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De nuovo il canto di trionfo del Porcellino Rosso.


    “A pig who doesn’t fly is just an ordinary pig.” -Sophocles

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-05-10) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Demo of a clever animation technique based on rivers of scooters and riders.

The world below.


Should the Avengers impeach Thanos?

Fixed. They should just drop this section over the original; it’s way better.

Fourteen Montreal artists each imagine a pinball machine in their own style. I like the tiger one.

Oh, the Dimensions You’ll Go.

Giangrade – Free to Roam.

In short: The woman wants to show off eating a live octopus, which brings it near her face. Oh, dear. Oh, well. See what that feels like, honey? (This reminds me of a video I saw years ago of a delighted creepy-happy family, children, old people, regular grownups, all laughing their heads off as they cut up and serve to each other a live octopus in a loud, crowded restaurant. Let me try to find that…*)

*I can’t find it. Did I only imagine it or dream it? But I found /this/. The little girl doesn’t want it, and I think it’s more than just the yuck factor. I think she’s doing some sophisticated ethical calculations here. I think she’s wondering if the big people might do that to /her/, which is a perfectly reasonable concern. I think she’s /imagining/ them doing it to /her/. Look at her face.

“Just radioactive enough.”

What tattoo?

“We took off and then lightning struck the plane,” he said.

The wreck in the meadow.

Athens, Greece.

The story of the cruel mother.


Fish eats birds out of the air.

I don’t know if you ever saw the gentle triumphant animated short /The Man Who Planted Trees/, but this is just like that, except in real life:

The Man Who Planted Trees. (30 min.)

The myth of the immortal white snake.

What do you mean, /WTF are those?/ It’s s slug bridge. You never seen a slug bridge before?

Recipe cards. “Defibrillated lover carcass with Mexican ditch graby and Hats Off On Sunday peas.”

Other periodicals.

It’s nice to watch an expert do something expertly and explain as he goes. (20 min.)

Neural network finishes your story for you.

A neat way of playing chess that I think kids would like a lot. There would be a heated discussion the whole time. It’s like the story in /Fool For Love/ by Sam Shepard.

For people who like trains.

For people who like barbershop quartets.

And for the /tooth arrangement/ award, a shark that can /eat and breathe at the same time/, and even /clamp down on a man’s leg and not break the skin/, ladies and gentlemen, I give you:

Adjust Zuckerberg’s smile.

The breath of a nation.

I just like everything about this presentation. I like the setup, I like that you have to click to another site to find the /educational/ punchline, and I like the choice of comical video to drive the ethical point to today’s real life idiotic political extreme. Hat’s off. Wonderful.

Lighnin’ Hopkins – Mojo Hand. What does he spit out at the end? Is that a tooth?

A Yiddish tango.

How we get clarinets.

Bellicorum instrumentorum liber cum figuris – BSB Cod.icon. 242, Venedig, 1420 – 1430 [BSB-Hss Cod.icon. 242].

Brian Eno lazily noodling on a string synthesizer. Cool video.

Homemade Rock ’em Sock ’em robots of cardboard, tongue depressors and bottle tops.

Smoking hot redhead physicist Suzy Sheehy explains trapping particles in an accelerator by showing a physical Paul trap.

Central Florida’s most /beautiful/ nudist resort.

On the one hand, funny, as in /ha ha, who cares?/ Everything is just entertainment anymore. But look again: who eats a Mister Softy with a spoon?

Brought to you by Esquire Boot Polish, the polish that puts a looking-glass shine on /your/ shoes.

When a byproduct or rather side-effect of what you’re doing is cooler than what you were shooting for in the first place.

Why train wheels are conical and on rigid axles.

Head to toe imaginary computer generated people.

What sorcery is this? Ow, fuck. Ow.

Tony Pastor, /Oh, Marie/. It looks like the same set they used for Solid Potato Salad.

And the full English-translated script of Porco Rosso (Kurenai No Buta) (Crimson Pig). If you have a choice, get the one Michael Keaton voiced. The other English-dubbed version is like anything with a Capissen 38 engine.


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