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Les fourmis de Chladni.

     “In order that life should be a story or romance to us, it is necessary that a great part of it should be settled for us without our permission. A man has control over many things in his life; he has control over enough things to be the hero of a novel. But if he had control over everything, there would be so much hero that there would be no novel.” -G.K. Chesterton

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-09-15) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

Automating smashing a perfectly good guitar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAdqazixuRY

Chillin’ in the damn woods for a sec.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=091317

Access to health care is a human right.
https://www.facebook.com/CREDO/posts/10156656773005968

Why we have a dress code in this school:
https://imgur.com/cSeVFl4

Photorealistic 3D science fiction paintings. View the video and the gallery.
http://newatlas.com/cornelius-dammrich-3d-cg-art/51348/c690b-89919502

“Need be BEAR MONSTER. That. Z tv. Crazy. Want. You want. Dog cat. Nedd baby. Child want don’t 1 need. BB team truck. 24D. 20 left bear monster you be.” (To be fair, he’s a fireman whose brother is deaf. He was dragooned into signing here. He /told them/ he couldn’t do it right. You’ll be fine, they said. We’re on. Go.)
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/11/what-a-fake-asl-interpreter-re.html

Gojira, yay!
http://tinyurl.com/GojiraYay

Demonstration of making a rude little Italian neon sign gesture in Canada.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE728XmTa8Q

A very short film about Laika Studios. They made /Boxtrolls/, /Kubo and the Two Strings/, /ParaNorman/, /Coraline/… (If you see /Boxtrolls/, stay for the short bit after the closing credits.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OehGSssAxMQ

It’s the principle of the thing.
http://wondermark.com/c1342/

Vicente Fox for President.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ukv9v7IGZw

The latest in Luke Mazur’s wonderful series of short plays about Jared Kushner, whose job in government, because his own father left him obscenely rich by going to prison for stealing hundreds of millions of dollars, and because he’s married to Fat Donny Two-Scoops’ daughter, is to negotiate peace in the entire Middle East, solve America’s entire opioid epidemic, define diplomacy with Mexico (and also with China), reform veterans’ health care (and also reform the entire criminal justice system), and to “re-invent” the U.S. government and make it work like a business. Doctor effing /Manhattan/ couldn’t do it.
https://www.theawl.com/2017/09/jared-kushner-starts-a-fire/

The Woody Allen movie whose characters and plot most closely prefigured the story of the Trump presidency. And not just the cheap-shot-like title. The whole feeling of it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Time_Crooks

A few last words on the best spacecraft of our lives. (But if we’re allowed to nominate imaginary spacecraft, I’d say: Barry Longyear’s The City of Baraboo circus ship, then Destiny, Moya, Serenity and Space Battleship Yamato, in that order. Maybe also the tree-bubble ship in /The Fountain/. And the TARDIS.)
http://gizmodo.com/a-few-last-words-on-best-spacecraft-of-our-lives-befor-1803889697/amp

Other worlds. (Ever-changing art collection.)
http://tomorrowandbeyond.tumblr.com/

“He likes us. Well, he likes /me/, anyway.” I’m not sure he means Trump. He might mean Jeebus, or Satan, or some other imaginary friend of his.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2017/09/14/hot-mic-catches-schumer-on-trump-deal-he-likes-us-he-likes-me-anyway/

Fish slap.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBcT2rcYlWA

I’m not a big fan of pop music videos in the first place, but this is the most entirely nonironically stupid music-with-video I’ve ever seen. It actually makes you nauseous; it’s that stupid. Enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pgyI63QAKI

Klimt paintings re-enacted with models.
http://mymodernmet.com/inge-prader-gustav-klimt-paintings/

Scotland.
https://vimeo.com/230747958

Clowns.
https://www.nowness.com/series/just-kidding/clowns-dana-okeefe-mike-tucker-alex-kliment

Rerun: Bec Hill visually translates Edith Pee Off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTH9MKiYvM0

Hiccoughs, the preferred spelling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ-ZMVgaiPs

Babies.
http://www.mrlovenstein.com/images/comics/906_infantry.png

Giant antique car motors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ycd3M5jqUU

The 1909 car of the future: the Baker Electric.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhnjMdzGusc&t=3m7s

Water-rocket trike!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcXnyTA5Rak

Paw! Come quick! It’s the pack-hoss lib’arians! They comin’!
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/librarians-horseback-new-deal-book-delivery-wpa

How we get plywood.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF5LVBW1vl8

What shipping looks like to a ship.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHrCI9eSJGQ

The pig of Lucerne.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/08/the-pig-of-lucerne.html

Oruga de plumas.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/5896431/this-is-not-a-caterpillar

Know your hate groups.
https://thenib.com/know-your-hate-groups

Rerun: modern love.
http://cheezburger.com/3277573/the-tortures-of-modern-love-in-25-vintage-comics

Shape Of You in 24 different genres.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwHvK07tUuw

Where is tall man? Where is tall man? Here I am. Here I am.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlow12sSdmc

Oh, God /dammit/, another one! They keep sending them after I canceled the subscription! And there’s a /bee/ in this one. A fucking /bee/!
http://clockandwatchsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/rory-mc-evoy.jpg

Simplified, timed-release, complete vaccine schedule, all in one shot. Yay, science!
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41269196

The new iPhoneX. In two colors: /You Can’t/ and /Afford It/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjlHnJvXdQs

Liana Fink’s diary. “Still restarting. Want to smash.”
https://www.theawl.com/2017/09/diary-of-a-bad-computer-day/

Defending oneself with a walking-stick or umbrella when attacked under unequal conditions.
http://ejmas.com/jnc/jncart_barton-wright_0200.htm

An argument.
https://twitter.com/i/moments/907979445205696512

The book of miracles.
http://elisandre-librairie-oeuvre-au-noir.blogspot.com/2017/08/le-livre-des-miracles-book-of-miracles.html

The ghost mothers.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/09/14/hidden-mothers/

Berezka Dance Ensemble. I skipped you ahead to the dreamlike part.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXq4G4hyPJ0&t=83m0s

There is a place in Estonia where they all hatch at once. This is that place. It has something to do with malfunctioning stasis pods in their buried ark.
https://i.redd.it/djeog0tckydz.jpg

Don’t it make your green isles brown.
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/11/irma.html

Ta-dahhh!
http://www.amyoops.com/2017/09/magic.html

“Oh, no. I better stop it. I think it’s sucking up ice cream.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soygwmP0oI8&t=1m32s

Bard Edlund explains how it was brought home to him how dumb the body’s error reporting system is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUOX_qSnYeQ

Green raw vegan pizza. /So/ healthy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MpL1KfYEJg

Gyro car.
https://95octane.com/2017/09/08/1967-gyro-x-2-wheel-car/

The sky over Carhenge.
https://vimeo.com/231039051

The sky over Guilin.
https://vimeo.com/233176174

Roadside America mini village.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/roadside_america_miniature_village

I see myself in all these people, except the sneaking-a-peek-at-the-phone guy. Also I always wash my hands.
https://laughingsquid.com/tripp-and-tyler-conversation-faux-pas/

Aronofsky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6j4ZguksmU

In other words: close-ups.
https://vimeo.com/233754252

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Mandy’s puhu, desert moth.

     “For every dildo shop, whorehouse, liquor store or licentious theater that lightning strikes and burns to the ground, weather destroys a thousand churches, and there’s an obvious explanation for this, you’re just not seeing it.”

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-09-08) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Everybody’s over the eclipse by now. That was /so/ three weeks ago. But here’s the best view of it, no matter where you drove or what kind of pinhole thing you made out of aluminum foil and cardboard. Our sun is almost 900,000 miles across, so just one of those feathery little wisps at the edge could swallow the whole Earth, tornadoes, volcanoes, kittens and all, like a flaming roaring garbage disposal swallowing a graham cracker crumb.
https://laughingsquid.com/moon-crossing-sun-during-2017-total-solar-eclipse/

So he said, “How big do you want ’em?” And I said, I really did: “Vulgar! Big! Playboy mansion trophy wife giant, the bigger the better.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0btTe7HL-7o

Dialup modem opera. Also ship horns.
https://twitter.com/OFalafel/status/904483788301926405/video/1

And duplicated by mouth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=43&v=Yn2MVeu0XdY

Tokyo.
https://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/dark-tokyo-from-above-photographer-captures-japans-neon-capital-from-rooftops/

The Paganini Orchestrion with paper roll auto-loader, triple bellows,  and deluxe pressure regulator.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/05/The-Paganini-Orchestrion/

“Maureen, you’re not helping, looking in the door! Get him, Denny! Did you get him? Nah, he’s still flying. He is making a mockery of you, boy! Oh! Get him, Denny. Fuck it, the dog’s pissing. Oh! Oh!” And so on. Just /try/ not to burst into laughter. (I just read that Jimmy Kimmel was so impressed with this Irish family’s natural comedic aptitude that he brought them on his teevee show. I like Jimmy Kimmel. I like his weird-but-/why/-weird? eyes. Oh, no! Look, Sarah Silverman broke up with him in 2009. Shit. If /they/ couldn’t work it out, what hope is there?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbxEaxUM9SE

If pro football were honest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2_pboioWf0

It delights me that advertisements like this one can be made and paid for. It means so much. The world isn’t dead. But here’s a thought: what if it /is/, and that’s the real future, and that’s Sarah Silverman?
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/07/watch-the-most-disturbing-ice.html

L.A. The fire last week.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/briannasacks/los-angeles-is-battling-the-biggest-wildfire-in-its-history

The icy finger of death.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/09/the-finger-of-death-that-fatally-freezes-its-victims/

Not photoshopped. Golfing in Oregon.
https://i.redd.it/5xcin759e4kz.jpg

Hurricane categories visually explained.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqfExHpvLRY

Clear. Got it.
https://i1.wp.com/theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/SnowflakeLogic.jpg

Cutting in line. (Don’t stop at the video. Read the entire comment thread.)
https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/6yey2c/cutting_in_line/

A valuable skill. What would a person with this kind of talent have done and been in any other era of human history?
http://dailyoftheday.com/skills-of-the-day-son-uva-digger-moonwalk/

Thrilling adventure in an abandoned factory. Kids break in and play with things. The power is still connected to the crane!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZZenL6yWcI

Hand-painted Ghanaian movie posters.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/these_amazing_hand-painted_ghanaian_horror_movie_posters_are_often_better_t

10 Burning Man photos. Then 20 more pages of photos just as amazing.
http://www.boredpanda.com/burning-man-2017/

Our sun, the heating system. Leave it where it is. It’s fine over there.
https://laughingsquid.com/what-happens-if-we-bring-the-sun-to-earth/

See, when /I/ see “Pumpkin Spice”, I think of the cute chubby Spice Sister. Remember the Spice Sisters? They were a singing group.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWWwmZ9RxxQ

And spin class.
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/07/watch-incredible-dancer-spins.html

Traish LaRue and the low-down, dirty, rotten, cornswogglin’, very bad day.

