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     “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

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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

 

With six you get eggroll.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A dance to spring.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The time of shedding and cold rocks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now it’s dark.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

I’ll take romance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Fish Rock Road and I don’t care.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All will be revealed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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