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Oh, Magoo, you’ve done it again!

     “When a grid’s misaligned with another behind, that’s a moire/ When the spacing is tight and the difference is slight, that’s a moire.” -Randall Patrick Munroe

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-04-07) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads. (Though sometimes something goes wrong and you can’t get the latest one from there until Hank slaps some sense into the machinery. If it’s not just working, try again later.)

Just as I was starting the show John Redding came in and played a few songs on his guitar. He had an appealingly Mister-Rogers-like manner. I hope he visits again. Keeter Stuart showed up and played a few songs of his and others, sounding, I thought, very like Greg Brown in both guitar style and voice, and that was it for walk-ins. After that you can expect the usual odd items and louder, less even flow of when I’m doing the show from next to the bar and not from Juanita’s apartment where I have to not wake up the neighbors. When I read parts 3-6 of Ezekiel Krahlin’s story about a time-traveler in a Motel 6 going back to relatively ancient Jerusalem to investigate the myth of Jesus I blew the crucial last line, and here’s how that happened:

Ezekiel sent email to the MCN announce and discussion listservs, and at deadline time I was speed-checking (blinking at) all my all-week email one last time as I snatched up the last of the text for the file to print to take to the show, and there was email with /something vaguely like what I remembered from Ezekiel’s story/, which was already printed because I had it left over from last week, already in the milk crate in the car, and for some reason I mistook this email for a correction request. It wasn’t even addressed to me, but to someone else on the listserv, but I saw it, misread it and misinterpreted it and at like 2:30am when I got to that part I was a little proud of remembering and just changed the line on the fly. Changed the word /lilies/ to /dildos/. The last word of the story. When I got home at 5 or 6 I checked my email before I went to bed and there was Zeke’s surprisingly gentle WTF? Jesus, sorry, Zeke. Wow. Oh, well.

That will go down in my personal things-to-ever-after-wince-at ledger right next to the time I had just been reading a funny story about how you should never ask a woman if she’s pregnant because 1. it’s none of your business and 2. she might be just fat, which is equally none of your business, not to mention: if you (the world) think she’s fat enough to be pregnant, why say it and make it worse?, and I was talking with a woman who was not fat –statuesque, rather, much bigger than Juanita, my standard for women, but well-enough-proportioned– but something in conversation reminded me of the article and that kind of funny foot-in-mouth moment and I said, “…Like, what are you, pregnant?” (referring to the article that, who knows why, my brain just assumed everyone else had read) and everybody at the table /froze/, and she glared at me, and inside I was like, /Marco! What, why, no, arghh! Go back!/ But you can’t go back, can you.

Then there was the time in the mid-1990s I was delivering the pulp version of Memo in Ukiah and went to put a couple in the library and went in the back to talk to Pat Hunt, who ran Redwood Free Net and so I knew he worked for the library, and his office was plastered with pictures of singer Holly Near in all stages of her career and age and size and so on, and I was amusedly creeped out by the stalker-ness of it all, and I said, “You must be a big fan of Holly Near.” He said, “I love her.” I said, “Uh-huh. Does Holly Near know of your feelings on the subject?” “Yes. She’s my /wife/.” It interested me to be in the same room, you know, in an office setting, with someone so fucked up, and so this weird conversation went on for a very long time before I finally grasped that /he was really married to Holly Near/. I have a vast internal gallery of moments like that. I’ll take you on a tour sometime.

Oh! And at the end of the show, instead of an old-time radio drama, I played the recording I made Wednesday in Helen Schoeni Theater of Susan Maeder’s one-woman show, The Goosefoot Tango: A Love Story, about a 14th century French holy woman who had a goosefoot for a foot, and who invented cigarets, and who had a relationship with Jesus who would, when not away on business, teach her different dances and stay for breakfast, as they say. It was so late, though; I’ll make arrangements with Bob and play it much earlier in the evening one night this coming week on KNYO, and I’ll let you know before that, so you can listen. I’ve known Susan Maeder for thirty –almost forty years, and I had no idea what a great writer she is. It’s a wonderful story. It’s like an hour long.

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

Man builds and learns to fly a real-life Iron Man flying suit.
http://technabob.com/blog/2017/04/03/daedalus-iron-man-flying-suit/

Water from air.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtKXkCfWmyY

The arrow of time.
https://laughingsquid.com/a-long-haired-woman-shows-what-simple-tasks-look-like-when-performed-in-reverse/

“No, his ears were rather like a fat Japanese businessman.” “What about the mouth, then. Did he /have/ a mouth?” “No.” (You’re wondering where you know that actor from. He was York in /Hyperdrive/. And he was policeman in /Hugo/.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rEBtpWQ7x8

A textbook case.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhSjYT7pWkw

“I think there’s something cathartic about being quite thoroughly freaked out. To have the adrenaline rush with the knowledge that these things are safely confined to the book. You put it away. Not real.”
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/04/mastermind.html

Terrorist attacks plotted in real time. (Left out, of course: domestic violence, or even just a small part of the world would look like popcorn popping.) (Look up /terrorism/. Domestic violence fits the description perfectly.)
https://storymaps.esri.com/stories/terrorist-attacks/?year=2017

Puddles the Clown sings Pinball Wizard to the tune of Folsom Prison Blues.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bfPwtUTP4k

Where the pro pianist is looking.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVvY8KfXXgE

“Nobody ever handed /me/ anything on a plate.”
http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/the-pencilsword-on-a-plate

Service.
https://vimeo.com/211513023

“What kind of private school would let in these kind of guys? It started out as Hogwarts, now it’s Lord of the Flies.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsgWUq0fdKk

Slide mouse around to change gaze. Click to change character.
http://alteredqualia.com/xg/examples/eyes_gaze2.html

Soviet kid cartoon.
http://boingboing.net/2017/04/05/watch-this-trippy-soviet-kid.html

The story of American ingenuity.
http://boingboing.net/2017/04/05/the-story-of-american-ingenuit.html

Some more Vietnam photos.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/viet_cong_during_vietnam_war

Gravity-powered analog 3-D printer.
http://theawesomer.com/analog-3d-printer/419709/

And, while you’re here, tell Congress to pass the Social Security Expansion Act.
https://act.credoaction.com/sign/sanders_ssea?t=1&akid=22485.942004.1U5my7

And tell Congress to support Medicare for All.
https://act.sumofus.org/go/352860?t=1&akid=29095.1043744.CJrCEH

The ship of Theseus problem.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-03-31) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get the same recording this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

An odd show. A lot of weird little things happened. The swing-arm light waited till exactly when I’d put some music on to fall off its disintegrating clamp thing, then Alex Bosworth called while I was fixing the light with parts from another light and the phone’s squiggle-cord was all tangled up in what I was comico-frantically doing, but I did it, put Alex on, and his phone was running dead out in the car he uses as a radio studio (in San Diego), rather a steampunk phone, somehow not the kind you can charge in a car, so he went away to deal with that, and the light bulb in the lamp exploded, probably because of having been shaken around before but, as I said, odd. I guess it doesn’t sound so weird now, in the daylight, with the sun shining through prisms hanging in the window and trucks going by outside but, really, when’s the last time you had a light bulb just spontaneously go bang and spray glass everywhere? And other weird things; it is a seven-hour show; lots of time for synchronicity to develop stress microfractures in the fabric of reality and pop something.

That’s the nice part of your getting the recording: I have to do the show at night because generally there’s sweary poetry and so-called adult situations and after 10pm local time is when Americans are /grudgingly allowed/ freedom of speech and expression on broadcast radio, but you can play the recording any time of the day or night, and skip past the parts that make you grit your teeth because /who cares about this particular genre of bullshit?/ or /it’s annoying when people sing in a foreign language because it makes you feel like they’re making fun of you/, or maybe the Zeke Krahlin story unsettles you because in it a time-traveling LGBT-activist historian researching the Jesus myth discovers eleven-Jesuses-and-counting and all of them turn out to be time-traveling LGBT activist historians, say, from even farther in the future, and that’s just too much for some people’s Midwestern sensibilities. I don’t have a problem with any of this stuff, besides lightning striking my light bulbs, but I’m not the only person in the world, am I. Different people like different things, and that’s why censorship and prior restraint are against the highest law of the land. For a little while longer, that is, until the constitutional convention that’s just four more states’ votes away from occurring and turning the U.S. into the Republic of Gilead in Margaret Atwood’s /The Handmaid’s Tale/.

In other news, the Scott Peterson expose of another facet of the Coast Hospital financial charlie foxtrot, titled /Off the Charts/, turned out to really require that you see the charts the text metronomically refers to. So see the story complete with those charts.

