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A cruel trick to play on such a majestic creature.

      “Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.” –Nikola Tesla

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-07-22) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and be noticed for enjoying with an attractive bearing of calm, detached amusement, the way you always imagined you’d be delighted to be seen, but now that you’re there you wonder if that’s what you really wanted. Yes. Yes, it is.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Ice is civilization.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV9oL6UBKmo&t=0m22s

As is gentle mother-and-daughter contact water ballet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlftMNmDH00

The eggs for eyes on the pizza-pacman ghosts. And the meat slicer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-jHJdJ1hg4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWEl8-PHhMI

And staring out the window.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lz-qrVUecE

From a million miles away.
http://boingboing.net/2016/07/21/video-of-one-year-on-earth-fr.html

Automatically colorize black and white photographs…
http://demos.algorithmia.com/colorize-photos/

…And here are some black and white photographs to try that with:
http://www.vintag.es/2016/07/vintage-mongolian-clothing-old-photos.html

This is like that saying about lemons and lemonade but with a cute butt-shaped nose instead. Award for excellent use of nose.
http://boingboing.net/2016/07/18/woman-uses-nose-as-twerking-pu.html

Marie Osmond recites Dada poetry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G69O7fvM3BI&t=0m50s

Laura notices her involuntary /Heil Drumpf/ reflex –oops– and expertly collapses it into a modified queen wave.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/07/21/1550367/–The-Solution

Tim and Eric’s Zone Theory. Just seven steps to achieve a perfect life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClvX7ED8UUI

Hypnotize them, yes. Acupuncture won’t work, because the needles would have to be like three molecules thick. Homeopathy won’t work, because bacilli come in far greater than homeopathical numbers. Prayer won’t work, because that’s just wishing.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-occult.html

Another great visualization of Fourier analysis.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/727587949282533376

Gears.
https://www.reddit.com/r/mechanical_gifs/comments/4dwnto/spinning_gears/

Robots are even putting dreadlocked homeless people out of a job.
http://gizmodo.com/that-homeless-person-you-just-helped-might-actually-be-1784036392

Almost –not quite– as cool as the Prince Rupert’s drop. Which is still pretty cool. And I like how safe the guys are being, with proper eye protection and all. That’s what to do instead of just saying, “Don’t try this at home.” Because, /try/ it at home –try it all at home; just be safe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbuvcQrAOSk

The poor horse. I’m glad it wasn’t hurt.
http://arbroath.blogspot.com/2016/07/motorcycle-rear-ended-by-horse.html

Catch you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DqglF2ACQ0&t=0m19s

This single instantly obsolete new boat cost 13 billion dollars, enough to feed and clothe every hungry naked child on Earth and buy them reading glasses if they need that too. And it can’t do any of the things it was built to do. It’s just a giant radioactive tub toy that will cost /another/ 13 billion dollars to man and operate and fuel and supply and equip and carry the captain’s collection of puffy leather couches around for twenty years. And all the people who profit from this obscene waste get to keep the money, and nobody’s going to jail for it.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-20/navy-s-12-9-billion-carrier-isn-t-ready-for-warfare-memo-says

Cringeworthy professional teevee news compilation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HLrJETcaHk

Try to tell me this guy isn’t Mussolini.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l9nHV4hLE8

…and/or Osama bin Laden. Or both at once.
http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/trumps-troubling-similarities-osama-bin-laden

I don’t know what a ratchet ho’s (ho is) but it can’t be good. Except, you can sing it to the tune of I Don’t Know Where the Wild Wind Blows. (Not the Iron Maiden song. The cowboy one.)
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/20/No-Mortal-Knows-The-Password/

Education! That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Now, who’ll gimme fibe-fibe-fibe fibana quahtah! Fibana quahta fibana half! Fibana half, fibana-half-fibana-half-fibana-half, six! Etc. Although you’d think there would be some black or Asian people interested in a job like this. Apparently not.
https://vimeo.com/170944908

Have you wondered about those flying saucers? Then, watch! as Kreisler brings you /The Search for the Flying Saucer/. (If the actress seems familiar to you, she should. She played the criminal’s low-affect girlfriend in the Outer Limits episode /The Zanti Misfits/.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWcmS1S0JsQ

How we get electricity.
https://metricmaps.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/powerplant-primary-energy-source-by-3-digit-zip-code.png

How we get tennis balls.
http://boingboing.net/2016/07/19/how-tennis-balls-are-made.html

Bovril. Independent scientific research has proved its body-building power! I’m jolly well taking daily Bovril! Bovril puts beef into you! “It’s Bovril or nothing for my man!” says Mrs. Fudgell of Bristol.
http://flashbak.com/bovril-59437/

“There’s nothing like it for keeping your knees and your pecker up.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kictPZPyeKc

Stunt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIqsaYfZELc

The saddest polar bear in the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfi52uQa5p0

A cruel trick to play on such a majestic creature.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkhxeIYrPNc

Vaporeon stampede.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLdWbwQJWI0

We had it, and we just let it go. Why?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_wuykzfFzE

An electric vehicle that could drive from Boston to L.A. and back on the equivalent of the chemical energy in a quart of gasoline (if the road was flat the whole way).
http://www.gizmag.com/tufast-student-ev-team-record/44478/

With perfect mass-to-energy conversion the energy in that same quart of gasoline would put 250,000 Volkswagens in orbit. And if you put them in low Earth orbit in a line, evenly spaced, they’d only be a city block apart. And then when aliens came in like 20,000AD in response to our radio signals (the Goat Gland Doctor, I Love Lucy, Alex Jones, Terry Gross interviewing the granddaughter of the woman who invented the windshield wiper, etc.) and the planet was a block of ice or a lifeless burnt out cinder, and they saw those VWs and went /What the hell?/ it’d be totally worth it, way better than the aircraft carrier (see above), which would be rusted to dust by then anyway. Metal doesn’t rust in space, for the same reason no-one can hear you scream there.
http://www.emc2-explained.info/Emc2/Equation.htm

And anecdotes v. data, applied to Reiki “energy work” bullshit, but this applies to everything people believe. Everything.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDlPoSSVPuA

 

Terror in the bouncy house.

      “When a felon’s not engaged in his employment or maturing his felonious little plans, his capacity for innocent enjoyment is quite as great as any honest man’s. Tarantara, tarantara.” –William Gilbert

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-07-15) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and be noticed for enjoying with an attractive bearing of calm, detached amusement.

It’s still the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, and will be through November. It was day and night after horrible day and night of explosions and shelling and huddling in mud and fear and murdering and being murdered, for month after month and, like any such event down to the present day and probably well into the future, it could have been stopped in a minute if the handful of people in charge had been put in a room together and threatened with being sent as peons to fight in their own stupid war if they couldn’t work it out right now, but they never do that, because of course that would be crazy.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

A gyroscopic inertial self-positioner.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_6p-1J551Y

It seems magical, and it /is/ cool, but it wouldn’t work on the floor. It has to be on something that can wiggle just a little.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWToUATLGzs

The war you don’t see.
https://ukiahcommunityblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/the-war-you-dont-see/

Warnink.
http://boingboing.net/2016/07/06/gruesome-soviet-safety-posters.html

School band keyboard player possessed by a demon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peSda70aXSk

She belly-dances to the Game of Thrones theme music.
https://www.facebook.com/meher.malik.332/videos/1202900523083224/

God makes animals.
http://boingboing.net/2016/07/11/godmakesanimals.html

Hallelujah. Awww.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItXygU9SJCA

Hamilton: a new song written by AI.
https://medium.com/deep-writing/hamilton-a-new-song-written-by-ai-daf164d9e616#.ahlwsv1kw

I like how bystanders get involved.
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/7/7/1545836/-Can-a-12-year-old-girl-marry-a-senior-in-America-The-legal-age-in-some-states-may-shock-you

This is how creativity works. You get an idea and you do it.
https://vimeo.com/172775169

What is an existential crisis? Well, I’ll tell you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEzMwNBjkAU

Needs more guns.
http://boingboing.net/2016/07/13/tom-the-dancing-bug-needs-mor.html

“If you do that, they will land the plane.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7afMgPDZtU&t=1m35s

“Is he? Is he really? Or is he just Jenny McCarthy’s kid?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HliVQHTUfBg

“You gone! Ol’ Jabba-the-Hutt-lookin’ broke-ass white bitch!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fneUdzIOZ4

Oh. So /that’s/ what crazy racist crackers are like. At least they didn’t whip or shoot the videographer and get away with it, the way their ancestors who, as they say, owned the ancestors of the videographer would have. So that’s good.
https://mic.com/articles/148628/black-family-in-san-antonio-stands-up-to-racist-white-couple-at-chester-s-restaurant

The 2000 AD Bastille Day celebratory solar flare.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuBemvFyHUM

And jazz and rain, separately adjustable.
http://www.jazzandrain.com/

Taylor Swift’s ham sandwich.

      “We have scratched the surface and it’s made a funny smell. It’s something to investigate.” –Jonathan Williams

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-07-08) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep, and skip around in, and frolic and play like a child again, like in the Twilight Zone episode where the skeptical old man needs a great deal of persuading but finally follows his fellow old people through the magical portal into a land of happiness and straw hats and calliope music, and everything is beautiful and nothing hurts.

Show by remote from Juanita’s house this time. There was one three-minute dropout in the broadcast, when Juanita got back from work at 10pm and her cell phone’s wi-fi needs began chopping up my connection to the KNYO transmitter, but after that, smooth sailing.  The recording you get is made in the computer doing the streaming, the one I’m sitting at, wherever I’m doing the show from, so it’s seamless as usual.

Last month’s problem with my email dialup service in Albion turned out to be corrosion on the /input/ to the outside phone box. I fixed that. It might be corrosion causing the unreliability of the DSL (phone line) internet connection at Juanita’s, but the outside phone box there serves almost two dozen apartments; I don’t want to even open that without permission. I’ll just call Sonic and put them on it. As soon as I press send on this.

Meanwhile, in the world of people with /real/ problems, the Battle of the Somme, a hundred years ago, commemorated July 1, lasted months, so it’ll still be the hundredth anniversary of the Battle of the Somme through Thanksgiving. (Last week I forgot to mention that the Somme figures prominently in the Terry Gilliam film 12 Monkeys, as ingeniously realistic a description of the inner experience as any of his films. You’ve seen Brazil, and Time Bandits, and Baron Munchausen, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus –they’re all wonderful– but I recommend you see his Tideland.)

