_rowlandson

Sony world photography awards.
https://newatlas.com/gallery-sony-world-photography-awards-2019/58333/

Rocket igniters in slow motion.
https://theawesomer.com/rocket-igniter-slow-mo/464850/

So, Asteroids on steroids, then.
https://theawesomer.com/sunless-skies/512098/

The madlib boilerplate for it.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2019/02/05/mass-shooting-in-_________-usa-kills-___/

Tanglefoot.
https://theava.com/archives/96000

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in Gregg shorthand.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/alice-in-wonderland-in-shorthand-1919/

A kind of prayer practice. A meditation on the dipness of existence.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/02/chips-and-dip/

Advances in generating people for the eventual nested simulation beneath ours.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/02/fake-people-in-fake-videos.html

Another bonanza of art released into public domain, free to remix, collage, melange, whatever.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/highlights-from-the-cleveland-museum-of-arts-release-of-more-than-30k-images/

The voluptuous horror of Karen Black. Not the /Charlie’s Angels/ one. Or maybe it is. Hmm.
https://vimeo.com/22184664

Rerun: Giant icon of human hubris sinks in real time, with interesting creepy sounds and occasional captions. For the short of attention span, skip ahead to 2:38:30.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/07/Titanic-Sinks-in-Real-Time-2-Hours-40-Minutes/

One breath. Short film.
https://laughingsquid.com/french-freediver-explores-the-ocean/

Honestly, are these things any more weird than a suit and tie, or bloomers, or a corset, or a church hat? Or makeup and earrings and tattoos? Or a cigaret and sunglasses?
https://laughingsquid.com/surreal-crocheted-masks/

“What.” Well, I’ll tell you what: remember when furniture was made of real wood?
https://66.media.tumblr.com/c222966b93707f2f9fcb2bd6b1590dcd/tumblr_p1sj52ecfr1spwv2fo1_1280.jpg

Who knew they were good for this? Now everyone will want one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OVl0o0ED0s

Rerun: The Expert.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg

“Find out by clicking here.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/06/super-fun-pak-comix-feat-cha.html

And another world. This makes me think of Ken Nordine’s /The Sound Museum/. I’m not sure why.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz2SeEzxMuE

 

A bright sound-colored penny.

    “Yes, it was a high building in Singapore.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-02-01) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hum to yourself while you tug experimentally at this or that and develop a theory about where and when it all went so wrong.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Whatever school this is, that’s the one you want your kids in. Unless of course your kids are nonwhite, in which case never mind, apparently.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/uptown-cello.html

Project piano.
https://laughingsquid.com/piano-turned-into-analog-hybrid-of-20-instruments/

Point of view parkour.
https://theawesomer.com/hong-kong-rooftop-run/464762/

Sad Heart. An odd kind of animation. It’s like shadow puppets, but not.
https://theawesomer.com/sivan-talmor-sad-heart/510996/

Bastard.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/26/supercut-of-sean-bean-calling.html

Earth and Venus spirograph.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/822648108999962625

Fit.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/28/compilation-video-of-things-th.html

Cake.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/01/unconventional-dinner.html

Deepfake Dali.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/28/salvador-dali-reborn-as-deepfa.html

Your soul. This drawing reminds me of when in /Stargate: Atlantis/ a desperate planet’s people engineered a disease to infect themselves that would make humans’ life energy unpalatable to the wraith creatures, in hope of averting their predations. I might be remembering it poorly, but it seems to me the writers took a long time to get to that point after the early episode where an Earth officer is captured to be interrogated (and sucked empty of life) and is offered a table of fruit and good food (for humans), where a dried up corpse is sitting slumped in a chair. “No, thanks. Looks like something /he/ ate didn’t agree with him,” the tough officer bravely quips. The wraith smiles and says, “Unlike your people, we don’t require our food to agree with us.”
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/01/your-soul.html

“Get a load of this amazing woman blowing the /hell/ out of a clarinet.” She starts blowing at about the 2:20 mark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC8_zcGEZjc

Rerun: Dream. (Warning: sad.)
https://laughingsquid.com/endangered-animals-sing-i-dreamed-a-dream/

Scars.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/31/in-4-minutes-100-people-expla.html

Good fences make good neighbors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BdUewjHrb4

A bright sound-colored penny.
http://brautigan.cybernetic-meadows.net/tiki-index.php?page=A+High+Building+in+Singapore

How to make a tank drum.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clnu3kcDPRI

Just time for a quick look at tomorrow’s headlines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdEcO8_2Kl8

