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Here’s the recording of last night’s (2021-02-12) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show, ready to re-enjoy.


And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back awhile.

The beginning of the recording has the very end of then-93-year-old Tom Sitter’s appearance at a Moth event whose theme was Love Hurts. Here’s the rest of that story.

Besides all that, here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Chinese Church of Almighty God (Eastern Lightning) Riverdance group. “The group’s core tenet is that Jesus Christ has returned to Earth and is presently a Chinese woman.”


Pirate piano dance.

A dance to spring.

A dance to yargle, bargle /and/ blargh.

Houses in Florida.


Such a hurry.

Meanwhile back in Florida.

Art. (via Everlasting Blort)

Miss Welder.

It gets better.

What it means. (This is really what happened between Freud and Jung.)

The birds.

Wild love. I feel like saying that this is to Alex Bosworth’s /Chip Chip Chaw/ as /Event Horizon/ (the film) is to /2001: A Space Odyssey/, but Chip Chip Chaw is pretty dark (its original title when Alex wrote it in the 1980s was /Teeth and Claws/).

Not bad.

“Once you know how good they taste you won’t ask any questions.”

I love this, though I want him to stop poking at it with his gargantuan asteroid of a finger. I know it’s love and care, but the bird is so fragile.

Mechanical fingers.

Honestly, this is very little weirder than any regular makeup has always looked to me. But if I had to choose one of these people to be my car mechanic it’s the Swoosie Kurtz-like one in pink hair and pink wide-neck shirt. She just looks like she’d glance casually at the car, instantly know exactly what to fix, fix it in ten minutes and charge you $35. Also her ears are interesting, like elf ears or little spaceship fins. And she did the eyebrows in 90W with a screwdriver just on a lark one day and thought it was funny, so it became her look. Also the guy two spaces down, with /Jongfluffy Torvichea/ for eyebrows could be her helper, patching tires, detailing, that sort of thing. I just don’t naturally trust any of the others, going by my gut about their mug shots.

(Little-known fact about Swoosie Kurtz: very long tongue. I found a photograph of her lapping the underside of her chin, which prompted me to look for one of her licking the end of her nose, but no, though looking for it led to the discovery that there are, of course, hundreds if not thousands of web pages devoted to people with long tongues. Why, there are people in this world who can touch their own eye with their tongue.)

Also at least the white model girls look abused. Clearly they’ve been crying. Oh, the black girl took her sunglasses off; she’s been crying too. They’ve all been crying. They’re all way too young to be crying about their choices in life. Perhaps something horrible is being done to them between photographs. It might be just hunger. That’s easy to fix.

Of states that hate states, which states do states hate?

Your Name Here.

*Sound of sharply breathing in* (drowned out by the motor and the wind). It’s not even their cat; it’s the airport cat.

“That’s when you go /phew/,” Hubbard says.

What’s wrong with people that this is a coffee machine?×2036+0+0/resize/1508×1920!/format/webp/quality/90/

I liked some of the other Doctors but David Tennant was your favorite Doctor too. Admit it.

Speaking of which– rerun: Axis of Awesome Four Chord Song. This just always makes me happy when I stumble across it.

Top secret.

Fred Astaire plays drums along with a record on the console record player in his bedroom.

Odd new kind of visual search engine.

All these years later, how well do you know the lyrics to Piano Man?



Tilt-shift Romania.

Tilt-shift Bulgaria.

Messier 83 in your choice of resolution. (via Gizmodo)


It really puts things in perspective, doesn’t it. And after billions of years it isn’t even a quarter of the way over. Nothing we do or don’t do will affect this motion. Though our destabilization of climate might careen the thin surface veneer into a runaway acid hothouse like Venus or another Snowball Earth scenario. And by the time the mantle stabilizes and the crust plates are no longer floating around, the sun will have expanded into a red giant, swallowing all the inner planets, including Earth, anyway. Enjoy your cardboard health food.

Video of this week’s 100-vehicle iced freeway pile-up in Texas.

I never saw most of these movies, so I have only an idea of what the characters might be emoting about, and almost all came out since the 1980s, but this video is pretty close to what my ten-year-old self in 1968 imagined the drug experience might be like. Now that everyone including children is on drugs all the time anymore, no-one has to wonder that. They’ve taken all the guesswork out of it.

“Please consult your doctor or other healthcare professional before starting EPHEMERALL(tm).”

The nail violin.

“I’m Pachelbel Potato Pail.” “I’m Drizzlin’ Flamenco-Baton.”

How to deal with bullies.

Underwater photography winners. (via MissCellania) (and scroll down.)


The rule is, however you put your hair is goofy to people in the future, /but only if you think it’s cool now./ That’s how you can tell if someone has come back from the future: the line of their mouth quirks in a quick sine wave and they try to look anywhere but your head. You might go /What?/ but they’re not allowed to say anything about it, to avoid precipitating a timestorm paradox. They’re just here to do their job. Get in, do the job, get out. Do no harm.

A compilation of massive explosions. “Oh, my God!” “Holy shit!” and so on: what people say, or rather shriek, when the world is coming apart around them.

And Shaolin mantis.


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