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     “They resolved to leave means neither of ingress nor egress to the sudden impulses of despair or of frenzy from within. The abbey was amply provisioned. With such precautions the courtiers might bid defiance to contagion. The external world could take care of itself. In the meantime it was folly to grieve or to think. The prince had provided all the appliances of pleasure. There were buffoons, there were improvisatori, there were ballet-dancers, there were musicians, there was Beauty, there was wine. All these and security were within. Without was the Red Death.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2020-04-03) 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.

Furthermore, 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:

Astronaut Chris Hadley reviews space movies. (30 min. and worth every min.)

“Do not fear, but please stay here.”

Stay the fuck at home. (via Everlasting Blort)

“Here is Colin with a slab of cork from the bark of a cork tree.” (43 min.)

Life with Rogar. “Do not punish.”

“Stand in a corner and cry softly.”

Hey now.

Simulating an epidemic. 20 minutes and worth it.

The girl on the magazine cover.

Nina Conti is so wonderful. Here’s just one of her performances. (Also see, if you can find it, the terrific little movie she made about giving up her career in ventriloquism when her old ventriloquism teacher died; it’s called /Her Master’s Voice/.)

Couple make their own Haunted Mansion experience for you.

Animated paintings. Scroll down for two of them. (via Everlasting Blort)

The first fifty digits of pi recited (or sung) by different people in all different styles.

Tense. Man asks cop the same questions cops have asked him, and uses the same tone of voice they do, to see how they like it. Answer: they don’t. Also, the thought comes to me belated because I’m white: good thing he’s white. Jesus, that /look/ the cop gives him at the end. I often use the term /looking daggers at/ someone; that’s that look.

Overlapping stock footage.

Bird just hit the edge of the map.

Didn’t see that coming.

This comic frame is about how, through all of this, the putz is mainly concerned about his image, his teevee ratings, that people think his hair is real, stuff like that.

Constructive use of one’s time.

The plague doctor and the unicorn, a fable of isolation, desolation, and chihuahuas.

Choose your own adventure.

Bird flight paths.

Preparation. (Click the sound on.)

Luca Stricagnoli’s latest.

Ten great bass women.

Slow-motion bird-feeder cam.

Ze Frank – The Giraffe.

“Hail to the Wizard of Oz, to the Wizard of Oz, hooray, hooray. Don’t offend our wizard; he’s a wonderful guy…” This is six years before Judy Garland’s Dorothy.


Truck on ice.

I think this was the child’s idea.

“The last man on Earth sat alone in his apartment. The telephone rang.”


The scene in /Omega Man/ where the last man on Earth plays /Woodstock/ in a theater over and over to look at thousands of people in one place.

Bikini beach party. You kids don’t know, but there was a time when there were a hundred real movies just like this in almost every way, except for the African-American fellow.

Crash footage with one of the cars digitally edited out.

“This film was shot live on the 8mm-square surface of a chemical reaction.”

Odd man out. (30 min.)

Fool such as I. That’s Jimmy Tokita and his Mountain Playboys. (via NagOnTheLake)

Daddy, what did you do during the Coronavirus?

And the global haiku project. I played with this a little. Try it; you’ll get sucked in. You get emails afterward when the ones you participate in are complete.

Driving (crashing and burning) on other planets.

Long walking tours. Florence is nice. The wet forest is pretty.

Walruses can whistle with their big walrus lips. “So no-one was gonna tell me? I had to find this out on my own?” (via Everlasting Blort)

Rapping Doctor Suess.

This giant pipe organ is set up for MIDI. They try an experiment.

It’s beautiful, but looking at the smoke coming from the flares /I can smell it/ and it makes my eyes sting. Does it do that with you?

Creepy and fascinating.

First-rate mime skills.

“Lets you upload a portrait, and then uses deep learning technology to transform your image into a renaissance painting.”

Squirrel Nut Zippers are still touring and recording. Or were, a couple of years ago, here:

“Ya know what, ya do ya thing at the loybrary, the kids come fa da boobs, they stay fa da books. Evvybody wins.”

The girl chewing gum. (12 min.) (via

Pictorial timeline of the old 20th. (via

20 women throughout history (including 5 from the future)

London’s dreadful visitation.

Ze Frank’s latest.

Meerkats are interested to meet a giant very fancy and placid pet pig who hardly even knows they’re alive.

And a rerun: ten soothing hours on the Wuppertal (say VOOP-air-tall) monorail electric hanging train. Imagine you’re in the train, and it’s passing safely and (almost) silently along its route while you sleep. Just start it playing, put on your pyjamas, brush your teeth (don’t forget to floss) and lie down. Every time you half-wake up it’ll all be there around you, flowing past you and your bed in this marvelous machine. A monorail system is a wise move; no property must be bought up for the line. Constructing and operating it is little more expensive that maintaining the roads beneath it anyway. It’s clean, fast, efficient, unaffected by weather, traffic, floods and earthquakes. Safer than any other form of transportation. The structure is always exposed to the sky; it can be festooned with solar panels for much of its power needs. Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. Ta-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa.

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