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Tarantara. That’s Kevin Kline, and that’s Linda Ronstadt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAc5Z89SjH8

Lovely old batteries.
http://blog.presentandcorrect.com/mmmm-old-batteries

Idiot parents.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lOqgDYwMM0

If you get tired of looking at a static map, skip ahead to 1000 AD. That’s when the popcorn really starts to pop.
http://metrocosm.com/history-of-cities/

COBETCKNE NNAKATbl.
http://www.sovietposters.ru/indexrus_1.htm

They don’t exist anymore, and they were meant to be motels not homes, but they seem like attractive places to live.
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/jun/22/motels-new-jersey-wildwood-photographer-mark-havens

7 billion people on the planet, expressed as floppy bunnies. The nightmare of the sacred miracle of birth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKPhjkw3Y84

Watch them make sex dolls. When I see something like this, I hear Professor T.J. Taroo (of ZBS Productions’ /Ruby: Galactic Gumshoe/) growling salaciously, “I like plastic. I like the way it feels. Plastic gets me /hot/.”
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/seeing-how-sex-dolls-are-made-is-hauntingly-eerie-nsfw-1782900879

See, this is how religion and superstition work. Even when someone plainly shows you how you’re being tricked you still see something that isn’t there. Faith is just laziness, especially faith in what seems obvious.
http://illusionoftheyear.com/

Or you don’t see something that /is/ there, and suffer because of your faith in confident authority. Pay attention to the reaction of the young lady volunteer. What shocks her, beyond the physical injury, is what I call the /wonder of betrayal/. It’s a mixture of pain and bafflement and wishing to go back to the way it was before, when you didn’t know what you know now, and you still don’t know whether it was on purpose, because both /how could it have been on purpose?/ and /how could it not have been?/ And the man who did it to her is trying to help her, /or is he?/ because isn’t he still there, still doing it? But there’s still the appeal of trust in authority. It’s a loop. (Not the video, the mental trap.)
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/morning-shows/tv-host-impales-hand-on-nail-during-a-failed-magic-trick/news-story/1d3875d50232e0a5d44cf3050a4dfa60

Or you hear something that is both there and not there. (By the way, this was Ronald Reagan’s profession, right out of the gate: Pretending on the radio to be calling live baseball games.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnvXpCO_R3A

Timing. One thumb up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvxkBJv1R4A

Karaoke Copa. “There was blood and a single gunshot, but just who shot who?” Fun. Try it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV5uBY-OGH8

Refrigerator poetry.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/07/refrigerator-poetry.html

“The myth of the loose-woman’s vagina is a myth.” Comparing your dry, stingy ham sandwich to Taylor Swift’s generous, juicy ham sandwich.
http://distractify.com/entertainment/2016/07/07/swift-gross-sandwich

Before and after. Your taxes at work.
http://www.boredpanda.com/before-after-war-photos-aleppo-syria/

Alcohol. Is there anything it can’t do?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qxe8vyDWXQ

Big enough to see from orbit with the naked eye. Brimstone– that’s the old word for sulfur.
http://boingboing.net/2016/07/05/the-great-sulphur-pyramids-of.html

200 miles.
http://kokogiak.com/solarsystembodieslargerthan200miles.html

Where y’all come from?
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160125.html

[Word] = metal? or not metal?
http://boingboing.net/2016/07/03/analyzing-all-known-metal-lyri.html

3D-printed zoetropic Fibonacci sculptures.
http://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/3d-printed-blooming-fibonacci-zoetrope-sculptures

“‘£350,000,000  we could plow into the NHS instead’? They /must/ have known that was complete bullshit!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a6HNXtdvVQ

A little background –and foreground– for the above.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RD-a6HNXtdvVQ&v=nh0ac5HUpDU

“Dammit, Camus! You ruin everything that’s good!”
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/140

“I am theenking gabout weef-ee, ba-keeng and speeder-mon.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw7NLeWegf0

Think about Bill Murray this way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3_j0BlbUy8

Think about guns this way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl9fuY7g79c

Theft deterrent.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Plucked-From-Obscurity-Bicycle-Seat-with-Needles/

Meditative tentacles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXB6r8MnDBk

Music box.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFfe4ZRQOH8

“Scotland voted to stay and plan on a second referendum, you tiny-fingered, Cheeto-faced, ferret-wearing shitgibbon.”
http://imgur.com/gallery/bW0og

Never get in a pissing contest with an emaciated rich woman who has a hose.
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/christie-brinkley-uses-hose-on-woman-peeing-near-her-house/news-story/c82420becad8b940a41e0c359f84b32d

Proxemics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw3FZ3xOBVo

Profanity corner. “The effect was so impressive.”
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2016/07/08/first-impressions-5/

Photography without Photoshop.
http://brightside.me/article/100-best-photographs-without-photoshop-46555/

Garfield without Garfield and other subversive Garfield spinoffs.
https://theawl.com/the-weird-wonderful-world-of-subversive-garfield-spinoffs-8d5d7a5bad99#.1y7m1gux3

And Sir Patrick Stewart. That is all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK9dlmYvB-Y

Battle of the Somme.

      “We’re all just walking each other home.” –Ram Dass

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-07-01) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep, and skip around in, and frolic and play like a child again.

To paraphrase Wikipedia: It’s the 100-year anniversary of the Great War’s Battle of the Somme, fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire. It took place between July 1 and November 18, 1916 on both sides of the upper River Somme in France. It was the largest battle of the First World War on the Western Front. More than one million men were wounded or killed, making it the bloodiest battle in human history. A literal river of blood.

Remember, that was just one battle in the War To End All Wars. There could never be another war after that war. And thank God for that, because war is terrible. It’s so great that humanity has outgrown it, and instead of spending millions of lives and trillions in treasure on fighting over trifles –a line on a map here, a mineral or religion or insult there– humanity has had 100 years of unprecedented prosperity and scientific and social advancement, and we’re carbon-neutral, and electricity and fresh sweet water are too cheap to meter, and no-one is depressed nor hungry nor huddling for warmth on a sewer grate in the snow, and we have cities twinkling in space, and thriving paradisiacal colonies on and inside all the rocky and ice planets, and we’re on track to finish the third and fourth in a series of giant generation ships to other star systems. It’s a glorious world because of how we finally wised up, a hundred years ago, and decided no more rivers of blood. Because we are just that smart.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Relatively easy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKbWQMo2CEQ

“If the girl is not a virgin when you sell her, they will call us whores, sluts, and disgraceful women.” It’s about the Bulgarian Roma bride market. (20 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as4zbzGaxEk

“Rhamphorhynchus, a long-tailed pterosaur, hypothetically feeding on squid.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/12/paleoart-julius-csotonyi-illustrations_n_5226787.html

How we get delicious octopus dishes. Did you know that an octopus is intelligent? And capable of affection, and of recognizing itself in a mirror, and of remembering a good turn done it ages ago and returning the favor?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI3uOgIceV8

Foil.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-0TEJMJOhk

Paint.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weQkUHbr-Ww

Psychological abuse. Right, that’s not love.
http://www.attn.com/stories/9441/overlooked-signs-emotional-and-psychological-abuse

“Don’t make me shoot you! BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG! Shots fired! Shots fired! He tried to hit me with the vehicle!” Video shows bangs = true. Tried to hit cop with vehicle = not so much.
http://boingboing.net/2016/06/25/video-captures-cop-trying-to-k.html

Busy Stasi.
http://visualhistory.livejournal.com/1039990.html

A dance to scream.
https://vimeo.com/120788284

Stolen and lost art recreated using stock photos.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/82378/artists-recreate-lost-masterpieces-using-stock-photos

Art? Or not art? I say, art.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/alisoncaporimo/optical-illusion-magic

Art squared. “Is it /American Gothic/ by Grant Wood?” [DING!] “You are correct, sir!”
http://www.neatorama.com/neatobambino/2016/06/30/Name-That-Art/

Music video made using Snapchat filters.
http://www.neatorama.com/neatogeek/2016/06/30/A-Music-Video-Made-Using-Snapchat-Filters/

Once upon a time…
https://ukiahcommunityblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/freethinkers-be-sure-to-correct-all-the-hotel-bibles-you-encounter/

Aurora on Jupiter.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/Jupiters-Northern-Lights/

Improvisational political performance art. (I want to say: this is how I feel when dealing with the people who run KZYX. I’m identifying with Ms. Heath
er.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok-GmJOHhqw

Harmonica vacuum. Tadahhh!
https://www.buzzfeed.com/juliareinstein/ily-harmonica-vacuum

Are you a fan of controlled explosive demolition? Here is what we use to call in the Old Country a /soothing hypnotic shitload/ of those.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErWitThIOdw

Prepare to be rickrolled by a high school physics student.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/06/hidden-message.html

“I’m gunna just tetch you on the tail and see whut you do.” “YAAAAAGH! He bit it! He bit mah phone!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQPEhSs-Pjw

“Happy 4eth! Rember Perl Horber!” Morans.
http://boingboing.net/2016/07/01/pickup-truck-driver-wants-you.html

Like a dog and and a leaf blower.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xwUzOge0oo

Or a 3D-printed zoetropic dancer.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/29/Amazing-3d-Printed-Zoetrope-Shows-a-Dancer-in-Motion/

How old is your body, really?
http://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/how-old-is-your-body-really-skunk-bear

Winnie the U.K.
http://boingboing.net/2016/06/29/tom-the-dancing-bug-in-which.html

It needs a motor and brakes. Other than that, neat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PzWcNjoqBU

Escher y el efecto Droste.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WHdyG9mJaI

1200 undeveloped rolls of film. A roll of film was like a kind of, uh, film, er, rolled up in a little roll.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co4TDIIh4V8

…Which reminds me. I want to recommend a wonderful British teevee miniseries called /Shooting the Past/. It’s a kind of Scheherazade story, where the custodians of an immense historical photograph library are faced with having the collection dispersed and sold off by an American businessman, and they put it off by trying to engage him in valuing something, anything, beyond money. (They won’t tell him where in the mountain of photos the very few million-dollar ones are until he listens for a little while.) Here’s just one scene from that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR2Be1YJaqc

 

The smell of the old black lake.

      “They say it’s all the bodies of all the drowned picnickers, and all the leftovers from all those picnics, mummified by dark and cold, suspended at various depths, depending on the weight of their sins.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-06-24) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep, and skip ahead in, in case you’re reminded of something you dislike to think about, and it starts bubbling up inside you, and you wish things like that would just go away.

It begins with the very end of brilliant mathematician Vi Hart’s impassioned, dismayed essay on Christina Grimmie, Orlando and the balance of trust and fear. You’ll want to hear all of that.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Gelatin and rubbing alcohol, mostly. Food coloring. Overhead projector.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/lightman-fantastic/

Bitten by a radioactive philosopher, an ordinary boy becomes /Socrates Man!/
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/137

Black hole sun, the lounge version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6RD6mjiIZE

This dog knows. He knows.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOJg0z72nfQ

Fender bender in the F ring. Bets being taken. Rick and Morty? The NTE-3120 NSEA Protector? A Goa’uld mothership?
http://www.sciencealert.com/a-mysterious-object-just-made-a-dent-in-one-of-saturn-s-rings

And it’s about time, too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJhgZBn-LHg

Impressive white hambone skills.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMJeaZtgwng

The reinvention of normal. (My favorite is the reverse bungee jumping.)
https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/122959827

Puts things in perspective.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy7Q6wazD_E

Moves things along.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ignp87Wd4js

Blows.
http://boingboing.net/2016/06/21/these-bizarre-vintage-hair-dry.html

Bellows.
http://thesmokinggun.com/buster/arizona/trump-supporter-rages-849031

This follower of the all-forgiving, all-loving Prince of Peace encouraged mass-murder, it hit him in the wallet, and he’s just pissed off about it. I like the mural behind his sweaty tantrum. You’ve seen that mural before, and you’ll see it again.
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/kill-the-gays-pastor-has-a-pulpit-stomping-meltdown-after-hes-booted-from-online-fundraising/

Two tens for a five.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7pMYHn-1yA

“Oh, my God! The bouncy-house! Shit!” “Is anyone still in it?” “I didn’t think of that! Where’s Ethan! …Ethan! Ethan!”
http://boingboing.net/2016/06/21/watch-a-bouncy-house-float-awa.html

Fireworks being fireworks. The fireworks are blameless, here. They had no say in the matter.
http://boingboing.net/2016/06/21/idiots-ignite-fireworks-shelve.html

White terrorist bingo.
http://boingboing.net/2015/06/19/white-terrorist-bingo.html

Patti Pravo – Se Perdo Te.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9f-o3hpopo

Guido Fawkes’ signature before and after.
http://boingboing.net/2016/06/21/guy-fawkes-signature-before-a.html

These fireworks say, “Keep away from children.” Are they safe?
http://extrafabulouscomics.com/comic/285/

A history of horror.
https://vimeo.com/167772153

Nuclear landscape art. Pricy.
http://artfcity.com/2016/06/21/img-mgmt-land-art-and-the-nuclear-landscape/

An old but prophetic film by the CIA.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlSWKfsRUkE

An old but prophetic comic strip by R. Crumb.
http://boingboing.net/2016/06/21/r-crumb-v-d-trump-1989-ns.html

“Isn’t that awesome?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtjBx0xpgzo

No, it isn’t, but this is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr9FhpLUgD8

Also this: Girls Not Brides.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUehNPRin5o

Juno climax getting close.
http://www.gizmag.com/juno-preview-jupiter-feature/43668/

I loved /The Fifth Element/ –I must have watched it at least eight times– and I love knowing these things about it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdKSKeBqmEw

Parkour with modern drone video.
http://boingboing.net/2016/06/24/gimbalninja-parkour-meets-cin.html

So, cheating or not? Watch the video, too.
http://www.gizmag.com/blackbird-cg-vr-cgi-vfx-car-rig/44022/

Celluloid homunculi.
http://www.vintag.es/2016/06/these-26-vintage-photographs-from.html

Lewis Carroll’s typewriter.
http://charlielovett.com/2014/04/lewis-carrolls-typewriter/

And nice math art.
http://www.bugman123.com/index.html

Gifts of the Molby gyrating hammock fitness system.

