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     “The Scythians always ate their grandfathers; they behaved very respectfully to them for a long time, but as soon as their grandfathers became old and troublesome, and began to tell long stories, they immediately ate them.” -Sydney Smith, On Taste, 1805

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-08-10) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the nostalgic detritus of eons past.

Connection to both transmitters (KNYO’s and KMEC’s) worked like a champ. New way. This way next time, then, and the times after that. Thank Sid Cooperrider.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not 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:

Here’s looking at you, kid.
https://littlelimpstiff14u2.tumblr.com/post/176367087735/art-painting-dreams-dreamlike-alessandro-sicioldr

Photographer finds her homeless, emaciated, schizophrenic father and rescues him.
https://laughingsquid.com/photographer-discovers-her-estranged-father-amongst-the-homeless-people-she-was-documenting/

This is cool, except why is Modern Man always a white guy in these things? Why is Modern Man never Margaret Cho or Reggie Watts or Diana Ross or Bunny Huang or Mahatma Gandhi?
https://www.facebook.com/inverse/videos/907723512609430/

White people.
https://theawesomer.com/greener-grass/488531/

White. People.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/amusing_family_portraits_from_the_1980s

The game of life.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/249

100 delightful awkward Japanese monsters.
https://designyoutrust.com/2018/08/awkward-vintage-japanese-movie-monsters/

Bitchin’ firenado in Leicestershire (say LIST-uh-sher).
https://www.facebook.com/LFRSAshby/videos/2197354550501750/

Vi Hart mathematically humming.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/08/doodle-music.html

Violin!!! (It means, Wow, OMFG!, as well as its being the sound of the bikes going by fast enough to hurt your neck turning fast enough to follow them.)
https://laughingsquid.com/reactions-to-speed-of-isle-of-man-tt-motorcycles/

Falling. Falling. Falling.
http://www.fallingfalling.com/

Rising. Rising. Rising.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rzIiF7LpPU

24 hours at Burning Man.
https://laughingsquid.com/24-hours-at-burning-man-2017/

Mechanical paddleball.
https://laughingsquid.com/pid-controlled-ball-bouncing-on-plate-machine/

Ai-eee! They shot him right in the lunchbox! SPACE FORCE!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI6ygeZxUBA

“Quick thinking, Miss Chambers. Quick thinking.” “Robots are indigenous to this area.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK6A3VfkiwA

Post-apocalyptic Disneyland.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/slumscapes_post_apocalyptic_paintings_of_a_devastated_disneyland

Theo Jansen’s wonderful wind-powered machines.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/08/theyre-evolving.html

Bauhaus ballet.
https://laughingsquid.com/1922-bauhaus-triadic-ballet-oskar-schlemmer/

The Egg Marketing Board Tango.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqYlkWj-1eM

Ahem.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/06/former-sheriff-joe-arpaio-says.html

How it all works is what’s great.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/09/watch-these-amazing-and-easy-a.html

How Star Trek: The Next Generation inovated. If you like spaceship shows, this will interest you. I especially liked learning about the neon light circuits in the Enterprise-E model. I used a 9,000-volt neon sign transformer in the base of my biggest Tesla coils, and one time I got careless and touched the wrong part. I ended up on the floor, against the wall, and Juanita in the other rooom heard the sound I made, and she said, “Are you all right?” I said, “No. Yeah. Wow.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHOpSrDwZNM

Instant fan of hip-hop haka.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/06/former-sheriff-joe-arpaio-says.html

Kashaka show. They’re like shaker eggs on chains, and there are dozens of names for them.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/09/impressive-musical-demonstrati.html

(fast) Flap-flap-flap-flap-flap! Ninja! Ai-eee!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umYEIfQsGu0

Art.
https://www.crossconnectmag.com/post/167837909790

An interesting article about a paintress I had never heard of.
https://respectthefemalebody.tumblr.com/post/166685295532/amarilloo-rgfellows-rgfellows

Das Feuerzeug. (Say dahss FOY-ehr-tzoig.)
http://50watts.com/Das-Feuerzeug

Corn flakes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0zRZDAy_rk

Volcanic dreamscapes.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/67299011/VOLCANIC-DREAMSCAPES

Tommy Emmanuel and Jerry Douglas.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/09/check-out-this-blistering-fing.html

Dog and butterbass.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=8BkFgw2D1QQ

Here you go: a tour of just one of Cruella deVos’ mumble-mumble (several) vacation homes she began to collect when the harbors filled up with her giant yachts.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/06/22000-square-feet-2.html

The roadside dinosaurs. Or, in Latin, In viis sedebas dinosaurs.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/roadside-dinosaurs-concrete-americana

“And here it is 0 million years ago, right before the Post-anthropocene Extinction Event.” Scroll down for that. The image at top is 300 million years ago.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/06/ancient-earth-globe-see-what.html

Tiny.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/01/musee-miniature-et-cinema-museum-of.html

How we get Playmobil figures.
http://alastairphilipwiper.com/blog/inside-playmobil-malta

The Bluebird K7 jetfoil. A queer mix of so cool and so what.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofLCciRtruE

Concentric circles.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/08/concentric-circles-emanating-from.html

Vintage circus.
https://www.vintag.es/2016/12/24-haunting-photos-of-vintage-circus.html

Unlikely things.
https://theawesomer.com/the-most-unlikely-things/488429/

The short one is dead now so they’re showing us a lot of beloved Chuckle Brothers bits. This is really the way the world works, except in the big world the other Chuckle Brother at the mirror would be the banking system and would end up with extra and everyone else would end up with less.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ugzQj44bdk

The story arc of Tony Stark.
https://theawesomer.com/i-am-iron-man/488532/

Harpejji master.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr87Z7rZiWE

Oh. Well, there ya go, then.
https://www.theroot.com/10-questions-about-the-funkiest-white-karaoke-video-of-1828221931

The aluminum apron was supposed to solve the crotch bulge problem, but as you can see, three months into the project, it just makes it worse. The table is open. Options, people? Time is money.
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/38498001_424368394724089_543666108608020480_n.jpg

Wild West town name generator.
http://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/wild-west-town-names.php

Hillbilly name gererator.
http://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/hillbilly-names.php

Fishing snakes.
https://twitter.com/ziyatong/status/1027399611445432320

And further haboobiana. I mean, if you like haboobs, this is the shit, right here.
https://theawesomer.com/the-great-haboob-chase/488904/

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Circus fire complex.

     “I got flowers in the spring. I got you to wear my ring. This is my quest, to follow that star. No matter how hopeless, no matter how fa-aa-ar!”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-08-03) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the nostalgic detritus of eons past.

Bill Olkowsky came to talk about guns, germs, steel, glyphosate, and genetic jiggery-pokery. Chris (Bwana) Byrne, who’s donating his collection of 23 Vincent van Gogh framed prints to be placed on sale in support of elephants in Kenya (“Hang a Van Gogh, Save an Elephant”) (say van-GOFF), had a nice piece of salmon and a glass of wine and then phoned to talk about poaching. Scott Peterson is creating a stairway from the bottom to the top, or perhaps the other way around. Lucky Otis swung by to explain many things, employing graceful and evocative hand gestures. Etc., etc., and then the show ends with Doug Nunn’s approximately fifty-minute Snap Sessions episode number 3, featuring a detailed interview with that violet-eyed vixen Late Night Liz. If Liz is all you’re interested in, and who would blame you, here’s just SS3.

KMEC’s automation again didn’t grapple properly with my real-time stream, so this show was, like a few earlier ones, only on KNYO at first, but Sid got home from his nighttime day job at about 1am and manually massaged that, and put it on properly from there until the end. It’s always something, and it always ain’t the end of the world; trying is what’s important. Gandhi said that. Gandhi and Yoda can arm-wrestle for it.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not 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 bit about World Elephant Day, which is coming August 11, and about the Fort Bragg Elephant Museum.
https://www.fortbragg.com/listings/celebration-of-world-elephant-day/

Abduction as romance.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/abduction-as-romance.html

Ejecting at Mach 10.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/30/watch-pilots-eject-at-over-mac.html

Further line rider synesthesia.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/30/Dance-of-the-Line-Riders/

Some things the Soviets made, or would have liked to have made.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2018/07/19/things-the-soviets-made/

Coulda been worse.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/07/bad-day-flying/

Baboon!
https://twitter.com/pedrogomezESPN/status/1024145006326505473

Impressive early beatboxing. And that’s the distinctive sound of plate reverb overusedly crapping it up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfKJszdQOvM

Buugeng trying to be a thing.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/28/watch-this-hypnotic-seaside-bu.html

A photo of the ISS partially eclipsing our sun, the heating system.
https://tinyurl.com/ISSEclipsesSun

Baby snakes of the Cretaceous era.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/animals/a22460395/oldest-ever-baby-snake-discovered-in-forest-amber/

Haha!
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bll6RK1hemZ/

Stefanie Millinger’s impressive trick. She stands on her hands, balancing on an exercise ball. She bends her legs forward by bending them backward over her head, reaches down to pick up sunglasses with her toes, and bent double (backward!), puts the glasses on, facing the camera the whole while, then places her feet flat on the ground and stands up, in the process flipping her upper body under and over to triumphantly wave ta-daaah and shut the camera off. You can close your mouth now.
https://gfycat.com/gifs/detail/wellinformedmindlessangwantibo

Another impressive trick with a ball. No name on this guy, though. Afterward, same thing as above with your mouth.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/8rhmrr/gravity_defying_busking_gets_crazy_by_the_end/

The home for middle aged men.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdkaRmRC2H0

Art by Axel Krause.
https://www.galeriekleindienst.de/axel-krause.html?language=en

Art by William Lamsen.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/pop_art

Electric skateboard catches fire during charging. The man thinks impressively fast and saves himself and the child.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/07/electric-skateboard-catches-fire-during-recharging/

World.
http://catandgirl.com/archive/2018-07-31-cgbc.gif

A toast.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/wine-connoisseurs.html

Meet kaleidoscopic Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Best element: the walking fingers-hands people.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/31/carefully-planned-surrealism.html

Some more pictures from the inside of last week’s Chinese sex doll factory. The one of the showroom is, of course, my new desktop image. My favorite is the brunette in heeled clogs sitting with her basketball-size breasts resting in her lap and her hands up in a defensive pose, ready to give you a karate chop if you get fresh. She’s on the right. These are modern sex dolls; they don’t just lie there; they’re made to move and respond, tell the weather, book tickets, recite from Wikipedia, shriek in a dozen languages, remind you of appointments, spy for the Ministry of State Security, and more. But don’t make her wash dishes and then take her, as they say, on the sopping wet floor. Remember what happened to Cherry 2000. Wash the dishes yourself. It won’t kill you. And get your own Pepsi.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/08/01/inside-an-ai-sexdoll-factory/

Beautiful converging mobile statues.
https://mymodernmet.com/ali-nino-statue/

Turkish doll-city maker.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/02/ali-alamedys-miniature-dioramas

No.
https://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2018/07/cyborg-cyber-spin-rise.html

The lions drink tonight, then they become suspicious and weem away.
https://laughingsquid.com/lions-drinking-water-at-night/

Tulip corduroy.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/28/beautiful-aerial-photos-of-tul.html

Afghan flour.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz0frCr_RoE

The cathedral of Salamanca’s astronaut.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/02/the-cathedral-of-salamanca-astronaut.html

Brave new world.
https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/93clcd/streamer_thinks_shes_in_her_uber_driver_thinks/

ICE.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/01/a-rookie-ice-agent-makes-an-em.html

Bass and chord buttons explained.
https://laughingsquid.com/why-there-are-so-many-buttons-on-an-accordion/

The detonating cord is both literally and figuratively the bomb. Also it looks like Yondu’s Yaka arrow in GOTG 1.
https://theawesomer.com/explosions-in-slow-mo/487886/

“Kayla traveled across the see just to find some asshole’s stupid fucking stone that does nothing.”
https://theawesomer.com/paperback-paradise/487798/

Posers.
https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/OCR-L-SDCC-GAL-COSPLAY-0718-01.kjs_26430521_4504924.jpg

Basic self-checkout aisle procedure. This is how it always goes.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/self-checkout.html

And Trumpy jazz.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cds7dU7xXSA

Haboob!

