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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

The trial of Choochie “Duck Call” Pavaccino.

     “The famous 147 break had everything: The white ball obeyed O’Sullivan’s every command, every shot looked easy because he made it so through his honeyed cueing and Juno-level precision positional play. The break was fast, the fastest maximum break ever, by a long way, and yet he looked like he had oodles of time. O’Sullivan said at the time that he knew a maximum was on after the second red, and the result never looked in doubt. He moved around the table with grace and ridiculous ease, like a concert pianist preparing breakfast in his kitchen.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-05-05) 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:

A 1.6 gigapixel zoomable image of the Lesser Magellanic Cloud (a small galaxy very near the Milky Way). (When you’ve zoomed in a little bit and are moving around, a pilot image appears in the top-left corner with a guide box to show where you are).
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1714a/zoomable/

If we manage to get off this rock before we blow ourselves up, here’s where our incredibly distant descendants will live.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsN1LglrX9s

Literally endless scroll-down gallery of science-fiction computer interface screens. I left this loading and checked in once in awhile for hours and haven’t seen any Lantian technology yet, so.
http://sciencefictioninterfaces.tumblr.com/

New analog-synthesized sound for atomic bomb test films. Try it.
http://www.avclub.com/article/those-creepy-nuclear-test-videos-now-have-gorgeous-254574

I saw this and immediately thought /This is something like what would happen if you put KZYX in water./ But it wouldn’t die like the grasshopper –if you call that living– rather it would blossom and flower.
http://boingboing.net/2017/04/30/baptizing-praying-mantises-for.html

Horror movie plot generator.
https://wronghands1.com/2016/10/28/horror-movie-plot-generator/

Men save, women forgive.
http://www.avclub.com/article/wikipedia-plot-descriptions-think-men-save-women-f-254476

Lysol.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lysols-vintage-ads-subtly-pushed-women-to-use-its-disinfectant-as-birth-control-218734/

Woodcuts and witches.
http://publicdomainreview.org/2017/05/04/woodcuts-and-witches/

Son of Satan comix.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_son_of_satan_that_time_marvel_comics_got_into_the_antichrist

The apprehension engine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzk-l8Gm0MY

An animated robot instrument.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toXNVbvFXyk

A whole bunch of odd musical instruments. Most of these have samples to listen to.
http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/index.html

A deceptively matter-of-fact miracle triumph of snooker worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F85Em61m7ng

“Bleagh! That’s awful! Go get me a coffee, a dog bed and some Legos.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft3DKfhtoc8

A trebuchet throwing a car, a piano, and an incendiary drum.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQLYHt-DM0Q

The piano fling scene from Northern Exposure.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppShcRlJeZI

The branch will not break.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84aH3_GucrY

But the fingers just come off and go back on. How?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyxpxxW8VBo

Side-stage hip-hop signage.
https://twitter.com/blackthought/status/858489990329712642

Forget it.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/40449-forget-it

Under the dome.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/40465-under-the-dome

Double King.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_MSFkZHNi4

The elephant’s garden.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlUR09yRHZU

Grotesque erotica of a manga master.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_wildly_grotesque_erotica_of_japanese_manga_legend_suehiro_maruo

Pacific Crest trail in 3-second bursts.
http://boingboing.net/2017/05/02/hiking-the-pacific-crest-trail.html

“Oh, mah gawrd!” “Luk, there’s a tay vay!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QEHV6Dbotc

Velociraptor corrida. Ole!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CngTptAzGOE

Rodeo girls.
http://www.booooooom.com/2017/04/25/rodeo-girls-by-photographer-ilona-szwarc/

Colors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDiHtcef-Gk

Paris from the top, looking northwest.
http://onebigphoto.com/paris-seen-from-eiffel-tower/

Shizuko Kasagi – Tokyo Boogie Oogie (or rather Woogie) (1947).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtjrcsoqubQ

These are professionals. Don’t try this at home, kids.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39798988

The book of miracles.
http://boingboing.net/2017/04/29/new-edition-of-the-book-of-mir.html

Rerun: the Thai space program.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkVkCIEPyx4

A way cheaper way to get those Hubble images.
https://laughingsquid.com/chromogenesis-beads-paint-and-oil-randomly-move-together-to-evoke-a-celestial-sky/

And another.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmBh0NNEm00

Looking forward to being attacked. “The eyes are the third choice and always carry your car keys when going to your car in a dark parking lot. If you can, scrape them across the assailant’s eyes. Use a ball point pen, if you have it out of your purse.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/looking_forward_to_being_attacked

The littlest shotgun. “This fuckin’ thing’ll kill everybody in the room.” “Well, tell ’em that.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxSjLllBbQ4

A lovely little lightweight electrical motorbike.  Top speed: 36 mph. Range: 35 mile round trip.
http://theawesomer.com/vintage-electric-outlaw-tracker/423728/

What are /you/ looking at.
http://images1.laweekly.com/imager/u/original/8185112/3-29-17-dragcon-copyrightstarforeman-023.jpg

Stunt musicians.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLMFfChw2Fs

How it works.
http://b3ta.com/board/11223903

The mysterious glass.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2017/05/01/the-mysterious-glass/

The farts have it by a nose.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/94624/13th-century-song-about-deer-farts-debate

A fast fun word game.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/94609/complete-5-letter-words

Five short films about technology.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5sZekxUpg

Just add time.
http://www.boredpanda.com/young-vs-old-portraits-faces-of-century-jan-langer

So much for so little.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiOzt57mfyA

Like unto the gods.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KORZf5JL1hU

That’s love, then. Comes love, nothing can be done.
http://theawesomer.com/millington-being/423948/

Further in Heineken’s series of /more alike than different/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wYXw4K0A3g

“If they could pay us less, they would.”
https://thenib.com/if-they-could-pay-us-less-they-would

Life of Francis.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/183

Triboluminescence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW8q_JfmcbU

Helicopter fails. Of course.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSt8sNX8ze8

Paper poppa.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKTkD3GXxNo

Different views of the same few seconds in a tiny 3-D world project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6-bMz0I0Ag

Historical tragedies and the people who might have prevented them had they not died 16 years prior.
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/historical-tragedies-and-the-people-who-might-have-prevented-them-had-they-not-died-sixteen-years-prior

The illustrated police news.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/murder_self-crucifixion_suicide_by_guillotine_old-school_paper_the_illustra

Vehicles.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/01/retro-future-mind-boggling.html

And remember to clean the vent and also inside the box, under the drum. These simple maintenance tasks are the clothes-dryer equivalent of regularly replacing the sacrificial anode in your electric water heater. It takes only a few minutes and makes the machine last decades. And that’s not the only thing the old man was right about.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/04/remember-to-clean-your-clothes-dryer.html

Aircheck of pop-up May Day music show.

The first of May is always International Workers Day, Labor Day of the world. There was a lot of worker-related music left over from my Friday night show, so I got permission* to use KNYO’s transmitter when Fred finished his every-Monday-night show at 9:30pm. I messed around till 11pm, covering the periodic table of different categories of workers: astronauts, prostitutes, chicken farmers, truck drivers, waitresses, musicians, deejays, tent-show barkers, miners, teachers, rescue persons, mechanics, carpenters, fishers, electricians, ties and socks, glass figurines, the discount shoe industry. I stopped short of the transuranics and signed off; you don’t have to worry about any damage to the family germ plasm. I know people are concerned about that sort of thing and I’m trying to be more sensitive.