And also, at last, here are links to about four hours of not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

A Twilight Zone plot generator! “A justice obsessed ventriloquist in a cylindrical room will not consent to getting a new job and discovers she was on Earth all along.” “An insomniac government code breaker in Central America buys a car that makes her tell the truth but it turns out she is in hell.” And so on.
http://tzplotgenerator.com/

Schroedinger’s cat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNalMWLnt0o

Polyrhythmic washing machine. You’re free to use this in your next musical project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmRh_uWNR9I

John Gilmore wrote, “German musician Wilfried Hanrath up and offered to collaborate, then proceeded to escort my piano improvisation to places beyond my capabilities and imagination.”
https://soundcloud.com/flyingtonefish/prelude-john-gilmore-rmx

Million dollar squat.
https://vimeo.com/197411534

Angie und Don.
https://twitter.com/lisang/status/843095867565457408

Tops.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/30/watch-these-tops-spin-at-12000.html

Patterns.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/30/watch-these-cool-shifting-patt.html

This snarkily helpful man with advanced Photoshop skills repairs photos by request.
https://twitter.com/fjamie013

You can be a hero. Take action: reform California’s unjust money bail system.
https://ssl.capwiz.com/aclu/ca/issues/alert/?alertid=76478626

Knights and grails and medieval snails. “Pray for yourself, knight. Pray that the snail will kill you quickly.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ISOK-XtvYs

“Wait! I’d love to be a Mason. Masonry opens doors. I’d be very quiet, I was a bit on edge just now but if I were a Mason I’d sit at the back and not get in anyone’s way.”
http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2017/03/abandoned-masonic-lodges-temples/

Smoke and new-age lorem ipsum.
https://twitter.com/fjamie013

Math heroes. Scroll down.
http://angelustenebrae.livejournal.com/15908.html

Math bugs. /I/ would call it math macrame –mathcrame.
http://archive.bridgesmathart.org/2015/bridges2015-137.pdf

Puffer fish courtship art.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1PID91sEW8

Well! Would you look at /that/! Gerald! Come here and see this! Look right here!
http://www.660news.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/sites/8/2016/11/10/JOHV104372323_hd.jpg

German mining-byproduct-chalk-mountain skiing. (First in German, then in English.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLdmPmRSyco

NASA’s new image/video/audio searchable library.
http://tinyurl.com/NewNASASearchLibrary

Black holes. About a genetically superiorified melon in a voder suit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeQi4zbT8fA

GMOs. A good thing or a bad thing?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TmcXYp8xu4

Dinkie. The curler you can sleep in.
http://thehairhalloffame.blogspot.com/

Pack it right.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFTOOChJYLA

A little more detail about how exactly to pack it right.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/30/entertaining-video-series-on-h.html

Hecklers Anonymous.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxoyo0_AHpI

Witchcraft Through the Ages, narrated by William S. Burroughs. (Full-length film.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLCpxD4VZQI

Camille does battle with sinister self-knitting yarn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7ryxk41HtI

What is the fastest music humanly possible (where you still experience it as music)?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3kqBX1j7f8

Interesting choice of music for supercut of beautiful black-and-white film clips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiy4kATqKJc

Interesting choice of music for a marshmallow bear in a vacuum chamber.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ZFgZ0FkuA

Musicless music video: Rolling Stones 1964.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNNjbWYiUog

Jenny Nicholson, who thinks it’s funny that someone told her she looks like Cindy Lou Who, politely rips on the ASMR thing.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/27/jenny-nicholsons-top-10-re.html

Jenny Nicholson politely rips on the movie /Tomorrowland/ which, even though she’s right on every damning point, dagnabbit, you should still see. (I played this before my show started. You hear the tail end of it at the beginning of the show recording.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1-74z9dFYs

Further /Inception/-like drone-shot art. Click through the slides.
https://www.wired.com/2017/03/aydin-buyuktas-flatland-ii/?mbid=social_fb#slide-1

Hard to watch. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOo9VNNC6xg

World’s Surf League wipeout awards.
http://www.tvovermind.com/sports-news/worlds-surf-league-wipeout-year-video-tough-watch

A papercraft music video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOwOUvdmsn8

Ten photos of abandoned 1970s Russian space rocket hangar with abandoned 1970s Russian space rocket inside.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/28/mission-impossible-abandoned-soviet-space-rocket-waits-lift/

The adventures of a Japanese nurse in photos, including work from the artist’s storm drain period. Storm drain Japanese nurse with sword, for example. And with pizza.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/bizarre_hospital_images_from_a_very_strange_cache_of_japanese_stock_photos

The Loituma Girl song (Ievan (Eva’s) Polka) in English, with happy kids dancing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGHTwCwehjQ

The original Loituma Girl dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJXAUYTN0G0

Photos of lost rooftop theaters.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-4335890/New-York-s-lost-rooftop-theaters-revealed.html

How roulette works. Skip ahead to about 4 minutes in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOOc4sVA_vc

Trash.
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2017/mar/02/plastic-pollution-blights-bay-of-bengal-in-pictures

Modern art.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRWJcrRO0GM

An artist? or an ape? (I got all of them right!)
http://reverent.org/an_artist_or_an_ape.html

A one-hour master class in cello.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6f5kcjIq6I

Little boy heroically shoots, mutilates burglar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDWo6m5hbG4

Re-rerun: Bathtub. (Tilt-shift video toy-ifies the world.)
https://vimeo.com/3156959

And Frolic and Mae.
https://vimeo.com/210062397

Are bees nature’s bitches?

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-03-24) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Major Mark Scaramella of the Anderson Valley Advertiser phoned and talked about his brief pre-military career as a theater organist in a theater with a motorized elevator to raise the majestic organ console, with him playing it, up out of the floor. Also, Paul Modic sent in a series of poetic stories. Zeke Krahlin. Scott Peterson. And Rich Alcott’s Attention Deficit News installment, this time from Lexington, Kentucky; he’s on his way to New Mexico to begin yet another chapter in his remarkable life. And the infamous White God episode of The Shadow, the one about a magnetic machine that can pull aeroplanes right out of the aer.

Jeff Wright bicycled across the threshold just after I signed off. He’ll be back in two weeks to tell you the details of his recent encounter with the dim, if not the dark, side of the U.S. postal system. I’m looking forward to that.

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

Mars flyover constructed from real satellite images.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/21/gorgeous-mars-flyover-video-re.html

Liquid.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/23/hypnotic-video-of-dropping-liq.html

Electromechanical musical toys.
http://laughingsquid.com/an-amazing-programmable-analog-beat-machine-created-by-a-musically-trained-engineer/

A web toy to help understand speech sounds.
http://dood.al/pinktrombone/

You know what? I don’t think that was an FBI field agent at all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuayDyJ1ODI

A musical improvisation robot.
http://theawesomer.com/musical-improv-robot/417095/

Eluvium, Regenerative Being. (A true story.)
https://vimeo.com/209257564

You’re so hard on yourself.
https://vimeo.com/190063150

By the end of this short Black-Mirror-like film it’s meant to feel creepy and sad but I think it’s sweet. The man is happy, and what’s the harm?
https://vimeo.com/209070629

Struggle for existence.
https://archive.org/details/struggle_for_existence_1925

How can we sink when we can fly?
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/23/this-footage-of-the-mts-oceano.html

So many distractions.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/39965-so-many-distractions

Dominoes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-nfyL-Jppo

Snail sex. Like Klingon sex it involves knives, honor and determination.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOcLaI44TXA

Sexism is over.
http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=311

You don’t want a training bra, little girl.
http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=382

The future of the past. (Scroll down and it loads more art ahead of you.)
https://www.pinterest.com/nadjabc/the-future-of-the-past/

Politics in the animal kingdom. (Better alternatives to first-past-the-post voting.)
http://www.cgpgrey.com/politics-in-the-animal-kingdom

Degenerate art.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_degenerate_art_of_rudolf_schlichter

And tilt-shift time-lapse aerial Oman. (Yes, sir, yes, sir, three bags full.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayy7NV5mCPI

 

One graffito, two graffiti.

     “In Italian the word graffiti is a plural noun and its singular form is graffito. Traditionally, the same distinction has been maintained in English, so that graffiti, being plural, would require a plural verb, as in: the graffiti were all over the wall. By the same token, the singular would require a singular verb, as in: there was a graffito on the wall. Today, these distinctions survive in some specialist fields such as archaeology but sound odd to most native speakers. The most common modern use is to treat graffiti as if it were a mass noun, similar to a word like writing, and not to use graffito at all. In this case, graffiti takes a singular verb, as in: the graffiti was all over the wall. Such uses are now widely accepted as standard. A similar process is going on with other words such as agenda, data, and media.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-03-17) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Here’s something so personally outrageous that it’s actually kind of cool: You’ll recall how there’s been a problem with, sometimes, my show not being picked up in progress and going out on KMEC Ukiah from midnight to 3am the way Sid Cooperrider set things up there. KNYO Fort Bragg has been very reliable since the repairs on both KNYO’s end and my end, wherever I am, even when I’m doing the show from Juanita’s apartment. When I put on something recorded and have a moment to check, KNYO is always playing what I’m sending. Okay, just after midnight last night, while Rich Alcott’s /Attention Deficit News/ was on my box and demonstrably squirting out through KNYO’s transmitter, I went to KMEC via TuneIn.com and it was playing not Rich Alcott but instead some kind of hip-hop music. This has happened before. I emailed Sid, asked him to look into it, and went back to doing my show.

Sid wrote back today: “I’ll see what’s up. Last week I tuned in and found someone in the studio, muting your show, playing hiphop. I don’t believe that person would do that again, but ???”

So, see? Sometimes it’s just that simple. This is good. It’s not an intractable technical problem; it’s just a matter of everybody getting the memo, though clearly someone already got the memo and either didn’t read it or didn’t care. People are funny. Sid and Ed will deal with it.

