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

2016/06/04

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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