Contents may include: Lord Buckley, King Crimson, Eliza Gilkyson, Don McLean, Norel Pref, Al Jolson, Firesign Theater, Linda Ronstadt, Fanny Brice, Billy Nayer, Nate DiMeo, Meryn Caddell, Ada Jones, the Red Army Choir, Hoosier Hotshots, Onion News Network, the MacArthur Park May Day police riot (2007), The Police, Die Antwoort, Jay Leonhart, Hugh Blumenfeld, Bruce Adler, sound from old rainy-day school filmstrip records about slip safety, fire safety…

Here’s a link to the aircheck on MediaFire. 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.

*You can do this sort of thing too. KNYO is wide open to creative and/or educational whims, musical or otherwise. If you want airtime on KNYO for a show of your own devising, contact Bob Young bobb@poetworld.net and say so, and you’ll be on the air before you know it. That’s the way radio is supposed to be.

Oh, and here’s a petition to tell FCC Chairman Ajit Pai not to kill net neutrality:
https://act.credoaction.com/sign/Pai-netneutrality

And the short animated film /Double King/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_MSFkZHNi4

Hooray, hooray, the first of May.

     “For the writer of fantastic stories to help the reader to play the game properly, he must help him in every possible unobtrusive way to domesticate the impossible hypothesis. He must trick him into an unwary concession to some plausible assumption and get on with his story while the illusion holds. And that is where there was a certain slight novelty in my stories when first they appeared. Hitherto, except in exploration fantasies, the fantastic element was brought in by magic. Frankenstein even, used some jiggery-pokery magic to animate his artificial monster. There was trouble about the thing’s soul. But by the end of last century it had become difficult to squeeze even a momentary belief out of magic any longer. It occurred to me that instead of the usual interview with the devil or a magician, an ingenious use of scientific patter might with advantage be substituted. That was no great discovery. I simply brought the fetish stuff up to date, and made it as near actual theory as possible.” -H.G. Wells

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-04-28) 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.

Lots of local action this time. Ellen stopped by, and Thomas, and John, and Jeff Wright (about his arrest and transport to jail a few weeks ago for standing his ground on being allowed to get his mail from the mailbox he paid for) (but in the course of discussing that it came up that Jeff, as well as having been an Air Force jet mechanic, spent six years of his youth seriously studying the cello). I read the first part of Jay Frankston’s book about the man who keeps the keys; I’ll be serializing that over the next few months, but it’s appropriate to start it on the International Workers Day show because of the Spanish Civil War content. And about midnight a man who called himself Bo came in and talked to Jerry about, I thought, trying out the piano in the window to see if it was fixable, but it turned out he just wanted to play it, even though a few of the keys don’t ring so much as thunk, and that’s fine, there’s a microphone for out there. After about ten minutes, though, I started reading stories again anyway, and it’s kind of nice with piano in the background for about an hour.

And, before and after, the by now familiar broad range of this and that. Then Firesign Theater at the end (How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You’re Not Anywhere At All). So, all in all, the usual unique radio experience for the connoisseur with the attention span people used to have before quick-cut direction and popcorn media turned everyone into that cocaine addicted rat that keeps pumping the reward lever like a masturbating teenager.

But 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:

“Fighting to keep its antenna pointed toward Earth…” You go, little robot! Who’s a good boy? You are! You are!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrGAQCq9BMU

Meanwhile actually /on/ Earth:
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-jiggling-chair.html

Windmill fails.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVHzfUWul2Y

Spoiler: the sneaky orange-suited rescue ninja sucker-kick-saves her.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yRIfi1Xn74

How government works now.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/40390-how-government-works-now

Credit cards.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6zgmhsCLnc

SoCal Ren Faire. “The taste of Spain.”
http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/harry-israelson-renaissance-pleasure-faire-photography-250417

Happy lasing.
http://www.neatorama.com/neatogeek/2017/04/25/Mad-Scientist-Builds-A-200-Watt-Laser-Bazooka-That-Can-Shoot-Through-A-Computer-Case/

Armageddon.
http://www.boredpanda.com/12-gone-into-rapture-comics-that-will-ruin-your-childhood-43/

Metal, a retrospective.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dun7KkHd1qA

Metal mesh art.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOro-it6CpE

Pressure-washing porn.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/04/pressure-washing-porn/

“I’m all out of almonds. I’m all out of almonds. I’m tryna find someone who has some almonds, yeah.” The Lana Del Rey one is also good. Look around for that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJhykU8sJYM

OMG. WN.
http://boingboing.net/2017/04/27/angry-mom-texts-35-year-old-ma.html

Everybody’s prejudiced.
https://archive.org/details/everybodysprejudiced

Drugs + alcohol = No job!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp6ULhPV7Bc

And your brain on drug policy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKXN6Vdr3g0

 

Dirt day eve. Dirty deeds done dirt cheap.

     “While transporting an arrogant, demanding princess for a political marriage, Captain Kirk must cope both with her biochemical ability to force him to love her and sabotage on his ship.” –IMDB

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-04-21) 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.

I had to talk really fast the whole time to get everything done and squeeze in the hour-long very rare Firesign Theater project /Anythynge You Want To. A Shakespeare Comedie/ (!) while KMEC still had the stream (meaning before 3am). And I forgot to play the clips from the recording of Mendocino Storytellers I made Monday night. But there’s still next week for that, as well as for the first chunk of Jay Frankston’s Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez-like book /El Sereño/. Jay just sent me the chapters I lost since serializing it on KMFB ten years ago. Also I’ll be in Fort Bragg again next week, so make plans to come in and play music live or talk about your project, or whatever. You’re never interrupting the show. I like it when people walk in off the street.

But 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 landing gear well stowaway’s view, minus the freezing anoxia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2RoG9gjS1k

CHICKEN.
https://vimeo.com/205200163

Same thing.
http://imgur.com/6e2XRNM

Mercury. The white powder is only so you can see it moving. This works by eddy currents, like an old-fashioned electricity-use meter, or a strong magnet falling in slow motion down a conductive tube, though that’s a brake rather than a motor, I guess.
http://theawesomer.com/controlling-mercury-magnets/421519/

The fabled one-hour PBS Andy Kaufman parody nighttime desk-and guest teevee show. It was real, they really made it, that wasn’t just another thing they made up about Andy Kaufman, and here it is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2A988tFGfE

Crazy sheet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_fmYBa4t1c

Bow to him. Bow to your god of yarn and sticks.
http://boingboing.net/2017/04/21/liartown-forthcoming-book-fro.html

Two guys who hate each other. In the real world, though, somebody nearby would at least mumble, “Get a room.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xulht8vpRRM

Some interesting pictures of North Korea.
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/04/along-the-north-korean-border/523404/

Moving pictures.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbKbL2Ux_CM

Giraffes are jerks.
http://boingboing.net/2017/04/19/trump-to-america-giraffes-a.html

Scarred for life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2ke_i6paDw

Normal.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/04/normal.html

JOLENE. And this is even creepier and more wonderful played at three-quarters speed. Here’s how to do that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daJn8Va7ozA

How many dots?
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/04/18/now-you-see-them/

Too many dicks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T926HtmFikU

2 girls 3 harps.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UV-2E8kEqg

A French juggler.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKTZJRBlKyM

And this sad event recalls Vita (say VEE-ta) in Richard Brautigan’s The Abortion (meaning the back-story incident at the train crossing where a man died of looking at her).
http://nypost.com/2017/04/19/twerking-girl-causes-major-accident/

 

Happy Titanic night. A dance to spring.

     “Eid ma clack shaw/ Zupoven del ba/ Mertepy ven seinur/ Cofally ragdah.” -Bill Callahan

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-04-14) 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.

