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Do they know it’s Samhain?


     “The Devil whispered in my ear, You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm. I whispered back, At least I didn’t lose my golden fiddle to some hillbilly in Georgia.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2021-10-29) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg (CA), ready to re-enjoy.


Thanks heaps 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 thanks to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, which provided almost an hour of the above eight-hour show’s material, as usual, without asking for anything in return.

Email me your writing on any subject and I’ll read it on the radio next week. That’s what I’m here for.

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:

Juno spacecraft data generates deep 3D images of Jupiter’s atmosphere.

Rerun: The true meaning of Halloween.

A Bollywood wedding song with bagpipes.

The Cringe.

The Ubermensch (say OO-buh-minsh)

Mamushka! (The Shapoopie with knives.)

Shapoopie. That’s Buddy Hackett as Marcellus Washburn. He also played lovable hippie race-car mechanic Tennessee Steinmetz in the original 1968 /The Love Bug/.

The mournful sound of driving across the Golden Gate bridge with the wind howling through its add-on $240,000,000 suicide barriers like a banshee. But if it saves /one life/ that doesn’t wanta even be a life anymore it will have been worth it. Also, bang for the buck, you can hear that all over the Bay Area. Even at this late date there are people who wake up in the middle of the night when it’s windy and shake the person next to them awake and say, “What /is/ that? Do you hear that?” and the other person says, “It’s the /bridge/. Let me sleep!”

In the Pfizer vaccine trial for 5-to-12-year-olds, there were 4,647 participants and only five adverse events, /none of them related to the vaccine./ For example, one adverse event: “Ingestion of a penny.” (A child in the vaccine group swallowed a penny, where nobody in the placebo group did that.) Cue the antivax nonces to badger school boards to ban pocket change.

Counter-Earth news.

Oh, Long Johnson. Oh, la la la ley.


Wow! Do it again!

Adieu, Charlie. (Full final 40-min. episode of Charlie The Unicorn’s adventures.)

A puff before dying. “Oh, a unicorn! HI, unicorn!” “Hey, Angela! Follow your dreams and anything is possible.” Oh, no.


Porter’s Reel.

Safety first.

How they get those sounds. (via Everlasting Blort)

The tables, they turn.

Speaking of which.

This cartoonist drew a comic strip of the lyrics of a song. Play the song, scroll down and read the comic along with it.

Early in the development of smiling.

Everybody’s happy.

/Heil Southington!/ The flashy Bellamy salute to the U.S. flag was part of a promotion to make a fortune selling flags. True fact: Hitler got the idea for his Hitler salute from this, the same way as he got the idea for concentration camps from U.S. Indian reservations.


A fighter jet and its hot turbulence wake in graceful slow motion. Expensive, but so pretty.

An hour of flying over Antarctica.

Wow Swiss. (via Everlasting Blort)

Symphonic Deep Purple.

“What da fox say?” Come on, say it with me: “Ding ding ding da-ding da-ding-ding.” (via Fark)

Dog costume. You might have to click the sound on. (via Everlasting Blort)

Cornfield clowns. (via Everlasting Blort)

For four decades Leon Redbone took Polaroid pictures of his audiences. (via Everlasting Blort)

Shine On, Harvest Moon.

A presumptuous little vintage, fruity, with notes of cat urine.

Teasing a jealous dog.

The difference between them from the point of view of a translator.

I would like to apologize. (via Everlasting Blort)

Imagine how futuristic and sleek and miraculous this carrier plane seemed to them at the time. It’s still impressive, even here in the actual future, when we think nothing of playing laser with cats or going from block of ice to boeuf bourguignon in eight seconds. (say buff b’gee-YAH)

Calendar art. (via Everlasting Blort)

Pano(ramic Photograpy) Awards. (click to view the gallery)

The Swedes.

I like the motorized bicycles. Scroll down to them. The belt-slip clutch arrangement matches a lawnmower we had once. (via NagOnTheLake)

Sewing machine fundamentals.

Retro McDonald’s. (via NagOnTheLake)

Or– you could just get an old HP or Brother laser printer. I repeat: laser printer. Not an inkjet printer. You can use a laser printer a hundred times a day or only switch it on to use it once every six years. As long as you never spill your Pepsi into it, you’re good, it just works. If you need to print colors, go to Zo Office Supply and Copies, 9:30am to 3pm Monday through Friday.

Editing in the pre-computer so-called good old days that so many people who never had to do this wish were back again.


Good choice!

From the moon’s south pole, and sped up.

How we get Hobart deli slicers.

A convincing argument.

And don’t let adolescent pimples stop you from getting ahead! Eat Fleischmann’s Yeast.

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