Turn off-a the bubble machine-a. Halp-a. Halp-a.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0TSDcPW2Kk

Impressive flamencery. That’s C with a K.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pziQ1VcL740

Very looking forward to seeing this film.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/apollo-11-trailer.html

And this one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8LAwozrXPo

It just works.
https://laughingsquid.com/saturday-night-live-cue-cards/

Pam Bellam. It took me a moment to get /panda lamps/, because of the off-center mounting of the shafts. I thought the lamps were separate from the pandas. Maybe they are, and it’s panda, lamp, panda, lamp.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/that-song-again.html

I’m not sure why, but this makes me feel sad.
https://laughingsquid.com/timelapse-of-kitten-growing-into-cat/

Closeness lines.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/30/closeness-lines.html

Strip Iditarod.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/30/Blair-Braverman-Gets-Undressed/

Landing in Greenland.
https://laughingsquid.com/plane-landing-in-maniitsoq-greenland/

Unlocking an 18th-century French mechanical table with 3D modeling
https://youtube.com/watch?v=EblnaLMjdNg

I’m not very interested in video games, and even less interested in FPS games, but this one has a look and sound to it that has a certain je ne sais quoi. Generally it’s enough for me to watch a short video of other people playing these things. They’re like a puppet show. “That’s what I like,” Napoleon says in /Time Bandits/, “Little things hitting each other.”
https://theawesomer.com/atomic-heart-gameplay/510903/

Also this. I like the quippiness.
https://theawesomer.com/the-outer-worlds-trailer/505700/

Popeye in color.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/28/The-Fleischer-Popeye-Color-Specials-1936-1939/

And the great women artists.
https://www.instagram.com/thegreatwomenartists/

The Delicious.

    “Est locus extremum te respice semper.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-01-25) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and go even further down the rabbit hole, whatever that’s supposed to mean.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

The Delicious. (2002, 15 min.) I’d forgotten about this and just found it again with its parts stitched together so it plays from beginning to end without interruption, and it’s delightful. I especially like how, when he tries to explain and can’t, it’s clear there’s something wonderful to explain but it’s just /really hard to/. You don’t get the impression that he’s only a broken machine. Everyone else, though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTOOzy2bHas

Jiffy ceramic zoetropes.
https://laughingsquid.com/ceramic-plates-turn-into-zoetropes/

“Red One! Red One! He’s on your tail!” “I can’t shake him!”
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/01/25/set-dressing-2/

Conflict.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/25/dung-beetles-fight-to-gain-pos.html

Here’s why you should pay the people who work for you and prop up your nice life, and never welch on them and laugh at their frustration from your position of power. Power is an illusion. This reminds me of the scene in the pilot episode of /Firefly/ where Mal, pushed beyond endurance, has just shot smug small-time rim-world crimelord Patience’s horse out from under her, and it’s fallen on her, and Mal bends over where she’s trapped, puts the business end of his gun against her nose and says to her, “Now, I did a job, and I got nothing but trouble since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words in regards to my character, so let me make this abundantly clear: I do the job…” He yoinks the money bag from her. “…And then I get paid.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/22/gentleman-uses-backhoe-to-dest.html

Except that in this unusual case, at the hotel, it turns out that the backhoe man actually /had/ been paid and didn’t know it, because of a bank glitch. So. Tch.
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/755071/liverpool-travelodge-digger-rampage-edge-lane-video-pictures-john-wages-police-600

Firefly episode transcripts (2002).
http://firefly.shriftweb.org/transcripts.shtml

Joss Whedon’s initial script for the 2005 Firefly movie /Serenity/.
http://www.mserenity.ru/files/scripts/Serenity-190-initial-version.pdf

While I’m at it, a Firefly Pinyinary (dictionary of all the Chinese phrases and swears spoken in the series). The numbers within phonetics are /tone numbers/. Go to the FAQ and scroll down for a table of how to apply those.
http://fireflychinese.kevinsullivansite.net/index.html

How they do it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpaue3Jhn1o

The mystery at the bottom of physics.
https://theawesomer.com/the-mystery-at-the-bottom-of-physics/510373/

Art.
http://hifructose.com/2019/01/17/the-recent-paintings-of-marc-burckhardt/

The rear view from a toy drone flying past and through all the Utah Natural History Museum’s dinosaur skeletons in one long Touch-Of-Evil/The-Player/Strange-Days/Russian-Ark take.
https://theawesomer.com/saur/510834/

Viva la vulva. Via https://blort.meepzorp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k-_4WloY6Y

