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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?

 

 

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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

They say awreety and they was awrighty and I was a zombi for you, little lady.

    “Creative people are like a wet towel. You wring them out and pick up another one.” -Charles Revson

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-10-26) 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 wander around in the old-produce section, manhandle the melons, palpate the avocados, take home a few fruit boxes to clean out your car into. You’re supposed to do that every five to seven years anyway, for fuel economy and to discourage break-ins.

This time, though, the first hour of the show I aired the recording of Mervin Gilbert’s War of the Worlds done on the Helen Schoeni Theater stage on Wednesday, so the regular material starts an hour in.

And also 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:

Nothing has ever been real.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vWyntawF-M

The latest from Peach Club. Just in time for Halloween.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boH0Ni9nuL8

Midnight dance. A terrible wonderful bad dream.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/midnight-dance.html

Why Republicans don’t do healthcare town halls.
https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/863824496225955840/video/1

Sword swallowers and shrunken heads.
https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/johnny-fox-and-his-freakatorium/

Life.
https://theawesomer.com/hybrids/499022/

Sale!
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/sale.html

Monsters.
https://sendy.publicdomainreview.org/l/dXa9nkBX2vWD9qVq12zMLg/7F2iMX51xICPWnNn763kSVng/9XlPRlmXRu16cBbUdBJ2hg

Nellie McKay (say muh-KAI), Zombie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBM_VkEp-9M

America, except here it gets up at the end.
https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/9peqw8/poor_smiley/

Canada.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/make-canada-great-always.html

The Apollo 11 mission, July 16 to July 24, 1969.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/apollo-11s-journey-to-moon.html

Water deluge system test.
https://theawesomer.com/water-deluge-system-test/499421/

LOOK. There’s your rocket, you silly bastard. What are you, blind? (Perhaps Peter was unfit to be an astronaut.)
https://www.instagram.com/vintage_covers/

Photos of up.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/These-Winning-Photos-From-Astronomy-Photographer-of-the-Year-Are-Out-of-this-World/

Bride of Resistor.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/bride-of-resistor.html

Blade Runner 2049 video effects reel.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/10/23/blade-runner-2049-vfx-reel-supercut/

Zomby Woof live in ’82.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-HXtmQM4E0

Five typical minutes in the White House anymore.
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-10-25-A-Brief-Moment-of-Clarity.jpg

Donald Trump in Gaslight.
https://boingboing.net/2018/10/24/donald-trump-in-gaslight.html

Dream of a Rarebit Fiend.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/dream-of-a-rarebit-fiend-1906/

Time-lapse glacier. Please don’t go down there. She went down there.
https://laughingsquid.com/glacier-timelapse/

Rossa Richter shot from guns.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/rossa_richter_the_first_human_cannonball

Frank Zappa – Stink Foot (live in 1974).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynBauAf0Sec

Anderson Valley Advertiser voter recommendations:
http://theava.com/archives/89076#27

The Mendocino Gong Show at the Sea Gull Cellar Bar 10-20-1982.
https://thinkinthemorning.com/the-mendocino-gong-show-at-the-sea-gull-cellar-bar-10-20-1982/

Thrilling natural wonders.
https://newatlas.com/wildlife-photographer-award-2018-gallery/56838/

What 60,000 pounds of radioactive waste in a giant swimming pool on the shore of Lake Michigan just waiting for anything at all to happen looks like.
https://amp.freep.com/amp/1417767002

“See, now, you have hurt his feelings. Is that nice? Come over here, what do you have to say to your friend? Come on, what do you say, now?”
https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181021232717-30-what-a-shot-1021-super-169.jpg

The Carnot-Tolkien-Wagner-Ring cycle.
https://xkcd.com/2063/

Book art.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/Book-Collection-Turned-into-Literary-Art-by-Elizabeth-Sagan/

What happens every 24 hours.
https://theawesomer.com/in-the-next-24-hours/499177/

Always, of course. I mean, they have to have a /sign/ for this?
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/10/meanwhile-in-a-japanese-restroom/

Remember /That Wacky One-Arm Girl/? This is the sort of person I had in mind when writing for her, but she’d be a teenager in the 1950s, sitting at the breakfast table with her dad.
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/10205578

A tour of the human predicament and what to do about it.
http://www.skil.org//position_papers_folder/TourlectureSKILconcepts.html

How to make a turtle shadow you.
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/10/hes-turtle.html

Well of Death. With doumbek and Jew’s harp. “I completed my training with ease and started riding.”
https://nerdcore.de/2018/10/21/well-of-death/

Teasing the speech synthesizer.
https://jalopnik.com/making-google-translate-impersonate-an-old-car-trying-t-1829979224

A martial interlude.

Here’s the with-studio-audience live recording of Mervin Gilbert’s /War of the Worlds!/ 7pm Wednesday 2018-10-24 in Mendocino Theater Company’s Helen Schoeni Theater. It was meant to go out live on KNYO-LP Fort Bragg, but the web connection at the theater went south, as they say. Dang it, Marco, breathe, let go of it, it’s in the past now, whew.

The next live radio show from MTC, and another try at doing live radio from the theater, might be November 14, when MTC presents /Destry Rides Again/. It would be great if Joe Wagner will again let us cut into his Wednesday night show to do this, but if you know any radio people you know that’s a great deal to ask, so. In any case, you can put your butt in a fancy theater seat for /Destry Rides Again/, Helen Schoeni Theater, Mendocino Art Center, 7pm 2018-11-14. Box office number: 707 937-4477.

Oh, also I’ll be doing sound effects for that.

Gone to Edfaloba.

    “And then WHOOSH with their heat ray. We’ll turn it on Martians! We’ll turn it on men! Man on TOP again! …Wait, where are you going?”  “Not to your world.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-10-19) 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 always go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and peep around in stacks of even earlier work.

Usually I put on something interesting that will just run on the air for a bit before I start the show, to make sure everything’s working all the way from wherever I am to the transmitter; this time it was Jim Holt’s TED talk asking the question /Why does the universe exist?/  The program I use to stream the show out stopped registering an input on the meter and luckily I noticed. I solved it, or thought I did, started the show, and it stopped again, seeming to have something to do with the USB mixing board dropping out of being the default sound device, so- USB problem? Reinstall the mixer’s USB driver, restart the computer, everything working again. I set up a tablet where I could see it playing KNYO’s stream, so if the screen changed to automation-provided album cover art that would alert me, and over the course of the show several times that happened, and I restarted the computer, wiggled the wires, reconnected and continued. That means, each time, a few minutes of fail-safe random music on KNYO and a few minutes of zen dead air on KMEC. Tch, oy. I’ll fix this stuff up and make it reliable again by the next time I need to use it; it might even be just a bad USB cable or a bad port. Oh, right, the reason I’m explaining all this is to let you know that the eight-hour recording, see above, has four or five sound dropouts in it, and why, but that I’ve shortened them all to five seconds, so.

While I’ve got your eyes, and thanks for that, friend, I’d like to repeat about Mendocino Theater Company doing /Mervin Gilbert’s WAR OF THE WORLDS!/ live on stage in Helen Schoeni Theater in the middle of the Art Center in Mendocino 7pm this coming Wednesday October 24. And you and your date can be there in those comfy new chairs. That’ll be going out live on 107.7fm KNYO-LP Fort Bragg! It’s part of MTC’s reading series of Wednesday night events while the main play people are out, the main play this time and until just before Halloween being Marjorie Prime. This will be the first time I’ve had anything to do with live-on-air radio drama since the Whale School era. I get to be both the sound effects monkey for the broadcast and the demented artilleryman, which is easy because I’m already in costume. Like Wednesday Addams said, “This /is/ my costume.” Speaking of Wednesday.

Anyway, 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:

Recovered newsreel footage from the Great Martian War 1913-1918.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucu_N2uq8XA

Nathan Mills’ classical guitar arrangement of the Doctor Who theme.
https://laughingsquid.com/acoustic-guitar-cover-of-doctor-who-theme/

Superphilosophers.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/257

Apollo V rocket liftoff, slow motion, close view of base, with commentary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKtVpvzUF1Y

Don’t touch me there.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/caterpillars-feeding-on-exploding-touch.html

/Try/ and not smile.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSjsNzffUGQ

How to.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/if-educational-videos-were-filmed-like.html

Oh, yeah, now I remember where this was. Whenever we go to that stupid planet somebody’s gotta track slimy tropical mud back into the ship, and it smells putrid. It’s like warm rotten fruit. And they waltz right past the decon showers like they don’t even see the sign. I don’t know what the hell is wrong with people. Why do they even let them in the space force? Show me some more pictures from the old days; this is fun for an old forgotten spacedog.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/10/photos-of-the-week-1/w27_1051957800/main_1200.jpg

An underwater statue with moss growing all over it and a starfish in its hand.
http://en.www.lensart.ru/picture-pid-39f80.htm

Alice Cooper gets pied in the face on Soupy Sales. (And don’t forget to smile with your bottom teeth.)
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/alice_cooper_gets_pied_in_the_face_on_the_soupy_sales_show

Je veux tes yeux. And the same to you, buddy.
http://thecuriousbrain.com/?p=87421

Weirdly fascinating fashion photos.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/69809761/O-L-A-B_Contessa

Bleak (color) photographs of bleakness.
https://www.instagram.com/bleak_planet/

Whatta show! And those are /high school/ kids.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/epic-harry-potter-dance-routine.html

Wood bicycle fabrication.
https://theawesomer.com/making-an-all-wood-bike/498245/

Tom Rosenthal’s /Asleep on a Train/ with puppets.
https://laughingsquid.com/asleep-on-the-train-tom-rosenthal/

Puppetry genius Barnaby Dixon’s latest amazing real-time puppet. He just keeps outdoing himself. Full-screen the Youtube video.
https://laughingsquid.com/barnaby-dixon-creepy-face-puppet/

It’s called Mister Resistor though he has a capacitor for a head and for feet. Though there seem to be a couple of resistors involved in his back. And he resists the bodily sanctity of trophies, and resists being captured, for awhile.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/mr-resistor.html

A delicious caramel capacitor.
https://luckyretail.com/Uploadfile/201705121/042956/042956-2.JPG

An ethical dilemma.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/258

The contest is over. The winner of the /oh-for-fuck-sake!/ face has been chosen.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/10/photos-of-the-week-1/w35_RTX6ECUV/main_1200.jpg

John Oliver should be president of the United States.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2018/10/15/saudi-arabia-last-week-tonight-with-john-oliver-hbo/

The migration of the skeptic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgOMiyjitjA

Physicists watch the news.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/physicists-watch-news.html