     “He remembered how nice the kids at Camp Half-Blood had been to him after the war with Kronos. Great job, Nico! Thanks for bringing the armies of the Underworld to save us! Everybody smiled. They all invited him to sit at their table. After about a week his welcome wore thin. Campers would jump when he walked up behind them. He would emerge from the shadows at the campfire, startle somebody and see the discomfort in their eyes: Are you still here? Why are you here? It didn’t help that immediately after the war Annabeth and Percy had started dating…” -Rick Riordan

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-09-01) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Barnaby Dixon’s latest puppet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUUtK9FFIt4

Parade costumes.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/Zineke-Parade-2004-05-08–16-06-57.jpg

Bulbous bouffant.
http://www.vintag.es/2017/08/35-interesting-vintage-snapshots-of.html

Pink and out of control.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BARAHLk-8dk

How justice works.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/41739-us-justice

How to be charming when talking about yourself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldmPgQZ52Ec

Stone carver carving.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXreKP-T5M0

1968 Eric Clapton interview.
https://laughingsquid.com/young-eric-clapton-demonstrates-unique-guitar-playing-style/

Street handpan musician.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7qXqnHUkag

Phil Tippett’s Mad God project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLKxoo9hO84

Faerie’s Aire and Death Waltz by John Stump, and some other sheet music he wrote, knowing it would be impossible ever to play.
http://socks-studio.com/2012/05/19/the-unplayable-score-faeries-aire-and-death-waltz-john-stump/

Faerie’s Aire and Death Waltz as written, played by computer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L7b3gi02ws

Smooth Criminal on barrel organ. In a woodpile.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ6aDLpWON8

An admirable stab at playing FA&DM with only two hands. In a house where this level of mastery is not considered as interesting as whatever’s going on in the kitchen. These must be the Tenenbaums, or the Glass family. Some genius amazing people. What do you suppose the others all know how to do?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPS8yqFBVcE

Maybe this is them a little later. “He doesn’t have enough hands. Let’s go help him out.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5FFYMe-MGE

The clear science.
http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/

Inside and outside.
https://vimeo.com/231498060

Gyroscopic public transportation.
http://nagonthelake.blogspot.ca/2017/08/gyroscopic-public-transportation.html

Nox Atacama.
https://vimeo.com/231516166

Deadpool, the musical.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptKgRecPi1I

God-Man. Hmph.
https://boingboing.net/2017/08/30/god-man-vs-the-menace-of-ooze.html

Meet Sophia.
https://theawesomer.com/meet-sophia-advanced-prototype/443439/

“You guys are insane. You wanta hit Featherstone’s joint?” “We don’t wanta hit Featherstone’s joint. We wanta hit all seven of his joints.”
https://vimeo.com/230559377

Rerun: bad acting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2BKT-8FD4s

Remember in /Harry and Tonto/ where Harry said he traveled in Maine coon cats? Here are Maine coon cats. Beautiful creatures.
http://picsinpics.com/photography/mythical-beasts-a-photographer-captures-stunning-portraits-of-maine-coon.html

Before and after.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/bikini_revisited

The walrus is doing a gang sign too, only it does it with its teeth. The whole walrus is being a giant forearm and the teeth are the fingers.
http://imgur.com/hadC9dI

Leonardo available.
http://www.archdaily.com/877729/the-british-library-releases-570-pages-of-leonardo-da-vincis-manuscripts-online

Okay, we’re just gonna put the plane down over there. There’s no problem, folks. Nothing to worry about. Just a precaution.
http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/08/31/11/45/russian-plane-flies-past-three-tornadoes-during-terrifying-descent

Cuoc thi mac trang phuc cho nguoi da khuat o Nhat Ban. I beg your pardon? Cuoc thi mac trang phuc cho nguoi da khuat o Nhat Ban. Oh! It’s right down the hall, just past the drinking fountain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cITdpwhoDdM

The figures of Chladni. They’re kind of like Rorschach Lissajous patterns.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/chladni-figures-1787/

A useful new electronic gizmo.
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/01/a-delightfully-odd-kinetic-sou.html

A mechanico-electrical organ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–sH0071ZDc

A more complicated musical instrument. It also has stepper motors in it, but they’re used in the opposite way: electricity pulse-spins them rather than the other way around.
https://theawesomer.com/tesla-coil-robot-orchestra/442183/

The origin story of a brave and resourceful character and her helper robot in a video game. Brave. Resourceful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tjcm_kI0n0

Arty bollocks generator. (Look for Generate Some Bollocks button.)
http://artybollocks.com/

Why did the kids put beans in their ears?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4836208/Boy-11-surgery-remove-26-magnets-penis.html

The punishment of luxury.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cU53wWb6UI

Same band, but Isotype.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp_Du6uO9V4

Unendurable line.
https://vimeo.com/231498722

Why not happy always.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWkq7btSQvs

Entropy.
http://dcist.com/2017/08/abandoned_postcards_poconos_catskills_animations.php

Accelerated entropy.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2017/08/30/the-rio-olympics-were-only-a-year-ago-but-the-venues-look-like-theyve-been-deserted-for-decades/

Objects.
https://www.theawl.com/2017/09/curious-objects-at-auction/

Life without stuff.
http://thecuriousbrain.com/?p=85739

Coming out as trans-whatever. Imagine having to have a separate bathroom for every one of these different kinds of people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMUl6w1efXI

Disturbing myth art.
https://dionisopunk.com/2017/08/18/surface/

I know it’s unusual. But really this doesn’t look any weirder to me than any other kind of makeup job. I have always shuddered inside at seeing a girl who’s plucked or shaved off her eyebrows and then drawn them back on with a grease pen. This has gone past that, all the way around to sort of okay again.
https://twitter.com/i/moments/902550170780536832

Fernando Botero’s cat-related art.
http://www.thegreatcat.org/the-cat-in-art-and-photos-2/cats-in-art-20th-century/fernando-botero-1932-present-colombian/

Ten.
https://www.theawl.com/2017/09/ten-reasons/

Generic millennial ad. “We shall brb as well.”
https://vimeo.com/231557692

Flooding elsewhere in the world, not just Texas. These lucky people have a /rhinoceros/ swimming in the street of /their/ drowned city.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/anupkaphle/south-asia-is-also-experiencing-the-worst-flooding-in

And I admired Maria Bamford before she became widely known, before the teevee series. Did you know that she grew up in Berlin in the 1930s? She doesn’t need the wiggly eyebrow makeup; she can do that with just the muscles under her regular eyebrows.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhjLXWQaXuw

The green eye of the little yellow god.

     “If you take the monsters’ point of view, everything they do makes perfect sense. You just have to think like a monster.” -Sy Montgomery

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-08-25) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Hallelujah on electric mbira.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9vUY3E1rGs

Cockatiel sings the theme to /My Neighbor Totoro/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7D-1RG-VRk

The green eye of the little yellow god.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj2xG6e218E

Breasts not busts. The link jumps you to just before Sherry Glaser speaks and it occurs to her, on perceiving herself to be ignored and disrespected, to draw away the curtains on her decolletage.
http://tinyurl.com/BreastsNotBusts

Robot forest restoration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04vtS9BCBho

Forever flying down into a fractal city.
https://vimeo.com/229380883

Deaf people teach us to swear properly. I am /so/ using this valuable knowledge from now on. I’m doing it right now, as soon as I finish typing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdOU3czs-NY

Neon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE728XmTa8Q

Work smarter, not harder.
http://portsherry.tumblr.com/post/163809279658/the-sucker-way-website-facebook-twitter

Read the story before you watch the video.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/08/24/for-the-record-5/

Silly robots.
https://vimeo.com/229854054

Constructing a single massive component of a Russian nuclear reactor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiOzQr67PBw

I’ll see your eclipse story and raise you.
http://boingboing.net/2017/08/23/video-of-the-international-spa.html

Sassy Trump.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLtD-NySxyH-VFn3jaJMMt100tSPQNc4On&v=9CXfgEoRZvA

Couldn’t.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/9/1687920/-Cartoon-Obama-couldn-t-have-done-this-crap

Yma dream.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdagPyHgfFg

Mario Lopez ‘cannot imagine’ life without his French bulldogs Julio and Juanita.
http://jezebel.com/even-the-dumbest-us-weekly-headlines-look-great-in-new-1798391244

Un-ka-pu-chi, Indian maiden Miss Potato Chip of 1953.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/potato_chip_queens

You’re not going to believe what I’m about to tell you.
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

The bellowphone.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/len_solomon_and_the_bellowphone

7.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/lustful_and_lush_paintings_depicting_the_seven_deadly_sins_by_gail_potocki

A particularly clever Rube Goldberg device.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhOhSYCnpj0

“Life is a waterslide where you die at the end.”
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_kids_are_not_alright_nasty_notes_death_threats_other_troubling_pieces_o

It’s just a ride. Bill Hicks, 1961-1994.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgzQuE1pR1w

 

Alarums and excursions.

     “A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.” –Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-08-18) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Nina Paley’s latest animated short subject.
https://vimeo.com/229516124

The best eclipse info video I’ve seen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wyx0HFtC8Qg

You are as cold as ice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWqmQKHP0kE

Rerun: Russian shaman lady, mistress of the mystical Jew’s harp.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeAp1fPt8Eg

Zell for defense! (Rocket-assisted jet launch tech.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCbegiIhLGg

Socialism is as American as apple pie. A comic-strip history lesson.
https://thenib.com/history-american-socialism

Abbreviated demo reel of Roger Deakins‘ cinematography.
https://vimeo.com/99589995

Slow-motion air view of Charlottesville Nazi lunatic car attack. Buildings are kind of in the way.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jEGtOub9n0&t=0m20s

Here, this helps to understand:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxzSXRs_5Pg

…And the view from behind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7FPmojhEeE

Domino-setting machine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1-wU9NgsV4
https://youtube.com/watch?v=OmuXFW3UXN0&list=PLlmanLwB_9w9pFXN1CypNONSCgBV8zdQx

250,000 dominoes. At the end they introduce the team who set them up. You’ve seen these kids before.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0jeohWnmAQ

It’s called a Trautonium.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tQQEChMq1A

Say you’re the cymbal player in a school band and one of the cymbals falls off the strap. On the one hand, I know he’s just saluting the flag, but on the other hand, see how he’s pressed every button on the bass drummer’s attraction index. She’s amused, impressed, everything. Afterward, who knows what will develop between them? Maybe in the band room, after everyone’s gone home, on a pile of band uniforms. The smell of cotton dust and brass polish. Faint rumble of a truck going by on the highway in the night. Air. Salt sweat. Maybe a little blood.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opiMHTaUEaA

Lurid pulp cover art. My favorite: /Nympho Librarian/. It’s mainly her glasses, but also that her sex victim will not give up the book. Also, /Zora: Il collezioniste de testa/. And of course, /Odds Against Linda/, for the expression on Linda’s face. She’s hanging by her tied-up hands, and she’s like, “Again? Eh, phht, whatever.” And any of the ones with clean-shaven Nazis getting kicked in the nose.
https://www.pinterest.com/muckney/lurid-pulp/

(Lt.) Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/17/Amazing-Stories-From-Space-Did-You-Hear-The-One-About-The-Facehuggers/

Liana Finck is a cartoonist both in and of real life. Meaning, like Mervin Gilbert, she’s a great cartoonist because in real life she is a cartoon character.
https://www.theawl.com/2017/08/the-worlds-most-horrid-people/

Jupiter. (Click on image to effectuate embiggification.) The article about this says north is to the left, which is weird because I always thought of the Great Red Spot as being like Jupiter’s Australia. Hmm.
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia21778.png

Magic carpet ride.
http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2017/08/carpet-ride-musical-remix-of-disneys.html

So, we know this is a trick. What about all the historical miracles, then? Are they tricks?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJgxEr28Iyo

How to make Japanese shiny mud balls.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/18/How-To-Make-Hikaru-Dorodango-Shiny-Mud-Balls/

Contact juggling accompanied by bass and accordion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5MqvtiHpOw

Contact juggling with running around and leaping over chairs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2B_d51vmI0

Kendama, the traditional Japanese cup ball toy. Nobody calls it the Japanese yo-yo. Anymore.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFiiXkonsXY

An architect’s dream.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/08/16/an-architects-dream/