     “Good news: I talked to Hitler and he said he didn’t do it.” -Neville Chamberlain

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-07-27) 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 older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the nostalgic detritus of eons past.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not 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:

Arizona haboob.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/24/watch-a-massive-haboob-engulf.html

Fire in Cardboard City.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/fire-in-cardboard-city.html

Real-life Tokyo, model for like ninety percent of the non-total-wastland science fiction future.
https://www.instagram.com/stfeyes/

iPhone photography awards.
https://newatlas.com/2018-iphone-photography-awards/55543/#gallery

iPhone slow-motion hummingbirds. This is beautiful work, and it’s also a review of (and maybe an ad for) a kind of lens you can buy to stick on your phone, that makes it possible. Last year I got Juanita set of lenses that let you do different levels of fisheye photography that were like five dollars for the whole bag. They don’t screw on, though, they clip on with little plastic clothespins. Look around; a lot of companies sell them.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/25/magical-hummingbird-slow-motio.html

Video of exhausted human slaves working to wreck perfectly good pants so their corporate masters can charge three times more money for them from people who are too hoity-toity to wear out a pair of pants the old way by just putting them on and going to work themselves. The compressed-air leg jigs are clever.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/27/how-jeans-are-distressed-at-th.html

Further astronomy photography.
https://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/astronomy-photographer-year/galleries/2018/shortlist

How asteroid mining will save Earth. If you become annoyed/distracted by the narrator’s compulsive making of a Hershey’s kiss symbol with his fingers and thumbs, put a post-it over it on the screen and cover that up.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/27/the-worlds-first-trillionair.html

You’ve seen this maneuver in Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica, Dark Matter, UFO, and so on. Any show with spaceships eventually uses it. This sort of thing is probably where they got the idea.
https://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/07/obligatory-animated-cat-gif_27.html

Thrilling flying! (The pack on his back is fuel for the computer-controlled jet engines in the little platform. A flying Segway.)
https://theawesomer.com/flyboard-air-fun/486476/

He’s happy to see the person behind you and to your right. They have an affinity neither has with you. You can edge away, and probably should.
http://billdomonkos.tumblr.com/post/151763274736/gif-bill-domonkos-2016-photo-by-richard-parks

Get thee behind me.
https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180722190019-05-what-a-shot-0722-restricted-super-169.jpg

And now the weather.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2018/07/26/and-now-the-weather/

How sponges eat.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/27/cool-demonstration-of-how-spon.html

A thousand and one Van Goghs.
https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/search/collection?q=&artist=Vincent%20van%20Gogh

A million abandoned pools.
https://tinyurl.com/MillionAbandonedPools

Eyes on the prize.
https://twitter.com/SimonNRicketts/status/1009023759095869441

The hand.
https://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/07/obligatory-animated-cat-gif_25.html

Remember when you were not always too tired to just be doing things like this all the time, instead of watching other people do it.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/25/watch-this-car-towed-bmx-rider.html

This, on the other hand, is terrifying, even with the safety harness. Would not have done.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/25/watch-a-guy-cross-a-slackline.html

How to see kung fu movies.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/07/23/how-to-see-kung-fu-movies/

Learn about Quentin Tarantino. (15 min.)
https://theawesomer.com/tarantino-poetry-between-the-lines/486911/

“Suffering succotash! There’s absolute carnage here!”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/cow-wins-horse-race.html

The story of the Swiss army knife. And Swiss army purses and ties and Swiss army shoes. And thumb drives that fold out into a spork, a lipstick, a Pez Pope and an asthma inhaler. Whatever you need.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/25/look-behind-the-scenes-of-how.html

Mad glad bad sad.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2018/07/moon-honey-mask-maker.html

Deep sea nuke.
https://theawesomer.com/deep-sea-nuke/486471/

Operation Teapot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_8plbxmNpQ

Rerun: Kwoon – I Lived On The Moon.
https://tinyurl.com/KwoonMoon

That will show them.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/247

Face morphing to match music. I wastn’t really paying attention at the end, but I think this is something you can play with, yourself.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-girl-and-her-cat-sing-starship.html

Robot mission to study Mercury. Video.
https://newatlas.com/bepicolombo-launch-date-mercury/55649

Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahoJReiCaPk

Space dance of Raquel Welch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgqTS3XcAuI

Olga and Vova Galchenko. These are the jugglers Verge was talking about last week. So relaxed and calm and happy. Penn Jillette, an accomplished juggler himself, comments admiringly on their skill, at one point shouting, “Oh! Shut up!” because even when he was young and in the juggling world he could never do that particular trick.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4RAx9BWc-w

While the subject is juggling, I’d like you to see a movie that Neil Gaiman wrote, called MirrorMask. A few years later, Stephanie Leonidas (Helena in MirrorMask) played a teenage space alien girl in the teevee series /Defiance/, which I also recommend, though there isn’t as much juggling in that. The alien word for shit is shtockel.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MirrorMask

Oh, my. You can see all the way /through/ France.
http://www.mediadump.com/hosted-id65-sexy-models-in-x-ray-films.html

Mmm. Bacon.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/23/watch-how-omnivore-and-plant-b.html

Who’s a g’boy?
https://www.dogphotographeroftheyear.org.uk/2018-Winners-Gallery

A pictorial history of pinball. Arrow right.
https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/oAKShPEYG8fuKg

Car culture. It turns out to be just parking your car outside, which you and I do all the time and think nothing of it, but these people wash their car.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/66971781/LA-CAR-CULTURE

Vehicles.
http://www.alexandralier.com/#/mutant-vehicles/

Va vedem.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/romanian-protests-sibiu-eyes

The startling admission.
https://truthout.org/art/the-startling-admission/

Working.
https://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/07/skills.html

This is real science, here. He’s figuring it out as he goes along, and he doesn’t give up, and you can too. This is a lot like things I used to do at the Albion Whale School. Every week it was a different thing. The Tesla coils. The giant hot air balloon. The radio station. Rockets, trebuchet, Greek fire, giant parabolic mirror array, sand pendulums, /bowling ball/ pendulum, X-Y laser, electrical catapult, etc., but never a Van de Graaff generator. This is awesome. And you can too.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/24/watch-how-to-make-a-homemade-v.html

Oooo. It makes you wonder.

     “Princess Lili’uokalani! You getcher skinny little Hawaiian butt right back here this instant, do you hear me!”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-07-20) 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 older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the nostalgic detritus of eons past.

Musician and astrological raconteur Lucky Otis, and bar bouncer/event producer Michelle 99, came back for another try, this time bringing /the/ Verge Belanger, of the famous circus performing family of mom-led juggling acrobatic unicycle daredevils, and he demonstrated Mel’s Mess, juggling up to fourteen crackers before I lost count and, at the finish, landed all but three safely in his mouth, a historic feat. Kay showed up. Thomas. Siddhe phoned at about 1am in response to my opening-of-show email expressing my dismay at not successfully connecting to KMEC, after things worked so well last week with the new equipment there. As before and always, he’s on it. I don’t remember how many times I’ve said this, but: next week for sure, for /sure/.

A lot of music about Heaven and a /lady who’s sure/ even though words have two meanings and all of our thoughts are misgiven, whatever that means. WordPress’ spellcheck doesn’t like it, I know that much. Pittspopper, it doesn’t like that either. Gaziggled, no. Gowrshk, no. These are all perfectly good words with one meaning each; the technology isn’t quite ready yet.

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

The future. Turbo enhancement for the brains of the modern damsel. You can watch the deliberations on her next chess move through that little glass port. It’s dark in there; you have to put your face close against it.
https://imgur.com/kuLegwh

Here’s the wonderful Simone Giertz’ six weeks recovery brain surgery story:
https://theawesomer.com/simon-giertzs-brain-surgery/485983/

Finally! It’s about time. With video.
https://newatlas.com/blackfly-vtol-aircraft/55445/

Drama of the deep.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/drama-in-deep.html

The hangman.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-hangman.html

“The winner, 19-year-old Miss Rosalind Watkins, opens her eyes to acknowledge the plaudits of her rivals.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/debutante_auto_racing

Barbie’s not sorry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9ahiHpM3yQ

When you’re finished with the snakes you borrowed, the polite thing to do is put them back before anybody has to ask.
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/07/release-snakes.html

Astronomy pictures.
https://gizmodo.com/some-of-the-most-spectacular-astronomy-images-of-2018-1827695259

Infrared maps of Titan.
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/seeing-titan-with-infrared-eyes

Singing. Full disclosure: the woman is wiggling a hankie to prompt it. Still, pretty impressive for a creature with a brain the size of a lentil, speaking of brains.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/cockatiel-sings.html

Sign language interpreter at a heavy metal show. I wonder what the guys in the red tent-shirts do? What is their function here (with their brains the size of a fricking cantaloupe)?
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/07/sign-language-interpreter-at-heavy.html

Russian WW1 propaganda posters.
https://www.rferl.org/a/russias-world-war-one-propaganda-posters/29292228.html

An unsettling experience.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=071618

I don’t know about– um, maybe all unboxing videos are like this, but this girl is so embarrassingly, entertainingly, out-of-control /excited/ about this thing, I wonder if she’s an actress just pretending to be this person.
https://laughingsquid.com/mkbhd-ijustine-unbox-apple-ibook-g3/

New drone photography of cities. View the gallery.
https://newatlas.com/best-urban-drone-photography-2018-gallery/55450

Aztec Cthulhu. Aztec Boba Fett. Etc.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/16/Jorge-Garzas-Aztec-Art/

And a new kind of art space.
https://newatlas.com/tokyo-mori-building-digital-art-museum/55491/

The case of Traish LaRue v. El Escorpion.

     “You may ask, how did this tradition get started? I’ll tell you, I dunno. But it’s a tradition, and because of our traditions every one of us knows who he is and what God expects him to do.” -Tevye (Joseph Stein)

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-07-13) 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 older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the nostalgic detritus of eons past.