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

History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of man. Gojira!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oBNEG8kLfQ

Here comes the sun.
https://vimeo.com/208067675

Dog of the dead.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/03/canine-freestyle-and-flyball-at-crufts.html

Rerun: Dog of Wisdom. “That is a good wisdom.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-UmfqFjpl0

Kimmo Pohjonen and Sami Kuoppamaki. Accordion and drums.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw89so4gEZs

The banana republics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgydTdThoeA

Coney Island.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2010/05/phantasmagorical-coney-island-city-of.html

Singularity chess.
http://pmburgess.blogspot.com/2006/06/singularity-chess.html

If you are an electronics tinkerer, get ready to take a picture of your own goofily thrilled face, then watch this. That’ll be the picture to use on a dating app to repel manic pixies who will know automatically that they don’t need to fix you.
https://boingboing.net/2017/03/15/must-needs-when-digital-drives.html

Snakism.
https://pippinbarr.github.io/SNAKISMS/

Hermes said, “Scram, you lousy greensnakes!” But I think they’re pretty. And they make great desktop images.
http://tinyurl.com/zp4um2a

Howler monkeys.
https://twitter.com/ARTvsTRUMP/status/835866482827538432

And meat.
https://twitter.com/ARTvsTRUMP/status/829463126680674304

How Trump protects Americans.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/15/trump-protects-americans.html

Mr. Steinberg’s hotel.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/girl_in_trouble_the_mysterious_vintage_bondage_photos_known_only_as_mr._ste

What they called syphilis in different places. For example, around France, but not in France, they called it the French disease. The French called it the Italian disease. And so on. Remember: “Sailor, beware the easy pickup.”
http://i.imgur.com/CJ97PD2.png

Council of Elrond.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/175

Let’s find out.
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/will-lava-lamps-work-on-jupiter

Understood. (Click on image to embiggify.)
https://kerrycallen.blogspot.de/2017/01/super-antics-10.html

And the rest of those:
http://www.nerdcore.de/2017/03/10/super-antics/

“Can it be this is all? How puny, how small!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYQ3O8U6SMY

Size.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isppUA0MZmw

City of shacks. 36,000 people per square mile. In twenty years 5,000,000,000 people will be living like this, if the food and water supply can keep up, which it can’t.
http://www.bernhardlang.de/Website/AV_Manila_All.html

Return to the ditch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtbutcpWG0A

Car boys. (It sounds familiar because a carboy was a kind of giant glass bottle for transporting liquid.) In this case it’s boys using a car game creatively/destructively. This is the modern equivalent of Matchbox car demolition derbies involving flammables and firecrackers and a hammer.
http://dailyoftheday.com/obsession-of-the-week-car-boys/

Trains.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2010/07/trains-and-railways-extravaganza-part-2.html

They don’t make ’em like that anymore.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIoPPD0NKhA

Melons.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/risque_produce_labels

Ah… Ahh-PLOO!
https://d6d2h4gfvy8t8.cloudfront.net/18360678-orig.jpg

Origin story. So she shaves under her arms, but how does she do that? Superman removes his super facial hair by directing his superpowered-eye-ray-du-jour into a mirror and either burning or freezing or time-traveling it off. Maybe she uses the lasso of truth somehow to do it, or the tiara thing. Or –she is part goddess– maybe she just orders her divine body to suck the hairs back inside faster than they can come out. That’s probably it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INLzqh7rZ-U

Timing.
http://dailyoftheday.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/winner.jpg

Mimas by Saturnlight.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/16/mimas-in-saturnlight.html

Yo yo maestro.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFLIRg7N-GY

He will tell you who and what he is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d1F0mJ8QPs

…And then he will rip out your guts and shove them up your butt till they come out of your stinking coward eyes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0yAh_c6pTY

The ancient equation: Sexy plus gross equals creepy.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2017/03/16/sinister-seductress-tropes-vs-women-in-video-games/

Zip and zest and pep to cook and clean and dust and be cute.
http://tinyurl.com/ZipAndZestAndPep

“Well, you look pretty down… Cool it a sec, and I’ll see what I can dig up.” “CRAZY!”
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/jazz_great_charles_mingus_takes_on_bootleggers_in_this_amazing_self_produce

Brute-force deduction.
https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2017-03/14/0/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane-02/sub-buzz-14193-1489465393-1.jpg

…And the rest of them:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/jemimaskelley/hp-jokes-megalist

A woman who used to call and visit KMFB told me she once spent a week in jail with Sugar Pie DeSanto. Here’s Sugar Pie Desanto in 1964.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZIzF2uC9MM

Sugar Pie DeSanto in 2007. I think it’s fair to assume that she was fully Sugar Pie DeSanto right out of the box, no alterations necessary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AawXzc8k_1c

Go away or I will taunt you again.
http://b3ta.com/links/1429174

Twisted. Flip city. Hoobie-shoobie.
http://laughingsquid.com/an-amazing-photo-series-that-makes-the-landscape-appear-as-if-its-folding-over-itself/
https://www.aydinbuyuktas.com/?page_id=303

Holding hands and skipping tracers. (They’re regular ammunition but with a phosphorus compound burning in the bullet to show up its line of flight in a bright red line, and in this case to show why you never shoot at the water, son.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGAl1nYavy0

She can’t really see you, honey. She’s just pretending. When I was a little boy I thought she looked sad about something. Doesn’t she? I wonder what was going on in her life to make her so sad. Maybe it was just the good old days.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td1KAgrYUGA

With tongue.
http://images.csmonitor.com/csm/2016/01/04_16.jpg?alias=standard_900x600nc

And which chair is the mom and which chair is the dad, and why.
https://d6d2h4gfvy8t8.cloudfront.net/18362125-orig.jpg

Dormammu, I’ve come to bargain.

     “A garment that squeezes the testicles makes a man think differently.” -Umberto Eco

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-03-10) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Ezekiel Krahlin called, and also Scott Peterson (later I read Scott’s story /Death Spiral/). TJ came in and shared his insights into self defense. At about 1:30am (that’ll be 4 hours 30 min. into the recording) a bunch of people leaving the bar saw Jerry working on a computer in the front and came in. Jerry sent them back to me. They were friendly, but you know how easily I am overwhelmed by a crowd, and at first I didn’t understand what they were all saying, but it soon became clear: Jay Smeck (I’m guessing at the spelling), of Yuba City, has a new song out. I gave him a wire from the mixer to plug into his phone, and he sang along with his recording that I played on the monitors. When I’m doing the show from Fort Bragg I don’t use headphones, so it didn’t occur to me in time to hand them to him, and I felt a little silly about that, but it worked out fine and he sounded like a pro, which means he’s very good; the monitor situation was primitive and terrible and he just instantly adapted and performed. They all shook my hand, I was hugged from several directions at once, and they left.

I’m trying to convey how this all felt to me: I’m alone in a quiet room in the middle of the night, reading into a microphone, and suddenly there’s this kaleidoscopic whirl of activity, like a scene in The Magic Christian, and everything’s happening at once, and then I’m alone again, and it’s quiet, and I go back to reading. It’s like: did that really happen? Well, yes, because one of them brought a cigaret in and it still smells like cigarets. But on the air, and in the recording, it’s just radio. Somebody’s talking, you hear some music, somebody’s talking again. The inside is so different from the outside.

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

The finely crafted television of the future.
http://theawesomer.com/rca-wireless-wizard/415145/

The finely crafted Hupfeld Phonoliszt of the past.
http://laughingsquid.com/a-beautifully-restored-hupfeld-phonoliszt-violina-a-self-playing-mechanical-violin-orchestrion-player/

1950s ads improved by Cheeto Benito quotes.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/03/1950s-sexist-ads-with-donald-trump.html

Aboriginal auto repair.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55pdUjNgwAY

“What are you lookin’ at?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaHz7RwbpLQ

Crows.
https://vimeo.com/207190633

Thought germs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE3j_RHkqJc

The battle of Helm’s Deep broken down into 24 beats.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn2-PUq1Z84

Host a hunted family under your floorboards.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/08/futurecnn-creator-offers-an-ad.html

The story of rubber.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyMNHjvA3yc

Art? Not art? So many questions. Also- the right-hand woman’s legs remind me of the thought experiment, /If your legs bent the other way, what would a chair look like?/
http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170302162546-21-week-in-photos-0303-super-169.jpg

Relativity.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/09/squash-stretch-and-general-rel.html

“And here we see coasters being packed for shipment. And in a matter of minutes the line /could/ be producing water tumblers or tomato slicers, breadboxes or pitchers.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQpGPrsbqOc

Disturbing.
http://www.collegehumor.com/post/7043677/16-teachers-share-the-most-disturbing-artwork-a-student-ever-submitted

Live in the future!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkWsao4UZdc

Fraley’s robot repair.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/fraleys-robot-repair

Get a load of the /pipes/ on that baby.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/48661037/PIPES

Rule 34, is there anything it can’t do?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B_W_CZfVtc

Evolution of 2-D animation.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/03/supercut-evolution-of-2d-animation.html

Logan retrospective. 17 years of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in four minutes.
http://theawesomer.com/wolverine-logans-retrospective/415380/

Chuck Norris shoots everybody.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdVBkn6ohH8

And the map.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/03/06/good-luck/

Human pocket squares square off for cash, prizes, power and dames.

     “I can remember the first time I had to go to sleep.   Mom said, ‘Steven, time to go to sleep.’   I said, ‘But I don’t know how.’   She said, ‘It’s real easy. Just go down to the end of tired and hang a left.’   So I went down to the end of tired, and just out of curiosity I hung a right.   My mother was there, and she said, ‘I thought I told you to go to sleep.'”  -Steven Wright

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-03-03) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

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

Good habits, and body parts, of the ideal boy.
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/03/ideal-boy-an-charts-from-ind.html

Trump quotes inserted in Red Skull’s speech bubbles.
http://www.nerdcore.de/2017/02/25/trump-quotes-x-red-skull/

Star Wars fight scene with improved sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXWrTTkaS4k

Sweat droplets bubbling out of the ridges of fingertips. This is happening right now on all your fingers.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/24/close-up-video-of-sweat-drops.html

Woody Allen, a career in ten lines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9RsyjWRl5g

Nothing at all creepy about this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr_prHZMjyk

Balls and ball races.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbIbiyDKbAg

Sea lions play volleyball.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/28/watch-these-sea-lions-play-vol.html

One-man band plays Black Dog as well as those sea lions play volleyball. Meaning, pretty well.
http://www.avclub.com/article/one-man-performs-every-instrument-led-zeppelins-bl-251219

Anamorphic Helen Keller. Helen Keller made of clothes. Next, why not do Penn and Teller, Penn and Teller dressed in those?
http://laughingsquid.com/sight-specific-a-giant-anamorphic-portrait-of-helen-keller-created-with-donated-thrift-store-clothing/

Symmetry.
https://vimeo.com/204736859

Doctor Strange video effects breakdown.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBzPl8SnZdg