The last peaceful place on earth.
https://vimeo.com/229014189

The beachcomber bar. I can see a place like this taking off in Fort Bragg.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J41z8vd2b6w

The problem with bulk food. The advantage is: you don’t have to worry about rats or mice. The disadvantage is: yeeech.
https://gfycat.com/UniformEthicalJapanesebeetle

The future of commerce.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3rGPXXk8VE

Good Vibrations broken down musically.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPcPkc6KD7k

A dance to spring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hoL93tEkrM

Immortal Vespa (the opera). “Farty toffee makes me smoke. Farty, bossy mother in law.”
http://www.cmuse.org/this-soprano-has-no-idea-her-aria-is-being-translated-behind-her-back/

I’ll be watching you.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c8/Caterpillar_of_a_Dryandra_Moth.jpg

Ladies and gentlemen, the master race:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4778718/Five-self-proclaimed-neo-Nazis-arrested-cesspool-home.html

Cross-linguistic onomatopoeias. Easy for you to say.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-linguistic_onomatopoeias

So that’s four bwaas, then, or five? Five bwaas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAOdjqyG37A

Port of Amsterdam. Free college, free health care, sensible drug and prostitution laws, decent social security all around, and a million little boats. Yay, Netherlands!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePDoCPi06rk

What to do in case of nuclear war. 1. Don’t look. 3. Lie flat on the ground. 9. Wash your hair, but don’t use conditioner “because it will bind radioactive material to your hair.” 10. Blow your nose. So, basically, just common sense. Also, it doesn’t say, but don’t scratch at where the flesh is coming loose; that just makes it all fall off at once.
http://tinyurl.com/yb2b85rv

I like the paneling and the linoleum. And the kind of singing. I know people who can do it like that, but I can’t. I can’t make the Scottish/Spanish/Swedish rolling-R sound either.
http://www.avclub.com/v/6147

Man shoots video by holding phone out window of airplane. Air blows phone out of man’s hand. Phone, still recording, falls to earth on someone’s leaf-strewn lawn. Peaceful minutes pass. At 7:20 in the recording, homeowner rakes up phone. “Hup! Air zher phone. How’d the hail it git down there?” “Ish dadda gaddub… This ain’t mah phone!” “Awd ain’t?” “Nar. Mahn’s in mah pockit.” “Wash dara gah’dem.” “Gart recawerding owen too.” “Ho.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJxCuAUsKzE

Sure, go ahead, put your precious children in the giant food processor. It makes perfect sense.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GRuaCYd_lg

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

Tornado peels houses into bits and vacuums DNA-like trails of resulting debris up into the sky.
http://imgur.com/WnH7Ymw

Dresses.
https://laughingsquid.com/flowing-dresses-showcased-gorgeous-against-backdrops/

Farpoint Station.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d3/Passion_Vine_NBG_LR.jpg

Miata engine stop-o-mation dismantlement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77WmGcR3yUA

“Good day, sir. Soap? Of course.” Then, “No soap for you. Not in this town.” (That’s the robot voice I imagine it speaking in.)
https://twitter.com/nke_ise

Chase. A short video showing how this is like that.
https://vimeo.com/229457692

An ad for flying robot machine guns. What could possibly go wrong?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaTW8uAo_6s

The Onion explains the Iraeli-Palestinian conflict.
http://www.theonion.com/video/onion-explains-israeli-palestinian-conflict-50962

“Other less-plausible theories involve aliens, secret weapons gone awry, and a murder-suicide pact.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3_jZc3OhT0

And, a lazy paddle-pole through an abandoned ship resting on the bottom. With slightly distracting camera-angle-foreshortened ice-cream-cone legs, tattoo on right arm(,) (Oxford comma) and giant perfectly spherical belly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wItr2jnnhK4

Ritual of Chüd.

     “My point, once again, is not that those ancient people told literal stories and we are now smart enough to take them symbolically, but that they told them symbolically, and we are now dumb enough to take them literally.” -John Dominic Crossan

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-08-11) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

*Technical problems meant that a great deal of this show was not even going out on the air on either KNYO or KMEC. Still, I persevered. The recording is complete, and it’s a pretty good show. Lots of local writing and valuable information.

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

What happens just before showtime at the Metropolitan Opera.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdUScE7VZq8

We all know what memories can bring, they bring dominoes and fire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIyiGrMt0BI

This cat had some grass in its beezer
Which made it a sad little sneezer.
To quiet the fuss
And mucus and pus
The man pulled it out with a tweezer.
https://imgur.com/gallery/l24ns

Illusions.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/search/label/optical%20illusions

Art.
http://illusion.scene360.com/art/106554/el-gato-chimney/

Phenakistoscopical boxers.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phenakistoscope_3g07692a.gif

The incredible praying mantis.
http://twistedsifter.com/2011/11/the-praying-mantis-facts-photos/

Rocket themed products. (I especially like the coffee table.)
http://www.crookedbrains.net/2017/08/best-rocket-themed-products.html

The chemical spellbinding and bedevilment of semen. “The Number 1 cause of death for females ages 15-59 worldwide is males. More specifically, women ages 15-59 die in this world primarily as a result of being fucked by males.”
https://trustyourperceptions.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/semen-mens-chemical-war-against-women-part-i-male-chemical-munitions-what-semen-does-to-females/

The judgment of Janet. This reminds me of the last scene in Lars von Trier’s /Dogville/.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-judgment-of-janet.html

This is the first chapter in a proposed much longer project about a weapons program.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_4Qqnlpi-s

Learning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MhQJNUIYoo

Flying to McDonald’s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvQ9DjJNal0

Boom, like that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjtwmypFe1c

HALT! No strong reds! Confusion.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/08/pasta-halt.html

Spectropia.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/spectropia_the_popular_19th-century_method_of_conjuring_demons_and_ghosts

Stupid design.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBhe0Mz6ah0

Stupid design.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfeQvbIFBks

Fun with statues.
http://pics.sixpacktech.com/2017/08/06/fun-with-statues/

The language of pussy. Don’t touch me there. Feed me. Etc.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/cat-dictionary-lessons-pussy-and-her-language

Routine job.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPtgsM7U87A

This is something like what the space marine woman in /Aliens/ (Alien 2) imagined they were after when she cocked her gun and flippantly dismissed the danger by saying, “It’s just another bug hunt.” It’s never just another bug hunt.
http://www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/species/m/megalograptus.html

Can you hear the difference between a $62 violin and a $462,000 violin?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HotrHNXwpE

Everybody’s pants now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OApLDOqLymw&feature=youtu.be

And the perfect flamingo desktop image. Cover the world. (Juanita has a certificate in exotic animal handling, and she told me once that, just in terms of behavior, you can consider a flamingo a goose.)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f6/James’s_Flamingo_mating_ritual.jpg

The difference between the way it feels and the way it looks.

     “There’d been six of us at the outset, but after Smythe took a poisoned dart to the chest, Buddlestone fell from the top of a cliff, Stevens and Mayhew were swallowed by quicksand, and Tait-Harris was eaten by ants, only I remained to bring you our amazing tale.” -Anna McDougal

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-08-04) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Nighthawks in adequately high resolution. (Click on image to magnify, then navigate with arrow keys.) Up close it’s not so simple.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/Nighthawks_by_Edward_Hopper_1942.jpg

So beautiful even though all those printed plastic signs replaced neon tubes. Imagine this scene lit by real neon signs.
http://imgur.com/JTlpyQ1

Auroras up close. (You might have to click somewhere on the video for the sound to go on. In Firefox I had to.)
https://twitter.com/Raymond_Federle/status/886402837923721218

Mars up close. View the gallery.
http://newatlas.com/fifth-anniversary-curiosity-mars-rover/50762/

Moses supposes his toeses are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=byAfC5yW_hw

Rerun: Old movie dance scenes cut to /Uptown Funk/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1F0lBnsnkE

Teenage fashion of the 1980s.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/girls_just_wanna_have_fun_teenage_fashion_of_the_1980s

Plastic girls.
https://vimeo.com/226888246

Living posing machines. (Firefox would not play the videos. Chrome did, though.)
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/03/Proof-That-Chinese-Models-Are-The-Fastest-Models-In-The-World/

Amusing military prop photos of the past.
http://mashable.com/2017/07/30/military-prop-photos

Apparently doing this was a huge fad last year, with millions of people involved, and I only just now found out about it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptWWWqkpSj4

“Designed to create hours of fun and excitement when on your next shooting adventure.” The pistol is pointing all over the map. If the intent is to kill or maim everyone in an uncontrollable spray-cone of destruction, why not just make the pistol bore bigger and use a single shotgun shell? That would be: POW, ten shots all at once in a thousandth of a second and no batteries required. Also, and I can’t stress this enough, the tougher people think they look waving a gun around, whether for show or in earnest, the more of a coward and a pussy they are.
http://boingboing.net/2017/08/03/robofinger.html

Any playground anywhere. There are always gonna be two kids who have a problem with each other.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6ZHvNDvHd8

Culture.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoMtgkRbhD0

Eyebrow-waggling pop German crap in an exploding U-boat. Really. And /OLE!/ at the end!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXOnAd5vQ5E

Face-mapping demo art piece. Too short.
https://vimeo.com/210599507

Thrillingly attractive antique motorcycles. Even considered only as sculpture, or only for the names of them. I’ll take any one of the Clevelands, I think, or the 1906 Thor, or the Flying Merkel.
http://newatlas.com/motorcycles-2017-monterey-car-week-auctions/50663/

Art.
http://robotmafia.com/reverie-new-illustrations-by-boris-pelcer/

Art.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_surreal_x-rated_art_of_gerard_gachet

Films of Suzan Pitt.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_films_of_suzan_pitt

Infinite foods.
https://konczakowski.tumblr.com/post/145783068839/sushi-roll

Towers of Bologna.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/08/the-towers-of-bologna.html

Nature is reclaiming Fukushima.
http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2017/08/01/nature-is-reclaiming-fukushimas-abandoned-areas/

An ad for Milky Shot, whatever that is.
https://vimeo.com/227718208

An ad for a kind of German backhoe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBMUvAUPTGM

Butts in their natural habitat, just being butts, not selling beer or guns or motorcycles or anything. Still, some people have a problem with that.
http://pics.sixpacktech.com/2017/08/02/humpday-heinies-16/

Ride the steamroller Doris Day likes!
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/road_roller_endorsed_by_doris_day

A really effective political ad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPHaW2775Bg

5-minute time-lapse Harley-Davidson engine rebuild.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft3GUzuo_AM

Nature and cityscape time-lapse film. (At 1:57 there’s the Griffith Observatory. The telescopic lens, looking downward from the hills, makes the buildings in the background look falsely close.)
https://vimeo.com/50061391

This is more what it looks like when you’re really there.
https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_section/public/media/Culture/Museums%20%26%20Galleries/griffith-observatory-daytime-view.jpg

The fears.
http://www.lostateminor.com/2017/08/02/fran-krause-turns-your-darkest-fears-into-hilarious-comic-strips/

And we’ve all been in some analog of this place. I like the brave little girl who steps up, steels herself for the task (“Okay, let’s do this!”) and goes for it! But I equally like the sensible woman who looks over the edge, says, /Fuck that!/ and climbs back down the ladder. And the tall seemingly determined boy who practically defies the laws of physics to change his mind. And the way they all talk to themselves to make or confirm their decision to go or not. (“No,” a woman whispers, “I don’t have the guts.” But then…!) And Linus and Frida, who discuss it and negotiate about it, whether if one goes the other will actually go, and Frida admits that if Linus jumps she might weasel out of their deal if she sees that “an arm flies off, or something”; they’re so easy with each other; they’ll be happy together the rest of their lives. I give up, I like them all. This is so moving, revealing, human. What a great project, to remind us of the important difference between the way something feels and the way it looks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8-Oc_TOPDI

