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Who’s afraid of Wolfram Alpha?

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-03-01) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and goggle at the denizens and eldritch shapes of what passes for deep history now that we all have the attention span of a gnat.

Guests this time: Stewart Dickson of Wolfram Research; Robin Bliss-Wagner, naturalist, music teacher, rainy-day fiddle busker, seeker, at present, of a treadle-operated sewing machine suitable for leather and sailcloth; and Alex Bosworth, stand-up guy. And featuring the music of the enigmatic Hakaoo, whose throaty, sultry Who By Fire leads the pack of Who By Fires. And music of Corwin Zekley, from his band’s (Snaps for Sinners) new album, How the Apple Falls.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative 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:

Nice planet yez got, here. Shame if something wuz to /happen/ to it. Page through the gallery.
https://newatlas.com/international-landscape-photographer-2018-awards-gallery/58495/

Black.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMHb_jZozt8

Force.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-force.html

Retrospective/review of the best science-fiction/western teevee show ever.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Wm4eKfy_0

“Say it again, ya damn no-boots vapin’ weasel!”
http://marriedtothesea.com/022419/say-it-again.gif

Invisible threshold.
https://twitter.com/mofnekoclub/status/1099136654210609152

Pagan Island.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/pagan_island

“And when you’re working on a thing like this, the wonderful thing is you don’t lose any parts, because there’s no parts smaller than your head.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3BJF7O5ikY

How we get brand-new real retro neon nixie tubes. Not LED-cord fakes.
https://theawesomer.com/millclock-zin18-nixie-tube-clock/514598/

If you ever start feeling all full of yourself because of how very clever you are, glance at something like this:
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/03/01/a-thorough-anagram/

Giant ruins of unfinished atomic plant.
https://theawesomer.com/atomic-ruin/465267/

Play a random Eurotrash video. And then another. And another.
https://www.monkeon.co.uk/eurotrashroulette/

Art.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/remarkable_story_sofonisba_anguissola

Art.
http://kathrinlonghurst.com/gallery/

Portmanteau and rhyme generator.
https://www.punchlinedesign.net/pun_generator

Latest best marble reaction project.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/27/the-latest-marble-chain-reacti.html

And more, with dominoes. The young lady who made this talks a little about it at the end.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/02/another-video-of-falling-dominoes.html

Psychics, are their powers real? No, they are not.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/02/26/psychics-last-week-tonight-with-john-oliver/

The chicken is cute. I know how it’s done (tiny peckable lights in the keys that the chicken thinks might be yummy bugs), though it’s still a cool trick. But the daredevil pole-climbing clown immediately afterward is majestic. You will involuntarily reach out to save him from falling, and in the process knock over your Pepsi, and then go, /That’s weird. How did he know that would happen?/ Then your phone will ring, and it will be me, to explain, and to invite you to support KNYO-LP with a generous spiritual seed of money, say, three or four grand, which will support the station through the end of the school year and please all your dead loved ones who ever had a radio. I’m getting a letter E, or maybe R, or M.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayMDqPIVG2Y

Eagle came out of the night.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/02/eagle-tracked-for-20-years.html

United City-States.
https://medium.com/s/story/the-united-citystates-of-america-mapped-8372be222d28

Snake trick.
https://laughingsquid.com/yellow-ball-python-rotates-cardboard-box/

Something I learned today: the Plain of Jars is an actual plain of thousands of actual giant stone jars. Also, no-one knows what the giant stone jars were for, and figuring that out is complicated by even more thousands of unexploded bombs left over from the U.S. war on Southeast Asia. What a world, hey?
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/05/the-plain-of-jars.html

Don’t worry.
https://lithub.com/science-youre-definitely-worrying-about-the-wrong-things/

Star Wars? Do we /have/ to, mom? No. Now you can get it all over with in five minutes.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/star-wars-always.html

The Denver Airport puppet gargoyle.
https://laughingsquid.com/talking-gargoyle-at-denver-international-airport/

Reggie Watts sings an impromptu song about apples. “Empathy’s a bitch.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO1CCXXMzBI

Dog empathy.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/tweet-of-day_27.html

Clever balls that never crash. Timing.
https://laughingsquid.com/movement-act-star-shaped-juggling-machine/

Complete history of the Soviet Union to the tune of Tetris.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-complete-history-of-soviet-union.html

Judge the attractiveness of imaginary computer-generated people. Feel oddly guilty about it.
https://thecleverest.com/judgefakepeople/main.php

Computer-generated golf clubs. I like the one with the laser on it, but not the one with the little graphing screen.
https://twitter.com/gravislizard/status/1100477070314954752

Victoria’s Secret releases new sexy black lace sleep apnea mask.
https://www.theonion.com/victoria-s-secret-releases-sexy-black-lace-sleep-apnea-1832955599

Just to live.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/02/this-is-wrong.html

This reminds me of when I took Juanita to the so-called /urgent care center/ because of how sick and miserable she was. We got there and signed in at 11:30 and the doctor didn’t see her till like four in the afternoon.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/823983724656214016

The CIA’s /Phoenix Checklist/ for thinking about problems.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/28/heres-the-cias-phoenix-c.html

It’s the wrong kind of bread, but if it has to be that kind, I say it’s a toss-up between 7 and 14.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/02/perfect-toast/

You marveled, and everyone saw it.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/02/caption-contest-915/

The Spoon Planet index of spoons. Scroll down. Try the filigree spoons, they’re filigricious.
http://spoonplanet.com/exhibits.html

Down.
https://laughingsquid.com/journey-down-900-meter-deep-borehole/

What the coastlines of Earth would look like if all the ice on land melted.
https://imgur.com/a/uRY4y

“One-two, one-two.” And through and through, the hockey stick went snicker-snack.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/four-year-old-micd-up-at-hockey.html

The Forrest Gump beatboxing scene that they left out of the theater release.
https://theawesomer.com/forrest-gump-beatboxing-scene/328043/

And an impressive distance catch.
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-apollos/os-sp-hs-frisbee-dog-apollos-0225-story.html

 

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Rocket Queen of the Bun Bang Fai.

    “She, not it. Ymbrynes are always female.” -Miss Peregrine

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-02-22) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and dig your bare toes into the warm wet mud of debacles of the distant past.

KMEC’s getting closer to the $9,000 it needs by the end of this month. That money will keep it going through the end of summer. Real community radio stations like KMEC and KNYO have all the real expenses and responsibilities and technical challenges of the giant bloated smarmy NPR stations but /don’t and can’t/, and wouldn’t anyway, get giant yearly government grants to remain mediocre and harmless in all ways –we can be harmless just fine without that kind of hierarchical corporate-control mufflement, thanks very much– and we don’t have the advantage of a monopoly on a high-power license where a single transmitter can cover hundreds and hundreds of square miles of potential donors. Radio is cheap, so it’s possible to do it on the cheap. But it’s not free. Every penny you give to a station like KNYO or KMEC goes to pay for something we really need to pay for: rent on a storefront performance space and studios, electricity, water, internet and phones, streaming fees, maintenance and equipment, and so on. /None/ of it goes into the pocket of the bosses in the office. Please help. Maybe when you get your tax return, if you don’t absolutely need to spend it all on a new back tire or those fine gingham curtains you’ve had your eye on.

To donate to KMEC: Simply call 707-234-3236 and state your intent. Or go to KMECradio.org/donate. Or mail a check to KMEC, 106 W. Standley, Ukiah. Or just walk in; the Mendocino Environment Center (MEC), home of KMEC, is across the street to the north from the Ukiah courthouse. Standard membership for KMEC is $40, but nobody is going to quibble if you can’t make it exact. You are a divine individual, and you are very loved; I hope you know that.

To donate to KNYO: You can go to KNYO.org and click on the big pretty Donate button. And if that’s too technological for you or it doesn’t work, mail a check to KNYO, p.o. box 1651, Fort Bragg CA. If you’d like to underwrite a specific show, or you’d like your own show to play with, where nobody’s breathing down your neck and they just turn you loose to do radio, contact Bob Young: bobb@poetworld.net

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative 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:

Rerun: Nina Paley – This Land.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pKMV6e5kEo

Photographs of 1969.
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2019/02/1969-photos-looking-back-50-years/582706/

“It’s the kind of fight that makes them ooh and ahh and gets them here and here.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyaiI5pWEiM

Clearly they are friends.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/parrot-wants-to-touch-cat.html

Tender Owls. (In Russian with English subtitles.) “I am hanging on a rope, swinging and kicking. I really would like a little more air. Suddenly from behind me comes the tender chirping of the owl: /Oui! Oui!/”)
https://youtube.com/watch?v=8x91LCxJhDQ

Gymnastical robots.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/robot-gymnastics.html

The oldest Bugatti in the world that’s still on the road. 1913. This is the guy’s regular car, that he drives to the store in. Or so he’d have you believe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVl3cEkSSo0

Speaking of Bugatti, look at this beautiful thing. 1938. (Notice the color. That color is called Bugatti blue.) The replica they made a couple of years ago failed and killed the pilot. They don’t really know why; it might have had something to do with the complicated counter-rotating props, or a mistake in the control design or, you know, coffee jitters. But it’s so pretty. It’s like something from the /Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow/ retro-future.
https://tinyurl.com/BugattiModel100

Bisexual Buccaneers from Both-Ways Bay.
http://geekxgirls.com/article.php?ID=11214&fbclid=IwAR06nFfZdbSo-va_520Vwa9LzOW3b7-Afh118CKyYVULmDQPQU9HMARh99A

What.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/02/venice-carnival-2019-photos/v03_1125230847/main_1200.jpg

Loneliness. Why?
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/loneliness-in-nutshell.html

Queen of the Bun Bang Fai.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/05/bun-bang-fai-rocket-festival-in.html

The eyes have it.
https://mentalfloss.com/article/574384/photographers-close-images-animal-eyes-will-have-you-seeing-wildlife-whole-new-way

Ze Frank – True facts about the lemur.
https://laughingsquid.com/true-facts-about-the-lemur-by-ze-frank/

Sesame Street songs. I love this.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/21/happy-furry-monsters-and-o.html

Who’s a cuddly murderer? /You’re/ a cuddly murderer. Yes, you are. Yes, you awrrrr.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JjjZUP8nnA

I had wondered about that.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/277

This is only a test.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/dialect-quiz-map.html

Donald Trump als een Rus.
https://www.pasabon.nl/kunst/donald-trump-als-een-rus/

Crash.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/18/spectacular-21-car-pileup-at-d.html

Oofah.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dYTlvQl_G8

Watch a Japanese moving company do it right.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/02/21/japanese-moving-company/

Meet your second wife.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJEAGd1bQuc

One take: Marc Martel – Killer Queen. “Bibbity bobbity boo.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVeuYPLaDWI

The part of a recent Tucker Carlson show that Fox would not air.
https://www.alternet.org/2019/02/go-f-yourself-you-tiny-brain-historian-reveals-the-humiliating-interview-fox-news-tucker-carlson-didnt-want-you-to-see/

“Too bad Mike Pence isn’t here. He /loves/ Madonna.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/20/randy-rainbow-calls-out-trump.html

Albino alligator.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/02/albino-alligator.html

Wallace’s giant bee, scientific name Megachile Pluto which, depending on what fake accent you use to say it, is a great funny name for a character in any novel, film, soap opera or anime. I’m leaning toward /MAG-a-chahl PLOO-toh/, but /meh-GAH cha-LEE pluh-TOH/ is also nice
https://newatlas.com/wallaces-giant-bee-rediscovered/58550/

At last, a sport even stupider than football. Short attention span? Skip to about 4 min. in. (The object is to stay in your circle and grab a $100 bill off the crazy bull. Don’t leeb yer circle, now. (!) Aw, dangit. (!) Dangit to hail!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oykxvcR_k6M

Countdown: 72 days till Hindenburg Day.
https://www.boredpanda.com/inside-hindenburg-zeppelin-luxury-interior-vintage-photographs/

Realism in explodo films.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfBgb0NZLGw

Violence baguettes violence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_KVUSTxPeQ

Old tech to use in movies.
https://theawesomer.com/vintage-electronics-prop-library/514276/

Breed a photorealistic monster. Or just view a vast gallery of millions of monsters other people have bred.
https://ganbreeder.app/

Opinions of rearing.
http://wondermark.com/c1459/

America’s sport.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=022119

Gary.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/gary.html

And the opposite of Gary.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/tweet-of-day_21.html

Abby.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/abby.html

“Ask him what font he was using. If it’s something coquettish like Helvetica he probably brought it on himself.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51-hepLP8J4

Baroque Bada Romansu.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/19/a-neo-baroque-fugue-based-on-l.html

Coloring pages.
https://lifehacker.com/download-coloring-pages-from-over-100-museums-1832753859

George Washington and the goddess of America.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/18/osanaetoki-bankokubanashi.html

Controlled risk.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-return-of-risky-playgrounds.html

Wasteful and noisy and /those goddamn kids again/ and all, but it looks like so much fun.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/go-kart-on-ice-covered-river.html

Speaking of which, a bicycle for the schnee.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/22/this-wooden-bike-has-blades-in.html

A compilation of events that mostly all make you go AAAAUGH! WHY AM I WATCHING THIS! until you smarten up and shut it off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-8JqNGg2Oc

How we get paper cups. Supbf-supbf-supbf-supbf-supbf-supbf-supbf.
https://theawesomer.com/how-paper-cups-are-made/513434/

Health care: threat or menace?
https://truthout.org/art/medicare-for-all-threat-or-menace/

Crime Boyz.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/crime-boyz.html

“Yes, Gorm, and if it’s so hot out why are we burning money for warmth, hmmm?”
https://truthout.org/art/a-wasteland-of-cash/

The train to Strangeville.
https://plainmagazine.com/pol-kurucz-subway-to-nowhere/

When fashion was fashion. And those remarkable modern miracle fabrics! So comfortable and long-wearing.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6729741/Retro-snaps-reveal-outlandish-outfits-1970s-catalogues.html

How to hide on a bus.
https://mymodernmet.com/menja-stevenson-german-transportation-outfits/

Mondrian.
https://dionisopunk.com/2019/02/07/mondrian/

French landscape in infrared.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/08/infrared-photographs-by-pierre-louis-ferrer/

I wonder sometimes if the people who play sports like this have thought it through.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/02/photos-week-1/w34_RTX6L3A2/main_1500.jpg

And “Brazilian musician Johnny Herno playing his homemade instrument the berimlata, which combines a berimbau musical bow with a paint can.” (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/dusttodigital/status/1095352336011194368

The airport gummy bear indigestion story.

