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Caccia Del Tesoro! (Treasure hunt!)


Here’s the recording of last night’s (2020-02-28) 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 awhile. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

The Community Center of Mendocino’s Spring show is coming in April, featuring a full stage production –lights, sound, costumes, projection screens, the works– of /The Thief Lord/, that you heard a few weeks ago as a read-through on KNYO. The intro for that will be an original short play (20 minutes) by Kylie Felicich, called /Caccia Del Tesoro/, and last night’s Memo of the Air show began with a 20-minute read-through of that. So now you know.

As for the miscued sound effects and confused incidental music during the read-through, I plead back pain and tooth pain. I’m so sorry, gang. Every other button I pushed was the wrong one at the wrong time. And I made all kinds of mistakes today at work, and the first few tries of uploading the recording just now went wonky… I was just about to drive off to Juanita’s after typing this, but now I think I should just go to sleep and leave tomorrow. Then there’s the endodontist to look forward to on Monday, very near Juanita’s apartment. My first root canal. One of those life milestones. (It’s funny, when I write /root canal/ I hear it in my head in the voice of Morey Amsterdam.)

Anyway, here are links to 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:

Smithsonian Open Access. This is huge.

Cars under streetlamps. (via

“A home isn’t a place to live– it’s a /financial instrument/.”

Stop-o-mation animated pancakes. 6,000 of them.

About color names.



And a six-year-old cockatiel with a bok choy leaf on its head.

Robot-written, sung and marimba’d. The future.

Sliding and gliding.

Cat fu.

The story of gated reverb.

The largest chord.


The superb owl.

The magnetic river.

A magnetic river running in circles through the middle of a stroke victim’s brain, thrilling it with healing magnetism.

Another lovely lathe project.

The fart scale.

A song to memorize your hermetic fundamentals.

This explains it. Kids don’t have time for smoking and drinking and experimenting with sex and spraypainting their glyph on things anymore. (via TYWIKIWDBI)


Smoke bomb in a bomb book release party.

“Trump with the toilets. I’m talkin’ nine inches, here.” (via Everlasting Blort) Don’t forget to unmute the sound.

Making a concrete guitar.

Endless* oceanscapes for your YouTube-playing giant teevee.

Watching freshly-corrected historical videos reminds me of the science-fiction book /Old Twentieth/ by Joe Haldeman. It’s pretty good, and I remember I especially liked the creepy ambiguous tail-of-the-dream way it ends.

An endless stream of A.I.-generated art. Let me know if you ever get to the bottom of the page, because I don’t think there is any bottom to it.

120-year-old photographic plates found, developed.

Communist Chinese advertising posters.

Before you take your car in for an oil change, watch this 20-minute video.

RC ekranoplan.

StarCrash! (This came out the same year as Star Wars.)


There’s a not-too-hard math trick you can do to figure it out, or you can just look at the chart. I read an article about someone who crashed the rail on the sixth floor of a parking garage and went all the way to the ground in his car, and I wondered how fast he was going when he struck the ground, to compare it to crashing into a tree or a dump truck. I figured 60-80 feet, so it’s thirty or forty miles-per-hour. Seat belt, shoulder harness and airbag and you’d be shaken but intact. Remember when that truck driver drove his logging truck over the side of Albion River Bridge? This is like that, except without twenty tons of logs behind it.

Where peppers come from. Bon appetit. (via TYWKIWDBI)

Better and better. It won’t be long now. (via TYWKIWDBI)

Shock, get-it-together, resolve, triumph. Put yourself in her place, feel that. (via TYWKIWDBI)

Design. (via TYWIKIWDBI)

It looks so fun! (via TYWIKIWDBI)

Adorable black cats swimming and playing together in the lake. (via b3ta)

Big peaceful animals. (via NagOnTheLake)

The Myers aeroplane hat. (via

The pope for me.

And a glossary of censored words from a 1919 treatise on love. /Bad words, you seven./ You can turn the pages for more.


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