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History. Lather, rinse, repeat.


     “Those /BAM/ noises in the fuselage, that shake the world, and the flash in the windows: lightning is repeatedly striking the plane. Also, the vacuum system that removes the business you dump into the toilet has enough force to suck your intestines out of your body and even crush your bones, so always stand up before you flush.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-05-19) 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:

The balance.

Another gallery of gorgeous cars. You can stop at the 1960s; after that they’re no good anymore. Why do you suppose that is?

And what color would you like that car?

Every color of cardigan.

And some neural-network-generated color names. Like Gray Pubic 6 and Grass Bat. (I remember being little and being fascinated by the Burnt Sienna crayon. Burnt Sienna. What a wonderful sound.)

Here’s what it makes me think: What kind of a world is this where someone who who will go out one day and pay a hundred million dollars for this shitty scribble gets a hundred million dollars in the first place?

The wonderful thing about capitalism. I like it that the /no-slam/ models are clearly marked with a standard sticker for that. Presumably the others slam like a gunshot and wake the whole house. Choice.

Derrida corraled. Philosophy solved.

Locomotive breath.

Puddles Pity Party, Wish You Were Here.

“Sir, everyone loves the pee stuff.”

What are the odds?

Problems arose.

Born just right, then. Problem solved.

Hitler’s normal voice.

It’s going to be different this time.

How to be a pop star.

How to pronounce any Danish word.

Recovered clown photos.

Maps of an Ottoman polymath.

Rerun: Rob Gonsalves’ narrative optical illusions. Nice desktop images.

Bach toccata and fugue on glass harp. Let the dog outside first.

Music in objects.

Match the men to their professions.

Coming, or stepping on a lego barefoot, or what?

Motion designer Christian Stangl combined thousands of photographs of the moonshots into a short animated film.

A visit to the doctor.

Useful tool tricks.

Very-slow-motion see-through view of what happens in a model rocket motor. (I’ve skipped you ahead to the goods.)

The science behind a happy relationship.

The never-aired pilot for The Beverly Hillbillies.

And a harrowing story about addiction to soda pop.


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