    “By the way, would you convey my compliments to the purist who reads your proofs and tell him or her that I write in a sort of broken-­down patois which is something like the way a Swiss waiter talks, and that when I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split!” -Raymond Chandler

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-02-15) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hum to yourself while you tug experimentally at this or that element of the past and develop a theory about where and when it all went so wrong.

Oh, and KMEC needs a chunk of money by the end of this month, and KNYO could always use a little money. Really, if you have any of that shiny jingly stuff to put into radio, and you’ve been tempted to support some bloated NPR station– KZYX, for example, because they have like three or four two-week-long pledge drives every year where they have all their airpeople /lie/ to you that they need your money to keep the station going at all and keep the great shows on the air, you should consider that hardly any NPR station needs your money. They’re /swimming/ in enough money at KZYX to sluice $300,000 a year to the handful of people in the office, who, as you know, don’t pay any of it to the airpeople who they bamboozle into lying to you that they need it so much, so the nice corporate office people can just take it away from them and keep it for themselves so it isn’t a heavy burden for the airpeople; here, we’ll hold that, thanks, good job, get back to work. /Just the manager and program director at KZYX, just those two people, pay themselves all the money from all the $25 and $50 yearly memberships KZYX takes in/. I’m telling you in case you didn’t know it, which is easy to understand, why you didn’t know, because they don’t talk about that aspect of the situation much, do they.

On the other hand, /real community/ radio stations like KNYO and KMEC have all the real expenses and responsibilities and technical challenges of a giant station but /don’t and can’t/ get $160,000 a year in a government grant (that’s almost two million tax-derived dollars in twelve years), and we don’t have the advantage of the priceless government grant of control of a high-power license where a single transmitter the size of a suitcase can cover hundreds and hundreds of square miles of potential donors. Radio is cheap, so it’s possible to do it on the cheap. But it’s not free. Every penny you give to a station like KNYO or KMEC goes to pay for something actually needed: rent on a storefront performance space and studios, electricity, water, internet and phones, streaming fees, maintenance and equipment, and so on. /None/ of it goes into the pocket of somebody in the office. I don’t know exactly how much KMEC needs, but I know that it costs about $12,000 a year to keep KNYO in the black, and it’s probably a little more for KMEC. It isn’t such a terribly large amount of money, but /it’s needed/, so please help. Maybe when you get your tax return.

To donate to KMEC: You can call 707-234-3236 and if nobody’s there leave a message so a volunteer can take down your contact information and send you a membership form to return with your donation. Or go to KMECradio.org/donate. Or mail a check: KMEC, 106 W. Standley, Ukiah, or just walk in there, where the Mendocino Environment Center and the radio station is, across the street to the north from the Ukiah courthouse, and do it in person. The standard membership for KMEC is $40.

To donate to KNYO: You can go to KNYO.org and click on the big Donate button. And if that’s too technological for you or it doesn’t work, mail a check to KNYO, p.o. box 1651, Fort Bragg CA. If you’d like to underwrite a specific show, or you’d like your own show to play with, where nobody’s breathing down your neck and they just turn you loose to do radio, contact Bob Young: bobb@poetworld.net

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative 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:

A ten-minute-long essay about how to change a mind. This will change your life, especially if you spend a lot of time pissed off about how somebody’s wrong on the internet and they just don’t get your brilliant argument because they are an idiot, so you keep at it and at it as if that will help.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXjH3duyLKc

The girlfriend’s reactions make this. It seems to always take her by surprise when he starts; there’s a long time between, so. “I hate this,” she eventually says. She loves it.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/petro-canada-fm.html

The ugly duckling. Creepily more than just a story about bullying.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-ugly-duckling.html

Superdog!
https://slate.com/culture/2019/02/gabby-andrea-samuels-westminster-agility-tiny-dog.html

Lettuce puppy banana elephant.
https://laughingsquid.com/animals-cleverly-created-out-of-food/

Something you don’t see every day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRB762N2RH8

The Soviet future in space.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-soviet-artists-imagined-communist-life-in-space-1558140402

How to not drop your B-25 on its nose. “Propellers are expensive. You can’t just replace them like matchsticks.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1kQzIolmIc

When to start your B-29’s putt-putt and not before.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsOUXqSh2xs

How to do the Balducci Levitation trick in your socks. (You’ll have to turn the sound all the way up.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2OAkaOYtI8

ROWR-BAZZLE!
https://www.designboom.com/art/markus-moestue-norway-dinosaur-bike-08-14-2014/

Filth.
https://theawesomer.com/the-dirtiest-places-in-your-home/513237/

The music goes back and forth, and it comes out here.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/02/13/back-and-forth-3/

Toys.
https://theawesomer.com/micro-scale-rc-equipment/512863/

How to catch the infuriating zippy sled thing.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/musya-and-luge.html

So unfair. Stop teasing it.
https://www.instructables.com/id/Ball-Balancing-PID-System/

Or tease it.
http://robotics.ovh/

Or whatever. (There’s no sound on this.)
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/01/03/the-senster/

This person does not exist. (Press F5 key or refresh button for new AI-generated realistic person.) But they’re all attractive because, so far, the system generates perfectly left-right-symmetrical faces. They’ll have that fixed in a couple of days, and the people will look a little more smooshed and lopsided and normal. Also an occasional demented tattoo or nose plug or zipper of earrings across an eyebrow would repel unwanted sexual attraction, as in real life.
https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/

Friend: “Wow you have gotten prettier. What have you been doing?” Me: “I closed my mouth.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbzT00Cyq-g

The wheel of emotion. Wheels within wheels.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/02/15/plutchiks-wheel-of-emotions/

Rerun: Extrapolate.
https://laughingsquid.com/extrapolate-johan-rijpma/

This idea is from a science fiction story I read in the 1980s. I can’t remember who wrote it, but it’s so close. And the trailer for this movie pushes all my buttons. Wait, several stories use this. One was by Spider Robinson, I remember that much. It’s a good thing the man is a musician, because none of it could happen otherwise.
https://theawesomer.com/yesterday-trailer/513211/

“If man is dead, everything is possible.”
https://aeon.co/videos/if-man-is-dead-everything-is-possible-an-early-interview-with-michel-foucault

Two fine men.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/bruce-wayne-talks-to-batman.html

Incel From Another Planet.
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/15/funny-postcards-based-on-old-p.html

Where terrorist organizations and crazy armies of children and criminals and murderers and suicides and so on get all their guns.
https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/9aowbq/usa_vs_russia_arms_sales_from_1950_to_2017_oc/

What.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/02/photos-week/w09_1126664247/main_1500.jpg

Incipient Sympathy.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/02/11/a-bit-busy-today-2/

These are brand-new motorcycles made in the style of ancient ones and painted to look old. They even made a Flying Merkel.
https://theawesomer.com/bull-motor-board-track-motorcycles/512916/

All about moss. 25 min. “Okay, now it’s time to put the moss on. It’s kind of like putting on a kimono.” “Oh, I’ve made a total balls-up of this.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aut63td90fs

Looks like Nevada, except all poisonous and vacuumy.
https://gizmodo.com/curiosity-rover-says-goodbye-to-its-home-of-a-year-with-1832567764

So many abandoned building interiors of Europe seem to be colored like a Wes Anderson movie. Maybe that’s the secret.
https://mymodernmet.com/michael-schwan-photography-abandoned-places/

The three big tech innovations in film. Starting with film.
https://theawesomer.com/brilliant-tech-innovations-in-film/513198/

Joanna Connor, genius slinky-finger bluesmaster, playing in somebody’s side yard for an audience of like fourteen people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSwoM7WIy5M

The Mills Bros. The Old Man of the Mountain. The microphone is eye-catching. I’ll be making one just like that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0ngRaUyXvE

This might be where the timelines diverged. If we had stayed on the original timeline we’d have self-sufficient cities in space by now, enough to send a few off to colonize other star systems. But no.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/08d7fef416c8efdaadbc35b804475138/tumblr_o2nhw6fQfd1v105v6o1_1280.jpg

I don’t think you’ll be surprised to learn that owls float like styrofoam.
https://laughingsquid.com/owl-pretends-to-be-rubber-ducky-in-bath/

And I don’t think you’ll be surprised to learn that a great deal of this entire genre of art (dance in film) was fueled by amphetamine. It killed Carmen Miranda. Stopped her heart like a hammer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fFcfg5V2gg

Why it’s better to have the gas cap on the left.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/02/drive-off-oops.html

Submarines.
https://theawesomer.com/how-submarines-work/512723/

Some more beautiful old cars. The gallery ends with the Talbot-Lago teardrop car.
https://newatlas.com/retromobile-collectible-car-auctions-2019/58424/

Traffic solutions compared.
https://theawesomer.com/intersection-simulations/463093/

Let’s deploy to production.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p8wTOr8AbU

An analogy for so much, big and small.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/icy-driveway.html

Ragg Mopp. R-A-G-G M-O-P-P, ragg mopp.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyANRiqzfio

What if he did? What if he didn’t? What if the world was made of pudding?
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/story-from-north-america.html

And the /Danny Boy/ scene in /Miller’s Crossing/. Satisfying, but I count like 300 shots out of that one tommygun, and that’s several times too many. Still.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgz-CKRzs-4

Tell me, where is fancy bread?

Tell me, where is fancy bread?
On the shelf or in the shed?
Is it sliced or is it whole?
Tell me while I’m on a roll.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-02-08) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hum to yourself while you tug experimentally at this or that and develop a theory about where and when it all went so wrong.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative 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:

A few gorgeous photorealistic colored-pencil drawings of night in Japan… that cost as much as a car, but you can look at them for free.
https://www.erinnicholls.com/a-night-in-japan

The world’s watersheds.
https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/the-worlds-watersheds-mapped-in-gorgeous-detail

The world’s treasuresheds. Scroll down to derivatives. Financial derivatives are a house of cards built on a boat that’s an upside-down paper Napoleon hat.
https://money.visualcapitalist.com/worlds-money-markets-one-visualization-2017/

The Bureau, part 12. “Less talking, more paddling.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/07/the-bureau-part-twelve-con.html

Motorcycles. Just like with cars, the old ones are achingly beautiful and the new ones are ugly and weird. Who cares if new ones can go 160 miles an hour? No-one with a brain in his head –that he wanted to keep in there– would ever go even half that on a motorbike, and they all could go fast enough make an organ donor out of you by the 1920s, plenty of time to develop the surgical techniques required.
https://newatlas.com/motorcycle-sale-of-the-century-2019-las-vegas-auctions/58222/

Break on through.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/break-on-through-to-funky-side.html

Archive of blotter acid images.
https://flashbak.com/lsd-archive-institute-illegal-images-394427/

Brainwave.
https://theawesomer.com/brain-wave/512465/

The real villain.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-real-villain.html

This is like that.
https://medium.com/idle-musings/recreations-of-famous-paintings-of-myths-using-only-my-childrens-toys-be10f9a013b1

Take the tone-deafness test.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/07/Are-You-Tone-Deaf-2/

Sinatra-ish big band swing version of Jonathan Coulton’s /Still Alive/, end theme of /Portal/.
https://theawesomer.com/still-alive-swing-cover/511945/

Lies of packaging.
https://www.boredpanda.com/false-misleading-packaging-design/

My favorite is the Guardian Penguin galaxy. Though the Gyrating Sperm Cell galaxy is also nice. And the PacMan galaxy.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/02/halton-arps-atlas-of-peculiar-galaxies.html

Fly around in an old movie theater.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/02/flying-through-the-fox-theatre-in-st-louis/

Pizza skills.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/02/pizza-tossing-skills/

Little boy jams on bass with Richard Bona. This just gets better and better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yennR7FSttg

Wow.
https://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2019/02/bird-woman.html

Erotic caricatures of 1815.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/pornographer_royal_the_erotic_caricatures_of_thomas_rowlandson

Sony world photography awards.
https://newatlas.com/gallery-sony-world-photography-awards-2019/58333/

Rocket igniters in slow motion.
https://theawesomer.com/rocket-igniter-slow-mo/464850/

So, Asteroids on steroids, then.
https://theawesomer.com/sunless-skies/512098/

The madlib boilerplate for it.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2019/02/05/mass-shooting-in-_________-usa-kills-___/

Tanglefoot.
https://theava.com/archives/96000

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in Gregg shorthand.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/alice-in-wonderland-in-shorthand-1919/

A kind of prayer practice. A meditation on the dipness of existence.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/02/chips-and-dip/

Advances in generating people for the eventual nested simulation beneath ours.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/02/fake-people-in-fake-videos.html

Another bonanza of art released into public domain, free to remix, collage, melange, whatever.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/highlights-from-the-cleveland-museum-of-arts-release-of-more-than-30k-images/

The voluptuous horror of Karen Black. Not the /Charlie’s Angels/ one. Or maybe it is. Hmm.
https://vimeo.com/22184664

Rerun: Giant icon of human hubris sinks in real time, with interesting creepy sounds and occasional captions. For the short of attention span, skip ahead to 2:38:30.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/07/Titanic-Sinks-in-Real-Time-2-Hours-40-Minutes/

One breath. Short film.
https://laughingsquid.com/french-freediver-explores-the-ocean/

Honestly, are these things any more weird than a suit and tie, or bloomers, or a corset, or a church hat? Or makeup and earrings and tattoos? Or a cigaret and sunglasses?
https://laughingsquid.com/surreal-crocheted-masks/

“What.” Well, I’ll tell you what: remember when furniture was made of real wood?
https://66.media.tumblr.com/c222966b93707f2f9fcb2bd6b1590dcd/tumblr_p1sj52ecfr1spwv2fo1_1280.jpg

Who knew they were good for this? Now everyone will want one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OVl0o0ED0s

Rerun: The Expert.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg

“Find out by clicking here.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/02/06/super-fun-pak-comix-feat-cha.html

And another world. This makes me think of Ken Nordine’s /The Sound Museum/. I’m not sure why.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz2SeEzxMuE

 

A bright sound-colored penny.