Infrared Oregon. My favorite parts are where a bridge goes up and down and the sound goes vvvn vvvvm.
http://laughingsquid.com/invisible-oregon-a-stunning-overhead-view-of-the-beaver-state-as-seen-through-an-infrared-camera/

A new kind of battery that takes a thousand years to go dead. And making it safely uses up nuclear power plant waste, and it’s no more radioactive to handle (or to eat) than a banana.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6ME88nMnYE

How to rock a pocket square.
http://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/12/18/how-to-rock-a-pocket-square-an-illustrated-guide/

“The value of dekotora is not money. It is more spiritual.” Spiritual Xmas-lighted trucks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7YETRPILaQ

Health care so-called debate entertainingly explained in 15 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEGpriv2TAc

Another collection of Alex Jones moments. Donald Trump specifically invited this guy to attend press events barred to Politico, BuzzFeed, CNN, the New York Times, Mother Jones, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_5VtoysNFs

Who wouldn’t want to play with this musical toy?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exEMEex-A3Q

Six cute little Japanese Rube Goldberg things.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/28/clickety-click-barba-trick.html

Why flying in passenger jets is slower than fifty years ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1QEj09Pe6k

No, I’m good. Slow is okay.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M1zWcopcao

The SR-71. From the early 1960s.
http://newatlas.com/how-to-fly-sr-71-blackbird/46366/

Cereal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5AApxSzlyY

Melania says hello.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcU3EKigZLQ

Rerun: Lord of the Hissy-Fit.
http://worldoflongmire.com/features/romance_novels/

Lava.
http://theawesomer.com/lava-fire-hose/413860/

Zoom in on the syrup for further instructions.
https://twitter.com/DennysDiner/status/837041513649606656/photo/1

A subreddit dedicated to collecting and mocking examples of gatekeeping in popular culture and fandom:
https://www.reddit.com/r/gatekeeping/

And the Mandela Effect.
http://laughingsquid.com/how-the-mandela-effect-causes-people-to-share-false-memories-and-why-the-truth-matters/

With liberty and justice for all.

     “It’s time we show the Fire Nation that we believe in our beliefs as much as they believe in theirs.” -Princess Yue

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-02-24) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

At the beginning of the recording you’ll hear the very tail end of a propaganda film about what a great favor the U.S. government did for hundreds of thousands of slanty-eyed American citizens by spiriting them away to prison camps. Also it’s about how, though some of them were undoubtedly loyal to foreign powers, evidenced by their being resentful of being plucked out of their lives, most of them understood the necessity and were delighted to help out the war effort by living and working and raising their children in the desert surrounded by guard towers and machine guns and razor wire. Just the very end of that, where the announcer tells that all this was carried out kindly and humanely for a reason: that Americans captured and imprisoned by the Axis powers might be treated well in return, and we can all go back to normal once the traitors have been driven out forever. Then part of an interview with George Takei (Mister Sulu in Star Trek, and Hiro Nakamura’s father in Heroes, among other roles he played), who was four when he and his family were kidnapped, and who stood with other little children in a prison schoolroom and pledged allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one nation, with liberty and justice for all. That’s just the first three minutes

Then there’s the show, of course. I did the best I could, and I even dredged up all my favorite yodels for the musical breaks. I hope you like it. There’ll be another one next week, and the week after that, and so on until I get it right.

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

No, Martha.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=022017

A moving film of hundreds of still photos of Otto Lilienthal, the first man to really fly, really flying.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2017/02/22/only-photographs-remained-of-the-first-flying-man-until-now/

Cliff diving.
http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2017/02/cliff-diving.html

This artist got a kick out of Soviet communism.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/mutants_and_grotesque_monsters_the_soviet_artist_who_rebelled_against_the_f

Dung glass.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/manure_glass

Robert Ross sent me the link to this Italian parade float.
https://www.facebook.com/TheOther98/videos/1704842586193379/

Hands-down the most impressive music video you have ever seen, or I will eat a hat of my choosing.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/22/a-brilliantly-executed-extrem.html

Hahnyah. Nyah-nuh-nuh-nuh-nahh. (Turn on closed captions.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiQNTF8GFGQ

Loose seal. You picked a fine time to leave me.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/02/disguise.html

Tentacles.
https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/the-virgin-mary-now-with-800-more-tentacles

Do robots deserve rights?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHyUYg8X31c

A new nonsense word generator.
http://soybomb.com/tricks/words/

Words mean anything don’t anymore.
https://theawl.com/words-mean-anything-dont-anymore-303c4766bb17#.f705glgdd

“You’re gonna be exhausted from all the winning.” (Tom Tomorrow)
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-past-month-in-nutshell.html

And zombie relocation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp1paRWGYPY

Party hat and whizzer, check.

     “I’m gonna let you enjoy this for 60 seconds. Then I’m turning the reality hose back on.” -Shauna

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-02-17) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

By the way, that was just twenty years of Memo of the Air that went by, just then. February 1997 to last night, whoosh. And the main thing it makes me think is, I had a /House of Mystery/ comic book when I was in fifth grade, the year white men landed on the moon (thanks to a lot of black lady mathematicians), where the cartoon story was about an evil photographer who ruined people’s lives with blackmail, and this was shown by a blackmail-ruined businessman, whose twenty year business is about to be destroyed even though he paid the blackmail money, and he’s running after the photographer’s car in the night, wailing, begging, “Twenty years! /TWENTY YEARS!/” Like Kilgore Trout running after Kurt Vonnegut in his /Breakfast of Champions/ dark parking lot of the soul, yelling, “Make me young! Make me young!

I didn’t sleep right before and so was kind of tired for this show, and you can hear that, but it’s still all there. Alex Bosworth called very late, and that was nice, though I almost fell asleep while we were talking. Alex has been a constant over the years, except for the two or three years where we all thought he was dead, but even then I had his stories to read and recordings of his stories to play. /He’s/ had an amazing life. The world used him for a punching bag, and he just keeps getting back up, like one of those inflatable clown things that you punch and it rights itself or, no, more like Captain America, who’s beat all to shit by a bully, and the bully is vile, snickering, a little out of breath from all the kicking and beating he’s been doing, and Captain America (he’s half the size of the bully) gets up, spits out blood and a tooth, raises his fists and says, “Hey. I can do this all day.” That’s a hero.

Also this show’s /The Shadow/ episode is a particularly good one.

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

Time-lapse military airplane boneyard. Recall the used-spaceship yard scene in the /Out of Gas/ episode of /Firefly/. “She’ll be with you till the day you die.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KUWMGaubjA

Philomena Cunk (Diane Morgan) on Shakespeare. (30 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YeCpHoy9EQ

Mirror boxes. Or, in German, spiegelboxen.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/91794/how-one-artist-using-mirrors-create-perception-shifting-infinity-boxes

104 satellites 104.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/16/watch-india-launch-a-record-10.html

Stuff in space that we track. You can click on individual items for exact location and details and speed and orbit period and so on.
http://stuffin.space/

Staring at the sun.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/satellites/g2830/satellites-stereo-nasa/

I’m not sure why I like this so much, but it might be because there used to be a motorized 3-D topo map at the Griffith Park Observatory (it was a space-related Exploratorium) in the early 1960s. You’d push buttons on the side, and the various earthquake faults beneath L.A. and the nearby mountains would rumble and slide. Also I loved to jam my four-year-old hands in the holes in the giant iron meteorite they had.
http://newatlas.com/exploration-through-motion-topographical-map/47949/

And this beautiful water-cooled motorcycle. More powerful than a VW bug and it weighs 260 pounds dry. Then you put gas in it and some rich idiot’s fat ass on it (it costs $10,000) and, you know, it’s just another extravagant thing. But /look/ at it. What an attractive object.
http://newatlas.com/ccm-spitfire-lightweight-motorcycle/47944/

I direct your attention to the little ballerina dancing in her yellow pajamas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ookhzfSSeSg

Charles and Emma Darwin* had ten kids, and the kids drew and painted and scribbled all over his manuscripts, and at first, whenever one did, Emma would worry, but when Charles saw the damage he’d go /Oh, look at that. Such a clever child./
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2014/03/on-origin-of-fantasies.html

Mime appreciation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwJ-yuKyImo

Episode One of the Hero Swap series. /Forrest Gump in The Matrix./
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KKt-BLWJQM

The five-way intersection of hot-tarmac,uniform-with-epaulettes (not to mention the white socks and shiny black shoes), white gloves and baton. And entirely SFW.
i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150507175926-27-week-in-photos-0508-super-169.jpg

Take this in the context of that photo of some rich goofball at Drumpf’s country club yucking it up with the Marine officer holding the valise of world incineration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50h23e-z0nk

Dolls.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/16/Surreal-Dolls-With-A-Dark-Fantasy-World-Inside-Them/

Ceilings.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/02/the-tessellated-and-elaborately-detailed-ceilings-of-iranian-mosques/

Chore your way to fitness.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/chore_fitness

Bees whoop when they crash into each other. Who knew?
http://mentalfloss.com/article/92331/honeybees-go-whoop-when-they-bump-each-other

I don’t have teevee so I only ever see this guy on YouTube. I’m always impressed. So smart and funny, and such a good teacher.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xecEV4dSAXE

How people get hurt in the different states. Apparently in Louisiana they lead with their face.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/92154/how-people-get-hurt-all-50-states

*And, speaking of Darwin.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/17/watch-a-model-dangle-off-a-sky.html

GAH!

