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Gifts of the Molby gyrating hammock fitness system.


      “A full chest, a small waist, a flexible spine, and the keen relish of a healthful existence.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-06-17) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

Stuart Cohen came and played a new song or three. About midnight I read something Scott Peterson wrote to Meg Courtney of KZYX, and Jeff Wright heard that and stopped in; Jeff is locally famous for, among other things, being eighty-sixed from all the not-KNYO radio call-in shows around here; and recently the board of MCPB used the police to eject him from a public meeting (!) because they couldn’t be arsed to simply acknowledge his perfectly reasonable point. We talked for exactly an hour. I have given up on ever learning not to interrupt people in conversation, and that might bug you a little here, but he managed to stay on topic despite my congenital sabotage of that. So just skip ahead three hours into the recording if you’d like to hear Jeff Wright without anybody hanging up on him because of his ability to keep a topic in sight. You can always mentally tune me out. You’re entirely welcome to do that. Think of it as an exercise to stretch your capabilities.

And the gyrating hammock episode, whoa. I tried it because, you know, you have to try these things to prove to yourself that you’re not a pussy, but…  It was nice of the Hare Creek Krishnas to donate it and install it in the station -it is very attractive antique gym technology (gorgeous black enameled metalwork on the mounts for the three electric motors, one at your head, one at your feet and one above the middle)- but there should have been a warning posted. Before I went home I made a sign and taped it over the control box:  Don’t use this by yourself.
Have someone standing by to pull the plug. And don’t get in if you just ate and you’re full of brightly colored soup.  (A rueful visceral image always makes the most effective warning.)

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

Painting on black water, then lifting the image to preserve it.

…And that reminds me of this woman’s work. She does something like painting on water, but instead she uses sand on glass.

Morning of Owl.

Stephen Fry hates dancing, says so, and this dancer dances to that, and she’s as funny and smart as she is flexible.

Camera drone frolics along after frolicking radio-controlled toy planes. Astounding camera work impossible only a short time ago.

“Now you know how ta do it. Please do not do it if you don’t know how ta do it.”

Three gears that work together.

The day she showed up in a green-screen-green outfit.

Of course there’s a difference, but what /exactly/ is the difference?

Our wonderful nature.

Little Hitler.

Little Blue Mountain Capital.

Japanese Trump ad.

Ah. Now I get it.


Bees and nothingness.

Gotcher nose!

15 sorting algorithms in 6 minutes. This gives you an intuitive understanding of machine sorting.

Innovative scissors.

Think, now. What in your life is this dog toy a great analogy for?

“Photos From the Past that the News Wouldn’t, or Couldn’t Show You.” Here’s just one page; there are lots more.

And this man shoots time-lapse video for a living. He made this compilation of a little bit of his work.


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