And here is way greater than even the usual weighty bouquet of links to oddball material to fill in the gaps in even the most comprehensive education and worldview and “round the corners of your head” the way the Old Testament warned you against doing, as it is an abomination unto the Most High, whatever that’s supposed to mean.

Blackbird sung by Bobby McFerrin in 1984.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37DHXrFfwrE

You know how YouTube plays an ad sometimes before showing you what you went for, and you wait the five seconds and click to skip it? I didn’t skip this one. And then I searched for it and watched it over and over. Good ad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm-ZMB3kzaw

Beethoven, Moonlight Sonata (3rd Movement), on electric guitar, played by a 17-year-old girl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6rBK0BqL2w

Pepe Silvia demonstrates with drums the rhythmic nature of a scene from Willy Wonka.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INt4GGr-EGU

It’s one of those designs that, when you move your eyes slightly, makes it look like the parts of it are rotating or pulsing. And they put in in front of a cat to see if it would work on a cat. I love it that the cat finally goes /fuck this shit/ and tears the paper up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4IHB3qK1KU

Felix the cat. The wonderful wonderful cat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amGbBFsiuzc

Barbie’s increasingly bloody and fiery dream life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaHrWLCUmfc

Our secret fantasies.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7qhI2Hz6pM

A black snake suffering some kind of terrible seizure. It begins about fifty seconds in. The poor thing.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/04/grand-mal-seizure-in-snake.html

Respecting beliefs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_5yUXjXizQ

“Bottoms up, and the devil laughs. Jesus said, My people perish for lack of knowledge.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9UgdpHTTE0

Movies in space. “No! Three beeps. Then green.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlo0Vp5TU8Y

Teevee painting teacher “Happy Little Trees” Bob Ross acidified by so-called deep learning video and audio algorithms.
https://vimeo.com/211758157

The Boy, by Liana Finck.
https://theawl.com/the-boy-6157d6c5f5f5

Unless you’re epileptic, full-screen the video, stare at the red center for a count of 50, then look around the room.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScdkD2mnoTY&t=1m52s

Balance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7xvqQeoA8c

Timing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKRrfAzdpW8

Drumming.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdcbF_vzK9g

Re-rerun: Reggie Watts goofs both on and at TED.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdHK_r9RXTc

Fourier Homer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVuU2YCwHjw

La Bella e il Mostro!
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_erotic_art_of_emanuele-taglietti

Interesting experimentation with split screen.
https://vimeo.com/212722584

Stills from modern films, but in the Ottoman Empire style.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_shining_a_clockwork_orange_scarface_more_become_ottoman_miniature_style

“And, yes, I like a good story…” Creation myths.
http://boingboing.net/2017/04/09/a-crash-course-on-creation-myt.html

White butts brass band.
http://weird-vintage.com/post/159114891089/weirdvintage-butt-band-postcard-german-date

Artistic cumulative digital compression-reconstitution error.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icruGcSsPp0

Artistic cumulative VHS analog video error.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8GOcB6H0uQ

Furiouser and furiouser.
https://theawl.com/classic-films-if-they-existed-in-the-fast-and-furious-universe-c7e49b6414f8

“Peek-a-boo. C’mere. Whydja do it? Whydja /do/ it? Mwah! Peek-a-boo.” (Shouldn’t it be disturbing that a pet bird in that house has heard “Whydja do it!” enough times to memorize it?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di9lsJ0vPco

Where they got the idea for Donnie Darko.
http://worldwideinterweb.com/nightmare-inducing-easter-bunny-photos-gallery/

Further accordionlike gestures of that famous obese orange-tinted lying piece of shit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOsGt4bEUyU

/That’s/ a moire.
http://boingboing.net/2017/04/14/cool-sculpture-creates-moire-p.html

Album art. Joyce is my favorite.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/these_are_probably_the_worst_album_covers_ever_created

There’s something funny about the stuff going on in the air behind them. I don’t know what’s wrong with it, but it seems wrong.
http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170406192247-36-week-in-photos-0407-super-169.jpg

Dominos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4VJssQv_Qw

Real.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/aliciamelvillesmith/a-man-was-dragged-off-united-plane-after-the-airline

Not real.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn0sifWw9RM

Do you masturbate like everyone else? Probably yes.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/shannonrosenberg/do-you-masturbate-like-everyone-else

Do you know someone who might benefit from viewing concrete examples of sexual harrassment by someone outside himself? Here are a half-dozen or so for you to show that person. Or you could just deck him with your bag.
http://boingboing.net/2017/04/12/watch-this-troubling-nsfw-psa.html

Dancin’ dog!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GPC-XvPV4o

Translations.
https://theawl.com/translations-for-spring-89025c916aaa

She fell in love with the soup can model so she made him a gift, yo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh5km2xKlfk

“You’re right. Our bad. /Do/ go on.”
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=041417

Jellycam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QH58nc6xGU

Thrilling five-minute T-bird tranny rebuild.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWMsfAPHXi0

“Comedians de Mephisto Co.” These make great desktop and/or background images.
http://mentalfloss.com/photos/94434/9-amazing-posters-golden-age-magic

Bandsaw made of scrap metal and car tires.
http://theawesomer.com/diy-car-wheel-bandsaw/420430/

Anatomy of music.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/04/anatomy-of-more-songs.html

RATM tune, for sufficiently loose values of /tune/, on toy instruments.
https://laughingsquid.com/an-incredible-toy-instrument-cover-of-the-rage-against-the-machine-anthem-killing-in-the-name-of/

Siamese.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWIXUvw4DHc

Black and white in color.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkX7-CcVLVw

Clown Service.
https://vimeo.com/212505740

Physics wins the race.
http://boingboing.net/2017/04/11/watch-biker-zips-from-back-to.html

Suffer the children.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/40185-suffer-the-children

And /There Are No Forests On Earth Wake Up/. The latest branch of the Flat Earth canon. (Near the end of the show, just before the CBC science-fiction radio drama from 1980, I read an article about this video and people who think of it as a revelation.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHkiZNT3cyE3

Oh, Magoo, you’ve done it again!

     “When a grid’s misaligned with another behind, that’s a moire/ When the spacing is tight and the difference is slight, that’s a moire.” -Randall Patrick Munroe

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-04-07) 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. (Though sometimes something goes wrong and you can’t get the latest one from there until Hank slaps some sense into the machinery. If it’s not just working, try again later.)

Just as I was starting the show John Redding came in and played a few songs on his guitar. He had an appealingly Mister-Rogers-like manner. I hope he visits again. Keeter Stuart showed up and played a few songs of his and others, sounding, I thought, very like Greg Brown in both guitar style and voice, and that was it for walk-ins. After that you can expect the usual odd items and louder, less even flow of when I’m doing the show from next to the bar and not from Juanita’s apartment where I have to not wake up the neighbors. When I read parts 3-6 of Ezekiel Krahlin’s story about a time-traveler in a Motel 6 going back to relatively ancient Jerusalem to investigate the myth of Jesus I blew the crucial last line, and here’s how that happened:

Ezekiel sent email to the MCN announce and discussion listservs, and at deadline time I was speed-checking (blinking at) all my all-week email one last time as I snatched up the last of the text for the file to print to take to the show, and there was email with /something vaguely like what I remembered from Ezekiel’s story/, which was already printed because I had it left over from last week, already in the milk crate in the car, and for some reason I mistook this email for a correction request. It wasn’t even addressed to me, but to someone else on the listserv, but I saw it, misread it and misinterpreted it and at like 2:30am when I got to that part I was a little proud of remembering and just changed the line on the fly. Changed the word /lilies/ to /dildos/. The last word of the story. When I got home at 5 or 6 I checked my email before I went to bed and there was Zeke’s surprisingly gentle WTF? Jesus, sorry, Zeke. Wow. Oh, well.