Bulbous bouffant. Macadamia.
http://themindcircle.com/big-hairs-1960s/

Music service ad banned for being too scary. No blood, no violence, no boobs or swears, just too scary. Go on, you know you want to.
https://wqad.com/2018/10/18/terrifying-doll-gets-spotify-ad-banned

Ai-eee!
https://boingboing.net/2018/10/19/why-doesnt-this-cop-see-the.html

Yeah, baby, that’s it. That’s the way I like it. Just like that.
https://gdb.voanews.com/5E216A68-190F-4DEB-8DAA-053A0773BA81_w1023_s.jpg

Mambo Trump Crazy (1955).
https://boingboing.net/2018/10/19/listen-to-trumpcrazy-a-killer.html

Drumming cat-eared egg thing.
https://laughingsquid.com/nyango-star-japanese-hybrid-cat-apple-mascot/

Dancing Pierson’s Puppeteer robot.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/17/UpTown-Spot/

About the Pierson’s Puppeteers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierson%27s_Puppeteers

What an underground nuclear test looks like. With weird music layered on like they always do for some reason known only to them.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/what-underground-nuclear-test-looks-like.html

Portal 2 – Meet the Cores.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlFXCC4Hfa0

Carpet, drapes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANgMchumtz8

Animal x-rays. You can click on them and make them bigger. The toucan’s head is the weirdest one. How can they possibly fly any way but straight down? They’re built like a jart. Yes, like a jart with a head like an antique Bugatti.
https://twitter.com/OregonZoo/status/1052596867962298368/photo/1

Mazes.
https://www.amazingmazes.co.uk/

Again, Jeremy?
https://imgur.com/gallery/Tj1CZAH

Shocking shower scenes shot before /Psycho/.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/shocking_shower_scenes_shot_before_psycho

The only fantasy map you will ever need.
https://boingboing.net/2018/10/17/every-fantasy-map.html

Spit.
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/10198240

Where the post-apocalyptic water wars will be fought. A map of likelihood of hydro-political interaction.
https://earther.gizmodo.com/here-s-where-the-post-apocalyptic-water-wars-will-be-fo-1829793126

Japanese Hitler guy.
https://tinyurl.com/JapaneseHitlerGuy

This was a job. People used to have jobs doing this.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/follies_of_the_madmen_390

Something greater.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/something-greater.html

“I’d like you to meet our very charming little drummer, Viola Smith.” Hurray!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we1e9TDhmO4

Tectonics game. (Hover text: “They’re limiting the play-testers to type A3 V stars, so the games will all end before the Sun consumes the Earth.”)
https://xkcd.com/2061/

A history of puerile Uranus jokes.
https://electricliterature.com/a-deep-dive-into-uranus-jokes-c492f970d1f0

And objects (and creatures) in space.
https://robotmafia.com/solar-walk-the-journey-of-individuals-and-their-creations-in-space/

Avenoir.

    “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-10-12) 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 always go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and peep around in stacks of even earlier work.

And besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Avenoir.
https://tinyurl.com/Avenoir

When you feel like you’re accidentally in a Wes Anderson film.
http://www.laboiteverte.fr/se-retrouver-accidentellement-film-de-wes-anderson/

Lighting by drone. Mysterious, undulating, numinous, cool.
https://theawesomer.com/lighting-by-drone/497717/

A tour of the moon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00iqIvDA1Fw

“These were one piece of solid Lexan plastic without a raisable visor,
so the astronauts couldn’t even pinch or blow their noses with them on.”
https://newatlas.com/apollo-7-anniversary-space-mutiny/56648/

Game tools in real life, fake.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/fast-travel-in-real-life.html

In real life, real.
https://theawesomer.com/speedflying-in-dreamland/497715/

Plouf!
http://www.laboiteverte.fr/plouf/

“Every good man with a gun is a bad man with a gun.” Black kid gets lost on a white street, pushes the doorbell to ask for directions. Stands there a bit. Pushes it again. Stands back, waits patiently. AIEEE! /BLAM!/ Afterward the man told the police he was protecting himself from a home invasion attempt. Then they saw the security video and were all, /Really?/ Even if he missed, which he did, thank Christ, should a million men just like that even be allowed to have a gun? Discuss.
https://boingboing.net/2018/10/11/footage-shows-white-man-shooti.html

Alert.
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/10/at-range.html

Deconstructed cartoons. Cartoon character guts.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/10/09/deconstructed-cartoons/

Art.
https://laughingsquid.com/inflatable-tentacles-take-over-philadelphia-naval-yard/

Nikon small world winners.
https://www.nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/2018-photomicrography-competition

One-shot how-to.
https://laughingsquid.com/kidding-one-shot-scene/

Another Aquaman trailer.
https://theawesomer.com/aquaman-nycc-trailer/497091/

Another drunkenly graceful trampoline art piece.
https://laughingsquid.com/debussy-centenary-clair-de-lune-acrobatic-routine/

Origin of pod racing.
http://maknews.id/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/sapi.jpg

Just add time. Everything but gold turns to shit.
https://imgur.com/gallery/CZr9HSX

Silver lining.
https://truthout.org/art/supreme-court-silver-lining/

And now, for 2463, the bowed bat’leth.
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/wwfeatures/wm/live/1280_640/images/live/p0/2n/2j/p02n2j9y.jpg

Explorable opioid overdose map.
https://opioidmisusetool.norc.org/

A cleverly realized outtake from the award-winning Pickle Rick episode of Rick and Morty. /PICKLE RICK!/
https://laughingsquid.com/pickle-rick-rick-and-morty-outtake/

Further control panels. There are pages and pages of this. Look for the /older posts/ button at the bottom end. Use your control panel.
http://control–panel.com/

The weaselball tango. It’s a little like the emu zoomies last week.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/some-emus-and-ostrich-meet-weasel-ball.html

And a fish’s lunch. Lurk, loom, lunge: the three ells. Like that thing living in the asteroid in Star Wars, or the Budong in Farscape, or the chained cannonball with a giant mouth in I Lived On The Moon, at the end of the lovely animation by Yannick Puig. Convergent evolution.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/10/fish-for-lunch/

 

 

Landmine coffee.

    “If you glue a dead wasp to the palm of your hand you can smack your boss on the back of the head as hard as you want and act like you saved him.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-10-05) 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 always go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and peep around in stacks of even earlier work.

Dynamic Zachary Friedley came to talk about his mission to provide prosthetics for landmine survivors, and of course I interrupted him mercilessly like an idiot. I don’t know why I do that, but at least he’ll be prepared for future interviews on the international stage where they do it right, and he promised to call in reports from India, so there’ll be plenty of other chances. Thanksgiving Coffee Company is even coming out with Landmine Coffee to support Zachary in his project.

Kay Rudin and I chatted about various shared and unshared history. You’ll especially like her story about the 1979-era Donald Strauss (R.I.P.) theatrically and stark-nakedly distracting the entire Willits police force while Kay and the rest of the Gloriana Pirates of Penzance cast and crew got away clean in the night. Thomas walked in and brought me the very dictionary definition of a /superior/ hamburger, handmade with his own startlingly long piano-playing hands. Also he spontaneously developed a really entertaining, insightful and bravely revealing rant about the emotional hierarchy and pecking order in and of bars. Alex called to talk about David Lynch using a booth in Bob’s Big Boy for an office, and how he met him once and did his David Lynch impression and David Lynch didn’t bat an eye. And there’s a great deal of other valuable information on various subjects in a rather more coherent, if slightly nervous-sounding, order than usual.

Last part of the show: the entire live recording of Maureen Martin’s and Bronwyn Falcona’s brand-new play about phone sex, from the test reading at Helen Schoeni Theater. It’s the next day now and I’m still a little gaziggled. It takes a little longer every time to recover from accomplishing the show. I guess now that I’ll be 60 in a few weeks I’m not 25 anymore. They’d really better schedule Memo of the Air on KZYX before I need a walker to get around. I’ve been waiting patiently exactly 344 fricking weeks for that, and though it annoys everyone when people say just saying: just saying. Get on the stick, Alice. What else have you got to do? What is more important, that’s been more important for coming up on seven years?

Okay, besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

“I cried because I had no shoes.”
http://catandgirl.com/angry-feet/

Whee!
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/rollerskating_as_art

My bottle opener rides a roller coaster.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/10/mr-bottle-opener-rides-roller-coaster.html

The Boswell Twins.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LybT811viak

EyeEm photography awards.
https://newatlas.com/2018-eyeem-photography-gallery-awards/56535/

Whew!
https://deadspin.com/deadspin-up-all-night-burn-the-witch-1829417353

Like a tiger, a CAT in HEAT, /she took life in her teeth/ and GORGED herself! She ran the FULL GAMUT from stable boy to nobleman in a WEIRD WORLD of uninhibited pleasure, of PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS! (The part where she sticks her tongue in the cat’s mouth, though, is too much even for me. Yuck.)
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/female_animal

“Why such melodrama over such mundane diarrhea?”
https://theawesomer.com/stepasaur-x-star-trek/496313/

Scream into a pillow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwgIJE8iAwo

Forced perspective.
https://www.demilked.com/forced-perspective-changed-angle-photography/

A short film about teleportation.
https://laughingsquid.com/lcd-soundsystem-oh-baby-rian-johnson/

Trillions. And scroll down.
https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/trillions-what-is-a-trillion-dollars/

The best pumpkins in the world.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/10/02/claque-o-lanterns/

The old ways.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/02/Mesmerising-videos-of-Chinese-old-ways/

Capisce?
https://imgur.com/IdRYa93

The Kavanaugh thing. You haven’t been paying attention because it’s a shitshow, and later on when some small person asks you about it you’ll be glad you watched John, here, explain it all in just half an hour, so you can answer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opi8X9hQ7q8

A giant wine silo throwing up like a freshman so you you don’t have to.
https://gizmodo.com/bottoms-up-8-000-gallons-of-bubbly-bursts-from-foamy-w-1829534083

New glasses that let you see everything /but/ any video anywhere, just about.
https://laughingsquid.com/irl-glasses-that-block-screens/

Sans cans.
https://plainmagazine.com/canned-foods-kyoko-takemura/

A graph of hits on Khan with different numbers of the letter A in it.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/817729943434121217

Sprinklers drive an emu ecstatic so it rips around like a dog doing zoomies. Who knew?
https://twitter.com/InternetPalace/status/1042937706827919360

Riding the booster. With sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aCOyOvOw5c

Numbers.
https://laughingsquid.com/numbers-seen-in-organic-shapes/

Okay, now, that’s sad. The poor dolphin. Before, it was in lifetime solitary confinement, isolated from its kind, with a buncha monkeys around, and now even the monkeys are gone.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/04/Lonely-Dolphin-Abandoned-in-a-Japanese-Aquarium-That-Closed-Down-Months-Ago/

Origine di una perversione!
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/program_your_own_grindhouse_film_festival_with_these_sleazy_cult_favorites

Q: What’s brown and sticky. A: A stick.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US3J2fqR_7k

Buncha boomwhackin’ Harvard kids.
https://theawesomer.com/dont-stop-believin-on-boomwhackers/496692/

Finally, a fun, interactive periodic table of the elements.
https://ptable.com/

Art house.
https://laughingsquid.com/reactor-balancing-house-spins-tilts/

The story of the wave. He really liked that shape.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/30/The-Evolution-of-Hokusais-Great-Waves/

Old Chinese public health posters.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/cholera_sucks_the_beautiful_brutal_honesty_of_vintage_chinese_public_health

And here’s Donald Trump slouching up the stairs into the four-billion-dollar Air Force One with a flapping tail of toilet paper stuck to his shoe. You’d think he could afford to pay somebody to notice things like that and lick it off for him. I’m not really sure why, but this makes me think of Baron Harkonnen, and he named his son Baron, so.
https://splinternews.com/heres-trump-boarding-air-force-one-with-toilet-paper-st-1829539226

Petrichor.