      “A full chest, a small waist, a flexible spine, and the keen relish of a healthful existence.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-06-17) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

Stuart Cohen came and played a new song or three. About midnight I read something Scott Peterson wrote to Meg Courtney of KZYX, and Jeff Wright heard that and stopped in; Jeff is locally famous for, among other things, being eighty-sixed from all the not-KNYO radio call-in shows around here; and recently the board of MCPB used the police to eject him from a public meeting (!) because they couldn’t be arsed to simply acknowledge his perfectly reasonable point. We talked for exactly an hour. I have given up on ever learning not to interrupt people in conversation, and that might bug you a little here, but he managed to stay on topic despite my congenital sabotage of that. So just skip ahead three hours into the recording if you’d like to hear Jeff Wright without anybody hanging up on him because of his ability to keep a topic in sight. You can always mentally tune me out. You’re entirely welcome to do that. Think of it as an exercise to stretch your capabilities.

And the gyrating hammock episode, whoa. I tried it because, you know, you have to try these things to prove to yourself that you’re not a pussy, but…  It was nice of the Hare Creek Krishnas to donate it and install it in the station -it is very attractive antique gym technology (gorgeous black enameled metalwork on the mounts for the three electric motors, one at your head, one at your feet and one above the middle)- but there should have been a warning posted. Before I went home I made a sign and taped it over the control box:  Don’t use this by yourself.
Have someone standing by to pull the plug. And don’t get in if you just ate and you’re full of brightly colored soup.  (A rueful visceral image always makes the most effective warning.)

So! Here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Painting on black water, then lifting the image to preserve it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dKy7HNU4vk

…And that reminds me of this woman’s work. She does something like painting on water, but instead she uses sand on glass.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t8a_k0362A

Morning of Owl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzDtdBaXxLU

Stephen Fry hates dancing, says so, and this dancer dances to that, and she’s as funny and smart as she is flexible.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnqrqRGyFQo

Camera drone frolics along after frolicking radio-controlled toy planes. Astounding camera work impossible only a short time ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAQqLKDoLHk

“Now you know how ta do it. Please do not do it if you don’t know how ta do it.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dNiLa0IMKg

Three gears that work together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Mf0JpTI_gg

The day she showed up in a green-screen-green outfit.
http://www.boredpanda.com/queen-elizabeth-green-screen-outfit-funny-photoshop-battle/

Of course there’s a difference, but what /exactly/ is the difference?
http://www.fark.com/comments/9169956/103065117#c103065117

Our wonderful nature.
https://vimeo.com/167910027

Little Hitler.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNDZ9EKJLJs

Little Blue Mountain Capital.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrOcXTOPvQA

Japanese Trump ad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbM6WbUw7Bs

Ah. Now I get it.
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/fireworks

C02.
http://boingboing.net/2016/06/16/co2-in-antarctica-reaches-400.html

Bees and nothingness.
http://catandgirl.com/?p=5081

Gotcher nose!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22BXl4wghSw

15 sorting algorithms in 6 minutes. This gives you an intuitive understanding of machine sorting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPRA0W1kECg

Innovative scissors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gld_Cm2oQA8

Think, now. What in your life is this dog toy a great analogy for?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFHLA_lzko0

“Photos From the Past that the News Wouldn’t, or Couldn’t Show You.” Here’s just one page; there are lots more.
http://dailybananas.com/3_d_Rare_Historical_News_Photos_US_DB_5/

And this man shoots time-lapse video for a living. He made this compilation of a little bit of his work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpfzU03Gkcw

The bottom line.

      “The bottom line is, never impede urination or ejaculation by obstructing the urethra.” –Dr. Keith D. Newman

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-06-10) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

I’ve seen all the movies these awwww moments are from but for the one with Boo and the Toy Story one. This leads with the best : /The Iron Giant/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIMI97aI5qw

Piano people.
https://vimeo.com/168118668

Cello and saxophone and tuba people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBKmkbRLXGM

Coney Island.
http://theweek.com/captured/624918/vintage-photos-from-coney-island-yesteryear

40 vultures vulching. The real action starts about two minutes in.
https://vimeo.com/26135993

John Oliver makes history, again.
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/fck-you-oprah-john-oliver-just-gave-away-15-million-in-largest-ever-tv-giveaway/

The hat.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/135

The fabulous Talbot-Lago T150.
http://tinyurl.com/z62yv45

All the Muhammad Ali your family will ever need.
https://theringer.com/muhammad-ali-syllabus-read-watch-video-174a6bea681a#.enn0j4xih

My favorite is the hair dryer.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/06/bill-domonkos-surreal-animations

“Trump is like a big mean daddy to us, and we get off on that. Oooh.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o08VNosL2Q

…When what yez /should/ be getting off on is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9gPAj7lXU0

“Charge! …Bad choice. Bad choice… Oh. Shit.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7fCCKCz0O4

Compilation of even worse choices.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kyiXShB3mk

Speaking of which, watch this surly cop lazily brain-damage a boy for asking why he was being arrested. (First he stops the boy’s heart with cruel and illegal compliance use of his taser, then he clips the limp boy’s hands behind his back, picks him up and drops him on his face on the concrete.)
http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article81082327.html

Carbon dioxide. Play the video and watch its calendar.
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11719

“There will never be cities in space. Who would build them? And who would want to live like that?” Well, people and machines would. Like they built this one.
http://www.andyyeungphotography.com/UrbanJungle/i-q2pfv7k

…And that’s just one city. Here– move around in it.
https://vimeo.com/169489054

A lovely ad for mechanical wristwatches.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZuhJFY3SS8

Thrilling bike stunts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi0NDMtnzUg

Django did this missing three fingers on his left hand. Still, this guy is very good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35_bl72Wr3w

Shark be all like, Leggo! Hey! Nnnnnf! *swivel, jerk, strain* WTF, monkey! And monkey be all like, Ha ha, got your nose!
http://p35.qhimg.com/dmfd/__90/t0193fa92deb7f17450.jpg

Really? Anything?
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2016/06/10/technicalities/

This Fairy Soap calendar works for 2016. Save the images and print them. (This is the same Fairy Soap whose slogan was, “Have you a little fairy in your home? You should!”)
https://eliterepeat.wordpress.com/sold-2/fairbanks-fairy-soap-calendar/

This is not a wolf– it’s three naked women. Likewise this frog and this chameleon. Wait, no, the frog is five naked women, and the chameleon is only two, but it’s video and it’s literally skin-crawlingly creepy.
http://boingboing.net/2016/06/09/this-is-not-a-wolf-its-thre.html

17 nicknames for the modern penis.
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/17-nicknames-for-the-modern-penis

I think we can all agree that wine is stupid. But the lead GIF is interesting, soothing. Imagine it continuously projected on the line of decorative trees of a roadside alcohol dispensary. (Recall the articles about how when you cover up the labels, or add food coloring, or switch bottles, not even the greatest wine experts in the world can reliably tell the difference between the various kinds.)
https://uk.style.yahoo.com/the-best-red-wine-in-1447702067494966.html

The hidden ellipses in 1/7.
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2016/06/08/one-seventh-ellipse/

The fourth largest religion.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/06/conversion.html

A thought leader demonstrates.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZBKX-6Gz6A

…And you might recall Reggie Watts’ similar (way better) TED talk self-parody from last year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdHK_r9RXTc

“Here we go. The staff is divided by the train of the burning machine building with sweat. No one will see your face. The children reach into the furnace, but the light is still slipping to the floor. The world is still embarrassed. The party is with your staff. My name is Benjamin.” (“The question for us is, Can a computer write a screenplay?” I’d say yes, yes it can.)
http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/06/an-ai-wrote-this-movie-and-its-strangely-moving/

Some of the comfort women are still alive.
http://theweek.com/captured/626234/touching-portraits-former-comfort-women

Each of this man’s art pieces is carved from a single block of wood. The parts in it can wiggle against each other.
http://gallery.bridgesmathart.org/exhibitions/2012-bridges-conference/bjarne-jespersen

Demo video of electric eel sensually tazing –and tazing and tazing– a bebulbed alligator puppet head.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EgG7eS9wk

The eyes have it.
https://hos.ou.edu/galleries//16thCentury/Bartisch/1583/

A montage of the best current drone videos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnFHotataNI

Simone Giertz, queen of shitty robots.
http://boingboing.net/2016/06/08/the-amazing-shitty-robots-of.html

Dan Kozloff once asked me what comics I liked and I couldn’t really think of an especially worthy one –I like them all– but I should have said Maria Bamford. She’s not just funny, she’s more than that. Start here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhjLXWQaXuw

And the Medici rap.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbaQWfW3-Ts

It’s hotter than Hooker in Heater, and hotter than Heater in Hellmouth.

      “I just sat there sharpening my bayonet and looking at his feet. I wanted to activate his mind. After awhile he says, ‘Welp, this ain’t workin’ out,’ and he got himself up and he made it all the way back. He’s too big to carry, you see. I couldn’t get him there. I just had to activate his mind.” –Lobo

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-06-03) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

A weatherbeaten, gravel-voiced man who calls himself Lobo tapped at the door and wanted to tell a story on the radio, so that happened, and at first it was a little hard to understand what he was driving at, but his narrative structure had a certain Firesign-Theater-like pleasantly disturbing off-kilter majesty to it. Stuart Cohen dropped by and played a few songs, and he was hardly out of the chair, picking up to leave, when Elly Cooney called to read her story about the passing of Michael McCowen, maybe the last genuine pasha, or Pasha, whichever is used. I think Lobo showed up around an hour and ten minutes in.

If all you want is the part where Stuart plays and sings, here is that, in a relatively small file.

At the end, after all the stories and information and folderol, you’ll find the actual Firesign Theater recording /Everything You Know Is Wrong./ My show recordings are always monaural, so you’re missing the hypnotic spacial cues and brainwave-beat training that carries a lot of the feel of a Firesign Theater piece, though the text is there, and for some that’s enough. It’s about the final journey of all humanity (except one man) to the sun at the center of the Earth.

