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May Day: I dreamed I was mauled by Pinkertons in my Maidenform bra.

2021/05/01

     “That’s why we’re not allowed to film these ongoing activities. Because every time they open the Stargate there’s a chance something could go cataclysmically wrong.” -Emmett Bregman

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2021-04-30) 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.

About half an hour into the show one-time almost-CA-Senator and pilot Mitch Clogg called to tell his true story of rescue by helicopter cable from being lost and alone in the vast wilderness at 80-something. After a grueling hour of that, service veteran hobo wanderer recumbent-bicyclist Douglas Wayne Coulter, present with me in the studio, masked and properly socially distanced (six or eight feet away), spoke about his life and various damages and difficulties, physical and legal and psychological, and played a dozen of his original songs on a child-size Spanish guitar he bought earlier in the music store in the old Union Lumber Company building, and he sang and recited poetry till after midnight. And then there’s the whole rest of the show. This is KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA). Where else can you get radio like this actually on the real air? Nowhere, that’s where. If there’s somewhere else, tell me where; I’d sure like to hear it.

Also Juanita just got off work and found out her sister Margi in Florida died, so, pressing Send anyway.

Ahem. 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:

Pantyhose as investment opportunity.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2021/04/from-scraps.html

In hindsight, they could have just smashed it in the first place, put the pieces on the truck, and be halfway to where they want to take it by now.
https://boingboing.net/2021/04/25/watch-these-two-guys-try-to-move-a-giant-pottery-urn-onto-a-tiny-truck.html

How we get our eyes.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/thumbor/nftHSUpzqICznt76T6MQFXG0jrI=/1200×779/media/img/photo/2021/04/photos-week-2/a05_AP21105577493924/original.jpg

This is really how it works, and this person –these people– represent crooked financial organizations, not real people who just need a house to live in, and that’s why we all have to struggle.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2021/04/25/want-to-buy-a-house/

And this shows what’s wrong with so-called standardized testing. When the cosmetics company tested the product by blinding rabbits with it, and then changing its composition so it blinded less than half of the rabbits in subsequent tests, it did not occur to them to try to set the rabbits’ eyes on fire. Or they would have. And we wouldn’t be here dealing with this now.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2021/04/25/firey-lash/

Jack London was /in/ London in 1902 and he had a camera and some film. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://flashbak.com/jack-londons-extraordinary-photos-of-londons-east-end-in-1902-441162/

London in the 1940s, motion-stabilized, speed-corrected, enhanced and colorized.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2021/04/rare-1940s-footage-of-london-after-blitz.html

A useful skill.
https://laughingsquid.com/percussionist-juggles-and-bounces-sticks-off-drum-kit/

Art. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2021/04/16/more-cheez-taste

Art.
https://www.openculture.com/2018/11/download-569-free-art-books-metropolitan-museum-art.html

Hooray! They should do this on purpose– have a dog ready for every race. You hear how the crowd loves it. A dog adds value. (via BitsAndPieces.us)
https://people.com/pets/watch-dog-interrupt-utah-track-meet-and-win-relay-race/

Dog and chicken chase. The dog is the chasee. (via EverlastingBlort)
https://twitter.com/StrictlyChristo/status/1386097636197879808

Duck adventure. Spoiler: surprise! Happy ending.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2021/04/cat-brings-duck-home.html

The ducks that look like George Washington. (via BitsAndPieces.us)
https://www.sadanduseless.com/white-crested-ducks

A stop-motion story about a bereaved mouse who is a tailor. It’s very sad, and there’s some sex, but these are puppets made of cloth, so you’ll be okay.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-fabric-of-you/

“Yaaargh! The decomposing organic matter that kept the sand from filling the cylindrical void is collapsing around me!”
https://www.neatorama.com/2021/04/26/How-Sand-Dunes-Can-Eat-Children/