The perpetrators of TechU showed up to sing the praises of 3-D printing; she talked, he directed. Speaking of direction, theater essential Lorry LePaul read love poetry by W.S. Auden, reminisced about local theater, sang her high school fight song, and was persuaded to swear sweetly at me in accurately accented Dutch; something about shoes. Joshua SlowCode, honking blues master with a tattoo of a peace-sign banjo on the back of his hand since high school in the 1960s, brought an antique flexi-disk to play, from a crumbling cardboard learn-to-play-the-banjo book. And the station was visited and I want to say /blessed/, but possibly that’s wishful thinking, by the lovely Michelle 99 (her real name), the lovely Amanda, and the lovely Lucky Otis, grandson of Johnny Otis and son of Shuggy Otis. Also Alex Bosworth called to tell racist Yiddish dirty jokes and read a couple of stories from /after/ his latest book. And I read most of what I brought to read, too, including the latest installment of Elly Cooney’s several-part story /No Country For Old Women/, many topical items local and foreign, comical and tragic, and then there’s Orson Welles as /The Shadow/. Busy night at KNYO. In case you feel like stopping by 325 N. Franklin, next to the Tip Top Bar, the walls of the performance space are festooned with larger-than-life-size nude self portraits of one of Bob Young’s multitalented daughters, I forget her name, but she’s completely artistically SFW naked in there, so come and look.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not 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:

Lucky Otis, live. There’s a great deal of Otis-related material available; here’s something representative, speaking of honking blues masters.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFF_0dKaFck

Daft Punk live. Regarding the talk-box tube, people who use those things on a regular basis for a keyboard or a guitar or whatever –keyboard in this case– impress me with their stoic acceptance of discomfort in the pursuit of art. It’s a powerful speaker driver blasting the loud distorted sound of the instrument directly into your mouth through that tube you’ve clamped down on, and it rattles your teeth and eyeballs and the inside of your forehead and gives you a terrific headache. Peter Frampton used to have to chew aspirins and swallow them dry, like migraine sufferers do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXajXTnW8hI

The singularity.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFe9wiDfb0E

Majestic.
http://www.mrlovenstein.com/images/comics/996_majestic.png

About social media. (15 min.)
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/about-social-media.html

Barnaby Dixon’s latest puppet.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/10/puppeteer-shows-off-his-latest.html

“And we’re not getting the best, the cream of the cream, we’re getting rapists, and murderers… What do we need with people from these shit-hole countries?”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/this-second-forward.html

America.
https://www.theroot.com/go-back-to-your-own-country-elderly-mexican-man-beaten-1827442698

“Did you know she died in the bathroom at Norm’s?”
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-pond-cartoon-20180701-story.html

Did you know that a fish can eat a fish that’s just as big as itself? Also, the music of the future, as it gets steadily stupider. One day this is all music will be: grunty thumping and spilling water. And maybe somebody barking, /Bitch!/ or /Motherfucker!/ or / and twitching his butt at the camera. Or eating another musician as big as he is. I hope not, though. Real music is still putting up a fight.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/09/catfish-refuses-to-put-up-with.html

Chart of miracles over time.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/07/frequency-of-miracles/

Mexican women in dresses on horses. (Turn the sound down a bit before you click.)
https://www.vogue.com/projects/13540751/escaramuza-women-costumes-charreria-style-mexico-arizona-mexican-equestrian-sport/

Bomb-density quilt.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalarchives/29282975318/in/feed

It’s a kind of pendulum clock.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/07/12/the-congreve-clock/

Rerun: Water.
http://dailyoftheday.com/dance-of-the-day-underwater-choreography/

Drone stunt pilot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yKCCSaGhHw

Yay, science!
https://earther.com/solar-just-hit-a-record-low-price-in-the-u-s-1826830592

Who knew?
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/climate-change-1912.html

Another nice ball race gizmo.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-green-ball-adventure.html

Procedurally generated tarot cards. Exactly as arbitrary as the familiar ones.
https://watabou.itch.io/procgen-tarot

I don’t know why they left the sound off this. It needs sound. You make the sound for it. Use your skills.
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/07/hee-hee.html

Lava’s all /wheeeeee/.
https://media.zenfs.com/en/homerun/feed_manager_auto_publish_494/e4b00bd6af9e4a26f205ffc5a75eb732

Indigestion, by Cyriak.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/12/animator-cyriak-has-indigestio.html

“Would you like to have a live one-on-one chat with a pirate? Our /dirty pirates/ are waiting for your call.” (This is the same Peter Serafinowicz who makes the Sassy Trump videos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrKoPJFxSdY

Ha wa hinny wa hanananananawahhhh. Aaaaaaaaah.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzgi-Evu7Fk

And its exact opposite, the Song of Na-Wa-Da-Ha.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glBVIE-26Is

 

Gefuchtlichtkeit.

     “Yes, trust them not, for there is an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers, that, with his Tygers heart wrapt in a Players hide, supposes he is as well able to bumbast out a blanke verse as the best of you; and being an absolute Johannes Factotum, is in his owne conceit the onely Shake-scene in a countrie.” -Robert Greene

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-07-06) 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 older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the nostalgic detritus of eons past.

Besides all that, 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:

First, I was so worried about Simone Giertz. I didn’t know she came through the brain surgery just fine. It turns out that she’s happy and healthy and walking around, being clever, getting back into her life. She’s not crippled or impaired or blind, which were all possibilities. She’s just cured. Yay, science! On the other hand, for some reason I can’t fathom, the photographs don’t show up in Firefox, just big blank spaces. Opera works fine. I don’t know about Chrome; I don’t like to let Chrome in my computer anymore; it’s always doing things and sucking up resources whether it’s on or not. Like a brain tumor. Hmm.
https://mashable.com/2018/06/22/simone-giertz-shitty-robots-brain-surgery-update.amp/

A report of connected events.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/06/a-report-of-connected-events.html

That explains it, then.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/coupling.html

Art. Yu Maeda.
https://www.booooooom.com/2018/03/14/artist-spotlight-yu-maeda/

2018 underwater photographer of the year winners.
https://www.boredpanda.com/underwater-photographer-of-the-year-contest-winners-2018/

Not sure what that thing is, but it’s big.
https://media.zenfs.com/en/homerun/feed_manager_auto_publish_494/c053837b3a44006a0f0f9959f62e3330

This short video is a great learning tool for a young person with his or her first guitar. Fullscreen, find the part you want to learn, play it at .75 or .5 speed, over and over, and learn it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiC__IjCa2s

Special Krio’s solo attempt at stop-motion animation. We see all the work that goes into it.
https://vimeo.com/276972841

Perseverance.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/maru-wishes-to-get-on-swing.html

The Round Four-Cornered Forest, episode one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA7yQEZfhmQ

Patriotic T.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/4th-of-july-t-rex.html

The man who fell off the bench and had a heart attack or hurt his back, moaning in fear and pain, should probably sue. I think that’s reasonable.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/03/magician-rips-his-assistants.html

“She was a little taste of Heaven, and a /one-way ticket to Hell./”
https://nerdcore.de/2018/07/02/glen-orbik-crime-pulp-posters/

And, “Sartre himself took a number of drugs to experiment with perception, most notably mescaline. He hallucinated crabs for years after he took the drug, even when he was sober, which isn’t so much known as a side effect of that, so we might imagine that Sartre took other hallucinogens aside from the mescaline. Well, either that or he was just so smart that he saw reality, like, as it really is or something.”
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/244

You probably don’t exist.
https://theawesomer.com/you-probably-dont-exist/484131/

Hearing isn’t just detected by the brain; a lot of it is created in the brain.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/06/neat-audio-illusion-explained.html

Speaking of which, Fergie’s national anthem. I don’t know who Fergie is, but she sure cares a lot about bread.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/07/bad-lipe-reading-fergies-national-nathem.html

Flying Citroens.
https://designyoutrust.com/2018/06/flying-citroen-cars-by-jacob-munkhammar/

Lightsaber.
https://www.neatorama.com/neatogeek/2018/07/01/The-Worlds-Longest-Lightsaber/

Do not hold in hand after lighting. Packaging art.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/red_devils_black_bats_angry_cats_the_wacky_art_of_vintage_fireworks_packagi

Daytime fireworks.
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/65839/daytime-fireworks

Sped-up flowers opening look like fireworks.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/02/enjoy-some-flowery-fireworks-w.html

Posters.
http://rare-posters.tumblr.com/

Secrets.
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/we-all-have-our-secrets

Photographs of protesting people.
https://www.chris-sorensen.com/portraitsofprotest-familiesbelongtogether

One pebble at a time.
http://www.facteurcheval.com/en/index.html

Learn about concrete and rebar in eight minutes.
https://digg.com/video/concrete-reinforcement

Hot.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-05/melting-road-in-far-north-queensland/9942800

Beautiful. SFW.
https://www.clickhole.com/beautiful-listen-to-this-father-and-his-young-son-tell-1825126314

Great. Now do one on NPR voice, and then KZYX voice.
https://laughingsquid.com/newscasters-voice/

The situation in Syria is like a bunch of small neighbor children crashing around knocking everything over and smashing things where someone’s trying to clean up or build something or just live, and the children are all happily screaming, “I helping! I helping!” 500,000 Syrian civilians have been killed (!) in the fighting, over a million injured, and over 12 million – half the entire country’s prewar population – have been displaced. (The U.S. has been bombing there since 2014. Israel’s been doing trash-and-dash raids. Assad may be an asshole, okay, he is an asshole, but.)
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/08/before-after-photos-of-syria-reveals.html

Hello Kitty dildo train, doo dah, doo dah.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/01/fast-feline-hello-kitty-bullet-train-debuts-in-japan

If not you, who?
https://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/07/how-thoughtful.html

My girl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_CSjcm-z1w

Note: finger /behind/ the trigger. Safe, then, until she changes her mind about you. Best be moving along. America is full.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/merica.html

Marybel, the doll that gets well.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/marybel_the_doll_that_gets_well

“Son, I want to say one word to you. Just one word: Plastics.”
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/02/How-Humans-are-Turning-the-World-into-Plastic/

Pet rock.
https://theawesomer.com/pet-rock-2/483823/

That’s no moon.
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width_feature/public/thumbnails/image/c3wkrqduoaaviuk.jpg

(Continued from last week’s MCN Discussion Listserv 9/11-hoax list) Chemtrails, organic tobacco, organic marshmallow peeps, organic bump stocks, thoughts and prayers, transmission meditation, new (or old) astrology, above the body massage, service chihuahuas, exorcism, Morgellons, fair-trade shrimp, conscious rocks, quantum snake oil, political sports metaphors, reverse gaslighting, and the moon shot hoax.
http://pigeonsnest.co.uk/stuff/nasa-fakes-moon-landing.html

Thrilling history of the Saturn V rocket.
https://newatlas.com/saturn-v-birth-moon-rocket/54867/

An obvious benefit of space travel. Making Alka-Seltzer, water and food-coloring volcanic worldlets.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/05/blob-of-liquid-floating-in-zer.html

I did something like this once when I was six. I had a pretzel in one hand and a delicate glass Xmas tree ornament in the other, and I was watching Bonanza from behind the couch, over my mother’s shoulder. Mouthful of glass. I quietly, calmly went into the bathroom and used the mirror to get it all out without swallowing any, and later when my mother said, /where’s the blue one, for the top?/ I said, /I dunno. Isn’t it in the box?/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slWLa82XdBs

The one who loves least controls the relationship.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/52137155/UGDTG-DIAPO-NIGHT

Sidewalk glass harp virtuoso.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/02/listen-to-the-harry-potter-the.html

A bunch of naked jazz musicians make music up to their necks in a tropical lagoon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06Qm-Z5OsHw