That will go down in my personal things-to-ever-after-wince-at ledger right next to the time I had just been reading a funny story about how you should never ask a woman if she’s pregnant because 1. it’s none of your business and 2. she might be just fat, which is equally none of your business, not to mention: if you (the world) think she’s fat enough to be pregnant, why say it and make it worse?, and I was talking with a woman who was not fat –statuesque, rather, much bigger than Juanita, my standard for women, but well-enough-proportioned– but something in conversation reminded me of the article and that kind of funny foot-in-mouth moment and I said, “…Like, what are you, pregnant?” (referring to the article that, who knows why, my brain just assumed everyone else had read) and everybody at the table /froze/, and she glared at me, and inside I was like, /Marco! What, why, no, arghh! Go back!/ But you can’t go back, can you.

Then there was the time in the mid-1990s I was delivering the pulp version of Memo in Ukiah and went to put a couple in the library and went in the back to talk to Pat Hunt, who ran Redwood Free Net and so I knew he worked for the library, and his office was plastered with pictures of singer Holly Near in all stages of her career and age and size and so on, and I was amusedly creeped out by the stalker-ness of it all, and I said, “You must be a big fan of Holly Near.” He said, “I love her.” I said, “Uh-huh. Does Holly Near know of your feelings on the subject?” “Yes. She’s my /wife/.” It interested me to be in the same room, you know, in an office setting, with someone so fucked up, and so this weird conversation went on for a very long time before I finally grasped that /he was really married to Holly Near/. I have a vast internal gallery of moments like that. I’ll take you on a tour sometime.

Oh! And at the end of the show, instead of an old-time radio drama, I played the recording I made Wednesday in Helen Schoeni Theater of Susan Maeder’s one-woman show, The Goosefoot Tango: A Love Story, about a 14th century French holy woman who had a goosefoot for a foot, and who invented cigarets, and who had a relationship with Jesus who would, when not away on business, teach her different dances and stay for breakfast, as they say. It was so late, though; I’ll make arrangements with Bob and play it much earlier in the evening one night this coming week on KNYO, and I’ll let you know before that, so you can listen. I’ve known Susan Maeder for thirty –almost forty years, and I had no idea what a great writer she is. It’s a wonderful story. It’s like an hour long.

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

Man builds and learns to fly a real-life Iron Man flying suit.
http://technabob.com/blog/2017/04/03/daedalus-iron-man-flying-suit/

Water from air.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtKXkCfWmyY

The arrow of time.
https://laughingsquid.com/a-long-haired-woman-shows-what-simple-tasks-look-like-when-performed-in-reverse/

“No, his ears were rather like a fat Japanese businessman.” “What about the mouth, then. Did he /have/ a mouth?” “No.” (You’re wondering where you know that actor from. He was York in /Hyperdrive/. And he was policeman in /Hugo/.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rEBtpWQ7x8

A textbook case.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhSjYT7pWkw

“I think there’s something cathartic about being quite thoroughly freaked out. To have the adrenaline rush with the knowledge that these things are safely confined to the book. You put it away. Not real.”
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/04/mastermind.html

Terrorist attacks plotted in real time. (Left out, of course: domestic violence, or even just a small part of the world would look like popcorn popping.) (Look up /terrorism/. Domestic violence fits the description perfectly.)
https://storymaps.esri.com/stories/terrorist-attacks/?year=2017

Puddles the Clown sings Pinball Wizard to the tune of Folsom Prison Blues.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bfPwtUTP4k

Where the pro pianist is looking.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVvY8KfXXgE

“Nobody ever handed /me/ anything on a plate.”
http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/the-pencilsword-on-a-plate

Service.
https://vimeo.com/211513023

“What kind of private school would let in these kind of guys? It started out as Hogwarts, now it’s Lord of the Flies.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsgWUq0fdKk

Slide mouse around to change gaze. Click to change character.
http://alteredqualia.com/xg/examples/eyes_gaze2.html

Soviet kid cartoon.
http://boingboing.net/2017/04/05/watch-this-trippy-soviet-kid.html

The story of American ingenuity.
http://boingboing.net/2017/04/05/the-story-of-american-ingenuit.html

Some more Vietnam photos.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/viet_cong_during_vietnam_war

Gravity-powered analog 3-D printer.
http://theawesomer.com/analog-3d-printer/419709/

And, while you’re here, tell Congress to pass the Social Security Expansion Act.
https://act.credoaction.com/sign/sanders_ssea?t=1&akid=22485.942004.1U5my7

And tell Congress to support Medicare for All.
https://act.sumofus.org/go/352860?t=1&akid=29095.1043744.CJrCEH

The ship of Theseus problem.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-03-31) 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 the same recording this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

An odd show. A lot of weird little things happened. The swing-arm light waited till exactly when I’d put some music on to fall off its disintegrating clamp thing, then Alex Bosworth called while I was fixing the light with parts from another light and the phone’s squiggle-cord was all tangled up in what I was comico-frantically doing, but I did it, put Alex on, and his phone was running dead out in the car he uses as a radio studio (in San Diego), rather a steampunk phone, somehow not the kind you can charge in a car, so he went away to deal with that, and the light bulb in the lamp exploded, probably because of having been shaken around before but, as I said, odd. I guess it doesn’t sound so weird now, in the daylight, with the sun shining through prisms hanging in the window and trucks going by outside but, really, when’s the last time you had a light bulb just spontaneously go bang and spray glass everywhere? And other weird things; it is a seven-hour show; lots of time for synchronicity to develop stress microfractures in the fabric of reality and pop something.

That’s the nice part of your getting the recording: I have to do the show at night because generally there’s sweary poetry and so-called adult situations and after 10pm local time is when Americans are /grudgingly allowed/ freedom of speech and expression on broadcast radio, but you can play the recording any time of the day or night, and skip past the parts that make you grit your teeth because /who cares about this particular genre of bullshit?/ or /it’s annoying when people sing in a foreign language because it makes you feel like they’re making fun of you/, or maybe the Zeke Krahlin story unsettles you because in it a time-traveling LGBT-activist historian researching the Jesus myth discovers eleven-Jesuses-and-counting and all of them turn out to be time-traveling LGBT activist historians, say, from even farther in the future, and that’s just too much for some people’s Midwestern sensibilities. I don’t have a problem with any of this stuff, besides lightning striking my light bulbs, but I’m not the only person in the world, am I. Different people like different things, and that’s why censorship and prior restraint are against the highest law of the land. For a little while longer, that is, until the constitutional convention that’s just four more states’ votes away from occurring and turning the U.S. into the Republic of Gilead in Margaret Atwood’s /The Handmaid’s Tale/.

In other news, the Scott Peterson expose of another facet of the Coast Hospital financial charlie foxtrot, titled /Off the Charts/, turned out to really require that you see the charts the text metronomically refers to. So see the story complete with those charts.