This is what cooking shows all look and sound like to me. And so /what/ if it’s a toilet if it’s been cleaned right. /I/ would eat a (more-favorite kind of) ice-cream (orange sherbet/vanilla swirl) right out of the ice-cream box and skip the middleman, but there’s nothing hygienically wrong with mixing food in a ceramic bowl. I like the sound and timing of this couple’s relationship. It reminds me of a time Juanita and I were giving my mother’s British friends’ children a rather chaotic electrical science demonstration and the politely horrified woman squinted quietly to the air, barely moving her mouth, “What an /int’resting/ couple.”
https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/other/words-cannot-describe-how-much-i-hate-this-toilet-bowl-sugar-concoction/ar-BB1g0Fag

This reminds me of a greeting card that’s been tucked up at the edge of my bathroom mirror for more than years, through two moves, where a Victorian-era toddler boy and girl are holding hands, walking in a place very like this photo, and the text was, “When two little children are on an adventure, and they have their little toothbrushes along, nothing can harm them.” Would that it were so. Also the two instances of the word /little/ in the same sentence was not jarring then the way it is now. Writing programs now aggressively flag that as an error.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/thumbor/MrYEvFQz_4JEdMn8QdJR0vCb9Aw=/1200×795/media/img/photo/2021/04/photos-week-2/a07_1232262423/original.jpg

Speaking of which: /Celery: Nature’s Toothbrush, for Your Colon!/ (You’re supposed to eat it. It brushes from the inside out.) (But you can do it the other way. It’s your celery and your colon.)
https://i0.wp.com/www.theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/CeleryBennies.jpg

Volcano and aurora. Up in the air they like to fly.
https://mymodernmet.com/geldingadal-volcano-aurora-borealis-christopher-mathews/

Dante’s vacation. (via NagOnTheLake)
http://mikethewriterguy.com/blog/dantes-vacation/

Be prepared.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/a_bomb_detergent

A short film beginning with the awful things men say to Asian-American women in bars. I think she should just slap him. That’s the way it used to be, when a man was being a jerk to /any/ woman, and it kind of worked. But”Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them,” so it’s ominous because uncertain. For example: I have only just learned, here in our dystopian science-fiction future, to not say Oriental anymore. I really don’t see anything wrong with it; it’s the first word that comes to my mind because it used to be the word, but unless you’re making a point about people who like to hurt other people’s feelings (and your audience grasps that’s what you’re doing, which you can hardly ever count on even if you’re only talking to yourself), it’s not the word anymore. And some men like to be slapped. They think that means you like them.
https://boingboing.net/2021/04/28/watch-this-powerful-short-film-about-the-awful-things-men-say-to-asian-american-women-in-bars.html

Speaking of which, rerun: Horny Angry Tango. “I cannot slap you back. Because you are a lady.” “That clearly is a double standard. But it’s prob’ly for the best.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqdcuhzzyd0

Art. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://flashbak.com/rabbit-dreams-and-other-apocalyptic-nightmares-illustrated-tom-seidmann-freud-1924-440990/

Ten million.
https://theawesomer.com/10-million-starlings-swarming/620912/

Philosophers ruminate while urinating on automobiles.
https://boingboing.net/2021/04/28/philosophers-ruminate-while-urinating-on-automobile.html

Virus consulting.
https://xkcd.com/2455/

And that explains it.
https://existentialcomics.com/comic/391

Infinite tower of books.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2021/04/26/in-a-word-633/

Cyberpunk farm. (via DarkRoastedBlend)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HZ4DnVfWYQ

Further Soviet space graphics. (via EverlastingBlort)
http://50watts.com/Soviet-Space-Graphics

Oh yeah? Well, this is /you/! BRAAAAPFG. Oh yeah? This is /you/! BLARGHPHT.
https://laughingsquid.com/sea-lions-engage-in-burping-contest/

