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Rapture Monday. Make sure you turned the stove off.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-04-20) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some other similar and older shows to enjoy with fava beans and a nice chianti, if you like that sort of thing. As though any of it will matter after Monday. And, oh, right, cancel the cable and let the pets out.

A surprising number of people wandered in over the course of this show, and from all over the world –Eastern Europe, Sweden, Guatemala, Ireland, Kansas, Yorkville, not to mention from the art gallery across the street– to talk about all sorts of things, including genetically modified crops, toxic cosmetic products, the Bog People, third-world economies, universal health care, website management tricks, etc.  And I still managed to read 40,000 words of everything I brought to read, so if in fact the world ends on Monday as the godbothering numerological apocalypticians are saying, at least that much got accomplished. I’ve noticed how often I say /it ain’t the end of the world/ about something, and it interests me that now that it /is/, it still isn’t, to me. I truly don’t care. And now I’m off to record the Mendocino Women’s Choir at Eagles Hall. What a good life. How lucky I am and have been. That’s probably the cheap chocolate talking, though.

While you’ve still got a couple of days to play with, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

A trip through New York City in 1911. (Film corrected for proper speed.)
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/04/a-trip-through-new-york-city-in-1911.html

Stop-o-mation puppets.
https://theawesomer.com/stems/474027/

Health.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/04/how-to-save-money-on-healthcare.html

Voinga voinga voing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr_jeP_q0EM

Buddy Greene on harmonica.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAynjqcT-Hc

Coffee.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QhQR-AofPQ

Robot spring bender.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzTxzI_Hjrs

1,000,000 frames.
https://theawesomer.com/1000000-frames/473812/

Harvest.
http://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/04/harvest.html

The machine.
https://theawesomer.com/chain-reaction-tape-dispenser/473813/

Stop-motion tricks.
https://theawesomer.com/8-stop-motion-tricks/474179/

The infamous 1986 Cleveland 2,500,000 balloon release.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/06/the-balloonfest-of-1986-in-cleveland.html

“It’s okay, Diana. We’ve all been punked by birds that flew away laughing.”
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/04/adolf-and-the-elusive-wood-duck/

This real-drill-sergeant-turned-actor is dead now. The thing about this scene: it was impromptu. They gave him some lines to learn and he said, “This is all bullshit, none of this is right,” and they said, “Well, just do it the way you really do it, then,” and here’s what he did.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j3_iPskjxk

Sounding the Sumburgh foghorn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHCmzvzCmhI&lc=z23bxvwrirfmepcnzacdp433rfof2pivksqzky3cbf5w03c010c

All the guitar pedals at the same time.
https://laughingsquid.com/playing-37-guitar-pedals-at-the-same-time/

The future of fake news.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/17/The-Future-of-Fake-News/

Of /course/ the alientologists can tapdance.
https://laughingsquid.com/alientologists/

The women who brought you LSD.
https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-women-who-brought-you-lsd/

The women who got screwed out of going to space.
https://tv.avclub.com/meet-the-women-who-got-screwed-out-of-going-into-space-1825398718

Some animals that use the log.
http://dailyoftheday.com/

Haxan! (Full Swedish 1922 film about witches.)
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/haxan-witchcraft-through-the-ages-1922/

This fluorescent-red-haired young lady made a brassiere out of three fat frogs and a couple of bootlaces. Oh, and also she has one of those ridiculous rings through the flesh of her nose.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fabiana-lefleur-frog-bikini_us_5acf71d8e4b0d4931c8af7ea

Gets really intense around two minutes.
http://dailyoftheday.com/nope-of-the-day-fire-truck-burnover/

A quantum looooooooop.
http://dailyoftheday.com/music-of-the-day-bohemian-gravity/

The so-called leadership of America looks and sounds more and more like that video of a sabotaged clothes washing machine tearing itself apart.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/44214-firing-mueller

The self-destructing washer. Remember? (It takes until the 4 minute mark to give up and cry out in despair to its god.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_PLnInsh7E

Here’s a thing that happens in a country where people trust the police and so just naturally help them. Also nobody has a gun, not even the police.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4K5iX0l-20

The ballad of Billy the Bullet. Say that out loud; see how fun that is.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-fantastic-voyage-of-billy-bullet.html

In which the floor is open.
http://wondermark.com/c1393/

Man will conquer space soon!
https://newatlas.com/werhner-von-braun-archive-auction/54235/

Dogs.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/04/love-tails-of-morocco.html

It watches the important cup.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/04/apparently-you-can-teach-a-dog-new-tricks/

Fully customizable online purr generator with timer.
https://purrli.com/

Job title generator. Enhance your resume.
https://jobtitlemaker.com/generate/

An astoundingly speedy climb. For the short of attention span, the real action starts at around 1:40.
https://theawesomer.com/el-capitan-world-record-speed-climb/474416/

Yet another application of the Magnus effect.
https://theawesomer.com/magnus-effect-r-c-plane/474436/

Photos of the same sports locations combined into an oddly appealing clutter.
https://boingboing.net/2018/04/19/amazing-photos-of-sports-games.html

End of the world sale. World ends again! Rapture Monday April 23 2018!
https://ukiahcommunityblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/you-best-get-your-shit-together-jesus-is-coming-like-monday-dude/

 

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Rukpali, the smoking elephant of Baroda.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-04-13) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some other similar and older shows to meditate upon, detoxify your liver chakra, further world peace and seed blessings from Gaia, through Maitreya the World Teacher and her occasional disciple Miguel, who’s standing right behind you, grinning from ear-to-ear, about to pop a paper sandwich bag. Pretend you don’t know; he enjoys it so much.

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

Flyover of Jupiter’s north pole in infrared.
https://boingboing.net/2018/04/11/trippy-infrared-flyover-of-jup.html

You like galaxies? We gotcher galaxies right here. (View gallery.)
https://newatlas.com/gallery-best-photos-galaxies-universe/54155/

Generative patterns.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/04/11/generative-patterns/

That explains that.
http://wondermark.com/c1390/

The flipbook of everything.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/04/a-brief-history-of-pretty-much.html

A Turkish duet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek8GuGdwGQQ

“But even Belize City’s most ardent admirer would have to admit that it’s horribly ramshackle. Truth to tell, unlike the Trojans and the Beavers, Belizeans are not primarily noted for hard work. In fact, their innate work-shyness has a name. The [British] soldiers call it the Belize Disease.” And: “The Harrier, the most spectacular piece of hardware out here. It’s the gunboat of Belize, a jet that can land in a jungle clearing– provided the ground’s not a swamp, which for seven months of the rainy season it usually is in this hot, humid, wet, sticky place! …In the deep south there’s nothing except one obliging lady the soldiers call Gobbling Jenny.”
https://boingboing.net/2018/04/11/old-uk-military-film-about-bel.html

Rukpali, the smoking elephant of Baroda.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/rupkali_the_smoking_elephant_of_baroda

Interesting music. But what is the punched-paper roll controlling?
http://b3ta.com/links/1483501

They used Google Street View to make this startling project.
https://theawesomer.com/via-google-street-view-short-film/473460/

And the worst terrorists of all are the goddamn lousy terrorists who don’t take the craft seriously. I mean, look at that: that’s a dollar-store bucket right there.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/04/photos-of-the-week/w30_RTX5HB81/main_1200.jpg

Beetles.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-cameramans-revenge.html

Ice.
https://hobopeeba.livejournal.com/89997.html

On skates.
https://imgur.com/eILkJAn

Don’t be that guy.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/04/i-give-you-the-biggest-douche-in-the-universe/

I know you’ve seen some of this before, but it’s so amazing. Buster Keaton.
http://www.openculture.com/2018/01/a-supercut-of-buster-keatons-most-amazing-stunts.html

A little perspective.
https://theawesomer.com/the-history-future-of-everything-2-0/473046/

The Kardashev civilization scale.
https://futurism.com/images/kardashev-scale-the-kinds-of-alien-civilizations-in-our-universe/

This is even more wonderful than it seems like it will be:
https://boingboing.net/2018/04/12/watch-great-film-moments-juxta.html

And so is this: Virtual moon tour.
https://laughingsquid.com/4k-virtual-moon-tour/

Before and after.
http://www.thisisinsider.com/how-faces-change-with-age-photos-2016-10

Hopper.
https://vimeo.com/39487666

Cake.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/04/rube-goldberg-cake-server.html

GOP retirement announcement template.
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/gop-retirement-announcement-template

There’s your problem, ma’m.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/04/blocked-air-filter/

Ballet about a gas station.
https://tinyurl.com/FillingStationBallet

So, just the one little motor?
https://kottke.org/18/04/the-worlds-largest-ice-carousel

So much happiness. Except for the boys; the boys are not happy. It makes me wonder what the person with the camera just said.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/04/photos-of-the-week/w20_RTX5FENF/main_1500.jpg

The Banach-Tarsky paradox.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s86-Z-CbaHA

Troxler fading.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/04/an-example-of-troxler-fading.html

Pizza delivery.
https://theawesomer.com/pizza-delivery/473346/

Faith healing, simulationism and vacuous “ultra-rational” ideologies.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/saturday-morning-breakfast-cereal-on-faith-healing-simulationism-vacuous-ultra-rational-ideologies/

Secrets of Trout Mask Replica.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58nPEe-TU-w

Kate M.’s testimony regarding the space aliens.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfPdYYsEfAE

And another, after it happened again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kELDEdMbkyg

The sword in the spring.
https://theawesomer.com/coil-spring-katana/473317/

Virtual instruments.
https://laughingsquid.com/virtual-insanity-performed-in-virtual-reality/

Sounds coming out of Jeff Goldblum’s mouth.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/04/supercut-jeff-goldblum-making-noises.html

Train-powered perfect-glassy-surf-wave machine.
https://boingboing.net/2018/04/12/watch-surfers-try-out-train-po.html

