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The angriest dog in the world.


     “The dog is so angry he cannot move. He cannot sleep. He can just barely growl. Bound so tightly with tension and anger, he approaches the state of rigor mortis.”

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2018-01-05) KNYO and 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, from this other place, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

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

Lovely guitar playing style. I understand that this tuning/playing technique benefits from a puff of lock graphite where the strings slide on the nut.

The entire process of making a one-off guitar by hand. The commentary track.

“I don’t know /what/ these weird dish-things are, but I /like/ them.” “I do too!” A jolly tense moment. Spoiler: parrot shirt guy shoots first.

About the Mellotron.

1950s teevee quality control. My favorite part is the little cork knockers that bat the vacuum tubes during testing to make sure they’ll work right even if you bat them with little cork knockers. (That’s at just before six minutes in.) (And right after that, Queen Elizabeth herself heats a vacuum tube in a perforated coffee can to torture it into compliance.)

Witness the powah of this fully automated marshmallow factory.

The angriest dog in the world.

/Dunkirk/ re-edited as a one-reel (eight-minute) silent film.

I’ve admired Nina Conti since I found out about her by seeing her funny, sad, amazing film /Her Master’s Voice/. Here she is on stage with her little monkey puppet. (The one she tries but can’t bring herself to kill in the movie.)

The perfect employee.

Lives of the monster trucks.

Beautiful soon-to-be-extinct creatures.

“And God bless… the United Shleuhkhf.”

But it’s not like Calvinball, because Calvinball is fun for all players and it’s over in time for dinner.

Buckaroo Banzai exegesis.

“My kid scribbled this with a crayon. Let’s just build it in real life.”

If birds left tracks in the sky.

Edgy? Uncomfortable? Hot? Cold? All four? /Belly button magnets./

Ghost Sonata: an opera without words.

Stay safe. Stay out! A cautionary vignette.

What is life?

First reaction: /Yeeech./ Secondly: Try it. You can do it. (Try it by yourself, to get good at it, then show the kids.)

Galaxies. Vol. 2.


Siberian farm cats.

Sleeping elephant seal. It does that whole-face cheek-wobbling comical vaudeville snore-blatt that Mervin Gilbert brought down the house with as the Cowardly Lion in Gloriana Opera Company’s production of /The Wizard of Oz/. The effect is amplified by its nose being a big balloon filled with jello. Mervin did it with /acting/.

Thoughts and prayers.

A boatload of fireworks plus a shitload of alcohol. What could go wrong? (With video.)

Carpenter’s dreidel, some kind of gauge, 6″ mohel knife, etc. (WordPress’ spellchecker keeps telling me dreidel is not spelled right. I know it is, but I just looked it up anyway and the Google dictionary’s definition is:  “A small four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side, used by Jews.” Used by Jews. That’s funny to me. Now look up /mayonnaise/.)

Stabilized video of gas explosion, including flying tank-thing.

Ham sandwich theorem explained by Hannah the mathematical redhead. No mayonnaise.

There’s a sandwich in this one too. Still no mayonnaise.

Vitamin C and/or zinc don’t help prevent nor do they cure a cold. And neither does echinacea, Airborne(tm), Emergen-C(tm), homeopathy, nor any other expensive remedy or supplement or patent nostrum. You’re going to get better anyway.

This is a stupid game.

Another stupid game. I think they might all be stupid games. This is a lot like the exhausted-bloody-pathetic old-married-couple prizefight between Apollo and Starbuck in BSG, but over and over, forever. Imagine living like that.


Please, come on. Please come on. Please! Come on! Please… come on. Etc.

How they trick you.



This guy makes time-lapse video for a living. Here are clips of his favorite shots from last year. Pretty.

Wave motion.

The moon is as dark as old asphalt all over.

Why do the turtles bulge? And why are some light and some dark when they are all the same shade?

And wedding couture from the House of the Queen of Mars.


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