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Canceled show tonight (2015-05-29). Alas.


     “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

Okay, now the datacenter is saying they won’t have their systems back up until, um, midnight, so probably later. I’m sure they’re working as hard as they can to restore service. I’m going to call it a night, pack my material away and bring it all to do a complete show next week.

Whenever they get us back on the air (and the web), the automation that fills in between live shows will automatically begin to play, hence the term. The problem they had, that knocked us off the air tonight, hardly ever happens and I’m not gonna stress about it.

Oh– also next week (Friday 2015-06-05) I’ll be in Fort Bragg at 325 N. Franklin in case you want to do a live show-and-tell, or play your musical instrument(s), or talk about your event or project or whatever. Just walk in any time after 9pm and head for the lighted back room and get my attention and I’ll stop what I’m doing and set up a microphone for you. You don’t have to call first.

And you can arrange to have your own show on KNYO by contacting Bob Young:   There are still some good slots open in the schedule.

Meanwhile, here are some infotaining tidbits to tide you over, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

What summer looked like before the internet.

Play this for your rich wino friends.

How we get bees.

How we got atomic power.

150 motorized see-saws in an old church. What do you say? Art? Not art? I say art.

Bohemian Rhapsody on 100 year old fairground organ.

Cranial modification. Fascinating because /ugh/.

How to do it, about food.

On a plate.


How we get a picture of time.

Simple color-value distinguishing game.

Borges’ Library of Babel as a web page.

The bad intelligence.

The balloon art to beat.

Please replace speaker on post before you exit. (This is for Bob Woelfel.)

“It started when he was twelve.” “See? The motor’s running again.”

A neat short film that’s a demo for a kind of smooth-motion camera handle. Stay to the end; it’s only five minutes long.

A virtual-reality/real-life project that’s an ad for a kind of motor oil.

Casino. A very gentle explanation by a pit boss as to why you’re not allowed to gamble to win. You’re only allowed to gamble to lose. If you know how to win, they consider that cheating and they cut you off.

Boxes are sold by weight, not by volume. Some settling may occur due to shipping and handling. And hopping.



Some neat behind-the-scenes photos of Star Wars production. They were all so young. Also: Greedo turns out to be a happy little French-looking woman (who Han shot first).

The first video of this type of machine I’ve ever seen where a scientist doesn’t try to kick it over with his boot. It’s kind of refreshing.

Walmart’s leaked secret anti-union training video.

I never watched /The Wire/, but apparently it was /The Wire/.


Scary-go-round about aliens and chemtrails.

And again: How English sounds to non-English speakers.

Play this video full-screen on your non-touch-screen monitor and hold your finger on the center.

Bad lip reading project: Redneck Avengers.

Genetically engineered yeast is the future of flavor.

Dogs with the wind in their jowls.

And a cool little lathe made of a drill.



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