Anyway, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Yet another Mayan end of the world. It’s today. Go on, cut loose, go wild. Nothing matters anyway.
http://www.indiatimes.com/news/weird/scholars-release-the-latest-date-for-apocalypse-june-3-4-2016_-255927.html

Flying Saucer Rock and Roll. (A ten-minute film set in Ireland in the 1950s.) (“Golly, Johnny, it looks like all the kids are deaf in one ear from the pressure wave from the blast!” “Gee, you’re pretty smart for a chick!”)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbNtGVnSn7E

Pluto close up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEdvyrKokX4

Guide to figuring out the age of an undated world map.
http://xkcd.com/1688/

Acoustic techno.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNzMhJeMMc4

Yeah, hold your /own/ drink and watch this.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/7185961/Crotch-gotta-hurt-Man-sets-his-testicles-on-FIRE-after-flaming-alcohol-stunt-goes-very-very-wrong.html

Histochemical cytoplasmic rap sheet as long as your arm.
http://jhc.sagepub.com/content/25/8/976.full.pdf

Homeopathy. Does it work? (Hint: no.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq29f14X1t0

Another kind of mathematical art.
http://gallery.bridgesmathart.org/exhibitions/2012-bridges-conference/dchappell

Another conspiracy theory. Or it will be, you’ll see.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/06/tech-like-that.html

A personality test that has zero validity but it’s nice. It’s a visualization exercise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FIPIuw5KXY

You are two.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfYbgdo8e-8

Tape Face’s act. That’s a great act. For current values of great.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O70Ww9vzjvg

We have nothing to sphere but spheres themselves.
http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2012/04/the-betz-mystery-sphere-alien-artifact-or-doomsday-device/

Octopockles. How we get them. (Or rather, in the Pogo idiom, how we gets them.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqHuTElRwmo

Every year it’s the same goddamn thing. You’d think they’d learn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjfspM5sDIA

I love this photo project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KMv23wonQs

Artistic peril.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/walter_molinos_lush_illustrations_of_people_in_peril

So should aliens invade this planet or not?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg_mQu9-S0k

See, that was the U.S.; meanwhile, in Canada:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1KEuGQVIHc

Speak Out Challenge. This girl won, hands down, then got disqualified and kicked out
because a pro-Israel blogger got all butt-hurt because he didn’t like the subject she
spoke out about.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T37AAsE-Ekw

Romantic seahorse mating dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCco2Lx_0Ek

94 and can still do it.
http://www.omaha.com/columnists/hansen/hansen-rosie-the-riveter-s-real-life-inspiration-likely-uncovered/article_374c9626-adaf-528a-8593-495187efa0a9.html

Forgery.
https://memooftheair.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/57f5f-1418580258908.jpg

A good question.
http://i0.wp.com/theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/EndlessWar.jpg

Another surprisingly good question.
http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_valley/2016/05/benjamin_bergen_on_profanity_and_the_brain.html

You know how after they roust people out of a homeless camp it’s kind of a
mess? Here’s what it looks like when people with homes go home from a car
race.
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/trash-at-the-500-theres-a-lot-of-it

And legs of the opera, a comparative study.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-legs-of-the-opera-ca-1862/

The bird’s future is the snake’s snack.

      “No, James. If people got the idea I was healing lepers, they’d have no incentive to avoid leprosy.” –Supply Side Jesus

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-05-27) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

A short film about Hong Kong that does what all great films, long or short, do: it makes you look around yourself and see the film of your place and your life and your experience. Stick around there, after, and see some of the other films Brandon Li has made.
https://vimeo.com/166929892

And learn about how he makes those films.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YosDqsWvyU

A small piece of kinetic art about the way our brains fill in the gaps.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/80489/leds-kinetic-sculpture-simulate-person-walking

After 40,000 years, a new kind of puppet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RrBiFI9FZA

A couple of thoughts on this: 1. I still hate goats, but I hate them a little less. These are a better class of goats than the goats who broke into my car and stole my car stereo. And 2. That girl is too white. She’s phenomenally white. And she must be very careful never to run out of treats, because a goat can go from docile and friendly to murderous frenzy in the blink of one of its freaky alien eyes. And the whole time it’s murdering you it reeks of goat. Brrr.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6MdPwWFvfk

Speaking of which: fears.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/your_worst_fears_have_become_creepy_nightmare_fueled_comi

The difference between physical illness and mental illness.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/kirstenking/have-you-tried-herbal-tea

The new economy: jobs in event security, and the tools and furniture of the trade.
http://www.trbimg.com/img-573dc95f/turbine/chi-trb19-ct0038525794-20160518

The lips, the teeth, the tip of the tongue, the ski-jump nose and dimpled earlobe of the born carnival barker.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/24/Victor-Gabriel-Rocine-and-His-Heads/

Gazing with saccades.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNIvdmJUlVE&t=1m0s

Whistling (and ecstatic) (and, in hindsight, probably a robot) Jack Smith.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQQ5sEOhbjQ

“But ain’t that just adding to the problem?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt68_kB4DMw

Popular temperature scales simplified.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/05/temperature-scales.html

An essay on the superiority of Calvin & Hobbes. The writer /really/ doesn’t like Garfield or Johnny Hart.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xzzQVk5IfE

How could ya not love this guy? What a great story!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qDE-gX2JDo

It turns out that Hillaroo doesn’t do nearly as well against Herr Drumpf as Bernini does. See for yourself.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/2016_presidential_race.html

Drumpf overload.
http://tinyurl.com/hzd9bzd

Sorry.
http://xkcd.com/1684/

I saw this a couple of years ago and showed it to you, but a link to it just appeared in the AVA, and it’s totally worth it, so here, again:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNI07egoefc

Smoke on de vah-pah.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3eQmm-EYPE

Highway to Hell in Ukrainian, in summer shorts, by the pool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3YQ24i1wP0

Now just try to watch this without bursting into tears. Yuja Wang plays Carmen Variations.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7l1Ip1O0MI

Or this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQFfHvhoA38

Oh, hell, just go through the entire Yuja Wang YouTube catalog. You know you want to.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWFcbuOav3g

Ad infinitum.
https://vimeo.com/41813142

Augmented reality.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJg02ivYzSs

Commentary on a Japanese video game. Category: WTF Japan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdmsRcsl_xA

Hamlet is back. And he’s not happy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1j-wvCtzuI

A short talk about video compression that even I can understand.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Rp-uo6HmI

Game of molds.*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stq0WrmXlDs

*It refers to the Game of Thrones intro.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN8PKcNGcuI

How to make meth? What is the clap? How to get blood out of suede? (The searches that distinguish and define the states.)
http://blog.estately.com/2016/05/you-wont-believe-the-questions-each-state-googles-more-than-any-other-state/

The bird’s future is the snake’s snack.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzHwsW5EVvw

“No, James. If people knew I was healing lepers, there would be no incentive to avoid leprosy.”
http://imgur.com/gallery/bCqRp

Enlightening: another several ways to look at feminism.
http://www.attn.com/stories/8541/tumblr-comic-women-need-feminism-different-reasons

Who cut the cheese? Why, it was the Alpma TH-2 hard-cheese cutting machine, that’s who.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzHwsW5EVvw

And /when/ to cut?
https://vimeo.com/166319350

“Welcome to Hell. Wipe your shoes.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtWjJShyxfA

An essay on the familiar and novel in film. Give it the full 9 minutes.
https://vimeo.com/167069783

The rocket war. Celebrated for 200 years, since rockets have been cheap. Fun, but they think they’re protecting themselves from breathing the burn products by tying a cheap hankie over their nose, and you really need something better than that. Also it doesn’t say here but every year this event results in blinding, in burns, pets of all kinds dying of sheer terror, so on. But it’s a tradition.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsxGrikfm2g

Lightning in stop-o-mation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUIpltFo_fg

Sentence tree tool.
https://foxtype.com/sentence-tree

There, that’s sorted, then. Sorted by eon.
https://vimeo.com/167126696

The universe in 4 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mheHbVev1CU

Further Target marching by yet another bellowing out-of-control-angry follower of the Prince of Peace and Love.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHicahGSVv0

The points of three (perpendicular) intersecting golden rectangles define an icosahedron. I did not know that.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/718615506094264321

On the one hand, fiddling while Rome burns. On the other hand, pretty cool, and wouldn’t you want a turn?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2QzeBb_yOo

When malls were malls.
http://mashable.com/2014/12/02/80s-shopping-malls/

Russian casual.
http://designyoutrust.com/2016/05/who-knew-photos-from-soviet-era-russia-could-look-so-happy-the-giddy-freedom-of-post-soviet-life-through-the-lens-of-sergey-chilikov/

Bodice-ripper-cover horse.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3604194/Frederick-Great-handsome-horse-world.html

Hot Nixon-on-Aristotle action.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMfVnBmpMm8

Well, there ya go, then.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yQJEGcI-Uw

Tap-dancing, time for a comeback?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U86gQ_9lvO8

Because if it isn’t tap-dance day today, at least there is a Tap-Dance Day.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/80384/celebrate-tap-dance-day-12-famous-routines

A new kind of electric bus-train-thing, that’s like adding an subway system but without having to dig tunnels.
http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/05/full-scale-straddle-bus-has-been-built.html

A 1935 futuristic streamlined soft-suspended motorbike with a 600cc three-cylinder motor /inside the front wheel./
http://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/05/19/strange-killinger-freund-art-deco-motorcycle/

The numerically balanced d20. And then, near the end, the numerically balanced d120. You can skip ahead to it if you can’t stand the tension.
http://www.oberlin.edu/math/faculty/bosch/nbd.pdf

Musical toy. Click a waveshape (top right) then click and drag on the yellow space. Slide and change the three controls across the bottom. Apparently if you get the app you can do some more things, and the touch-screen of a phone or tablet makes it more of a real performance instrument.
http://femurdesign.com/theremin/

How long to fall through equals the same as how long to half-orbit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urQCmMiHKQk

And Mister Smile. It makes me think of Sally Cruikshank’s animations, and I’m not sure why.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSj4VsKF36k

 

Stuff that works.

      “I was walking along the road with two friends. The sun was setting – the sky turned blood-red, and I felt a wave of sadness. I paused, tired to death. Above the blue-black fjord and city, blood and flaming tongues hovered. My friends walked on. I stayed behind, quaking with angst. I felt the great scream in nature. So I challenge the Mona Lisa and Whistler’s Mother!” –Edvard Munch

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-05-20) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

I didn’t crack the tooth after all (see 2016-05-14), but just bruised the lignin by biting wrong and jamming it into the socket, and that’ll fix itself. Dr. Mattson DDS explained the situation, deftly applied a little whirring tool to a couple of teeth in strategic locations and– voila! Now I can talk as fast as I want to, forget entirely about where my teeth are closing, and just shovel out the words and thoughts, and the esses /only very rarely/ make that fingernails-on-a-blackboard shriek instead of doing it every time I don’t put spare clock ticks into consciously driving the machine.  It’s a weird, liberating sensation. You can hear the effect throughout this show, which rockets along through fair and foul material alike, with barely suppressed glee bubbling along the edges. The Human Holiday plays for about 40 minutes, starting at midnight-fifteen (3 hours and 15 minutes in), Elly Cooney called and read a story, and still I read a seven-hour show in six hours.

Really, I feel like Absolute Evil in Terry Gilliam’s /Time Bandits/, where Evil exults about how now HE has the map (“…and the day after tomorrow, the world!”). Actually I’ve always sort of identified with that character. At least he tried; at least he did that.

It’ll wear off, or rather become the new normal. Except– a generous lot of things have been going right for me lately, some of them my own doing, some not. Download the show and I’ll tell you about it.

Guy Clark died, and that’s not good, but everything can’t be good all the time, can it.