Think: What would have to be wrong with somebody who’d see this on the sidewalk and not jump and play on it?
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-hopscotch-experiment.html

Bulbs.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-04-06) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some other similar and older shows to catch up on, or to plant, and tend, and check in on their progress, and speculate into an unwieldy frantic bubble of transport and construction and activity and folderol that inevitably pops, collapses, ruins everything, and that 400 years later will serve as a comic parable of careless greed, if anyone were left on the surface of a blasted, alternately baking and freezing Earth to share it. But deep under the ground, here and there, in isolated caverns and mines, a fading, dim and cramped and colorless sort of life goes on for just a bit longer, breathing slowly out for the last time…

ANYWAY, ALSO: here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while sweeping various elements of the show into the file I read from, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Myth motif generator. Click on each one and get another one, and another.
http://purviance.com/myths/

The goddess of spring.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-goddess-of-spring.html

Hand-cranked automata.
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/01/hand-cranked-wooden-automata.html

“Someone hooked a Billy Bass up to that Amazon spy thing.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW5TvT1mo9k

The significance of the car.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/04/never-just-car.html

Isle of Dogs, the making of. (I am a huge fan of Wes Anderson movies. Juanita and I went to see Isle of Dogs on Monday and it’s great.)
https://laughingsquid.com/isle-of-dogs-puppets/

What Aztec sounded like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-dQdASWkDU

Peter Cook and Dudley Moore make fun of the early-1960s fad for Super-Marionation shows, specifically /Thunderbirds/. I was wild for /Fireball XL-5/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riMHp28_cqw

Rocket Queen of 1958!
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/1958_rocket_queen

Thrust diamonds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s-zY86Ec-I

Mmmm, honey-batter chicken corndogs. Unless it’s the mixed beef, pork guts and who-knows-what kind, in which case, bleagh.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/05/food-cut-in-half-photography-by-beth.html

Classy.
http://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/03/classy_30.html

I like the illustration. It looks like he (or perhaps she) is all /Ah, god dammit!/, but Google translate tells me skirnis mal means ski times, so it could be about anything, even the poem below it. Probably that, because of the people in the back.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/04/05/lament-3/

Diversity.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/04/white-house-intern-diversity.html

A serene if slightly off-kilter plod.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHfp5ipIXUg

A terrified scurry for dear life. “Give me a lever long enough, and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I will break my lever.” -Archimedes
https://boingboing.net/2018/04/05/large-crane-falls-and-crashes.html

A nightmare of smoking.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3y3VJkgVbE

10 minutes of pleasant marble-race machines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZcicHSmBhc

The diverting history of John Gilpin, in verse.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-diverting-history-of-john-gilpin-shewing-how-he-went-further-than-he-intended-and-came-safe-home-again-1782/

Saka Men.
http://www.neatorama.com/neatogeek/2018/04/02/SAKA-MEN/

Not oversimplified, just simple enough. A good explanation.
https://boingboing.net/2018/04/04/electronic-music-pioneer-suzan.html

Mechanical advantage.
https://theawesomer.com/mousetrap-car-physics/472156/

Loading.
https://imgur.com/IJmH1yq

Swoop.
https://theawesomer.com/drone-vs-go-karts/472130/

Why and how not to care so much about the stupid stuff.
https://ukiahcommunityblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/sam-harris-on-death/

Mmmm. Doughnut.
http://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/04/levitate.html

Parkland potshots.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/44042-parkland-potshots

All Sorts of Heroes (animated, 20 minutes).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyrFq0FQ2OI

I like my coffee like I like my chicken.
https://laughingsquid.com/charcoal-black-chickens/

Japanese ads for a kind of gum.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/04/long-long-man.html

Metallica-Master Of Puppets (Jazzy Version). “Now you’re in luck without a pizza.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcdZLTn8LD4

Oh, for fuck sake.
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/04/televangelist-with-gods-help-i-brought-a-dead-ant-back-to-life/

Nice while they lasted.
https://laughingsquid.com/endangered-animals-on-the-brink-of-extinction/

Hymn for Goldilocks.
https://theawesomer.com/hymn-for-goldilocks/472189/

A real-time moving 3D mape of all the junk we’ve put in near space that’s big enough to be tracked. (Experiment with the /groups/ menu.)
http://stuffin.space/

Bins.
http://govbins.uk/

Got it.
https://twitter.com/ChrisHallbeck/status/980100984012787713/photo/1

Radium.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/04/beauty-trends-of-1920s.html

Homemade fire vortex cannon.
https://theawesomer.com/fire-vortex-cannon/472304/

An expert on (and in) realistic creepy makeup.
https://laughingsquid.com/disturbing-makeup-illusions/

Man-Beast! (Scroll down to the two-minute edit.)
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/man_beast

“They are used to mixing with men who are rich or famous like champion jockey Lester Piggott.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/british_bunnies

Rerun: The book of bad arguments. (Just start scrolling down; it’s all there.)
https://bookofbadarguments.com/?view=allpages

And goose feeds fish.
https://twitter.com/lopelope/status/975386660299878405/video/1

 

With six you get eggroll.

     “I never want to go to outer space. I can explode or go insane right here on Earth.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-03-30) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some other similar and older shows to catch up on, or to spring upon, and tear and gnash, not to mention to thank Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost  for setting up a podcast page for MOTA. Which, thanks, Hank.

ANYWAY, ALSO: here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while sweeping various elements of the show into the file I read from, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Expanding Inuit.
http://www.expandinginuit.com/

Hacking particle accelerators.
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/29/hacking-particle-accelerators.html

Hold your breath.
https://theawesomer.com/ama/471685/

More similar than different, though. In fact, nearly congruent.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/03/so-similar-yet-so-different/

Busy.
https://twitter.com/scott_kerr/status/976246179364253696

Long-exposure photographs of last year’s fires.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/08/terra-flamma-california-wildfire-photos/

Coincidence.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/01/jonathan-higbee-street-photography-new-york/

Meteorites.
https://laughingsquid.com/center-for-meteorite-studies/

Who’s a g’boy? YOU are. YOU’RE a g’boy, yes you are! Yes you are!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orAGU04T0rc

Collection of laughing anime women.
https://kotaku.com/a-five-year-collection-of-anime-women-going-ohoho-1824158176

Dark patterns to fool you and mess you up. The speck of dust trick is genius. Evil, but genius. This issue interests me because last week I tried for half an hour to delete my LinkedIn account, and three times thought I had done it but no cigar. They make it fucking impossible.
https://laughingsquid.com/how-dark-pattern-designs-trick-users-online/

Standards keep changing. You might or might not have to click on the image to start the video playing. You might or might not have to click on the speaker icon to turn the sound on. But you want to see and hear this, I promise you.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/03/when-burglars-strike/

“I feel so safe about our hotel choice now.”
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/26/some-hotel-room-doors-can-easi.html

The Human Bat vs. the Robot Gangster.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-human-bat-vs-robot-gangster.html

Contamination.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfAKFAnm0JU

Meteorites.
http://www.icq.eps.harvard.edu/meteorites.html

Little thing.
http://www.neatorama.com/neatogeek/2018/03/26/Little-Thing/

Progress!
https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/excelsior

Black hole science.
https://i2.wp.com/theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/TT325.jpg

I love things like this, where the performers are having so much fun performing. It makes me think of Hit and Run Theater, like from the early 1980s, and the two men are Doug Nunn and Steve Weingarten, or maybe it would be Tracy Burns being John Bolton.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/03/meet-john-bolton.html

The 2018 Name of the Year bracket.
https://deadspin.com/presenting-the-2018-name-of-the-year-bracket-1824140540

An amazing world, where things like this can happen.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/03/expect-the-unexpected-4/

And, while we wait forever for more Rick and Morty (and Summer and Beth and Jerry, and all their infinite alternate analogues throughout the multiverse), here’s a collection of just Rick screwing Morty over, so far.
https://theawesomer.com/rick-screwing-morty/471843/

A dance to spring.

     “Feet are more puppety than hands are. Hands are all fingers. They’re obviously you. Feet are more like a separate person, and they’re entrancing when they talk. When hands talk it’s hard to ignore that they’re hostages and they’re only going along with this ridiculous charade because they’re compelled to. They’d rather be anywhere else. That saddens the experience. But you asked about the planning of the crime. Very well. You see, it happened like this…”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-03-23) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some other similar and older shows to catch up on, or to spring upon, and tear and gnash, not to mention to thank Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost  for setting up a podcast page for MOTA. Which, thanks, Hank.

About the logistics of the show: again with KMEC’s problem picking up the stream. And another problem there that, when I checked on TuneIn about midnight, resulted in both their automation music and my show playing at the same time, but maybe that was only on their TuneIn stream and not on the air. (“Aieee! Chandu, how is it possible?”) But I’m eternally optimistic that it’ll be solved by next week -it’s not as though there isn’t gonna be a next week. Sid Cooperrider, when he got home from work at one a.m. and could attend to this, switched me in manually via VNC (four hours into the show) and switched me out when I signed off at five, and he emailed me that he’s working on this. And everything went fine at KNYO, so that’s better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, as my grandfather used to say when he was younger than I am now, so I’m qualified to take up that banner, though he had one all-white eye from actually being poked in the eye with a stick, so I’m never going to completely catch up there. In short, there’s nothing wrong with the recording. There never is.