    “You’re stealing my money! You’re stealing my fucking money! What the fuck is this? Why are you letting him steal my fucking money? Fuck the law! I don’t give a fuck about the law! I want my fucking money!” -Donald Trump

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-09-28) 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 always go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and wade around belowdecks in stacks of even earlier work.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

I’m not sure exactly what’s happening here, but I’m crying and crying about it. Is the standing observer the dead person’s ghost? Is the woman the dead person’s wife, or mother? Are the 1970s pimp-dressed men supposed to be angels?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5-HEBGPzFM

Speaking of which, while you’re waiting on pins and noodles for the new Doctor, here’s someone to remember.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srC5HglwYwY

Future plants.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/22/hypnotic-video-of-3d-printed-p.html

How everyone will dance in the future.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/09/28/beck-colors-feat-alison-brie-dir-edgar-wright/

100-year-old Japanese wave and ripple designs.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/hamonshu-a-japanese-book-of-wave-and-ripple-designs-1903/

Moon. Something like this but only about six feet tall, in a black alcove and turning on a vertical spit, was just one of many wonderful exhibits in the Griffith Observatory when I was little. It’s what art should be and should do.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-museum-of-the-moon/

The Google doodle about Georges Melies. While it’s playing you can click and drag to change your angle of view. My natural tendency is to follow the Melies character as he moves out of the frame to go do something else. Probably it’s like that for everyone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEePFpC9qG8

Speaking of which, now would be a good time to see /Hugo/ again. (Kevin Eldon, who plays the policeman, was terrific as Lieutenant York in /Hyperdrive/, as were Miranda Hart, Nick Frost, Steven Evans, Dan Antopolsky, Petra Massey, Waen Shepherd, Patterson Joseph, and so on.*)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_(film)

*Hyperdrive.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperdrive_(TV_series)

Real rocket art.
https://theawesomer.com/how-to-make-a-rocket/495147/

A lovely short film about the relationship between a shoemaker father (or possibly grandfather) and his little girl who wants very much to be an astronaut.
https://theawesomer.com/one-small-step/495171/

Cool video about tires for vehicles on another planet.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/27/the-mars-curiosity-rovers-wh.html

B.K., the Yale Years.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/26/young-brett-kavanaugh-the-yal.html

/ Ah! Les Belles Bacchantes./ A slapstick French comedy lingerie show film. I like the one in the wiggly horizontal bat’leth. And the one who does the Egyptian hieroglyph puppy-paws dance to exit, stage right.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2018/09/27/this-1950s-french-lingerie-show-will-make-you-blush/

Sigmund Fraud.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/255

Pirates.
http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=265

Thomas.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/24/george-carlins-narration-for.html

Lucille.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/09/in-my-merry-oldsmobile.html

A fine political ad.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2018/09/22/siblings-savage-congressman-in-attack-advert/

No cause for alarm.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Hz_gdqS1k

Colossal.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/08/ella-pitrs-giant-murals-of-sleeping.html

Tiny. “Lift up her torso and we immediately see what’s inside. Here we have her abdominal wall, and we’re down to her intestines, which also come off… And behind the intestines is the real money shot, and here we have a fetus…”
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/anatomical-manikins-17th-century

Even tinier.
https://www.nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/2018-small-world-in-motion-competition

A new kind of juice dispenser made out of a big hard doll.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWV6V7dRWW8

Colossal again.
https://laughingsquid.com/giant-inflatable-octopus-puppet/

A short and surprisingly interesting travelogue of the Salton Sea, which is an uneasy puddle of stinking poison soup now.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-salton-sea-california/

/Pew-pew-pew!/ Practice for the Space Force.
http://www.omglasergunspewpewpew.com/

The barbarians arrive.
https://flashbak.com/the-barbarians-arrive-japanese-depictions-of-westerners-1860s-41468/

The hover-text: “And I thought of /another/ bad opinion. I couldn’t find anyone who expressed it specifically, but still, the fact that I can so easily imagine it is infuriating! I’m gonna tell everyone about it!”
https://xkcd.com/2051/

“In any case, please just write back. It’s dark out here and we’re the last humans left.”
https://theawesomer.com/were-the-last-humans-left/495398/

The totally awesome gulper eel.
https://laughingsquid.com/gulper-eel-reveals-its-massive-jaws/

The perfect gift for that person in your family who keeps setting the house on fire by falling asleep smoking.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/smokers_robot

Porfirio Jiminez makes art, provides self-commentary, and then happily sets it on fire and blows it out.
https://theawesomer.com/super-saiyan-blue-spray-paint-art/465805/

“But that runaway train destined for Denver is carrying a /deadly secret!/” ATOMIC TRAIN!
https://theawesomer.com/atomic-train-trailer/495216/

Intervention.
https://vimeo.com/291282571

Costume.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/09/snls-wardrobe-challenges.html

Hard to watch. /Keep your hands farther away than that./ (Though the potato picker is safe and brilliant!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE8lg47Ey_Y

Adolescently trying out a VR video game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72VXMjO14oc

This looks neat to try. Scroll down to see how the pieces move. Way better than that stupid 3D chess with the arbitrary number of platforms.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexagonal_chess

Automatic motorized Rubik’s cube.
https://laughingsquid.com/self-solving-rubiks-cube/

Basement light switch art.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/09/28/kinematop/

Best bad lip reading ever. Hillary Clinton stories. My favorite is the one at the end, about the shamanistic jungle party and a novel use of human skin.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/09/bad-lip-reading-hillary-stories.html

“And what am I, a professor of engineering, doing fucking a pingpong ball?” Well, my boy, it all has something to do with magnetism. And this 50-year-old film is a terrific electromagnetic principles demo that prefigures the modern railgun and the EHD propulsion systems that are just now being tried out on robot spacecraft. (20 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tJfqMYHaQw

Quantum computing explained in five levels of difficulty. (20 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWJCfOvochA

Detecting gravitational waves.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iphcyNWFD10

2000 years of technological progress results in a flying squirrel’s pelvis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR5N2Jl8k14

105 free bloody brush fonts, including Meatmarket, Bloodfeast, and the quaintly schizophrenic Bloody Brujah.
http://www.fontspace.com/category/blood

Japanese gas tanks.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/07/decorated-gas-tanks-of-japan.html

Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja sings Frank Key’s poem /The Star-Spangled Banner/ to the tune of the old British drinking song /To Anacreon In Heav’n/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU0SZXcNNbY

And here she is singing /Think/.
https://maleaemma.com/2018/08/23/cover-think-aretha-franklin/

Future thoughts.
https://theawesomer.com/future-thoughts/495220/

White people having uncomfortable-looking fun. For the short of attention span, skip ahead to about two minutes, when what you saw coming comes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvEE3_mBzi8

The animal hybridizer.
http://digitalcultures.pl/hybridizer/

“My son, Levi, is autistic. He doesn’t like having his photos taken because he gets uncomfortable with things like eye contact and smiling on command. So instead of begging and pleading for a few good photos, this year we went a different route.”
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/25/autis.html

Oh, the wondrous poetry of nature.
http://buttersafe.com/2008/11/13/the-rose/

You have been served, kayaker swine!
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/26/seal-slaps-kayaker-in-his-face.html

Thematically similar Instagram photos shown together. Scroll down for nearly ever.
https://www.instagram.com/insta_repeat/

White cow fetch.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/28/cow-plays-fetch.html

Clancy lowered the boom.
https://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/09/obligatory-animated-cat-gif_24.html

The Kavanaugh hearings prefigured by decades by Brit funnymen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRecMEf3CRI

Ed Wynn speaking for Speidel.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/follies_of_the_madmen_386

Mae West clips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJS670okmZc

And Alex Bosworth in Mister Sandman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5km09Oav1E

 

Cats!

     “Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-09-21) 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 always go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and rollerskate up and down narrow aisles lined with painstakingly preserved specimens of even earlier work. Contemplate. Nostalgicate.

The old-time radio show I played at the end this time is /The Cat Wife/ from Arch Oboler’s /Lights Out Everybody/ series. It’s creepy and disturbing on so many levels. A 1936 masterpiece.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

The Terror of Tiny Town.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/20/The-Terror-of-Tiny-Town-2/

They took a sample of my pasta.
https://theawesomer.com/sample-of-my-pasta/494198/

How and why to build a moon base.
https://theawesomer.com/how-to-build-a-moon-base/494192/

An old man remembering jazz. (Depending on your browser/system you might or might not have to click to actually /play/ the video, and you might or might not have to click on the audio icon to turn the sound on once it’s playing. Standardization is for sissies.)
https://www.reddit.com/r/aww/comments/9fn1wj/old_man_remembering_jazz/

Young ladies remembering jazz.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/16/weekend-tunes-lady-rouge.html

Marbles.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/20/this-is-the-best-marble-chain.html

Rick and Morty reimagined as Japanime (say j’PAN-uh-may).
https://laughingsquid.com/rick-and-morty-anime-title-sequence/

Anime trailer for original Star Wars.
https://laughingsquid.com/star-wars-a-new-hope-anime-trailer/

Gorgo.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/gorgo_smash_gorgo_chomp_gorgo_roar_gorgo_comics_1961-65

That’d better be toothpaste. Smell it before you put it in your mouth. It could be anything. If it’s Brylcreem, for example, or caulk, or cortisone, lithium grease, paint, pipe-thread dressing or brass polish, bleagh.
https://www.rd.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/how-bad-brush-teeth-once-day-501046951-PeopleImages-760×506.jpg

“There ya go, that’s all yours and there’s a bag (!) and you guys’ve been sumpin else. That’s our show, ladies and gentlemen…”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA8iC1niJ4E

Meow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDECr4iDlPU

They’ll be tryin’ out Bevos, they’ll be tryin’ out Cubebs, they’ll be tryin’ out tailor-mades like cigaret fiends. I think it’s clever that they named a bovine creature Bevo.
https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/2979adbfa35c4c1183529464a2751b033a9f61bb/c=401-0-3798-2554/local/-/media/2018/09/15/DetroitNews/DetroitNews/636726458069889468-AP-18259048199985.jpg

Curve-fitting methods.
https://xkcd.com/2048/

The mold you can’t see.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ro8sPOgCBg

“Um, yass, well, it’s been some time since I last visited the Anderson Valley, a bucolic sliver of coastal Mendocino County, where Pacific fogs glide through the towering California redwoods, playing cat and mouse with the rising sun.” /Oh, for fuck sake. It’s spoiled fruit juice. It causes regrettable behavior, blurred vision, vomiting, addiction, car accidents and cancer./
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/dining/drinks/wine-review-pinot-noir-anderson-valley-california.html

And ten paintings of Judith beheading Holofernes (say holla-fer-NEZ).
https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/09/ranked-10-paintings-of-judith-beheading-holofernes

Punch the sun.