Luca Stricagnoli one-man-bands it for With or Without You. That black thing on the little neck is an e-bow; it sustains the drone strings.
https://theawesomer.com/with-or-without-you-guitar-cover/483792/

Rerun: Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Bros.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8

Pregnant, in pyjamas and curlers.
https://laughingsquid.com/merry-clayton-gimme-shelter-isolated-vocals/

Video-stabilized extreme-fisheye selfie video of roller-coaster ride. As extremely cool as it is extremely fisheye and stabilized.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/05/deeply-trippy-stabilized-360-f.html

Inside a Van Gogh.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/1014662606047637504

This is way better for you than yoga. But anybody can do yoga, and who can do this? Probably three people in the world.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/03/watch-this-woman-do-chin-ups-w.html

This woman made her own giant spirograph cogs and made several videos of using them. I like them all, but this is the best one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Flqzgwb7qY

Love roller coaster.
https://laughingsquid.com/girl-goes-for-a-ride-on-virtual-roller/

Hot Wheels cam.
https://theawesomer.com/hot-wheels-inversions/483754/

Lava tornado, bitch!
http://www.iflscience.com/environment/this-video-of-a-volcanic-tornado-flinging-lava-everywhere-is-epic-as-hell

“Good heavens! It’s raining tiny dead monsters!”
https://doctormonstor.tumblr.com/

Antivaccinator pwned, as they say.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/07/anti-vaxxer-gets-owned.html

A genuine undeniable miracle!
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/03/womans-short-hand-lengthened.html

Tennis balls. You may compare this girl’s story with the one I told you about my stepbrother Craig and I stealing baseballs from Fresno State College in 1968.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsQN9eRCDqs

What you can do when you’re flush with Nerf money. Remind me sometime to tell you Jill Taylor’s automatic toaster trick-shot story.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/04/insane-ping-pong-ball-trick-sh.html

When you’re winning by a mile and something reminds you that you accepted mob money to throw the race. It doesn’t matter that it’s obvious. You don’t want them to do to you what they did to your uncle.
https://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/07/slamming-on-brakes.html

And they drained a stretch of canal in Amsterdam, identified, dated, photographed, catalogued and filled a museum with every single thing they found on the bottom. History.
https://belowthesurface.amsterdam/en/vondsten

Hinderlings and hill hooters.

     “Oh, hi! I told Blossom that dragons are for hinderlings and hill-hooters and she did the honors. And I don’t even know what those words mean.” -Charlotte Grote

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-06-29) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the nostalgic detritus of eons past.

Rhoda Teplow came to spill the beans about her burlesque queen daughter. Jill and Ferren Taylor showed up out of the blue with books to return (including Swords of Lankhmar by Fritz Lieber), Tiny Tim’s tooth whitening secret that anyone can do, and a tale of travel and family and literal fingers lost and found. There’s promising and sprightly Episode No. 1 of Doug Nunn’s artist interview and current events project /Snap Sessions/. There’s Bert Lahr, the Andrews, Boswell /and/ Carbone Sisters, personal hygiene advice, Alex Bosworth’s Ahab and Lassie stories, Rex Gressett’s positively proctological report on Fort Bragg politics, the real immigration and refugee law that nobody’s talking about because it shames everyone, global warming warning in terms a five-year-old can understand, genetic fear-mongering that might very well be right to monger that fear, cop-cam coincidence (disgrace), Bronze Age holy claptrap still hobbling our lives thousands of years later, a cheap and easy five-minute healthy comfort-food meal you can fix with a pair of pliers and a screwdriver, British Frankenstein radio comedy from 1953, and so much more. The whole eight hours, as they say.

Besides all that, 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:

Deep terrors.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-first-underwater-film/

View the gallery. Amazing, especially the white horses’ horny angry tango.
https://newatlas.com/nature-conservancy-photo-contest-winners/55152/

Die pflantzen.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/04/the-geometry-of-plants.html

“How could anyone have thought that was okay.”
https://i1.wp.com/wondermark.com/c/2017-08-15-1334fly2.png

Latin state mottoes.
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/new-latin-state-mottoes-for-the-21st-century

An adblocker for radio. Hmm.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/25/adblocker-for-radio.html

Articulated drone.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/25/amazing-flying-dragon-robo.html

A fascinating, uncomfortable, sweaty, twitchy art. He died in 2004, very well respected.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2gw-asbBIM

A similar art but somewhat more relaxed. No tugging at the collar at all. (40 min.)
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/06/brad-upton-will-be-funny-for-money/

Wha? Huh?
https://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/06/vanished.html

All about shot towers.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/03/shot-towers-buildings-that.html

New Delhi from the air.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/06/urban.html

Xenoarcheologist Dr. T.J. Taroo would like this. He liked plastic. He liked the way it feels. Plastic made him hot.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/do_it_yourself_dress

Dashboards of the future.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2012/05/car-dashboards-as-works-of-art.html

Further huh? wha?
https://laughingsquid.com/cat-searches-for-human-who-disappeared/

“Ah, yes, a mere trifle. He irritated me and I was forced to kill him.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-dinosaur-and-missing-link.html

Zero tolerance.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/27/interviews-with-people-caught.html

I run to Chili’s. A poem.
https://www.clickhole.com/the-peel-i-run-to-chilis-by-camille-davis-1827137577

Follow.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/27/ladybugs-will-follow-a-random.html

Timelapse of storm.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/06/timelapse-of-a-powerful-thunderstorm/

Rerun: moonset.
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180604.html

Bürgerversammlung als Alternative zu Parlamentspolitik. (Watch the TED talk, then sign the /aktuelle Petition/.).
https://nerdcore.de/2018/06/27/buergerversammlung-als-alternative-zu-parlamentspolitik/

Mendocino County. /Now/ your vote doesn’t count.
https://laughingsquid.com/people-recite-their-countrys-tourism-slogan/

Hamsters. They know where the carrot noodle belongs and they will take it there. They have this, ma’m.
https://laughingsquid.com/guinea-pigs-receive-carrot-stick-snack/

The importance of civility.
https://truthout.org/art/sunday-hot-takes-civility-edition/

Tick facts by Michele Debczak. Though, I talked to a woman in Ukiah on Thursday who had Lyme Disease and she and the man sitting to her right told me that everything in this article is wrong. So.
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/548756/myths-about-ticks-debunked

The perks of having a cold.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=062918

/”I’m comin’ fer ya, Carl!”/
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c3/b9/8b/c3b98b6e6060af9b47f8f7e60e56df3d.jpg

Oh, that darn Atlas.
http://catandgirl.com/archive/2018-06-26-cgshrug.gif

History of the universe in 200 links.
http://www.scq.ubc.ca/the-wiki-history-of-the-universe-in-200-words-or-less/

Torrent of ducks.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/28/all-the-ducks-ever-crossing.html

The problem of power in space.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/25/watch-a-very-detailed-overview.html

The elephant of war in the room.
https://theawesomer.com/armored-elephants/483045/

Oh, shit! Oh, /hell/ no! O face.
https://www.istockphoto.com/portfolio/antonioguillem?assettype=image&excludenudity=true&mediatype=photography&phrase=shocked%20woman%20-worried&sort=best

More book covers.
https://www.eatliver.com/fun-with-books/#more-31847

Art.
http://illusion.scene360.com/art/113188/zeen-chin/

Good ol’ Gregor Brown.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/06/23/good-ol-gregor-brown-peanuts-x-kafka/

Right place, right time.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/22/guy-captures-the-moment-a-rive.html

Hexany.
https://laughingsquid.com/hexany-geometric-music-theory/

“Ah want that bastard Truck Turner and Ah want him /daid/.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/truck_turner

America.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB0lXPiJ_pk

A typical product of the Faith and Freedom Network.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAucWKatb_s

“You know what the chain of command is?” Jayne said. “That’s the chain I go get and beat you with till you figure out who’s in ruttin’ /command/ here!”
https://awaypoint.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/gothard-chain-of-command.jpg

This is like the piece of music in that movie about the famous young piano player driven to a nervous breakdown by learning to play a particularly difficult piece of music. It starts out simple, though, like a finger exercise. Think of the fireworks display of nerve activity going on in this guy’s brain.
https://laughingsquid.com/jazz-piano-cover-of-pink-panther-theme-song/

And a cat gently investigates the physical properties of an ear: temperature, texture, density, flexibility, taste.
https://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/06/obligatory-animated-cat-gif_26.html

 

Los queremos.

     “How do you know what they don’t want you to know isn’t just what they want you to think?”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-06-22) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the nostalgic detritus of eons past.

And besides all that, 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:

The way of things.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/06/19/the-way-of-things/

Here’s the border policy. “It’s not cages, it’s just chainlink fencing.” Also, “Where are the girls, the baby girls?” DHS chief: “I don’t know. I’ll look into that. Next.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsG5QZFQIO0

And look at how gentle people are with a /dog/. Hmm.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN8DRJ8OMcA

How to gently kill a chicken.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_S3P0eU0lE

The chorizo room.
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-06-19-Huck-You.jpg

Best ever campaign ad.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/06/doors.html

Ukrainian haka taiko face off. With random puffs of fire from packing cases.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz5EtpSx87g

Sumo komodos.
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/06/komodo-fighting.html

Kollidierende wirbelringe. “That’s it, isn’t it? I think we’ve been doin’ this so long we don’t know what perfect looks like.”
https://nerdcore.de/2018/06/20/colliding-vortex-rings/

Hey, Scarecrow, wanta play ball?
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/03/the-terrifying-scarecrows-of-britain.html

Painting with Joan.
https://theawesomer.com/painting-with-joan/482240/

Asia, Africa, come on, then, and bring those things.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXSIPf2bzdc

Honeymoon hotels in the Poconos.
https://flashbak.com/love-in-the-poconos-postcards-from-the-honeymoon-capital-of-the-world-401499/

“I really shoulda hit the… Never mind.”
https://laughingsquid.com/bad-lip-reading-donald-trump-kim-jong-un-summit/

Now we see the violence inherent in the system.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q2fTSo8aoY

“It’s kind of violent, but at least the Nazis are dead.” Trailer for a movie.
https://theawesomer.com/welcome-to-marwen-trailer/482541/

Coney Island.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl3Fg6s62Z0

Female bodybuilders. (Click anywhere on the right side of an image to page through them.)
https://martinschoeller.com/WORK/Female-Bodybuilders/1

Summer: spaceships, buildings, fairies, art deco movie sets, actresses, cars.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2018/06/drb-visual-caffeine-6.html

Call in sick!
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/06/co-workers-who-refuse-to-call-in-sick.html

Embrace your truth.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/06/embrace-your-truth.html

I understand this completely. Just last Sunday at the Vallejo pirate festival Juanita introduced me to her friends. “This is Marco,” she said. Two of them shouted “/Polo!/” in harmony, and the one on the far end said –wait for it– “I’ll bet he’s heard that before.”
http://wondermark.com/c1407/

A toast.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=062118

Jonathan Coulton and Kid Beyond have a Mister Fancy Pants beats duel. Jonathan Coulton has the technological advantage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfzIwn5a238

Trailer for a new video game that looks like an animated Moebius /Heavy Metal/ cartoon.
https://theawesomer.com/sable-trailer/481844/

