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The trial of Choochie “Duck Call” Pavaccino.


     “The famous 147 break had everything: The white ball obeyed O’Sullivan’s every command, every shot looked easy because he made it so through his honeyed cueing and Juno-level precision positional play. The break was fast, the fastest maximum break ever, by a long way, and yet he looked like he had oodles of time. O’Sullivan said at the time that he knew a maximum was on after the second red, and the result never looked in doubt. He moved around the table with grace and ridiculous ease, like a concert pianist preparing breakfast in his kitchen.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-05-05) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

A 1.6 gigapixel zoomable image of the Lesser Magellanic Cloud (a small galaxy very near the Milky Way). (When you’ve zoomed in a little bit and are moving around, a pilot image appears in the top-left corner with a guide box to show where you are).

If we manage to get off this rock before we blow ourselves up, here’s where our incredibly distant descendants will live.

Literally endless scroll-down gallery of science-fiction computer interface screens. I left this loading and checked in once in awhile for hours and haven’t seen any Lantian technology yet, so.

New analog-synthesized sound for atomic bomb test films. Try it.

I saw this and immediately thought /This is something like what would happen if you put KZYX in water./ But it wouldn’t die like the grasshopper –if you call that living– rather it would blossom and flower.

Horror movie plot generator.

Men save, women forgive.


Woodcuts and witches.

Son of Satan comix.

The apprehension engine.

An animated robot instrument.

A whole bunch of odd musical instruments. Most of these have samples to listen to.

A deceptively matter-of-fact miracle triumph of snooker worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

“Bleagh! That’s awful! Go get me a coffee, a dog bed and some Legos.”

A trebuchet throwing a car, a piano, and an incendiary drum.

The piano fling scene from Northern Exposure.

The branch will not break.

But the fingers just come off and go back on. How?

Side-stage hip-hop signage.

Forget it.

Under the dome.

Double King.

The elephant’s garden.

Grotesque erotica of a manga master.

Pacific Crest trail in 3-second bursts.

“Oh, mah gawrd!” “Luk, there’s a tay vay!”

Velociraptor corrida. Ole!

Rodeo girls.


Paris from the top, looking northwest.

Shizuko Kasagi – Tokyo Boogie Oogie (or rather Woogie) (1947).

These are professionals. Don’t try this at home, kids.

The book of miracles.

Rerun: the Thai space program.

A way cheaper way to get those Hubble images.

And another.

Looking forward to being attacked. “The eyes are the third choice and always carry your car keys when going to your car in a dark parking lot. If you can, scrape them across the assailant’s eyes. Use a ball point pen, if you have it out of your purse.”

The littlest shotgun. “This fuckin’ thing’ll kill everybody in the room.” “Well, tell ’em that.”

A lovely little lightweight electrical motorbike.  Top speed: 36 mph. Range: 35 mile round trip.

What are /you/ looking at.

Stunt musicians.

How it works.

The mysterious glass.

The farts have it by a nose.

A fast fun word game.

Five short films about technology.

Just add time.

So much for so little.

Like unto the gods.

That’s love, then. Comes love, nothing can be done.

Further in Heineken’s series of /more alike than different/.

“If they could pay us less, they would.”

Life of Francis.


Helicopter fails. Of course.

Paper poppa.

Different views of the same few seconds in a tiny 3-D world project.

Historical tragedies and the people who might have prevented them had they not died 16 years prior.

The illustrated police news.


And remember to clean the vent and also inside the box, under the drum. These simple maintenance tasks are the clothes-dryer equivalent of regularly replacing the sacrificial anode in your electric water heater. It takes only a few minutes and makes the machine last decades. And that’s not the only thing the old man was right about.

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