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To protect and serve.

2015/08/08

      “He claimed he rides a motorbike to fight crime, protecting the public from knife crime and gang warfare. But we can reveal ‘The Renegade’, who said he lives near Nuneaton but in fact lives in a Leicestershire village, fabricated a number of claims about his activities. It’s understood he does plan to tackle criminals in the area – but isn’t currently able to because he has no motorbike and works in the evenings.”

Here’s the six-hour recording of last night’s (2015-08-07) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

It begins with Emperor Hirohito’s matter-of-fact but shaky radio address to the Japanese people explaining the decision to surrender and so end the War After the War To End All Wars. Or so I’m told– I don’t understand Japanese; it could be anything, like with the girl who paid for a spiritual serenity tattoo on her skinny white thigh and found out years later that it really said Tasty Chicken.

That’s what I like most about other languages: they sound like talking and look like writing, but they’re really, like our own, just singing and painting, not at all like an atomic bomb, though that is a kind of painting, I guess.

It’s like in /Firefly/, where the characters are talking along in English, but when they swear passionately they lapse into Chinese or French or an even more arbitrary science-fiction-swear language. It demonstrates what’s really important: the melodramatic problem they’re singing (and fighting) about.

Download the show and play it while you’re cleaning the birdcage, or fixing the car, or exfoliating, whatever that means– or skip frenetically around in it, find something you like and learn something and/or merely enjoy yourself. And write; I’m happy to read on the air everything you have to say, swears and all.

I had to go back to Juanita’s house before a week had passed, so you’ll hear me talking very quietly, the microphone practically pressed against my lips, because of not wanting to disturb the neighbors with yammering at full volume the way I can do on Franklin Street. Maybe it’s better this way; what do you think?

Anyway, here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the latest show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Dog meets the Dog of Wisdom.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrqj8I5j8VM

If Matthew Inman’s dogs were a pair of middle-aged men.
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/dogs_as_men

The most beautiful watch.
http://deathbecomesher.net/post/125471094271/blazepress-this-beautiful-planetarium-watch

Who’s a big bird, then, hm? Who’s a big wicker bird? /You/ are. /You’re/ a big wicker bird.
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03385/POTD_wickerman-eve_3385975k.jpg

One angry laser-eyed space chicken.
http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/stormy-seas-in-sagittarius

Maps (and a graph) of U.S. electricity sources.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/power-plants/

Stan Lee vs. Jim Hensen –vs. Walt Disney.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXBJIZ1NXFU

CGI disgust discussed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL6hp8BKB24

Eem Salabeem.
http://boingboing.net/2015/08/04/the-problem-with-vintage-magic.html

The way the world used to be, when people had real problems and didn’t have to make problems up for themselves to feel alive.
http://boingboing.net/2015/08/05/british-library-releases-over.html

The pep talk generator. If it isn’t peppy enough for you, click on Next Pep Talk.
http://www.babevibes.com/the-pep-talk-generator/

Killing a lion is the most cowardly thing you can do. Here’s why.
http://imgur.com/gallery/59N0c

Majestic flight of Soyuz to ISS.
http://tinyurl.com/p8rq2h8

The original 2007 Zoomquilt, but now you can use a control to change speed and direction.
http://zoomquilt2.madmindworx.com/zoomquilt2.swf

…and  a similar project. I like this better.
http://arkadiazoom.com/

Nice music. Interesting stretchy, flowy video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyAoQAzwX5g

Bill Cornelius sent me the link to this short film about a vertiginous bicycle ride. At a couple of points in it I cried out and flung my arms around my own head.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ_IQS3VKjA

Sans lights.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L2g_RzDZQE

Diary of a sex tourist.
https://medium.com/vantage/diary-of-a-sex-tourist-2d73817d23df

So beautiful and so dangerous.
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/08/a-trip-to-antarctica/400106/

And turquoise ice on Lake Baikal, Russia.
http://elbarto.35photo.ru/photos/20130314/495251.jpg

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