ANYWAY, ALSO: here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while sweeping various elements of the show into the file I read from, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

A whiteboard animation of two minutes of Stephen Hawking talking.
https://laughingsquid.com/stephen-hawking-seize-the-moment/

Unsettling illustrations of children and technology.
https://plainmagazine.com/unsettling-illustrations-children-interaction-technology-kristian-jones/

Thirty turntablists in concert.
https://laughingsquid.com/philharmonic-turntable-orchestra/

Tiroler Zungenpritschler. (30 sec.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYFy8Tp2Log

Wave from below.
https://newatlas.com/lavender-tea-tree-oil-hormone-estrogen/53853/

Name game.
https://xkcd.com/1970/large/

–but this is what you were thinking of:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MJLi5_dyn0

–unless you saw Jessica Lange do it in /American Horror Story/, in which case:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2qEhGeLb6A

Zoomable maps of what countries’ local-language names mean.
https://openseadragon.github.io/openseadragonizer/

Time-lapse beans and spinach grow. Do you or I or anyone know? Yes, now, thank you.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/03/22/Bean-Ballet/

Fidget spinner Rube Goldberg thing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34abRUUeslw

Neither ghost nor machine.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0k-ZVua7_rjOJy6UozU2KA

What monkeyshines do you suppose these young people are cooking up? I’ll bet it has something to do with those /strange lights/ in the abandoned gym that Tommy Jennings, who /disappeared/, said a /flying saucer/ crashed into, right there where there’s a dent by the air conditioning compressor. Anyway, we’ll find out /tonight!/
http://expo.advance.net/img/7d2ddc4c9e/width960/7f1_mtvernonfour.jpg

“What the alien force has taken from us we will retrieve with a saber.” (This is totally amazing. Stick it out till the end.)
https://laughingsquid.com/70-people-sing-their-national-anthem/

A better place.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/03/a-selfish-argument-for-making-world.html

Another example of the uncanny prescience of Firesign Theater. A roadside-attraction giant audioanimatronic tyrannosaurus rex bursts into flame, roaring and dripping flaming melted plastic. “Yeah, the whole thing’s gonna go, now.”
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/23/life-size-animatronic-t-rex-bu.html

Every Wes Anderson movie.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/03/20/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Every-Wes-Anderson-Movie/

Krzysztof Penderecki’s /Die Teufel von Loudun/ (the full opera in German w/English subtitles, 148 minutes).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-zPEq48Sxg

What is beauty? Apparently it has something to do with boobs and butts, as surely you suspected.
https://vimeo.com/258828793

Ducks!
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/03/23/Keeping-Your-Ducks-in-a-Row/

A dance to spring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWfyw51DQfU

Add your image and wave on.
https://krikienoid.github.io/flagwaver/

The walk of sushi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ_sB_SGh1Q

Girl next door.
https://www.boredpanda.com/never-seen-before-marilyn-monroe-photos/

An adventure in odd and very rare saxophones.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/03/unheard-of-instruments-in-saxophone.html

Smoke on the Water/ You Should Be Dancin’ mashup.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/03/you-should-be-smoking.html

The whole way through I kept worrying she will hit herself in the forehead or the eye or the teeth with that hammer. And then near the end, when they’re all walking close around her and she’s swinging it around even more wildly and carelessly… Rita, guarda cosa stai facendo!
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/rita_pavone_datemi_un_martello

I have never been a big fan of drum solos. But this guy, and his enthusiastic yellow-clad assistant, have opened my eyes to the value and wonder and comic use of the medium of the drum. Mid-play drum set permutations. Stick juggling. Real fire both mouth-blown and pounded out using torches for drumsticks. (Fifteen minutes of wow.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTxlFOPYdfw

Fascinating montage of Google Earth images.
https://theawesomer.com/arena/471012/

I don’t know how to pronounce the title of this, but it’s about a hotel hallway on drugs.
https://theawesomer.com/%e2%96%b3%e2%96%bd/458310/

Actual size of anime eyeball. There’s not room for two of those in the head, much less one and anything but a thin shmear of brains.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/03/anatomical-distortion.html

Moment of math.
https://theawesomer.com/ok-go-one-moment-math/470590/

–And here’s the product:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvW61K2s0tA

I’m ready, Kierkegaard.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/229

A fox is not a villain.
https://laughingsquid.com/jack-rescued-fox/

Way to Pogo.
https://theawesomer.com/how-to-pogo/471036/

Will Wheaton tells the William Fucking Shatner story, accompanied by guitar and melodion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnXoDD2_clA

Gunhild Carling, counting down!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAQ7autd61g

A dream of a giant inside-out Dalek.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/07/the-surreal-world-of-neutrino-detectors.html

The fall of the Simpsons. (30 min.)
http://www.cynical-c.com/2018/03/21/the-fall-of-the-simpsons-how-it-happened/

It’s creepy and wonderful, but I don’t get how they’re secondhand. His memory of them isn’t secondhand, it’s firsthand. Also, I wonder, didn’t he love /any/ of them enough to say /Don’t go/?
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/03/second-hand-lovers.html

Everybody’s a critic.
https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/crime/2018/03/16/man-charged-mischief-trespass-western-art-show-allegedly-harassing-artists/432418002/

Russian Sherlock Holmes in Hound of the Baskervilles. (68 min.) (Switch on English captions.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhujgY6m0RQ

Photorealistic CGI actors, some entirely alien, made from the computer following real actors. I don’t know if you ever saw /SimOne/ but this is like that. The Osiris Black one (scroll down) is particularly cool and less creepy than the Andy Serkis one.
https://newatlas.com/realtime-digital-rendering-photorealistic-cgi-human/53922

How people who can afford a $3,000 guitar get a $3,000 guitar. Imagine what it smells like in that factory.
https://theawesomer.com/making-carbon-fiber-guitars/470866/

Floppotron (stepper-motor organ) plays the Mission Impossible theme.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd_IISXafRc

World Photography Org photo winners.
https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards/winners-galleries/2018/national-awards/winners/2018-national-awards

Iceland.
https://laughingsquid.com/iceland-drone-footage/

A map of where to avoid, to not get hit by the falling Chinese space station.
https://www.economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/1280-width/20180324_WOM971.png

Winning cotton-candy-eating technique. This is not the young lady’s first rodeo.
https://twitter.com/DelightDestiny/status/974140198694010880/video/1

White zombis. I prefer that spelling to /zombies/. Also zoris, and tsuris.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/03/white-zombies.html

And Cuban quinceaneras.
https://plainmagazine.com/traditions-frank-thiel-cuban-quinceaneras/

You fools! I shall destroy you all! (Ask me how.)

     “Maybe my mom was right all those years ago. Maybe I won’t be happy until somebody loses an eye. Maybe that’s what’s been missing.” -Addie

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-03-16) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some other similar, older shows to catch up on if you survive.

This show begins with a 50-minute prerecorded interview with Merlin Tinker (aka Barry Weiss) on the occasion of his retirement from decades of fixing sewing machines, and it ends like eight hours later with /Chandu the Magician!/

Also something happened over at KMEC so the show was only on KNYO in Fort Bragg and not also in Ukiah, but things break in this world and it ain’t a big deal. There’s a whole week to solve it before next Friday, and some very smart people are even now peering at the problem and harrumphing professionally, young lady, so don’t you worry your pretty little head about that.

ANYWAY, ALSO: here are links to a few not necessarily radiotropic but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while pulling last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Something to simply make you feel good about people, and about our world and, of course, the moon.
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/15/watch-people-react-to-lookin.html

They are from France.
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/12/the-baranton-sisters-demonstra.html

You want some more? Well, here’s some more. “Two little 90-pound girls balancing tables that are twice as big as they are!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PToDHt97QU

They’ve got the ultimate power in the universe.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/03/its-not-moon-bad-lip-reading-of-star.html

“You have nothing constructive to offer! You need to have your head examined!” When actually it’s the other way around.
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/12/watch-this-atheist-kicked-off.html

Everybody’s doing it.
https://designyoutrust.com/2018/02/stunning-black-white-photos-skateboarding-1960s/

Bird says, “Make me look good.”
https://mymodernmet.com/endangered-animals-bird-species-joel-sartore/

I have no idea who this guy is. I’ve never seen him before, and I’ve never heard of any of these movies, though I recognize a couple of the other actors. For instance, there’s that one who’s been on the covers of all those checkout-counter magazines for like fifty years because she doesn’t age like a normal human being, though she’s smaller somehow than she is on a magazine; I didn’t know she was so tiny. And there’s the one who I read tried to kill himself, the one with the weird square nose-end, who seems nice.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/03/supercut-vince-vaughn-fast-talking.html

Rerun: How to kiss a [Listerated Pepsin Gum] girl.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/03/how-to-kiss-a-girl/

Teeth of the snail.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/erinchack/im-so-sorry-but-snails-have-teeth

Synchronized monorail track switching. I think this would be even better from a lower angle, and stacking the lens.
https://twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/969512759930118144

Clunk.
https://theawesomer.com/clunk/469922/

How we get duct tape. Though the Duck Tape company calls it –wait for it– Duck Tape.
https://theawesomer.com/duct-tape-made/469466/

Does this hazmat suit make my butt look fat? Yes. Yes it does. And I don’t want be picky, but your hand is on backward; I would fix that first and then worry about my butt.
https://tinyurl.com/yaxhpp73

What we die of. (This chart is only counting the UK.)
https://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/11/6/1352225082582/Mortality-rates-big-graph-001.jpg

How to pick up and carry, by yourself, a person who is dead or otherwise incapacitated, and still keep a hand free to use a weapon if you have to. And also quip.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/03/14/Former-US-Ranger-Demonstrates-How-To-Lift-And-Carry-An-Unconscious-Person/

When cartoonists strike.
https://www.cartoonbrew.com/artist-rights/day-75-years-ago-disney-animation-changed-forever-140103.html

Toscanini dishes it out to the double basses. “What kind of ears do you you have? You have ears in your feet! Oh, for holy God! Late! You are always late! You, you, you, you, you!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-1KtSOwLXE

Rerun: The Samurai method.
https://lifehacker.com/poop-more-effectively-by-repositioning-one-leg-1551365555

4-H champion meat worm, four years running.
http://wafflesatnoon.com/giant-earthworm-photo/