Anyway, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

When the New World was new. I’ve been back there; it’s different now. Everything seems smaller.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/arnoldus-montanus-new-and-unknown-world-1671/

National Anthem singer at Trump rally accompanied –or rather accommodated– after the fact, by pianist. Amazing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3eTjBUZSRo

You need to hear it without the piano? I quite understand.
https://www.facebook.com/serenacreary/videos/10206538741687602/

Cut from commencement speeches.
http://www.alternet.org/comics/alternet-comics-brian-mcfadden-what-didnt-make-it-bigwigs-final-drafts-commencement-speeches

The brain map.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k61nJkx5aDQ

“Some readers found embryology too difficult. Here a bewildered listener, his mind blown, flees from a lecture to an inn.”
http://publicdomainreview.org/2016/05/18/copying-pictures-evidencing-evolution/

525 million years of devolution in a flipbook.
http://imgur.com/nkt9rYW

“To accentuate the mouth you can use four sounds: Oooh! Ow. Wow! Gee.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFXDqwjbOpU

Even better than the Catholics’ get-ups, and kaleidoscopically head and shoulders above the Mormons’ magic underwear.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2016/03/30/benins-amazing-technicolor-voodoo-cloaks/

Róisín Murphy – Ten Miles High.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4xe-qiKE00

Immigration to U.S.
http://metrocosm.com/animated-immigration-map/

Spanish to install.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/05/spanish-to-install.html

They use something like this to invent titles for people on committees in nonprofit corporations.
http://universitytitlegenerator.com

See you in Anaon (or Uffern, Peklo, Tuonela, whatever).
http://extrafabulouscomics.com/comic/274/

How slow light is. If you could actually see behind you while traveling at the speed of light, which you can’t, and if all the planets were lined up in a line parallel with your path, this would be a look behind at the sun from the point of view of light leaving it. (It takes 3 minutes just to pass Mercury, 8 to pass Earth, 43 to pass Jupiter.)
https://vimeo.com/117815404

Deep electron microscope zoom into a mosquito’s eye.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtMAHm4ZfIs

Shielded and unshielded locks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1n8itKkmC8

They fight crime.
http://theyfightcrime.net/

Pish-tosh, said Hieronymus Bosch.
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/04/how-hieronymus-boschs-hell-lives-on-today/479409/

Puppy mill. It looks like a method of no wasted food, but wait a few hours and then look out on the front lawn and all the neighbor’s lawns. (On the other hand, the dogs will eat all their own processed product up eventually, too, so the whole process is really more like the concept of a cat factory.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JmeZXBaUFo

(Get rich quick scheme: Cat factory.)
http://www.snopes.com/critters/disposal/catrat.asp

Cat watching horror movie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kgRFHaNo-Y

This is what happens when you turn on the lights in this restaurant kitchen. Call me old-fashioned, but I think that’s too many rats.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohXEOpgAh-Y

Gloomy Sunday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dZj7YW5oFQ

Great. What could go wrong? Also, whether it goes wrong or right, every single shot is as expensive as building and staffing a high school or feeding every poor person in America for a week.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/14/pentagon-drones-to-burst-from-secret-ocean-pods-at/

“Oh, my God, I hope they sanded that.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz4AmUaLbUQ

List of nicknames used by George Bush so he could remember who people around him were.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nicknames_used_by_George_W._Bush

This thing clips on the glasses of a person with poor vision, who then simply points at any words he wants to read (in a book, on a sign, on a pill bottle, on teevee) and the thing reads what he points at aloud to him in his ear.
http://www.orcam.com/

This thing that lets you carry on an ordinary conversation in real time with someone when neither of you understands the other’s language. (Like the thing just above, in the future this will be part of your ear-clip or glasses-clip or contact lens or brain implant that is just your phone and computer and flashlight and everything else you need.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpgof3n6zf8

And hypnotism posters circa 1900.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/hypnotism-posters-ca-1900/

It likes all kinds of flesh, doesn’t it.

      “They jump on each other and scuffle, then one will bounce away and the other will do its little victory preen. They used to kill each other, but now they hunt in packs because most of the ones are from the same brood. I occasionally see outsiders– my ones are more brown, and other ones turn up that are a little darker or lighter; I get these black handsome ones turn up and I think all my girls are like, ‘Oh, look at you,’ and all gather round when he does his fancy dance.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-05-13) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

Scott Peterson phoned about half an hour into the show and talked for twenty minutes about the bizarre Mendo Art Center special board meeting last week (he says there’ll be another one on the 25th, in the main gallery), and about a born-and-raised perspective on Mendocino Village development over the years.

I had an exciting/dismaying below-the-gumline tooth damage event the night before the show, and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to make the proper embouchure on the mic to read aloud for all those hours, but it turned out to be not too much trouble to deliberately almost-but-not-quite close the rack to say the approximately 15,000 ess, ex, cee and zee sounds involved. Just now I listened to bits of the recording, throughout, and can’t tell the difference. In fact, except for the places where I forgot and clamped down and so (!) winced in the middle of a word, no-one would have a clue if I hadn’t brought it up. For content, anyway, it’s a pretty good show, if I do say so myself. (Ow.)

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Just because it isn’t happening here doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQ-IoHfimQ

Coffee cures cancer. In twenty minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rnq1NpHdmw

Stay for the drum solo. (Or skip ahead to it. 1:45.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw7uiADcAN8

The juggle drummer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_dyGGMsoNk

Other musical instruments waiting to be juggled.
http://images.mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/bigmusic.jpg

Wet music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhJLO5pFKTI

The definitive /Still Alive/. (Jonathan Coulton’s /Portal/ (game) credits-roll song, but here including Dorit Chrysler on theremin!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSsstXfcRWw

Inside a hardcore labor-intensive kaleidoscope sweatshop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFGOAV_5VhY

MacIntosh vacuum tube amplifier construction.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWd3mZJDJQI

This is a real bug. This is not a Fimo bug.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/iwasaki/2139271299

Lovely photography of American warplanes that settled in and for Iceland.
https://warisboring.com/icelands-ghost-planes-63147a860163

In the pin-up style.
http://designyoutrust.com/2016/04/absolutey-stunning-artworks-and-funny-soviet-posters-in-the-pin-up-style-by-valery-barykin/

Need a good cry?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwgr_IMeEgA

Salt in water. Much more interesting than it sounds. Increasingly interesting. (10 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDRWQUUUCF0

The 32 types of anti-feminism.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/the-32-types-of-anti-feminism/

“The lumpier the fruit, the more organic it seems.”
http://wondermark.com/c1221/

Stay curious, George.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/132

Judge says all blackish folks are child-rapists and it makes her vomit just to think about them. Some people have a problem with this.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36246081

“History is not all awful. There was this one time, way back, when a thing went okay.”
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/dinosaur-comics-on-ethics-problems-ancient-greece-babies/

Canada is on fire. Of the many forced to evacuate, these people had a security webcam (with sound) in their living room, so they could watch from distant safety as their home was destroyed. And so can you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTlGFsP4JeQ

Historical Russia, bright, sharp, close up and in natural color.
http://designyoutrust.com/2016/04/incredibly-colorized-pictures-show-the-life-of-russian-people-in-the-past/

Gas of other days.
http://gizmodo.com/the-amazing-architectural-evolution-of-the-filling-stat-1772864964

Melting.
http://www.theawl.com/2016/05/give-the-gif-of-climate-change

A dark minor-key remix –both audio and video– of Smashmouth /All Star/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJnK9EhiXQw

“It’s all I ever do in this crummy joint, is win, win, win.” This link came from an article about Donald Trump.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2h6qm0_the-twilight-zone-sea-1-ep-28-a-nice-place-to-visit_tv

Empathy, feh.
http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/474588/why-empathy-is-a-bad-thing/

How to make a decent hunting bow out of 50-cents’ worth of plastic pipe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XofhpYmaEU

The shape of things to come.
http://www.vox.com/2016/5/10/11608064/americans-cause-of-death

How opera works.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCluRCd2YuM

The effect of opera on penguins.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvDjS2LaAgQ

Time-lapse Patagonia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChOhcHD8fBA

Topo globe of Mercury.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRsaHLfZxbU

The recent Mercury transit in time-lapse, with the video cycling through a variety of different wavelengths of light.
http://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/nasas-sdo-captures-mercury-transit-time-lapse

A demo of a new kind of guitar. It does all sorts of things, including going /vuuuUUUV/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqzEQnsSIoY

“It was his foot’s time.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8gs3_Byfoo

Cats and brushes. They hate them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRh2ZWbQT3I

Serious pleather.
http://www.boredpanda.com/behind-leather/

Traditional maple-leaf singing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihBad9HkUvs

The first five slow, off-putting episodes of /Dollhouse/ cleverly fan-edited into one decent, coherent hour, to set you up to jump to episode 6 and enjoy the rest of the –it’s said– really quite good series.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x49dv4i_dollhouse-s01e0a-meddle_tv

“All that night I heard the bird circle while I was eatin’ fish and watchin’ Urkel.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhsfn9IyiLQ

Benicio del Toro colors.
https://vimeo.com/163380152

All the greatest model train sets in the world.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/model-trains-that-are-model-worlds

“100% brain function.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgZVE_UaCsU

And the most delightful mini Rube Goldberg device yet. Because magnet balls, and the springiness and reversibility of magnetism.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ9gs-5lRKc

Poe’s law.

      “It is impossible to create a parody that thousands of idiots won’t mistake for the real thing.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-05-06) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Perpetuum Jazzile – Africa. (It works great on the radio, but it’s so much better to see also.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjbpwlqp5Qw

How nature says don’t.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1n6bUehnvY

“Get your hands off my breasts!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5MPzQnokMU

The oomphalapompatronium…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SF-cTec3Yg

…and a little pipe organ the same guy made.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMBCCpaBRSg

Thrilling rocketry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDoh8zQDT38

Oh! Oh! Oh!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNKRxsNyOho

Fair is fair. Not fair is not fair.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meiU6TxysCg

“This is not time to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JACq7Tg-J3M

So, bribes, then.
http://citizenuprising.com/hillary-clintons-speaking-fees-2013-2015/

Prime. This number is against the law to have, even if you’ve only written it on a piece of paper. People have been arrested for wearing a t-shirt with the number printed on it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnEyjwdoj7g

“And, with that, somebody has completely said all the combinations of all the names.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXgNo5Smino

Whitmania.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/walt-whitman/

An owl in a sink. That is all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXw4na64VTk

Comparative physiognomy.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/comparative-physiognomy-or-resemblances-between-men-and-animals-1852/

Homeopathic hospital. “Time of death: 3:34-ish.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMGIbOGu8q0

I can’t wait.
http://www.gizmag.com/sony-contact-lens/43157/

Koka’s beat machine.
https://vimeo.com/164883757

You say cicada and I say cicada.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5E7cG54VoA

And Max the Piano Player wants this bebraided young lady’s lips read and the lyrics transcribed. Help him out.
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675023647_US-troops_guitar_American-Indian-Woman

Hoi, hoi u embleer hrair! M’saion ule’ hraka vair!

      “All the world will be your enemy, Prince With A Thousand Enemies. And whenever they catch you they will kill you. But first, they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, Prince With a Swift Warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed.” –Frith

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-04-29) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

Scott Peterson called at 9:30 (half an hour into the show) and we talked for an hour about the glaring financial chicanery involved in Mendocino County’s nonprofit corporations in general and the ones that run the Coast Hospital and KZYX in specific, who seem particularly prone to roll over under the leadership of perpetrators of what some might call obfuscatory ethical jiggery-pokery. If that’s all you’re interested in, because you’re a freak for that sort of thing, click here instead. Obfuscatory ethical jiggery-pokery– it’s so fun to say. Try it. Yes, now. If not now, when? If not you who?