     “Those who eat their fill speak to the hungry of wonderful times to come.” -Berthold Brecht

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-09-14) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a page with that one and also other shows going back about a couple of years. And you can always go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and shuffle among the desiccated remains of even earlier shows, daintily clutching the hem of your ceremonial robes up out of the dust and ash and fantastic beetles.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

How the world works.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/09/dinner-for-few.html

How to make cinnamon roll cheesecake.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/09/cinnamon-roll-cheesecake/

/Enough./
https://theawesomer.com/enough/493036/

Yes. Wonderful.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/14/8-year-old-upstages-the-harlem.html

Also wonderful.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2012/10/alma-deutscher-6-year-old-violinist.html

If you fall.
https://laughingsquid.com/if-you-fall/

Stairways in Budapest.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/08/Amazing-Photos-of-Spiral-Staircases-in-Budapest-by-Balint-Alovits/

The pattern library.
http://thepatternlibrary.com/

Sustained terror. I don’t understand how they don’t go deaf from this. How do their eardrums not pop in? Also people drown just practicing for this. But I get the attraction. When I was a boy I used to swim in the lake alone underwater for distance, testing myself, trying tricks to extend the time, like hyperventilating first, and experimenting with different ways of moving (best: simultaneous great wide stroke of arms and legs, bullet forward, arms at sides, streamlined, for five or six seconds until near-stop, then stroke again) but that was all just like three to ten feet beneath the surface, moving horizontally; you could always just turn upward and be instantly okay. This woman goes well /farther than a football field straight down/ before turning upward. Brrr.
https://laughingsquid.com/free-immersion-diver-sets-womens-world-record/

The tragedy of the seas.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-tragedy-of-the-seas-1841/

Clams got legs!
https://lilcomics.blogspot.com/2011/04/clams-got-legs.html

Caw.
http://ashbless.tumblr.com/post/95114515104/vantid-nambroth-qaw-the-raven-this-is-not

Rescue. Or, perhaps, dinner.
https://twitter.com/realrobinhood19/status/1038325645162553344

Where do we go when we read?
https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/08/16/where-do-we-go-when-we-read/

Luca Stricagnoli again. Sounds great. I think he also invented that instrument.
https://laughingsquid.com/iron-maiden-on-an-triple-neck-guitar/

So sweet, so cold, so fair.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDATXtewPrg

Why women live longer than men.
https://twitter.com/KaptanHindustan/status/1038094073427632130

Bonsai.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/13/profile-of-japans-female-bon.html

Sand.
https://thisisnthappiness.com/post/177661036129/shifting-sands-irenaeus-herok-because

Circus, by Tom Waits, read by Ken Nordine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7LnJLoQUcs

An abandoned Soviet circus in Moldova.
http://www.thebohemianblog.com/2013/11/urban-exploration-abandoned-soviet-circus.html

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2018/09/05/the-marvellous-mod-world-of-sci-fi-supermarionettes/

Hair.
https://flashbak.com/choose-your-retro-haircut-hair-style-selections-from-the-1950s-1980s-404373/

Ble-yaah!
https://gfycat.com/impartialrecentichidna

Noise.
https://theawesomer.com/ai-image-restoration/493577/

Lessons for other news channels. (Among the comments: “Good thing she was standing right there.” “Fucking water benders.”)
https://imgur.com/gallery/XXPyR81

If you’re all /What’s a water bender?/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar:_The_Last_Airbender

The old bursting through the paper gimmick.
http://www.ephemerasociety.org/blog/?p=7812

Another mirrored Tokyo train ride. (Slower than usual. Peaceful.)
https://theawesomer.com/neo-tokyo-metro/447275/

17-year-old student pilot, landing gear falls off the plane. The way she sounds at the beginning of the ordeal, when they tell her she lost a wheel. It turns out fine.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/09/student-pilot-loses-landing-gear.html

Trombohemian Rhapsody.
https://theawesomer.com/bohemian-rhapsody-on-28-trombones/493190/

Trombone routine like an ancient town clock.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/09/Trombone-Suicide-Routine/

“He is head and shoulders! His little legs going underneath!” As much better than regular car races as corgi or dachshund or basset races are better than regular dog races, and for the same reason: they have to /really try/. A motorcar racer just has to sit in the chair.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWVk7TcKsxM

Sand marble races.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1v2qOEO58U

Lily Havesh, world dominotrix.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1711694/Video-Incredible-ping-pong-ball-optical-illusion-blow-mind.html

The definitive half-hour explanation of the first space shuttle disaster, with circles and arrows and everything you need to fully understand what happened and why.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y37aRSn7Uw

Time-lapse night skies.
https://laughingsquid.com/milky-way-astrolapse/

History of religion in one page.
https://ukiahcommunityblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/09/history-of-religion/

Red Light. (10 min.)
https://laughingsquid.com/red-light-sam-benenati/

Burning steel wool.
https://laughingsquid.com/burning-steel-wool-that-mimics-wildfires/

Man makes knives out of odd materials, then measures them for hardness. Most of this particular video shows how to make a useful kitchen knife out of birthday candle soot and leather chew twists.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUCEMjhsvaU

An anonymous op-ed from the World War Two French resistance.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/12/an-anonymous-op-ed-from-the-wo.html

Slytherins good?
https://news.avclub.com/argument-actually-slytherins-are-good-1828938240

If not you, who? If not now, Venn?
https://tinyurl.com/ImpossibleVenn

Boobs for everyone.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6147759/Clever-3D-optical-illusion-t-shirt-gives-wearer-boob-job.html

A similar principle.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1711694/Video-Incredible-ping-pong-ball-optical-illusion-blow-mind.html

In the laundry room: “Definitely a change in energy. Do you feel that?” “Yes, I feel like chills are going down my spine now.” “Is it a ghost?” “Nah.” Also, the bedroom in the other house is bad. It’s the center the entity is operating from. “It’s like when I was choked in Switzerland.” But it’s okay. Brother Carlos drives the incubus from the premises with a magical bible spell. Also hemorrhoids are exorcised by this method, as well as the demons causing Realtor Sue’s back pain.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2018/09/12/nathan-for-you-the-ghost-realtor/

How to do real psychic surgery “energy work”.
https://tinyurl.com/PsychicSurgeryHowTo

I just noticed that apparently Burning Man is all about L.E.D.s anymore.
https://theawesomer.com/burning-man-2018-hyperlapse/493345/

‘Neath that great triumphal arch.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-triumphal-arch-of-maximilian/

Why not? We have the park till Monday.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/08/photos-of-the-week-4/w17_AP18237532228768/main_1500.jpg

Giant model A-10 Warthog for $50 in ten hours.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiqeote2P2M

Paper in the Star Trek universe.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/09/star-trek-isnt-paperless-future.html

For fans of sexy sponges. You have to use good real headphones to get the full benefit of the treatment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeI9YSejIKc

A soft murmur.
https://asoftmurmur.com/

The fabulous Montigny mitrailleuse, the 1860 secret weapon of the Franco-Prussian war. (Watch the 3D demo.)
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a18459/forgotten-weapon-mitrailleuse/

A couple of weeks ago there was a fancy rich-people’s wedding in an event tent a few doors down from what I went to town for. Lines of expensive new cars parked all over the place. P.A. system booming something very like the following, so you could hear it all for miles, for literally hours. And I thought, when a single homeless man is having an argument with a trash can, that you can barely hear from across the street, somebody calls the cops to come and remove him. Now, I understand calling the cops because you’re worried about someone’s health, like they’re banging their fists or their head against a dumpster or a wall, but the arbitrary noise criterion for complaints, that’s a puzzler. Also, of course, the vast class difference and the money. Don’t get me started on giant stupid motorcycles that sound like a Montigny mitrailleuse just idling at a stop sign. Oh, right, sorry, this:
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/best-mans-speech-for-bretts-second-wedding

Beautiful old motorbikes that probably are loud but I don’t care; they are that beautiful.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/57688049/Pre-War-Motorcycles

Tough Vespas.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2018/aug/30/extreme-vespas-in-indonesia-in-pictures

Funny late-stage Elvis. Dressed for a wedding, as always.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/13/late-stage-elvis-is-a-wonder-t.html

“Nobody wants to fight. I don’t want to fight you.” *SLAP* “All righty, then.” I get the feeling that the white little girl in war paint has fought before. She’s impressively viciously workmanlike about it. And I wonder what pissed off the black little girl in the first place. For sure there’s a back-story there.
https://twitter.com/sierrasprague/status/1038326223888297984/video/1

A guide to yellow stripey things.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/09/a-comprehensive-guide-to-yellow-stripey.html

Idiotas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs3OAFMvbvI

Diana Damrau – Queen of the Night – Mozart, The Magic Flute. Thanks, Kay!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZcaf9GfyWs

Another great version of the Diva Song from The Fifth Element.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XKQaw-37XA

Weird real-world landscape.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/57179311/otherworld

“Bang bang bang, skeet skeet skeet, she do that thing for three retweets.”
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/13/stephen-colbert-connects-hip-h.html

Art.
https://www.boredpanda.com/man-begs-commission-portrait-artist-dying-son-cancer/

Falling down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4rrctxmxfU

And how to open a lock with two heavy paper clips. I just tried this; you can definitely do it, and every time you do it afterward it goes faster. When Sherlock or Joan does it in /Elementary/ I think the actors might be really doing it in real time and it’s not a fake. Fun.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/09/how-to-open-lock-with-paper-clip.html

Furthermore, it didn’t occur to me that there might be a musical band called Punch The Sun. (A sample of their work.) I had been using the term in the sense the former superhero Mega Girl does in the webcomic Strong Female Protagonist.