And there you have it.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/242

All the shipwrecks in Ireland expressed as red thumbtacks. One fifth of them, rather; these are just the ones whose whereabouts are known. They know the thousands of others are lost, they just don’t know where. Oh, on the bottom, of course. But are they? Maybe they just went somewhere better and didn’t bother telling anyone.
https://www.sciencealert.com/this-map-shows-3-554-shipwrecks-around-ireland-and-most-are-a-total-mystery

Michael Oldfield’s /Tubular Bells/ live on BBC TV, 1973.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/18/tubular-bells-live-in-1973.html

Decayed Daguerreotypes.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_strange_allure_of_decayed_daguerreotypes

Soccer fields of the world.
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/06/photos-soccer-fields-around-the-world/562862/

Motorball.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2018/06/15/forget-the-world-cup-lets-play-motor-ball/

A backyard Buckethead performance.
https://laughingsquid.com/buckethead-family-reunion-backyard-performance-1991/

Robocop condensed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUnMF7dV86k&t=217s

“But first we’re buying the government.”
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/6/15/1772130/-Cartoon-Comcast-s-spending-spree

“This is a movement like people have never seen before.” But we have seen it before.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9YPYRaeTW0

Bible stories.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/19/bible-stories-with-u-s-attor.html

Two vast and trunkless legs of stone.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/19/1500-pounds-of-dynamitell.html

From the air.
https://newatlas.com/gallery-drone-photography-venice-myanmar/55092/

Bird says what. Note the mismatched pupils.
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/35079427_769951090183021_7332522266862813184_n.jpg

Yarn monster hats.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/scary_monsters_and_crocheted_creeps_the_knitted_brutality

An 1880 book about Welsh folklore and fairies. “I met a faerie woman at the Rath of Ba’al on Otta.” (Probably not how to spell Otta.)
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/british-goblins-welsh-folk-lore-fairy-mythology-legends-and-traditions-1880/

The nominal cat.
http://wondermark.com/c1406/

Champion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzDB70d9AUU

Ikea puns.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooZ_6C2CAao

How to pick a lock with two hairpins.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjuT_63Ioig

Adult Swim is editing stock footage into weird short films. Here are three of them. Every once in awhile a simple kind of art calls to you. This makes me want to find a source of similar stock footage and join in.
https://news.avclub.com/adult-swim-is-editing-stock-footage-into-horrifying-sho-1826956802

The beacons are lit! Gondor calls for aid!
https://funnyjunk.com/Sticky+for+the+irish+girl+sunbathing/funny-pictures/6316404/

An Irish girl sunbathing.
https://imgur.com/gallery/fPUUf

And leesen here, I wan esk you something.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTlMD-XZIFQ

 

Field expedient.

     “I have sometimes amused myself by endeavoring to fancy what would be the fate of any individual gifted, or rather accursed, with an intellect very far superior to that of his race. Of course, he would be conscious of his superiority; nor could he (if otherwise constituted as man is) help manifesting his consciousness. Thus he would make himself enemies at all points. And since his opinions and speculations would widely differ from those of all mankind, that he would be considered a madman, is evident. That individuals have so soared above the plane of their race, is scarcely to be questioned; but, in looking back through history for traces of their existence, we should pass over all biographies of ‘the good and the great,’ while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows.” -Edgar Allan Poe

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-06-15) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the nostalgic detritus of eons past.

And besides all that, 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:

Stellar nurseries.
https://theawesomer.com/stellar-nurseries/481413/

Wistman’s Wood.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/04/wistmans-wood.html

Another happy little drum prodigy.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/12/eight-year-old-kills-it-drummi.html

Not making any point.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/06/hearts.html

Cat explorer.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/06/cat-explorer.html

“You steal my hard candy?” “Crickets can’t cry! Turtles don’t sneeze!” “They /do/, though. They /do/ sneeze!” “No!”
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/06/bad-lip-reading-2017-2018-nba-season.html

A Studio Ghibli-style cartoonizer.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/06/12/neural-network-cartoons-in-algorithmic-ghibli-style/

Minimal myths. Minimyths.
https://theawesomer.com/mythos/481414/

Aerial Hong Kong.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/03/drone-photos-show-density-of-hong-kongs.html

“Oh, shit, I shouldna woke him up. What the. Oh.”
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/06/should-have-let-him-sleep/

Introduction to Pingu.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyTNGkBSjyo

Hat.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/06/photos/w03_963683980/main_1500.jpg

Duck teleportation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMHaeJUvCm4

Raccoon and light.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/06/raccoon-and-light.html

Our sun, the heating system.
http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/the-day-the-sun-erupted

Beatboxing in an MRI machine.
https://laughingsquid.com/real-time-mri-of-beatboxing/

Man plays Beatles songs on a carillon of bells on a trailer with a little stripey skirt around it. That’s the style now.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/13/with-a-little-help-from-my-f.html

Liquid calligraphy.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/06/13/liquid-calligraphy/

Ze Frank speaking of tongues.
https://laughingsquid.com/ze-frank-true-facts-pangolins-posse/

Monsters from the Japanese id. “Daichiuchi: This big muscly bird will flatten you into millet with its huge cartoon mallet.”
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/illustrations_of_weird_creatures_and_fabulous_beasts_from_a_japanese_monste

That’s the future queen of England right there, pressing the meat. Better look quickly; the royal family has brought a lawsuit and the video will probably be pulled. I didn’t watch it to the end. I think she might take her shirt off at some point.
https://vimeo.com/71461172

“Happy brith day Mark with the sea.”
https://www.buzzfeed.com/pablovaldivia/cake-decorators-who-should-be-ashamed

Shy 13-year-old /rock monster/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPHVLxm8U-0

Posing with books.
https://laughingsquid.com/posing-with-seamlessly-matching-book-covers/

And we’re back.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-creatures-of-yes-puppet-show/

New discoveries about the bible. They involve a naked woman and a parrot.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/drugs_witchcraft_werewolves_the_fantastic_weirdness_of_paranormal_magazine_

Christ Cometh To My House And Eateth All My Food. (It turns out that mayonnaise is His favorite food. He calls it /rotten frosting/.)
https://www.clickhole.com/this-church-choir-s-rendition-of-christ-cometh-to-my-h-1825126540

“Stop filming, this is awful.” “Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus.”
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/06/14/lost-voices/

A dance to spring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ1DjKWtvfQ

How it works.
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-06-13-Deeply-Held.jpg

Color home movies of Europe in 1939. It reminds me of the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and their Mountain Trip to Japan, 1959.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAg1DQ3GVMU

Horse is like, /Do you mind?/ to the viewer.
https://twitter.com/_youhadonejob1/status/1007013737499447296

Hey, balldog.
https://daks2k3a4ib2z.cloudfront.net/5a3825a74e3655000172c7d1/5a547168c76b180001561e89_roger%20fetcherer.jpg

Sarah Huckabee Sanders does not look like this woman, and nobody says she does.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/5284586/Connie-Culp-the-woman-who-received-the-worlds-most-extensive-face-transplant.html

And what the whole world looked like N-million years ago, and where a given address would be. You can see for yourself. Those times and that world were just as real as where you are now. And the world of millions of years forward will be just as real, without even any particle of a memory of you and everything that’s so important and serious and personal and all your delights, fears, accomplishments, frustrations, secret shame, socks, hair, and the peeved way you twist the corner of your mouth when that annoying song starts or you remember a rude thing. Peevement wrinkles.
http://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#240

Far Babar, a Babar noir. (Wang bitty bang, ba bang ba dang dang.)

     “I don’t think you can handle me. Because I’m a bitch in the boardroom, I’m a boar in the bedroom, and I’m a bear on the toilet.” -Kristen Wiig

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-06-08) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the nostalgic detritus of eons past.

Tattoo artist Nicky Needles showed up to talk about tattooing. Publisher, poet and Mendocino Women’s Choir director Cynthia Frank read about half an hour of poetry, including something about tigers with spines made of licorice ejaculating on each other in the rings of Saturn, which reminded me, of course, of Kenneth Patchen saying, “I can’t understand people who will believe in God but who won’t believe there are butterflies bigger than the earth and leopards made of gold wire circling the sun,” but I held my tongue. And there’s more. Really, lots more, and then at the end there’s the concluding episode of the last one of three Chandu The Magician series (with the last radio drama organ work by Korla Pandit; just after that he got his famous organ-noodling teevee show that ensorcelled the hearts of thousands of 1950s housewives and caused them to mail their underwear to KTLA in hopes of gaining a meeting with him).

And besides all that, 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:

Story of flowers.
https://vimeo.com/219961246

Just add water.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-video-effects-in-black-panther.html

Waves in slow motion.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/05/watch-elemental-where-beautif.html

Waves stopped entirely.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/02/the-spectacular-waves-of-lake-erie.html

Crystal growth animation.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/04/hypnotic-film-of-iridescent-cr.html

Metal.
https://theawesomer.com/metallurgist/480159/

She’s this good at it when she’s thirteen. This is like the six-year-old Mongolian accordionist, or the seven-year-old North Korean violin prodigy.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/watch-this-teen-drummer-show-h.html

“Originality is just filing the serial numbers off of others’ contributions to your ideas.”
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/04/murder-your-darlings.html

Now distrust everything.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/04/faked-video-gets-much-better.html

Elevator.
https://theawesomer.com/elevators-in-the-movies/480229/

It’s all like, “Save me, boss! Save me!” And he’s like, “I’m coming, baby. Hang on!”
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/06/man-goes-out-of-his-way-to-save-a-drone/

The fatal joust.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/awesome_1966_batman_trading_cards_painted_by_norman_saunders

Exactly.
https://laughingsquid.com/how-rick-and-morty-caught-the-zeitgeist/

Interesting. I like it that they wait for him to fall off. Let him get it all out.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/sacramento-driver-throws-incre.html

Art of Rafael Silveira.
https://www.rafaelsilveira.com/art

The world isn’t wizard jizz.
https://theawesomer.com/more-years-of-the-scientific-method/479832/

Dancing without moving.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/06/dancing-without-moving.html

The story of access.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-story-of-access.html

Not the smartest lock in the locker room.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/03/watch-how-easy-it-is-to-break.html

When you’re smiling.
https://laughingsquid.com/when-youre-smiling/

Rerun: Midnight radio.
https://www.geeksaresexy.net/2018/05/30/midnight-radio-comic/

Butt collaging in the near future.
https://theawesomer.com/ugh/480870/

A short, soothing film about kitesurfing.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/this-kitesurfing-film-feels-li.html

Baffling enough that this sort of thing is considered normal, but also: it’s taped with packing tape to the blackboard. I guess a school blackboard is just a wall, now.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/

Projection-mapped light show on the Sydney Opera House. (82 min. Just skip around in it.)
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/03/jonathan-zawada.html

An analogy.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/06/our-privacy-policy/

One from the Daily Donald.
https://twitter.com/Arvanmal/status/994511561333993473

Heart.
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-06-04-The-Tell-Tale-President.jpg

Empire.
https://laughingsquid.com/rise-and-fall-of-the-british-empire/

Overspinning an old record until it disintegrates. (The Slow Motion Guys.)
https://theawesomer.com/shattering-a-record-in-slow-mo/479995/

Compilation of Russian helpfulness.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzBInt4zljQ

By the end of 25 August the landscape around Mount Vesuvius had been changed forever. Vesuvius was a crater. The river and the port were gone.
https://laughingsquid.com/last-48-hours-of-pompeii/

Physics Girl pursues an explanation of the impossible. Not just the impossible, but The Impossible.
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/05/watch-a-great-primer-on-the-ph.html

Art.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/06/when-art-comes-alive/

On the one hand, cool, dramatic, but on the other hand, why go there in the first place?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSO1gltbg0o

The valuable volunteers. Some kind of fun, huh?
https://decider.com/2018/06/05/local-news-cringeworthy-interview

Ha ha, Fnards!
https://truthout.org/art/the-life-cycle-of-a-slur/

I will always remember you.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/06/i-will-always-remember-you.html

Isn’t virtue good?
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/06/super-fun-pak-comix-feat-dou.html

Probably in Russia. Tough guys. “We’re not backing up. /You/ back up.”
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/06/dont-play-chicken-with-an-excavator/

Rerun: historical photos.
https://blazepress.com/2015/11/60-fascinating-photos-taken-throughout-history/

Impressive skill. The government used to run ads where they’d show somebody doing something like this and then say, “We have a job for (Joe or Bill or whatever) in /today’s army/.”
https://laughingsquid.com/solving-three-rubiks-cubes-while-juggling/

Phil Spitalny’s Hour of Charm All Girl Orchestra with Evelyn and her magic violin. They truly do not make them like this anymore.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/phil_spitalnys_all_girl_orchestra_and_the_hour_of_charm

Moon setting. Evelyn and her magic violin would go perfectly with this.
https://theawesomer.com/moon-sets-behind-a-volcano/480726/

And fascinating little homemade motors, much smaller than the Earth-Moon system, but somewhat similar in regularity of motion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdQkt_Mtpd8

Africa.