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

The infamous industrial safety film /Will You Be Here Tomorrow?/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5ZSDiEJruI

A very short film with a fall in it, but a fall into the sky. And Slinky-brand spring toys.
https://vimeo.com/119920980

Another reason why, even if elections are not rigged from the get-go (which half of all Americans polled say they are), voting might not do you any good anyway because of a curious glitch in collective reasoning.
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2016/04/27/the-discursive-dilemma/

John Oliver speaks about Republican-values Republicans.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgoypDIHKAQ

Peak slavery.
http://www.radicalcartography.net/index.html?slavery

Fourier transforms explained so that even /I/ can understand it. Now that I do, of course, I retroactively always understood it, and people who didn’t were all idiots.
http://nautil.us/blog/the-math-trick-behind-mp3s-jpegs-and-homer-simpsons-face

Fourier toy! Play with this!
http://toxicdump.org/stuff/FourierToy.swf

New way of getting five-times-higher-rez pictures of Mars’ surface by successively integrating camera orbit views. Every time the camera flies over, the picture gets sharper.
http://www.gizmag.com/ucl-mars-imaging-high-resolution/43021/pictures

Kung fu motion visualization.
https://vimeo.com/163153865

Web of life.
https://www.nextnature.net/2016/04/complex-networks-planet/

As well as traces of cocaine, there are as many as three thousand different /kinds/ of germs on every piece of money. Also: if you feed a timid mouse a brave mouse’s shit in pills, it becomes a braver mouse (and tries to bite the scientist when he goes to feed it more shit pills).
http://www.toptenz.net/10-bizarre-wonderful-facts-microbes.php

How the whole world runs on looting the Congo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxa4YbmMkQ0

A journalist chronicles his own descent into Alzheimer’s.
https://vimeo.com/148315159

Biodynamic bullpucky.
https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/it-takes-a-lot-of-cow-skulls-to-make-good-wine

Saints of science and reason. Including everyone’s favorite: Nikola Tesla.
https://ukiahcommunityblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/saints-of-science-and-reason/

Everyday objects amplified into numinous unrecognizability.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItdqB9NrimI

Some kind of porn, but what kind exactly would you call it? (My eye is drawn to the tips of the claws. It can’t possibly play the instrument; it must be about rip the strings off, that’s all. And the woman like that. Very much.)
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/04/beach-serenade.html

Shake it, B. Yeah, that’s the way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7q9Kn1rhRc

River on fire. (Sing to the tune of /Ribbon of Steel/.) Odd and impressive, but keep in mind how easy and cheap it would be to fake this for propaganda effect by opening two or three small flammable gas cannisters, weighting them and tossing them in. Also, if it’s not a trick, and if in fact they are fracking nearby, they doing so because there’s a lot of flammable gas in the ground there, and lighting it on fire as it escapes might have worked regardless of the fracking, the same way people used to drill for oil where they saw it naturally seeping up through the ground anyway. I don’t know.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/04/25/river-fire-fracking-australia_n_9774334.html

Further NASA high-rez solar flare videos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ski2JSA-Xh0

So /not/ flat, then, but like a re-cap tire press, and with angels. Got it.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-19thcentury-map-of-our-square-and-stationary-earth

A few shots from space. And there’s a link to see more.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/79174/9-satellite-images-could-qualify-art

Kind of a drugged train trip. Interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYRo1SwQk1w

House and garden train set. With cat and, later, dog.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai7DHG4w1U0

Watch a man mess with an old modular analog synthesizer. This is the way it used to be done.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY8lR7Hkjyw

“We’ll demolish him with our ten-percent-less-despised advantage!”
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/35814-trump-pivots

The California KKK’s choice…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of5zBXQwYtU

…but not the Grand Imperial Wizard’s choice.
http://tinyurl.com/gkulsse

Blind taste test with a real blind person.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxU0m4qRaRE

Frightening chemical ingredients of an egg.
https://jameskennedymonash.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/ingredients-of-an-all-natural-egg/

Kylo Ren outtakes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFicXlvJBdo

I loved the film /Me and You and Everyone We Know/. This is only one of the reasons. “You are crazy and you are making me hot.” Later on, when the woman meets the child in the park and discovers she’s been writing back and forth with, you know, a child, her reaction is so calm and sweet. I hope I’m not ruining this for you; I’d really like you to get and see the whole movie. Miranda July is a genius.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB_9UJex4hE

“The science just isn’t in yet.”
http://boingboing.net/2016/04/27/tom-the-dancing-bug-nate-in.html

“When I hear the shells and the bombs I head straight toward them.”
http://video.ted.com/talk/podcast/2016/None/AmeeraHarouda_2016-480p.mp4

See.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szN7DlmMLYg

Falls like a brick, eh?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTqu9iMiPIU

Moving pictures from 1864. /1864!/
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2016/04/26/moving-pictures/

Snowden trailer.
http://boingboing.net/2016/04/28/trailer-for-oliver-stones.html

And Nilla Pizzi. What a lovely voice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vj26bTTl-Y

Aziz, light! /POFF!/ Thank you.

      “He says that blood and guts don’t bother him much anymore. What he hates is responding to single-vehicle fatal car accidents (typically drunk drivers). It’s the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere and my brother has to climb into a ditch and peer into a vehicle he knows contains a dead body but the radio still works and is blasting. He says that mariachi music is the creepiest.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-04-22) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

Before the show, to make sure everything was working properly I played a woman’s audio essay about how ancient giant technologically advanced people, possibly from another planet, froze themselves in stasis chambers (she gets it right a couple of times, then it’s “status chambers” the whole rest of the time, and “status giants”) for tens of thousands of years, and have been dug up by the Global Elite, awakened, imprisoned and tortured for information. She has an interesting accent. She sounds like Madeline, who used to operate the box office at Helen Schoeni Theater. Here’s that.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

“The planet is actually the bottom of a glass filled with orange juice, wasabi, half-and-half and tomato sauce, while the moon is a small pancake and the nebula is formed from water, coffee, food coloring and more half-and-half.”
http://www.gizmag.com/navid-baraty/42835/

HD time-lapse auroras recorded from space –real ones not made of cat hair, liver paste and/or food coloring but rather of Earth’s near-vacuum upper atmosphere fluorescing under bombardment of charged particles from the sun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBJAR3-UvSQ

Street booth cotton candy maestro.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmyBS4tC4Ag

Fractal flow chart. (Scroll down to the bottom.)
https://people.ksp.sk/~martin/fractal/

Use your math words.
https://medium.com/conquering-corporate-america/how-to-use-math-words-to-sound-smart-7391a5166e1#.kr731jm6d

Gridshifting, and explanation. With video.
http://www.bldgblog.com/2016/04/gridshifting/

Which hybrid house? I got Ravendor.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/hybrid-houses

Which Shakespeare? A decider chart.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/78918/celebrate-shakespeares-400th-anniversary-flowchart

Ian’s guide to lacing.
http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm

Musical swing project. With video.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/78653/these-magical-swings-make-collaborative-music

Iron & Wine: The Trapeze Swinger.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH3N_PHu6Aw

100/100.
https://vimeo.com/162855085

She’s 90, but /who/ is she. Really.
http://www.theonion.com/graphic/who-queen-elizabeth-ii-52789

“Enough is enough, Stephanie. I need to know who’s a good boy. My patience has worn thin.” Everyone’s favorite seems to be Bread Dog. Or Soap Sculpture Dog. Or Beestung Dog.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinchack/lol-dogs

“New nurse Kristi can throw a urine bottle at 160 kilometers per hour.”
https://twitter.com/NISE_TOEIC/media

Bad lip reading. Hillary and Bernie. Dalump-ta-duuuuhm.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROBTDSK46aU

It’s a cookbook!
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/35718-still-more-primary-phenomena

Yuba plays the rhumba on the tuba.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGuTqEr3984

Huckaby plays bass on Free Bird.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkeflmkFCj0

Al Jolson sings /You Made Me Love You./
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0onTy0JHwiM

Communter train. Drunk young white man calls old black man a nigger over and over. Old black man sits there and takes it for fifteen minutes, then stands up and kicks the shit out of him, kicks him off the train, and sits back down. Video begins right at the satisfying part.
http://www.theroot.com/blogs/the_grapevine/2016/04/twitter_user_captures_video_of_drunk_racist_getting_handled_by_an_elderly.html

Trump at half-speed. Though, let’s be fair: everyone sounds drunk played at half-speed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pex6o6f3YE

“What is that whipcord resilience that lets the weaker sex play half the night then bob up clear-eyed, ready for the next morning’s work?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKkRPMD535Y

Bendito Machine, Part 5(!). I only ever saw Part 1, thought that was all there was, and look!
https://vimeo.com/162708494

Nitrogen triiodide.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFfRqoIdArM

Hospital volunteer woman freaks out. Tense/fascinating.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D449e2riSeI

A test. You know who you are.
http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/03/heres-a-test-to-measure-your-need-for-drama.html

Nana! Good for you!
http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2016/04/free-cremation.html

Catalogue from Belcher Mosaic Glass Co. (1886)
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/catalogue-from-belcher-mosaic-glass-co-1886/

Some things it seemed like a good idea at the time to spend all our money on.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/04/14/1513113/-Weird-Weapons-of-the-Cold-War

Enter, then click and slide. You can also move the map, and embiggen and ensmallen it. Just imagine all the stupid fighting and killing over all those arbitrary lines. (See Bendito Machine, Part 5, above.)
http://chronas.org/history

Further hot Israeli army girls.
http://www.guns.com/2013/03/22/girls-of-the-israeli-defense-forces-37-photos/

Didn’t think you were fat? You are!
http://www.attn.com/stories/7584/viral-image-fake-womens-health-cover

Harvard Sailing Team: Boys will be girls (2010). “You guys wanta split an ice cube or something?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gspaoaecNAg

Girls will be boys (also 2010).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paNiEdFTvuA

Can toddlers represent themselves in court?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN9t7LUf6RQ

Dog photographer.
http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/477225/meet-the-dogist/

Puff the Magic Dragon was written by the man who invented active electronic 3-D glasses.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twgwar5Hzgg

Alby the Racist Dragon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9Qu3iP3RYA

Blandly the cross-eyed bear.
http://www.bland.ly

Tripmunks. (3 hours.) (Today is, in fact, the anniversary of Doctor Albert Hoffman’s accidental discovery of the effects of LSD.)
http://boingboing.net/2016/04/21/tripmunks-all-the-cgi-chipmun.html

Endless ominously triumphant epic music to just leave playing day and night in one earbud as a background to your life. Not necessarily superior to mariachi music, but it might suit your endeavors better. Excelsior.
http://epicmusictime.com/

Cute and, soon, extinct.
https://vimeo.com/162464292

What a giant water lily looks like from underneath.
http://understorey.tumblr.com/post/47049879737/nybg-victoria-amazonica-has-been-a-long-running

Literally making an entrance.
https://vimeo.com/161910289

Alphabet architecture.
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/these-amazing-architectural-alphabet-engravings-should-1614474690

I in the sky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc1RfFYxZ2I

Just a little sponge soaking up information about the world.
http://www.local10.com/video/fight-erupts-during-cooper-city-youth-baseball-game

“He laughed all the way into orbit.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu0hWeuPBUQ

He’d be a /little/ less creepy if they’d just close up the back of his head. And stop patting his shoulder and saying how much they love him. And not hold the baby close enough to put its hand in his mouth. Or kill him by switching him off. These things are not under his control.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhVu2hxm07E

World quickly corrupts innocent chatbot…
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/24/microsofts-teen-girl-ai-turns-into-a-hitler-loving-sex-robot-wit/

…whose brothers are already flying around blowing shit up and constructing more of themselves.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/a20456/raytheon-factory-robots-make-missiles/

Fatality counts of mass stampedes.
http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/disaster/charts-graphs/madding-crowds

I love this. It explains so much. Backwards bike.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzDaBzBlL0

Also cool. /Why/ persistence of vision works. Our vision system is slow, so image burn and a kind of cellular video memory buffer compensates, and we can enjoy a movie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FlV6pgwlrk

We’ve all got one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFY_KPFS3LA

That cute foreign person you might fall in love with? Is a spy. (Warning: video autostarts.)
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/21/asia/china-foreign-spies/index.html

“A drawing of the head of a conceited simpleton.”
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/Phrenology-Favorites/

The explosion of the Spanish flagship during the battle of Gibraltar.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-explosion-of-the-spanish-flagship-during-the-battle-of-gibraltar-ca-1621/

And if you have a few hours, you can watch the Titanic sink in real time. (Or just skip ahead to about 2:30:00.) (Or 2:39:10, when “There are about 1,500 people still onboard.”) Interesting minimalist soundtrack.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs9w5bgtJC8

Several opinions on the subject of Jupiter crashing into the Sun.
https://www.quora.com/What-would-happen-if-Jupiter-were-to-collide-with-the-Sun

Also meanwhile (a little perspective):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfSNxVqprvM

Don’t look any further.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH3rx8LhrQo

The sad state of secret society ritual handshake rigamarole is sad.