    “Yes, it was a high building in Singapore.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-02-01) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hum to yourself while you tug experimentally at this or that and develop a theory about where and when it all went so wrong.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative 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:

Whatever school this is, that’s the one you want your kids in. Unless of course your kids are nonwhite, in which case never mind, apparently.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/uptown-cello.html

Project piano.
https://laughingsquid.com/piano-turned-into-analog-hybrid-of-20-instruments/

Point of view parkour.
https://theawesomer.com/hong-kong-rooftop-run/464762/

Sad Heart. An odd kind of animation. It’s like shadow puppets, but not.
https://theawesomer.com/sivan-talmor-sad-heart/510996/

Bastard.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/26/supercut-of-sean-bean-calling.html

Earth and Venus spirograph.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/822648108999962625

Fit.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/28/compilation-video-of-things-th.html

Cake.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/01/unconventional-dinner.html

Deepfake Dali.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/28/salvador-dali-reborn-as-deepfa.html

Your soul. This drawing reminds me of when in /Stargate: Atlantis/ a desperate planet’s people engineered a disease to infect themselves that would make humans’ life energy unpalatable to the wraith creatures, in hope of averting their predations. I might be remembering it poorly, but it seems to me the writers took a long time to get to that point after the early episode where an Earth officer is captured to be interrogated (and sucked empty of life) and is offered a table of fruit and good food (for humans), where a dried up corpse is sitting slumped in a chair. “No, thanks. Looks like something /he/ ate didn’t agree with him,” the tough officer bravely quips. The wraith smiles and says, “Unlike your people, we don’t require our food to agree with us.”
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/01/your-soul.html

“Get a load of this amazing woman blowing the /hell/ out of a clarinet.” She starts blowing at about the 2:20 mark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC8_zcGEZjc

Rerun: Dream. (Warning: sad.)
https://laughingsquid.com/endangered-animals-sing-i-dreamed-a-dream/

Scars.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/31/in-4-minutes-100-people-expla.html

Good fences make good neighbors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BdUewjHrb4

A bright sound-colored penny.
http://brautigan.cybernetic-meadows.net/tiki-index.php?page=A+High+Building+in+Singapore

How to make a tank drum.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clnu3kcDPRI

Just time for a quick look at tomorrow’s headlines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdEcO8_2Kl8

Turn off-a the bubble machine-a. Halp-a. Halp-a.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0TSDcPW2Kk

Impressive flamencery. That’s C with a K.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pziQ1VcL740

Very looking forward to seeing this film.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/apollo-11-trailer.html

And this one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8LAwozrXPo

It just works.
https://laughingsquid.com/saturday-night-live-cue-cards/

Pam Bellam. It took me a moment to get /panda lamps/, because of the off-center mounting of the shafts. I thought the lamps were separate from the pandas. Maybe they are, and it’s panda, lamp, panda, lamp.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/that-song-again.html

I’m not sure why, but this makes me feel sad.
https://laughingsquid.com/timelapse-of-kitten-growing-into-cat/

Closeness lines.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/30/closeness-lines.html

Strip Iditarod.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/30/Blair-Braverman-Gets-Undressed/

Landing in Greenland.
https://laughingsquid.com/plane-landing-in-maniitsoq-greenland/

Unlocking an 18th-century French mechanical table with 3D modeling
https://youtube.com/watch?v=EblnaLMjdNg

I’m not very interested in video games, and even less interested in FPS games, but this one has a look and sound to it that has a certain je ne sais quoi. Generally it’s enough for me to watch a short video of other people playing these things. They’re like a puppet show. “That’s what I like,” Napoleon says in /Time Bandits/, “Little things hitting each other.”
https://theawesomer.com/atomic-heart-gameplay/510903/

Also this. I like the quippiness.
https://theawesomer.com/the-outer-worlds-trailer/505700/

Popeye in color.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/28/The-Fleischer-Popeye-Color-Specials-1936-1939/

And the great women artists.
https://www.instagram.com/thegreatwomenartists/

The Delicious.

    “Est locus extremum te respice semper.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-01-25) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and go even further down the rabbit hole, whatever that’s supposed to mean.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative 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:

The Delicious. (2002, 15 min.) I’d forgotten about this and just found it again with its parts stitched together so it plays from beginning to end without interruption, and it’s delightful. I especially like how, when he tries to explain and can’t, it’s clear there’s something wonderful to explain but it’s just /really hard to/. You don’t get the impression that he’s only a broken machine. Everyone else, though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTOOzy2bHas

Jiffy ceramic zoetropes.
https://laughingsquid.com/ceramic-plates-turn-into-zoetropes/

“Red One! Red One! He’s on your tail!” “I can’t shake him!”
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/01/25/set-dressing-2/

Conflict.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/25/dung-beetles-fight-to-gain-pos.html

Here’s why you should pay the people who work for you and prop up your nice life, and never welch on them and laugh at their frustration from your position of power. Power is an illusion. This reminds me of the scene in the pilot episode of /Firefly/ where Mal, pushed beyond endurance, has just shot smug small-time rim-world crimelord Patience’s horse out from under her, and it’s fallen on her, and Mal bends over where she’s trapped, puts the business end of his gun against her nose and says to her, “Now, I did a job, and I got nothing but trouble since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words in regards to my character, so let me make this abundantly clear: I do the job…” He yoinks the money bag from her. “…And then I get paid.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/22/gentleman-uses-backhoe-to-dest.html

Except that in this unusual case, at the hotel, it turns out that the backhoe man actually /had/ been paid and didn’t know it, because of a bank glitch. So. Tch.
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/755071/liverpool-travelodge-digger-rampage-edge-lane-video-pictures-john-wages-police-600

Firefly episode transcripts (2002).
http://firefly.shriftweb.org/transcripts.shtml

Joss Whedon’s initial script for the 2005 Firefly movie /Serenity/.
http://www.mserenity.ru/files/scripts/Serenity-190-initial-version.pdf

While I’m at it, a Firefly Pinyinary (dictionary of all the Chinese phrases and swears spoken in the series). The numbers within phonetics are /tone numbers/. Go to the FAQ and scroll down for a table of how to apply those.
http://fireflychinese.kevinsullivansite.net/index.html

How they do it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpaue3Jhn1o

The mystery at the bottom of physics.
https://theawesomer.com/the-mystery-at-the-bottom-of-physics/510373/

Art.
http://hifructose.com/2019/01/17/the-recent-paintings-of-marc-burckhardt/

The rear view from a toy drone flying past and through all the Utah Natural History Museum’s dinosaur skeletons in one long Touch-Of-Evil/The-Player/Strange-Days/Russian-Ark take.
https://theawesomer.com/saur/510834/

Viva la vulva. Via https://blort.meepzorp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k-_4WloY6Y

Composer or pasta or both?
https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/latest/composer-or-pasta-game/

Before and after. Via https://blort.meepzorp.com
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/lens/50-years-after-mug-shots-portraits-of-mississippi-freedom-riders.html

Naples pipples. Via blort.meepzorp.com
https://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/zmdjww/naples-photography-sam-gregg

What.
https://imgur.com/EIw7dSL

What.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/01/saiga-antelope.html

Out of the red.
http://wondermark.com/c1452/

Getting it white.
https://truthout.org/art/whiteness-at-work/

Dumber and dumber.
https://thenib.com/life-in-the-stupidverse-government-shutdown-edition

The Mansfield Ohio News-Journal noted that it seemed to be “poetic justice that a parrot should be the last surviving public spokesman for the beliefs of Hitler and his ruthless henchmen [because] the man who would make slaves of people first tries to train them parrot-like to repeat what he tells them…”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/laura_parrot

…As in “Kyle’s mom is a bitch. A big fat stupid bitch. Oh, crap.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ49UoiLe5A&t=0m57s

The advent of techno fifty years ago. Wacka-quacka wacka-quacka winka-quinka winka-quinka, jijajipt jipt jipt. Wonjj wonjj wonjj wonjj wonjj. Squonnphthpp. Etc.
https://laughingsquid.com/kraftwerk-on-rockpalast-1970/

First good shots from the fly-by of Ultima Thule, currently 44 billion miles away from Earth.
https://gizmodo.com/new-horizons-transmits-incredibly-clear-picture-of-mu69-1832064267

Fabricated.
https://theawesomer.com/fabricated/490487/

And Vaseline for your hair. This reminds me of when I was cooking in Brannon’s Restaurant in the early 1980s, and one of the waiters had hair that was like the kid’s in this ad. It was literally dripping with some kind of hair product. He came back into the kitchen once and complained bitterly that some customers, an old couple, had told him to go wash his hair and get them another waiter because they came here to eat and his hair was, you know, disgusting; they were afraid it would flick drops of whatever that was onto their food. It hurt his feelings that someone could be so cruel. About 15 years earlier than that, in 1967, my mother married Roland, who had two boys of his own, and suddenly we all had to put Brylcreem in our hair all the time to go to church and that was weird. The singing ads on the radio all went on and on about how not greasy it was, and the teevee ads showed women throwing themselves at men who use it, in an effort to run their fingers through their hair and grab them and kiss them silly, but I think they might’ve been paying them to sing and do that, because it was greasy and disgusting, and they still sell it. Maybe they’ve changed the formula. I associate hair grease with needlessly complicated fountain pens and thin four-buttoned gray sweaters useless against the freezing fog of winter Fresno in the grim yard of St. Helen’s Catholic school. It was like adjusting to another planet, and we all do what we have to do, I guess, until we either stick that way and forget or develop our own Delicious.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/follies_of_the_madmen_408

Gas.
https://theawesomer.com/its-a-gas-book/510597/

View the gallery. As usual with things like this, the old cars are lovely and the new ones all look like giant running shoes with fins and flaps and angry faces.
https://newatlas.com/top-100-cars-2019-scottsdale-auto-auctions/58127/

Aerial views of Hong Kong’s housing towers.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/22/astonishing-aerial-view-of-hon.html

Restored, speed-controlled, cleaned up and sound-dubbed video of Marseille, France in 1896.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/22/restored-video-of-high-street.html

I love Jay Leno’s show about his extensive vehicle collection. Here’s the episode about his 1931 Indian motorcycle, not only one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever but one of the best, he says. It’s interesting how subdued he sounds this time, almost reverential.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiRKg3me43o

Just slow down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqLzWNIAmds

BWAH!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuXgyfPX1cQ

The truth about video games and violence.
https://theawesomer.com/the-truth-about-video-games-violence/510639/

High arches, that’s good. But you’re choking up on the keys. Pull back. That’s it.
https://cdn.merriammusic.com/2017/09/15-Classical-Piano-Songs-for-Beginners-To-Learn-1600×1068.jpg

Ukulele Smells Like Teen Spirit.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/24/watch-this-kid-shred-smells-li.html

“Control units are laid out geometrically. Inside, the patients suck on the glass teat of their [rental-colored beads?].”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4AvRz0TvKw

What microphones did.
https://laughingsquid.com/history-of-the-microphone/

Waterfalls on Uluru, a rare sight.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/06/waterfalls-on-uluru-rare-sight.html

Slow-motion thermal imaging of an Icelandic geyser. (You can skip ahead to about two minutes in.)
https://laughingsquid.com/thermal-footage-of-erupting-geyser-in-iceland/

Rerun: Epoch.
https://theawesomer.com/epoch-short-film/510374/

Mapquest for 1826.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/patersons-roads-1826/

Evolution of the alphabet. And also videos explaining.
https://laughingsquid.com/evolution-of-the-alphabet/

QWOP that works without Flash. This is a challenge to master. If you can learn it in five minutes, that’s amazing of you.
http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html

Shanty tramp. (Full film, 69 min.)
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/shanty_tramp

Ants.
https://b3ta.com/board/11213275

Teevee football bellows illustrated.
https://theawesomer.com/nfl-commentary-animated/510845/

“I got pants in the coop (poop!), touchin’ our soup (soup!).” Has a kind of poetry to it.
https://news.avclub.com/cardi-bs-new-money-video-is-ludicrously-unsafe-for-wo-1831264725

How we get a crotch bowl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6BfwLGoCNI

Moodles.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/moodles

Best Fark caption ever: “Worst TARDIS ever.”
https://laughingsquid.com/windstorm-sends-porta-potties-into-the-air/

The original model for the TARDIS.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-tomb-and-the-telephone-box-soanes-mausoleum-1816/

Elif’in Hecesi’nin sene-i devriyesinde yeniden Özgür Baba; kadim dostu cura ve Yunus’un sözleri ile.
https://laughingsquid.com/osgur-baba-performing-dertli-dolap-on-cura/

The Pub. Uncomfortable because accurate.
https://vimeo.com/59740518

Historical records.
https://historical-records.com/

And “Un hommage à ma tendre dragonne, Milo, qui s’est éteinte le 14 juillet 2018 après 3 mois de combat contre la chlaymidose. Je t’aime ma poulette.” -Margaux Deman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4XeJBgnZ_g

Super blood wolf moon. Time to arooooo! like Nixon in Futurama.