Push. A short suspenseful film.
https://vimeo.com/222598647

Hell for Hell.
http://www.extrafabulouscomics.com/comic/398/

After the exorcism. Because the job isn’t done until the paperwork is done.
http://www.mrlovenstein.com/comic/895#comic

Nature says FUUUUUUUH! Or KHAAAAN! Or maybe it’s just burping like a boss.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Peacock_calling.jpg

Baby octopockle.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/37798763@N03/3477176605/in/photostream/

Heart story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2REkk9SCRn0

This woman has a pet goldfish that likes to play and be petted and held like a puppy does.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVnE9o5Uxik

Well, now.
http://www.amyoops.com/2017/07/hi-there.html#axzz4oMA4JNjZ

Rhino Road.
https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/status/893165846251454464

Salvador Dali /Impressions of Upper Mongolia/. Full film. English subtitles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJk-DzMvVzE

Grateful Dead/Steely Dan conversion chart.
https://www.steelydan.com/deadtodan.html

Impressive street bass guy with a looping pedal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_KoWlVkkQc

Also you might remember this guy too. It isn’t just that a bassist might be a great musician, it’s that this requires tremendous strength. This guy could probably crack walnuts between his fingers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeAECmaJ7Ms

Green-beard guy plays guitar on piano.
https://theawesomer.com/sweet-piano-of-mine/438145/

Giant puppet spider and fire dragon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Mufk0B9AE&t=4m48s

A simple physics toy.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BXBBxoTFApY/

The test.
https://www.geeksaresexy.net/2017/07/27/the-test-comic/

Stay for the wailing NOOOOO! and gnashing of teeth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rtEjlpP60M

The Socratic guarantee.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/196

Splitting the stone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBMcMGBhUVk

The once-future of photographic portraiture. It’s done with mirrors.
http://mashable.com/2017/07/01/photo-multigraphs

The 2017 EyeEm photography finalists. “Keep scrolling to see all photos, or jump directly to a category.”
https://www.eyeem.com/awards/finalists/

Thousands of old comic books to read for free. Includes Slave Girl Comics, Space Mouse, Space Detective, Adventures In Space –lots of ones about things in and of space, Murderous Gangsters!, White Princess of the Jungle, Horror Doom, Medical Romance, etc. and so forth. Literally a lifetime supply of this stuff.
http://comicbookplus.com/?cbplus=categories

“Turns out, it’s genetic.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ua-WVg1SsA

Fun Dune activity book.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/these_odd_dune_coloring_books_adapted_from_the_david_lynch_film_are_brilli

Naughty art nuns.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/naughty_nuns_vintage_nun_porn_from_the_classic_tale_the_nun_more_nsfw_or_ch

Some facts about the human body. For instance: “During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.” And, “Your body has enough iron in it to make a three-inch-long nail.”
http://www.amyoops.com/2017/07/30-weirdly-fascinating-health-body-facts.html

Explanation of benefits.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/41514-explanation-of-benefits

The village sniper.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHYC4ekzg60

Mister Rogers death metal intro.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUY_ObcLtOk

I love this. It’s like the scene with Nolan and Irisa at the beginning of the first episode of /Defiance/, except this is a real father and daughter and not just people in a story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfp5s6sdOeM

Metalized nylon decorative balloons are conductive and can short-circuit power lines. Then, once an arc starts, /air/ is conductive. Then the transformer explodes.
https://theawesomer.com/balloon-boom/438828/

And an odd result of lightning. It seems to rip up the bottom of the river. Can you think of why it might have happened this way?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EWeXPJpSYE

Scaramucci, Scaramucci, will you do the fandango.

     “The best thing I’ve figured out is to just let things get really awful and wait for the joke. There’s always a joke lurking in the darkest shit.” –Steve Almond

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-07-28) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

First contact.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/41413-first-contact

Watch this short video of detected earthquakes in Oklahoma since 2004 and take a guess when fracking really started up in earnest. Then see The Two Jakes (sequel to Chinatown).
https://twitter.com/USGS_Oklahoma/status/888138239109890049

Now that the Barnum & Baily Circus is no more, here are some pictures of it.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/gabrielsanchez/this-is-what-over-100-years-of-circus-history-looks-like

The Florida Trio rag doll act.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR0Thfssutk

Its a fact.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=072317

You don’t have to love your body.
https://ihavenoteeth.com/2015/08/13/you-dont-have-to-love-your-body/

A slow-food movement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSZd33awqQk

Bec Hill visually translates Edith Piaf.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTH9MKiYvM0

Monster.
https://clips.twitch.tv/StylishScrumptiousBobaTheTarFu

Paul Whiteman’s TV Teen Club.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/paul_whitemans_tv_teen_club

Pride of place.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/amusing_vintage_photos_of_people_posing_with_their_tv_sets

Energy-absorbing baseball tech.
https://www.reddit.com/r/instant_regret/comments/6pbhi1/let_me_catch_this_foul_with_my_nachos_and_beer/

Optimistic nihilism.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBRqu0YOH14

Extinguished.
https://vimeo.com/213947174

How to make friends.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fteZSLvatHY

Jane Zhang sings the Plava Laguna song from The Fifth Element without any sound processing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBenttZUT7A

Here’s a charming Ukrainian young lady doing the same thing. It sounds /rounder/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QfjDnWndwc

Mr. Fish. Reaction.
https://i1.wp.com/theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/NoTrans.jpg

In Strong Language, a weblog about swearing.
https://stronglang.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/global-autofellation-with-the-mooch/

Schlager, a medley of which. This is a rare example of video actually /benefiting/ from aspect ratio distortion, though it would be even further improved by random fluctuation in the aspect ratio. I think I’ll do that and show you next week.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI3lfSywqpQ

Counting to ten then tearing out your unprotected throat. Seven. Eight. Nine.
https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/07/21/business/22WEALTH1/22WEALTH1-superJumbo.jpg

Battle simulations. Jedi knights against Medieval foot soldiers in different configurations.
http://www.avclub.com/article/lets-watch-couple-hundred-jedi-kick-600000-medieva-258676

8-part animation.
https://vimeo.com/223268034

My favorite out of all these posters is: 20,000 Leagues (Of Their Own) Under the Sea.
http://www.fark.com/comments/9669173

If.
https://ukiahcommunityblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/christian-crock/

Turtles all the way down.
http://tinyurl.com/y6uqylhq

Stairs all the way up.
http://dornob.com/stairway-to-heaven-infinite-staircase-disappears-into-sky/

“The Heart of Man; Either a Temple of God, or a Habitation of Satan; Represented in Ten Emblematical Figures (1851).”
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-heart-of-man-1851/

Molten metal squirtgun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UYe8mxqKOM

And that’s it. Think of this when your friends try to drag you onto some obviously crazy ride. “Come on! You’ll have fun! Don’t be a chicken!” I’d rather live on my feet than die chopped in half and flying through air scented with diesel generator soot, teenage deodorant and fair-food vomit. I’ll be in the exhibit hall appreciating the competitive macrame and the giant six-foot-wide surrealistic San Francisco made of toothpicks and bread dough. And Star Wars airplanes made of Legos. And paintings of a cat sleeping on a horse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpAPheESSVc

White punks on dope.

     “Oy! A cat made of lead cannot fly!”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-07-21) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

India as roller-coaster.
https://vimeo.com/218508470

Life.
https://vimeo.com/225096884

Pluto flyover constructed of data from the New Horizons probe.
http://newatlas.com/pluto-charon-flyover-video-nasa/50504/

Levitating bird.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/Levitating-Bird/

Hummingbirds in slow motion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtUQ_pz5wlo

Evelyn Hayes, Celery Queen.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/celery_bikini

There’s a long history of symbolic celery in pinup art. Here’s James Lileks’ paean to Art Frahm, master of this. (Click on the title image to enter.)
http://www.lileks.com/institute/frahm/

Useful information about how to survive a grenade. Hint: don’t be in a swimming pool with it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4DnuQOtA8E

Toy rocket engine burning in a fish tank in slow motion.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czwBWB5u6Hg&t=3m21s

You can’t even.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRYv_2JRCT0

Spectacular result of car crash into power pole with the lines left live. This is immensely dangerous. Everybody in the video seems to feel safe staying back just a little bit, but all the affected overhead lines are ready to come down. Nobody is safe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ya5O0AQXGo

The world’s largest single firework.
https://imgur.com/C9avGLR

Extreme scooting.
https://imgur.com/RiLefuu

Balance.
https://www.reddit.com/r/BeAmazed/comments/6kztog/dudes_got_some_balance/

A long little doggy getting along.
http://imgur.com/rTKTNin

From Georgia Tech, a new needlessly complicated kind of steps that they say is “easier to use” than the old-as-dirt kind, but either way, up or down, you’d forget it was the new kind and step on it and trip and hit your head on the floor and wrench your back so, if that’s what they were shooting for, then great.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgwKoo9J410

Seeing from underneath.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOu136Y9lBQ

Seeing from up above.
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/rocket-launches-look-even-cooler-from-space-1797096516

It’s Slinky, it’s Slinky.
http://gizmodo.com/5919685/a-slinky-falling-in-slow-mo-is-totally-hypnotizing

Eclipses explained right.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNH3akWXaV8

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

Enra: Japanese motion graphics dance group.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0813gcZ1Uw8

French jazz dance party. So happy and fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpeUnWrteQM

Wo ai ni, Grandpa.
http://theslot.jezebel.com/the-most-batshit-excerpts-from-that-trump-nyt-interview-1797086287

/Again/ with the brachistochrone race-to-the-bottom thing?
http://curiosamathematica.tumblr.com/post/92414882714/the-brachistochrone-this-animation-is-about-one

Impossible bottles.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/40339069/Impossible-Bottles-2

Idea generator.
http://ideagenerator.creativitygames.net/

Common mistakes guitarists make. (My favorite: flashy guitar flip without strap locks.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TWXVPaIjIc

“But because the cameras are programmed to capture the 30 seconds prior to activation, the officer’s actions before returning from the alley were recorded.” The officer will be more careful and count to 30 next time.
http://boingboing.net/2017/07/19/video-appears-to-show-baltimor.html

Alex Jones’ loony rants turned into an indie folk song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWd6XgBVIcg

Had a kind of poetry to it, sir.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_aLESDql1U

100 amateur evil laughs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT9QippLtyI

Professional evil laughs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpV9bueEZC8

Alan Tudyk in Firefly: “Mine is an evil laugh. Now DIE!” If you start at the beginning (“Yes, yes, this is a fertile land and we will thrive…”), 20 million Firefly fans can finish it for you. Try it in a room full of people and see.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znxFrgql5dc

A thrilling Hondacar ad. I still call them Hondacars, anyway. And I pronounce Civic /chee-VEECH/, the way they used to do in the Old Country back east, just like downtown.
https://vimeo.com/225845920

Dream inequality.
http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/dream-inequality

Vintage (1960s) stripper portraits.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/vintage_stripper_portraits_from_1960s

“With my poodles.”
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/194

Hello, tilt-shift Helsinki, most livable teensy city in the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYTAKFnaszg

Artist couple’s post-apocalyptic dioramas. “Cleaner than the real living room, sad to say.” Stick with this to the end; it’s lovely, though I don’t fully understand why one of them takes all the credit and the other one, whose work is essential to the project, is fine with that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBpMXuzHR3I

Architect’s model of Star Wars Land.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP1jcbPRxc8

How much can you see at once?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxhxL1LzKww

One thing at a time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAD4LSeQ70w

Realistic car chase scene made of RC cars and a cardboard town.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DapPl0lD_9s

Andreas Almstrom added sound to last week’s demo reel of AI learning locomotion. It’s way better this way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itACOKJHYmw

Big.
http://pics.sixpacktech.com/2017/07/15/an-old-gallery-entitled-large-from-april-09/

Interesting music video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKbcbxaD-Co

Money made into tinkertoys by means of cutting slots in it.
http://themindcircle.com/robert-wechsler-money-coin-sculptures/

Bone music. Western music smuggled into mid-20th-century USSR cut and pressed into used X-ray film.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMCCYnDvpJQ

The black glove.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/toilet_tissue_illness

Yes, that is exactly why everything is bad.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=072117

All the deaths in all of Game of Thrones, so far.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22EcsXOJSfg

The singing Samoyeds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkeyV6lUwuU

And the way whales sleep.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/07/the-way-sperm-whales-sleep.html

Ouch! O, foolish bee! (The Ballad of Traish LaRue.)

