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Here’s the recording of last night’s (2021-04-16) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show, ready to re-enjoy.


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 quite a way.

And 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:

Zoom lens moon.

Dancing on the moon. Aww, the poor little guy. (1935, English with French subtitles.)

Mariachi serenade goes wrong. The Nylons singing /Silhouettes On The Shade/ is in one of my mix CDs for driving. You know how that turns out: the singer is relieved and elated —over the moon is the term– when he finds, thank Christ, that he’s on the wrong block. Unfortunately for /this/ poor little guy this is the right block. Shake it off. She was trash. Plenty more fish in the sea. C’mon, you already paid for the band. Stand up and sing. Have some savoir faire. (via b3ta)

“I was underground in a room making sourdough, and there were these like /higher beings/ walking around making sure we were making the sourdough right. Suddenly there was this /bad energy/ and the sourdough turned into paint. There was a feeling like you couldn’t do anything wrong, you know? and it was really bad…”

Well, that escalated quickly.

Scuse me, phenakistoscope.

Greenland tsunami, aieeee.

Tilt-shift mini-Moldova.

Time-lapse of 18 days of the Fgradalsfjall volcano in five minutes.

Art. (via NagOnTheLake)

Art. (via EverlastingBlort)


Mechnical art.

Get ready with a pen and a piece of paper. This man will teach you how to draw funny little cartoon people just like a real, respected cartoonist does. This might be the beginning of the fabulous cartooning career you have always dreamed of. You can do it. (15 min.)

Art dance. (via EverlastingBlort)

Silver-painted beggar children. This is poison for them, breathing it and having it on their skin. (via NagOnTheLake)

Speaking of which. (via EverlastingBlort)

Maps and legends.


Don’t you worry ’bout a thing!

Ze Frank: Trap jaw ants.

A whole free channel of terrific documentaries. (via DarkRoastedBlend)

1902 Denmark.

1930s New York from a car.

1930s New York from the water.

The 1935 Citroen Mecanophone. The world’s horniest truck.

Sophisticated French entertainment.

A day and night in Berlin in the 1920s.

This forest of collapsing old cars is like a scene in an old Walt Kelly /Pogo/ comic book where innocent toddler versions of the characters are slowly poling a flatboat through a dark swamp of pareidolia monsters.

A beautiful ad for sports pop and friendship. A floral paean to pop.


“Boys! Raise giant mushrooms in your cellar!”

…Speaking of which, here is the issue of Galaxy magazine where /Come Into My Cellar/ (the original title) first appeared. The same issue features Cordwainer Smith’s /Ballad of Lost C’mell/, and Fredrick Pohl’s /A Plague of Pythons/. (Just download the page. It’s a pdf.)

Brilliant, wonderful, sparklingly edited film about a doorman/bouncer who seems, for all his unexamined bigotry, immigration hypocrisy and collection of weapons, a sympathetic character, a good man fulfilling his responsibilities. You like him and his motorcycle-helmeted mate and you want their little family to prosper. Just ten minutes and you’ve been through the wringer.

Cat and Girl – Today’s problem.

The transformation of a pristine lake to a vast dead plain of trash, much of it decomposing drink bottles. There’s no reversing this, not in a thousand years. And it isn’t just here.

Time-lapse Google Earth.

Watch a cytotoxic lymphocyte kill a cancer cell. (via Cliff Pickover’s RealityCarnival)

Slow motion submarine explosions.

Tom Swift and the ultrasonic obliterator.

Skull machine. (via b3ta)

I don’t think he runs weird. I think he’s air-practicing playing a trap kit.

Puckering parkour. I’ll just tell you here that the boys don’t get hurt, not even a scratch, so you can enjoy it.

Video showing you how Gutenberg’s press worked.

Agostino Ramelli’s Theatre of Machines (1588)

How to parallel park. There’s a punchline.

Rerun: /OK Go/ shot this in NASA’s Vomit Comet in pieces, all slowed down and spliced together. A zero-G ballet play-date. Think of the planning and choreography and expense– and it’s worth it; it’s so fun.

“All righty. Let’s go. Game on.” “Game on.”

Irresponsible battery hoons. Or louts, whichever is used.

The tenacity of trees. (via the Anderson Valley Advertiser)

More computer animated old photographs. (via b3ta)


Each state’s most common cause of death that they keep covering up. (via DarkRoastedBlend)

Pax Antarctica. Two hours of Antarctican peace.

Development of /Coastway To The Heaven Zone Park/. (“AAAAGH! MY SOFT HUMAN BODY!” That’s how far I got.)

Another video article about the aerotrain concept. This one skips the kind that hung from aerial tracks.

Tape-pulling music.

Rerun: Juzzie Smith, audacious one-man band.

Ole! (say oh-LAY!) The guitar jugglers.

And paper animations. (via b3ta)


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