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Happy 130th birthday, Fort Bragg (CA). After these messages.

2019/10/05

   “Enough of the prologue, now on with the play! The Pageant of Bergen County Women is underway!”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-10-04) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to re-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 a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet, though the farther back in time you try to go, the less likely it is to work right, just like real life.

Thomas stopped in, his mind seemingly racing, to tell about his several new websites and a fresh plan for ultimate riches and world domination. We’ll see what happens as he carries it out. Maybe the saying about absolute power corrupting absolutely will turn out to be wrong in his case, and wouldn’t that be nice. Al Nunez, jack of all trades, visited for a good half an hour. You might know him from his writing in the MCN Announce email listserv, chronicling personal triumphs and setbacks and hopes regarding health and living conditions, fluctuating levels of equanimity and life satisfaction, and lately progress on restoring his work truck. He’s a gentle, shy man who required a little prompting at first but soon began to spill the beans, as they say, on various subjects mechanical and painterly and welding-related in a pleasing comic New Jerseyish accent, though he was born and raised not at all in New Jersey but in San Francisco. See, he ran away from home at fifteen, and… he tells it fine; I’ll let him tell it. This show also features Scott M. Peterson’s new story /Mendocino Messiahs/. Scott explains how to multiply good telecommuting jobs in our area like loaves and fishes or, more realistically, like rabbits. The story also relates some of the history of Jim Jones’ mass-murder/suicide Jesus cult that I somehow missed in reading on the subject all these years. For example, the explanation of /exactly how/ Jones persuaded everyone to all drink the poison at the same time. It wasn’t just religious zeal. Well, it was that, but it was also a clever awful trick, very like Lucy pulling away the football but then finally not, where the football in my analogy is a poison bomb. Details: Scott’s story begins three hours and twenty minutes in.

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

I repeat: I can’t wait! I loved the /His Dark Materials/ books, and the teaser/trailers for the upcoming teevee series are very attractive/impressive. (Although the film they made a few years ago of the first book, /The Golden Compass/, was pretty good. Great casting. Things just didn’t work out. Now they will.)
https://news.avclub.com/lyra-sails-toward-the-northern-lights-in-latest-his-dar-1838750355

Yep, that is how it works.
http://marriedtothesea.com/092919

Also yes.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/09/venn-diagram.html

In fact, I’m confident we can get to a yes on this.
https://laughingsquid.com/science-of-persuasion/

Can you find the fifth pig? See? Yes.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/09/clever-puzzle.html

Corporate monster. (15 min.) “Take the fucking pill!”
https://boingboing.net/2019/09/28/fhtagn-la-la.html

Ira! Ira! Ira! Nang nang nang nang /nang/!
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/09/29/these-dogs-make-the-weirdest-sounds/

Outtakes of the new Dark Crystal series.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-dark-crystal-age-of-resistance-bloopers/

“Annie’s somevhere but I don’t vant to vait anymore. Play it!”
https://theawesomer.com/firing-bullets-in-bullet-time/541766/

Mirror fascinates cat. This is playing at normal speed.
https://boingboing.net/2019/09/30/cat-trips-out-on-the-nature-of.html

Universal machine.
https://theawesomer.com/universal-machine/541925/

Slow food movement.
https://theawesomer.com/biopixel-slow-mo-nature-reel/466810/

/So/ primitive.
https://theawesomer.com/national-history-museum/542236/

Not as tit for tat as all that. Tit for tat would be if he bit the bird’s nose. I’ve never had my nose bitten by a bird, but I had plenty of fingers bitten by as-yet-unfriendly/untrusting pet birds before a learned the trick. Use a t-shirt. Gently, as inevitably as the tide, but faster than the tide –more like an individual wave– envelope the entire bird in the t-shirt, and you are boss of where to put the bird, for the time being.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/10/gordon-ramsay.html

Here’s something to consider: how these pictures look to you is probably a lot like how people with regular earrings and nose rings and so on look to me. So imagine how these crazy self-destructive people look to me. Warning, can not unsee.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7532641/Devotees-pierce-faces-swords-skewers-extremely-gruesome-VEGETARIAN-festival.html

It’s twenty minutes long. I know everybody only has the attention span of a gnat anymore, but this is worth it. It might change your life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHQWUERptAM

Calculate when you will die. I got Friday, June 16, 2034.
https://www.death-clock.org/

A training video about how to set your parachute on fire while you’re still in the sky using it. The secret? /Have a second parachute ready, and don’t set that one on fire too./ Who would have thought it was that simple? Now you try it.
https://laughingsquid.com/woman-lights-parachute-on-fire-with-flare-gun/

“She knows he’ll treat her as he would a cigar: tenderly, affectionately, appreciatively.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/follies_of_the_madmen_446

Attempted political vandalism. The video clearly shows why we should practice these things first. Like a wedding practice: identify the problem points, adapt, and /then/ go have the event.
https://metro.co.uk/2019/10/03/nearly-2000-litres-fake-blood-sprayed-onto-treasury-extinction-rebellion-10853512/

Dang it, she done left the water on again.
https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/dcjwcc/done_it_again/

Kirin J. Callinen – Big Enough.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvrZJ5C_Nwg

Scooter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yctf0C6Rdww

Watch this preacher practice pretending to speak in tongues while he checks his phone in the cafe.
https://boingboing.net/2019/10/03/watch-this-preacher-speak-in-t.html

Okay. That’s what I’m talkin’ about.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqT1DtLRAPk

Baby octopockles.
https://laughingsquid.com/baby-cephalopods/

An odd short animated film.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/10/the-full-story/

Senri no michi mo ippo kara.
https://theawesomer.com/senri-no-michi-mo-ippo-kara/413672/

How we get speakers. It interests me how much is still done by hand, at least in this particular factory. It reminds me of when I bought a couple of electromechanical reverb-spring tanks to build into a mixing board in, uh, 1985. They were the same kind that you see in very old tube-type guitar amplifiers. On each one was a little sticker that said in tiny type, “This equipment was made by beautiful women in controlled atmospheric conditions.”
https://theawesomer.com/how-speakers-are-made/542106/

“Say whut? My bad. Zoned out.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvyDM-SSLao

Ahem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5-X_3_Kpww

I think he’s showing him where to cut, to get the rest of them apart.
https://media.zenfs.com/en/bloomberg_politics_602/8f6f9056fb62537b8ad50a2a8b8d0517

And every programming tutorial ever.
https://theawesomer.com/every-programming-tutorial/542240/

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