     “Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.” -Virginia Woolf

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-07-14) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

Scott and Alex and Zeke called, and T.J. and Ellen and Carl showed up, and even so I managed to read everything I brought  to read and also play an especially wonderful episode of Murder at Midnight (at about 3:30am). A few operator errors and erratic levels, distortion here and there, both sonic and factual, but nothing of a deal-breaker nature. Disturbing revelations. Titillating romantic polyhedra. Surprises, thrills, a soothing panoramic zoom and swoosh around and through a forest of information. It’s almost as if you were there.

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

The trailer for a new feature-length time-lapse movie called Awaken. Something like Koyaanisqatsi and its sequels, but rather about things going right instead of everything going wrong.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9GJSV3IZPo

Indonesian avocado ice cream ad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t33AOCqW0w

Which Fleet enema is right for you? Test and compare.
http://www.fleetlabs.com/type/enemas/

You got to haz a dream. If you don’t haz a dream, how you gonna haz a dream come true?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqpLzQdqNu0

More thumb.
https://vimeo.com/220291411

Spotting a wasp in slow motion.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/07/spotting-a-wasp-in-slo-mo/

AI movie poster generator.
http://mickstorm.com/

All true. This is the real world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsRktXy2qGA

And this. (Weegee.)
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/through_a_lens_darkly_weegees_death_disaster

And this. (Jupiter.)
http://mentalfloss.com/article/502739/heres-closest-view-jupiters-great-red-spot-humans-have-ever-seen

And this is not. And soon there won’t be any way to tell the difference.
http://www.nerdcore.de/2017/07/12/synthesizing-obama-from-audio/

Brewer’s yeast plus jellyfish DNA make fluorescent beer. But I’ll bet it still tastes as disgusting as regular beer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNDniWsTadI

What makes children different.
http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2017/06/what-makes-children-different.html

A bizarre fact of corgi-dogs.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/07/crossing-a-corgi-with-any-other-dog-breed/

Hand painting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzA9HEagCcs

I wrecked your toilet.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/07/sorry-bout-that-2/

Land of Islam. “Farewell, thou ancient land of the Moors.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVUzdrrM53o

Disney on Ice.
http://bizarro.com/comics/september-6-2012/

Hole.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E39GIysMevQ

Doctor.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/07/bedside-manner.html

So cool! If I had some money, I’d be all like, /Shut up and take my money./ But I’d have to have just a ridiculous amount of money to say that, because this is 25,000 smackeroonies. I know, right? (That’s something like how the kids all talk now.)
https://www.liftfoils.com/

 

On that train, all graphite and glitter, undersea by rail.

     “Just because a heart is a jet-ski doesn’t mean a jet-ski is a heart.” -InspiroBot

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-07-07) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

Things went rather well until about 2:15am, when Comcast power-cycled my cable modem at Juanita’s and knocked me off the air in Fort Bragg for 7 minutes and off the air in Ukiah for the rest of the show. They do that for maintenance once in awhile, always at a time when they think nobody will notice or care. This is only the second time it’s happened during my show in several months, but /harrumph/. I’ll be stepping through an automated phone tree to have a stern word with one of Comcast’s tech-support representatives in a vast yammering boiler room in Mumbai, see if I don’t!

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

God. Volume 1: Serengeti.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1_HfhtB5eo

John Prine and Iris Dement singing /In Spite of Ourselves/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5axlwCBXC8

Can you tell real news from fake news? Find out.
http://factitious.augamestudio.com/#/

Everybody loved the Atomic Age bullet-brassiere photospread last week. So here’s some more.
http://www.vintag.es/2017/06/bullet-bra-indispensable-underwear-for.html

I saw this and realized that this is what we’re all trying to do for each other all the time. And what’s wrong with that? Happy is happy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGz8wk4EgMM

Japanese playground equipment at night.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/06/photos-of-japanese-playground-equipment-at-night-by-kito-fujio/

A slideshow of anamorphic car park signage.
http://axelpeemoeller.com/eureka-tower-carpark/

Be yourself.
http://www.extrafabulouscomics.com/comic/394/

Or be the sexy French teacher you always dreamed about.
https://www.si.com/swim-daily/2015/07/14/rose-bertram-french-phrases-every-man-should-know

Or give up on this disappointing world and travel to an alternate one that might work out better for you. There’s a potato involved.
http://thelongearth.wikia.com/wiki/Stepper_Boxes

Meanwhile, in waking life, Giovanna Parascandolo rebuilds a Fiat 500 motor in four minutes.
https://theawesomer.com/rebuilding-a-fiat-500-engine/394199/

Color photos of Japan after WW2. Not a lot of motor vehicles.
http://www.vintag.es/2017/03/japan-just-after-wwii-rare-color-photos.html

Mountain trip to Japan. 1959. (Including 1953.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GifPCmnBBio

“That’s the way I like to live my life. I know everything’s gonna be just fine.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c1NJQ0UP_Q

The other life. Johanne.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTSXhE7bQko

Deep. Amazing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMyRfIpNvPs

Rerun: “When a grid’s misaligned with another behind, that’s a moire.”
http://imgur.com/gallery/j5EF7eq

And further fascinating mathematical looping GIFs. (It might take a minute or more for the page to fully load.)
http://work.eriksoderberg.se/Fractal-Experience-Part-2

Notice that apparently it doesn’t have to be an equilateral or a right triangle. For extra credit: would it work if it was either of those?
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/797627751851323392

Beloved green Mrs Grotbags is dead. Who was Mrs Grotbags, you say? Here, look:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb2HDWxe2EQ

A brave film about puppets in bed, from the era when that could still land you in prison.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/let_my_puppets_come_the_1976_puppet_porn_that_nobody_asked_for_but_we_got_a

They should have just gone with the marionette. Clearly the woman didn’t want to do it. You want to help, but what can you do?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZjf21ZFNAQ

See? Like this. “Don’t force me to experience things.” I can’t stress this enough.
https://laughingsquid.com/stop-forcing-me-to-experience-things/

What turns you on?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yGlmotaH8w

How about talent and stage presence? (Warning: loud.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-WKOeZLfBE

Yes, how /about/ talent and stage presence?
https://vimeo.com/82395449

Family patriotiporn. (Captain Americat is my favorite, though the poor thing seems uncomfortable.)
http://worldwideinterweb.com/the-25-most-american-family-photos-ever-gallery/

Magical realism.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/sex_symbolism_and_myth_in_the_sensuous_art_of_gabriel_grun

It’s good to have a system.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=070617

Guide to the races of Star Trek.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2XOLoeBPEk

Pussy Riot says make America great again. This is from last year, but it’s still fresh.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-bKFo30o2o

Fireworks fails. (A misnomer. The fireworks are functioning as designed. It’s the genes that are failing here.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhZ51HI3CQo

Pro car-stunt guy explains some car stunts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i9Rpb_QViM

Impressive simulated 3D environment, done with projectors in a mostly featureless white room. If I understand this correctly, the demo is optimized for the camera location, though I think the point of view can be set for the user’s head.
https://theawesomer.com/mixed-reality-room/433799/

The roller coaster that only goes up.
http://catandgirl.com/high-life/

Rerun: On a plate.
http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/the-pencilsword-on-a-plate

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/07/crowd-sings-along.html

Club pipers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wAVVEfXO9k

Vice president Mike Pence visits NASA facility, touches something.
http://www.saukvalley.com/_internal/cimg!0/3nz297igjgesep23eor0btjxersiufq

“Please become a squee-ah shape, please. Please become a squee-ah shape, please.”
http://boingboing.net/2017/07/07/psychic-makes-cloud-square.html

“Art Clokey’s first film, Gumbasia (say gum-buh-SEE-uh) inspired and financed Gumby on the Moon, the pilot episode for the Gumby show.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaZzRUc2C0A

InspiroBot generates endless photographic inspirational posters for your cubicle, if there were still lots of cubicle jobs to fall back on, which there aren’t, so pick one and put it up in the bathroom. (My favorite so far: “Make it so that a stranger gets scared every day.” Or maybe: “If we lose our right to be secretive about wild animals, we might as well strangle democracy.” Or: “Don’t expand your consciousness, just divide and conquer.” Or: “A kiss can sometimes be like a mother on speed.” Or: “Most people become hot dog vendors because it gives them soft skin.” Or: “Just because a heart is a jet-ski doesn’t mean that a jet-ski is a heart.” That is so and true. Okay. Stopping now.)
http://inspirobot.me/

Bad Bunny.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/bad_bunny_true_childrens_stories_of_violent_drug-fueled_family_life_present

And Scott Peterson’s story that I read during the show, but in its original illustrated format. It’s a PDF file.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxf2TM2uxGxFZlVObTQwNE1aT0E/view

Hissing and beeping and thrashing their mighty tails.

     “The various fairy tales can only coexist peacefully when their adherents recognize them as metaphors.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-06-30) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Remember the increasingly startlingly weird Louis Wain cat paintings done over the course of going mad? He didn’t just paint; he made ceramic objects too and painted on /them/. Talented busy going-mad guy.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/forget_louis_wains_psychedelic_cats_here_are_his_crazy_cubist_ceramics

Alexander Graham Bell’s kites.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/alexander-graham-bells-tetrahedral-kites-1903-9/

Super-champion taxidermers. Taxidermios. Taxidons. Whatever. This young scientist’s enthusiasm is a thing of beauty.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn6heiOkloE

If Minecraft animals walked the earth.
http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2017/06/if-minecraft-animals-walked-earth.html

Good question. Why /would/ there be any doctors here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR9a-zxtS5A

My shot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEX80FNMOfE

Magdalen Berns vs. Riley J. Dennis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOqbwWymcTo

Interesting reaction demos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sinQ06YzbJI

Rerun: Det Satan Club.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZsYEGmhEbc

The ladies.
http://www.vintag.es/2017/06/50s-ladies-in-kodachromes-looking-back.html

I would call these /nose cars/. Twenty years ago there was a band –a pretty good band– called Big Drill Car. Maybe they were thinking of something like this.
http://jalopnik.com/the-cold-war-was-once-fought-with-bonkers-concept-cars-1796380341

Tubes.
https://vimeo.com/222675850

Inflatable sex suits of the future. I’m not sure why they call them sex suits. It’s just what they’re called, I guess.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/loving_the_alien_bizarre_futuristic_inflatable_latex_sex_suits_that_are_out

Everybody makes a mistake once in awhile.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiPjXrMn3Mo

Immigrants.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_35a7sn6ds

Square with four circles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vsd9OKDfmOA