     “Lest he should be taken alive, Hook always carried upon his person a dreadful poison distilled when he was weeping from the red of his eye. A mixture of malice, jealousy and disappointment, it was instantly fatal and without antidote.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-02-10) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

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

Indoor-skydiving champion 14-year-old Kyra Poh. It looks like CGI, but this is a real thing; Juanita took me to one in Mountain View a few years ago. The building is constructed around a vertical wind tunnel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmPpQsi7MiA

When comic book heroes were sexist woman beaters.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/when_comic_book_heroes_were_sexist_women_beaters

The differential gear.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/08/how-a-cars-differential-work.html

The freaky swivel neck of the barbeled dragonfish.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/03/The-Freaky-Swivel-Neck-of-the-Barbeled-Dragonfish/

Fact-checker, fact-checker.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLaYDmJYE8k

Control panel porn.
https://www.flickr.com/groups/controlpanel/pool/

Map of math, the control panel of the universe.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/92004/explore-interconnected-world-mathematics-one-condensed-map

I’m trying not to say, “Admit it, you would tap that,” because that particular idiom annoys me, but in this case it’s apt. If you could, you would tap that, that’s all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d03mJD2Pk0Y

Economic factors may take some spring out of the Easter Bunny’s step this year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PStpvviPgxk

1934 Chicago World’s Fair in glorious technicolor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrt4p8MU6kQ

Birds be-dubstepped. (It turns into an ad for a phone game, but so what.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQKFQl1safM

Introducing unbalanced washer on drums.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1hnBv12-uk

The POTUS signs every order this Baron Harkonnen clone puts in front of him, including the order to put this Baron Harkonnen clone on the National Security Council.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-bannon-apocalypse_us_5898f02ee4b040613138a951

Speaking of which:
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-02-09-President-Bannon.jpg

He gets what he wants. That explains it.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/02/what-he-wants.html

The placebo effect.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=020517

Remember when women used to dress up nice to handle computers?
http://www.neonbubble.com/article/the-women-of-kilobaud-computing

The Gish Gallop.
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Gish_gallop

Of course it does.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/02/07/noted-13/

All creatures great and small.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGteih2oElQ

Cars in Cuba.
http://jalopnik.com/heres-what-cubas-car-scene-looks-like-in-2017-1791963244

And a few colorful bugs in the system.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/opoterser/

Kit and kaboodle. The whole nine yards.

     “The more the world is focused on destroying itself, the less it notices an immortal psychopath in its midst.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-02-03) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

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

Decluttering.
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-life-changing-magic-of-decluttering-in-a-post-apocalyptic-world

A warning from the holocaust museum.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/30/handy-checklist-for-people-int.html

Notice that whether or not you think this would be a good place to stand depends on how cold it is in your house.
https://vimeo.com/200770859

“Comfort, manoeuvreability [real spelling], and dashing speed are the words of prestige that crown the LADA.”
http://www.vintag.es/2017/01/vintage-ussr-auto-ads-48-interesting.html

How product recalls work.
http://www.onionstudios.com/videos/how-product-recalls-work-5114

Rerun: a visualization of Fourier analysis.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/727587949282533376

…And with that fresh in our minds, the Fourier transform in one (color-coded) sentence.
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2014/01/the-fourier-transform-explained-in-one-sentence.html

All that we share.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD8tjhVO1Tc

How not to be boring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9i2HAE-ZSw

This remarkable woman.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/01/props-to-museum-conservators.html

Safe-for-work long-exposure nudes. (Click through the slides.)
http://www.shinichimaruyama.com/

Somewhat interactive map of man-made satellites.
https://qz.com/296941/interactive-graphic-every-active-satellite-orbiting-earth/

700 red dots 700.
http://www.clickhole.com/article/we-put-700-red-dots-map-947

WHERE’S THE BALL GOING? WHERE’S THE BALL GOING!
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/31/wheres-the-ball-going.html

Mimas. What a relief.
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/02/stunning-image-of-saturns-mo.html

The dimension store.
http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/the-dimension-store

All the suffering and triumph and goofy moments and cruelty and tenderness and terrible secrets and smells and kinks and tax conundrae of all the people who ever lived, including your current massive headache, happened and happen on a speck two times ten to the 27th power smaller than the dot in the center of this picture.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-supermassive-black-hole-is-really.html

Blazars! “The jets from blazars are unique because they point directly at us.” (It doesn’t make us special, it’s just that those are the one we can see. Because they’re pointed directly at us.)
http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/deep-space/a24976/furthest-blazars-supermassive-black-holes/

A subtle nebula-drawing web toy.
https://29a.ch/sandbox/2011/neonflames/

Yet another, even better spaceship-size chart. With dowload-full-size button. (The full-size image displays the ships at 10 meters per pixel.)
http://dirkloechel.deviantart.com/art/Size-Comparison-Science-Fiction-Spaceships-398790051

A couple of the best fathers on earth.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/01/derek-redmond-tells-inspiring-story.html
(The officials are trying to interfere, and the father authoritatively waves them off.)
http://dailyoftheday.com/cuteness-of-the-day-youve-got-a-friend-in-me/
(They jump up after, to look at it, because it’s perfect.)

Dog with a Pearl Earring. This is what people who wear mascara want to look like. It’s an attractive and natural look for a dog, but it just repels when it’s people, because I can’t help but imagine them poking themselves so close to the eye to apply it, and imagining that makes me flinch. Also earrings (and nose rings and lip, tongue, nipple, eyebrow, etc. rings and studs and safety pins and squirrel skulls, and that sad teenage girl in the news last week who appeared at Emergency with an unfortunate fucking fat /pet snake/ hopelessly stuck in the disgusting hole she cut and stretched in her own ear).
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/303/31794401814_213a4eca5f_b.jpg

Bosch kitch.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/collectable_hieronymus_bosch_figurines

A superfluity of de-replaced nasal apparati. A nasal armada.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/02/03/gesundheit/

Musical Marie Antoinette robot.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/31/watch-a-marie-antoinette-autom.html

Why is there a piece of string tied around Chuck Schumer’s finger?
http://www.alternet.org/comics/chuck-schumer-trump-resistance

Bad lip reading project. Football again. “I swallowed a penny. I swallowed a penny. Why a penny went that deep? Why, man, why.” “Ya know, I was at the mall, and I was blowin’ some spaceships, and I never will love no more.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w8n0L3uUCE

Go back to the real rules.
http://wondermark.com/c1289/

Bessie Coleman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wckEiKzCBqc

What. (In the sense of, somebody look atchoo like /Wha the fuh, bitch?/ an you all like /What./)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwyPsUd9LAk

Found photographs.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/nyregion/love-and-black-lives-in-pictures-found-on-a-brooklyn-street.html

These people were at Woodstock. “If you remember the sixties, you weren’t there.”
http://www.clickhole.com/v/4965

Camera in bird feeder. I think the camera makes a slight sound just before it captures an image. The birds seem interested in it.
http://mymodernmet.com/mary-m-ca-bird-photo-booth/

Everyone has a camera on their own head anymore, so we can all watch their death –or near-death– from their point of view. It’s just like in Strange Days. Oh, it just occurred to me: people could use this for porn. Hmm.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj0njt0LFG4

Whoa.
http://main-designyoutrust.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/12-65.jpg

Art time-lapse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7mnsIVEwyE

Hey, pssst, wanna buy some cubes?
http://io9.gizmodo.com/an-artist-not-only-makes-beautiful-work-but-gives-them-1791756659

Miyazaki-inspired art show.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/91827/hayao-miyazaki-inspired-art-show-coming-san-francisco

Stephen Andrade’s portfolio of perfectly plausible pulp covers.
http://sandradeillustration.com/section/81653-Illustration.html

National UFO reporting center state report for Illinois.
http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/ndxlIL.html

And the NUFORC home page.
http://www.nuforc.org/

Further Hell and its demons.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/diabolical_images_of_hell_and_its_demons_from_the_15th_century

All of IT development summed up in one image. (QA stands for the quality assurance team.)
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/30/all-of-it-development-summed-u.html

Synchronized walking.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7cQtbMtODk

Sets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apR5KRWvL0c

How Doctor Strange should have ended.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e5epVDd9h0

Squirrel fight.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4171604/They-nuts-Ninja-squirrels-swap-martial-arts-moves.html

Crash-test dummies redesigned to better smash up and decapitate like modern people.
http://www.nerdcore.de/2017/01/30/new-old-fat-crash-test-dummies/

Making a pair of glasses from scratch, the ancient way, out of sand and firewood. (With only a cat-toy laser and ruler and data from an optometrist’s measuring machine. And an electrically-fanned professional kiln, and graduated-grit grinding disks. And a chainsaw. And an electric table-saw, and a bandsaw, and a microwave oven, and a drill press, and a Dremel tool.) “If you look closely, you can see some places where light is /trying/ to get through. But I can’t really see anything with them.”
http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2017/01/making-eyeglasses-from-scratch.html

A firehose of red lava spews into the sea. And where are the protesters? Will no-one stand up and put his body on the line and stop this outrage?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHhABMYyMGE

Interesting materials, flowing processes and mechanical competency. And there are dozens more videos like this near it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFHm0SgS7Fo

Massive, terrifying waves are washing over the jetty. One man drives out there anyway, requires risky, expensive helicopter rescue.
https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2017/jan/26/video-someone-drove-out-north-jetty-during-high-su/

Guided meditation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tad0JIYZuyc

Elephant in the room? Here’s a Death-Star-size festering landfill full of elephant-stuffed rooms, with a molecule-thin layer of golf course on top.
http://trump.kimalbrecht.com/network/

And the Diabolikal Super Kriminal.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/lurid_covers_from_killing_the_transcendentally_trashy_european_murder_comic

Puppets.

     “It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.” -Bill Murray

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-01-27) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

A little longer than usual, as these shows go, but the nice thing about getting the recording after the fact is that, if something bugs you, or you already know everything you can stand about this or that atrocity or scientific marvel, or an entire category of human experience just gets right on your top note, you can skip ahead five minutes or so and find yourself sitting in the kind of pudding you like.