“That was amazing. Wow. My heart is racing. I feel great. That was awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Aww, he’s still there. [Susan seems to thinks the elephant is still alive] Look at his eyes. Beautiful animal. You’re a good old guy. A real good old guy. What an experience this is. Once in a lifetime. [A guide tells her she’s allowed to cry] What an experience this is. Once in a lifetime [Susan rests a hand on the elephant’s forehead] “I was practicing this shot all day long. He wasn’t sure what we were doing. Amazing. That’s just incredible. Quite a day. Two beautiful African elephant in one day. He’s so wrinkly. Wow. A podiatrist would love working on him.” [Then later, cutting off its tail:] “Victory! That’s my elephant tail! Way cool.”
https://boingboing.net/2021/04/28/nra-chief-wayne-lapierres-wife-susan-killed-an-elephant-for-fun-and-gloated-as-it-died.html

Language.
https://laughingsquid.com/useless-subtitles-for-alien-language/

Drone shots of Lake Baikal.
https://theawesomer.com/the-noor/620951/

Unmitigated Bosch. (51 min.)
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2021/04/the-garden-of-earthly-delights-explained.html

What.
https://sun9-71.userapi.com/FlZiSmghe5Cc4ARxwf8-fwP8vdo26A6uqP2VqQ/TRqx4pfv1Ho.jpg

Kiss Me, I’m Irish! SNL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_glHa8F7fA

Irish Traveler children. (via TYWKIWDBI)
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/sep/30/grit-and-beauty-the-lives-of-irish-traveller-children-in-pictures

Science-fiction authors by debut year.
http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/authors_by_debut_year_table.cgi

List of Captain Haddock’s curses. Just scroll down. /Suffering seagulls and pyrographers!/ /Ten thousand thundering typhoons!/
https://tintin.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_Captain_Haddock%27s_Curses

How to ska.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2013/04/this-is-ska.html

That’s sewage; it’s a sewage pipe. And it looks like there’s a water pipe involved too. But what do you suppose is the matter with the brain of the person driving the truck? He’s not just having a bad day; this is a symptom of complicated problems that should prevent a person from getting a driver’s license or owning a gun or entering into contracts.
https://boingboing.net/2021/04/27/u-haul-truck-bullies-a-low-clearance-pipe-but-fails-in-the-most-amusing-way.html

Little rosy-cheeked Mister Tritium. (Not trish-um, but TRIT-yum.)
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/little_mr_tritium

“Mom says the pills must be working.”
https://calvinhobbes.quora.com/?__ni__=0&__nsrc__=4&__snid3__=20568158986&__tiids__=26691964

2019 interview with boffo socko Randy Rainbow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FPgdaJ1B6w

The littlest monowheelist steereth directly through the horseshit, emergeth triumphant. Now you say it. (via TYWKIWDBI)
https://gfycat.com/biodegradableblueemperorpenguin-monowheel

Ancient Rome, what it really looked like. (via TYWKIWDBI)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XxA4CX_Ip8

What.
https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10219861102466930&set=a.10209561773270137

Alan Parsons – One Note Symphony. There are plenty of notes; that’s just the title. (via TYWKIWDBI)
https://vimeo.com/346488263

As if the musical saw weren’t cool enough, here are some things you can do with a musical saw and $40,000′ worth of guitar effect boxes.
https://laughingsquid.com/different-ways-to-play-musical-saw/

“What you’re seeing now is called a pouch wobble. It signifies to females that these boys are ready for breeding.” Who can take a nice walk? The pelican can.
https://laughingsquid.com/pelicans-go-for-walks/

An interesting pep talk about some of Elon Musk’s projects. Odd that it doesn’t mention the very successful immense city-powering battery arrays like the latest one in Australia. Maybe it seemed to the video maker that was a given.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1mZ4ADUEZs

And Nathan Pyle’s /Strange Planet/ Instagram page, vignettes of a sort of Nacirema study for our time.
https://www.instagram.com/nathanwpylestrangeplanet

 

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2 Comments
  1. Douglas Coulter permalink

    I really enjoyed the chance to play songs live, it has been a few years since I’ve played in a venue. Just street music for anyone who listens. I’d like some band to play my stuff, some skilled musicians who can see the potential in my simple words.

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