    “Out of my window I could see them in the moonlight, two silhouettes saying good night by the garden gate.” -Ray Davies

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-01-18) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and handle the merchandise, and loll around in your floral-print muumuu idly smoking clove cigarets and making unnerving eye contact with the help, and nobody official will come up to you and tell you to move along because they’ve been getting complaints, because Danger is our middle name, doll.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative 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:

Skiing down trackless snow at night lit only by /a danger flare attached to a drone zooming around nearby!/
https://laughingsquid.com/nighttime-skiing-lit-by-red-flares/

New York time-lapse.
https://laughingsquid.com/high-definition-new-york-city-timelapse/

Tilt-shift Singapore.
https://theawesomer.com/simply-singapore/509371/

There is nothing like a wall. A big embarrassing racist superfluous wall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL5CDt_1xcE&feature=youtu.be

People who just want the same things we do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIT0ucf_gys

“It’s almost horrific the way they pop in the dolls’ eyes with workaday nonchalance.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZhhxx5q5zs

Further about dolls.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcr-CSdgmUk

And let that be a lesson to you.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/please-dont-touch.html

Experiment of straight versus curved blower rotor blades, and also forward versus backward.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuEaP9kyiFc

Real steam-powered toy train.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxPUU87OIEA

“There. We have to fight our way in, take the control room, override the automatic controls and send a message to the rebel fleet.”
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/01/photos-week/w09_RTX6KU74/main_1500.jpg

Things that begin with guh.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO5_sWa4Lro

Recent art.
http://www.laurielipton.com/2011-present/

1970s napkin art. Max Efroym.
https://thinkinthemorning.com/project/max-efroym/

Lost and found.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/lost-found.html

Is organic really better? Short answer: No. And long answer:
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/is-organic-really-better.html

The lemonade machine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av07QiqmsoA

Big.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:S-IC_engines_and_Von_Braun.jpg

The woman left cameras running in her house to see what her dog and cat do all day while she’s at work. It turns out, they cuddle in various forms of serene bliss. Some samples:
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/Their-Secret-Love/

Math dances. My favorite is the queen placement, followed by the flamenco sort.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/01/16/dance-lessons/

Some horrible real medical pictures that will give you a nightmare and/or make you throw up.
https://thoughtcatalog.com/jessica-winters/2017/04/28-seriously-gruesome-photos-of-the-human-body/

“These rocker bars control all of the necessary tuning functions.” “Select any volume you want!”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/remote-control.html

The right to own a gun does not imply competence of any sort.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/17/the-right-to-own-a-gun-does-no.html

Apollo astronauts’ lunar photography.
https://theawesomer.com/apollo-vii-vxii-book/509732/

Speed of light in real time.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2019/01/the-distance-from-earth-to-moon.html

Meanwhile, cunts are still running the world. (Cunts in the British sense, and with subtitles in Spanish. It looks like Spanish.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94BshxDemR4

Traish LaRue and the weightless waitress.

    “Being a woman in blockchain is like riding a bicycle. Except the bicycle is on fire. And everything is on fire. And you are going to hell.” -Olga Feldmeier

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-01-11) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and try on the costumes there until you find one that suits your current regeneration. Accessorize with a fez or scarf.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative 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:

This is the situation in Minnesota but it looks a lot like Albion. Phone service in Albion is, ‘ow you say, ze /crapped pyjamas/.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/10/we-cant-have-nice-things-2.html

The saucy German cartoon prostitute who was the model for Barbie Millicent Roberts (Barbie’s full name).
https://www.messynessychic.com/2016/01/29/meet-lilli-the-high-end-german-call-girl-who-became-americas-iconic-barbie-doll/

Murphy’s motorcycle.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/01/german-engineering/

Styrofoam.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/01/styrofoam-in-a-shifting-economy/

Real-life animated video where the pixels are bees.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/05/Giant-bees-do-the-wave/

Alternative math.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh3Yz3PiXZw

Praying to science. God’s penance. Chauvinistic pessimism.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2019/01/06/saturday-morning-breakfast-cereal-on-praying-to-science-gods-penance-chauvinistic-pessimism/

Ballooners ballooning.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/01/ballooners/

Creating a Killer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCUQ7V9KUU8

When life gives you lemonade.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/01/phils-osophy/

Luca Stricagnoli, Thriller.
https://theawesomer.com/thriller-fingerstyle/508475/

“We’re the rocker arm assembly.”
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JScq272dIaM

The greatest found pile of discarded photographs ever in the history of the world.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sharpeworld/sets/72057594079439326/

No. That should be enough for you.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/821526423907209217

Every yes and no in Star Wars. (6 min.)
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/yes-and-no.html

Rerun: 21 deaf Chinese ballerinas execute the 1000-arm dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAL9hkDQ7IE

Angle art.
https://cargocollective.com/matthieu-robert-ortis/En-video

A.I. expert discusses movies about A.I.
https://theawesomer.com/ai-expert-critiques-sci-fi/508278/

That’s it. That’s it. Let it all out.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=8eoytHRZQ9U

In a nutshell.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/05/In-a-Nutshell/

“That boy has a screw loose up here. And I don’t want to be living here when things come apart.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/mary_worth_the_full_version

The Blue Man Group. So much fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vBKI3ya-l0

Average White Band on Soul Train – Cut the Cake.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSq93Hsn0Bg

Surface winds.
https://laughingsquid.com/earth-surface-wind-timelapse/

Drone shots of hills near Guilin, China.
https://theawesomer.com/head-in-the-clouds/445272/

Bibbeldy-bibbeldy-bibbeldy.
https://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/ad47vq/dont_even_know_how_to_caption_this/

Life before cell phones.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/01/life-before-cellphones/

The carousel calliope gang. When you’re a CarCal you’re CarCal all the way.
https://imgur.com/xBntDxj

“This fish absolutely stinks.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MVQTMoMTIg

“You have this fish that is a sort of living time machine.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/10/a-delightful-cartoon-about-the.html

This guy, Tristan Newcomb, would be just as good at presidenting as Fat Donny Two-Scoops, and better at running a casino.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-U6P71sLFM

Smell-the-fart acting explained at end.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_iWmRlS6bY

The Bureau, part 11. “SHLOMP.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/10/the-bureau-part-eleven-you.html

Congreve ball clock.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/01/congreve-rolling-ball-clock.html

The girl groups.
https://www.udiscovermusic.com/in-depth-features/the-power-of-girl-groups/

Hit it, boys!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D5148rRIkw

Opening sequence of /Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot/.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/10/thankfully-streaming-services.html

Terrence McKenna, popularizer of the concept of DMT elves, explains how time works.
https://laughingsquid.com/terence-mckenna-1998-time-acceleration-talk/

“Today I will show you how to heal a broken banana.”
https://laughingsquid.com/man-talks-backwards-to-narrate-reverse-stunts/

Troxler fading. This applies to everything, not just vision.
https://laughingsquid.com/images-that-begin-to-disappear-after-staring-at-them/

Discount Santa. (I think the little purple girl is meant to be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.)
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-01-10-Santa-vs-A-Little-Girl.jpg

Crisse de câlice de tabarnak d’esti de sacrament.

    “Spud spoke sharply. He had been scared, he was mad, and he aimed to be madder. He began swearing, soft and mild at first, as his custom was, then as his wrath stood up in him, he got into the swing of his language and the air before his face changed color. He used the deep cussing of seamen, the low, venomous cussing of cattlemen, the freighters’ whiplike oaths, and what he heard from the Mississippi roustabouts when he was a kid at home. He cussed the cussing of Mexican muleteers when they’re feeling fine and want to tell the world, and when, at the end of a long desert day, a mule falls and spills its pack, and another mule steps on their feet. He used the dreadful, whining cussing with which Finn sailors can stop or start a storm, and his father’s terrible Irish wrath, and Navajo and Apache and Ute words of shriveling strength, and coureur de bois talk, and Kit Carson’s main oath on top of the lot, and all along through it he wove in and out the ideas that came to him, the voice of his anger pouring itself out full. The warriors ducked, raised their shields and touched their medicine bags. Cochise put his fan before his face, and twice he half raised his hand to ask Spud to stop. As the cowpuncher’s voice died away at last, there was a thump on the ground between them, and the buzzard which had been sailing high above fell to earth, scorched clean of feathers.” -Oliver LaFarge, Spud and Cochise

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-01-04) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and poke your pointy snoot about in the past any time you want to, as long as you’ve done your chores. Chores first.

Something went wrong with the connection to KMEC for about a half-hour or so circa 3am, suspiciously during the time I read a long article revealing the psychological and linguistic former mysteries of swearing, including the clinically dissected swears themselves in full bloom, but no problems with KNYO, and the recording is of course complete.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative 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:

Frames of reference.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/31/Frames-of-Reference-1960-Probably-The-Most-Fun-Physics-Lecture-You-ll-Ever-See/

The Hubble Ultra-Deep Field in 3D.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAVjF_7ensg

Infernal topography.
https://www.alpacaprojects.com/inferno/en/

Charity and Andre. These amazing young Mormons grew up less than twenty miles apart. They’re both children of dance studio operators so have been dancing since they were toddlers. In one of the dances here, Charity had a broken foot (!), but the show must go on, even hampered by only-slightly-modified garmies (the magic stiff anti-Satan underwear Mormons all wear everywhere, including in the shower).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNMfUQAg0dk

Fruit.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/12/how-would-fruits-move-if-they-could.html

I especially like the recurring part of this weird dance that’s rather a /Good evening, Miss Marionnnnn/ sway. Notice how you move just a little bit in your chair, in sympathy.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/12/tweet-of-day_29.html

Photography.
https://newatlas.com/gallery-best-photographs-2018-year/57813

Art.
https://www.boredpanda.com/art-take-a-photo-of-the-rembrandt-type/

Art.
https://www.boredpanda.com/illustrations-the-monster-project/

Seeing this sort of training always fascinates and horrifies and amuses me to an equal degree. There are all kinds of things to think about here. Memories of dogs set on black people and protestors and workers on strike, etc. How happy a dog is to know what it’s supposed to do. The fact that that’s the arm-suit guy’s day job, there. “How was work today, honey?” “Yehh, you know. Fine, I guess. I lost another button.” “What happened to your nose?” “Nothing. Just a scratch. Anyway, why the third degree, Barbara?” “I’m sorry, I just get bored here at home all day with nothing to do but sweep, and wash clothes, and drink vodka, and watch teevee.” “Oh. Well, why don’t you come to work with me tomorrow? We’ll be together, and you can take a turn in the arm suit, and after that we can go to Taco Bell. Make a date of it.” “Yes. Yes, I’d like that, Bill. Just a minute; I’ll get my sewing kit and do something about that button. Tch, tch, now where did I put it?”
https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2018/dec/21/sic-em-gusto-heres-what-humboldt-new-krowdfunded-k/

Who’s a good boy?
http://www.threepanelsoul.com/comic/dog-philosophy

Cleaning a painting.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/01/01/the-conservation-of-the-assassination-of-archimedes-narrated-version/

Rerun: Font fight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-GQMCxLkAc

Like, whenever.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=123018

My favorite is the one about what the ant said to break up with his girlfriend.
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/12/100-people-tell-their-favorite-joke.html

1000 foot-pounds of torque. 128 miles-per-hour in 1925. Dead silent except for the air rushing by and the astonished cries of drivers of roaring modern muscle-machines that you pass like they’re standing still. The Doble E-20 Steam Car. (For the short of attention-span, skip ahead to about 17 minutes in, where he starts it up and drives it out on the high-speed freeway, no problem.) (Jay Leno’s Garage.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUg_ukBwsyo

The Jay Leno’s Garage episode about the Stanley Steamer, made /19 years even before/ the Doble.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Me8b0ed59s

I love these happy people. What a band!
https://27thstreet.me/2019/01/02/garbage-man-blues-2/

The real Santa. A deal is a deal.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/28/the-perfect-hitman.html

Comprehensive reviews of the different cheap frames and things you can use to make great bacon in the microwave oven.
https://www.thepinningmama.com/how-to-cook-bacon-microwave/

“What.” “What?” “What?” “/What!/”
https://imgur.com/Iz6DfJ5

And yet, how dignified they seem.
https://imgur.com/JgXwWRS

Speaking of buttons, here’s a button to make everything okay.
http://make-everything-ok.com/

I love the sound of this. If you couldn’t see it and you missed the part where he (or she, it’s not clear) says, “I’m never gonna fly again!” what would you think was going on?
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/03/paraglider-loses-control-as-du.html

Why NASA spun people around but doesn’t anymore, but might again, in a thing that you would have cut off a finger to be able to ride when you were young, but now you’re more like, “You kids go on and have fun. I’ll be over here with a couple of chili dogs.”
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/03/Why-NASA-Spun-Astronauts-Around-But-Doesnt-Any-More/

Music inspired by, but apparently not informed by, space science.
https://27thstreet.me/2018/12/30/lets-go-to-mars/

Pew-pew! Patchooo! PewPewPew!
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/starcrash

Rerun: Some kids’ low-budget film cleverness. Much more dangerous than it looks.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/9ygizg/this_filmmaker_on_a_lowbudget_film/

Article about new tools to bring dreams to life, with video.
https://newatlas.com/sidefx-houdini-3d-cgi-physics-engine/57856

Complete giant 3-D map of 1940 San Francisco made of little bits of painted wood. This was a WPA project.
https://www.davidrumsey.com/blog/2019/1/1/huge-san-francisco-1940-wooden-model-digitized

You can take the beaver out of the river but you can’t take the river out of the beaver.
https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/9yhdjr/jb_the_beaver_loves_making_household_dams/

Chittagong ship-breaking yard.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/07/chittagong-ship-breaking-yard.html

Cool story about the revolutionary Aeroflot TU-114.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22H8M8h6Hdo

Australians in WW1.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/sets/72157607355667577

“When you do the firework, don’t be the sorry jackass. Be cool. Use the eye protection provided by the responsible venue.” Safety music.
https://twitter.com/juanbuis/status/1076610961459564544

Design history of the periodic table.
https://qz.com/1513175/the-fascinating-design-history-of-the-periodic-table-of-elements/

Another educational children’s video from Bill Wurtz.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/01/ball-stick.html

Puffy fashion.
https://fancynotions.wordpress.com/2018/12/04/snowballgown-time/

Manatee 503.
https://ddydc3qiky-flywheel.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/neighbors-dressed-up-manatee-mailbox-marley-5a3a167f0f628__700.jpg

I know that look.
https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/j/streams/2013/July/130711/6C8229785-tdy-130711-AT-tapir-08.fit-2000w.jpg

The best optical illusion in awhile.
https://mickhartley.typepad.com/blog/2014/09/the-cafe-wall-illusion.html

Oreo encoding.
https://nerdcore.de/2019/01/01/oreo-based-binary-encoding-system/

The log’s point of view. It’s very like the stargate sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
https://theawesomer.com/pov-log-ride/475528/

Crank art.
http://hifructose.com/2018/12/29/the-eerie-automaton-sculptures-of-jamie-winn/

The real Betty Boop.
https://www.messynessychic.com/2018/12/20/tracing-the-real-betty-boop-back-to-a-notorious-bootleggers-club-in-1920s-harlem/

Bruce Lee. Light nunchucks against light saber.
https://theawesomer.com/bruce-lee-lightsabers/462238/

Something like this is why some people stay together for so long though they never seem to really get along well. They really are getting along.
https://theawesomer.com/the-coupled-pendulum/478405/

The Bureau, part ten.
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/02/the-bureau-part-ten-your-d.html

David Yearsley wrote this in the Anderson Valley Advertiser about Rita Hayworth and her singing voice Anita Ellis:
https://theava.com/archives/93550 (I’m not sure whether it’s behind the paywall.)