And also, at last, here are links to about four hours of 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 Twilight Zone plot generator! “A justice obsessed ventriloquist in a cylindrical room will not consent to getting a new job and discovers she was on Earth all along.” “An insomniac government code breaker in Central America buys a car that makes her tell the truth but it turns out she is in hell.” And so on.
http://tzplotgenerator.com/

Schroedinger’s cat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNalMWLnt0o

Polyrhythmic washing machine. You’re free to use this in your next musical project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmRh_uWNR9I

John Gilmore wrote, “German musician Wilfried Hanrath up and offered to collaborate, then proceeded to escort my piano improvisation to places beyond my capabilities and imagination.”
https://soundcloud.com/flyingtonefish/prelude-john-gilmore-rmx

Million dollar squat.
https://vimeo.com/197411534

Angie und Don.
https://twitter.com/lisang/status/843095867565457408

Tops.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/30/watch-these-tops-spin-at-12000.html

Patterns.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/30/watch-these-cool-shifting-patt.html

This snarkily helpful man with advanced Photoshop skills repairs photos by request.
https://twitter.com/fjamie013

You can be a hero. Take action: reform California’s unjust money bail system.
https://ssl.capwiz.com/aclu/ca/issues/alert/?alertid=76478626

Knights and grails and medieval snails. “Pray for yourself, knight. Pray that the snail will kill you quickly.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ISOK-XtvYs

“Wait! I’d love to be a Mason. Masonry opens doors. I’d be very quiet, I was a bit on edge just now but if I were a Mason I’d sit at the back and not get in anyone’s way.”
http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2017/03/abandoned-masonic-lodges-temples/

Smoke and new-age lorem ipsum.
https://twitter.com/fjamie013

Math heroes. Scroll down.
http://angelustenebrae.livejournal.com/15908.html

Math bugs. /I/ would call it math macrame –mathcrame.
http://archive.bridgesmathart.org/2015/bridges2015-137.pdf

Puffer fish courtship art.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1PID91sEW8

Well! Would you look at /that/! Gerald! Come here and see this! Look right here!
http://www.660news.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/sites/8/2016/11/10/JOHV104372323_hd.jpg

German mining-byproduct-chalk-mountain skiing. (First in German, then in English.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLdmPmRSyco

NASA’s new image/video/audio searchable library.
http://tinyurl.com/NewNASASearchLibrary

Black holes. About a genetically superiorified melon in a voder suit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeQi4zbT8fA

GMOs. A good thing or a bad thing?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TmcXYp8xu4

Dinkie. The curler you can sleep in.
http://thehairhalloffame.blogspot.com/

Pack it right.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFTOOChJYLA

A little more detail about how exactly to pack it right.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/30/entertaining-video-series-on-h.html

Hecklers Anonymous.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxoyo0_AHpI

Witchcraft Through the Ages, narrated by William S. Burroughs. (Full-length film.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLCpxD4VZQI

Camille does battle with sinister self-knitting yarn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7ryxk41HtI

What is the fastest music humanly possible (where you still experience it as music)?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3kqBX1j7f8

Interesting choice of music for supercut of beautiful black-and-white film clips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiy4kATqKJc

Interesting choice of music for a marshmallow bear in a vacuum chamber.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ZFgZ0FkuA

Musicless music video: Rolling Stones 1964.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNNjbWYiUog

Jenny Nicholson, who thinks it’s funny that someone told her she looks like Cindy Lou Who, politely rips on the ASMR thing.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/27/jenny-nicholsons-top-10-re.html

Jenny Nicholson politely rips on the movie /Tomorrowland/ which, even though she’s right on every damning point, dagnabbit, you should still see. (I played this before my show started. You hear the tail end of it at the beginning of the show recording.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1-74z9dFYs

Further /Inception/-like drone-shot art. Click through the slides.
https://www.wired.com/2017/03/aydin-buyuktas-flatland-ii/?mbid=social_fb#slide-1

Hard to watch. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOo9VNNC6xg

World’s Surf League wipeout awards.
http://www.tvovermind.com/sports-news/worlds-surf-league-wipeout-year-video-tough-watch

A papercraft music video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOwOUvdmsn8

Ten photos of abandoned 1970s Russian space rocket hangar with abandoned 1970s Russian space rocket inside.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/28/mission-impossible-abandoned-soviet-space-rocket-waits-lift/

The adventures of a Japanese nurse in photos, including work from the artist’s storm drain period. Storm drain Japanese nurse with sword, for example. And with pizza.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/bizarre_hospital_images_from_a_very_strange_cache_of_japanese_stock_photos

The Loituma Girl song (Ievan (Eva’s) Polka) in English, with happy kids dancing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGHTwCwehjQ

The original Loituma Girl dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJXAUYTN0G0

Photos of lost rooftop theaters.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-4335890/New-York-s-lost-rooftop-theaters-revealed.html

How roulette works. Skip ahead to about 4 minutes in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOOc4sVA_vc

Trash.
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2017/mar/02/plastic-pollution-blights-bay-of-bengal-in-pictures

Modern art.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRWJcrRO0GM

An artist? or an ape? (I got all of them right!)
http://reverent.org/an_artist_or_an_ape.html

A one-hour master class in cello.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6f5kcjIq6I

Little boy heroically shoots, mutilates burglar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDWo6m5hbG4

Re-rerun: Bathtub. (Tilt-shift video toy-ifies the world.)
https://vimeo.com/3156959

And Frolic and Mae.
https://vimeo.com/210062397

Are bees nature’s bitches?

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-03-24) 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.

Major Mark Scaramella of the Anderson Valley Advertiser phoned and talked about his brief pre-military career as a theater organist in a theater with a motorized elevator to raise the majestic organ console, with him playing it, up out of the floor. Also, Paul Modic sent in a series of poetic stories. Zeke Krahlin. Scott Peterson. And Rich Alcott’s Attention Deficit News installment, this time from Lexington, Kentucky; he’s on his way to New Mexico to begin yet another chapter in his remarkable life. And the infamous White God episode of The Shadow, the one about a magnetic machine that can pull aeroplanes right out of the aer.

Jeff Wright bicycled across the threshold just after I signed off. He’ll be back in two weeks to tell you the details of his recent encounter with the dim, if not the dark, side of the U.S. postal system. I’m looking forward to that.

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:

Mars flyover constructed from real satellite images.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/21/gorgeous-mars-flyover-video-re.html

Liquid.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/23/hypnotic-video-of-dropping-liq.html

Electromechanical musical toys.
http://laughingsquid.com/an-amazing-programmable-analog-beat-machine-created-by-a-musically-trained-engineer/

A web toy to help understand speech sounds.
http://dood.al/pinktrombone/

You know what? I don’t think that was an FBI field agent at all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuayDyJ1ODI

A musical improvisation robot.
http://theawesomer.com/musical-improv-robot/417095/

Eluvium, Regenerative Being. (A true story.)
https://vimeo.com/209257564

You’re so hard on yourself.
https://vimeo.com/190063150

By the end of this short Black-Mirror-like film it’s meant to feel creepy and sad but I think it’s sweet. The man is happy, and what’s the harm?
https://vimeo.com/209070629

Struggle for existence.
https://archive.org/details/struggle_for_existence_1925

How can we sink when we can fly?
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/23/this-footage-of-the-mts-oceano.html

So many distractions.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/39965-so-many-distractions

Dominoes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-nfyL-Jppo

Snail sex. Like Klingon sex it involves knives, honor and determination.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOcLaI44TXA

Sexism is over.
http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=311

You don’t want a training bra, little girl.
http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=382

The future of the past. (Scroll down and it loads more art ahead of you.)
https://www.pinterest.com/nadjabc/the-future-of-the-past/

Politics in the animal kingdom. (Better alternatives to first-past-the-post voting.)
http://www.cgpgrey.com/politics-in-the-animal-kingdom

Degenerate art.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_degenerate_art_of_rudolf_schlichter

And tilt-shift time-lapse aerial Oman. (Yes, sir, yes, sir, three bags full.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayy7NV5mCPI

 

One graffito, two graffiti.