Robot art classroom. “I’ve never had my portrait done by anyone, much less a robot… certainly not /three/ robots.”
https://vimeo.com/222826104

Typographical insects.
https://laughingsquid.com/typographic-insects/

Mark sent this link. It’s all about water. It’s enough about water to last the rest of your life. /I/ didn’t know there was this much to learn about water.
http://www1.lsbu.ac.uk/water/water_sitemap.html

“Closeup a baby boy sit in a boat for children in the swimming pool background in fear emotion and need help by his mom.”
https://www.bigstockphoto.ro/image-162226631/stock-photo-closeup-a-baby-boy-sit-in-a-boat-for-children-in-the-swimming-pool-background-in-fear-emotion-and-need-help-by-his-mom

Hydrodynamic levitation.
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/what-sorcery-keeps-this-giant-ball-floating-on-a-tiny-s-1796416838

1970s trucks posed artfully nearby or under young ladies who eschew brassieres.
http://designyoutrust.com/2017/06/overdrive-magazine-voice-of-the-american-trucker-in-the-1970s/

Speaking of brassieres. Spectacular bullet brassieres of the new atomic age. I remember being little, like four or five, and talking with a giant woman in a bar my mother took me to when she was a real estate agent in L.A., and the woman told me it’s much more comfortable than it looks.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/youll_poke_someones_eye_out_with_those_things_bullet_bras_from_the_1940s_an

Rerun: 15 sorting algorithms in 6 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPRA0W1kECg

A giant lie.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/28/the-i-before-e-except-after-c-rule-is-a-giant-lie/

Trump at day care. They got everything right but the nose.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th5uVIhQ8VY

Hair.
http://www.vintag.es/2015/11/big-hair-of-1960s-30-hair-styles-from.html

A Japanese book of wave and ripple designs. (It’s Japanese, so page leftward, because that’s the way they make Japanese books.)
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/ha-bun-shu-a-japanese-book-of-wave-and-ripple-designs-1919/

“Will you be taking the Lamborghini, Mr. Wang?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbv84di-EQc

Toxins.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flv0ql218-A

A well-placed tree.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEEhWtyddIE

When you try all the different sounds and beats on your synth while only playing Toto: Africa.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jafRIOpxoc

Weather boi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py44k46RR_0

And a comprehensive museum of specific museums.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/lists/the-ultimate-list-of-wonderfully-specific-museums

Poor players.

     “It isn’t like it used to be. They used to have different shows. Like, there was this thing they called a curly-cue show, yeah, Tommy knows, he can tell you, where they’d get up on the stage and the band would play and these expert curly-cue performers would twist themselves in curly-cues and knots and just lie there trying to breathe. All twisted up like that. And they’d have to come and get them unstuck. And it was hilarious. It was great. People loved it. But of course a few kids died trying it at home, and there was that club fire that time, where everybody ran out and forgot and left the girl there, what was her name? Beautiful girl. So they passed laws so you can’t do it in public anymore even if it’s only robots or puppets of it, because it still gives you the idea. All the old curly-cue stars are dying or dead of old age without passing on the craft to a new generation. And another wonderful thing has gone out of the world.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-06-23) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

Robot and Scarecrow.
https://vimeo.com/220442625

House and house.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKRZn0uS6eA

The automatic motorist. 1911.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m9YtGJ3ptU

The list of lies.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/23/opinion/trumps-lies.html

The fabulous Damasu 950!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaeFgSR_DMU

It looks fun. I guess it just didn’t catch on because too dangerous.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2017/06/10/and-now-the-bikini-bobbers-of-the-summer-of-1961/

And yet this did.
https://vimeo.com/221973601

Woodswimmer.
https://vimeo.com/196683500

The difference between a $100 bass guitar and $10,000 bass guitar cannot be heard. It depends entirely on the person playing it. For the money you spend on a $10,000 one, you could have essentially the same thing and also provide 99 free bass guitars for poor kids. It’s like that with lots of things: radio stations, audiophile electronics, clothes, companionship, etc.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/06/comparing-100-700-and-10000-bass-guitars.html

The wonders of free-market health care.
http://boingboing.net/2017/06/21/tom-the-dancing-bug-the-wonde.html

The aristocrats.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=062217

Nice knife.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XW-XdDe6j0

A 600 pound whale heart the size of a pony. “It will last a thousand years.”
http://end0skeletal.tumblr.com/post/161136895294/the-600-pound-preserved-blue-whale-heart-organ

Giant underground electro-percussive stalactite organ.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXnb6QKNMPE&t=0m22s

Wet things that don’t mix.
https://vimeo.com/222125279

Boycott Israel. Or not.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se3PaCX7sjI

Oh, yeah? Come over here and say that.
https://d6d2h4gfvy8t8.cloudfront.net/18380347-orig.jpg

Not a cult.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/189

Another Alex Jones compilation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrDnSLyuw40

The hiding place.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alv8TsSyy1s

You notice they never show them putting it back. It’s a lot harder to put it back. It’s like cars where you practically have to take the whole fender off to get at the oil filter. But I suppose that’s not a problem in battle; getting the sword out and in front of you is what’s important then.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/06/16/wonder-woman-fans-are-sticking-swords-down-the-back-of-their-dresses-in-internet-trend/

Not creepy at all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y85DCKKJTBc

Nope, not creepy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcXiwNjkhxU

Schlieren photography explained (and shown in slow motion).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tgOyU34D44

Ten styles of metal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKS1WTM6fzg

Number 11. Julie Andrews death metal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU2hy0L5lgg

Death of the firstborn Egyptians. (From Nina Paley, who made Sita Sings the Blues.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMCeQ-IloLg

Coist.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMBnrFPwsAg

Motor show, 1962.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sItz5ZO2b9Y

Motor show, 2017.
http://boingboing.net/2017/06/23/aclu-releases-video-of-brutal.html

Remember the story of the black schoolteacher a policeman emptied his gun into and killed with the man’s girlfriend and little child right there in the car with him? You’ve seen the video from the woman’s phone. Here’s video of just after that when the child and the woman, who for some reason has been handcuffed behind her back, have been stuffed in a police car and left there to wonder what will happen next. What the child says to her. The crazy cops who did that to these people were acquitted just this week of any wrongdoing by the vote of a jury of mostly white people with cops in their own families.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/striking-police-video-released-of-aftermath-of-philando-castile-shooting-1.4172707

Japanese fireworks company’s leisurely demo of its fine new 12-inch shells.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2xgRz49Avk

“I don’t always listen, but when I do I don’t care.”
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/this_isnt_happiness_the_heartbreak_depression_and_empty_sex_of_modern_love

Honest illustration of the contradictory nature of people and society, by Sako Asko.
http://designyoutrust.com/2017/06/honest-illustration-of-the-contradictory-nature-of-people-and-society-by-sako-asko/

There’s your gateway drug, right there.
https://twitter.com/crainey3/status/877393844228112385/video/1

“Sometimes I will go to bed just so I can stop eating.”
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/this_isnt_happiness_the_heartbreak_depression_and_empty_sex_of_modern_love

Joan McCracken imparts Native American relationship advice to an entire crowded malt shop in infectious frenetic song and dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_6CzxyWGj4

Moby’s latest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmi-MtP969M

Look at my baby!
http://www.mrlovenstein.com/images/comics/886_facebook_timelines.png

“To the person who stole my 4 year old granddaughter’s paddling pool, I hope you drown in it.” At least they’re attempting to communicate.
https://www.someecards.com/news/neighbor-notes/ways-to-deal-with-an-ahole-neighbor/

And how we get ping-pong balls.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_oBgkMCSS8

The pastel beauty, elegance and utility of virtually unbreakable melmac dinnerware.

     “Nothing else quite so combines Mom, the warmth of home, and hygienic safety, durability and value. Say it with Melmac (polymerized melamine formaldehyde), the future of dining, now!”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-06-16) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

It’s time. We need to either get a real phone box to put people on the air properly or experiment a little with making the one we have at KNYO work better. (It’s the one I made out of a thrift-store phone.) It puts a harsh edge on callers’ voices that can’t be corrected with the tone controls. Probably fixing the impedance match between the phone thing and the board with a transformer would do it. The problem is, I’m mostly only in Fort Bragg when I go to do my show there, and then I’m busy doing the show, and then it’s four or five and I just wanta go home and fall asleep in my clothes. Jerry will probably get to it this week. If that doesn’t solve it, we’ll have another fundraiser, a bingo night, or sell off all the heirloom melmac in the equipment closet, or something.

The reason I bring it up is, Zeke called from San Francisco at one a.m. (four hours into the show) to read his story and I felt bad that I couldn’t make the sound quality better. Then I forgot and left my mic off, so after his story, when we were talking for a little while, you only hear my voice faintly through the phone’s handset. So embarrassing. But really, so what? It’s a good story and a good show. I think you’ll like it. Ah, right, I almost forgot: Thomas came to the station early in the show, very excited, practically /fizzing/ about his new cryptocurrency monetary app project. I’m not sure I understand it completely; maybe you’ll grasp something that I didn’t. He was bruised and scraped up all over from just a normal bicycle accident. Wear your bike helmet. It doesn’t look stupid. Astronauts wear helmets; do astronauts look stupid? No, they don’t. Imagine an astronaut saying to his mom before he blasts off, “I don’t want to wear this helmet. The other astronauts will laugh at me.” An astronaut would never say that, because an astronaut is smart, and he wears his darn helmet that we paid a lot of money for, and he doesn’t just put it on until he’s out of sight around the corner. Hold still. There. Be careful.

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

A kaleidoscope dance made of fingers.
http://boingboing.net/2017/06/13/watch-this-hypnotic-kaleidosco.html

Everyday wizards of talking.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3H5D-XxPrI

Triangle of life.
http://catandgirl.com/triangle-of-life/

Pinched.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmPvjZKBNYY

If mobile games were honest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8ayD71cXYs

100 walks 100. Kind of a wizard of walking.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEoUhlesN9E

Contented.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=061117

Jerkass god. Explain that.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/saturday-morning-breakfast-cereal-on-an-anti-theodicy-denying-death-antinatalism/

Just open the dang-blasted turnstile, consarn it! Son of a bitch! I’m about ta have a /heart/ attack, here!
http://boingboing.net/2017/06/15/man-blows-his-top-because-toll.html

No. Don’t do that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6Xt-NQHipY

Lasers vaporizing rust. It sounds like it looks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8q3DZB_l6M

Munyon’s homeopathic cures.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/munyons_homeopathic_cures

A map of the ships buried beneath San Francisco, and a full explanation of how they got under there.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/05/map-ships-buried-san-francisco/

CineFix’ top 10 science fiction films. Number one will surprise you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8xAuN_nHNc

Joe Bonamassa and Tina Guo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQBkV7s0sV0

Further incontrovertible proof of chemtrails’ terrible magic: a persistent cloud shaped like Britain and imprisoned by a pentagon of pure evil.
http://boingboing.net/2017/06/15/a-cloud-shaped-like-britain.html

Often I’m kidding when I make an analogy, but I’m being totally honest here: This video shows very clearly what the people who run KZYX look like to me. How you feel and all the things you think, watching this person fail and fail and fail to park a car, is how I feel whenever I tune to KZYX and just let it play for a few minutes and listen to it. (Usually it’s some recorded crap from 1,000 miles away.) Then I have a quick little exercise daydream about explaining to them how to do it right, to improve, to let in people they’re terrified of and get out of the way, and both in the daydream and in real life they never listen, because of the Dunning-Kruger effect. The skills they need in order to judge properly how bad they are at running a radio station to prioritize learning and taking chances and embracing danger and just being alive are the very skills they don’t have regarding actually doing any of those things, even if they wanted to. They compare their product with other run-of-the-mill NPR drone stations, and it’s indistinguishable, so they think they’re good at it. They think they’re the good guys and that anyone poking at that bubble is the bad guy.
http://boingboing.net/2017/06/10/driver-attempts-to-parallel-pa.html

Speaking of which, here’s a poster I’d like to put up where the (unpaid) airpeople can see it when they’re at the mic begging for /hundreds of thousands of dollars/ for KZYX so management can eat steak and drive nice cars and have health and dental insurance and pay off their vacation houses and so on, while the poor airperson is happy just for the opportunity to work in glamorous radio and be patted on the head at a board meeting once a year for his valuable service.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=061617

And just take a gander at Miss Bomarc Interceptor Missile, 1958. (Missile, 1/8 scale.)
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/miss_bomarc_interceptor_missile

1001 one night stands.