(Anita Ellis overdubbed) Put the Blame on Mame, from /Gilda/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EaQtT4eLNw

(Anita Ellis overdubbed) Amado Mio, from /The Lady From Shanghai/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d1C1qQ_VoI

A startling insight into Escher. “It was not all imagination, we must conclude now.”
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/01/03/inspiration-9/

And Lily Hevesh said Happy New Year with dominos and an extended exploding chain of craft tongue depressors.
https://laughingsquid.com/happy-new-year-2019-in-dominoes/

Goodbye to all that and hello to all this. Ugh.

    “Peter, if you’re nothing without the suit, then you shouldn’t have it.” -Tony Stark

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-12-28) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and nostalgicate till the cows come home.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative 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:

The Window.
http://www.kuriositas.com/2018/12/the-window.html

Long exposures.
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/jul/18/roger-vails-fairground-attractions-in-pictures

The 10am.
http://www.kuriositas.com/2015/05/the-10am.html

Why never to buy an inkjet printer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHX6tHdQGiQ

Why never to drink and drive.
https://theawesomer.com/this-motherfer/507221/

The hair painters.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/23/painting-on-hair-an-alternati.html

You have heard the song, but you didn’t see this. The kinescope process turns everything interestingly creepy. Also, stay for the version after she got to be 73. Much less creepy. And the extended interview. Imagine the interview of /your/ life, in a kind of before-and-after like this.
https://vimeo.com/197737949

Volcano.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=9Plj4b79cwg

Real image of a 50-mile-wide lake of frozen water on Mars. Over 530 cubic miles of water. That’s 600 trillion gallons.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/12/50-mile-wide-lake-of-frozen-water-on.html

The Nicholas Bros.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/12/lucky-numbers.html

The life and times of Ernie Kovacs.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/24/The-Life-and-Times-of-Ernie-Kovacs/

“Those boys are terrific. They oughtta be on the stage.” “Yeah, they’re swell, all right.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfsI7kQ7QxQ

Dogs of the sea. (When they are on land, though, leave them alone. In fact always leave them alone. This is deceptive. They are not always like that.)
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/12/puppy-of-the-sea/

C’mon, droopydrawers, show some spirit. That’s it.
https://laughingsquid.com/houseplants-perking-up-after-being-watered/

Jenny on the job.
https://designyoutrust.com/2018/10/jenny-on-the-job-8-posters-of-an-ideal-woman-emancipated-by-world-war-2/

The fetish-culture origins of Spiderman.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/eric_stanton_the_bizarre_underground_plus_the_fetish_culture_origins_of_spi

The Mountain of the Cannibal God. I just realized that I know the Mendo-local actress who was once billed in the big time as “the new Ursula Andress”. (The original Ursula Andress is 82 now, and still happily married to Morey Amsterdam.)
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_mountain_of_the_cannibal_god

“The women then disagree on who is crazy with the lady displaying the taller hairstyle being labelled hilarious.”
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6524913/I-know-look-good-Bye-Felicia-Hair-larious-bus-argument-erupts-crazy-womans-hairstyle.html

2018 Wypipo awards (pronounced briskly: WHY-pee-poh, glottal stop on the Y).
https://www.theroot.com/the-2018-wyppo-awards-1831267430

2018 Chromatic Awards.
https://newatlas.com/chromatic-color-photography-awards-2018-gallery/57754/

Sketchbook.
https://mymodernmet.com/travelers-notebook-jose-naranja/

Photo Wake-Up technology.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/23/Photo-Wake-Up-3D-Character-Animation-from-a-Single-Photo/

Algorithm (there’s that word again) instantly accurately rates new scientific papers and presentations for validity, and it does it by /analyzing just the graphic layout of the papers, entirely ignoring the text./
https://nerdcore.de/2018/12/21/neural-network-judges-scientific-papers-based-on-layout-rejects-own-paper/

Scatologic Rites of All Nations. (Click on pages to turn them.)
https://archive.org/details/scatalogicriteso00unse/page/n3

/Gang aft aglay/ is the term we in the industry use.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/26/billy-dare-in-octo-danger.html

Everything. The list. Scroll right, left, up, down.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dUiZoXHpBPMFj6zSZ3gx5Xif42_aww75ZtbfsB4FyWg/edit#gid=1349008508

The Bureau, part 9.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/26/the-bureau-part-nine-your.html

And what /is/ glitter, and where does it come from?
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/21/style/glitter-factory.html

An Xmas idyll.

    “We are kept from our goals not by obstacles, but by a clearer path to a lesser goal.” -Robert Brault

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-12-21) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and nostalgicate till the cows come home.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative 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:

Welcome to the future: “saucer-gassed happy victims and dipomats”, drivers with their faux-alligator heels up on the dashboard, smoking cigars, playing canasta and cracking wise. Almost there.
https://designyoutrust.com/2018/12/closer-than-we-think-40-visions-of-the-future-world-according-to-arthur-radebaugh/

The episode of /Jay Leno’s Garage/ about the fabulous Chrysler prototype jet-turbine car of 1964, the /Typhoon/. It was the future of cars, and events conspired to make that future not happen. Also it was kind of polluty, though you could run it on anything liquid that would burn: vodka, fry oil, kerosene. Seriously, anything. Also it ran so smoothly that you could set a glass of water on the running motor and the water wouldn’t even wiggle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2A5ijU3Ivs

Some cool vehicles these people got an idea to make and just made.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZORuYKk8Xk

Juno’s data-gathering roller-coaster ride.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Dive-Over-Jupiter-s-Cloud-Tops-with-NASA-s-Juno-Craft/

The year’s most spectacular space photos.
https://newatlas.com/2018-best-space-photos/57697/

We all have something we like very much to look at and think about, maybe a little too much, some of us, with some things, and where’s the harm? I like old microphones, and I think you do too. Come on, you do. And one modeled on a stage mic in Girl Genius that’s wrapped around a vacuum tube!
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/231091024605459205/

Also cats in sinks.
https://tinyurl.com/DDGCatsInSinks

Rudolph, you don’t have put on the red light.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/12/rudolph-you-dont-have-to-put-on-red.html

My Blue Heaven.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT0ytkCtLK8

My Blue Heaven, with kimono.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc02U9ODJrc

Trick skirt trick. There is no sound to this, but I’m hearing /Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies/ in my head. Another song that would work is /Locomotive Breath/ by Jethro Tull, the part where it’s really chugging along like a choo-choo train.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/12/20/a-surprise-guest/

Bad Lip Reading of Apple product launch event.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/21/apple-product-launch-a-bad-li.html

The Carol Burnett Show butler and maid routine. Think of this in the context of historical wars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMXEKM8w3ZU

Penny Marshall is dead at 75. She just died. What amazing things she did.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/18/penny-marshall-rip.html

Nope. Also click the sound on.
https://www.reddit.com/r/SweatyPalms/comments/8cjq8d/quite_the_excursion/

Ice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY0gda12pXg

Chemistry.
https://theawesomer.com/25-chemistry-experiments-in-15-minutes/506356/

Our friend, the atom.
https://www.sparehed.com/2007/05/14/dagwood-splits-the-atom/

Thank you for your service. Your service will no longer be required.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Service-Dog-Training-Failure/

Pub Dog.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w4FJCcZTKU

“Have you recently purchased a bar in Brooklyn, but are completely bereft of original ideas? You can use this handy tool to generate a name and full menu for your fine establishment.”
http://www.brooklynbarmenus.com/

Crunchy crab.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB0at0DBcB8

Surf of unusual size. SOUS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftok14M5p8g

Earthquakes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm4xx6P56H4

You know those safety fences at the edge of things to keep you from /walking over the edge/? Here’s how the edge that’s there now became the edge. There’s a progression of old edges and old fences going back into the mists of time.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/21/watch-part-of-a-cliff-collapse.html

This sort of behavior was exactly what they put the camera there to stop in the first place. Now when people complain what are they going to do, put /more/ cameras?
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/12/fight-on-camera-1.html

Next Gen/First Contact metal anthem.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/12/star-trek-next-generationfirst-contact.html

A very useful photographic toy.
https://www.remove.bg/

The hapless thief.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/21/beer-thief-gets-stuck-on-fence.html

“He maketh my feet like hinds feet: And setteth me upon my high places.”
https://ruralramblings.com/alpine-ibex-on-cingino-dam/

Effect of Cadet Bone-Spurs’ tariff bullshit in a simple graph.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/21/115-of-trumps-tariff-revenu.html

I like how it sounds so different depending on where the microphone is. Also, the scale. At about 4:30 you see a double-A battery and the single little motor that turns everything. This is a tiny project. The balls are really small; they’re not even normal marbles.
https://theawesomer.com/noisy-marble-machine/413916/

How to build a Dyson sphere.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/20/explainer-video-on-how-to-buil.html

Some fascinating modern industrial processes. My favorite is the machine that stamps rolls of galvanized steel into electrical junction boxes at a little faster than one per second, or about 4000 an hour. (That’s at about 4:40.) Also, the mill-cut spoked gear.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyVokBM-CPk

And some more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukui6ZN6jMo

Yummy boot polish. Delicious spray deodorant, melted crayons, ice cream made of mashed potatoes. “You might complain that your fast food never looks like the ad, but you wouldn’t really want the one in the ad unless you prefer a mouthful of packing materials and sewing pins.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRRUgI_iUXI

Trailer for /The Last Resort/.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_last_resort

They always pick the baldheaded one to lead the cult procession anymore. That’s considered hot now.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/12/photos-week/w05_1078703538/main_1500.jpg

Cheeng-galabah. Cheeng-galabah. All the way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coLftIkrkXE

Christmas is here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nranUeNkXpM

A Hallmark-bot Xmas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24VKH4HryL8

19-17-zero-zero. Christmas christmas christmas christmas christmas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBPPPEAC_eA

Self-portraits.
https://wewastetime.com/2018/12/03/ryan-burke-self-portraits/

How to be an artist.
https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/jerry-saltz-how-to-be-an-artist.html

Stock images of models sitting on the floor.
https://tinyurl.com/SittingOnTheFloor

Clearly you people aren’t hoping and praying enough. Get up off your lazy ass and start hoping and praying like you mean it. Hope mopes, that’s what yez all are. A buncha lazy hope mopes.
https://www.ajc.com/news/gun-deaths-highest-level-years-cdc-says/vgcdQWPITScDYEdpHrswBP/amp.html

How many guns does a good guy with a gun need to be the good guy with a gun who protects the world from space aliens? Well, apparently it’s a hundred guns, at least, and a flame thrower, and grenades. And a tattooed tear, one for every year he’s away, she said.
https://www.tampabay.com/news/military/tampa-death-metal-rocker-warned-of-rapture-arsenal-found-in-burning-home-20181218/

An Australian photographer’s process.
https://laughingsquid.com/body-surfers-blending-into-ocean-waves/

Vaka Valo’s dream diary, part 3.
http://50watts.com/Vaka-Valo-s-Dream-Diary-3

Root access.
http://50watts.com/When-the-root-children-wake-up

Good idea.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/12/tis-season.html

Backdraft.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/12/backdraft.html

Train.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2018/12/the-biggest-little-railway-in-world.html

They don’t in the picture because it’s not a gif, but in real life, yes, the eyes move.
https://twitter.com/41Strange/status/1074586979566641152

A peaceful smooth quiet electric train ride through Tokyo. (32 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kd6Cgat-bY

Another Tokyo train. This one hangs from overhead wheels. Technically, I suppose this is a kind of monorail. Mmmm, monorail.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGLrP5eawdY

1. NZHHHHH. 2. HummenaHummenaHummenaHummena. 3. Vvwodz-Vvwodz-Vvwodz-Vvwods. 4. Shliffff-Shliffff-Shliffff-Shliffff-Shliffff.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/20/bend-your-spacetime-continuum.html

A serene idyll through an abandoned Abkhazian town overgrown with vines and trees, where wild vampire cows live in the tunnels underneath. How now, brown cow?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuyAqIWFwq4

Restoring a bottom-of-the-lake-condition angle grinder to like-new.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-baZ2q0yXE

Monuments. (Click on them to embiggen.)
http://www.sandowbirk.com/paintings/imaginary-monuments/

Andean poodle-ponies explore a hedgehog.
https://twitter.com/PPricklepants/status/1070531679742255109

Elderly Jack Klugman explains the spit-take, among other things.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-odd-couple-outtakes-compiled-by-jack-klugman/

Hmm.
https://laughingsquid.com/every-time-yoda-says-hmmm-in-star-wars-films/

Things astronaut Alexander Gerst saw from the ISS.
https://theawesomer.com/horizons-mission-time-lapse/506435/

Baby Shark Dance. Over two billion (!) views.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqZsoesa55w

Mouth-beatbox: Nicole Paris. Bass: Elin Sandberg. Drums: Helen De La Rosa. Pure magical happiness.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX6PezBQZcg

A musical straw.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_UEPpsCMCA

Rahsaan Roland Kirk – The Inflated Tear.
https://27thstreet.me/2018/12/08/the-inflated-tear/

Size comparison: The Titanic and a modern cruise ship.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/02/look-how-big-titanic-was.html

And two hardboiled eggs. The Titanic. To move around in. For the short-of-attention-span turn the speed up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNLnXNADMwc

Rented a tent? Patted a pan!