Composer or pasta or both?
https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/latest/composer-or-pasta-game/

Before and after. Via https://blort.meepzorp.com
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/lens/50-years-after-mug-shots-portraits-of-mississippi-freedom-riders.html

Naples pipples. Via blort.meepzorp.com
https://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/zmdjww/naples-photography-sam-gregg

What.
https://imgur.com/EIw7dSL

What.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/01/saiga-antelope.html

Out of the red.
http://wondermark.com/c1452/

Getting it white.
https://truthout.org/art/whiteness-at-work/

Dumber and dumber.
https://thenib.com/life-in-the-stupidverse-government-shutdown-edition

The Mansfield Ohio News-Journal noted that it seemed to be “poetic justice that a parrot should be the last surviving public spokesman for the beliefs of Hitler and his ruthless henchmen [because] the man who would make slaves of people first tries to train them parrot-like to repeat what he tells them…”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/laura_parrot

…As in “Kyle’s mom is a bitch. A big fat stupid bitch. Oh, crap.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ49UoiLe5A&t=0m57s

The advent of techno fifty years ago. Wacka-quacka wacka-quacka winka-quinka winka-quinka, jijajipt jipt jipt. Wonjj wonjj wonjj wonjj wonjj. Squonnphthpp. Etc.
https://laughingsquid.com/kraftwerk-on-rockpalast-1970/

First good shots from the fly-by of Ultima Thule, currently 44 billion miles away from Earth.
https://gizmodo.com/new-horizons-transmits-incredibly-clear-picture-of-mu69-1832064267

Fabricated.
https://theawesomer.com/fabricated/490487/

And Vaseline for your hair. This reminds me of when I was cooking in Brannon’s Restaurant in the early 1980s, and one of the waiters had hair that was like the kid’s in this ad. It was literally dripping with some kind of hair product. He came back into the kitchen once and complained bitterly that some customers, an old couple, had told him to go wash his hair and get them another waiter because they came here to eat and his hair was, you know, disgusting; they were afraid it would flick drops of whatever that was onto their food. It hurt his feelings that someone could be so cruel. About 15 years earlier than that, in 1967, my mother married Roland, who had two boys of his own, and suddenly we all had to put Brylcreem in our hair all the time to go to church and that was weird. The singing ads on the radio all went on and on about how not greasy it was, and the teevee ads showed women throwing themselves at men who use it, in an effort to run their fingers through their hair and grab them and kiss them silly, but I think they might’ve been paying them to sing and do that, because it was greasy and disgusting, and they still sell it. Maybe they’ve changed the formula. I associate hair grease with needlessly complicated fountain pens and thin four-buttoned gray sweaters useless against the freezing fog of winter Fresno in the grim yard of St. Helen’s Catholic school. It was like adjusting to another planet, and we all do what we have to do, I guess, until we either stick that way and forget or develop our own Delicious.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/follies_of_the_madmen_408

Gas.
https://theawesomer.com/its-a-gas-book/510597/

View the gallery. As usual with things like this, the old cars are lovely and the new ones all look like giant running shoes with fins and flaps and angry faces.
https://newatlas.com/top-100-cars-2019-scottsdale-auto-auctions/58127/

Aerial views of Hong Kong’s housing towers.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/22/astonishing-aerial-view-of-hon.html

Restored, speed-controlled, cleaned up and sound-dubbed video of Marseille, France in 1896.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/22/restored-video-of-high-street.html

I love Jay Leno’s show about his extensive vehicle collection. Here’s the episode about his 1931 Indian motorcycle, not only one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever but one of the best, he says. It’s interesting how subdued he sounds this time, almost reverential.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiRKg3me43o

Just slow down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqLzWNIAmds

BWAH!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuXgyfPX1cQ

The truth about video games and violence.
https://theawesomer.com/the-truth-about-video-games-violence/510639/

High arches, that’s good. But you’re choking up on the keys. Pull back. That’s it.
https://cdn.merriammusic.com/2017/09/15-Classical-Piano-Songs-for-Beginners-To-Learn-1600×1068.jpg

Ukulele Smells Like Teen Spirit.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/24/watch-this-kid-shred-smells-li.html

“Control units are laid out geometrically. Inside, the patients suck on the glass teat of their [rental-colored beads?].”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4AvRz0TvKw

What microphones did.
https://laughingsquid.com/history-of-the-microphone/

Waterfalls on Uluru, a rare sight.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/06/waterfalls-on-uluru-rare-sight.html