Staying alive.
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/9948813

Automatons.
https://laughingsquid.com/swiss-artist-creates-amazing-automatons/

There’s no real explaining why a person finds a particular thing funny, or when that thing starts in your brain. Juanita is incapacitated by joy when someone is surprised. And I like it when children swear like angry adults; I just think it’s hysterical. Here’s the moment that switch is set in a baby. It’s the woman making a /pop/ sound with the pacifier, and then it’s the anticipation of the pop sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49HYiesrLe4

Our presidential president.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/43834-aw-nuts

Transparent side plate on a Wankel rotary engine.
https://jalopnik.com/watch-a-wankel-rotary-engine-s-beautiful-explosions-thr-1823769446

Locomocion Capilar, by Remedios Varo Uranga. (Mentioned in the Merlin Tinker interview.)
https://imgur.com/gallery/Vzg50eW

In the timeline where the analog of me is head of a company that makes giant spaceships, the control room of a spaceship would look just like this. Except there’d also be a bunch of genetically engineered cat people, big upright cats with hands, hurrying around on rollerskates, adjusting things to keep the air balance right and keep the warp reactors from going critical, all saying, /Ma’m? Ma’m. Ma’m!/ like in Breaking Cat News when the woman is cooking bacon and all the cat reporters want to interview her about it.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/812441211487322113

The true size of Africa.
https://informationisbeautiful.net/2010/the-true-size-of-africa/

And Sony’s latest photo competition winners. Hundreds of amazing pictures. I’m sure you remember Sony. They used to make attractive little transistor radios that weighed no more than a loaf of bread, in cases of leatherette with a snap that opened so you could replace the two differently-sized Mallory batteries. And ride on your grandfather’s soft sweaty shoulders with baseball playing from that radio hanging around his neck from a lanyard, yammering away along with it like a woodpecker while he push-mowed a tiny Burbank front lawn in gray, sandy air. I understand they’ve branched out since then. Tape recorders.
https://newatlas.com/world-photography-awards-shortlist-gallery-photos/53743

The time of shedding and cold rocks.

     “A wee heather esk skeethered athort my paith ane ewe-tremmlin’ day. An afore I got a guid luik he gaed inunner a hiddly rock, whan I wissed him tae stay.” -Hugh Macdiarmid

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-03-09) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) (And here’s a page of that and some other similar, older shows to catch up on, if you’re an alien anthropologist of the far future wanting to learn a little about how we lived, the sort of food we ate, and our joys, fears, amusements, elements of pride and shame, whimsy and poignant weltschmerz, and low-power radio in Northwest Nowhere.)

Besides all that, also here are links to a few not necessarily radiotropic but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while pulling last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

10-minute timelapse of the entire universe from the beginning, with the focus narrowing down on just our one speck of a speck in the outer spiral arm of a speck. Speck.
https://theawesomer.com/timelapse-entire-universe/469205/

This will happen in the next billion years, whether you put the toilet seat down or not.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbhqHCqjoZ0

Snow in Tokyo.
https://mymodernmet.com/yuichi-yokota-tokyo-snow-photography/

Rerun. Spoiler: “How we doin’, Frank? You know you can’t be in here. Come on.”
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/09/this-spare-and-clean-animation.html

Watch this robot solve a Rubik’s cube in two-fifths of a second.
https://gizmodo.com/watch-this-machine-solve-a-rubiks-cube-faster-than-my-j-1823583531

Rerun: Spike Jonze’s /I’m Here/, a lovely sad short story about love and robots. (30 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OY1EXZt4ok

Oh, yeah? Well, I’ll see your tapdancing nose-person and raise you three more.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/02/photos-of-the-week-tk/w20_AP18050330967549/main_1500.jpg

Ahem.
https://www.alternet.org/animal-rights/6-tactics-advertisers-use-objectify-women-and-animals-similarly-horrible-ways

“No flies on me, thanks to DDT!” Elsewhere on the same page, it turns out you can also keep flies off a baby by asphyxiating it in hygienic cellophane. And you can keep your husband from cheating by sweeping up in just a French maid apron and high heels, wash away unsightly fat with La-Mar Reducing Soap, relax in your modern vibrating brassiere, pinch a genuine Italian fanny… My favorite: “Amy doesn’t need to douche, but she knows I love apricots.” (!)
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/89368373839835284/

I was doing this with lasers cut out of broken laserdisk players at the Whale School thirty years ago, but I wasn’t so much into undulating mushrooms as with something Juanita and I called the /rotating duckfoot/. There were several types: basic, fancy, and perturbed. The perturbed rotating duckfoot was saved for special occasions, as it put a strain on the tracking mirrors, exceeding their safe excursion. But mushrooms are nice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtR63-ecUNo

Wind, to start. Also you can turn the different weather parameters on and off. And zoom in and out. And drag the view around.
https://www.windy.com/?radar,38.393,-123.475,8

Chemwaves.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/08/cross-seas-when-two-waves-meet.html

Yup, that’s definitely some Men In Black space-alien sky-shit there. There’s an alien mothership hidden in every one of those, especially that one. And this one over here is clearly a battle between Ba’al and Thor, or two bunnies in a basket, or a cake rosette. You can argue about this all day, Kenny, but the truth is out there and pictures don’t lie.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/06/beautiful-black-white-storm-photography.html

How to argue effectively.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OADGiB79IRo

Cats are a liquid. Proof.
https://sobadsogood.com/2018/03/10/irrefutable-proof-cats-are-liquid/

Also clearly the result of the Illuminati spraying chemicals into Heaven to pervert God’s plan and turn the USA communist.
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/06/stunning-image-of-airglow-band.html

The News Hasn’t Happened Yet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISTajZAmyKM

Level.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/08/palindromo-meszaros-captures-aftermath.html

Hard times in VHS tape country.
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/07/tom-the-dancing-bug-hard-time.html

Race and ethnicity in Mendocino County.
https://statisticalatlas.com/county/California/Mendocino-County/Race-and-Ethnicity

Rerun: falling Shepard’s tone. (10 hours.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9VMfdG873E

“Deb is the finest mashed potato you’ve ever tasted. Deb Instant Mashed Potato!”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/follies_of_the_madmen_354

“Because you don’t know the Muffin Man. And you better pray /you never do/.” (20 min.)
http://www.cynical-c.com/2018/03/05/nra-tv-last-week-tonight-with-john-oliver/

Deggadiggadom. Diggity diggity dum dum. Diggadug.
https://laughingsquid.com/indian-percussive-singing/

Creepy claymation Czech rap video: Bad Trip (say Baht Tdeep).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmcaSf3WaAs

Claymation forest adventure. I was gonna call it /capitalism/ but it ends well.
https://vimeo.com/233387572

Cute and way too high.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au3tiS5Ek84

Mechanical Turing machine.
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/08/0-1-blank.html

How to turn drink cans back into useful aluminium (British spelling) ingots without burning your hands and feet off.
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/09/watch-this-guy-melt-down-1000.html

One man’s perfectly understandable thing for turquoise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eLcbr59I10

The collection of bad art at the very Museum of Bad Art.
http://www.museumofbadart.org/collection/

Cut the deck.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=148&v=NjCIH1fXT0I

Visit the lovely Donald J. Trump State Park.
https://news.avclub.com/donald-j-trump-state-park-is-as-ugly-and-dilapidated-a-1798258679

How we get tiny trains.
https://theawesomer.com/how-model-trains-are-made/468933/

Six hoops.
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/09/watch-this-gymnasts-incredib.html

Dancing in the doorway. Don’t.
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/03/get-out.html

Royals.
https://flashbak.com/miss-popularity-1970s-35-vintage-photos-prom-queens-groovy-court-394847/

Fashion chickens.
https://laughingsquid.com/exotic-chicken-photo-book/

Get away from him, little wasabi child. Sure, his head will explode if he takes a bite of you, but that won’t help /you/.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/03/photos-of-the-week/w34_RTX4YH2P/main_1200.jpg

Speaking of which, what kind of an idiot would give a baby wasabi? Cute, though.
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/09/child-gets-first-taste-of-wasa.html

They should always have to do it this way.
https://imgur.com/zFh1jlT

I like this guy. I like his natural manner and delivery. And I actually had the Monty Python /Matching Tie and Handkerchief/ record, right when it first came out, and the man is right: my head very nearly exploded when I realized that the record had a /third side/. A three-sided record!
https://theawesomer.com/abnormal-grooves/468534/

Blanketty-blanketty dance. Those are the clothes of the future, right there.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/03/08/The-Blanket-Dance/

“Which one o’ you was fuckin’ with the pants.”
http://extrafabulouscomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/pants-e1520624633489.png

Morgan’s consistently other-better-timeline cars.
https://jalopnik.com/morgan-moved-into-the-21st-century-and-we-didnt-even-no-1823562438

Peetuh the joiyunt anteetuh. His tongue can extend to chyoo feet in lehnth and flick up to 150 times a SEH-kn’d. He smells of dust, roobuh bands, dried dung and old clock-springs. Don’t let him into the tea cupboard; he’ll only muck it up, the way his kind have been doing for 25 million yeuhs.
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/05/577739.html

Ah cain’t quit yew. How cain ah quit yew? We air on Mahrs. (Them’air ‘xbestust crystals. Ain’ no stick lahf on Mahrs. /Yit./)
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/02/photos-of-the-week-tk/w05_919944930/main_1500.jpg

Cat scan and cat printer.
https://cdn.jpg.wtf/futurico/17/fc/1519933577-17fcd8db7ce0c4acadfdf7273ecdf524.mp4

“Troi looks down at her empty stomach and frowns telepathically.”
http://botnik.org/content/tng/

The value of open discussion.
https://xkcd.com/1965/

If your thing is hair, here.
https://imgur.com/9tXOT51

The facekini. This might be where the underwear-on-their-head-disguise bank robbers got the idea from in the first place.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_facekini_what_the_fashionable_chinese_wear_on_the_beach

Twenty styles.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/03/ten-second-songs-take-on-me.html

“It’s true. I once brandished a sword in a summer stock production of /Much Ado About Nothing/.”
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/1/1745181/-Cartoon-Trump-s-proposal-to-protect-schools-arm-the-crisis-actors

My heart will go on.
https://www.geeksaresexy.net/2018/03/07/rey-kylo-my-heart-will-go-on-comic/

A cacophonous flock. Noisy nature.
https://laughingsquid.com/giant-flock-of-snow-geese-flying-over-mississippi-river/

And the heavenly pressure cooker. (30 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZavYMVXYam8

Now it’s dark.