    “All-new for 1922, the fabulous Hispano-Suiza H6B Skiff-Torpedo Lightning Phaeton flivver with two-tone flesh-colored tyres, reversible fur top, life-size rampant faceted goose ornamentation both front and rear, driver’s side bas relief of Salvador Dali as Jesus Christ in fancy dress as the middle section of a vaudeville pantomime horse and, underneath, optional self-contained five-horsepower steam-activated klaxon to abso-bloody-lutely frighten away pesky rodents. Take ‘er for a spin and see what all the fuss is about.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-12-14) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and lower yourself slowly into deep memory. Slowly, now, so the shock of the cold doesn’t stop your heart. Or just scream like a girl and jump in and get it over with; that’s the way I do it.

Automation plays on KNYO just before MOTA, so I always put on something early to make sure I’m connected properly to the transmitter(s) before I start yammering away. Usually I remove that buffer from the recording, but this time it’s special, so it’s still there. It’s the weird-jazzy audio from a government educational animated film about handling seafood, from sea to table, to maximize freshness.

(That pre-MOTA time, and more, is available every week. In fact there are several good airtime slots on KNYO just waiting for you to come and do the show of /your/ dreams, play your music collection, expound upon your particular flavor of conspiracy theory, invent a new kind of radio show, teach what you know, or really whatever. Do it, I dare ya.)

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and safety-related 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:

Friendly fire.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/12/12/friendly-fire-2/

Pre-Holidays favorite rerun: The Bloody Olive.
https://vimeo.com/12487814

Visualized black hole fusions.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/12/12/visualized-black-hole-fusions/

The Bureau part 7. “The gunman is attacked by the Giant Glowing Head.”
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/12/the-bureau-part-seven-lock.html

The helping agency was busy; there were not enough chairs in the waiting room, so after waiting for hours, holding her little baby, she quietly sat down on the floor. Helping officials told her there’s no sitting on the floor here, lady. She said, Please let me just sit for a minute, we’ve been here so long, I’m tired. They said, Get up or else! She said, Else, then. They called the cops, and the cops swooped in to protect and serve. Observe:
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/10/horrifying-video-of-cops-tryin.html

How it all works.
https://animagraffs.com/

White people.
https://nypost.com/2018/12/11/columbia-student-who-went-on-racist-tirade-im-not-racist/

Beer. Is there anything it can’t do?
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/12/you-forgot-to-say-hold-my-beer/

Surgery to correct strabismus, a misalignment of the eyes, and further squicky diagrams.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/not_for_the_faint_hearted_gruesome_medical_illustrations_from_the_19th_cent

Maps.
https://www.mendovoice.com/2018/12/presenting-our-latest-projects-the-mendocino-maps-gears-of-democracy/

New people, to go. Be sure to watch the video.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/12/13/new-gan-styletransfer-combo-generates-stunningly-realistic-ai-faces-cats-cars/

Another story of Leon Termen (Theremin) and his termen (theremin), with lots of pictures and videos.
https://www.messynessychic.com/2018/12/11/love-espionage-and-alien-vibrations-tales-of-a-soviet-music-machine/

Pull the mouth open for singing.
http://www.adultswim.com/etcetera/choir/

Cat and Girl – public radio.
http://catandgirl.com/i-heart-radio/

This is like that.
https://theawesomer.com/mirror/453409/

A picture like this always makes me uncomfortable. I think of her shaving there and I imagine her cutting herself, the blade cutting into the flesh, and I flinch away from the image.
https://socialcafemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Great-Gifts-for-Young-Adults-Leaving-Home-1.jpg

Art that reminds me of Eduardo Smissen.
https://designyoutrust.com/2018/02/poetic-haunting-illustrations-aykut-aydogdu/

A generic opening crawl, ready to be modified, updated and saved… by you.
https://starwarsintrocreator.kassellabs.io/#!/BLTFfF4QGmCmpf6FrqK1/edit

3,000 tyrannosaurs versus 23,000 Jedi masters. Very Christmassy, what with all the twinkling light sabers.
https://theawesomer.com/jedi-vs-t-rex/505601/

Andy Serkis portrays Theresa May.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NpExkViy6M

Enough rope to choke a horse. Or, as Donald Trump would spell it, chock. Enough rope to chock a horse.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/10/traditional-industrial-scale-r.html

Japanese ghosts.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/hokusais-ghost-stories-ca-1830/

Incipient kung fu master.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/12/dont-you-take-my-food/

Incipient Marx brother.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/12/disappearing-twin/

Borgie (say BOR-zhee).
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/09/library-of-furby.html

The traditional aluminum Xmas tree and its high priestesses.
https://flashbak.com/mid-century-women-enjoying-aluminum-christmas-trees-369837/

Neural network cookies.
http://aiweirdness.com/post/180892528177/aw-yeah-its-time-for-cookies-with-neural-networks

One note.
https://theawesomer.com/eclectic-method-just-one-note/505599/

Plaster moon.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2018/12/james-nasmyths-fake-lunar-photographs.html

Okay. Doing this as soon as I get back home. I already have the dollar-store pipe cleaners to make the parts.
https://gizmodo.com/watch-this-guy-blow-an-upside-down-fire-spewing-smoke-1831019390

And the big book of unpleasantness. Scroll down.
http://liartownusa.tumblr.com/post/180854349715/goodbye-and-thank-you

New and improved evidence of controlled demolition in the Pearl Harbor event.

    “PEMDAS (Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally) stands for parentheses first, then exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and then subtraction. With two or more operations in a single expression, PEMDAS tells you what to calculate first, second, third and so on. Let’s try it on these examples… [Sigh.] Yes, Mister Kaplan, what is it now?”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-12-07) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and lower yourself slowly into deep memory. Slowly, now, so the shock of the cold doesn’t stop your heart. Or just scream like a girl and jump in and get it over with; that’s the way I do it.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile educational 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:

Happy holidays to all 14,000 racistly kidnapped kids in our pop-up gulag of new Manzanars along the southern border.
http://lustik.tumblr.com/post/180648961542/riki-blanco

How they make delicious-looking food for teevee and magazine ads, using tampons, super-glue, motor oil, cardboard, hairspray, dish soap, glass beads, copper wire, and, you know what? You can get everything you need for this in the Beverly’s craft store.
https://boingboing.net/2018/11/30/wild-tricks-advertisers-use-to.html

How the sushi making scene in Isle of Dogs was made.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/05/how-the-sushi-making-scene-in.html

Bennu. Full rotation.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/03/incredible-images-of-nasa-spac.html

Kimbra – Settle Down. Creepy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHV04eSGzAA

Chingghis Qaghan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEoi6CpaUWw

100,000 little skulls.
http://vuing.com/an-unusually-interactive-installation-that-invites-visitors-to-feel-on-100000-miniature-porcelain-skulls/

Danemon’s Monster Hunt. 1935 anime.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htLKgRItMyA

Fearless. They’re laughing at it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVIJ_JtswNk

Tribute.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lK4cX5xGiQ

And the muscular strength that it gave to her jaw has lasted the rest of her life. (Or) It’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye. If she lets go of that, where do think it’s going to go?
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/12/princess-rajah-dance.html

Music made from industrial noises.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/05/music-made-from-industrial-noi.html

You know how in Inka-Dinka-Doo Jimmy Durante says, “Let me hear that trumpet,” and a piccolo plays and Durante says, “/That’s/ not a trumpet,” and a clarinet plays and Durante says, “/That’s/ not a trumpet,” and finally a tuba plays a tremendous blast and Durante goes, “/That’s/ a /ta-RUMP-et/!” Well, this is a ta-RAIN! As a commenter comments: “Streamlined and art deco as fuck.” What is the matter with people now, that we can’t have things like that.
https://www.reddit.com/r/RetroFuturism/comments/49qm6t/1936_mercury_train_in_chicago/

Qué tren es más macho? Let’s experiment and find out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWTe3C_RoDo

The Mullen automotive museum collection.
https://newatlas.com/mullin-automotive-museum/57035/

Ten levels of jazz guitar.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/12/the-10-levels-of-playing-jazz-guitar.html

It sounds like a bunch of frantic ant ballerinas scrambling to get out of the rain.
https://theawesomer.com/1000-harmonics/455952/

The /Good the Bad and the Ugly/ specialist. /Ole!/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moK_dl78VD4

“Niggaz a scrap an they try ta twiss my beer cap.” This was voted the greatest rap song ever? Thanks for letting me know; it saves a great deal of time to know that.
https://laughingsquid.com/dc-super-friends-rap-wu-tang-clan-triumph/

BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK.
http://www.mrlovenstein.com/comic/1048#comic

A Krampus carol.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/12/a-krampus-carol.html

The flying preacher.
https://boingboing.net/2018/11/30/pastor-floats-over-congregatio.html

The dozen or so steam-powered aeroplanes that flew fifteen years before the Wright Bros. machine did.
http://www.century-of-flight.net/Aviation%20history/to%20reality/Clement%20Ader.htm

Greenland.
https://laughingsquid.com/retreating-glaciers-of-greenland/

On the plus side, 8,000 watts of free heat and loud soothing white noise. You know, you can fry an egg on those racks.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/05/amazon-wants-more-hqs-and-h.html

Right time, wrong purse.
https://boingboing.net/2018/11/30/watch-woman-whoops-would-be-p.html

“To the tenderfoot there is nothing dull or commonplace about bird-back riding. A man must sit on an ostrich just so, or there is an awful jolting in store for him.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/ostrich_carts

They were called Scopitones. They played in special jukeboxes from loops of film.
https://www.messynessychic.com/2018/12/05/theres-an-alternate-universe-of-pre-mtv-music-videos-youve-never-seen/

Another George Clinton story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffpKS5LwVzM

Ricky Jay, the magicians’ magician, died a couple of weeks ago. Here’s video of him as a young man performing on stage. You’ll recognize M.C. Michael Landon (Little Joe in Bonanza and Pa in Little House on the Prairie, also dead.)
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/03/the-great-ricky-jay-was-the-ma.html

Just a little more Ricky Jay.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl_B47wG-kQ

Karl Marx gets a job.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/266

Jesus said to them, “My wife…”
https://gospelofjesusswife.hds.harvard.edu/

Doomsday asteroid situation, a metaphor for global warming.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/11/29/1815747/-Cartoon-Scientists-discover-doomsday-asteroid

Four minutes of one deputy’s bodycam in the Camp Fire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWNV27PIlNc

Some neat cooking tips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5YlSB-zgvE

Map of the road to Hell. Before they paved it.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/12/04/map-of-the-road-to-hell/

Perjury chart. Left column, lies. Right column, contradictory information.
https://www.scribd.com/document/394786653/Perjury-Chart-Trump-Associates-Lies-False-Or-Misleading-Statements-on-Russia-to-Federal-Authorities

The troubles.
http://catandgirl.com/the-troubles/

Archeologists examine an ancient racist-stereotype polystyrene-foam head that weighs as much as a case of pop because there is actually a case of ancient pop inside. Props like this can be dropped on fleeing extras in an earthquake scene, and then later they can break them open and drink the pop, releasing the spirit of Shua-Magog to fog the film and lend authenticity.
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/22/aa/56/22aa566d3e2354cb0524f1776f1ff890.jpg

Reindeer boobs. Any story about this should really begin with the In-A-World guy’s deep rich voice saying, “In a world where…”
https://www.delish.com/food-news/a25380456/reindeer-boobs/

Don La Fontaine, the /In A World/ man. That was his real, normal voice all his life, not just for work. There are recordings of him when he was ten years old and he already sounded like that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjWKE-IJ4R8

A lovely old hammer restored. The handle re-cover method surprised me. And that’s genuine glue made from boiled horses’ hooves, so you know how, in case civilization collapses and you have to make yourself useful and the nearest hardware store that’s not a smoking crater is ten years in the past.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/03/watch-this-loving-restoration.html

“Wait, it was her! She done it all for the meat!” Ten minutes. Three deep lessons for us all.
https://theawesomer.com/the-shivering-truth-pilot/504584/

Most intense.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/04/the-most-intense-street-fight.html

Interacting.
https://laughingsquid.com/computer-graphics-interacting-with-real-world/

The leaning tower of lire (say LAI-er, rhymes with fire… or liar, for that matter).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBYPXsGka74

New domino train technique.
https://theawesomer.com/the-soniverse-technique/452915/

A thrilling development in the Game of Life community.
https://niginsblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/new-spaceship-speed-in-conways-game-of-life/

Giant Scooby-Doo dog happily participates in whatever. He doesn’t have to understand it. He’s down (and back up) for anything.
https://twitter.com/ClintFalin/status/1041766721630228483

AAAAAAH!
https://i2-prod.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/article8486412.ece/ALTERNATES/s810/blessed.jpg

Active shooter drills by the numbers.
https://www.theonion.com/active-shooter-drills-by-the-numbers-1830854657

On one hand, why make somebody else’s dream? On the other hand, what dreams may come.
https://vimeo.com/303972981

Tilt-shift Pyongyang. Say that out loud. See how fun that is? Because it sounds dirty. Tilt-shift Pyongyang. Tilt-shift Pyongyang. A natural swear.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw2x8ZXj6VA

Layout of cities compared: Europe and U.S.
https://laughingsquid.com/illustrations-that-generalize-european-and-american-cities/

The Bureau, part 6.
https://boingboing.net/2018/12/05/the-bureau-part-six-the-hist.html

The side of the die with six truffula trees on it. A real place in the real world.
https://imgur.com/5OB8JGh

A few of his favorite things.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv4207c9M74

New Wave Vaudeville 1978.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4sMKzT1uME

Beautiful modern photographs of old places and things. View the gallery.
https://newatlas.com/historic-photography-awards-2018-gallery/57505

Old magazines full of lovely ads for products that were built to last. What can you buy now that will still be good as new after even only five years of hard use? I found an original ad for my /Korean-War-era/ flying-saucer-shaped GE vacuum cleaner that Kay Rudin passed on to me in 1985, that has an indestructible hemp bag that you just spill out into the trash when it’s full and then put back in, that will still be enthusiastically sucking out birdcages and corners and under the couch while the sun turns red and expands to boil the oceans into space. And if you want to blow dust out of a computer or blow-dry a sock or a glue project or, with a simple attachment, airbrush-paint a fender or a guitar or a sign stencil, you just pull the hose out and stick it in the other end. /Hoovering there I chased the shouting winds along, and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air./ Also, casual non-ironic racism and sexism.
https://books.google.com/books?id=1EgEAAAAMBAJ&lpg

Who’s with me?
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=120618

Hallmark’s new line.
https://www.clickhole.com/winning-new-customers-hallmark-has-introduced-a-new-li-1830343795

Seven million years of human evolution.
https://laughingsquid.com/seven-million-years-of-human-evolution-timeline/

And the best explanation of entropy ever. Anybody can understand that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2iTCm0xpDc

Fifth Friday of November, the Festival of Nov Shmoz Ka Pop.