     “Chiefs and sons of chiefs may speak the words, but the Evil One’s tongue would surely turn to fire. I will begin, and you shall finish: Ee’d plebnista norkohn forkohn perfectunun…”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-06-09) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

Two words: Connie Francis, singing in Italian, for most of the musical breaks. Those songs were on 45s in the jukebox in my grandparents’ Italian restaurant when I was little, and they still play inside my head and inform my life. Torero, for example: “I never keel him –only if he gets in my way. Torero, torero, olé!”

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

Take note of these happy young people in love. It’s like the Jews say: The whole /world/ isn’t crazy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74pgM1Ddo-I

Ancient Japanese myths in the style of modern fashion illustrations.
https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/tina-jiang-nsfw-nightmare-fashion-illustrations-japanese-myths

“Maybe ve dun’t alvays be knowink who ve are.” Oedipus, a short animated film by Paul Driessen.
https://www.nfb.ca/film/oedipus/

It’s really a phantom traffic snake eating oncoming cars at one end and pooping them out the other.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHzzSao6ypE

Elton John and Bernie Taupin asked people to make music videos for their early popular songs. Here’s a playlist of what came up. I only watched the first one, but if they’re all /that/ good, then wow. (It’s Tiny Dancer, in case the order changes.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYcyacLRPNs&list=RDyYcyacLRPNs

How to argue with your partner.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQmqMZ-1v7c

How to make an ellipse.
http://rebloggy.com/post/gif-animation-science-mathematics-ellipse/66527207948

How to play with four-dimensional toys.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t4aKJuKP0Q

It’s big and it’s hot, I’ll give it that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_MfbxLhwEU

The year 2000. The distant future.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/06/08/things-to-come-7/

The full set.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:France_in_XXI_Century_(fiction)

How to turn a bolt with a robot hand made of four coordinated flexible penises, in case you’re ever in that situation and need to know.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/796914934714011652

How to win approval.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2gVHKDSuv0

Can you even imagine /anyone/ in the entire Trump administration hellscape/painbox/shitshow genuinely enjoying the company of children?
https://theawl.com/obama-kids-ac08cad51970

The story of the inner Tantric Barney.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhLN5QUbZAU

Speaking of Barney, I recommend the film /Death To Smoochy/.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_to_Smoochy

And the Paul Theroux book /Milroy the Magician/.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millroy_the_Magician

And from there, the film /The Prestige/, featuring David Bowie as Nikola Tesla.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prestige_(film)

How not to rant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaDPUqL1x4E

Spongebob sings War Pigs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkwmSvWMwYI

Inside the fake news media.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/40881-fake-news-media

North, forward and then backward.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgRV6exJMCs

An ad made of active water for something called Active Water.
https://vimeo.com/216359462

Peanut puree and fruit confiture topped with pane bianco.
https://wronghands1.com/2016/12/02/everyday-foodie-menu/

Robotic 6-axis 3D printing. Like a spider.
https://vimeo.com/117134365

Infinite zooms into fruit, doughnuts, butter, etc.
https://konczakowski.tumblr.com/

Fairey-Ford tesselation and circle packing.
http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~fbonahon/STML49/FareyFord.html

Octopus erotica, and also frogs, snails, a giant mushroom-like dick, and a fish. But mostly octopockles, like in Pogo, where Howland Owl cries out, “HALP! OCTOPOCKLES DONE GOT ME!” (It’s a cute baby octopus sitting on his head.)
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/octopussy_the_tentacle_erotica_of_yuji_moriguchi

There’s a fad now, it turns out, for using video game engines to simulate simple battles. 20 T-rexes against 1000 chickens, that sort of thing. Here’s 10,000 U.S. soldiers (with unlimited ammunition) against 50,000 Roman soldiers armed with only swords.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWQ8LfOiz5Q

Surprise!
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/27/Surprise/

Roy Zimmerman. A marriage like they had in the bible.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXlzkuFBJ7s

A little perspective. “This is 80646160110.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42XcN52xEfU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UaZpwe4zEU

“Fucker, you better /sit down and be good, now./”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toXNMgtfRsU

Overtone polyphonic singing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKbaKN9Hu_U

Apparently it’s a thing. Here’s another expert doing it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eh3HRuC2V8

The 1933 Besler steam-powered biplane. It was said to be so quiet you could hear the pilot muttering alphabetical order to himself as he flew low above the esplanade and dropped mail into your basket.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw6NFmcnW-8

And a time-lapse Porche engine teardown and rebuild, featuring Mr. Gray, Mr. Plaid, and Mr. Blue-Arms.
https://vimeo.com/218975451

 

Throw your voice.


Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-06-02) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

That was my 1000th Memo of the Air show. They gave a party and filled the place up with people. There was pizza and chopped fruit and popcorn and almonds and soda pop and a pretty good cake. I didn’t have to do a thing but run the board and read the show. I don’t do well in a crowd, and Jerry and Bob took care of the whole thing -and my mother bought the cake and chopped the fruit- and the whole thing was surprisingly painless and I’m grateful, because they told me they were going to do it and I was anxious. Also it was neat the way about a dozen people over the course of the night filtered into the booth at random and sat at the guest mic… At one point Mitch was talking about Trump and the general helpless weltschmerz of the political situation, and two women and their little children wandered in off the street and were standing in the doorway; one of the women got in a discussion with Mitch, and made a number of good points. I was looking at my watch and thinking about how I should be reading this or that thing by now, that I’d brought, but then I grasped that /this/ is what radio is supposed to do. People should feel comfortable walking into a real radio station, right into the broadcast booth, and doing exactly this, and where else is it possible? Not at any of the commercial stations, that’s for sure. Not at KZYX, which is having its pledge drive now with a goal of, I think, $60,000 to raise, where not coincidentally the manager pays himself exactly $60,000 and pays the local airpeople exactly nothing, so whatever they tell you on the air about how Mendocino County Public Broadcasting Corporation /needs/ your money to do this or that important thing is a fricking lie, because every dollar raised in the pledge drive goes straight up the manager’s personal nose. They say only 20 percent of their budget is covered by their federal grant, but their federal grant is $160,000 a year; five times that is $800,000, and that’s a /crazy/ amount of money, /enough to build a dozen radio stations from scratch and run them all for a year./ Radio does not cost that much. An entire radio station is less complicated than the phone in your pocket. Something is fishy there. It’s a money-laundering scheme or it’s /something/ but it’s just not right. And on up the chain: just Ira Glass and his two producers of a one-hour NPR show are paid $500,000 a year. And a local treasure like Jamie Roberts is paid zip. And a crackerjack reporter like Sheila Dawn Tracy can’t even get on the air at KZYX, nor can I. Does that seem right to you?

If you’re hearing pledge drive pitches on the radio and feeling influenced by Pavlovian conditioning to pay them so they can put on more and longer pledge drives, it’s little KNYO that needs your money. In other words, go to http://knyo.org instead. Click on the big red heart. Every penny you give to KNYO pays immediately for something necessary, visible, audible and/or tangible, and there’s no hocus pocus. Or, whatever, do what you want. Maybe you like hocus pocus. It’s a poetic phrase; it’s fun to say. Say it when you click on the heart.

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

How to throw your voice.
http://www.wikihow.com/Throw-Your-Voice

Cream.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UgiJPnwtQU

Colorizing old photographs. (At the end there’s a fast montage where each picture gets only four or five frame-steps. You can step through any YouTube video a frame at a time by pausing the video then pressing the period key. You can step backward with the comma key.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vubuBrcAwtY

Jerry Garcia’s prom photos.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/jerry_garcias_prom_photos_revealed

Whale heart.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UxIyQ3iwes

The story of Western philosophy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkP4g9e86qA

Abduction.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ug6gAO8n0s

Keepin’ the dream alive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk_qLtk0m2c

Speaking of which, I recommend /Her Master’s Voice/, by and about Nina Conti. “Easily the most heartbreaking, romantic, and profound film about ventriloquism ever made.”
http://www.avclub.com/article/iher-masters-voicei-is-the-most-profound-movie-abo-95915

And while you’re at it, see /In the Realms of the Unreal/, about Henry Darger, obscure hospital janitor, who was revealed upon his death to have drawn, written, collaged and painted a 15,000-page graphic novel titled The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion. You will never forget this amazing film.
http://www.pbs.org/pov/intherealms/film-description/

Scroll down to Veronica Lake posing fetchingly tangled in a drill press for a shop safety flyer. Ow, fuck! she seems to be saying.
http://omglane.com/2469/jaw-dropping-facts-about-ww/20/

Countdown.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwbm3uyUisg

Here’s what nature thinks of your puny roads.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/05/heres-what-nature-thinks-of-your-puny.html

Another impressive spiral train.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hPuNFjRTZA

GoPro on Hot Wheels wheels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01jSLhE6__c

Mad Marx: the class warrior.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/186

Created equal.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/05/52/fc/0552fc77a41b0043e5aeebdf332183b4.jpg

It’s always sunny in Paris.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/187

Grasshopper, when you can tow seven cars and a helicopter with your dick, it will be time for you to leave.”
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/watch_a_kung_fu_master_pull_an_enormous_helicopter_attached_to_his_penis

Motion-capture dance animation.
http://boingboing.net/2017/05/30/stunning-motion-captured-dance.html

How the works of fireworks work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViabnPpLwe8

The story of the Jane collective.
http://fusion.kinja.com/comic-the-story-of-the-jane-collective-the-women-who-1795679333

A brief history of snake dances.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/a_brief_history_of_westernized_snake_dances

The creatures.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKqw8nY6-Eg

Hoseplay.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUGEtZTCk7g

Accents. Cockney on top, but try the others nearby, too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhW0Lr7ERLA

A metaphor for something.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyxwoLHFv_U

“Just pick whatever normalization lets you make fun of Florida.” (Also, in case you’re new to XKCD, there’s hover text.)
https://xkcd.com/1845/

Desensitization.
http://sadcomic.com/desensitization

So close.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/06/over-the-river-and-to-the-woods/

An interesting TED talk about consciousness, which turns out to be an illusion.
https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_dennett_on_our_consciousness

Spankers and spankees.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/spankers_delight_the_vintage_erotica_of_cheri_herouard

Donald Trump, Super Spy.
http://boingboing.net/2017/05/29/donald-trump-0045-superspy.html

Things on the bottom that started out on top.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/earth/story/20170404-divers-mesmerising-images-of-wrecks

Things on the top from even higher up.
http://www.andyyeungphotography.com/WalledCity/

Right-arrow through this slideshow of an abandoned Japanese amusement park.
http://romainveillon.com/portfolio/nara-dreamland/

The different religions are different comic book franchises. “The various fairy tales can only coexist peacefully when their adherents recognize them as metaphors.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHUrAvKNF8s

Further religious iconography.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_magical_and_disturbing_dream_like_nude_oil_paintings_of_erik_thor_sandb

And here’s something you don’t see every day.
http://s4.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20170529&t=2&i=1186723123

 

 

And 999 shall be the number of the show. (230 for KNYO.)