La très belle femme qui ne dit jamais merci.

     “Far more important who the elementary music teacher is in a small town than who the director of an opera house is, because if the opera house director is not good he will be dismissed in a year, but a poor music teacher can kill off the love of music for thirty years from thirty classes of children. This is an enormous responsibility.” -Zoltan Kodaly

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-09-09) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a page with that one and also other shows going back about a couple of years. And you can always go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and poke around in the subconscious miasma of even earlier shows. After all, it’s a free country, they say.

In this latest show I read almost everything I had to read, and then played an episode of The Black Museum, narrated by Orson Welles, and brought it in just under eight hours. Couple of calls. Visits from Molly and Jon, and Lucky Otis, who’s playing tonight 7pm to 9pm at Icons in Mendocino, and for a change I can actually go this time, so I’m going there as soon as I press send. Maybe I’ll see you. I’ll be the guy in the clothes I slept in all this week between jobs, with the Christopher Walken thousand-yard stare, calling out for more cowbell.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Wisteria Princesses of 1958.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/wisteria_princesses

Calling someone a racist isn’t going to un-racist a racist.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZpAA_wgsk0

A few examples of the problem of air.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/09/super-typhoon-jebi/

So Selma wins, then.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/09/how-much-based-on-true-story-films-are.html

Hillside collapses onto road.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/09/mountainside-slide/

Black and white.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/undead_undead_john_coultharts_beautiful_illustrations_for_bram_stokers_drac

Mmfff.
https://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/09/obligatory-animated-cat-gif_6.html

Captain 3D.
https://theawesomer.com/captain-3d/492521/

She is crying because he is a manupulative psychopath but still she will not leave him.
https://www.andymort.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/AdobeStock_122944614-e1516198126798.jpeg

The bridge tongues.
https://theawesomer.com/the-bridge-tongues/492304/

Bajor for Bajorans.
https://www.mentalfloss.com/photos/555460/20-militant-murals-northern-ireland

You guys rayda dooda HOKAY POKAAAAY!
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/09/hokey-pokey.html

CRISPER-Cas9.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k99bMtg4zRk

There’s the future. Right there.
https://theawesomer.com/anna-dream-brush-vr-painter/492182/

Also here. A whole giant Millenium Falcon in one pass. To be fair, the film is sped up considerably.
https://theawesomer.com/millennium-falcon-giant-3d-print/469719/

The story of the coup of Mick from Tayto over the entire rest of the Irish grocery industry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNSIV_nDeMo

Famous people eating hotdogs.
https://tinyurl.com/CelebrityEatsHotDog

Seas of abandoned Chinese bicycles.
http://www.faithistorment.com/2018/06/the-beauty-of-chinas-bicycle-graveyards.html

Frenetic dance.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/09/wild-moscow-twist.html

I am such a sucker for a spaceship show. If it has a spaceship in it, I want to see it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKBrnjxlKgU

Mars.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lightsinthedark/sets/72157669559511817/with/42771209545/

“I have every intention of asking him difficult questions and engaging in a serious and even combative conversation.”
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/03/the-new-yorker-editors-excus.html

Also: “Christ, what an asshole!”
http://www.robertsinclair.net/comic/asshole.html

Also: “I’m glad to see we can come to some sort of an arrangement.” (Arrow right, and right, and right.)
http://www.emilyblincoe.com/arrangements/

Oh, amazing. With gallery and video, which would go well with the poem High Flight, by John Gillespie Magee. Glider rises silently to the edge of space, riding what they call mountain waves, piloted by two men who will never forget this, in the sense of Robin Williams saying to the boy in Dead Poets Society, “/Never forget this./”
https://newatlas.com/record-breaking-perlan-2-space/56183/

 

Hobo codes of outer space. (They give you pie here.) (Mean dog.)

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-08-31) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a page with that one and also other shows going back about a couple of years. And you can always go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and fumble around in the drawers of even earlier shows.

But besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the latest show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

People open up about how they started believing in God after finding a big bag of laundry in the barn.
https://www.clickhole.com/people-open-up-about-how-they-started-believing-in-god-1828655502

Bioturbation with and without soil fauna.
https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/bioturbation-with-and-without-soil-fauna

The final Vine compilation. I didn’t know anything about Vine, and now I’m sorry I missed it. It looks like a lot of fun.
http://the-moistness.tumblr.com/post/174857430455/mattyaye-the-final-vine-compilation

Thinkin’ about getting the old band back together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYc4DT18EJg

Rerun: I like the one about /I Wrecked Your Toilet/. “Just wait a few minutes before you go in there, okay? Seriously. I’m not kidding.” And the one with a brassiere made of clown faces.
https://jimberkin.wordpress.com/2018/02/25/lets-hear-it-for-cris-shapan/

Technically they’re antlers. Antlers are bone, horns are hair.
https://dionisopunk.com/2018/07/30/trophy-wife-barbie/

Fan couldn’t get the rights to Purple Rain for his (or her) Prince tribute video so they got a local opera singer, you know, to go forward and complete the project.
https://www.clickhole.com/this-beautiful-fan-made-prince-tribute-couldn-t-get-the-1828684687

Okay, I found the /Kids in the Hall/ episode with the /Sex Girl Patrol/ sketch in it, that had /Sex Boy/, that the Prince tribute backup singer/whisperer saying /Oooh, Sex Guy/ reminded me of.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaIwWRc6U_U

“Well, they shouldn’t be showing metaphors at this time of night.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEjqmjeTi9Q

Important to know.
https://xkcd.com/2038/

Playing or fighting? Fighting, I think.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/27/epic-battle-between-baby-eleph.html

Duck! (Matt Smith is two Doctors back now.)
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/08/perspective.html

Maneki-Neko (good-luck-hand-wave cat) collection.
https://vimeo.com/285834570

The walls have [disconcerting mechanical] eyes.
https://laughingsquid.com/a-disconcerting-installation-featuring-20-blinking-kinetic-eyeballs-that-track-people-around-a-room/

The notebook.
https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/explore-leonardo-da-vinci-codex-forster-i#

Perfect circles.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2012/08/two-perfect-circles.html

What does a nuclear bomb explosion feel like? “When I arrived, all the old veterans were playing bingo.”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/08/what-does-nuclear-bomb-explosion-feel.html

Turtleneck and Chain – I Threw It On The Ground.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAYL5H46QnQ

Come for the the world champion air guitar Cinderella act, stay for the transvestite tattoo slit-Peter-Pan-kilt Manson beard guy with a plastic bear claw around his neck on a shoelace. (Strobe-related epilepsy warning.)
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/27/watch-spectacular-air-guitar.html

Night in Istanbul.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/63573187/Mirror-World-Istanbul

Butterfly big.
https://laughingsquid.com/butterfly-viewed-through-scanning-electron-microscope/

“Yes, a lot of Japanese people think /Fuck!/ means /Go die/, but it actually means /Shit/, only in a more intense way. It also means to have sex, but it’s a bad way to say it.” It turns out that English swears are not literal, whereas Japanese swears are. “What kind of Japanese people swear?” “People who go to clubs, and also rappers and deejays. And drunken old guys.” “Research shows that Americans use swear words 80 to 90 times a day.” “What! That’s crazy! They can almost have a conversation with just swear words!” That’s right. We do it all the time.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/27/what-do-japanese-think-of-engl.html

What’s all this then! What’s all this then! (or) Move along, Santa, move along. Nothing to see here!
http://www.iyfusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Charlotte-7.jpg

The black guy seems okay with invisibility. The white guy, though; he might have been struggling with mental illness, and then this. There’s a fine line between a clever and a cruel prank. I like this sort of thing because I don’t know how to feel about it.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/30/magician-and-audience-make-two.html

Four awful ways our ancestors got high.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGEdFcqt8rwU

Face it, Billy’s dad is a fudge packer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh9amMeiRYQ

The man inside the buoy.
http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2018/07/the-human-buoy-1877-.html

Double-code-red waves. So beautiful and so dangerous.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7woVTuN8k3c

Man dodges bullet. (I meant to read this on the show but forgot. Next week, then.)
https://www.reddit.com/r/Nicegirls/comments/9bhi5w/a_good_friend_introduced_us_she_is_over_in/

Photo gallery of attractive old motorcycles. The hundred-year-old ones are the best. Especially the Henderson, and the two Indians near the end. Not an aught-three, though. Didn’t have the extenders. Tended to shake.
https://newatlas.com/2018-monterey-car-week-top-40-motorcycles-auction-report/56064/

The great game.
https://laughingsquid.com/cheetah-ball-catapult/

And happy superhuman acrobat Simone Biles in slow motion.
https://deadspin.com/simone-biless-championship-routine-is-even-more-mind-bo-1828533305

Sects and violins. A ripping yarn.

     “It’s human nature to hate those you hurt.” -Tacitus

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-08-24) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the shadows of the museum of even earlier shows.

This time I started out reading very fast and kept it up, reacting to how things went last week when half a dozen people showed up and called on the phone, which didn’t happen this week, resulting in finishing a little early, at about twenty to five, so that I’d already signed off when Lucky arrived back from San Francisco. I gave him the Leroy and Skillet collection for his car, the equivalent of our home game. You kids don’t know, but in the old days when somebody got on a game show on the radio or teevee and they were disappointed, chose the wrong curtain or door and so didn’t win the new Chevrolet or spacious G.E. refrigerator or magnificent console hi-fi from Magnavox (the First Name in Hi-Fi), they were given a copy of the show’s home game, an actual boxed board game, which might have been just as good as the show. In fact, you’ll hear more than half an hour of the iconic Leroy and Skillet in the above show itself. They’re dead now, or /dayd/, as they would say it if they weren’t dayd. Let’s see if I can do this with typing: [growl-shouting] /Leroy, Skillet, Reetha, we all us dayd now, goddammit. Hoddaya like thet?/

Scott Peterson’s story, The Vermillions, is a ripping yarn, the sort of thing where you have to control yourself not to keep stopping and going /wow!/ in the middle of it. I broke it into two parts, though, because Tom showed up after his gig at Mendocino Theater Company’s production of Becky’s New Car, and after I got some Cadbury’s caramel chocolate into him he began to tell the most amazing stories about his life in theater. A flying accident during the nightmare scene in Fiddler on the Roof. An exercise in one’s inner tomato. Naked solo sailing a borrowed 35-footer directly into the sun, balanced on the bowsprit, eyes closed, steering by psychokinesis. And so on.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

The Hajj down there, from the air.
https://qz.com/1363611/aerial-photos-of-the-hajj-reveal-its-massive-scale/

KNYO or KMEC would fit right in amongst these.
https://www.instagram.com/tokyostorefronts/

Backward and in heels.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/08/dance-boogie-woogie-rockabilly/