Slow-motion thermal imaging of an Icelandic geyser. (You can skip ahead to about two minutes in.)
https://laughingsquid.com/thermal-footage-of-erupting-geyser-in-iceland/

Rerun: Epoch.
https://theawesomer.com/epoch-short-film/510374/

Mapquest for 1826.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/patersons-roads-1826/

Evolution of the alphabet. And also videos explaining.
https://laughingsquid.com/evolution-of-the-alphabet/

QWOP that works without Flash. This is a challenge to master. If you can learn it in five minutes, that’s amazing of you.
http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html

Shanty tramp. (Full film, 69 min.)
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/shanty_tramp

Ants.
https://b3ta.com/board/11213275

Teevee football bellows illustrated.
https://theawesomer.com/nfl-commentary-animated/510845/

“I got pants in the coop (poop!), touchin’ our soup (soup!).” Has a kind of poetry to it.
https://news.avclub.com/cardi-bs-new-money-video-is-ludicrously-unsafe-for-wo-1831264725

How we get a crotch bowl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6BfwLGoCNI

Moodles.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/moodles

Best Fark caption ever: “Worst TARDIS ever.”
https://laughingsquid.com/windstorm-sends-porta-potties-into-the-air/

The original model for the TARDIS.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-tomb-and-the-telephone-box-soanes-mausoleum-1816/

Elif’in Hecesi’nin sene-i devriyesinde yeniden Özgür Baba; kadim dostu cura ve Yunus’un sözleri ile.
https://laughingsquid.com/osgur-baba-performing-dertli-dolap-on-cura/

The Pub. Uncomfortable because accurate.
https://vimeo.com/59740518

Historical records.
https://historical-records.com/

And “Un hommage à ma tendre dragonne, Milo, qui s’est éteinte le 14 juillet 2018 après 3 mois de combat contre la chlaymidose. Je t’aime ma poulette.” -Margaux Deman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4XeJBgnZ_g

Super blood wolf moon. Time to arooooo! like Nixon in Futurama.

    “Out of my window I could see them in the moonlight, two silhouettes saying good night by the garden gate.” -Ray Davies

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-01-18) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and handle the merchandise, and loll around in your floral-print muumuu idly smoking clove cigarets and making unnerving eye contact with the help, and nobody official will come up to you and tell you to move along because they’ve been getting complaints, because Danger is our middle name, doll.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Skiing down trackless snow at night lit only by /a danger flare attached to a drone zooming around nearby!/
https://laughingsquid.com/nighttime-skiing-lit-by-red-flares/

New York time-lapse.
https://laughingsquid.com/high-definition-new-york-city-timelapse/

Tilt-shift Singapore.
https://theawesomer.com/simply-singapore/509371/

There is nothing like a wall. A big embarrassing racist superfluous wall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL5CDt_1xcE&feature=youtu.be

People who just want the same things we do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIT0ucf_gys

“It’s almost horrific the way they pop in the dolls’ eyes with workaday nonchalance.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZhhxx5q5zs

Further about dolls.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcr-CSdgmUk

And let that be a lesson to you.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/please-dont-touch.html

Experiment of straight versus curved blower rotor blades, and also forward versus backward.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuEaP9kyiFc

Real steam-powered toy train.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxPUU87OIEA

“There. We have to fight our way in, take the control room, override the automatic controls and send a message to the rebel fleet.”
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/01/photos-week/w09_RTX6KU74/main_1500.jpg

Things that begin with guh.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO5_sWa4Lro

Recent art.
http://www.laurielipton.com/2011-present/

1970s napkin art. Max Efroym.
https://thinkinthemorning.com/project/max-efroym/

Lost and found.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/lost-found.html

Is organic really better? Short answer: No. And long answer:
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/is-organic-really-better.html

The lemonade machine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av07QiqmsoA

Big.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:S-IC_engines_and_Von_Braun.jpg

The woman left cameras running in her house to see what her dog and cat do all day while she’s at work. It turns out, they cuddle in various forms of serene bliss. Some samples:
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/Their-Secret-Love/

Math dances. My favorite is the queen placement, followed by the flamenco sort.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/01/16/dance-lessons/

Some horrible real medical pictures that will give you a nightmare and/or make you throw up.
https://thoughtcatalog.com/jessica-winters/2017/04/28-seriously-gruesome-photos-of-the-human-body/

“These rocker bars control all of the necessary tuning functions.” “Select any volume you want!”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/remote-control.html

The right to own a gun does not imply competence of any sort.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/17/the-right-to-own-a-gun-does-no.html

Apollo astronauts’ lunar photography.
https://theawesomer.com/apollo-vii-vxii-book/509732/

Speed of light in real time.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2019/01/the-distance-from-earth-to-moon.html

Meanwhile, cunts are still running the world. (Cunts in the British sense, and with subtitles in Spanish. It looks like Spanish.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94BshxDemR4

Traish LaRue and the weightless waitress.

