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The smell of the old black lake.


      “They say it’s all the bodies of all the drowned picnickers, and all the leftovers from all those picnics, mummified by dark and cold, suspended at various depths, depending on the weight of their sins.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-06-24) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep, and skip ahead in, in case you’re reminded of something you dislike to think about, and it starts bubbling up inside you, and you wish things like that would just go away.

It begins with the very end of brilliant mathematician Vi Hart’s impassioned, dismayed essay on Christina Grimmie, Orlando and the balance of trust and fear. You’ll want to hear all of that.

And 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.

Gelatin and rubbing alcohol, mostly. Food coloring. Overhead projector.

Bitten by a radioactive philosopher, an ordinary boy becomes /Socrates Man!/

Black hole sun, the lounge version.

This dog knows. He knows.

Fender bender in the F ring. Bets being taken. Rick and Morty? The NTE-3120 NSEA Protector? A Goa’uld mothership?

And it’s about time, too.

Impressive white hambone skills.

The reinvention of normal. (My favorite is the reverse bungee jumping.)

Puts things in perspective.

Moves things along.



This follower of the all-forgiving, all-loving Prince of Peace encouraged mass-murder, it hit him in the wallet, and he’s just pissed off about it. I like the mural behind his sweaty tantrum. You’ve seen that mural before, and you’ll see it again.

Two tens for a five.

“Oh, my God! The bouncy-house! Shit!” “Is anyone still in it?” “I didn’t think of that! Where’s Ethan! …Ethan! Ethan!”

Fireworks being fireworks. The fireworks are blameless, here. They had no say in the matter.

White terrorist bingo.

Patti Pravo – Se Perdo Te.

Guido Fawkes’ signature before and after.

These fireworks say, “Keep away from children.” Are they safe?

A history of horror.

Nuclear landscape art. Pricy.

An old but prophetic film by the CIA.

An old but prophetic comic strip by R. Crumb.

“Isn’t that awesome?”

No, it isn’t, but this is:

Also this: Girls Not Brides.

Juno climax getting close.

I loved /The Fifth Element/ –I must have watched it at least eight times– and I love knowing these things about it.

Parkour with modern drone video.

So, cheating or not? Watch the video, too.

Celluloid homunculi.

Lewis Carroll’s typewriter.

And nice math art.


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