    “In my parents’ general view, new things were better than old, and the very fact that some ritual had been performed in the past was a good reason for abandoning it now. Because what was the past, as our forebears knew it? Nothing but poverty, superstition and grief. ‘Think for yourself,’ Dad used to say. ‘Always ask why.'” -Barbara Ehrenreich

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-11-30) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and just traipse awhile, smelling the smells of childhood, remembering the way things used to be before everything went to Hell in a boat.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile educational 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:

Art.
https://www.darkroastedblend.com/2018/11/drb-visual-caffeine-8.html

I was looking for different versions of /Mother Machree/, and somehow stumbled upon this woman’s recordings of other old Irish music. There’s something special about this. I can’t really describe it. And 23 views! Make it 24.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6mk6-Gwf1I

Go home, Amazon, you’re drunk.
https://smile.amazon.com/stream/shop/377STLLO3D3LX/

Strip-O-Rama.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/stroporama

Plywood sphere.
https://theawesomer.com/making-a-plywood-sphere/503612/

A Tholian web of mousetrap chain reactions.
https://theawesomer.com/creating-a-prison-for-humanity/503710/

Adaptation.
https://medium.com/spiralbound/manifestation-6fa8527a2865

Click on the arrows.
http://digitalcultures.pl/hybridizer/

The chemistry set that was.
https://www.sciencealert.com/chemistry-kits-history-risks-benefits-education

Time-lapse clouds from above them.
https://theawesomer.com/the-cloud-ocean/454660/

Twice around the world in fifteen minutes.
https://laughingsquid.com/international-space-station-timelapse/

Coin operated.
https://theawesomer.com/coin-operated/503687/

Band Maid – Thrill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uds7g3M-4lQ

RC airplane experiment.
https://theawesomer.com/flying-9-r-c-planes-at-once/503627/

The hapless ultimatum.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=112518

The humiliating death agony of Barney.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-day-barney-got-wrecked.html

Simulation of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/why-black-hole-simulation-may-be-best-ever-ncna939181

Thinking three moves ahead.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/11/triple-sneak-attack/

Climate change timeline.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/11/a-climate-change-timeline.html

Extra-giant marble race.
https://laughingsquid.com/marble-run-machine-with-11000-marbles/

Fashion disasters. I like the Moose that goes /RAWR/.
https://twentytwowords.com/fashion-disasters-that-you-wont-be-able-to-look-away-from/

And timelines of shows rendered as subway routes.
https://laughingsquid.com/film-television-theater-plots-as-nyc-subway-maps/

Thorgellen 2018 People’s Temple Choir Special.

    “The mindless words you are repeating, we are the light of a beautiful world, magical thoughts are self-defeating, we are the light of a beautiful world.” -Gunnar Bob

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-11-23) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and rummage through threads of light in the loom of time and thereby contact Murph and set events in the proper order. Or not. Up to you.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile educational 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:

Mystery thrift-store photos of Thanksgiving in the ’50s.
https://www.vintag.es/2018/11/thanksgiving-dinners-1950s-and-1960s.html

A massive archive of Golden Age comic books in the public domain. Millions of pages up for remixing. Dig in.
http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/

Disney princesses reimagined as cement mixers.
https://imgur.com/gallery/YdYz8u2

Jaggedy bin Moustachecat’s call to prayer.
https://laughingsquid.com/cat-meows-in-humanlike-sing-songy-voice/

Apparently the cat call to prayer is not unique. You might have to click the sound icon.
https://imgur.com/gallery/GSLzxGb

Orchestral zoo sound effects.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRPzZpgM2fY

Further orchestral sound effects.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFvAcrFqUjI

Here’s the whole amazing series:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23klangberlins

Minimals.
https://laughingsquid.com/minimals-3d-animation-sculptural-animals/

A pika (PEEK-uh) is not pica ( PAI-kuh). Pica is a mental disease of compulsively eating things that are not food. A pika is a lagomorph. (He’s throwing dice along the wharf. In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king. So take this ring.)
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/11/pika-mercury.html

A compilation of live Ry Cooder clips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JotanZ9c3Y

Workers /did/ build that.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/263

Building 7. Poink.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6409331/Forklift-driver-causes-entire-warehouse-fall-like-dominoes-nudges-shelving-unit.html

The Pinto poink scene in /Top Secret/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9GGDOUDLhc

Spaceships are now older than airplanes were when we flew our first spaceships.
https://xkcd.com/2074/

A magical ad for a department store.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNbSgMEZ_Tw

When Black Friday comes I’ll be on that hill.
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/11/ready-for-black-friday.html

Art. (Auto-play slide show.)
http://www.raycaesar.com/

Art.
https://www.booooooom.com/2018/11/14/artist-spotlight-john-brosio-2/

Art. I saw the Golden Gate Tour toothpick sculpture in person at Sonoma County Fair a couple of years ago. It looks bigger in real life. It’s scarily fragile. You know how some fragile, delicate things have that quality of making you afraid that you might trip or involuntarily reach out and smash it, so you back up to control yourself? This is like that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBRAtm2OLGs

Oh, the Gustav gun was a mighty big big gun and a mighty big big gun was he.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2018/11/schwerer-gustav-worlds-biggest-gun-ever.html

The midcentury oooh face.
https://flashbak.com/the-oooo-face-that-puckered-look-every-woman-was-making-mid-century-407410/

The Bureau, part four.
https://boingboing.net/2018/11/21/the-bureau-part-four-the-a.html

Victor Hugo’s author photos. Victor Hugo, hand on head.
https://johnfinnemore.blogspot.com/2018/11/victor-hugo-gets-his-author-photo-taken.html

Coney Island’s differently interesting, or otherly acceptable, or enhanced. There, that’s the word: enhanced.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/18052/coney-island-freaks-yesterday-and-today

Further minotauria. Scroll down to the lower videos for the full majesty of the experience.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/11/46-foot-tall-minotaur-by-la-machine/

Florida’s skull-collector ants.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heuYzC12etg

Further /The Endless Fight/.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqPVTeWF64z/

The vajazzled pigeon.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/18/The-Bedazzled-Pigeon/

The vajazzled hamburger.
https://mentalfloss.com/article/564038/fast-food-advertisements-versus-real-food-photos

Epictetus, your relationship counselor.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/264

That’ll put lead in your pencil.
https://theawesomer.com/how-pencils-are-made-2/503077/

I love a thing like this where the main difficulty is /how can he keep going without bursting out laughing/.
https://laughingsquid.com/how-to-dance-to-soft-cell-tainted-love/

Let the savings wash over you. Tch, too late. Check again Black Friday, 2118 A.D.
https://www.99percentoffsale.com

So totally cool! Solid-state thrust. No moving parts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boB6qu5dcCw

A Soyuz rocket launch as seen from the ISS. Not CGI. Real footage, though sped up a bit. Watch for the lower stages falling.
https://gizmodo.com/iss-footage-of-soyuz-rocket-launch-puts-hollywood-direc-1830620616

Thunderbirds stuck laughing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlRnx7wz0Q0

Harry Potter whatchamacallin’ ballin’ in New Ollins y’all. I know. I’ll stop. Sorry.
https://digg.com/video/hip-hop-harry-potter

Hm.
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/101CC/production/_104369956_gettyimages-1061158030.jpg

“At present, each ski weighs thirty pounds, but…” Not to mention the eighty-pound lawnmower motor on his back. For some reason this didn’t catch on.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/motorized_skis

Making a beautiful useful old thing a beautiful useful new thing again.
https://boingboing.net/2018/11/19/man-restores-rusted-cast-iron.html

Aleksandr Misko impressively plays Pirates of the Caribbean theme by fucking a guitar in the mouth with a chopstick, at least to start out.
https://theawesomer.com/hes-a-pirate-guitar-cover/502639/

The mossy lava fields of Iceland.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/09/the-mossy-lava-fields-of-iceland.html

Ah. There you guys are.
http://www.jamesritchiesculptor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/James-Ritchie-Approaching-8-Billion-4.jpg

Tapes.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/11/love-is-gift.html

Holiday cards for your racist relatives.
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/holiday-cards-for-your-racist-relatives

Room of the giants.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/11/23/room-of-the-giants/

Marvel fan edit.
https://theawesomer.com/marvel-x/503062/

Further Gunhild Carling.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/gunhild_carling

Cat doings at night. But what are they pulling down from the walls at about the 2 minute point? Is that wallpaper wads? Cotton balls?
https://laughingsquid.com/what-cats-do-at-night/

Holly has a very hairy lower back for a second grader. Unless those are veins, in which case the same thing but veiny instead of hairy. Also, it’s too bad about the murder and paranoia and so on, but it’s probably not a bad idea for children to have /some/ practice quietly hiding from danger and/or work in case they ever need to if they survive to adulthood. You kids don’t know, but in my day we used to hide under our little desks from worldwide atomic annihilation. Similar concept.
https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2018/11/school-children-lockdown-drills-mass-shooters/

Waiting for Godot, the musical.
https://boingboing.net/2018/11/21/vladimir-and-estragon.html

Klaus Nomi – Will They Nomi Now. He died right after this, on Hiroshima Day in 1983, of AIDS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNahvGXVWl0

Ten minutes of fascinating wonders.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3p6_kEfvAY

Stolen Fallen Madonna With the Big Boobies recovered unharmed.
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/fallen-madonna-boobies-allo-allo-2229964

Funky /Have a Cigar/.
https://theawesomer.com/the-main-squeeze-have-a-cigar/502859/

Typographical animation: G-AAAH.
https://theawesomer.com/g-aaah/502509/

Outtakes from the famous Five Doctors episode.
https://b3ta.com/links/1505587

An essay about the relevancy of cyberpunk.
https://theawesomer.com/the-relevancy-of-cyberpunk/502792/

And: Nice place yez got here. Be a shame if something were to… happen to it.
https://boingboing.net/2018/11/19/a-beautiful-time-lapse-film-of.html

Also.
https://newatlas.com/jaw-dropping-drone-photos-natural-world/57333/

More into the cookie than the cream.

    “She ran her hands over her body as if to bid it good-bye. The hipbones rising from a shrunken stomach were razor-sharp. Would they be lost in a sea of fat? She counted her ribs bone by bone. Where would they go?”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-11-16) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and wallow in nostalgia for when our old LaSalle ran great.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile educational 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:

“The Spiderman web shooter supports the weight of toys only.”
https://boingboing.net/2018/11/14/the-amazing-spiderman-web-shoo.html

Stan Lee Stan Lee Stan Lee.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/11/13/

Stan Lee.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/11/marvel-remembers-stan-lee.html

Stan Lee fan art.
https://www.boredpanda.com/artist-comics-tribute-death-marvel-stan-lee/

All of Stan Lee’s cameos.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/12/All-of-Stan-Lee-s-Cameos/

Real-life Iron-Man-suit guy explains.
https://theawesomer.com/worlds-fastest-jet-suit/501829/

GOP Jesus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ2L-R8NgrA

Imaginary friends.
https://theawesomer.com/best-friend/502201/

The future.
https://laughingsquid.com/synthesia-enact-native-dubbing-using-generative-ai/

Here’s why your electronic things aren’t what’s making you sick, but rather how and how long you sit or repeat a motion or obsess. (If you’re old, like me, this woman reminds you of Topo Gigio. And when you think of Topo Gigio, you hear in your head, “Keesa me g’night, Eddie!”)
https://theawesomer.com/electronics-are-not-making-you-sick/502070/

A contstant state of bafflement at these videos: Why do they do the things? And why does nobody ever say, “Stop it. You’ll put your eye out,” or “Get down off of that,” or just “No.”
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/11/best-fails-of-week_10.html

Sasha Frolova.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/sasha_frolova

Snow dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-67YM_Huc4

And here we have the Devil’s Poopmittens.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4418/37002375676_d7234bd209_o.jpg

Efficiency chart, in calories per gram per kilometer.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/11/14/efficiency-2/

What magic sounds like.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/11/harry-potter-what-magic-sounds-like.html

So many tricks.
https://boingboing.net/2018/11/12/allow-one-of-the-worlds-grea.html

The Mandelbrot carrot.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/11/carrot.html

How, Pilobolus?
https://laughingsquid.com/pilobolus-dance-theater-shadow-illusions/

Charts from analyzing thousands of Dear Abby letters.
https://pudding.cool/2018/11/dearabby/

Out of all the hundreds of cars at this car show, here’s the best one, the one that should be a flying car, when we have antigravity hubs you can just bolt on.
https://img.newatlas.com/cars-of-2018-sema-show-78.jpg?auto=format%2Ccompress&fit=max&q=60&w=1000&s=eaa175166ea0e3cfd57886e30a22be05

The truth is out there.
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aalGZ_1541971465

Panoramic photo award winners.
https://newatlas.com/pano-awards-2018-winners-panoramic-photography-gallery/57161/

Politicizing this.
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-11-12-The-Never-Now.jpg

Driving out of the fire.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/11/driving-in-california-yesterday.html

A lazy twenty-minute fisheye float through the ISS.
https://theawesomer.com/space-station-fisheye-fly-through/389549/

Did /I/ not start out calling him President Biff? Because I did.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/11/uncanny.html

“To get to the nuts, they must leap between the colored disks. The blue disks stand firm. The red disks are wobbly.”
https://laughingsquid.com/squirrels-navigate-obstacle-course/

Okay.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/11/photos-week/w06_RTX6GON7/main_1500.jpg

Ma! Ma!
https://www.amyoops.com/2018/11/this-cat.html

Further adventures in voice-over work.
https://theawesomer.com/can-you-please-sound-fatter/502141/

Icebergs in blood.
https://imgur.com/Rm5YLEh

“Keep the fish fresh by packing it in cool jazz.”
https://youtube.com/watch?v=q2pXIDQzRgw

Tch.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/11/which-runaway-would-you-grab-first/

And now the corner of the couch is becoming involved.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/11/flashover-demonstration/

 

Destry Rides Again.