     “Ah, well, I tried to start a revolution but didn’t print enough pamphlets. Hardly anyone turned up, except for my mum and her boyfriend, who I hate, so. As punishment I was forced to, uh, be in here and become a gladiator. A bit of a promotional disaster, that one, but! I’m actually organizing another revolution. I don’t know if you’d be interested in something like that. Do you reckon you’d be interested?” -Korg

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-06-01) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the nostalgic detritus of eons past.

And besides all that, 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:

Hambone, hambone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mOd4PheLTA

The dancing movies. When Mary Poppins appears, I become inexplicably ecstatic. See if that happens to you. You know, Julie Andrews is still alive and well, and she still looks great.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-dancing-movies.html

Africa by looping-machine-expert pianist.
https://laughingsquid.com/peter-bence-piano-cover-toto-africa/

Africa by mouth.
https://theawesomer.com/africa-a-capella-cover/479691/

Rerun: the Gaelic Africa.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-gaelic-africa.html

10-hour loop of soothing ocean creatures.
https://laughingsquid.com/ten-hour-oceanscape/

The world’s best kisser.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/05/25/darwin-deez-the-worlds-best-kisser/

Gun lover.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=053018

News from a world just like ours but where people aren’t complete idiots.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/30/a-weather-report-from-an-alter.html

The stupidest sport in anybody’s world.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/05/an-orthopedists-wet-dream.html

Edward Hopper in motion. Click start, and scroll down.
https://www.orbitz.com/features/edward-hopper-in-motion/

Infrared London.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/05/london-in-near-infrared.html

Simple but effective animation done in one take in real time. At the end he lets you see how he did it, and it’s clever.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/31/watch-this-cool-one-take-ani.html

Led Zeppelin, /Dazed and Confused/ live in 1973 remastered.
https://laughingsquid.com/led-zeppelin-dazed-and-confused-live-1973/

The extraordinary moment the woman known as Black Juicy threw a full teacup directly at Lizzie’s head. “No police action has been taken and whether they have made up is unclear.” Lizzie started it, though, unless something happened before the camera arrived.
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/2716220/two-neighbours-filmed-in-vicious-brawl-after-one-threw-a-full-tea-cup-at-the-others-head/

Heavy glass lift gone wrong, from several angles. With sound.
https://sploid.gizmodo.com/skyscraper-window-replacement-goes-horribly-horribly-w-1826465875

Euphemisms for menstruation.
http://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/05/fyi_29.html

Summer festival calendar.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/05/summer-festival-calendar.html

Nose.
http://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/05/that-nose.html

Increasingly complicated Goldbergian tricks.
https://theawesomer.com/2d-trick-shots/479633/

And an honest trailer for every Christopher Nolan movie.
https://theawesomer.com/honest-christopher-nolan-trailer/479397/

Secrets of the MOTA EULA.

     “You say schlamizzle and I say schlamazel. I say kafizzle and you say kafazel. Schlamizzle, schlamazel, kafizzle, kafazel. Stop. Stop. Hnnn. Yeah, that’s pretty good. Let’s cheat a little downstage, come on. And you, honey, in the back? You’re draggin’. What’s this, a morgue? Let’s see that smile. Okay, from the top! One, two, and a-one-two-three-four!”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-05-25) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in ancient history.

A boffo show for Decoration Day. And besides that, 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:

Physics Girl does Hawaii. Physics Girl should be president of the United States.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0tnqPmwWvk

The fifty states’ official nightmares, leaving out U.S. territories Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-50-state-nightmares/

A short film set in Puerto Rico after the storm.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/05/22/hurray-for-the-riff-raff-palante/

How gerrymandered is your state?
https://planscore.org/#!2016-ushouse

Also, what’s your vote worth?
https://petrichor.studio/2018/01/whatsyourvoteworth/

To bee.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/05/photos-of-the-week-1/w10_AP18129021222922/main_1500.jpg

Bad Lip Reading – the Royal Wedding.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/22/watch-a-bad-lip-reading-of-th.html

Stalking for love.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/23/how-stalking-is-romanticized-i.html

Zelda propaganda posters.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/25/fernando-reza.html

Photos rendered in Play-Doh. In the future there’ll be real-time A.I. filters for your ocular implants. You’ll be able to set your eyes so you see everything like this all the time. Add a low-tech vial of Play-Doh essential oil for your hankie pocket to complete the experience. Ace any interview.
https://eleanormacnair.com/works/

Utility box art.
https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2018/may/25/eureka-art-and-culture-commission-approves-next-ba/

The closet.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-closet/

How we get ice cream sandwiches (at 140 ICS/minute).
http://www.cynical-c.com/2018/05/23/ice-cream-sandwiches-how-its-made/

Finger machines.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/21/get-ready-to-feel-something-st.html

Balcony.
https://theawesomer.com/balcony/478408/

460-foot-high (140 meters) mast. Guy climbs it and balances on the top.
https://laughingsquid.com/daredevil-climbs-460-foot-mast/

Dog.
https://laughingsquid.com/blind-woman-sees-guide-dog-for-first-time/

“Stop fighting the dog! Stop fighting the dog!” They mean the dog that’s ripping the guy’s arms into prosciutto. You’re supposed to just let it, I guess. He kind of is, but they have to say that for the court.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/24/canton-police-set-dog-on-a-dri.html

Backpack left on the street. Cops terrified, assume it’s a bomb, block traffic, stop the whole city, stand around waiting for someone to decide what to do. Bike guy tired of waiting goes over, empties out the pack. Seeing it’s safe now, cops run full-tilt at the guy and slam him to the concrete. Like it’s all /his/ fault.
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/hero-wisconsin-man-tackled-cops-frustratedly-emptying-lost-backpack-prove-wasnt-bomb/

“No bubbles! No bubbles! Nooooooo!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Sa9SYp9Pg

The famous Mr. Bubble ad you remember, but in French.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC1T4gXhLmg

Scrappy.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/scrappy

Depth.
https://laughingsquid.com/anamorphic-3d-portraits-and-murals/

Wave.
https://imgur.com/dPFBoko

Light saber accelerometer theremins.
https://theawesomer.com/diy-lightsaber-theremins/479025/

Stephen Colbert’s impression of an atomic bomb explosion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDj4vde26oo

The man who tilts the bus at LTW.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/bus_road_test

The best soundscape website I have ever seen.
https://www.sound.voyage/

Organic. /Kill it! Kill it with fire!/
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/25/watch-how-organic-farmers-use.html

Two interpretations of the Attack of the Eye Creatures.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_eye_creatures

Airline pilot’s photography hobby. Great desktop images.
https://newatlas.com/gallery-photography-from-cockpit-747-storms/54704

Speaking of which.
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/05/photo-updates-from-kilauea-the-lava-meets-the-sea/561059/

Apparently to know those particular secrets you have to sit in the fire. Equally provocative brassiere and brazier.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/05/goat-people.html

Now we shall add several /more/ numbers.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/05/25/low-tech-4/

Borat performs /In My Country There Is Problem/ in an enthusiastic redneck Tucson bar in 2006. (Look this up in Wikipedia.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb3IMTJjzfo

Nonconsensual sexual contact; every underwear typer ever; and, see, it’s funny because it’s a talking donkey, and donkeys can’t talk.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/saturday-morning-breakfast-cereal-on-fairy-tales-and-consent-ultra-rational-idiots-noahs-ark/

Where all the things come from.
https://laughingsquid.com/yiwu-international-trade-city/

How to use the dial telephone (1927).
https://youtube.com/watch?v=naQ9EMJEv0U#

Life is a highway.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/05/life-is-highway.html

The Mother Road, Rt. 66.
https://petapixel.com/2014/12/18/rephotographing-route-66-animated-gifs-showing-1930-1970-scenes-compared-today/

Modern life.
https://twitter.com/amenbreakfast/status/998049864981319680/video/1

Hot lynx.
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/05/two-lynx-have-intense-argument.html

One box, two box, three box, four box, and so on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO1jrCodB7Y

Daffodils with a touch of orgasm.
https://theawesomer.com/thought-diary/478818/

Artist of little explosions.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/roman_signer

Magnets.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/05/magnet-collisions.html

I would so play this game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAlwSC5PQZo

Not in Kansas.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/05/not-in-kansas-anymore.html

Really. Not in Kansas anymore.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-happytime-murders/

Bizarro Kansas.
https://theawesomer.com/aperture/478289/

Dudley Moore was also a talented and accomplished comic pianist. I did not know that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GazlqD4mLvw

Hmm.
http://www.teamjimmyjoe.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/weird-Vintage-photos-experimental-transmitter-and-recieveer-for-armed-foreces-helmet-vintage-photo-army-804×1024.jpg

Spot the mistakes.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/14/1763688/-Cartoon-Spot-the-mistakes

The true story of the real Girl From Ipanema, with photos. (By 2003, at 58, she looks a little like Tim Curry.)
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_girl_from_ipanema

Alexandr Misko at TEDx Mannheim, Feb. 22 2018.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8DFr6aAd5w&t=12m42s

All of this, when it’s completed, will be /one/ radio telescope.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BBoDw2qVD0

And Hubble’s latest batch of space porn.
https://gizmodo.com/hubbles-latest-batch-of-space-porn-is-some-of-the-best-1826140277

Allegrissimo e strepitosissimo.

     “Arise, dirtbags! Step out from the shadows and stand proudly in the sunlight. Your craven misdeeds and unholy crimes matter no more. Every lie, every cheat and every betrayal has been forgiven. From pulpits across the land, your corruption has been sanctified. Go forth and behave despicably. And fear not the wrath of those you harm. In fact, accuse them of your crimes. Assign to them your slimy motives. And if all else fails, have your lawyers destroy them. Oh, yes, dirtbags, it’s a new world. It’s your world. Squat down and defecate on it!” -Chuck Lorre in end-card of TBBT

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-05-18) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in ancient history.

