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The trial of Choochie “Duck Call” Pavaccino.

2017/05/06

     “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).
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1714a/zoomable/

If we manage to get off this rock before we blow ourselves up, here’s where our incredibly distant descendants will live.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsN1LglrX9s

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.
http://sciencefictioninterfaces.tumblr.com/

New analog-synthesized sound for atomic bomb test films. Try it.
http://www.avclub.com/article/those-creepy-nuclear-test-videos-now-have-gorgeous-254574

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.
http://boingboing.net/2017/04/30/baptizing-praying-mantises-for.html

Horror movie plot generator.
https://wronghands1.com/2016/10/28/horror-movie-plot-generator/

Men save, women forgive.
http://www.avclub.com/article/wikipedia-plot-descriptions-think-men-save-women-f-254476

Lysol.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lysols-vintage-ads-subtly-pushed-women-to-use-its-disinfectant-as-birth-control-218734/

Woodcuts and witches.
http://publicdomainreview.org/2017/05/04/woodcuts-and-witches/

Son of Satan comix.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_son_of_satan_that_time_marvel_comics_got_into_the_antichrist

The apprehension engine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzk-l8Gm0MY

An animated robot instrument.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toXNVbvFXyk

A whole bunch of odd musical instruments. Most of these have samples to listen to.
http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/index.html

A deceptively matter-of-fact miracle triumph of snooker worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F85Em61m7ng

“Bleagh! That’s awful! Go get me a coffee, a dog bed and some Legos.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft3DKfhtoc8

A trebuchet throwing a car, a piano, and an incendiary drum.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQLYHt-DM0Q

The piano fling scene from Northern Exposure.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppShcRlJeZI

The branch will not break.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84aH3_GucrY

But the fingers just come off and go back on. How?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyxpxxW8VBo

Side-stage hip-hop signage.
https://twitter.com/blackthought/status/858489990329712642

Forget it.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/40449-forget-it

Under the dome.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/40465-under-the-dome

Double King.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_MSFkZHNi4

The elephant’s garden.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlUR09yRHZU

Grotesque erotica of a manga master.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_wildly_grotesque_erotica_of_japanese_manga_legend_suehiro_maruo

Pacific Crest trail in 3-second bursts.
http://boingboing.net/2017/05/02/hiking-the-pacific-crest-trail.html

“Oh, mah gawrd!” “Luk, there’s a tay vay!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QEHV6Dbotc

Velociraptor corrida. Ole!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CngTptAzGOE

Rodeo girls.
http://www.booooooom.com/2017/04/25/rodeo-girls-by-photographer-ilona-szwarc/

Colors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDiHtcef-Gk

Paris from the top, looking northwest.
http://onebigphoto.com/paris-seen-from-eiffel-tower/

Shizuko Kasagi – Tokyo Boogie Oogie (or rather Woogie) (1947).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtjrcsoqubQ

These are professionals. Don’t try this at home, kids.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39798988

The book of miracles.
http://boingboing.net/2017/04/29/new-edition-of-the-book-of-mir.html

Rerun: the Thai space program.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkVkCIEPyx4

A way cheaper way to get those Hubble images.
https://laughingsquid.com/chromogenesis-beads-paint-and-oil-randomly-move-together-to-evoke-a-celestial-sky/

And another.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmBh0NNEm00

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.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/looking_forward_to_being_attacked

The littlest shotgun. “This fuckin’ thing’ll kill everybody in the room.” “Well, tell ’em that.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxSjLllBbQ4

A lovely little lightweight electrical motorbike.  Top speed: 36 mph. Range: 35 mile round trip.
http://theawesomer.com/vintage-electric-outlaw-tracker/423728/

What are /you/ looking at.
http://images1.laweekly.com/imager/u/original/8185112/3-29-17-dragcon-copyrightstarforeman-023.jpg

Stunt musicians.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLMFfChw2Fs

How it works.
http://b3ta.com/board/11223903

The mysterious glass.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2017/05/01/the-mysterious-glass/

The farts have it by a nose.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/94624/13th-century-song-about-deer-farts-debate

A fast fun word game.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/94609/complete-5-letter-words

Five short films about technology.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5sZekxUpg

Just add time.
http://www.boredpanda.com/young-vs-old-portraits-faces-of-century-jan-langer

So much for so little.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiOzt57mfyA

Like unto the gods.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KORZf5JL1hU

That’s love, then. Comes love, nothing can be done.
http://theawesomer.com/millington-being/423948/

Further in Heineken’s series of /more alike than different/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wYXw4K0A3g

“If they could pay us less, they would.”
https://thenib.com/if-they-could-pay-us-less-they-would

Life of Francis.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/183

Triboluminescence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW8q_JfmcbU

Helicopter fails. Of course.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSt8sNX8ze8

Paper poppa.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKTkD3GXxNo

Different views of the same few seconds in a tiny 3-D world project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6-bMz0I0Ag

Historical tragedies and the people who might have prevented them had they not died 16 years prior.
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/historical-tragedies-and-the-people-who-might-have-prevented-them-had-they-not-died-sixteen-years-prior

The illustrated police news.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/murder_self-crucifixion_suicide_by_guillotine_old-school_paper_the_illustra

Vehicles.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/01/retro-future-mind-boggling.html

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.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/04/remember-to-clean-your-clothes-dryer.html

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