Here’s the recording of the broadcast of Destry Rides Again on KNYO-LP Fort Bragg live from Helen Schoeni Theater earlier tonight. Everything electronic and mechanical and theatrical worked as well as could be hoped both in the theater and through the intertubes to the transmitter.

Now that we have the bugs worked out and the system simplified, we’ll be doing more projects like this, both Mendocino Theater Company and KNYO. Helen Schoeni Theater is the perfect size theater for a live radio show audience. As a matter of fact, I’m thinking about setting up an ongoing open-invitation live music and conversation and variety-act show from that very theater. Why not?

 

 

Armistice day.

    “I think every woman has something they’d like to change about themselves. Ideally, I’d like my mouth to be able to hinge backwards, like when you open up a stapler, and then all my teeth would be in a line like little staples.” -Scarlett Johanssen, in Clickhole

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-11-09) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and dally among remnants of the even more remote past.

Future: Don’t forget about this coming Wednesday, 7pm, the live-with-studio-audience broadcast on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg of /Destry Rides Again/ from Mendocino Theater Company’s Helen Schoeni Theater in the middle of the Art Center in Mendocino. Be there or listen on the radio or via KNYO.org (/there/ is best; the roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd, the clop of horses’ hooves, the honkytonk barroom ambiance, the crackling of antique theater lighting instruments on the exciting edge of catastrophic failure).

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile educational 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:

They stoled the dang Double-D payroll and kidnapped Uncle Bill!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHbeEzWoJBY

The Gashlycrumb Tinies was one of the first Edward Gorey bits I ever saw. Here’s the GhastlyGun Tinies.
https://imgur.com/gallery/eSvwrD1

Queens of things to eat.
https://www.vintag.es/2018/11/beauty-pageants-food-industry.html

Ze Frank on dragonflies and damselflies. “This hardcore little bastard.” Circle of life. Circle of life.
https://laughingsquid.com/ze-frank-true-facts-damselflies-dragonflies/

I love this wonderful girl’s Cooking with Tourette’s show.
https://boingboing.net/2018/11/07/wonderful-video-of-teen-with-t.html

Haircut day.
http://thecuriousbrain.com/?p=51219

Speaking of whippets, if you’re inflated, you don’t fuck with whippets. They will pop you like a feckin’ balloon, friend.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z_ICGtFrvQ

I have a little antique stuffed plush baby dinosaur I got from the thrift store for like 50 cents a couple of years ago. It took a year and a half to run the batteries down that came in it, and I replaced them with two cheap AA batteries. You touch its tongue and it nods and chews and waves its little arms and makes a happy eating sound, and you touch its tongue again and it does much the same but makes another sound. Five sounds, total. It is so cute; I keep it by the door and touch its tongue when I go out or come in. Now: here’s the 2018 version of that toy on steroids and roller skates. I don’t want it, don’t buy it for my birthday on Monday, I mean that, but the ad is very nicely produced, and budding salesmuffins might learn a great deal from the presentation.
https://theawesomer.com/alpha-training-blue-robot/500568/

Le minotaure gigantesque: un aperçu.
https://laughingsquid.com/la-machine-le-gardien-du-temple/

Jupiter closeup.
https://boingboing.net/2018/11/09/astonishing-close-up-photo-of.html

Marshmallows, how we get them. Dramatic marshmallow-making music.
https://theawesomer.com/how-marshmallows-are-made/460013/

All the best dance scenes, ranked.
http://www.vulture.com/2018/11/best-movie-dance-scenes.html

Art.
https://boingboing.net/2018/11/07/enjoy-the-animated-art-of-chac.html

Benny Hill, angel of death, monarch of the kingdom of the dead! Angel of daaaaaath!
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/11/benny-hillslayer-mashup-disaster.html

Video camera on back of bird. Click the sound on. A more leisurely tour than the last raptorcam project; no diving on prey or slaloming between trees or anything like that.
https://www.reddit.com/r/aww/comments/9ghr9t/amazing_birds_eye_view/

Live stream from camera on train in Norway. With sound. It might be night there and day where you are. It might be stopped at a stopping place. But it’s probably rolling. Go see.
https://boingboing.net/2018/10/30/relax-with-this-wintry-real-ti.html

Oops. Oh, well. Still billing for all this, though. Clear out, people, I’ll mop up.
https://tinyurl.com/GalleryOfOperators

How infection works.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/11/the-growth-of-walmart-1962-2006/

“The following week at a Police Merit Commission meeting, chairman James Rieckhoff asked Windbigler if anyone had been injured during the incident in question, to which the chief replied: ‘No.'”
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6348697/Two-Indiana-cops-charged-battery-11-months-filmed-brutally-beating-handcuffed-man.html

Rubber bands and marbles. Even better than the one with the magnets and feathers.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/11/rubber-bands-and-marbles.html

Strong hair.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/11/strongest-hair-ever.html

And look at how big and beefy and angry and stupid all these football fathers are. I like it how the blonde woman gets in the middle of everybody and is all like, /The fuck is the matter with you! Settle down!/ That must be the Wise Virginia they’re talking about, that one.
https://twitter.com/salyers73/status/1046087222917779456/video/1

Postcards for ants, by Lorraine Loots.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/09/365-postcards-for-ants-by-lorraine-loots.html

Wonderful world of chemistry. (41 min.)
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_wonderful_world_of_chemistry

Another Smooth Criminal. This one on uke, in the back seat.
https://theawesomer.com/smooth-ukulele-criminal/501047/

Charles Tyler’s BandCamp page. (Charles Tyler of the Mendo Community School band Dada from the early 1980s.)
https://tinyurl.com/CTylerBandcamp

Thar she be, cap’n. Cupcake Island.
https://media.cntraveler.com/photos/59c1779d05669035cccfedfc/master/w_820,c_limit/Litla-Dimun-GettyImages-154202591.jpg

What is this non since? Do lil seizures clothes at ate? Looks can be this evening boy I tell ya. Anyway better careful he could have ray bees.
https://twentytwowords.com/our-spelling-ability-is-actually-genetic-says-scientists/

Airbag.
https://digg.com/video/air-bag-chair

All the rockets side by side. I remember Travis T. Hipp saying, “Rockets to the moon are just modified campfire technology, man.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6gEkWJMeFs

All the novelty radios. The Flintstones radio rock, the Tony the Tiger radio, banana split radio, and so on.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/radio_radio_behold_the_greatest_collection_of_novelty_radios_known_to_manki

How to get men. “Accidentally have your purse fly open, scattering its contents all over the street.”
https://www.boredpanda.com/how-to-get-men-1950s-dating-article-magazine-mccalls/

“Don’t take your pill today. I heard something is in the works.”
https://boingboing.net/2018/11/07/the-bureau-part-two-the-pr.html

And you can panic or you can use your brains. See? Panic. Use your brains. Panic. Use your brains.
https://imgur.com/5kMUNjO

 

Jettatore!

    “Sisyphus, hey, I’m going to need you to come in on the weekend. So we don’t fall behind.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-11-02) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to 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 about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and dally among remnants of the even more remote past.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile educational items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Master-level indoor-skydiving dancer. The /only/ problem with this beautiful sport is it requires a million-dollar vertical wind tunnel. You have to schedule weeks in advance, and it costs hundreds of dollars just to play for a few minutes. Also, and I know this because I’ve been to the one they have in Mountain View, and what you don’t get from the video, it’s as loud as a shop-vac the size of a million-dollar vertical wind tunnel, because that’s exactly what it is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyBc28v0DNY

In contrast, a blessedly silent Moorish basketball court. Nothing like flying, but pretty.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/02/Artist-Painted-Ornate-Geometric-Patterns-on-a-Basketball-Court/

Alberto Santos-Dumont demonstrating his No. 4 airship in Paris, France, September 19, 1900.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZUZkJuyIzw

The rest of the marvelous story of Santos-Dumont.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NWFFSx5lSE

And you’d like you to see this movie. (As well as the rest of Hayao Miyazaki’s generally flight-obsessed animated movies. (Porco Rosso, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Nausicaa, Castle in the Sky, etc.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_Rises

Pumpkin!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWxY1WFL0vc

A one-legged hopping robot. My schoolfriend Randy had a spindly little dog named Twiggy who had all four legs like most dogs but behaved just like this its whole life. I’m trying not to sound dog-racist, but I think it might have had both whippet and Jack Russell in it. Tireless and smart. (This gives me an idea: a dog-powered, dog-piloted little ultralight kite-plane. We’ve seen dogs push and steer a skateboard, pedal a tricycle, drive a car, why not an airplane? And the piston action of jumping could turn a propeller or even flap the wings, or both.)
https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/9mvpyu/precise_hopping_with_salto1p_robot/

The nut of the matter.
http://marriedtothesea.com/102918

Dead man’s bones.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/dead-mans-bones.html

The heart is not the seat of emotion, nor is it some kind of magical love-and-understanding computer. It is a pump made of meat, and here you can see exactly how it works. The valves are especially interesting. I wonder about the yellow blotches; are those normal?
https://www.reddit.com/r/educationalgifs/comments/5hk2zv/dissected_view_of_a_pumping_heart/

Another week.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/10/29/1807929/-Cartoon-Just-another-week-in-hell

Morphed time-lapse of a kitten growing up and then back down again.
https://imgur.com/cxDzkef

One art, please.
https://catrinwelzstein.blogspot.com/

Damsels of design.
http://www.deansgarage.com/2018/damsels-of-design/

Clowns of crime.
https://twitter.com/PulpLibrarian/status/1054114609655934976

Preaching to the choir.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZD_xyAjC-E

An honest government ad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqegTsi6SiE

Time-lapse plants.
https://boingboing.net/2018/11/01/trippy-timelapse-of-two-plants.html

Time-lapse rocket glory.
https://imgur.com/UDS9eiQ

Every day is Halloween.
https://boingboing.net/2018/10/31/ministrys-everyday-is-ha-4.html

There have been 47,220 gun incidents in the U.S. in 2018 — and here they all are on one map
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/there-have-been-47220-gun-incidents-in-the-us-in-2018-and-here-they-all-are-on-one-map-2018-10-27

Creepy photos of scare attractions.
https://boingboing.net/2018/10/31/lisa-kereszis-creepy-photos.html

Ronnie Hawkins on the Beech Nut Chewing Gum teevee show in 1959. All the girls in the studio audience are happily chewing Beech Nut gum. And the muscular strength it gave to their jaws has lasted the rest of their lives.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVqu2vXgXN8

Unlimited rice pudding.
https://theawesomer.com/unlimited-rice-pudding/500402/

Splitting the bill at the last supper.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCEvN6a7WOQ

Making formerly-out-of-reach ambience-enhancing giant fossil skeletons affordable for schools and supper clubs.
https://newatlas.com/materialise-3d-printed-mammoth/57026/

So it turns out that none of anybody’s shit is safe from a dollar-store pumpkin toy (batteries included).
https://boingboing.net/2018/10/31/picking-locks-with-a-cheap-bat.html

Vi Hart: Transcendental darts.
http://vihart.com/transcendental-darts/

Duet opera guy.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/30/Singer-Marcelito-Pomoy-Sings-Both-Male-and-Female-Parts-in-a-Duet-All-By-Himself/

Showoff.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dlos4QmWwAEMQTV.jpg

/Rejected/, a film by Don hertzfeldt.
https://news.avclub.com/don-hertzfeldt-has-put-an-hd-remaster-of-rejected-up-1830144396

Stealth.
https://theawesomer.com/icon-derelict-1949-mercury-ev/500356/

Venice wetter. Ven it’s colt out, uff cawss. Nize baby. Smek! Is dis a system?
https://earther.gizmodo.com/more-than-three-quarters-of-venice-underwater-after-one-1830102271

Bohemian Rhapsody in 42 styles.
https://boingboing.net/2018/10/29/bohemian-rhapsody-performe.html

A cat watching Psycho.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/10/31/1808843/-And-Now-For-Your-Halloween-Pleasure-A-Man-Filmed-His-Cat-Watching-Psycho

Mustn’t be uncivil. Not everyone who wants to murder us is a bigot, son.
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-10-30-The-Bluish-Question.jpg

Cyriak: R.I.P.
https://laughingsquid.com/cyriak-harris-skeletons-rip-animation/

Defender of the basic. (The red-haired actor is also the writer of /Strong Female Protagonist/!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1mbbYKPpHY

Downhill fast.
https://tinyurl.com/PercentOfSpeciesLost

What I like most about the Bad Lip Reading project is, what difference would it make if this was really what they’re all saying? What’s weird is, I love it so much, every new video they come out with, and Juanita hates it. She likes the songs they do because they’re good songs (Bushes of Love, for example), but not the video clips they’re built on. It’s something to do with the /deliberate misunderstanding/. I think it’s funny; she thinks it’s mean. But as my hearing deteriorates with age, more and more of the real world is like the Bad Lip Reading project, which is goofy fun for /me/, but I’m afraid it will become annoying for her, if it hasn’t already and she’s just being nice about it.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/10/bad-lip-reading-mlb-2018.html

Neat. The short subject, and then immediately the how-we-made-it.
https://laughingsquid.com/stop-motion-light-painted-duel/

Another important point of evidence that cats are liquids.
https://laughingsquid.com/fat-cat-squeezes-out-from-under-door/

And the cookie carnival.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-cookie-carnival.html