Sid Cooperrider of KMEC worked out a way to solve the pesky problem of MOTA connecting properly to KMEC as well as KNYO. Now it’s just a couple of things to click on, from my end, after I start the show, and again when I sign off. Last night it worked like a champ.

Celebrate with 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:

Ant mutualism.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/17/True-Facts-Ant-Mutualism/

This and that.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/katebubacz/israel-gaza-trump-embassy-protests

Look at me only. (I /almost/ understand this.)
https://laughingsquid.com/look-at-me-only-stop-motion-animated-film/

Korla Pandit – Miserlou.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9ytSC8rz84

Animal sounds from a violin.
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/05/making-animal-sounds-with-violin.html

Big backstages of the world.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/07/behind-stage-of-famous-european-theatres.html

Suit on, suit off.
https://laughingsquid.com/robert-downey-jr-suiting-up-as-iron-man-in-marvel-movies-from-2008-to-2017/

Cab Calloway, Blues in the Night.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90qMNhWsCHs

John Kelly’s American Tales of Immigration.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/16/tom-the-dancing-bug-john-kell.html

Lurid Mexican pulp magazine cover art.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_devils_in_the_brushstroke_lurid_paintings_of_monsters_nightmares_demons

Fat cars.
https://jalopnik.com/erwin-wurms-fat-cars-will-make-you-really-uncomfortable-1825977995

“I made all this nice lentil soup, here, why don’t you take some home with you on the plane.”
https://twitter.com/alyssalimp/status/994625538852605953/video/1

Slow-motion lightning. The shots get more and more interesting as the video progresses.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/16/spectacular-slow-motion-footag.html

This guy is still making the wind-powered beach-walking things. Here’s the new one.
https://theawesomer.com/animaris-mulus/477893/

He is so consistently breathless, I think he has a heart condition. This project is great, and he is great. History of the universe.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-history-of-universe-expressed-as.html

Election angels. Angels of our bitter nature.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/05/election-angels.html

Baseball gloves are way bigger than they used to be. Look how big those gloves are.
http://cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-1287828-galleryV9-bcyu-1287828.jpg

“How many of these are okay to put in your vagina?” That’s a good question.
https://twitter.com/BethSkw/status/996211395254472705

A new Mandelbrot zoom.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-ultimate-mandelbrot-zoom.html

It’s an outrage.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/44497-a-moral-outrage-in-the-holy-land

Too bad and so cool at the same time.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5720181/Terrified-tourists-run-cover-Disney-parade.html

Solo guitar Billy Jean.
https://laughingsquid.com/fingerstyle-cover-michael-jackson-billie-jean/

Fans absolutely gutted by change in Dylan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkrauH07MjM

Condensed, this is exactly what happened.
http://extrafabulouscomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IMG_20180510_185549758-e1526039794876.jpg

How’d you do?
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/10/insider/copy-edit-this-quiz-12.html

“Time for me to wake everybody up.”
http://extrafabulouscomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/rooo-e1526618456355.png

And a web-toy lathe to learn how to lathe with. Never lathe in a scarf. That’s the first thing they tell you at lathe school. Also, he who lathes last lathes best. Better lathe than never.
http://inear.se/lathe/

 

Happy Korla Pandit day.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-05-11) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in ancient history.

The full eight-hour show went out fine on KNYO, but there were a few problems with KMEC, mainly the recurring one of the station’s robot getting confused and leaving the automation up loud at the same time as my stream. Sid Cooperrider got off work at his day (night) job and fixed that by 1:30am so at least Elly Cooney’s story /Bad Boys/, that I started reading at about 3am, squirted properly out of all available transmitters, and that’s good.

Again, if the error affected you, sorry about all that, and we’ll eventually figure it out and nail it down, but as my grandmother used to say, “It ain’t the end of the world… /Is/ it the end of the world?” “No.” “Okay. Go play, then.”

Tell your friends in Ukiah, if you’re ever listening to MOTA via KMEC 105.1 fm and it doesn’t sound right, you can go to https://knyo.org and listen there. That always works now, and Jerry has the stream audio quality cranked up enough to fool the dog of His Master’s Voice.

Anyway, 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, enough to occupy you for a little while until the Wells Fargo wagon comes with your new rockin’ chair, bathtub, crosscut saw, and raisins from Fresno:

Some elements of an old NASA intelligence test. Try them.
https://www.popsci.com/nasa-project-mercury-intelligence-test#page-2

“Oh dad-dummit.” Astronauts tripping on the moon.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/05/astronauts-falling-on-moon.html

The latest Mars mission.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/11/heres-what-this-weeks-mars.html

The Battle of the Alamo on Earth 11.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/07/Far-Alamo/

Carnivorous plants.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/07/True-Facts-Carnivorous-Plants/

Nat Geo nature and world photos of Earth 1. Click for gallery.
https://newatlas.com/gallery-travel-photography-contest-national-geographic/54538/

How a messed up childhood affects you in adulthood.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgUlowmSeHo

Don’t. Just leave your face alone, is my advice.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurenstrapagiel/microblading-eyebrow-infection

“Also I need to chew this popcorn, so if you guys could just clap your hands a little bit more.”
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/10/simone-giertz-on-why-we-all-sh.html

Too many bicycles.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2018/05/chinas-bicycle-graveyards.html

Soviet cribbing. (Google Translate version.)
https://tinyurl.com/SovietCopypasta

Socialism!
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=051018

Let them eat air.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/05/10/balloon-marie-antoinette/

When Captain America throws his mighty shield, all those who chose to oppose his might must yield. “But I’m more than just a soldier, Logan. This costume makes me a symbol of everything in America worth fighting for!”
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/05/the-evolution-of-captain-america.html

Here’s a good visual analogy to what unnecessary vitamin and herbal supplements do to your liver.
https://imgur.com/0UIM7wJ

The chart.
http://www.allgeneralizationsarefalse.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Media-Bias-Chart_Version-3.1_Watermark-min.jpg

How we get cones. Waffle cones or cake (styrofoam) cone. Mmm, cones.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ice-cream-cone-production_us_57a8b135e4b0b770b1a38a20

God dammit, Sgt. Skipper! How many times do I have to tell you to /not cut the straps on the truck parachutes!/ Those things don’t grow on trees, ya know.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/11/soldier-destroys-humvees-with.html

Afterward things.
https://laughingsquid.com/pop-culture-dystopia-part-2/

The illusion of motion.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/813950992312127488

Apparently, John-Paul and Kathleen’s Bike and yez, yez pissed off the wrong pack o’ cheetoh-loopin kark’ries. Don’t rise to this taunting. Stay away on the Continent until the boys cool off a bit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO-Adcb8yRQ

Endangering Cadet Bone Spurs.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/44420-the-terrible-risks-of-no-good-guys-with-guns

“The other garbage guys, they aren’t like me.” What a lovely little film. What a nice man.
https://laughingsquid.com/nick-dimola-garbage-story/

Tiny robots, activate!
https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/tiny-programmable-swarmming-self-assembly-robot-created-by-harvard-university-15-08-2014/

Spider, activate! (I skipped you ahead to the action. Go back for the explanation.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vVblGlIMgw&t=5m58s

Rerun: the pentatonic scale. How normal it is to us.
https://laughingsquid.com/bobby-mcferrin-audience-song-the-pentatonic-scale/

“Stop this raht naah! We will stop this tournament! This is /stoopit/!” Alcohol is suspected to have been a factor. And beanbags. Alcohol and beanbags don’t mix.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/10/cornhole-score-leads-to-cornpo.html

Donald Glover: This is America.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/6/1762494/-Stop-what-you-re-doing-and-watch-this

This last Wednesday was Lost Sock Memorial Day.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/05/lost-sock-memorial-day.html

Britain’s last battleship.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db6bgu0gs-g

Swedish jet fighter pilot breathing.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/07/watch-these-heart-pounding-jet.html

Croatian prop-plane pilot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWTemgyA47Q

Slovak winter. With clever sound work.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/10/watch-a-hyperlapse-review-of-e.html

Nina Simone Live in Montreaux 1976. (71 min.) (You can just click on the play symbol in the image.)
https://archive.org/details/vimeo-36880003

Meditative comics.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/these_comic_strips_bring_a_moment_of_peace_to_our_stressful_world2

“Call me.” It’s different now.
https://theawesomer.com/call-me/477111/

Tablet video. Shot in one continuous take.
https://theawesomer.com/tablet-music-video/476655/

Slow heavy metal music playing.
http://catsbeaversandducks.tumblr.com/post/173010423781/via-slow-heavy-metal-music-playing

A getaway.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/10/if-you-watch-one-cat-video-thi.html

The pussy organ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxEHi6Mlzmk

A little pep interrogation. And a personal prop, for luck.
https://politics.theonion.com/anxious-gina-haspel-gives-self-little-pep-interrogation-1825929734
https://politics.theonion.com/gina-haspel-nervously-rubs-lucky-prisoners-foot-during-1825892518

Rudy and the beast.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/07/rudy-and-the-beast-randy-rain.html

“I don’t wanta go too far on ol’ Bill, here.”
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/10/eddie-murphys-perfect-bill-c.html

Animated population histogram. Now imagine this technique used on elements of your personal life. Bacteria count on your keyboard. Electricity use in your neighborhood. A grid of your vocabulary over the course of a conversation.
https://laughingsquid.com/hourly-population-of-manhattan/

A demonstration of the value of a good explainer. I’m lava’n it.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/10/watch-a-terrific-explainer-on.html

Merperson sightings.
https://www.historytoday.com/history-today/map-merpeople-sightings-1610-1784

Listen alone in a quiet place using headphones, and adjust the volume so you can just barely hear what Amelie is saying.
https://theawesomer.com/movie-tv-asmr/476802/

Every teddy bear who’s been good.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-05-04) 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 older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in ancient history.

And 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:

Simone Giertz has a brain tumor, goddammit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpa4kp4lK60

You want to /really/ feel bad, in case the worst happens? Here’s just a sample of this wonderful young comic roboticist’s sense of humor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u9jjcbgMpk

A whole bunch of wonderful people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFCiycex5MA

Player piano.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_52q0djIrA

Agent Tarski, walk me through what happened.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/232

Rube Goldberg machine with several startling double-callbacks.
https://laughingsquid.com/tape-dispensing-machine/

What happens in your head when you talk.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/29/This-Is-What-Your-Tongue-Looks-Like-When-You-Talk/

Come for the oobleck, stay for the soap.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/04/hydraulic-press-vs-non-newtonian-fluid.html

Musician made all his own instruments out of stuff in the garage, uses old phone for a mic. Pretty good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IxHM3qsYW8

All in real time, playing all instruments, singing all parts, controlling the whole sound system with her feet, sounding great and making it look easy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBFO8DKpqCw

Again with the sped up snowstorm-on-the-comet video, but star-stabilized. Less chaotic but still weird. A tiny peanut-shaped world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gszFmFLg_5Y

For all the ice in Antarctica.
https://earther.com/youve-never-seen-a-map-of-antarctica-like-this-before-1825650822

Nature photography. Scroll down.
https://newatlas.com/big-picture-photographic-competition-winners-2018/54435/

For hunting. I need it for hunting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJqfNroFp8U

Ozzy Man commentates upon spring-loaded gymnast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mRBXYG-qaM

They fix it up for television, but here’s what it really sounds like when you’re there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwxnVZ4el0Q

And I think this is what a person watching television looks like to a creature as much smarter than a person as a person is smarter than a cat.
http://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/05/obligatory-animated-cat-gif_2.html

You might have heard me mention, a time or two, the 1938 A.E. van Vogt science-fiction novella /Black Destroyer/. Watch this: https://theawesomer.com/epoch/475826/ (14 min.) then if you ever find and read /Black Destroyer/ –hint, it’s with two other stories in a collection called /The Voyage of the Space Beagle/– recall it. It’s the same sort of feeling, to me.