     “In Italian the word graffiti is a plural noun and its singular form is graffito. Traditionally, the same distinction has been maintained in English, so that graffiti, being plural, would require a plural verb, as in: the graffiti were all over the wall. By the same token, the singular would require a singular verb, as in: there was a graffito on the wall. Today, these distinctions survive in some specialist fields such as archaeology but sound odd to most native speakers. The most common modern use is to treat graffiti as if it were a mass noun, similar to a word like writing, and not to use graffito at all. In this case, graffiti takes a singular verb, as in: the graffiti was all over the wall. Such uses are now widely accepted as standard. A similar process is going on with other words such as agenda, data, and media.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-03-17) 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.

Here’s something so personally outrageous that it’s actually kind of cool: You’ll recall how there’s been a problem with, sometimes, my show not being picked up in progress and going out on KMEC Ukiah from midnight to 3am the way Sid Cooperrider set things up there. KNYO Fort Bragg has been very reliable since the repairs on both KNYO’s end and my end, wherever I am, even when I’m doing the show from Juanita’s apartment. When I put on something recorded and have a moment to check, KNYO is always playing what I’m sending. Okay, just after midnight last night, while Rich Alcott’s /Attention Deficit News/ was on my box and demonstrably squirting out through KNYO’s transmitter, I went to KMEC via TuneIn.com and it was playing not Rich Alcott but instead some kind of hip-hop music. This has happened before. I emailed Sid, asked him to look into it, and went back to doing my show.

Sid wrote back today: “I’ll see what’s up. Last week I tuned in and found someone in the studio, muting your show, playing hiphop. I don’t believe that person would do that again, but ???”

So, see? Sometimes it’s just that simple. This is good. It’s not an intractable technical problem; it’s just a matter of everybody getting the memo, though clearly someone already got the memo and either didn’t read it or didn’t care. People are funny. Sid and Ed will deal with 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:

History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of man. Gojira!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oBNEG8kLfQ

Here comes the sun.
https://vimeo.com/208067675

Dog of the dead.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/03/canine-freestyle-and-flyball-at-crufts.html

Rerun: Dog of Wisdom. “That is a good wisdom.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-UmfqFjpl0

Kimmo Pohjonen and Sami Kuoppamaki. Accordion and drums.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw89so4gEZs

The banana republics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgydTdThoeA

Coney Island.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2010/05/phantasmagorical-coney-island-city-of.html

Singularity chess.
http://pmburgess.blogspot.com/2006/06/singularity-chess.html

If you are an electronics tinkerer, get ready to take a picture of your own goofily thrilled face, then watch this. That’ll be the picture to use on a dating app to repel manic pixies who will know automatically that they don’t need to fix you.
https://boingboing.net/2017/03/15/must-needs-when-digital-drives.html

Snakism.
https://pippinbarr.github.io/SNAKISMS/

Hermes said, “Scram, you lousy greensnakes!” But I think they’re pretty. And they make great desktop images.
http://tinyurl.com/zp4um2a

Howler monkeys.
https://twitter.com/ARTvsTRUMP/status/835866482827538432

And meat.
https://twitter.com/ARTvsTRUMP/status/829463126680674304

How Trump protects Americans.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/15/trump-protects-americans.html

Mr. Steinberg’s hotel.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/girl_in_trouble_the_mysterious_vintage_bondage_photos_known_only_as_mr._ste

What they called syphilis in different places. For example, around France, but not in France, they called it the French disease. The French called it the Italian disease. And so on. Remember: “Sailor, beware the easy pickup.”
http://i.imgur.com/CJ97PD2.png

Council of Elrond.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/175

Let’s find out.
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/will-lava-lamps-work-on-jupiter

Understood. (Click on image to embiggify.)
https://kerrycallen.blogspot.de/2017/01/super-antics-10.html

And the rest of those:
http://www.nerdcore.de/2017/03/10/super-antics/

“Can it be this is all? How puny, how small!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYQ3O8U6SMY

Size.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isppUA0MZmw

City of shacks. 36,000 people per square mile. In twenty years 5,000,000,000 people will be living like this, if the food and water supply can keep up, which it can’t.
http://www.bernhardlang.de/Website/AV_Manila_All.html

Return to the ditch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtbutcpWG0A

Car boys. (It sounds familiar because a carboy was a kind of giant glass bottle for transporting liquid.) In this case it’s boys using a car game creatively/destructively. This is the modern equivalent of Matchbox car demolition derbies involving flammables and firecrackers and a hammer.
http://dailyoftheday.com/obsession-of-the-week-car-boys/

Trains.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2010/07/trains-and-railways-extravaganza-part-2.html

They don’t make ’em like that anymore.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIoPPD0NKhA

Melons.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/risque_produce_labels

Ah… Ahh-PLOO!
https://d6d2h4gfvy8t8.cloudfront.net/18360678-orig.jpg

Origin story. So she shaves under her arms, but how does she do that? Superman removes his super facial hair by directing his superpowered-eye-ray-du-jour into a mirror and either burning or freezing or time-traveling it off. Maybe she uses the lasso of truth somehow to do it, or the tiara thing. Or –she is part goddess– maybe she just orders her divine body to suck the hairs back inside faster than they can come out. That’s probably it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INLzqh7rZ-U

Timing.
http://dailyoftheday.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/winner.jpg

Mimas by Saturnlight.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/16/mimas-in-saturnlight.html

Yo yo maestro.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFLIRg7N-GY

He will tell you who and what he is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d1F0mJ8QPs

…And then he will rip out your guts and shove them up your butt till they come out of your stinking coward eyes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0yAh_c6pTY

The ancient equation: Sexy plus gross equals creepy.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2017/03/16/sinister-seductress-tropes-vs-women-in-video-games/

Zip and zest and pep to cook and clean and dust and be cute.
http://tinyurl.com/ZipAndZestAndPep

“Well, you look pretty down… Cool it a sec, and I’ll see what I can dig up.” “CRAZY!”
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/jazz_great_charles_mingus_takes_on_bootleggers_in_this_amazing_self_produce

Brute-force deduction.
https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2017-03/14/0/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane-02/sub-buzz-14193-1489465393-1.jpg

…And the rest of them:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/jemimaskelley/hp-jokes-megalist

A woman who used to call and visit KMFB told me she once spent a week in jail with Sugar Pie DeSanto. Here’s Sugar Pie Desanto in 1964.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZIzF2uC9MM

Sugar Pie DeSanto in 2007. I think it’s fair to assume that she was fully Sugar Pie DeSanto right out of the box, no alterations necessary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AawXzc8k_1c

Go away or I will taunt you again.
http://b3ta.com/links/1429174

Twisted. Flip city. Hoobie-shoobie.
http://laughingsquid.com/an-amazing-photo-series-that-makes-the-landscape-appear-as-if-its-folding-over-itself/
https://www.aydinbuyuktas.com/?page_id=303

Holding hands and skipping tracers. (They’re regular ammunition but with a phosphorus compound burning in the bullet to show up its line of flight in a bright red line, and in this case to show why you never shoot at the water, son.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGAl1nYavy0

She can’t really see you, honey. She’s just pretending. When I was a little boy I thought she looked sad about something. Doesn’t she? I wonder what was going on in her life to make her so sad. Maybe it was just the good old days.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td1KAgrYUGA

With tongue.
http://images.csmonitor.com/csm/2016/01/04_16.jpg?alias=standard_900x600nc

And which chair is the mom and which chair is the dad, and why.
https://d6d2h4gfvy8t8.cloudfront.net/18362125-orig.jpg

Dormammu, I’ve come to bargain.