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

The MTM kitten is dead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2yqE6xOh38

Brilliant puppetmaker and one of his puppets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRg_WBlzHu8

Push art.
http://www.bldgblog.com/2017/01/the-wreckage-the-collapse/

Happy Asian signage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g39ViCBpWs

Impersonating to understand.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/23/amy-walker-impersonates-trump.html

She loves it so much. Ow.
http://www.neatorama.com/pet/2017/01/24/Marley-and-Ella/

Just checking, and… still true. Find the others.
http://zenpencils.com/comic/102-timothy-leary-you-arent-like-them/

Bad lip reading inauguration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gneBUA39mnI

Side-scrolling 66-foot-long panoramic painting of Wellington’s funeral procession.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/01/26/an-empires-lamentation/

Sebastian Adams’ 1881 scroll of human history. Too bad about the web presentation, though.
http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~226099~5505934:-Composite-of–Adams–Synchronologi

The fabulous Golden Sahara II. What do you suppose happened to the Golden Sahara I?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n72FLMtSs4U

A gallon and a half of artistic blood.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/25/artists-pool-6-liters-of-their.html

Trash art.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/26/Amazing-Animal-Street-Art-Sculptures-Made-Out-Of-Found-Trash/

Chemical poetry.
http://boingboing.net/2016/11/28/chemical-reactions-with-macro.html

Further Kangding Ray. (These Are My Rivers.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Q4qzeuV-8

Alternative facts.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/25/randy-rainbow-sings-the-altern.html

Trumpcare: Economix Comix.
http://economixcomix.com/home/trumpcare/

“Not to put too fine a point on it, but AAAAAAUUUUGHGH!” First, these messages.
http://www.alternet.org/comics/tom-tomorrow-american-madness

And Sorority Girls from Hell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OFeOmtTYgQ

 

The hose again.

     “Two babies were born on the same day at the same hospital. They lay there and
looked at each other. Their families came and took them away. Eighty years
later, by a bizarre coincidence, they lay in the same hospital, on their
deathbeds, next to each other. One of them looked at the other and said, ‘So.
What did you think?'” -Steven Wright

 

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-01-20) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Every few years, Biff Rose appears in town as if by whirlwind and shows up with a companion of some type –kind of like the Doctor does in Doctor Who— wherever my radio show is, and he plays some music and utters the variably comprehensible and idiosyncratically interpretable and vanishes as mysteriously as he came. So that happened.

And Major Mark Scaramella of the Anderson Valley Advertiser telephoned to talk about media in general and the newspaper industry in particular. I realized instantly that I had many questions for him, some of them fawning, some of them impertinent to the point of rudeness and, throughout, he was –is– a gentleman and a good sport. With a wealth of knowledge of local history, chicanery, triumph and pain and secret delight both scandalous and of the Norman Rockwell variety. You will be charmed.

Also, as promised, at the end of the show, because I’d used up all 300 or so Boston Blackie episodes (again), I moved over to the original The Shadow, from the era where Orson Welles played Lamont Cranston, and not that other guy who, sorry, just sounds like a… ponce –I’m not really sure why but that’s the word I was looking for. Orson Welles is properly confident and menacing and, you know, Christ, he’s /Orson Welles/.

Actually, Alec Baldwin’s The Shadow, the movie version, was not bad. And it’s a good thing I thought of it, too, because it just occurred to me to wonder if they made any movies about Chandu The Magician, and it turns out they did! Several, in the 1930s. I must have them! (That’s said in a low sneering tone through gritted teeth.)

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

Life accordion to Trump. A sample of the boxed set.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtNann3oGmg

My favorite is /Grandad is having trouble starting the vacuum/.
https://twitter.com/FailsWork

A left-handed piano for a left-handed pianist.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/01/18/turning-keys/

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
https://twitter.com/sauro/status/819265732844331008/photo/1

See what it looks like to land on Titan. Except for the added CGI spaceships it’s exactly like a very slow-motion version of being tripped by a bully on the playground beyond the parking lot in fifth grade. This will bring it all back to you.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/90896/see-what-it-looks-land-saturns-largest-moon-titan

Beethoven or Bee-ba?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqmLmXkt9r8

Physics essay Rick roll.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/blogs/sideshow/student-pulls-of-rickroll-prank-in-physics-essay-143253131.html

Cosmic consciousness generator. (Creates tweets indistinguishable from Deepak Chopra’s deep thoughts, by randomly jumbling profound-sounding words.)
http://wisdomofchopra.com/

Truly deep thoughts.
http://theawesomedaily.com/these-20-thoughts-are-so-deep-your-brain-will-drown/

Small 4-stroke engine with clear glass cylinder head plus slow motion camera. You can see the valves opening and closing. You can see all the way to France.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/technology/a24784/clear-slow-mo-engine/

Vatch her evade ze strike of za serpent zat vunce corrupted man.
http://newatlas.com/first-wild-viper-strike-video/47377/

This website shows you a few seconds each of random YouTube videos that have zero views before you came along. It’s amazing.
http://astronaut.io/

A bunch of Doctor deaths.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/18/watch-doctor-whos-doctor-fa.html

Another bunch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOemdFZ00OQ

Inverted aquarium.
http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/videos/why-shouldnt-fish-enjoy-sights-too

And what woman /wouldn’t/ want to be spanked by these manly men. Especially the last guy. That is a come-hither-wench-and-let-me-bash-you you-know-you-want-it look if ever I have seen one, and I’ve seen a few in my time.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-good-old-days.html

That great new-transmitter smell.

     “I hooked up the accelerator pedal in my car to the brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I’m gone.”  –Steven Wright

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-01-13) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

The Comcast tech guy came Friday afternoon and solved the problem of erratic internet service at Juanita’s apartment. You know what it was? A thumb-size filter was still in the cable outside, left over from the old days when they limited your available teevee channels by blocking a wide swath of the frequency spectrum, like plugging a toilet with a wad of paper towels. “There’s your problem,” he said, and took it out.

Also he cut off and replaced all the old cable ends and connectors, inside and out, with new ones, and he showed me how to avoid the problem of wireless connections getting in an arm-wrestle and causing hiccups: you shut off the legacy lower band in the router setup. There’s a map to it, and one button to push, and then save.

The show went swimmingly. Not a single signal dropout over the web or on the air, the streaming server’s connection graph is flat as a tabletop for the whole seven hours, and when I use Ookla speed test my internet service is running consistently at the top speed I’m paying for both downstream and up.

If you’re having problems and your house had cable teevee for years before you got your (cable) internet service, ask the company about that old filter. It might be all that’s wrong and it’s easily fixed.

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

Chaud Lapin (say SHO-la-pa).
https://vimeo.com/167414855

Shake that thing. That’s it. Yeah. That’s the way I like it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-fluUQApO8

(Rerun.) Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM3HdjhV1Xw

Destructive testing.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/12/animated-robots-trapped-in-a-v.html

What’s wrong with this picture?
http://cdn77.sadanduseless.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/christian1.jpg

24 hours of Radio Four in 4 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdOr5FpLKR8

The Everything Report.
https://www.instagram.com/theeverythingreport/

Shaping big metal things.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEF2erBBVZ4

I had an experience something like this but with a toner cartridge.
http://itsthetie.com/comic/bride/

The wrestler.
http://itsthetie.com/comic/the-wrestler/

Isn’t she magnificent?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBbRTRBY4D4

The multiplane camera.
http://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/walt-disney-explains-his-studios-multiplane-camera-technology-tv-1957

Shigero Miyamoto tells how he did it. “…Being able to feel like it’s a world you’re immersed in, that you’ve become a hero, that you’ve become brave, even if you’re actually crying.”
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/12/how-shigero-miyamoto-legendar.html

It’s a mystery.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/11/the-donald-trump-mysteries.html

Abandoned cooling towers.
http://twistedsifter.com/2017/01/inside-abandoned-cooling-towers-by-reginald-van-de-velde/

Russolo – LA PIOGGIA – for soprano, piano and intonarumori.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6pzNhUj-Zs

Wonderful young people. I played this piece on the radio, but it’s just so great to /see/ them playing it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zssRyKHDduQ

The hula. Everything old is new again.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/11/watch-this-trippy-led-hula-hoo.html

True lies.
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/based-on-a-true-true-story/

Lingering questions.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/39000-lingering-questions

How they did it.
http://imgur.com/a/wUAcl

How we get cats. (Or) Well, there’s your problem, ma’m. You’ve got cats.
http://turquoisebird.tumblr.com/post/9607690483

Tarsus of a diving beetle. (This is the part that the male fastens to the female’s back to facilitate mating; it’s a sort of grappling-foot.)
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/01/tarsus-of-diving-beetle.html

…And further striking science images.
http://www.nature.com/news/2016-in-pictures-the-best-science-images-of-the-year-1.21156

Why not to drink and drive. Warning. Do not look. Really.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2008/12/on-new-years-eve-remember-jacqueline.html

The air show.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/the-air-show/

Jesus, be careful, man. You get sucked into that, you end up on that planet Gemma was trapped on with Hydra’s horror god.
http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/8750849/

The art of the heist.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-art-of-heist.html

Scarface as kiddy play. “Can you stop saying /fudge/ all the time, you son of a bee, it’s boring. I’m leaving you, motherfudger.” Remember Bugsy Malone? This is pretty good, but if you like this, you need to see Bugsy Malone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uovMpapeCJQ

The original bandersnatch processed in wiggle-3D.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/10/shun-the-parallax-bandersnatch.html

Our friend, the electric eel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukug2h1kS4Q

“In ugly situations the child does not receive any chance to return to the good, and may become stuck.”
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/09/baby-gets-mad-when-mom-has-bla.html

Electric fence.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/Bike-Caught-in-Electric-Fence/

1958 teevee show that predicted Trump.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/10/this-1958-tv-western-predicted.html