     “I guess we all learned something here today: Ya can’t make a silk ear out of a sow’s purse, babydoll.” -Chuck Frank, Private Op

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2018-03-02) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Poignant portraits of endangered animals.
http://www.neatorama.com/pet/2018/02/23/Poignant-Portraits-Of-Endangered-Animals/

Impressive multi-layer zoetropic pastry pile. Make sure your sound is on.
https://theawesomer.com/gateau-gato/467672/

Exactly.
https://theawesomer.com/bacchus/467603/

Guitar, solo.
https://theawesomer.com/the-prodigy-acoustic-medley/467700/

All the Marvel heroes’ origins in cards on one chart. (Click on chart to zoom.)
https://www.popchartlab.com/products/marvel-origins-a-sequential-compendium

Feliks Konczakowski’s animated Droste-effect labels.
http://beachpackagingdesign.com/boxvox/feliks-konczakowskis-animated-droste-effect-labels

Theory of everything.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/03/01/Cosmic-Dust/

A really flashy magic show. (45 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqdjpwBFW7Q

Magic spoon.
https://theawesomer.com/magic-spoon/467673/

A giant tiny Spruce Goose. Notice how it’s always German guys yammering in German in the background of places where people exhibit these things. Also it weighs less than a duck, it floats, it flies. So, a witch? or not a witch?
https://theawesomer.com/giant-spruce-goose-rc-plane/467719/

This Wild Darkness, by Moby.
https://theawesomer.com/moby-wild-darkness/467958/

Homeopathy is bullshit. Billions of dollars in extremely high-markup homeopathic bullshit is sold every year. How extremely high? There’s typically not even a single molecule of active ingredients in a $40 bottle of liquid or pills. That’s /infinity dollars per ounce/.
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/27/heres-the-ultimate-explainer.html

Flowers are way more amazing to bugs.
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/24/flowers-look-way-more-beautifu.html

Key and Peele, Meegan and Andre.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQi3_PpYzIM

It just looks inflatable.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/satomasochism_the_sci-fi_erotica_of_pater_sato

Skip to 3:38.
https://theawesomer.com/making-mini-flamethrower/467983/

Twenty minutes to understand the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/27/a-video-that-explains-the-heis.html

Watch the Arctic ice disappear.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/02/watch-arctic-sea-ice-disappear.html

Aerial photography of Iceland.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/04/aerial-photography-of-iceland-by-sandro.html

“So, let’s take a look at how the two warring factions innovated going into the Triassic.”
https://theawesomer.com/earths-worst-balance-patch/467834/

How we get Skodas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mk3backkao

Man as industrial palace.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfBaAnJ1A4s

End of life care.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P7GAiQ_L7Y

Please stop. That is acutely painful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwNGR792Ifk&

Cool helicopters.
https://twitter.com/AeroDork/status/928477564192153601

After.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/10/chris-jordans-portraits-of-american.html

And after that.
http://lifeafterpeople.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline_of_collapses

 

I’ll take romance.

     “If you can’t tell what it is, it’s an armless mannequin with a wedding dress half on, breasts bared, with a nice Mexican woman posing her for me.” –Overheard In New York

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2018-02-23) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

It’s a pretty good, very long show. The whole eight hours, as they say. Alex calls about two-and-a-half hours in, having nearly been killed again by the capricious spirits directing the circumstances of his life for their own cruel amusement, with a story to tell about his latest ordeal, this time a shoulder broken in two places. It involves treacherous ice, a gentle Nordic giant shopkeeper, a video gambling machine, drugs, a comparison between California’s and Arkansas’ emergency rooms, medical expenses, attitudes, accents, a Big Fish, and also Linda Blair’s head spinning around in circles, spewing pea soup, going /blaaarghh!/

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

Timing. Actually this would work on the radio; it’s just better when you see her and so can more fully admire her cool mastery of the craft.
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/21/comedian-jena-friedman-jests.html

Long timing. They’re making a 10,000 year clock. (Scroll down for the video.)
https://laughingsquid.com/long-now-foundation-10000-year-clock-installation/

/Really/ long timing. How we get a telescope that can see 13 billion years back in time.
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/23/incredible-overview-of-making.html

This simple graphic gives me all kinds of ideas. See if it does the same for you.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sumafasores.gif

Dinosaur!
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/02/21/Dinosaur-a-Film-by-Nathan-his-Dad/

That’s what it is. The toxins. Ringing the toxins.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/02/22/A-Peculiar-Nightmare/

Animal behavior.
https://theawesomer.com/biopixel-slow-mo-nature-reel/466810/

The kicking is interesting. I wonder if that was part of their security training. And the slapping of cameras. Or maybe it’s just a natural instinct.
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/19/hell-cruise-20-people-ordered.html

The /Walking Dead/ theme with lyrics.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/02/23/If-The-Walking-Dead-Theme-Had-Lyrics/

That’s entertainment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP5lWeGpdj8

Let’s learn about waveforms!
https://pudding.cool/2018/02/waveforms/

Let’s learn about an automobile transmission.
https://laughingsquid.com/spinning-levers-1936/

This clever German man made a toy airplane modeled on a cool-looking but unsuccessful giant Russian airplane with seven engines –six in front and one in the back– and 120 seats inside the wings. It flies great; take a look.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a18377381/lets-hope-this-model-kalinin-k-7-fares-better-than-the-real-life-version/

Try to look away. See how your eyes spring back.
https://imgur.com/ncQlnBO

Athens.
https://laughingsquid.com/timelapse-athens-greece-at-night/

Ah, the past, and the wonders of and in it. (Commitment: 1 hour.)
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/21/watch-this-excellent-1977-docu.html

You are here. (You might have to click View to watch it go.)
https://twitter.com/KRUZAA_/status/965328382102777856/photo/1

Crown-shy trees.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/09/crown-shyness-peculiar-natural.html

“Don’t take the man’s job, Jack.”
https://jalopnik.com/person-on-scooter-challenges-train-crossing-loses-1823199548

Runaway.
http://www.neatorama.com/neatogeek/2018/02/23/Runaway/

Amazing.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/how-amazing-is-gods-forgiveness-not-very/

Normal things that can kill you. (Bread bag clips, zoris, jello, an umbrella, mothballs, the recirc setting on your car’s air conditioner…)
http://www.cracked.com/pictofacts-576-20-everyday-things-you-didnt-realize-could-kill-you-dead/

The goal of anger management training.
http://www.mrlovenstein.com/images/comics/949_call_them_like_you_see_them.png

What I like most about this is the proud expression on the mother’s face. She’s proud of her work, her work being both the clever, happy little girl who probably really thought of what to put on the poster, let’s grant her that, and also the poster, which the mother likely designed and printed, and what’s wrong with that?
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/02/thin-mints.html

Here’s what that face expression recalls to me, which I found again by searching for /little girl smiling in Hitchcockian juxtaposition/ (search engines are /that smart/ now):
https://www.refinery29.com/2016/07/116732/who-is-disaster-girl-meme

And a simultaneous lunar eclipse and aurora video in as high quality as your computer can use, where you can grab the screen and shift your view as it plays. I sent the link to Juanita, in the kitchen, because she has a phone and I’ve seen her taking panorama pictures of things and then turning the phone to explore the picture, and I remember reading about Google Cardboard, so I thought it might work. Nearly instantly she shouted, “Marco! Come see this! Come here! /Here, sit on the chair! Hold this. Now spin around!/” Gasp! Though of course this tech is old news to a jaded sophisticate like you. /You’ve/ probably already been having sex with robots and changing channels on the teevee with your toothbrush for ages already.
https://theawesomer.com/lunar-eclipse-aurora-360o/467296/

 

Fish Rock Road and I don’t care.

     “Quelle aubaine! Une place de libre, ou presque, dans ce compartiment. Une escale provisoire, pourquoi pas! Donc, ma nouvelle adresse dans ce train de nulle part: voiture 12, 3ème compartiment dans le sens de la marche. Encore une fois, pourquoi pas?” -Michel Thaler

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2018-02-16) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Alan Watts. So smart.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qb5sx65kRE

FTL. A short film about the first use of the Alcubierre faster-than-light drive. (15 min.) This is like /Tomorrowland/, in that the whole time after the first fifteen minutes you’re thinking how the first part was great; they should have stopped there, except in this case they stopped there. Pretty good.
https://theawesomer.com/ftl/466475/

Pendulum sound art thing.
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/10/interactive-sound-pendulum-evo.html

Time-lapse drawing machine.
https://theawesomer.com/drawing-machine-time-lapse/465690/

The gun homicide rate map of America.
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/15/gun-killings-map-of-america.html

Brought to you by the letter D.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-letter-d-by-erte.html

The funkmaster of funk, himself. A six-minute lesson in the history and practice of funkiness, as regards the bass guitar. They go in close with the camera and show you exactly how to do it.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/02/larry-graham-explains-his-technique.html

Stringscapes Vol. 2.
https://theawesomer.com/stringscapes-vol-two/466235/

Pig rasslin’. Corset and non-corset divisions. Totally consensual, like fishing. The pig likes it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH8THSIDfwA

Drunken fist vs praying mantis kung fu.
https://theawesomer.com/dance-drunken-gods/465919/