     “I’d like you to join me in welcoming these weird little wonders. Ladies and gentlemen, all the way from Modesto, Harold and Fanny Shitbang’s latest find, the Mini Margarets! …Oh, my God. Oh, terrible. Oh, no. DROP THE CURTAIN! DROP THE CURTAIN!”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-05-26) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

A master of disguise who called himself Farther Further stopped by, on his way to either Guardians of the Galaxy or Pirates of the Caribbean, to talk about the bright technical future the Mendocino Coast could have. There’s the prose poetry of Paul Krugman as well as a sad, soft poem by Allie Coleman about depression and its temporary antidote: trees. There’s the latest installment of Jay Frankston’s historical novel El Sereno leading up to and including the Spanish Civil War. Scott Peterson’s /Highway 61/, a true story of elite money vampires sucking on Fort Bragg. Ezekiel Krahlin’s dream-take on Psalm 91. A couple of new ideas about how we think and about what memory is really for. Alex Bosworth called. He’s out of the hospital again, with news of dozens of new stories he had time to write there. Firesign Theater. It’s a pretty good show, if I do say so myself, and why shouldn’t I?

Speaking of which, as the economy craters and sub-craters like a screensaver of cratering craters because of the 1% drinking everyone’s milkshake out from underneath it, the sort of people a little radio station like KNYO relies on for operating money more and more need that money to take care of themselves and keep body and soul together. And KNYO, unlike high-power commercial stations, is not allowed to sell advertising. Nor, unlike high-power so-called noncommercial stations like KZYX, for example, can it get hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in grants to, basically, advertise for giant multinational corporations and keep troublemakers like me off the air. So if you are in a position where you can spare what amounts to coffee-and-tea money, please go to KNYO’s website, click on the big red heart that bravely cries out /donate now/, and help out the Noyo Radio Project on a one-time or recurring basis. Real radio doesn’t need much money, but what it needs it really needs. Please help the wonderful, admirable and recently bereaved Bob Young keep us downtown and on the air. Do it now, while you’re thinking about it.

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

Archive dreaming.
https://vimeo.com/218573298

A short video essay on apocalyptic fiction.
https://aeon.co/videos/why-do-we-crave-the-awful-futures-of-apocalyptic-fiction

New old bulbs and how we get them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbZW4ghzquw

Further views of the exquisite Talbot-Lago and, stuck in at random for some reason, a cream-and-blue/black-with-lightning-squiggle Delahaye Competition Court Torpedo. And I repeat for the 400th time: if car manufacturers made cars like these now, they would fly off the lot. Body designers can stop. It’s done. The only way to improve this would be with a silver-winged-green-glass-eyeball hood ornament. And when gravity is conquered by science, in a perfect world flying cars will look just like this, caged headlights, pneumatic fenders, red leather interior and all. Cruelty-free lab-grown leather.
http://newatlas.com/talbot-lago-t150-goutte-teardrop-rm-sothebys-villa-erba/49677/#gallery

Yet another body-positivity win.
http://www.clickhole.com/article/body-positivity-win-dove-offering-freeze-women-unt-5110

Something you can do with WD-40, ferrofluid, two sheets of glass, Scotch tape and magnets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8zEWJzglN0

A gentleman will never grab at a lady’s hand. Also, no creepy flirting with the pope of Rome. Real men learn this in middle school.
http://boingboing.net/2017/05/25/pope-francis-doesnt-want-to.html

Tree cutting fails, part 3.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHZkR6UVegY

Horn OK please.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpLMd5BN2FU

Hamari Atariya.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BOWrHtthyc

Old race cars racing. Better than watching new race cars racing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4Hbnf128NU

“Because I don’t feel like it.” Good enough for me.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/saturday-morning-breakfast-cereal-on-human-exceptionalism-optimistic-bias-star-trek-transporters/

The good one is the one on the left. The copy. Also, here’s a neat trick: cross your eyes until the heads overlap and examine the result: Medieval 3D.
http://boingboing.net/2017/05/22/its-official-reddit-users-d.html

And here in 2017, the distant future, are some priests non-ironically blessing vast computer server farms with holy water and little magic brooms.
https://www.nextnature.net/2017/05/bless-server-rooms/

History. Lather, rinse, repeat.

     “Those /BAM/ noises in the fuselage, that shake the world, and the flash in the windows: lightning is repeatedly striking the plane. Also, the vacuum system that removes the business you dump into the toilet has enough force to suck your intestines out of your body and even crush your bones, so always stand up before you flush.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-05-19) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

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

The balance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vswc7xB0V6c

Another gallery of gorgeous cars. You can stop at the 1960s; after that they’re no good anymore. Why do you suppose that is?
http://newatlas.com/best-cars-design-engineering-photos/49412/#gallery

And what color would you like that car?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMqZR3pqMjg

Every color of cardigan.
https://theawl.com/every-color-of-cardigan-mister-rogers-wore-from-1979-2001-83c1faba2677

And some neural-network-generated color names. Like Gray Pubic 6 and Grass Bat. (I remember being little and being fascinated by the Burnt Sienna crayon. Burnt Sienna. What a wonderful sound.)
http://lewisandquark.tumblr.com/post/160776374467/new-paint-colors-invented-by-neural-network

Here’s what it makes me think: What kind of a world is this where someone who who will go out one day and pay a hundred million dollars for this shitty scribble gets a hundred million dollars in the first place?
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/basquiat-painting-sells-for-a-stunning-us110-million-20170519-gw8l7c.html

The wonderful thing about capitalism. I like it that the /no-slam/ models are clearly marked with a standard sticker for that. Presumably the others slam like a gunshot and wake the whole house. Choice.
http://boingboing.net/2017/05/13/the-wonderful-thing-about-capi.html

Derrida corraled. Philosophy solved.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/185

Locomotive breath.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/railway-madness-victorian-trains

Puddles Pity Party, Wish You Were Here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz_rUHej_qA

“Sir, everyone loves the pee stuff.”
http://www.alternet.org/comics/trump-self-inflicted-wounds

What are the odds?
http://www.paddypower.com/bet/other-politics/donald-trump

Problems arose.
https://vimeo.com/195598028

Born just right, then. Problem solved.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=051817

Hitler’s normal voice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClR9tcpKZec

It’s going to be different this time.
http://catandgirl.com/its-going-to-be-different-this-time/

How to be a pop star.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXzBhp4qrwI

How to pronounce any Danish word.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/05/danish-101.html

Recovered clown photos.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/lost-photos-of-clowns-from-the-70s

Maps of an Ottoman polymath.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-maps-of-matrakci-nasuh-16th-century-polymath/

Rerun: Rob Gonsalves’ narrative optical illusions. Nice desktop images.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/05/optical-illusions-by-rob-gonsalves/

Bach toccata and fugue on glass harp. Let the dog outside first.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKRj-T4l-e8

Music in objects.
https://laughingsquid.com/mixed-songs-composed-solely-individual-commonplace-items/

Match the men to their professions.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/mystery_illustration_46

Coming, or stepping on a lego barefoot, or what?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xvVJQSGHts&t=4m49s

Motion designer Christian Stangl combined thousands of photographs of the moonshots into a short animated film.
https://vimeo.com/217051213

A visit to the doctor.
https://xkcd.com/1839/

Useful tool tricks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQdn_TvryeE

Very-slow-motion see-through view of what happens in a model rocket motor. (I’ve skipped you ahead to the goods.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xvVJQSGHts&t=4m49s

The science behind a happy relationship.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/05/infographic-science-behind-happy.html

The never-aired pilot for The Beverly Hillbillies.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW7W-OKZBsw

And a harrowing story about addiction to soda pop.
https://vimeo.com/217841404

Duck!

     “It was a good answer that was made by one who when they showed him hanging in a temple a picture of those who had paid their vows as having escaped shipwreck, and would have him say whether he did not now acknowledge the power of the gods, — ‘Aye,’ asked he again, ‘but where are they painted that were drowned after their vows?’ And such is the way of all superstition, whether in astrology, dreams, omens, divine judgments, or the like; wherein men, having a delight in such vanities, mark the events where they are fulfilled, but where they fail, though this happens much oftener, neglect and pass them by.” –Francis Bacon, Novum Organum, 1620

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-05-12) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

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

Kate Erickson of the local interview website It Happened At Purity came in early in the show to interview me, so there’s the first hour or so, and then Stuart Cohen came in without his guitar because the progression of his illness has finally taken that from him. There a poem from my mother about her sister’s impending death. And then the usual etcetera, including a Scott Peterson historical rundown and name-naming on the Guild/Grange war, Rich Alcott’s Attention Deficit News, Ezekiel Krahlin’s rather spy-versus-spy story about the result of an exchange of dirty tricks with his inamorato Larkin. And there’s Flynne Washburne’s million-dollar idea: Deadbook. (Ah, dammit, I forgot to read this week’s installment of Jay Frankston’s novel El Serèno.) Music from Selfish Murphy and from Ghost In The Shell anime and a couple of adorable little goth Swedish girls who play the cello and hurdy-gurdy while they wail through black-lipsticked lips, and more. And finally Firesign Theater’s 1975 tour de force /In the Next World You’re On Your Own/, which includes /Police Street/ and /We’ve Lost Our Big Kabloona/. Have fun.

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

Are we all related? Yes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnYSMhR3jCI

Or no.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/artist_loses_his_virginity_to_a_space_alien_now_he_paints_about_it

Ten best GMO memes.
https://medium.com/the-method/10-best-gmo-memes-537f23346f4b

Swing time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxPgplMujzQ

To understand the Alien franchise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG8afS-TNLQ

The most beautiful hurdy-gurdy I’ve ever seen. Thanks, Alan!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypuaJLHK_LQ

Voluptuous cars of yesteryear.
http://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/04/08/spirit-tomorrow-gorgeous-cars-art-deco-era-2/

“When danger reared its ugly head, he bravely turned his tail and fled. Brave, brave Sir Robin.”
https://www.quora.com/Was-Donald-Trump-ever-in-the-military

Depressive Pikachu ejected from happy festivities, medicated, pumped up and redeployed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jATNXN9w1NA

“Oh, man. Oh, God. Oh, man, oh, God, oh man.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2BKT-8FD4s

Stevie Nicks will fuck you up.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/stevie_nicks_will_fuck_you_up

“Why aren’t people saving instead of complaining?”
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/40540-the-tremendous-future-of-trumpcare

Another honest political ad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz_V4lRdtjo

Teasing the dog.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeKSiCQkPw

The shadow nose.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/05/white-lies.html

This isn’t just happening in a pizza place in Oslo. It’s happening everywhere there’s a security camera. And it isn’t just counting the attractive young ladies, it’s placing you by your driver’s license photo and reading your phone data and saving everything for fucking ever in case you ever become a thorn in anyone’s side. Think The Lives of Others, but generations of technology worse.
http://boingboing.net/2017/05/11/public-private-surveillance.html

The infinite now.
https://vimeo.com/215405296

Fourier art.
http://www.fourierart.com/

Artwork associated with rudimentary peni.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/at_the_mountains_of_madness_enter_the_chaotic_worlds_of_rudimentary_peni

Land of opportunity.
http://wondermark.com/c1310/

And retouched nuns.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/terrifying_nuns_looking_down_their_noses_at_you