      “Fidgee fidgee fidgee. Boodle boodle boodle.” –Captain Haddock

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-04-15) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

Ah, the wonders and conveniences of modern technology. The streaming computer at the station somehow changed settings, which resulted in real-time warbly and clicky autotune-sounding pitch change going out on the air and to web listeners, and the not-clicky not-warbly recording of this 7-hour show showed up as being 8 hours and so of course lower in pitch. The Jews have a word for how I felt when I discovered all this. But I used CoolEdit to simply speed up the recording by a ratio of 48000:44100 and saved that. Result: the recording you click (above) to get for yourself is the proper length and plays at the proper speed and sounds pretty good, which is nice, because Stuart Cohen came and played music for over an hour, starting at –hmm– a little before 11, so if that’s the only part you’re interested in, skip ahead to an hour-fifty into the show.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

He took his skin off for me.*
https://vimeo.com/116498390

Austin Granger, K’nexpert.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc-bgMijF14

That’ll show her.
http://boingboing.net/2016/04/13/the-republican-house-of-horror.html

The space elevator.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPQQwqGWktE

All possible prior art.
http://boingboing.net/2016/04/11/a-project-to-algorithmically-g.html

Like clockwork.
https://vimeo.com/162052542

Cars. I like the red one best. It looks like the model for the original Disneyland Autopia go-carts.
http://www.vintag.es/2016/04/54-beautiful-and-amazing-sports-cars.html

Happy birthday.
http://wondermark.com/c1215/

“Applesause, bitch.” Movie after-kill lines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MmryrXKUU8

Videos about a waterjet cutting tool smoothly cutting household objects in half.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/78538/watch-water-jet-cut-everyday-objects-half

Spelunking Chernobyl.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-illicit-spelunker-capturing-underground-scenes-at-chernobyl

Vote and vote and vote.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=040112

Fish out of water.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KabDGZMoyY

A pleasant sport.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLYazynm_1M

And a cat twisting in air. Because it can.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sepYP_knGWc

*You’ll recall They’re Made of Meat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tScAyNaRdQ

Here is the scream, full and round, hearty and high, a heltering sound.

      “You’re a ghost driving a meat-coated skeleton made from stardust, riding a rock hurtling through space. Fear nothing.” –Alan Watts

Here’s the 7-hour-plus recording of last night’s (2016-04-08) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

The point.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/126

Crusade against Cthulhu.
http://boingboing.net/2016/04/02/crusade-against-cthulhu.html

We could have been exploring the galaxy by now. Start with the chart, stay for the video slideshow.
https://ukiahcommunityblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/sam-harris-the-so-called-golden-age-of-islam-and-the-great-harm-of-religion-on-a-culture/

Space rocks.
http://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/space-rocks-royal-observatory-greenwich

Bear has rock.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2DXPeJ8IwQ

Bunny has critic. “I GOT a life! My life is with the LORD JESUS CHRIST, not with some SATAN’S BUNNY!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaphwGwrY8Y

A style of animation I first saw in the opening credits of HBO’s /Carnivale/. Fascinating.
https://vimeo.com/160024074

America! Land of wonder and mystery!
http://www.vintag.es/2016/04/wonder-and-mistery-spots-where-laws-of.html

Just hangin’ out with the kitch-posh racist yahoos in their white Cadillacs and pope hats, toastin’ marshmallows on the scrap-lumber crosses, and shootin’ their black metal penis-substitutes at tin cans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2016/04/08/a-photographer-hung-out-with-the-kkk-in-tennessee-and-maryland-heres-what-he-saw

A video demonstration of the (comic) power of new-age-y energy. (Energy shield master humiliated.)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1280597/Deluded-energy-shield-master-takes-martial-artist.html

You used to be able to watch this sort of thing on teevee after school. Sometimes they were on roller skates, bashing each other with their hips and elbows and getting each other in headlocks and ass-over-teakettle crashes. That would sell, again, now. Betty is still alive; they could get her involved.
http://boingboing.net/2016/04/04/badass-ladies-wrestling-10-aw.html

Math teacher famous for his dotted line technique.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l789l6np-qA&nohtml5=False

DARPA wants you to submit your homemade bomb and weapon designs. Really.
http://www.albanydailystar.com/science/darpa-wants-your-diy-weapons-made-at-home-pembroke-pines-tech-week-17647.html

“I’m-a build-a the towers myself. I know I’m-a gonna do something big, so I’m-a gonna do it myself. I’m awake all night. Because this all was-a my idea.” Also, notice the theme music, which predates /The Twilight Zone/ by years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9njXNZuASi0

Won’t you come home, Bill Baily?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfPZSJjs9vA

Shakespearean sonnet generator.
http://www.nothingisreal.com/sonnet/

Plug in the numbers and find out how many people you’ve indirectly had sexual contact with.
http://metro.co.uk/2016/04/07/how-many-people-have-you-indirectly-slept-with-5802055/

You might remember the Segway company owner died by his own Segway. He Segwayed right off a cliff.
http://tinyurl.com/38t6v5f

…Well, I read where someone wrote in favor of a woman’s bid to rent out Segways on the Coast Trail, because the writer said he knew crippled veterans who would really like that. And I wondered if people too crippled to walk would really do well to ride a rented Segway on a trail. So I looked up “YouTube Segway crashes”.
http://tinyurl.com/GoogleSegwayCrashes

Where the Nazis hid the pianos.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-new-underground-installation-in-paris-where-the-nazis-hid-stolen-pianos

The Bobs’ /White Room/ in 2006, with only one original Bob, but they’ve still got it. They’ve still got it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNt2eVQvqmc

When the Beatles were Flight of the Conchords.
http://mashable.com/2016/02/25/beatles-aldershot/#2m50eeyvZkqS

Meanwhile, backstage:
https://www.facebook.com/MonarchSanFrancisco/videos/vb.181205425297520/1021215507963170/?type=2&theater

A little more about how the DNC cheats for Hillary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwDJmCD6iDA

Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
http://www.alternet.org/comics/alternet-comics-matt-bors-hillarys-resemblance-certain-british-prime-minister

Scroll all the way up and down to /Trump or dead chicken/.
https://twitter.com/teenybiscuit/status/707727863571582978/photo/1

“DON’T YOU DARE CARVE HAPPY FACES!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXkEeTfdQeA

Performance art has finally been embraced by the mainstream. The JC Penney period flower skirt.
https://www.yahoo.com/style/image-jcpenney-skirt-goes-viral-140200098.html

Ahuacatl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00KGL-HKPhU

El Quemazon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcaCL4OfoLM

La corazon.
http://www.streetartnews.net/2016/01/animated-heart-piece-by-lonac.html

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

Dog meat.
China begins its annual dog meat festival… and the pictures are heartbreaking

The aliens’ purpose.
http://boingboing.net/2016/04/06/tom-the-dancing-bug-aliens-re.html

Remember your giant suitcase made out of sheetrock and painted purple? Well, here’s what an art school graduating project looks like today.
https://vimeo.com/161599224

Exhibition of speed and power: 300,000 HPH (hotdogs perhour). (Though it doesn’t go to mentioning the ammonia and other non-edible substances added, just the “herbs and spices”.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NzUm7UEEIY

The right tool for the right job.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IeUQoQg3Eo

Do you not want this? Who would not want this?
https://vimeo.com/89881356

…Here’s where to buy one. $55.
http://www.bigidesign.com/welcome/neolucida/

Oh.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr4_dOorquQ

Impressive teaching ability. This is exactly the sort of person who should be teaching in schools. And not just on cars, but on every subject. This is how to do it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEZSB1JglDM

Sex Nun of Dune.
http://boingboing.net/2016/04/04/sex-nun-of-dune.html

The latest League of Steam musical production. (15 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD_nC1Oa__o

Mechanical automation.
https://vimeo.com/52541217

Meryn Caddell’s /I’m Knitting Myself A Hat/.
http://www.lyricsmania.com/knitting_lyrics_meryn_cadell.html

Racist hairstyle deciding social algorithm.
http://boingboing.net/2016/04/06/professional-and-unprofessiona.html

Tornado recorded from upstairs window of house tornado destroyed. Camera guy lived, barely. His wife didn’t.
https://vimeo.com/161418954

This is just like almost everything on the MCN Discussion listserv, except it doesn’t have anything about glyphosate or vaccinations in it.
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2016-04-04-Rodoubt.jpg

The United States frequency allocation chart.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/United_States_Frequency_Allocations_Chart_2003_-_The_Radio_Spectrum.png

It’s BabyMetal, bitch! (Warning, nauseating camera crane swoops.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZApf9c8Tes

“Son of a bitch! Nuts to that goddamn line; I cannot remember it!” “Ah, God dammit! You can give this to Sadie Friar! I can’t do this!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOR2f0EA8Co

Robot Scarlett Johansson. Kind of hot, except for the seams. And the creepy eye-corners.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nfWzzHInq8

Robot Rembrandt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuygOYZ1Ngo

What? What do you see? It’s the ghost hand again, isn’t it?
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/52-worst-photoshop-mistakes-in-magazines/

And I’ve been recommending this movie for years –In the Realms of the Unreal, about Henry Darger and his life’s work that was discovered and revealed only after his lonely death. You can watch the whole thing on YouTube for free:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRlvDKcDvsI

Of all the…

      “Anger is madness. It is devoid of self-control, forgetful of decency, unmindful of ties, persistent and diligent in whatever it begins, closed to reason and counsel, excited by trifling causes, unfit to discern the right and true. But you have only to behold the expressions of those possessed by anger to know that they are insane.” –Seneca

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-04-01) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

I need to tell you: Adam David Jones, who was in several Mendocino Theater Company plays up to last year –you’ll remember him as dangerous, conflicted, creepy Eddie in Arthur Miller’s /A View From the Bridge/, and as wunderkind political fixer Stephen Myers in /Farragut North/– is in trouble in real life and he and his family need your help. Last Saturday night someone or someones attacked him with what must have been R-rated-horror-movie-level violence and dumped him in a parked car in Harrisburg and left him for dead. He was discovered and taken to hospital, where to save his life doctors had to remove part of his skull to relieve the swelling of his brain. So there’s serious damage outside and inside. His mother’s with him 24 hours a day; she says he can make sounds and he can squeeze her hand a little, but he has yet to open his eyes.

There’s a crowdfunding page set up to try to make it just a little easier for him when he gets up, whenever that turns out to be. Go there and help with a little money. Please. http://tinyURL.com/HelpADJones

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Welcome to Marwencol. One man’s project to make sense of personal catastrophe.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/how-playing-with-dolls-lets-a-hate-crime-survivor-fight-back/

13 things.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2016/03/28/13-things-i-found-on-the-internet-today-vol-clxxxii/

When I was a little boy, Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop were the most wonderful thing in the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2b4vUZ7wR4

And, of course, dinosaurs. Who doesn’t love dinosaurs?
http://boingboing.net/2016/03/29/science-comics-dinosaurs.html

Dig this crazy 1906 chess magic-square crossword puzzle mashup thing. And not just dig but boggle and/or plotz.
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2016/03/26/black-white-189-2/

People rebooting.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/04/people-rebooting.html

Wonderella solves the day again.
http://nonadventures.com/2015/06/20/the-some-of-all-fears/

Hip-hop horse race.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf-cHNC6hRU

Rhythm elsewhere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz578qnIKxU

Stroboscopical eggwork.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfajQ4_hSN0

How the four-click pen works.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhVw-MHGv4s

This is us.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPBM7H8uBa0

Something you didn’t know about prime numbers.
http://nonadventures.com/2015/03/14/puppet-state/

“It’s a nice chob, but da smell, it’s not zo nice.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rJvXXYBSSk

Dammit.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/040116/it-was-worth-it.gif

A neat game.
http://www.fark.com/comments/9082159

“I can see my house from he–yaAAAHGH!”
http://metro.co.uk/2016/03/29/jesus-falls-off-cross-during-easter-crucifixion-show-5782735/

A quiet electric motorcycle that converts in about five minutes to a paraglider and flies. If you are like me, when it lifts off like a feather wafting up into the air you will jump up and shout /YES/, because this is very close to flying in dreams, and this is possible. The main thing is, it’s electric; it sounds like an electric fan, not like a giant chainsaw in the sky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_CukSzts_Y

Headlines.
http://fusion.net/story/197523/weather-channel-headlines-horror-story/

The Buddhabrot.
http://forgetomori.com/2007/science/the-buddhabrot/

Jonathan Coulton’s /Mandelbrot Set/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDU40eUcTj0

And, for when the inevitable happens, what to have done already and what to do next.
http://imgur.com/gallery/RAwQInI

 

The case of the stunning siffleuse.