How we get tweed.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/90835/take-look-how-tweed-made

Turkish delight ad made into a cute techno thing.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/10/scottish-techno-version-of-198.html

How the world became obese.
http://www.treehugger.com/health/world-gaining-weight-shocking-rate.html

A comic strip about voting rights.
https://thenib.com/voting-rights-act

Clearly, from the illustration just beneath the heading /Fragments of Ancient Life/, we see that he played bass lute, ping-pong, he was a fry cook and a golfer, he studied Jenga and/or collected French fries, and he wore his sunglasses on a lanyard buttoned to his collar. He slept on a sled. And then there’s the to-go cup lid with the indentation to indicate either decaf or diet, /but no cup/. Hmm.
https://www.thinglink.com/scene/871131223215308800

20 ways 20.
http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_2346_20-ways-your-brain-tricking-you-every-day/

“You seem to have envigorated the activity.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDxOhfiFsuc

Instant paving (not counting the roadbed prep).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o6auCt6Bmk

So it’s like matching socks, then; you go by thickness.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSOBD7MwMYM

From John Campbell’s tragically defunct site Pictures for Sad Children.
http://tinyurl.com/PFSC-stirfry

“For a dying pimp who finds himself the owner of a remarkable library card… in the Twilight Zone.”
http://liartownusa.tumblr.com/post/155516623750/twilight-zone-introductions-1959-1961

The six fingers of time.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/09/weird-sixfinger-toy-from-the-1.html

And farewell, sucker Earthlings.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/39084-farewell-address

Accoutering the national bondage dungeon.

     “On Paradise Island where we play many binding games this is considered the safest method of tying a girl’s arms.” –Princess Diana

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-01-06) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

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

Architecture of density.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/02/hong-kongs-architecture-of-d.html

The solemn candle ceremony to honor Saints Curly, Moe and Larry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YdyIHWXFEg

Just a few of the terrible demons you can drive out of your life by banging on pots and pans, hanging garlic around the mailbox, and praying to the ceiling.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/02/the-demons-of-jacques-auguste.html

Batter to death them. Are you okay? You is shivering. Oh, yeah? Well, /you/ is a sacrifice article that I cut up rough now!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9VVkwRb_7M

Between Episode 4 and Episode 5.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F1d3QWsyk0

Another way to print on paper. He needs a string and some clothes-pins, though. Propping wet prints up against the drawers like that is just silly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTG-D3hLeNs

A drawing toy made of record players and yardsticks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB_oSgx5b3I

The Senster.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY85GrYGnyw

The squeeger.
http://boingboing.net/2017/01/06/this-robotic-arms-cleanup-ta.html

A hole in a hole in a hole.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Rxep2Mkp8

“Damn, you are beautiful. What, no smile?”
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/d01887f58c/smile

Wonder Woman + feminism + bondage.
http://tinyurl.com/z3x9rom

Busby Berkeley’s /By A Waterfall/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csG6MBYsmOU

Remember, a dirty tap means dirty tea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnvYymrCn4g

Places of especial filth.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/90577/infographic-dirtiest-surfaces-hotel-rooms

And just as we all suspected, it turns out that football is all about boys jamming their fingers up each other’s butt. You don’t get this sort of thing in snooker, or women’s basketball, or iceboat racing, or… really anything, actually. Or do you? Hmm.
http://www.barstoolsports.com/barstoolu/clemson-linebacker-ben-boulware-gives-lengthy-press-conference-response-to-why-he-and-his-teammates-poke-players-in-the-butthole-after-they-tackle-them/

El Laberinto del Mentiroso

     “Any white person who brings the element of civilization has the right to take over this continent.” -Ayn Rand

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-12-30) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

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

Enjoy this optical illusion. Then the work starts: Try to think of at least three other things about your life that this is a good analogy of.
https://twitter.com/wkerslake/status/775105333333204992/photo/1

The gummi candy lifecycle in reverse. Spoiler alert: gummi bears are little pills of concentrated wholesale surprised death.
https://vimeo.com/180163754

The subways of New York.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/24/visualizing-24-hours-of-subway.html

The end of the el.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN4-3SpZtz4

Mobius train. Or rather 8-track-tape train. (This is how 8-track tapes and broadcast cartridges used to work, back in the stone age.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hPuNFjRTZA

The Ballad of Can Opener Bridge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USu8vT_tfdw

What’s the little droid carrying that’s so important?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCXrGuLix7M

And now her mother is dead, too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB2yiIoEtXw

Yes, the amphetamine-fueled entertainment of the 1950s /was/ athletic and impressive, but I’m thinking of Debbie Reynolds in Albert Brooks’ /Mother/. Here’s the scene that stuck in my mind: the part about the /protective ice/. For twenty years now, whenever I open ice cream or sherbet, I say aloud, “That’s just the protective frost.” (Because I misremembered it and only just discovered that now. Not protective frost, but protective ice. I’m still going to say /protective frost/; you can do it however you want to do it.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SGIHbvcTRc

Let’s do space shots.
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/241617-eye-candy-space-beautiful-panoramas-photos-universe-around-us

50 Girls 50. The 1950s version of /Passengers/.
http://jalopnik.com/the-plot-of-passengers-seems-to-be-based-on-this-old-50-1790446713

The interplanetary transport network.
http://www2.esm.vt.edu/~sdross/papers/AmericanScientist2006.pdf

Meanwhile, Jeff’s Earth. (Use the highest YouTube quality your service will play.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nmNhKRzy4w

A perfect nose for you.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/the-oddest-doohickeys-of-industrial-age-entrepreneurs/

“He’s roaring justice on wheels!!! And here it takes all of his speed and power to smash a racket in /dolls/!!”
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/27/weirdest-comic-book-superheroe.html

Rasputin.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-visual-history-of-the-riseand-demiseof-rasputin

Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4073828/Assassin-gunned-Kremlin-s-ambassador-Turkey-sexual-relationship-Russian-woman-planted-Western-secret-services.html

Evidence for ghosts, the same way as a funny cloud or a rare recovery or three heads in a row is evidence of chemtrails or miracles or ESP.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/26/creepy-ice-ghost-pareidolia.html

Awesome!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3eIKSXXncc

Here’s another, quieter, more personal version of awesome. I’m trying to understand this young lady and her troubles and her struggle. Not quite understanding, but trying, and admiring her bravery. (I didn’t know breast binding was even a thing. I’d read about foot binding.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5we2DLSAp0

Dr. Scott’s electric corsets.
http://www.vintag.es/2016/12/20-crazy-and-interesting-vintage-ads.html

The Hague Congress of 1872.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/165

Alternatives to RBF (resting bitchy face).
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/alternatives-to-resting-bitch-face

What’s wrong with this picture?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsBT5EQt348

And what’s wrong with this one?
http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/where-the-fuck-are-this-girls-legs-1790558046

And what’s real anymore?
https://singularityhub.com/2016/12/24/think-tech-is-blurring-fact-and-fantasy-just-wait/

Lonely cock.
https://vimeo.com/153340713

The real circus.
http://www.vintag.es/2016/12/24-haunting-photos-of-vintage-circus.html

Real bricks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lslvtxb0m8

Gerver’s sofa.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/29/the-moving-sofa-math-problem.html

A Maldivian escape. Like anyone any of us know can afford to stay in a place like that, or even to miss work for the time it takes to get to an airport to fly there. Not to mention the slaves belly-dancing for them and rubbing their oiled bodies and arranging their precious artisanal meal micro-dioramas and servicing the /swimming pool on stilts over the glass-clear seawater/.
https://vimeo.com/152032205

And fuck off, Jesus, the webcomic series.
http://bornagainpagan.com/other/034-fuck-off-jesus.html

Box of candy and a piece of fruit.

     “As humans, we must ask ourselves how much of our own bodies we could reasonably eat without dying.” -Noam Chomsky

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-12-23) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

The beginning of the recording is the very end of The Miracle of the Can. You might find that educational.  (I played about fifteen minutes of it, getting ready, to make sure everything was working.)

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

Skiing in ice channels.
https://vimeo.com/195433452

Electronic-sounding music made from real sounds (rain, to start), and beautiful animation.
https://vimeo.com/196269431

More Max Cooper.
https://vimeo.com/180727317

Anthony’s story about spying on the pathetic wanker who stole his phone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpN9NzO4Mo8

Awww.
https://vimeo.com/30133754

Tigers in the snow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfk6QcfyxKE

You’re shoveling wrong. Try it this way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQkGfqmD8Fc

In case you missed this, here’s how Charles Mingus, famous giant-violin player, toilet-trained all his cats, and you can too.
http://mingusmingusmingus.com/mingus/cat-traning-program

Box of candy and a piece of fruit. Bob Gibson, R.I.P.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw8c2bkDRKY

Do a thing.
http://invisiblebread.com/2016/12/do-it/

Zoom in. Swoop around.
http://360gigapixels.com/nyc-skyline-photo-panorama/

Map of the visible universe released to everyone. Now we can get some work done.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxmsi8r1yTg

The Nutcracker zoetrope.
https://vimeo.com/194191102

Rich mother, Gandalf/Santa, Stockholm syndrome, happy ending.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/12/blog-post.html

So what if it’s an ad? It’s a lovely story.
http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2016/12/june-life-is-better-when-you-share-ride.html

A flippin’ /Japanese tango/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39ntb1LABss

A Chinese pop star’s art-related music video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgnClGC8-WQ

Collection of videos of trains crashing through snow.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/g2880/trains-plowing-through-snow/

The dignity of the unborn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB29_Cn8dx8

“Death rides on every cloud of dust.”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/12/cloud-of-dust.html

“A single gargle of Listerine eliminated gonorrhea bacteria in the throats of nearly half the men.” (Just to warn you: it doesn’t cure you, it just kills the germs in your mouth for like five minutes, then they’re all back again because they permeate your entire flesh. You really still need to go to a real doctor, sailor.)
https://www.statnews.com/2016/12/20/can-listerine-treat-gonorrhea/

Release the Xmas Kraken!