A clog rave. “George, you’re not quite right. You’ve got the wrong foot coming forward.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJdWs4sLo0E

Wind-tunnel aerial dancing.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/08/wind-tunnel-dancing/

Our squiggly sun.
https://laughingsquid.com/visualization-of-sun-magnetic-field/

Clair de Lune.
https://theawesomer.com/nasas-clair-de-lune/490137/

Beautiful world.
https://www.lolwot.com/20-shocking-photos-of-humans-slowly-destroying-planet-earth/

Happy. Like a room without a roof. Dayd, though.
https://laughingsquid.com/reconstructing-face-of-pompeii-victim/

See, this is what I was talking about last week. This is disgusting. Why would anyone do this to herself. Jesus. Horrible.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/dermal_piercings

Bran scan music.
https://laughingsquid.com/stanley-scanley-brain-scan-animation/

Big noise.
https://theawesomer.com/big-noise/469928/

Just 25 minutes of Captain Beefheart in the old days.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiZ_5jWJo_g

Great voice. Man narrates a tour of his action figure collection.
https://laughingsquid.com/introducing-1980s-action-figures/

Football (soccer) commentary animated.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeNVWBgTFws

And remember, men, if you see these guys, do not fight these guys. They will fuck you up. Do not engage.
https://wftga2019.com/images/blog/dance/Khorumi.jpg

Every once in awhile I see a photograph or a very short video that exactly expresses how I see people as being. This is exactly how people are.
https://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/08/obligatory-animated-cat-gif_23.html

Headis. Note the honor and joy of playing and gracious winning and losing. Woudn’t it be nice if people were more like this.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/08/lets-play-some-headis.html

Beatbox guy with some new beatbox sounds you haven’t heard before. Quacks and chirps and whistles in there with the thumps and boops and ktishes.
https://theawesomer.com/grizzy-dance-powerful/490584/

15 minutes. Surprisingly deep for something so seemingly silly. “Love with your heart. Use your head for everything else.”
https://theawesomer.com/escherian-stairwell-deconstruction/490537/

It’s so mean to have a dog and leave it behind. All. Day. It’s mean and cruel. If you’re just going to treat it like this, don’t get a dog. Or a parrot. Cats don’t care.
https://laughingsquid.com/dog-wearing-gopro-fetch-harness/

Sheep stuck in a swing.
https://laughingsquid.com/sheep-stuck-in-tire-swing/

A profound commitment to the sanctity of life.
https://truthout.org/art/a-profound-commitment/

A bad lip-reading of Sarah Huckabee-Facetransplant.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-bad-lip-reading-of-sarah-huckabee.html

Caution. Slow animals.
https://laughingsquid.com/animals-in-slow-motion/

Shannon’s mouse.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/08/23/shannons-mouse/

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

Ai-yi-yi. Watch this before you just blindly let your kids go to one of those places and assume they’ll be fine. They will not be fine; they will fall right out of the sky and bounce off metal things on their way down and be decapitated and die.
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/08/amusement-park-fails.html

Toilets of the future. On another planet.
https://artlogic-res.cloudinary.com/w_1444,h_790,c_fill,f_auto,fl_lossy/ws-halesgallery/usr/images/artists/group_images_override/65/rachael-champion-plough-layer-source-rupture-art-basel-hong-kong-300-x-450-x-550-cm-view-i-.jpg

A song about the planets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A8Yq1s598A&list=PL0E970BA07AA41022

Matrimonio interplanetario.
https://vimeo.com/102827380

Dawn emus.
http://www.silenttheory.net/2014/06/warrumbungles-emus-at-dawn.html

The okapi. Creepy? or not creepy?
https://truestrange.com/2018/07/09/video-the-okapi-little-known-unique-large-animal/

Earth from space.
https://newatlas.com/international-space-station-gallery/55829/

A lovely trailer for a new game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv197hjEC0I

The incredible far future of 2017.
https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/how-russians-imagined-the-year-2017-in-1960-1790754031

But is it love?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaAWLG1PEOs

Cylon!
https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/this-1935-streamlined-car-of-the-future-looks-like-a-be-1828053581

Expressive robot face.
https://laughingsquid.com/seer-emotionally-expressive-robot/

Why not to argue over Fermi’s Paradox with a creature big enough to pick you up and throw you against the wall with its nose.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/08/debating-aliens.html

En garde!
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/08/photos-of-the-week-2/w17_1015808312/main_1500.jpg

Supreme Court bracket.
https://xkcd.com/2037/

The morbidly beautiful medical illustrations of Dr. Frank Netter.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_morbidly_beautiful_medical_illustrations_of_dr._frank_netter

Intricate rice paper.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/07/extraordinary-scenes-hand-cut-from-rice-paper-by-bovey-lee/

And the golden age of record jacket art. “Relax. You’re going to lose weight.”
https://www.vintag.es/2018/08/the-worst-of-classic-album-cover-art.html

Bardo.

     “Yes, that man has missed something who has never awakened in an anonymous bed beside a face he will never see again, and who has never left a brothel at sunrise feeling like throwing himself into the river out of pure disgust for life.” -Gustave Flaubert

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-08-17) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the ghostly landfill of detritus from the show’s even earlier lives.

An odd show this time. Long conversations with callers Bill Olkowski, Scott Peterson and Alex Bosworth, and then with Lucky Otis, who arrived and promptly fell asleep entangled with Michelle 99 on the couch out front and came in later with some musical instruments to mess with. We talked about a hundred things, though radio mostly; he grew up in radio stations, living with his grandfather. I should apologize to Scott; I didn’t get to his story until so late that I decided to read it next week, early, when more people are likely to be listening. He puts so much care and work into his stories and I want to be fair. So.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Fritz Lang’s /Metropolis/ restored, full-length, in your choice of resolution. If you don’t like the music they chose, try Pink Floyd, or Tangerine Dream, or Michael Oldfield, or Brian Eno, or Philip Glass, or Laurie Anderson, or Tchaikovsky. Or Flanders and Swann.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skY2eDN7CoE

Don’t miss the hover text.
https://xkcd.com/2033/

Horse puppet.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/08/15/horse-play-2/

The Wiere Bros. horse puppet.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_wiere_brothers

A little more about the Parker solar probe.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/08/how-nasas-parker-solar-probe-will-touch.html

What if English were phonetically consistent?
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/08/what-if-english-were-phonetically.html

Training the dog to alert for drugs, maybe. Because that’s a really good place to hide them.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BmRzeFBn1JT/

A montage of Trump’s hateful, racist remarks through the years.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/16/trump-maybe-hate-is-what-we.html

Jimi Hendrix, 1969, Sweden.
https://laughingsquid.com/jimi-hendrix-stockholm-sweden-1969/

They look like stills from a Wes Anderson movie.
https://laughingsquid.com/symmetry-of-synchronized-swimming/

Seb Skelly plays /Africa/ on five different horns. This is so great!
https://laughingsquid.com/brass-horn-cover-toto-africa/

David Gilmour talks about the sound, pushes a tube home that had started to fall out.
https://laughingsquid.com/david-gilmour-pink-floyd-guitar-sound/

A ship-shipping ship shipping shipping ships. I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit, upon a slitted sheet I sit.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/08/this-is-a-ship-shipping-ship-shipping-shipping-ships/

Digital wife. This is a real life product, and it’s halfway between /Cherry 2000/ and /Blade Runner 2049/, but it’s also like /Her/. Let’s see, Cherry 2000 came out in 1987, and 2018 (now) is exactly halfway between 1987 and 2049. Perfect.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/digital_wife

Fairies. Clap your hands if you believe.
https://www.deviantart.com/hellobaby/gallery/

A cross-dressing war bond squirrel.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/11/tommy-tucker-famous-squirrel-who-cross.html#modal-one

Museum specifically for taking pictures of yourself in.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/13/tour-this-impressive-3d-selfie.html

Slow lightning.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2018/08/awesome-lightning-video.html

First contact.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/12/artist-describes-the-first-tim.html

Reaction time test.
https://www.justpark.com/creative/reaction-time-test/

Falling Rock.
https://theawesomer.com/the-rock-falls-down/489577/

A personal electric hydrofoil surfboard thing.
https://theawesomer.com/lift-efoil/489390/

Astroturfing. About the size of an Italian greyhound puppy. Awww.
https://theawesomer.com/lwt-astroturfing/489575/

Overview of bionic limbs. They had me at the thumbnail image of a happy, pretty young woman aiming a bow and arrow with a /robot hand/. It turns out she designed that arm and hand. Another man found he had to wait months for an arm for his little boy, so he bought a 3D printer and supplies for way less than the arm cost, learned to use it, and now the little boy can make as many different kinds of arms as he likes, and they get better and better. A drummer drums with an arm optimized for drumming. And so on. This video is amazing and terrific, and you’re crying the whole time, unless something is wrong with you, in which case, next year: prosthetic feelings for people without them.
https://www.mixcloud.com/centuries_of_sound/centuries-of-sound-1905/

Underwater. View gallery.
https://newatlas.com/underwater-photography-contest-2018-winners/55843

1000s of free images to play with.
https://pixabay.com/

Class divide from the air.
https://newatlas.com/unequal-scenes-drone-photograpy/55899/

Thanks, Cloakman!
https://tinyurl.com/ThankCloakman

Pete Drake. Another one of several Peter Framptons of 1955. They still sell those things, with the hose that goes in your mouth. You can get one for about $100. Or make one yourself; it’s just a speaker driver in a heavy box.
https://laughingsquid.com/pete-drake-the-jimmy-dean-show-1964/

Lichtenberg figures occur in skin. Of course they would, but I never saw that or thought about it until I saw the lightning-struck-man episode of /Elementary/ the night before I read this article about it. A neat coincidence.
https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/13/people-hit-by-lightning-reveal-their-scars-which-look-like-fern-leaves-7833014/

Wormhole X-treme.
https://theawesomer.com/wormholes-explained/489313/

Loopist.
https://www.instagram.com/wannerstedt/

Sticks, shrinkwrap, packing tape and elbow grease equal kayak and paddle.
https://theawesomer.com/how-to-make-a-simple-kayak/489888/

Put a bun on it.
http://buns.life/

And a happy little Muslim girl playing the electric guitar.
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/10131706

Tango!

     “The Scythians always ate their grandfathers; they behaved very respectfully to them for a long time, but as soon as their grandfathers became old and troublesome, and began to tell long stories, they immediately ate them.” -Sydney Smith, On Taste, 1805

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-08-10) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the nostalgic detritus of eons past.