      “If your dry Peas boil hard, a two Pound Iron Shot put with them into the Pot, will by the Motion of the Ship grind them as fine as Mustard.” –Benjamin Franklin

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-03-25) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

The lady in the tutti frutti hat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLsTUN1wVrc

The chicken will not run. The eagle will. The chicken will guide you safely through all the alleys of the world. The eagle will drag you down the dark alley and kill you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jre-aMAgP5I

That’s why you need one of these literally creepy gaze-activated dresses.
http://www.dezeen.com/2013/06/24/nowhere-nowhere-two-gaze-activated-glow-in-the-dark-dresses-eye-tracking-ying-gao/

Istanbul.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/77382/photographer-captures-modern-architecture-istanbul

So St. Patrick is kind of like the Paul Bunyan of Ireland. “The Oillipheist heard that the saint would be coming for him next, and in his panic, he sliced through the land and created the River Shannon.”
http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2016/03/st-patricks-day-ancient-mysteries-mythology/

The Paul Bunyan of bowling.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86te7nGLsAA&t=0m47s

How to make an extremely potent homeopathic cure for piss.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1B2aFElfjE

Infinite fractal pizza.
http://img0.joyreactor.com/pics/post/infinite-loop-pizza-food-1167252.gif

Fractal engine toy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arOkGC9lCAk

You dirty, lousy /fractal engine toy!/
https://vimeo.com/157579053

Oculus thrift.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4dsAAG6Nts

So cool! Even more like in the movie /SimOne/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohmajJTcpNk

Places in Studio Ghibli films. (Scroll down.)
http://yusaani.com/news/2016/03/09/280800/

I love it that people do things like this. He could easily have been killed, but he wasn’t; he’s okay. The ‘chute needs to be bigger, and he needs to be better protected inside the rocket, but it’s a wonderful project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3feaiPcv6yE

It’s not true than no-one can explain these costumes. How hard could it be?
http://www.vintag.es/2016/03/the-most-bizarre-fashion-styles-in-past.html

I think this is just a fantastic-looking motorbike. It’s a modified Honda 50 (or 90). I’m not sure how safe it is riding a bike with the seat higher than the handlebars, but imagine what it looks and feels like when you’re on this thing. You can’t see the wheels or the motor or anything. You’re riding on a little putt-putting rocketship three feet off the ground. It’s /the future/ in the thrillingly hopeful sense of Athena the little robot girl smiling and saying /the future/ in the underrated movie /Tomorrowland/.
http://tinyurl.com/zout6w2

It’s shiny and all techno and so it seems unfamiliar in our world of woodgrain-particleboard furniture and rocks and trees and things, but this is a very close representation of the social system we have now and how we got it.
https://vimeo.com/156679780

Yellow in the center is the sun. Earth is the third green blob out from the sun. White flashes are freshly discovered and plotted asteroids. Persistent green pixels are then/now-known asteroids. Red pixels are asteroids that swing through the inner system, where we are. I started you where it gets interesting, where the search became serious. (Fullscreen this and turn the quality up as high as it works on your system.) (Click on the gear, low right.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKKg4lZ_o-Y&t=2m43s

India.
https://vimeo.com/159195552

They were there for 41 days, and it looks exactly like you expected it to look. Also somehow they ruined the septic system. What a bunch of dildos.
http://katu.com/news/local/cleanup-underway-at-refuge-occupation-costs-rise-to-65-million

Michele Bachman off her meds again, again.
http://www.wnd.com/2016/03/obama-enjoys-cuba-while-civilization-burns/

Pop quotery meets fine art.
http://www.avclub.com/article/pop-quotery-combines-fine-art-equally-fine-movie-q-234331

A comedy education.
http://www.vulture.com/2016/01/100-jokes-shaped-modern-comedy-c-v-r.html

Hraaar!
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03594/potd-dogs_3594743k.jpg

There’s an article in the current New Yorker magazine about this girl who on YouTube, at 16 years of age, picked up 420 pounds like it was a suitcase.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrfNlROvlXI

So in some ways microphones can be a lot like wine, then. Where even the experts can’t tell the difference between a $400 bottle and a $9 one. There really is no excuse for a new microphone to cost more than a couple hundred dollars, unless it’s made of gold and encrusted with precious gems.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6owJFlWqGk

Scott Peterson’s latest Mendopia video cartoon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maGDecp29HI

Highway to Hell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Yf_ErkN_s

Leonardo diCaprio had to eat a whole raw bison liver to be in a movie, and now he wants everyone to watch this four-minute video. He said, “The bad part is the membrane around it. It’s like a balloon. When you bite into it, it bursts in your mouth.” The video isn’t about that, though. It’s about how billions of people eating meat are ruining the planet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dwyPhaUne8

Pregnant male seahorse hip-sneezing out 2,000 baby seahorses from his Goa’uld incubator pouch. SFW.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_nEA3dtOZs

Six and a half magic hours.
https://archive.org/details/612Magic1958

Clockwork Lego Laputa.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKc5gQCcaKI

Next door to the fancy modern stadium in the /ha ha/ third-world communist hellhole. Oh, wait.
http://boingboing.net/2016/03/23/espns-attempt-to-shame-cuba.html

Overdosed on Nietzche.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/125

Evolution of Superman in teevee and film.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1qg_NvOIt8

Whereas, except for the 1974 one who looked like Julie in The Mod Squad, Wonder Woman was Wonder Woman pretty much right out of the box.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/77649/infographic-evolution-wonder-womans-look

The Marxophone. (Demonstrated by Katherine Rhoda.) I’d skip to about 1:30. It’s a zither with a bunch of springy hammers for keyboard keys.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A9iIQj2mO4

Here’s another one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t02JlwXf9oY

Ladies and gentlemen, the stupidest man in the House of Representatives, Louie Gohmert. Here he argues that Madame Curie would not have saved millions of lives by winning the Nobel Peace Prize for Radiation if girls could get ahead in business like boys.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCvi3nmisGA

Live-cam of an autonomous virtual deer wandering around in the GTA IV world.
http://sanandreasanimalcams.com/

Woof.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MujRLvZ61jE

27.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLRLYPiaAoA

Single comic book panels funny in or out of context.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-30-funniest-single-panels-in-comic-book-history-1766381243

In case you like to look at and learn about parrots.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/22/science/parrots-are-a-lot-more-than-pretty-bird.html

Enjoy the photography project of this medical poseuse.
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/karolyn-gehrig-hospital-glam

Sophia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=641D5QQ3b5o

How to do all this stuff: tend a boiler, name parts of a buggy, wave your hands, wish for gold, etc.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/22/Snippets-of-Instruction/

A lovely story about all the things she lost, illustrated by animating all the things she lost.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYdK-7OiRe4

GIFs of how things work. It might take awhile for this page to load.
http://www.relativelyinteresting.com/gifs-that-explain-how-things-work/

All the Mythbusters’ results in one place.
http://mythresults.com/

Number 13 = Andorian furry.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/18-terrifying-easter-bunnies-that-will-make-you-say-nope

How to make a bow and arrows when you live in a mud house and all you have is a hatchet made from a rock and a stick. (This comes after how to make a mud house and a hatchet when all you have is a pair of shorts a forest.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLoukoBs8TE

Choose male or female, pull the slider to your age, click on fast, and watch the distribution develop.
http://flowingdata.com/2015/09/23/years-you-have-left-to-live-probably/

It’s official, then: HDR has entirely taken over the field…
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/archive/2015/?no-ist

Why not just be honest about it? When we have replacement eyes and have control over the way we see, this will become the default setting.
http://tinyurl.com/hrylq4d

Milkshake, yard, image. Milkshake, oil business, image. Milkshake, Jupiter, image. Etc.

      “Words don’t have to mean anything to be funny. Pre-eclampsia. Say it.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-03-18) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.  (Recently MediaFire changed things so you can’t any longer just click on Listen and start listening immediately. You can still click on Download and download the file and listen to it then. It’s actually been better all along to do it that way. I’m just letting you know so you don’t get there and go /What? Differerent! Aaaaugh!/ and flee without the great free thing you came for, that you deserve to have and enjoy, because you are a good person, and you don’t ever have to worry that you aren’t appreciated, because people appreciate you.) (I remember I had a new neighbor once, back when I lived in Caspar, who had little notes that sounded just like that, except without the part about MediaFire, made with an old-style Dymo label-maker in all the different colors of thick plastic strips they used to come in, and stuck all over the inside of her car, and one day in the shared driveway I noticed it aloud and she looked daggers at me, jumped in, peeled out and sped away.) (When I was little my favorite toy –besides books, and my sit-in car-house, and Supsups the rat-size raggedy bear-sheep-thing– was a Dymo labelmaker. But you never have time to explain things like that when someone’s already mad at you. Meaning me; you’re the one people appreciate.)

Molly B and John, newlyweds freshly back from their triumphant honeymoon theatrical tour of Costa Rica, hobnobbing with the great and the near-great and performing before the crowned heads of the Central American Riviera, showed up at the station and we sat around and talked for two hours, and Molly read her stories and poetry. John’s a fine-arts photographer and you might know Molly from her poetic announcements on the MCN Announce listserv. She has a calm, natural presence and I think she’s going have a show of her own soon on KNYO. Meanwhile, John has a show of his photography just a couple of storefronts north. Stop by.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Ernst Chladni’s eponymous figures.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR_XL192wXw

The new economy.
http://wondermark.com/c1205/

Name of the year competition. Voting starts soon.
http://deadspin.com/presenting-the-2016-name-of-the-year-bracket-1765009896

Twins.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtEdP267TZ0

Life eats life. That’s how it works.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fGGz6d3vC4

Ylvis – The Language of Love.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCxDJnHiLqs

Donald Trump says China.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDrfE9I8_hs

Here’s how a simple eclipse –and there is very little simpler than a solar eclipse– affects a man who knows what it is and what’s happening, and who’s going 600 miles an hour five miles up in the sky, sitting in a comfy room with about 200 other people, recording the event with a thing in his hand that also shares it nearly instantly with anyone in the world who wants to see. A sophisticated modern man. And he can barely contain himself, he’s so awed and delighted. I think that’s good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBoa81xEvNA

“As you can see. Ha ha ha! Only the long beautiful legs have survived the –ha ha!– mayhem.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaBxQPgQwrM

Chainsaw. Ladder against branch he’s cutting. What could go wrong?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD5ees4e8FI

There. All better.
http://designyoutrust.com/2016/03/japanese-master-restores-old-books/

The rocket. Solid and liquid propellent motors. Very simple machine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhVkLvbZXp8

An even simpler machine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygcGfnVM6Ho

What the different stupid piercings says about you.
http://www.collegehumor.com/post/7034021/what-your-piercing-says-about-you

This house has people in it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-pj8OtyO2I

The first ever I Love Lucy episode, lost, found and repaired.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3ez1e5_i-love-lucy-the-lost-pilot-episode_tv

It begins.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/03/he-has-come.html

Tiny architects.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/02/macro-photographs-of-natures-tiniest-architects-by-nicky-bay/

“Bow to Him. Bow to your God of Yarn and Sticks.”
http://boingboing.net/2016/03/14/postcards-from-liartown-usa.html
and
http://liartownusa.tumblr.com/
(Be sure to scroll down to The View-Master.) (And somehow avoid the one about unwanted thoughts. Ugh.)

Don’t you wish you were as fascinated and happy with /anything/ as this man is pleased with this are-you-kidding-me-expensive toy he bought.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygcGfnVM6Ho

Stunning new view of the Milky Way.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/02/160224-see-milky-way-picture-zoom-space/

And a Deadpool visual effects breakdown. /I’m/ ready for the sequels.
https://vimeo.com/159011768

 

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