Bricked.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/02/burglary-fail-in-shanghai.html

Kaspar Hauser in a nutshell.
https://laughingsquid.com/kaspar-hauser-animation/

Penguin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnTU_hJoByA

The Endless Night. A valentine to film noir.
https://vimeo.com/38946362

“You never know what’s gonna happen, so you always gotta be thinkin’ about what /could/ happen.” Warning.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/workplace-safety-videos-got-pretty-horrific-in-the-90s

A colorful town-size art project about something really sad and colorful.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ashland-nyanza-project-dye-factory-pollution-color-art

Next on /Which is better, the $500,000 thing or the $50 thing/, including $500 shiny umbrellas and special photographers’ vaseline for that romantic soft-focus vaseline-lens effect —none o’ that cheap-ass Wallgreens vaseline for me, thanks. This reminds me of a trailer I once saw for a sitcom about a slick magazine company, where a guy comes in crowing about the great shots he got of a model –this was in the days before digital cameras– and a co-worker obviously tired of the photographer’s ridiculous pride says, “Yeah, Jim (or Sven, or Paul, or Brent), I don’t know how you did it! You took pictures of the most beautiful woman in the world and you made her look good.” That would have been clever by itself, but he waits a beat and adds, “You must have used film.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2HpKJbIakM

Would go again!
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/13/enjoy-the-slo-mo-thrill-of-a-k.html

Where that sound really comes from.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/02/when-you-cant-afford-that-loud-exhaust/

Six gaits hath the dog.
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/15/this-animation-shows-a-dogs.html

Voices of old people recorded the year my mother was born.
https://laughingsquid.com/1929-interviews-with-oldest-people-in-united-states/

And James Brunt’s rock mandalas, though they look more like antenna arrays. Juanita and I made things like this, but tiny, out of rocks and glass at Glass Beach a long time ago. I haven’t been back in years. Do they still let you go down there, I wonder.
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/14/james-brunt-arranges-beautiful.html

All will be revealed.

     “What? says Toby, I thought it was Gert Schwankfelder. He put down his fiddle and took a good look at me. Himmel! he says. I have hit the wrong boy. It is not the new boy. Why are you not the new boy? Why are you not Gert Schwankfelder!” -Rudyard Kipling

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2018-02-09) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Flying around in the mountains, up and down. Down is faster. Several videos to choose from, latest on top.
https://laughingsquid.com/team-blacksheep-long-range-paradise-3/

The sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImoQqNyRL8Y

“Get up and go learn the truth or I will blow your goddamn head off!”
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/222

Illustrated TED talk about the world as Dollar Street. And they give a link to the website of the project the scientist talks about, so you can play with it yourself.
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/08/find-out-where-you-fit-on-the.html

A fascinating montage of countless vacationers’ unwittingly perfectly duplicated vacations.
https://laughingsquid.com/instravel-tourist-selfies/

Why alien life would be our doom.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/02/why-alien-life-would-be-our-doom.html

Assembled close flyover video of Europa, crinkly ice moon of Jupiter. There’s an ocean of liquid water under that ice.
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/06/enjoy-this-flyover-of-jupiter.html

A neural network turned a book of flowers into a book of dinosaurs.
https://sploid.gizmodo.com/a-neural-network-turned-a-book-of-flowers-into-shocking-1796221045

Electromechanical counter.
https://theawesomer.com/flipdot-mechanical-digital-displays/464932/

Nina Paley put her panoply of gif goddesses to work in a new video. Moses scuttles away.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/02/you-gotta-believe.html

Mardi Gras 1899, when most of New Orleans was still above sea level, so things were different then.
http://publicdomainreview.org/2018/02/07/illustrating-carnival-remembering-the-overlooked-artists-behind-early-mardi-gras/

Bad lip reading of that CTE-ball game last week.
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/02/a-bad-lip-reading-of-2017-18-nfl.html

Apparently, similar to the situation with flutes and electric guitars and trombones and violins (and wine and watches and steaks and cars and everything else), the real difference between a regular piano and one that costs a bloody fortune is that one of them costs a bloody fortune and the other one doesn’t. (My seven-dollar watch loses two seconds in three months. I set it when I replace the battery every year or two and that’s done.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApGXujZVWf4

“Your ass! I’m not 99, I’m 78!” “No, Dad, you’re 99.” “Holy fuck! How’d I get so old so fast?” I love this.
https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/7w8izp/98_year_old_finds_out_how_old_he_really_is/

It doesn’t matter where I look, everything reminds me of the wait to see /Isle of Dogs/.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4715/39392069804_45ebf4e04f_b.jpg

Mars. Fullscreen it and turn the quality up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5nrrnAukwI

A new clever compact Rube Goldberg marble run.
https://laughingsquid.com/rube-goldberg-inspired-pinball-game/

How we get marbles from recycled glass. Notice that there are people whose career is to watch rivers of marbles pour past in a slot and pluck out the ones that aren’t good enough. That might be okay work if there’s music playing, and if it’s not just one kind of music but all different kinds at random. Except there isn’t; there’s just the din of the hazardous machinery and the glass dust in your eyes and nose and mouth and ears and lungs, and the searing heat of the furnaces, day after day, night after night, until you want to scream, but that won’t help, they’ll just demote you to marble wheelbarrow duty. This is what’s really happening when people bitch about China stealing American jobs. Do you want your shiny marbles or don’t you. You do? Here’s your marbles, friend.
https://laughingsquid.com/how-marbles-are-made/

Meanwhile, in America, Natalie Portman swears like a motherfucking muleteer (MFM) and casually murders bystanders whose posture and demeanor displease her.
https://theawesomer.com/natalies-rap-2-0/465480/

53 photographs of the London Underground, from the early days through the Blitz nights.
https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/london-underground-history-vintage-photos-a3739076.html

The giant stratified chromium motorized head of Franz Kafka. (Oh! Million-dollar idea: Rubik’s cubes that are the heads of animals and famous scientists and villains. Or an apple. But with propellers and a camera on them, and a bluetooth speaker. Made in China.)
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/05/a-rotating-42-layer-sculpture-of-franz-kafkas-head-by-david-cerny/

This Russian housewife really belts out Clare Torry’s extended orgasmic wail from /The Great Gig in the Sky/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpmpzXPymos

Rerun: six months of rebuilding an engine in two minutes.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2018/02/09/rebuilding-an-engine-timelapse/

Just the Northern California genocide map. (Click on the circles on the map for details about that particular verse. Some of them give lots of information; some just name the event or place.)
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1QkMXp0SFu6DFG5oLD9Q7EhrNcAU&ll=39.90130858574741%2C-121.96746826171875&z=6

Golden Ratio Star Wars crawl.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/811352835262676992

Fish, fish. Fishy fish-fish.
https://www.instagram.com/rfedortsov_official_account/

Piano. Chicken. Piano chicken.
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/08/just-a-chicken-playing-an-oper.html

Whole lotta love. “Wahhh. I hit my hand again!” This is the guy in all those Police Academy movies who made sound effects with his mouth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=708GWn7hdKY

Same guy does Jimi Hendrix.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVUw62pxDGw

How a pedal steel guitar works. What the pedals and knee levers do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrbSL92Kz1Y

Yeah, you like you some key-tar. Yeah.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auzxSWva0T8

Skip ahead to about 2:25.
https://theawesomer.com/rocket-igniter-slow-mo/464850/

Lego roller-coaster ride.
https://sploid.gizmodo.com/monstrous-90-000-piece-lego-roller-coaster-replica-give-1822724949

I wonder if everyone is like me, in that every time the little cartoon person caroms off a hard thing I wince a little and feel like /oof!/ inside. And I really want him and the sled to get back together, the way they belong. Waiting for it.
https://theawesomer.com/line-rider-fade/465123

“It’s not screaming. It’s just the air escaping.”
http://www.pickchur.com/2013/09/31-photos-of-meanwhile-in-a-parallel-universe/

Every best visual effects winner.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSD6VFUVbsQ

The dances of the ages.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-dances-of-the-ages-1913/

Rerun: Jackie Chan’s bowling with Bruce Lee story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK_5kJKsAjQ

The problem of which one to trust: your real moustachioed manservant who loves and cares for you, or your full-drag smell-line-radiating imaginary friend, when you’ve known them both since childhood and they’ve both lied to you on several occasions that you know for a fact.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=020918

I am Ozymandias, King of Kings. Look upon my pants, ye mighty, and despair. (The Fark caption on the link mentioned pants. I think it’s more like a tooth.)
https://i.cbc.ca/1.4515648.1517620909!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_1180/qarlinngua.jpg

Seven years of the eleven-year solar cycle, to put things in perspective. That orange thing there is almost 900,000 miles across (1,300,000 planet Earths could fit inside of it), and it’s been there, doing what you see it doing, for four-and-a-half billion years. It’s one of 100,000,000,000+ stars in just one of 100,000,000,000+ galaxies in only one of a potentially infinite number of universes.
https://theawesomer.com/7-year-solar-time-lapse/464933/

So, our sun, the heating system. And here’s how we move around and with that sun, regardless of where we work, or which teevee shouter appeals to our sense of authority or mob oneness, or which imaginary friend in the childish part of our brain we wish our wishes of, or whether we wash our hair every day or only once a week or never, or become a vegehoovian or a Republican or get an abortion or a headache or fall off our roller skates or learn to play the flute. This is the best concise description of our motion through the universe that I have ever seen, heard or read.
https://tinyurl.com/RealMotionOfEarthThroughSpace

And Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and Arthur C. Clarke discuss life, the universe and everything. (42 min.) (Just kidding. It’s 52 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKQQAv5svkk

Thoreauvio in the hoodie hood.