Connection to both transmitters (KNYO’s and KMEC’s) worked like a champ. New way. This way next time, then, and the times after that. Thank Sid Cooperrider.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Here’s looking at you, kid.
https://littlelimpstiff14u2.tumblr.com/post/176367087735/art-painting-dreams-dreamlike-alessandro-sicioldr

Photographer finds her homeless, emaciated, schizophrenic father and rescues him.
https://laughingsquid.com/photographer-discovers-her-estranged-father-amongst-the-homeless-people-she-was-documenting/

This is cool, except why is Modern Man always a white guy in these things? Why is Modern Man never Margaret Cho or Reggie Watts or Diana Ross or Bunny Huang or Mahatma Gandhi?
https://www.facebook.com/inverse/videos/907723512609430/

White people.
https://theawesomer.com/greener-grass/488531/

White. People.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/amusing_family_portraits_from_the_1980s

The game of life.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/249

100 delightful awkward Japanese monsters.
https://designyoutrust.com/2018/08/awkward-vintage-japanese-movie-monsters/

Bitchin’ firenado in Leicestershire (say LIST-uh-sher).
https://www.facebook.com/LFRSAshby/videos/2197354550501750/

Vi Hart mathematically humming.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/08/doodle-music.html

Violin!!! (It means, Wow, OMFG!, as well as its being the sound of the bikes going by fast enough to hurt your neck turning fast enough to follow them.)
https://laughingsquid.com/reactions-to-speed-of-isle-of-man-tt-motorcycles/

Falling. Falling. Falling.
http://www.fallingfalling.com/

Rising. Rising. Rising.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rzIiF7LpPU

24 hours at Burning Man.
https://laughingsquid.com/24-hours-at-burning-man-2017/

Mechanical paddleball.
https://laughingsquid.com/pid-controlled-ball-bouncing-on-plate-machine/

Ai-eee! They shot him right in the lunchbox! SPACE FORCE!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI6ygeZxUBA

“Quick thinking, Miss Chambers. Quick thinking.” “Robots are indigenous to this area.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK6A3VfkiwA

Post-apocalyptic Disneyland.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/slumscapes_post_apocalyptic_paintings_of_a_devastated_disneyland

Theo Jansen’s wonderful wind-powered machines.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/08/theyre-evolving.html

Bauhaus ballet.
https://laughingsquid.com/1922-bauhaus-triadic-ballet-oskar-schlemmer/

The Egg Marketing Board Tango.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqYlkWj-1eM

Ahem.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/06/former-sheriff-joe-arpaio-says.html

How it all works is what’s great.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/09/watch-these-amazing-and-easy-a.html

How Star Trek: The Next Generation inovated. If you like spaceship shows, this will interest you. I especially liked learning about the neon light circuits in the Enterprise-E model. I used a 9,000-volt neon sign transformer in the base of my biggest Tesla coils, and one time I got careless and touched the wrong part. I ended up on the floor, against the wall, and Juanita in the other rooom heard the sound I made, and she said, “Are you all right?” I said, “No. Yeah. Wow.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHOpSrDwZNM

Instant fan of hip-hop haka.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/06/former-sheriff-joe-arpaio-says.html

Kashaka show. They’re like shaker eggs on chains, and there are dozens of names for them.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/09/impressive-musical-demonstrati.html

(fast) Flap-flap-flap-flap-flap! Ninja! Ai-eee!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umYEIfQsGu0

Art.
https://www.crossconnectmag.com/post/167837909790

An interesting article about a paintress I had never heard of.
https://respectthefemalebody.tumblr.com/post/166685295532/amarilloo-rgfellows-rgfellows

Das Feuerzeug. (Say dahss FOY-ehr-tzoig.)
http://50watts.com/Das-Feuerzeug

Corn flakes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0zRZDAy_rk

Volcanic dreamscapes.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/67299011/VOLCANIC-DREAMSCAPES

Tommy Emmanuel and Jerry Douglas.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/09/check-out-this-blistering-fing.html

Dog and butterbass.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=8BkFgw2D1QQ

Here you go: a tour of just one of Cruella deVos’ mumble-mumble (several) vacation homes she began to collect when the harbors filled up with her giant yachts.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/06/22000-square-feet-2.html

The roadside dinosaurs. Or, in Latin, In viis sedebas dinosaurs.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/roadside-dinosaurs-concrete-americana

“And here it is 0 million years ago, right before the Post-anthropocene Extinction Event.” Scroll down for that. The image at top is 300 million years ago.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/06/ancient-earth-globe-see-what.html

Tiny.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/01/musee-miniature-et-cinema-museum-of.html

How we get Playmobil figures.
http://alastairphilipwiper.com/blog/inside-playmobil-malta

The Bluebird K7 jetfoil. A queer mix of so cool and so what.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofLCciRtruE

Concentric circles.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/08/concentric-circles-emanating-from.html

Vintage circus.
https://www.vintag.es/2016/12/24-haunting-photos-of-vintage-circus.html

Unlikely things.
https://theawesomer.com/the-most-unlikely-things/488429/

The short one is dead now so they’re showing us a lot of beloved Chuckle Brothers bits. This is really the way the world works, except in the big world the other Chuckle Brother at the mirror would be the banking system and would end up with extra and everyone else would end up with less.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ugzQj44bdk

The story arc of Tony Stark.
https://theawesomer.com/i-am-iron-man/488532/

Harpejji master.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr87Z7rZiWE

Oh. Well, there ya go, then.
https://www.theroot.com/10-questions-about-the-funkiest-white-karaoke-video-of-1828221931

The aluminum apron was supposed to solve the crotch bulge problem, but as you can see, three months into the project, it just makes it worse. The table is open. Options, people? Time is money.
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/38498001_424368394724089_543666108608020480_n.jpg

Wild West town name generator.
http://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/wild-west-town-names.php

Hillbilly name gererator.
http://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/hillbilly-names.php

Fishing snakes.
https://twitter.com/ziyatong/status/1027399611445432320

And further haboobiana. I mean, if you like haboobs, this is the shit, right here.
https://theawesomer.com/the-great-haboob-chase/488904/

Circus fire complex.

     “I got flowers in the spring. I got you to wear my ring. This is my quest, to follow that star. No matter how hopeless, no matter how fa-aa-ar!”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-08-03) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the nostalgic detritus of eons past.

Bill Olkowsky came to talk about guns, germs, steel, glyphosate, and genetic jiggery-pokery. Chris (Bwana) Byrne, who’s donating his collection of 23 Vincent van Gogh framed prints to be placed on sale in support of elephants in Kenya (“Hang a Van Gogh, Save an Elephant”) (say van-GOFF), had a nice piece of salmon and a glass of wine and then phoned to talk about poaching. Scott Peterson is creating a stairway from the bottom to the top, or perhaps the other way around. Lucky Otis swung by to explain many things, employing graceful and evocative hand gestures. Etc., etc., and then the show ends with Doug Nunn’s approximately fifty-minute Snap Sessions episode number 3, featuring a detailed interview with that violet-eyed vixen Late Night Liz. If Liz is all you’re interested in, and who would blame you, here’s just SS3.

KMEC’s automation again didn’t grapple properly with my real-time stream, so this show was, like a few earlier ones, only on KNYO at first, but Sid got home from his nighttime day job at about 1am and manually massaged that, and put it on properly from there until the end. It’s always something, and it always ain’t the end of the world; trying is what’s important. Gandhi said that. Gandhi and Yoda can arm-wrestle for it.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

A bit about World Elephant Day, which is coming August 11, and about the Fort Bragg Elephant Museum.
https://www.fortbragg.com/listings/celebration-of-world-elephant-day/

Abduction as romance.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/abduction-as-romance.html

Ejecting at Mach 10.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/30/watch-pilots-eject-at-over-mac.html

Further line rider synesthesia.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/30/Dance-of-the-Line-Riders/

Some things the Soviets made, or would have liked to have made.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2018/07/19/things-the-soviets-made/

Coulda been worse.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/07/bad-day-flying/

Baboon!
https://twitter.com/pedrogomezESPN/status/1024145006326505473

Impressive early beatboxing. And that’s the distinctive sound of plate reverb overusedly crapping it up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfKJszdQOvM

Buugeng trying to be a thing.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/28/watch-this-hypnotic-seaside-bu.html

A photo of the ISS partially eclipsing our sun, the heating system.
https://tinyurl.com/ISSEclipsesSun

Baby snakes of the Cretaceous era.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/animals/a22460395/oldest-ever-baby-snake-discovered-in-forest-amber/

Haha!
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bll6RK1hemZ/

Stefanie Millinger’s impressive trick. She stands on her hands, balancing on an exercise ball. She bends her legs forward by bending them backward over her head, reaches down to pick up sunglasses with her toes, and bent double (backward!), puts the glasses on, facing the camera the whole while, then places her feet flat on the ground and stands up, in the process flipping her upper body under and over to triumphantly wave ta-daaah and shut the camera off. You can close your mouth now.
https://gfycat.com/gifs/detail/wellinformedmindlessangwantibo

Another impressive trick with a ball. No name on this guy, though. Afterward, same thing as above with your mouth.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/8rhmrr/gravity_defying_busking_gets_crazy_by_the_end/

The home for middle aged men.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdkaRmRC2H0

Art by Axel Krause.
https://www.galeriekleindienst.de/axel-krause.html?language=en

Art by William Lamsen.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/pop_art

Electric skateboard catches fire during charging. The man thinks impressively fast and saves himself and the child.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2018/07/electric-skateboard-catches-fire-during-recharging/

World.
http://catandgirl.com/archive/2018-07-31-cgbc.gif

A toast.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/wine-connoisseurs.html

Meet kaleidoscopic Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Best element: the walking fingers-hands people.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/31/carefully-planned-surrealism.html

Some more pictures from the inside of last week’s Chinese sex doll factory. The one of the showroom is, of course, my new desktop image. My favorite is the brunette in heeled clogs sitting with her basketball-size breasts resting in her lap and her hands up in a defensive pose, ready to give you a karate chop if you get fresh. She’s on the right. These are modern sex dolls; they don’t just lie there; they’re made to move and respond, tell the weather, book tickets, recite from Wikipedia, shriek in a dozen languages, remind you of appointments, spy for the Ministry of State Security, and more. But don’t make her wash dishes and then take her, as they say, on the sopping wet floor. Remember what happened to Cherry 2000. Wash the dishes yourself. It won’t kill you. And get your own Pepsi.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/08/01/inside-an-ai-sexdoll-factory/

Beautiful converging mobile statues.
https://mymodernmet.com/ali-nino-statue/

Turkish doll-city maker.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/02/ali-alamedys-miniature-dioramas

No.
https://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2018/07/cyborg-cyber-spin-rise.html

The lions drink tonight, then they become suspicious and weem away.
https://laughingsquid.com/lions-drinking-water-at-night/

Tulip corduroy.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/28/beautiful-aerial-photos-of-tul.html

Afghan flour.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz0frCr_RoE

The cathedral of Salamanca’s astronaut.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/02/the-cathedral-of-salamanca-astronaut.html

Brave new world.
https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/93clcd/streamer_thinks_shes_in_her_uber_driver_thinks/

ICE.
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/01/a-rookie-ice-agent-makes-an-em.html

Bass and chord buttons explained.
https://laughingsquid.com/why-there-are-so-many-buttons-on-an-accordion/

The detonating cord is both literally and figuratively the bomb. Also it looks like Yondu’s Yaka arrow in GOTG 1.
https://theawesomer.com/explosions-in-slow-mo/487886/

“Kayla traveled across the see just to find some asshole’s stupid fucking stone that does nothing.”
https://theawesomer.com/paperback-paradise/487798/

Posers.
https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/OCR-L-SDCC-GAL-COSPLAY-0718-01.kjs_26430521_4504924.jpg

Basic self-checkout aisle procedure. This is how it always goes.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/self-checkout.html

And Trumpy jazz.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cds7dU7xXSA

Haboob!