    “Being a woman in blockchain is like riding a bicycle. Except the bicycle is on fire. And everything is on fire. And you are going to hell.” -Olga Feldmeier

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-01-11) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and try on the costumes there until you find one that suits your current regeneration. Accessorize with a fez or scarf.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

This is the situation in Minnesota but it looks a lot like Albion. Phone service in Albion is, ‘ow you say, ze /crapped pyjamas/.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/10/we-cant-have-nice-things-2.html

The saucy German cartoon prostitute who was the model for Barbie Millicent Roberts (Barbie’s full name).
https://www.messynessychic.com/2016/01/29/meet-lilli-the-high-end-german-call-girl-who-became-americas-iconic-barbie-doll/

Murphy’s motorcycle.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/01/german-engineering/

Styrofoam.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/01/styrofoam-in-a-shifting-economy/

Real-life animated video where the pixels are bees.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/05/Giant-bees-do-the-wave/

Alternative math.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh3Yz3PiXZw

Praying to science. God’s penance. Chauvinistic pessimism.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2019/01/06/saturday-morning-breakfast-cereal-on-praying-to-science-gods-penance-chauvinistic-pessimism/

Ballooners ballooning.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/01/ballooners/

Creating a Killer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCUQ7V9KUU8

When life gives you lemonade.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/01/phils-osophy/

Luca Stricagnoli, Thriller.
https://theawesomer.com/thriller-fingerstyle/508475/

“We’re the rocker arm assembly.”
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JScq272dIaM

The greatest found pile of discarded photographs ever in the history of the world.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sharpeworld/sets/72057594079439326/

No. That should be enough for you.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/821526423907209217

Every yes and no in Star Wars. (6 min.)
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/yes-and-no.html

Rerun: 21 deaf Chinese ballerinas execute the 1000-arm dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAL9hkDQ7IE

Angle art.
https://cargocollective.com/matthieu-robert-ortis/En-video

A.I. expert discusses movies about A.I.
https://theawesomer.com/ai-expert-critiques-sci-fi/508278/

That’s it. That’s it. Let it all out.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=8eoytHRZQ9U

In a nutshell.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/05/In-a-Nutshell/

“That boy has a screw loose up here. And I don’t want to be living here when things come apart.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/mary_worth_the_full_version

The Blue Man Group. So much fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vBKI3ya-l0

Average White Band on Soul Train – Cut the Cake.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSq93Hsn0Bg

Surface winds.
https://laughingsquid.com/earth-surface-wind-timelapse/

Drone shots of hills near Guilin, China.
https://theawesomer.com/head-in-the-clouds/445272/

Bibbeldy-bibbeldy-bibbeldy.
https://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/ad47vq/dont_even_know_how_to_caption_this/

Life before cell phones.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/01/life-before-cellphones/

The carousel calliope gang. When you’re a CarCal you’re CarCal all the way.
https://imgur.com/xBntDxj

“This fish absolutely stinks.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MVQTMoMTIg

“You have this fish that is a sort of living time machine.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/10/a-delightful-cartoon-about-the.html

This guy, Tristan Newcomb, would be just as good at presidenting as Fat Donny Two-Scoops, and better at running a casino.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-U6P71sLFM

Smell-the-fart acting explained at end.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_iWmRlS6bY

The Bureau, part 11. “SHLOMP.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/10/the-bureau-part-eleven-you.html

Congreve ball clock.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/01/congreve-rolling-ball-clock.html

The girl groups.
https://www.udiscovermusic.com/in-depth-features/the-power-of-girl-groups/

Hit it, boys!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D5148rRIkw

Opening sequence of /Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot/.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/10/thankfully-streaming-services.html

Terrence McKenna, popularizer of the concept of DMT elves, explains how time works.
https://laughingsquid.com/terence-mckenna-1998-time-acceleration-talk/

“Today I will show you how to heal a broken banana.”
https://laughingsquid.com/man-talks-backwards-to-narrate-reverse-stunts/

Troxler fading. This applies to everything, not just vision.
https://laughingsquid.com/images-that-begin-to-disappear-after-staring-at-them/

Discount Santa. (I think the little purple girl is meant to be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.)
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-01-10-Santa-vs-A-Little-Girl.jpg