     “A garment that squeezes the testicles makes a man think differently.” -Umberto Eco

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-03-10) 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.

Ezekiel Krahlin called, and also Scott Peterson (later I read Scott’s story /Death Spiral/). TJ came in and shared his insights into self defense. At about 1:30am (that’ll be 4 hours 30 min. into the recording) a bunch of people leaving the bar saw Jerry working on a computer in the front and came in. Jerry sent them back to me. They were friendly, but you know how easily I am overwhelmed by a crowd, and at first I didn’t understand what they were all saying, but it soon became clear: Jay Smeck (I’m guessing at the spelling), of Yuba City, has a new song out. I gave him a wire from the mixer to plug into his phone, and he sang along with his recording that I played on the monitors. When I’m doing the show from Fort Bragg I don’t use headphones, so it didn’t occur to me in time to hand them to him, and I felt a little silly about that, but it worked out fine and he sounded like a pro, which means he’s very good; the monitor situation was primitive and terrible and he just instantly adapted and performed. They all shook my hand, I was hugged from several directions at once, and they left.

I’m trying to convey how this all felt to me: I’m alone in a quiet room in the middle of the night, reading into a microphone, and suddenly there’s this kaleidoscopic whirl of activity, like a scene in The Magic Christian, and everything’s happening at once, and then I’m alone again, and it’s quiet, and I go back to reading. It’s like: did that really happen? Well, yes, because one of them brought a cigaret in and it still smells like cigarets. But on the air, and in the recording, it’s just radio. Somebody’s talking, you hear some music, somebody’s talking again. The inside is so different from the outside.

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 finely crafted television of the future.
http://theawesomer.com/rca-wireless-wizard/415145/

The finely crafted Hupfeld Phonoliszt of the past.
http://laughingsquid.com/a-beautifully-restored-hupfeld-phonoliszt-violina-a-self-playing-mechanical-violin-orchestrion-player/

1950s ads improved by Cheeto Benito quotes.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/03/1950s-sexist-ads-with-donald-trump.html

Aboriginal auto repair.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55pdUjNgwAY

“What are you lookin’ at?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaHz7RwbpLQ

Crows.
https://vimeo.com/207190633

Thought germs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE3j_RHkqJc

The battle of Helm’s Deep broken down into 24 beats.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn2-PUq1Z84

Host a hunted family under your floorboards.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/08/futurecnn-creator-offers-an-ad.html

The story of rubber.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyMNHjvA3yc

Art? Not art? So many questions. Also- the right-hand woman’s legs remind me of the thought experiment, /If your legs bent the other way, what would a chair look like?/
http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170302162546-21-week-in-photos-0303-super-169.jpg

Relativity.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/09/squash-stretch-and-general-rel.html

“And here we see coasters being packed for shipment. And in a matter of minutes the line /could/ be producing water tumblers or tomato slicers, breadboxes or pitchers.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQpGPrsbqOc

Disturbing.
http://www.collegehumor.com/post/7043677/16-teachers-share-the-most-disturbing-artwork-a-student-ever-submitted

Live in the future!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkWsao4UZdc

Fraley’s robot repair.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/fraleys-robot-repair

Get a load of the /pipes/ on that baby.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/48661037/PIPES

Rule 34, is there anything it can’t do?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B_W_CZfVtc

Evolution of 2-D animation.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/03/supercut-evolution-of-2d-animation.html

Logan retrospective. 17 years of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in four minutes.
http://theawesomer.com/wolverine-logans-retrospective/415380/

Chuck Norris shoots everybody.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdVBkn6ohH8

And the map.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/03/06/good-luck/

Human pocket squares square off for cash, prizes, power and dames.

     “I can remember the first time I had to go to sleep.   Mom said, ‘Steven, time to go to sleep.’   I said, ‘But I don’t know how.’   She said, ‘It’s real easy. Just go down to the end of tired and hang a left.’   So I went down to the end of tired, and just out of curiosity I hung a right.   My mother was there, and she said, ‘I thought I told you to go to sleep.'”  -Steven Wright

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-03-03) 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:

Good habits, and body parts, of the ideal boy.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/03/ideal-boy-an-charts-from-ind.html

Trump quotes inserted in Red Skull’s speech bubbles.
http://www.nerdcore.de/2017/02/25/trump-quotes-x-red-skull/

Star Wars fight scene with improved sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXWrTTkaS4k

Sweat droplets bubbling out of the ridges of fingertips. This is happening right now on all your fingers.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/24/close-up-video-of-sweat-drops.html

Woody Allen, a career in ten lines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9RsyjWRl5g

Nothing at all creepy about this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr_prHZMjyk

Balls and ball races.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbIbiyDKbAg

Sea lions play volleyball.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/28/watch-these-sea-lions-play-vol.html

One-man band plays Black Dog as well as those sea lions play volleyball. Meaning, pretty well.
http://www.avclub.com/article/one-man-performs-every-instrument-led-zeppelins-bl-251219

Anamorphic Helen Keller. Helen Keller made of clothes. Next, why not do Penn and Teller, Penn and Teller dressed in those?
http://laughingsquid.com/sight-specific-a-giant-anamorphic-portrait-of-helen-keller-created-with-donated-thrift-store-clothing/

Symmetry.
https://vimeo.com/204736859

Doctor Strange video effects breakdown.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBzPl8SnZdg

Infrared Oregon. My favorite parts are where a bridge goes up and down and the sound goes vvvn vvvvm.
http://laughingsquid.com/invisible-oregon-a-stunning-overhead-view-of-the-beaver-state-as-seen-through-an-infrared-camera/

A new kind of battery that takes a thousand years to go dead. And making it safely uses up nuclear power plant waste, and it’s no more radioactive to handle (or to eat) than a banana.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6ME88nMnYE

How to rock a pocket square.
http://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/12/18/how-to-rock-a-pocket-square-an-illustrated-guide/

“The value of dekotora is not money. It is more spiritual.” Spiritual Xmas-lighted trucks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7YETRPILaQ

Health care so-called debate entertainingly explained in 15 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEGpriv2TAc

Another collection of Alex Jones moments. Donald Trump specifically invited this guy to attend press events barred to Politico, BuzzFeed, CNN, the New York Times, Mother Jones, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_5VtoysNFs

Who wouldn’t want to play with this musical toy?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exEMEex-A3Q

Six cute little Japanese Rube Goldberg things.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/28/clickety-click-barba-trick.html

Why flying in passenger jets is slower than fifty years ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1QEj09Pe6k

No, I’m good. Slow is okay.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M1zWcopcao

The SR-71. From the early 1960s.
http://newatlas.com/how-to-fly-sr-71-blackbird/46366/

Cereal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5AApxSzlyY

Melania says hello.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcU3EKigZLQ

Rerun: Lord of the Hissy-Fit.
http://worldoflongmire.com/features/romance_novels/

Lava.
http://theawesomer.com/lava-fire-hose/413860/

Zoom in on the syrup for further instructions.
https://twitter.com/DennysDiner/status/837041513649606656/photo/1

A subreddit dedicated to collecting and mocking examples of gatekeeping in popular culture and fandom:
https://www.reddit.com/r/gatekeeping/

And the Mandela Effect.
http://laughingsquid.com/how-the-mandela-effect-causes-people-to-share-false-memories-and-why-the-truth-matters/

With liberty and justice for all.