     “There is no remedy fo’ love but to love mo’, bitch.” -Henrique David Thoreauvio, yo

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2018-02-02) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Timber.
https://vimeo.com/245592750

Remember last week, when the guy took a 17×17 Rubik’s cube apart and mixed up all the 1500+ parts? Well, he sorted all those parts and studied them and pieced it all back together. Really. Watch him do it.
https://theawesomer.com/assembling-17x17x17-rubiks-cube/464243/

Belinda Bedekovic. In a provocative dress made of bubble-wrap. With a key-tar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jpr3oe96JU

Paintings of Pantagruel.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/fabrizio_riccardis_absurd_and_obscene_paintings_of_pantagruel

Paintings of Jim Carrey.
https://vimeo.com/226379658

Wouldja like ta know what kinda conversation goes on while they’re loafin’ around that hall of high-tech, state-of-the-art musical machinery?
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a7/7f/eb/a77feb14703e86e398211b9848dd3bb9.jpg

Why it’s impossible to (perfectly) tune a piano.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hqm0dYKUx4

Nope. Nope. NO. Don’t grab that! That’s gonna break off; don’t trust that! Ugh. Kind of hard to watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_r_iePbASw

An A.I.-generated Coachella poster.
https://theawesomer.com/coachella-ai-generated-poster/464162/

The dances.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/8_dance_crazes

Rerun: Deaf synchronized Chinese dancers. Higher-quality video than the last time. You can see the points on all the finger-things.
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/02/trippy-dance.html

“SURE I want to fight communism. But HOW?” By underwriting a show on KNYO, that’s how. Turn your lousy stinking money into /truth dollars for truth/.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/truth_dollars

Bench.
https://www.boredpanda.com/life-on-park-bench-photo-series-kiev-ukraine-yevhen-kotenko/

What.
https://d6d2h4gfvy8t8.cloudfront.net/18453720-orig.jpg

The V-Sauce guy explains about flat earth theory.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNqNnUJVcVs

Another animated history map, year by year, but of Europe and with populations of the various countries listed. All that patriotism and all that fighting and rapine and pillaging and dying for what’s right and because God is on your side against those funny-smelling people who have that nice field over there that your inbred hemophiliac boss back in the castle wants. Did you know that the ancient Hindu word for war is /a desire for more cows/?
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/30/european-history-and-populatio.html

Guilhem Desq on electrified hurdy gurdy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0DrXyzlHM8

The most beautiful motorcycle you have ever seen or imagined.
https://theawesomer.com/dmol-moto-guzzi-airforce/464327/

Attractive new bodies you can put on your old Miata instead of the one that came with it.
https://jalopnik.com/i-somehow-like-these-custom-bodied-mazda-miatas-a-whole-1822603912

“It didn’t want to slow down.”
https://theawesomer.com/overpowered-bobbycar/464302/

“can u bleed wen ur perganat?”
http://www.cynical-c.com/2018/01/27/how-is-prangent-formed/

Find the right word for your feelings with this handy vocabulary wheel.
https://lifehacker.com/find-the-perfect-word-for-your-feelings-with-this-vocab-1653013241

Fruity analogy to particle physics.
https://xkcd.com/1949/

Fruity Oaty bars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le5XccdOLus

Why cities exist.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/27/Why-Cities-Exist/

I know she and her getaway-car-driver boyfriend are both thieves, but I still feel sorry for them. And what will they do now? Can they pay for a doctor? No, they already could not pay for that, and now their livelihood is gone because the woman broke her leg. At least they got the package, whatever it is. A juicer, maybe, or a two-pack of vacuum cleaner belts for an Oreck, or a car part or toner cartridge or jigsaw puzzle, or an LED wedding dress costume from Archie McPhee.
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/29/woman-steals-package-from-porc.html

Further seemingly effortlessly dazzling real-time looping from Elise Trouw. (My favorite comment after it: “Dang, do you know how fortunate you are to have loop machines? All I had was a goat and a banjo with a few broken strings, and I could not teach him how to play, so I could just sing. He just chewed on it.”)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9lAIvLosyg

“What’s so special about Lisa? Oh, I’ve had other computers, but Lisa’s /different/.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/40514962/this-1983-demo-says-so-much-about-apples-past-present-and-future

Drone photo winners. (Click for gallery.)
https://newatlas.com/skypixel-drone-photo-contest-winners-2017/53198/

Hundreds, maybe thousands, of hundred-year-old adventure magazines.
http://www.philsp.com/homeville/gfi/ft-links.htm

Tattoos in the old days.
http://www.vintag.es/2017/05/tatted-up-in-victorian-times.html

Tattoos now.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/disturbingly_realistic_sculptures_of_tattooed_babies_and_devilish_offspring

Color-saturated mostly homoerotic Tarot cards and also some comics.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/beautiful_homoerotic_art_and_comics_by_felix_deon_nsfw

“This is why I despise the slogan America First. It’s roots are in the 1920s KKK and every time Donald Trump says it, he endorses white nationalism, racism and hatred.”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/02/tweet-of-day_39.html

Harvey Richards, lawyer for children.
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/31/trumps-new-lawyer-harvey-ri.html

The dreams of an inventor in the year 1420.
http://publicdomainreview.org/2018/01/24/the-dreams-of-an-inventor-in-1420/

And Bear and Goose at the end of everything.
https://theawesomer.com/bear-goose-end-everything/464106/

A cautionary tale.

     “BLACKS! Are on this planet! HERE! In-a New Jersey! Coming to destroy us! We must act! ESCAPE, or DIE! We must-a work faster, to-a finish the Great Vehicle itself, so that we can-a enter the 8th Dimension, and FREE our trapped comrades, so we can return home, and-a seize power once again! History is-a made at night! Character is what you are in the dark! We must WORK, while the clock, she’s-a ticking! We hide, they seek! Where are we going! [PLANET 10!] When-a do we leave? [REAL SOON!]”

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2018-01-26) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Just a beautiful little film. /My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes./ (14 min.)
https://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000005675688/my-dead-dads-porno-tapes.html

A calendar of caterpillars.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/images-from-german-caterpillar-calendar-1837/

Singin’ in the MRI.
https://theawesomer.com/singing-in-an-mri/463156/

How editing shapes a story.
https://theawesomer.com/editing-shapes-story/462781/

Those poor, sad men and the magical women they invent to assuage their crushing loneliness.
http://www.cracked.com/video_20436_you-never-realized-how-depressing-splash-actually-was.html

Husband and wife (Ernie and Cassandra Velasco) share sculpture vision, execution, reward.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_subversive_sculptures_of_husband_and_wife_artist_team_doubleparlour

Skiing the warm world. Somehow this is an ad for Audi.
https://theawesomer.com/candide-thovex-quattro-2/463204/

Whereas I use food service heat-lamps from the thrift store in clamp-sockets pointed right at me.
http://wondermark.com/c1373/

A natural consequence of a capitalist medical system. “We’ve extracted all the money from your situation that we’re going to get. Goodbye and good luck.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNJOaLVnDUA

Speaking of which, gazillionaire Charles Koch and his wife What’s-her-name, immediately after the Republican tax, um, plan, let’s call it, passed, gave $500,000 to Speaker Paul Ryan and another $500,000 to the Republican party as a kind of bonus, on top of all the hundreds of millions of dollars Charles and his brother David spent buying elections up to now, in order to become ever obscenely richer at the expense of everyone else and fuck the world up further, going forward.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/43313-the-corruption-cycle

How to walk that fine line between being a decent person and a total wanker.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/24/How-to-NOT-Sexually-Harass-Someone/

A paean to animator Richard Williams.
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/22/how-animators-create-realism-b.html

Here are some other words you can use to form ideas and sentences:
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/a-collection-of-fashionable-english-words-1887/

Details.
http://www.artofdino.com/MasterPEACE.html

Vintage photographs of women getting tattoos.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/tattoo_you_vintage_photographs_of_women_getting_tattoos

Simulated flight through Orion nebula in visible and IR light. Listen for the audience cough in your right ear at 1:40. That person is out there, somewhere, behind you a little and to your right, out in space, coughing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07dve0EnUX8

Vastly closer to home, some more Juno mission images of Jupiter.
https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing?ob_from=&ob_to=&users%5B%5D=8923&perpage=16

Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek: Voyage to Vengeance!
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/22/Quentin-Tarantinos-Star-Trek-Voyage-to-Vengeance/

Gory Mexican comic book covers.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/gory_and_gruesome_covers_for_mexican_comic_book_relatos_de_presidio

Secret Agent XXL Relaxed Fit.
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/24/the-true-top-secret-story-of-d.html

Long-haired businessmen.
https://theawesomer.com/long-haired-businessmen-j-k-simmons/463628/

Cautionary tales.
https://theawesomer.com/cautionary-tales/463253/

I had a subscription to /National Lampoon/ in the early 1970s when I was fourteen. My favorite cartoonist ever was Shary Flenniken (Trots and Bonnie; Trots is Bonnie’s talking dog). Unbeknownst to me, Juanita, who I didn’t meet until mid-late 1986, also loved /National Lampoon/. I somehow lost Juanita’s copy of National Lampoon’s special issue: /The Utterly Monstrous, Mind-Roasting Summer of O. C. and Stiggs/, and like everything else I ever lost of hers it’s a huge deal any time she’s reminded of it. If you have that particular magazine, let’s talk. It has to be the real magazine, not the pdf file, which is nice but it isn’t what I lost, that was hers, that she prized.
http://www.oldhippie.com/ocnstigs/OC-Stiggs.pdf

Okay, that in mind, here’s the trailer for a new movie, just out, about Doug Kenny, the man who started /National Lampoon/ magazine.
https://theawesomer.com/futile-stupid-gesture-trailer/463087/

Army of clowns wants YOU.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/send_in_the_clowns_the_clandestine_insurgent_rebel_clown_army_wants_you

“Ram those balls down the hose, boys! Ram ’em down the hose!” Prior art in patent law.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/01/24/prior-art-2/