     “Good news: I talked to Hitler and he said he didn’t do it.” -Neville Chamberlain

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-07-27) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the nostalgic detritus of eons past.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Arizona haboob.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/24/watch-a-massive-haboob-engulf.html

Fire in Cardboard City.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/fire-in-cardboard-city.html

Real-life Tokyo, model for like ninety percent of the non-total-wastland science fiction future.
https://www.instagram.com/stfeyes/

iPhone photography awards.
https://newatlas.com/2018-iphone-photography-awards/55543/#gallery

iPhone slow-motion hummingbirds. This is beautiful work, and it’s also a review of (and maybe an ad for) a kind of lens you can buy to stick on your phone, that makes it possible. Last year I got Juanita set of lenses that let you do different levels of fisheye photography that were like five dollars for the whole bag. They don’t screw on, though, they clip on with little plastic clothespins. Look around; a lot of companies sell them.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/25/magical-hummingbird-slow-motio.html

Video of exhausted human slaves working to wreck perfectly good pants so their corporate masters can charge three times more money for them from people who are too hoity-toity to wear out a pair of pants the old way by just putting them on and going to work themselves. The compressed-air leg jigs are clever.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/27/how-jeans-are-distressed-at-th.html

Further astronomy photography.
https://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/astronomy-photographer-year/galleries/2018/shortlist

How asteroid mining will save Earth. If you become annoyed/distracted by the narrator’s compulsive making of a Hershey’s kiss symbol with his fingers and thumbs, put a post-it over it on the screen and cover that up.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/27/the-worlds-first-trillionair.html

You’ve seen this maneuver in Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica, Dark Matter, UFO, and so on. Any show with spaceships eventually uses it. This sort of thing is probably where they got the idea.
https://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/07/obligatory-animated-cat-gif_27.html

Thrilling flying! (The pack on his back is fuel for the computer-controlled jet engines in the little platform. A flying Segway.)
https://theawesomer.com/flyboard-air-fun/486476/

He’s happy to see the person behind you and to your right. They have an affinity neither has with you. You can edge away, and probably should.
http://billdomonkos.tumblr.com/post/151763274736/gif-bill-domonkos-2016-photo-by-richard-parks

Get thee behind me.
https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180722190019-05-what-a-shot-0722-restricted-super-169.jpg

And now the weather.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2018/07/26/and-now-the-weather/

How sponges eat.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/27/cool-demonstration-of-how-spon.html

A thousand and one Van Goghs.
https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/search/collection?q=&artist=Vincent%20van%20Gogh

A million abandoned pools.
https://tinyurl.com/MillionAbandonedPools

Eyes on the prize.
https://twitter.com/SimonNRicketts/status/1009023759095869441

The hand.
https://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/07/obligatory-animated-cat-gif_25.html

Remember when you were not always too tired to just be doing things like this all the time, instead of watching other people do it.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/25/watch-this-car-towed-bmx-rider.html

This, on the other hand, is terrifying, even with the safety harness. Would not have done.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/25/watch-a-guy-cross-a-slackline.html

How to see kung fu movies.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/07/23/how-to-see-kung-fu-movies/

Learn about Quentin Tarantino. (15 min.)
https://theawesomer.com/tarantino-poetry-between-the-lines/486911/

“Suffering succotash! There’s absolute carnage here!”
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/cow-wins-horse-race.html

The story of the Swiss army knife. And Swiss army purses and ties and Swiss army shoes. And thumb drives that fold out into a spork, a lipstick, a Pez Pope and an asthma inhaler. Whatever you need.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/25/look-behind-the-scenes-of-how.html

Mad glad bad sad.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2018/07/moon-honey-mask-maker.html

Deep sea nuke.
https://theawesomer.com/deep-sea-nuke/486471/

Operation Teapot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_8plbxmNpQ

Rerun: Kwoon – I Lived On The Moon.
https://tinyurl.com/KwoonMoon

That will show them.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/247

Face morphing to match music. I wastn’t really paying attention at the end, but I think this is something you can play with, yourself.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-girl-and-her-cat-sing-starship.html

Robot mission to study Mercury. Video.
https://newatlas.com/bepicolombo-launch-date-mercury/55649

Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahoJReiCaPk

Space dance of Raquel Welch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgqTS3XcAuI

Olga and Vova Galchenko. These are the jugglers Verge was talking about last week. So relaxed and calm and happy. Penn Jillette, an accomplished juggler himself, comments admiringly on their skill, at one point shouting, “Oh! Shut up!” because even when he was young and in the juggling world he could never do that particular trick.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4RAx9BWc-w

While the subject is juggling, I’d like you to see a movie that Neil Gaiman wrote, called MirrorMask. A few years later, Stephanie Leonidas (Helena in MirrorMask) played a teenage space alien girl in the teevee series /Defiance/, which I also recommend, though there isn’t as much juggling in that. The alien word for shit is shtockel.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MirrorMask

Oh, my. You can see all the way /through/ France.
http://www.mediadump.com/hosted-id65-sexy-models-in-x-ray-films.html

Mmm. Bacon.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/23/watch-how-omnivore-and-plant-b.html

Who’s a g’boy?
https://www.dogphotographeroftheyear.org.uk/2018-Winners-Gallery

A pictorial history of pinball. Arrow right.
https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/oAKShPEYG8fuKg

Car culture. It turns out to be just parking your car outside, which you and I do all the time and think nothing of it, but these people wash their car.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/66971781/LA-CAR-CULTURE

Vehicles.
http://www.alexandralier.com/#/mutant-vehicles/

Va vedem.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/romanian-protests-sibiu-eyes

The startling admission.
https://truthout.org/art/the-startling-admission/

Working.
https://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/07/skills.html

This is real science, here. He’s figuring it out as he goes along, and he doesn’t give up, and you can too. This is a lot like things I used to do at the Albion Whale School. Every week it was a different thing. The Tesla coils. The giant hot air balloon. The radio station. Rockets, trebuchet, Greek fire, giant parabolic mirror array, sand pendulums, /bowling ball/ pendulum, X-Y laser, electrical catapult, etc., but never a Van de Graaff generator. This is awesome. And you can too.
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/24/watch-how-to-make-a-homemade-v.html

Oooo. It makes you wonder.

     “Princess Lili’uokalani! You getcher skinny little Hawaiian butt right back here this instant, do you hear me!”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-07-20) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And here’s a whole page of that and some older shows going back about a couple of years. For before that you can go to Links To Recorded Audio and poke around in the nostalgic detritus of eons past.

Musician and astrological raconteur Lucky Otis, and bar bouncer/event producer Michelle 99, came back for another try, this time bringing /the/ Verge Belanger, of the famous circus performing family of mom-led juggling acrobatic unicycle daredevils, and he demonstrated Mel’s Mess, juggling up to fourteen crackers before I lost count and, at the finish, landed all but three safely in his mouth, a historic feat. Kay showed up. Thomas. Siddhe phoned at about 1am in response to my opening-of-show email expressing my dismay at not successfully connecting to KMEC, after things worked so well last week with the new equipment there. As before and always, he’s on it. I don’t remember how many times I’ve said this, but: next week for sure, for /sure/.

A lot of music about Heaven and a /lady who’s sure/ even though words have two meanings and all of our thoughts are misgiven, whatever that means. WordPress’ spellcheck doesn’t like it, I know that much. Pittspopper, it doesn’t like that either. Gaziggled, no. Gowrshk, no. These are all perfectly good words with one meaning each; the technology isn’t quite ready yet.

Besides all that, here are links to a few maybe not radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

The future. Turbo enhancement for the brains of the modern damsel. You can watch the deliberations on her next chess move through that little glass port. It’s dark in there; you have to put your face close against it.
https://imgur.com/kuLegwh

Here’s the wonderful Simone Giertz’ six weeks recovery brain surgery story:
https://theawesomer.com/simon-giertzs-brain-surgery/485983/

Finally! It’s about time. With video.
https://newatlas.com/blackfly-vtol-aircraft/55445/

Drama of the deep.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/drama-in-deep.html

The hangman.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-hangman.html

“The winner, 19-year-old Miss Rosalind Watkins, opens her eyes to acknowledge the plaudits of her rivals.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/debutante_auto_racing

Barbie’s not sorry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9ahiHpM3yQ

When you’re finished with the snakes you borrowed, the polite thing to do is put them back before anybody has to ask.
http://www.amyoops.com/2018/07/release-snakes.html

Astronomy pictures.
https://gizmodo.com/some-of-the-most-spectacular-astronomy-images-of-2018-1827695259

Infrared maps of Titan.
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/seeing-titan-with-infrared-eyes

Singing. Full disclosure: the woman is wiggling a hankie to prompt it. Still, pretty impressive for a creature with a brain the size of a lentil, speaking of brains.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/07/cockatiel-sings.html

Sign language interpreter at a heavy metal show. I wonder what the guys in the red tent-shirts do? What is their function here (with their brains the size of a fricking cantaloupe)?
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/07/sign-language-interpreter-at-heavy.html

Russian WW1 propaganda posters.
https://www.rferl.org/a/russias-world-war-one-propaganda-posters/29292228.html

An unsettling experience.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=071618

I don’t know about– um, maybe all unboxing videos are like this, but this girl is so embarrassingly, entertainingly, out-of-control /excited/ about this thing, I wonder if she’s an actress just pretending to be this person.
https://laughingsquid.com/mkbhd-ijustine-unbox-apple-ibook-g3/

New drone photography of cities. View the gallery.
https://newatlas.com/best-urban-drone-photography-2018-gallery/55450

Aztec Cthulhu. Aztec Boba Fett. Etc.
https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/16/Jorge-Garzas-Aztec-Art/

And a new kind of art space.
https://newatlas.com/tokyo-mori-building-digital-art-museum/55491/