     “It’s time we show the Fire Nation that we believe in our beliefs as much as they believe in theirs.” -Princess Yue

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-02-24) 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.

At the beginning of the recording you’ll hear the very tail end of a propaganda film about what a great favor the U.S. government did for hundreds of thousands of slanty-eyed American citizens by spiriting them away to prison camps. Also it’s about how, though some of them were undoubtedly loyal to foreign powers, evidenced by their being resentful of being plucked out of their lives, most of them understood the necessity and were delighted to help out the war effort by living and working and raising their children in the desert surrounded by guard towers and machine guns and razor wire. Just the very end of that, where the announcer tells that all this was carried out kindly and humanely for a reason: that Americans captured and imprisoned by the Axis powers might be treated well in return, and we can all go back to normal once the traitors have been driven out forever. Then part of an interview with George Takei (Mister Sulu in Star Trek, and Hiro Nakamura’s father in Heroes, among other roles he played), who was four when he and his family were kidnapped, and who stood with other little children in a prison schoolroom and pledged allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one nation, with liberty and justice for all. That’s just the first three minutes

Then there’s the show, of course. I did the best I could, and I even dredged up all my favorite yodels for the musical breaks. I hope you like it. There’ll be another one next week, and the week after that, and so on until I get it right.

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:

No, Martha.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=022017

A moving film of hundreds of still photos of Otto Lilienthal, the first man to really fly, really flying.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2017/02/22/only-photographs-remained-of-the-first-flying-man-until-now/

Cliff diving.
http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2017/02/cliff-diving.html

This artist got a kick out of Soviet communism.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/mutants_and_grotesque_monsters_the_soviet_artist_who_rebelled_against_the_f

Dung glass.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/manure_glass

Robert Ross sent me the link to this Italian parade float.
https://www.facebook.com/TheOther98/videos/1704842586193379/

Hands-down the most impressive music video you have ever seen, or I will eat a hat of my choosing.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/22/a-brilliantly-executed-extrem.html

Hahnyah. Nyah-nuh-nuh-nuh-nahh. (Turn on closed captions.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiQNTF8GFGQ

Loose seal. You picked a fine time to leave me.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/02/disguise.html

Tentacles.
https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/the-virgin-mary-now-with-800-more-tentacles

Do robots deserve rights?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHyUYg8X31c

A new nonsense word generator.
http://soybomb.com/tricks/words/

Words mean anything don’t anymore.
https://theawl.com/words-mean-anything-dont-anymore-303c4766bb17#.f705glgdd

“You’re gonna be exhausted from all the winning.” (Tom Tomorrow)
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-past-month-in-nutshell.html

And zombie relocation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp1paRWGYPY

Party hat and whizzer, check.

     “I’m gonna let you enjoy this for 60 seconds. Then I’m turning the reality hose back on.” -Shauna

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-02-17) 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.

By the way, that was just twenty years of Memo of the Air that went by, just then. February 1997 to last night, whoosh. And the main thing it makes me think is, I had a /House of Mystery/ comic book when I was in fifth grade, the year white men landed on the moon (thanks to a lot of black lady mathematicians), where the cartoon story was about an evil photographer who ruined people’s lives with blackmail, and this was shown by a blackmail-ruined businessman, whose twenty year business is about to be destroyed even though he paid the blackmail money, and he’s running after the photographer’s car in the night, wailing, begging, “Twenty years! /TWENTY YEARS!/” Like Kilgore Trout running after Kurt Vonnegut in his /Breakfast of Champions/ dark parking lot of the soul, yelling, “Make me young! Make me young!

I didn’t sleep right before and so was kind of tired for this show, and you can hear that, but it’s still all there. Alex Bosworth called very late, and that was nice, though I almost fell asleep while we were talking. Alex has been a constant over the years, except for the two or three years where we all thought he was dead, but even then I had his stories to read and recordings of his stories to play. /He’s/ had an amazing life. The world used him for a punching bag, and he just keeps getting back up, like one of those inflatable clown things that you punch and it rights itself or, no, more like Captain America, who’s beat all to shit by a bully, and the bully is vile, snickering, a little out of breath from all the kicking and beating he’s been doing, and Captain America (he’s half the size of the bully) gets up, spits out blood and a tooth, raises his fists and says, “Hey. I can do this all day.” That’s a hero.

Also this show’s /The Shadow/ episode is a particularly good one.

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:

Time-lapse military airplane boneyard. Recall the used-spaceship yard scene in the /Out of Gas/ episode of /Firefly/. “She’ll be with you till the day you die.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KUWMGaubjA

Philomena Cunk (Diane Morgan) on Shakespeare. (30 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YeCpHoy9EQ

Mirror boxes. Or, in German, spiegelboxen.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/91794/how-one-artist-using-mirrors-create-perception-shifting-infinity-boxes

104 satellites 104.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/16/watch-india-launch-a-record-10.html

Stuff in space that we track. You can click on individual items for exact location and details and speed and orbit period and so on.
http://stuffin.space/

Staring at the sun.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/satellites/g2830/satellites-stereo-nasa/

I’m not sure why I like this so much, but it might be because there used to be a motorized 3-D topo map at the Griffith Park Observatory (it was a space-related Exploratorium) in the early 1960s. You’d push buttons on the side, and the various earthquake faults beneath L.A. and the nearby mountains would rumble and slide. Also I loved to jam my four-year-old hands in the holes in the giant iron meteorite they had.
http://newatlas.com/exploration-through-motion-topographical-map/47949/

And this beautiful water-cooled motorcycle. More powerful than a VW bug and it weighs 260 pounds dry. Then you put gas in it and some rich idiot’s fat ass on it (it costs $10,000) and, you know, it’s just another extravagant thing. But /look/ at it. What an attractive object.
http://newatlas.com/ccm-spitfire-lightweight-motorcycle/47944/

I direct your attention to the little ballerina dancing in her yellow pajamas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ookhzfSSeSg

Charles and Emma Darwin* had ten kids, and the kids drew and painted and scribbled all over his manuscripts, and at first, whenever one did, Emma would worry, but when Charles saw the damage he’d go /Oh, look at that. Such a clever child./
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2014/03/on-origin-of-fantasies.html

Mime appreciation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwJ-yuKyImo

Episode One of the Hero Swap series. /Forrest Gump in The Matrix./
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KKt-BLWJQM

The five-way intersection of hot-tarmac,uniform-with-epaulettes (not to mention the white socks and shiny black shoes), white gloves and baton. And entirely SFW.
i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150507175926-27-week-in-photos-0508-super-169.jpg

Take this in the context of that photo of some rich goofball at Drumpf’s country club yucking it up with the Marine officer holding the valise of world incineration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50h23e-z0nk

Dolls.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/16/Surreal-Dolls-With-A-Dark-Fantasy-World-Inside-Them/

Ceilings.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/02/the-tessellated-and-elaborately-detailed-ceilings-of-iranian-mosques/

Chore your way to fitness.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/chore_fitness

Bees whoop when they crash into each other. Who knew?
http://mentalfloss.com/article/92331/honeybees-go-whoop-when-they-bump-each-other

I don’t have teevee so I only ever see this guy on YouTube. I’m always impressed. So smart and funny, and such a good teacher.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xecEV4dSAXE

How people get hurt in the different states. Apparently in Louisiana they lead with their face.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/92154/how-people-get-hurt-all-50-states

*And, speaking of Darwin.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/17/watch-a-model-dangle-off-a-sky.html