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The difference between the way it feels and the way it looks.


     “There’d been six of us at the outset, but after Smythe took a poisoned dart to the chest, Buddlestone fell from the top of a cliff, Stevens and Mayhew were swallowed by quicksand, and Tait-Harris was eaten by ants, only I remained to bring you our amazing tale.” -Anna McDougal

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-08-04) 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.

And, 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:

Nighthawks in adequately high resolution. (Click on image to magnify, then navigate with arrow keys.) Up close it’s not so simple.

So beautiful even though all those printed plastic signs replaced neon tubes. Imagine this scene lit by real neon signs.

Auroras up close. (You might have to click somewhere on the video for the sound to go on. In Firefox I had to.)

Mars up close. View the gallery.

Moses supposes his toeses are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously.

Rerun: Old movie dance scenes cut to /Uptown Funk/.

Teenage fashion of the 1980s.

Plastic girls.

Living posing machines. (Firefox would not play the videos. Chrome did, though.)

Amusing military prop photos of the past.

Apparently doing this was a huge fad last year, with millions of people involved, and I only just now found out about it.

“Designed to create hours of fun and excitement when on your next shooting adventure.” The pistol is pointing all over the map. If the intent is to kill or maim everyone in an uncontrollable spray-cone of destruction, why not just make the pistol bore bigger and use a single shotgun shell? That would be: POW, ten shots all at once in a thousandth of a second and no batteries required. Also, and I can’t stress this enough, the tougher people think they look waving a gun around, whether for show or in earnest, the more of a coward and a pussy they are.

Any playground anywhere. There are always gonna be two kids who have a problem with each other.


Eyebrow-waggling pop German crap in an exploding U-boat. Really. And /OLE!/ at the end!

Face-mapping demo art piece. Too short.

Thrillingly attractive antique motorcycles. Even considered only as sculpture, or only for the names of them. I’ll take any one of the Clevelands, I think, or the 1906 Thor, or the Flying Merkel.



Films of Suzan Pitt.

Infinite foods.

Towers of Bologna.

Nature is reclaiming Fukushima.

An ad for Milky Shot, whatever that is.

An ad for a kind of German backhoe.

Butts in their natural habitat, just being butts, not selling beer or guns or motorcycles or anything. Still, some people have a problem with that.

Ride the steamroller Doris Day likes!

A really effective political ad.

5-minute time-lapse Harley-Davidson engine rebuild.

Nature and cityscape time-lapse film. (At 1:57 there’s the Griffith Observatory. The telescopic lens, looking downward from the hills, makes the buildings in the background look falsely close.)

This is more what it looks like when you’re really there.

The fears.

And we’ve all been in some analog of this place. I like the brave little girl who steps up, steels herself for the task (“Okay, let’s do this!”) and goes for it! But I equally like the sensible woman who looks over the edge, says, /Fuck that!/ and climbs back down the ladder. And the tall seemingly determined boy who practically defies the laws of physics to change his mind. And the way they all talk to themselves to make or confirm their decision to go or not. (“No,” a woman whispers, “I don’t have the guts.” But then…!) And Linus and Frida, who discuss it and negotiate about it, whether if one goes the other will actually go, and Frida admits that if Linus jumps she might weasel out of their deal if she sees that “an arm flies off, or something”; they’re so easy with each other; they’ll be happy together the rest of their lives. I give up, I like them all. This is so moving, revealing, human. What a great project, to remind us of the important difference between the way something feels and the way it looks.

Push. A short suspenseful film.

Hell for Hell.

After the exorcism. Because the job isn’t done until the paperwork is done.

Nature says FUUUUUUUH! Or KHAAAAN! Or maybe it’s just burping like a boss.

Baby octopockle.

Heart story.

This woman has a pet goldfish that likes to play and be petted and held like a puppy does.

Well, now.

Rhino Road.

Salvador Dali /Impressions of Upper Mongolia/. Full film. English subtitles.

Grateful Dead/Steely Dan conversion chart.

Impressive street bass guy with a looping pedal.

Also you might remember this guy too. It isn’t just that a bassist might be a great musician, it’s that this requires tremendous strength. This guy could probably crack walnuts between his fingers.

Green-beard guy plays guitar on piano.

Giant puppet spider and fire dragon.

A simple physics toy.

The test.

Stay for the wailing NOOOOO! and gnashing of teeth.

The Socratic guarantee.

Splitting the stone.

The once-future of photographic portraiture. It’s done with mirrors.

The 2017 EyeEm photography finalists. “Keep scrolling to see all photos, or jump directly to a category.”

Thousands of old comic books to read for free. Includes Slave Girl Comics, Space Mouse, Space Detective, Adventures In Space –lots of ones about things in and of space, Murderous Gangsters!, White Princess of the Jungle, Horror Doom, Medical Romance, etc. and so forth. Literally a lifetime supply of this stuff.

“Turns out, it’s genetic.”

Fun Dune activity book.

Naughty art nuns.

Some facts about the human body. For instance: “During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.” And, “Your body has enough iron in it to make a three-inch-long nail.”

Explanation of benefits.

The village sniper.

Mister Rogers death metal intro.

I love this. It’s like the scene with Nolan and Irisa at the beginning of the first episode of /Defiance/, except this is a real father and daughter and not just people in a story.

Metalized nylon decorative balloons are conductive and can short-circuit power lines. Then, once an arc starts, /air/ is conductive. Then the transformer explodes.

And an odd result of lightning. It seems to rip up the bottom of the river. Can you think of why it might have happened this way?


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