Recording death metal on 100-year-old Edison wax cylinder recording device.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR4BuM6dP44

Mantis squad.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/01/mantis-squad.html

Fractal pyramid.
http://2008.sub.blue/blog/2010/5/10/pyramid.html

Musician explains one concept at five different levels, from the way you’d explain it to a seven-year-old, up. (15 min.) At the end, the teacher is demonstrating by playing with Herbie Hancock, and it just sounds like tentative random notes to me, with the original notes of the tune emphasized but so what? I’m not smart enough to see the connection. I only understand the beginning level explanations to the children.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRkgK4jfi6M

The numbers. (Remind me sometime to tell you about /The Numerals/, the plastic new-math kit that unaccountably tormented me in second grade, and the feeling of which comes back in full force whenever I’m confused and intimidated.) (This isn’t confusing or intimidating, just pretty.)
https://laughingsquid.com/color-of-time/

Disassembling a 17 by 17 by 17 Rubik’s cube. Apparently it has one screw in its hidden belly button that releases the whole mess. Riffling the thousands of parts apart makes a neat sound that at first I couldn’t quite place, but it’s the exact sound of typing 100 miles an hour on a loose-clicketty old computer keyboard in the middle of the night, trying not to wake anyone up.
https://theawesomer.com/17x17x17-rubiks-cube-disassembled/463092/

The mind boggles! (Depending on your browser, you might have to click the video’s audio on.)
https://twitter.com/BBCArchive/status/948241701252091904

Francois Tremblay’s picks of /Cat and Girl/.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2018/01/22/cat-and-girl-on-what-people-want-to-hear-the-purpose-of-life-good-fences/

Fish and bird.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/01/trevally-vs-bird-trevally-wins.html

Nice work if you can get it.
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/23/japanese-women-pay-handsome-ma.html

An illustrated collection of fashionable English words.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/a-collection-of-fashionable-english-words-1887/

Boarding school girls at Coney Island.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/boarding_school_girls_at_coney_island

Girls.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/girls_on_the_verge_the_subversive_art_of_zoe_hawk

Chinese people on trains.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/03/chinese-people-on-trains-by-wang-fuchun.html

Photographer travels Africa in flying lawn chair.
https://laughingsquid.com/images-of-africa-shot-from-flying-lawn-chair/

Take this visual test about how big different countries are, relative to each other. (I got a 78 and was surpised and pleased, and at the same time disappointed.)
http://www.maps.ugent.be/

“A whopper actually taught me about net neutrality.”
https://laughingsquid.com/burger-king-explains-net-neutrality-with-whoppers/

Daisy drops a tab.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/daisy_drops_a_tab_other_fantastically_fake_covers_of_classic_uk_childrens_b

Inga jumps. “Everything is okay!” Would go again.
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/26/watch-davos-woman-have-fun-jum.html

Why swimming pools in non-counterbalance-damped skyscrapers are a bad idea. (The whole building is like a giant slow vertical version of the stopper on a door, where the wind is the cat’s paw sproinging and sproinging it.)
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/26/swimming-pool-in-skyscraper-wa.html

Glorious time-lapse storm clouds. When it gets to the lightning storm at 1:40, oh!
https://laughingsquid.com/black-and-white-8k-timelapse-of-thunderstorm/

Demo plywood combo lock. Doo dah, doo dah. Fun to watch him make it work. Oh de doo dah day.
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/19/how-a-safe-lock-works.html

Structure. (Scroll down for the list of what you’ve been seeing.)
https://vimeo.com/249105147

Scroll down to the portait-mode video. This is like a live-action version of the coming movie I saw a trailer for about mobile giant mechanical cities trampling the world.
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/17891/this-video-of-a-russian-nuclear-icebreaker-blasting-by-some-guys-and-their-trucks-is-nuts

Talented looping musician.
https://theawesomer.com/what-you-wont-do-for-everlong/462815/

In Congress: The Skull Fucking Bill Of 2007. Every year they try to pass this bill or something like it, and it doesn’t pass, and the problem gets worse. It’s like the thing with school shootings, and bar and nightclub and outdoor festival and theater and highway and bedroom and SWAT shootings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btw1eh4mitQ

The ’50s and ’60s in black and white. (At this writing, the site is taking forever to open. There might be a problem with it.)
https://designyoutrust.com/2018/01/fascinating-black-white-photos-capture-everyday-life-united-states-1950s-1960s/

And a musical warning, involving roller-skating dancers who are remarkably fit, about being careful not to hit a deer nor roll your car avoiding one. /Just keep it under the speed limit and you’ll never hit a deer./
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi4pzKvuEQM

The American aristocrats!

“That thar’s Titan, boys! An enigma wrapped in a mystery, cloaked in a tablecloth under an upturned dumpster in a tunnel under half a mile of methane ice! Well, what are ye waiting for? Hoist them laser torches, get cracking!” -from Traish LaRue in Space

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2018-01-19) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

Everything promised came to pass: Sherry Glaser came by with her
Brooklynean entourage; they talked about animal rescue and animal
habitats, and Sherry read from her book of techniques to master madness.
Dennis O’Brien called to talk about his book on the subject of
international cooperation in the development of opportunities in space.
Zeke called to read his story and relate a little known fact of
homelessness: the black market in broken cell phones. Kay Rudin came in
with a poster for the Bob Ayres’ Big Band event that’s at Eagles Hall
tonight (Saturday night). Thomas arrived but vanished mysteriously.
Flynn Washburne’s tale of the Collateral Juvenile. Scott Peterson’s /The
Harder They Fall/, Mark Scaramella on the elusive grading ordinance,
/Candy Matson, Girl Detective/, and more; a full eight-hour show. All
the various gizmos worked as they should, and all’s right with the world
except, even as I speak, two houses are on fire within a couple of
blocks of the radio station, and when I stopped in Caspar to pick up
some work at five a.m. some loon was yodeling lustily like an angry
Tarzan in the shrubs across the street. It reminded me of when Juanita
and I used to live in Caspar and George, who lived a little north and
west of us, in back, who collected a labyrinth of dead Karmann Ghias
around his shack, used to go out at night and scream incoherently and
fire his gun in the air, and Michael would go over and yank the gun away
from him and tell him to go to bed and shut up, and that same George
ended up psychically intuiting a bad water pump in my then-Toyota and he
generously forced a fifty on me to get it fixed. He tried to give me a
hundred, but when I wouldn’t take it he put a fifty in my hand, closed
my hand around it, whirled around and strode away. I think that was 1994
or thereabouts. You know what? I would like to see David Attenborough do
this place as a special. Not Ken Burns; Sir David Attenborough.

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

Free, white and 21.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/01/free-white-and-21.html

Some people from the shithole countries. My, that is a very red dress.
Try to look away and see how your eyes resist your control.
https://www.boredpanda.com/trump-shithole-countries-people-responses-accomplishments-tweets/

Dogs.
https://www.boredpanda.com/street-photography-dog-portraits-alan-schaller/

My baby just cares for me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYSbUOoq4Vg

“Interactive wood combustion for botanical tree models.”
https://theawesomer.com/simulating-burning-trees/462144/

Torchwood, NC.
http://www.charlottestories.com/flying-dinosaurs-sightings-rise-north-carolina/

The rivers of Wales. (That’s where they filmed /Torchwood/, which is an anagram of Doctor Who.)
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-rivers-of-wales.html

Train.
https://theawesomer.com/lego-spiral-train-tower/462086/

Soap.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/follies_of_the_madmen_347

We’ve pinpointed the source of the mysterious energy, Captain.
http://www.hopedealer2.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/brandon-green-321795.jpg

Poverty, work ethics, and the good old days.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/wondermark-on-poverty-work-ethics-the-good-ol-days/

Kitchen demolition stop-o-mation.
https://theawesomer.com/stop-motion-kitchen-demolition/462063/

A secretary is not a toy. (Juanita sent me the link to this. I’ve never seen the play it’s from.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-J_KuNqWhw

Cute snoots.
https://imgur.com/gallery/GgFM6

Pixilated NatGeo covers. All of them, ever.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/01/a-time-lapse-evolution-of-national.html

“Praise His Name! Can ya FEEL the Good Lord burning that ar-thuh-ritis OUT of your baww-dee! BAM!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9w7jHYriFo

Maybe Enzo knows something.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=011818

Why blue is so rare in creatures of color, notwithstanding the Blue Fugates, who I wouldn’t really say are all that blue.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/01/why-is-blue-so-rare-in-nature.html

What if Earth had a ring system like Saturn’s?
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2012/11/i-wish-earth-had-rings.html

Chefs of the Space Food Service.
https://main-designyoutrust.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/1-17.jpg

Fishing.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/17/Going-Fishing/

Breadwoman.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/breadwoman

Wondermark on poverty, work ethics, and the good old days.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/wondermark-on-poverty-work-ethics-the-good-ol-days/

Why don’t they catch the man who did this to her? And do it to him.
http://alfastory.com/domestic-violence-victim-took-a-photo-a-day-for-one-year-and-the-last-photo-is-heartbreaking/

Jack Teagle’s space travelers.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/53728195/Space-Travelers

Another new kind of dance.
https://theawesomer.com/strangers/462205/

The last pencil factory in America. It won’t be too long, and you’ll say to someone, “Ehh, go peddle your pencils.” And they’ll say, “What?” And you’ll say, “Pencils.” And they’ll say, “What’s a pencil?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/magazine/inside-one-of-americas-last-pencil-factories.html

More and more of America looks like this. On a nice day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvCGtxeknSg

We can do the opposite, too! We can take filth from today and make it weirdly nice!
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/13/Making-Love/

And when you feel like this, what are you doing? What activity in your life makes you feel like this ecstatic little architect?
https://imgur.com/JAfc4ev

Mullard Luminous Picture Valve presents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The angriest dog in the world.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everything must go!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman Hannukah.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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