Epic tranquil marble race upstairs and downstairs. Spot /Rose Tremaine, The Road Home/ and win a prize.
https://theawesomer.com/enormous-marble-run/475758/

Cyr wheel dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJZgCAUOd80

So incredibly cool! The wings stuck out much farther than in the pictures, though. Here they only show the fuselage and jet motors.
https://insider.si.edu/2018/04/desperate-for-victory-the-nazis-built-an-aircraft-that-was-all-wing-it-didnt-work/

Viking ships were way bigger than I imagined. Watch people sail a modern replica of one. It’s complicated, hard work. Constant attention is required to just stay alive, much less get anywhere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bTkmG5b-VQ

Who’s on first, what’s on second, I dunno’s on third. (20 min.)
https://laughingsquid.com/european-rulers-400-bc-through-present-day/

All animals get along with capybaras. Everybody loves them. They are giant calm sweet-natured rodents. It might be because they smell like buttered popcorn all over, the way a puppy’s paws smell, and who doesn’t like puppies?
https://twitter.com/PAYOLETTER/status/989861085367930880

I think Groucho Marx was the capybara of teevee. I’m told he smelled like burnt cork.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBQgFK-cpGo

Melinda’s last appearance on You Bet Your Life. She enters at 9 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7HdOqFxdk8

Too cute for Jeopardy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1r0qIsoZcE

Weird wobbly world.
http://studiokazaz.blogspot.com/2018/02/weird-wobbly-world-collection.html

The moons. View the gallery.
https://newatlas.com/moon-shots-solar-system/54436/

Oranges and lemons, Clem. Hildas and Trojans.
https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/557fwg/animation_showing_hildas_and_trojans_orbiting_the/

Lessons from the screenplay: The midpoint collision. (12 min.)
https://theawesomer.com/collateral-midpoint-collision/475932/

Aquarela do Brazil.
https://vimeo.com/61475122

Here’s how old I am: in a summer-school class between my junior and senior year in high school I sat in a room with twenty adding machines just like the one this young lady is modeling –different makes, some heavier-built or tarted up with little metal curlicues, but they all worked on the same principle– and in the course of /deliberately ruining at least three of them/ I learned to operate one without even having to look at it. And it’s stood me in good stead. I can get work in any adding-and-subtracting shop in the world.
https://woodtop.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/adding-machine-1.jpg

Pastel dioramas.
https://www.archdaily.com/892591/tishk-barzanjis-illustrations-envision-complex-universes-inspired-by-surrealism-and-modern-architecture

In case you haven’t seen this by now. Young white man profoundly though affectlessly outraged by anti-fascist poster tries in vain to destroy it with his bare hands. Helpful bystanders (with cameras) offer encouragement and advice.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/02/gentleman-has-difficulty-destr.html

What they see.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/02/what-trump-supporters-see.html

You can use the horizontal scroll bar or your arrow keys. Rightward is pastward.
https://themoscowproject.org/collusion-timeline

Dada doc.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/europe_after_the_rain_classic_documentary_on_dada_and_surrealism

The right tool for the job.
https://mltshp.com/p/1DQYR

The trucks of food.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFCiycex5MA

One Big Black Love: Sex and Blood on the Death Star. Thing is, that’s actually the Turkish title.
https://boingboing.net/2018/04/30/the-most-common-words-in-movie.html

With a purposeful grimace and a terrible frown he picks the boat up and he throws it back down.
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31689070_10157366326993502_7405123543630872576_n.jpg

An instantly usable simple musical toy.
https://creative-beats.glitch.me/

Little girls Afrodancing in the Netherlands. They’re so bendy there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dxSqplBIrA

The Queendom of Lotusland.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2018/04/24/the-diva-who-grew-her-own-exotic-kingdom/

Now we see the violence inherent in the system.
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/02/gentleman-has-difficulty-destr.html

Her prom date comes to pick her up. The door opens. She stands and walks for the first time he’s ever seen, and his head just about explodes! So wonderful. She is so pretty. As Drew of Fark.com often says: Dusty in here.
https://twitter.com/i/moments/990492072938389504

And a compilation of aircraft crashes, some with sound, some without. And it’s still safer than crossing the street.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r9YlB1a5EI

Warranty void if product escapes.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-04-27) 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 older shows of its approximate ilk, going back to, um, September of 2016.

And 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:

The physics of kung fu visualized by motion-capture graphics.
http://links.thisiscolossal.com/post/143739615291/watch-the-physics-of-kung-fu-brought-to-life

A circular bird.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/04/22/a-bird-in-flight/

Stuffed aerial jackal is not even on meerkats’ radar. On the ground it’s a terrifying threat; in the air, not. Science!
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/04/how-to-speak-meerkat.html

The art of Laurie Lipton. (25 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DQZqJuyRDY

Just to let you know: $350 and $30 shipping = $380, and that is too much for this thing. I don’t know how much copper pipe costs now, but just a few years ago I got eight ten-footers at $6 apiece. If you need a magic thing like this to align your chakras and stimulate synaptic activity (and heal your hepatitis, and so on; whatever blows your skirts up), I will do it for $200 and deliver it to your ashram or yurt and install it for free. I’ll even clip-lead it to your solar-powered radio for an antenna so you can listen to NPR while you yogify yourself in there. Also, they work better if you hold up each corner with a Fosters can. It grounds the orgone energy and prevents earthquakes. And possibly repels silverfish, which otherwise can render a yurt unlivable. I’ve read that they can get in via your butt or your ear and lay eggs in your intestines or brain, depending.
https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2018-04/12/15/asset/buzzfeed-prod-web-04/sub-buzz-15845-1523561632-1.png

Click and drag over the image, mess with the parameters. (Make sure the sound is on.)
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180424.html

The log’s ride.
https://laughingsquid.com/pov-footage-of-a-log-going-through-a-sawmill-line/

Three actors of /The Flash/ teevee show sing the theme song of /Firefly/. They’re great at it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac3a49-sj3A

“The pain in my head was nothing compared to the pain I felt in my corazon.”
https://theawesomer.com/a-kings-betrayal/474853/

El corazon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlglqkfYqJc

Woo-hoo.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=042718

How we get chickenwire.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/813461885530021888

Some black holes spin millions of times per second.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/22/The-Black-Hole-Bomb-and-Black-Hole-Civilizations/

Cool vehicles of the future.
https://www.artstation.com/MachadoJ

Immune cells traveling within a zebrafish.
https://boingboing.net/2018/04/26/amazing-video-of-cells-moving.html

Little rusty dioramas.
https://www.boredpanda.com/miniature-art-diorama-eddie-putera/

A French-Indian superhero. Suggest various powers he might possess.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/04/photos-of-the-week-1/w11_RTX5NX9Q/main_1500.jpg

The devil’s lettuce.
https://boingboing.net/2018/04/20/reefer-madness-anthology-of-f.html

The devil’s nail file.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/06/flysch-formation-in-zumaia.html

“Oh, holy Jesus! Oh, abbala-fabbala kavabalum, himminy-himminy-goatse-yachtsee-annanda-kanada! Yada mala yawaaah!”
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/04/photos-of-the-week-1/w01_943154254/main_1500.jpg

“Get it OFF ME! Get it OFF ME!”
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/20/21/4B5F194000000578-5640191-image-a-36_1524257823391.jpg

“YOU ARE ALREADY FRESH!”
https://boingboing.net/2018/04/26/this-japanese-body-wash-commer.html

What I see first: in the 1960s every school had a piano in the bathroom, remember that? We’ve lost so much.
https://imgur.com/cKXcRDC

Thing is, this is how memory works.
https://boingboing.net/2018/04/23/a-i-reconstructs-incomplete-p.html

A two-dimensional molecular-level visualization of how water freezes.
https://v.redd.it/uj70u7cfllq01/DASH_600_K

Word as image.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/04/word-as-image-3/

Do not touch me there. Everything was fine right up to that.
http://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/04/obligatory-animated-cat-gif_24.html

So many tricks.
https://theawesomer.com/fabiolous-escape-2/475281/

The solution to the problem of hybridizing malt balls and raisinettes.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/02/Consumer_Reports_-_product_testing_-_brine_test_for_canned_peas.jpg

“Hey, really, man, I think people would find you more fun if you open your mind about the little weenies.”
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/04/bad-lip-reading-mark-zuckerbergs-senate.html

She’s not for him. Somebody will be, some day.
https://laughingsquid.com/vogelkop-superb-bird-of-paradise-mating-dance/

Peacock marbling.
https://theawesomer.com/peacock-marbling-time-lapse/475268/

Another nice thing about outer space is that ruination is pretty from that far away.
https://qz.com/1257090/heres-how-fast-a-glacier-can-slip-into-the-sea-once-its-destabilized/

The sounds.
https://laughingsquid.com/walrus-performs-array-of-vocalizations/

Finland Finland Finland…
https://laughingsquid.com/four-seasons-on-kotisaari-island-finland/

…It’s the country for me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baHsoEAAMZU

Balalaika metal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZjLjjxCO3w

Ze Frank: Ze frogfish.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/04/true-facts-about-frog-fish.html

Amazing time-lapse view, from the robot Rosetta mission’s lander, of the surface of Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko over 25 minutes, sped up to be one second long and loop. It reminds me of the feeling of the /Borderland/ episode* of the original /Outer Limits/ teevee show. I was four years old, watching that in 1963; it’s a strong memory. A weird black-and-white other world but just as real as this one, and right there and so interesting.
https://boingboing.net/2018/04/25/terrifically-chaotic-gif-of-a.html

*Here’s the very episode (50 min.):
https://archive.org/details/TheOuterLimits-Tos-1×12-TheBorderland.avi

Here’s another of my favorites episodes of /Outer Limits/– one of several
comical ones: /Controlled Experiment/ (50 min.):
https://archive.org/details/TheOuterLimitsTOS1x16ControlledExperiment

Some more information about the fabulous snowstorm-on-a-comet video.
http://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/26/Snowstorm-on-a-Comet/

Plus a little more about comets and asteroids in general, with a video of tracking data at the end.
https://newatlas.com/nasa-neowise-video-solar-system-comet-asteroid/54326/

Life.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/04/life-these-days-2/

Why die?
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/04/cgp-greys-fable-of-dragon-tyrant.html

And  a blind Swedish little boy with no musical training plays King Kong by Frank Zappa on piano with a teevee studio pick-up band.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/king_kong_watch_a_10-year-old_blind_pianist_play_frank_zappas_concert_shows

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/

 

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