     “Don’t forget to get her back in before you clock out. And latch the gate this time.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-12-16) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

An unusually even, coherent show. I think you’ll like the recording, which was not affected by whatever went wrong with the connection to KMEC. I’m told KNYO got dicey a few times, later in the night, its automation shoving in snatches of music at random to cover when my stream there dropped. Sid Cooperider will figure out what’s wrong on the KMEC end, and Bob Young will help me investigate what’s wrong on the KNYO end. Part of the problem might even turn out to be the spiffy new cable service at Juanita’s. Tomorrow’s another day. It’ll get sorted out.

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

A slideshow of new prize-winning nature photos to click through.
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/nature-photographer-of-the-year-2016/gallery/winners-all/1

Beautiful Iceland, from the air.
https://vimeo.com/177240898

No matter how careful you are, and no matter how much security cyber-crap you load your phone/computer/tablet/book-reader with, somewhere out there in a system you depend on there is a person standing by to utterly betray you, thinking he’s helping you, because a tricky woman will play him like a violin by telling him her baby is crying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc7scxvKQOo

2016 movie trailer mashup.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msrYgp0-4fY

The voices. One take.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdfCucsar9s

Gay Men’s Chorus: Tom Lehrer’s /Hannukah in Santa Monica/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MehTnsDVvU4

Finally released formerly censored photographs of WW2 U.S. concentration camps.
http://countercurrentnews.com/2016/12/censored-photos-from-inside-u-s-japanese-concentration-camps/

Tom Lehrer: full Copenhagen performance. (Were you aware that, like Lewis Carrol, Tom Lehrer was a brilliant math professor? Unlike Lewis Carrol, though, Tom Lehrer wasn’t an afficionado of, nor producer of, soft child-porn. That we know of.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHPmRJIoc2k

The miracle of birth. “The pope went on to commend Carla Severson for her abstention from birth control, a sin which, had it been committed, would have prevented her pregnancy and delayed humankind’s reaching the 83 billion mark by as much as 1/64th of a second.”
http://www.theonion.com/article/miracle-of-birth-occurs-for-83-billionth-time-775

A Quiverfull of shit.
http://gawker.com/quiverfull-of-shit-a-guide-to-the-duggars-scary-brand-1706557073

Trevor Noah calling shenanigans on a /fountain/ of shit, a nuclear shit-geyser, a shit-dripping used-car salesman in a lot of cars full to the vent windows of shit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB38DvTV5kc

A little golden book.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/12/politics.html

A Christmas Carol in supercut.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF_rKE3nIoI

A story about an invention so an artist with uncontrollable tremors can write her name again, and draw art, and be who she is. Play the video and see if you don’t break down sobbing. I don’t remember the last time I cried this hard. Wow.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/12/11/This-Invention-Helped-Me-Write-Again/

Women who draw.
http://www.womenwhodraw.com/

Ladies who lunch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvXEQ4lZt8k

People who touch your junk.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/12/venn-diagram.html

Think this industry through from start to finish. Using a /helicopter/ to perform a single one of the tiny steps involved is just stupid piled on top of stupid.
https://vimeo.com/194390875

Angel on a Segway.
http://www.omifacsimiles.com/brochures/montchen.html

The alien abduction tango.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4aCHMOP_w8

It looks like NASA images of magnetic storms on the sun.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/12/14/Nikon-Small-World-in-Motion-2016/

Russian mechanical wristwatches.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/13/mechanical-movements-of-the-co.html

Then: Astaire unwound.
http://www.bigfott.com/astaire_unwound.html

Now: cone fu.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/12/floor-safety-cone-outwits-gent.html

Facialu fitnesu. “And the muscular strength that it gave to my jaw has lasted the rest of my life.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv-WlJGxa-Y

“I can tell you which one if you’d like.”
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/saturday-morning-breakfast-cereal-on-pragmatism-innumeracy-morality/

The center of the universe, according to The One Church.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_center_of_the_Universe#/media/File:1581_Bunting_clover_leaf_map.jpg

When you have a problem, you can use prayer (wishing) or science (doing). See science work.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/12/11/This-Invention-Helped-Me-Write-Again/

“Soirees that Wendell, our damnable oaf of a manservant, ruined in 2016.” Oh, that twit, Wendell. I don’t know why they keep him on. He must have something really juicy on them.
http://www.theonion.com/slideshow/soirees-wendell-our-damnable-oaf-manservant-ruined-54890#0

The entire bee movie whispered into your ears. It’s a great idea but it’s a little clicky and spitty to be all that hypnotic.
https://theawl.com/shh-the-bees-are-on-d83838f81bee#.8u0ojop2m

Tiny shop.
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=sv&sl=sv&tl=en&u=https://www.sydsvenskan.se/2016-12-08/vem-ar-musen-som-oppnat-butik-pa-bergsgatan

One of these tiny houses is made of drugs and the other is made of candy. Hmm.
http://www.dailydot.com/irl/gingerbread-house-medication/

The Lafayette Space Commander walkie-talkies at 1:27– I had those! And looking at all these old electronic toys reminds me of /how they smelled/. Remember opening a transistor radio to replace the battery and smelling that great smell?
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/09/vintage-cb-radio-trolling-from.html

Sassy Trump XVI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdgpU-5zI2w

“And I am Elizabeth of Bohemia.”
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/162

Lost-wax casting.
https://vimeo.com/159788008

Sorry, Mr. Turtle.
http://www.mrlovenstein.com/comic/823

Boo-ho-ho.
https://theawl.com/ho-ho-ohhhh-30eeabe61f96#.skbevqzwb

Boo Boo hoo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-CiGdcVG8Y

Hell of a town. The Bronx is up and the Battery’s down. (View gallery.)
http://all-that-is-interesting.com/great-depression-new-york-city

East Coast acid. New York years.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/13/john-wilcock-the-history-of-e.html

And is she spraying it with Christmas tree flocking? Or is that just a flashlight. And is the fox alive or is it stuffed?
http://pre06.deviantart.net/04ab/th/pre/i/2016/345/5/b/the_hidden_by_laura_makabresku-dara3v3.jpg

Shouting theater in a crowded fire.

     “Slowly, carefully, gingerly, I began to suspect I remained ironical.” -Lucy Corin

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-12-09) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Jerry Fraley came to talk about CalExit. Alex Bosworth returned from the dead again. Max Forsetter dropped by to talk about various things, such as his new psychic enterprise and service. If it’s not too late at night, you can call him and inquire as to his rates (707-WOW-RELY). Oh, and he managed to wrestle a few tunes out of the antikythera KNYO piano, too.

In addition to all of that, I read almost everything I brought to read, including The Return of the Ghost Ship by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It’s a nearly-eight-hour show. Uneven, unprofessional, profane at times, even grating, but I think you’ll like it.

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

Ascension.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6UcW9xLxwo

Fork. Knife. Dog. All the ads from this company are wonderful short films. Look at some of the other ones while you’re there. I don’t have a bunch of time for this, but– the guitar one, oh, man.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU5Rnd-HM6A

News.
http://wondermark.com/c1273/

Evan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8syQeFtBKc

Cannibal hell.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/764616992338960385

How we get electric violins.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I6YqBozqDw

The coffee stick.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmBcIRXMKaI

Jaw-dropping skills.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3eIKSXXncc

The silver lining.
https://theawl.com/anxiety-monster-4ca71a6774c1#.dztbql7rz

Miss Beatnik.
http://all-that-is-interesting.com/beatniks-photographs-new-york

Comics.
http://www.ranker.com/list/marvel-movie-scenes-vs-marvel-comic-scenes/jacobybancroft

Don’t slouch, but don’t be a ramrod either, if you want to create your own success.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MDQNVdE1dc

Would that it twuuuuh so simple.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rDw2YBUz6A

Whee!
http://jalopnik.com/i-cant-stop-watching-these-canadians-get-wrecked-by-a-s-1789695314

Pleasantly sarcastic Russian comix.
http://designyoutrust.com/2016/01/these-unusual-and-sarcastic-illustrations-will-make-you-rethink-the-way-we-live

Walk.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJtgSNI2me8

Dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5R2wEJkHPU

Proto-parkourbot.
http://gizmodo.com/this-adorable-robot-can-do-parkour-way-better-than-you-1789735099

What do you wanna do? –I dunno. What do /you/ guys wanna do?
http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2016/12/crossing-river-in-somaliland.html

Precipitation.
https://vimeo.com/192774491

I like this artist’s world.
http://yaqeenart.be/gallery10.html

And those are the /best/ case scenarios.
http://www.alternet.org/comics/election-recount

Life scorecard.
http://xkcd.com/1768/

Sheer luxury of life outside North Korea: enough plastic bottles that people can just throw them away into the river.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/06/what-north-korean-defectors-th.html

A robot wrote a Christmas song. It sounds like early Suzanne Vega.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/08/ai-written-christmas-song-soun.html

Phonograph!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTM3qzD3Zuw

And this is what genuine excitement about something genuinely exciting looks like. The feeling he describes is a real thing that you get around real Tesla coils. It’s a combination of every aspect of the experience, including the reek of ozone and a kind of prickly, crawling, but enjoyable sensation all over your body and also your eyeballs. Try it, you’ll see. Make one of your own. It’s really not all that hard. I still have three of the ones I made in the middle-late 1980s. Seeing this determines me to get them out of storage and play with them again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fTC_Ud_k3U

Brassieres of Spanish leather.

Look on me in my lassitude reclining
My nerveless body languid, pale and lean
Now hold me up to where the light is shining
And mark the magic power of Bovinine!

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-12-02) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

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

Tradition.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/113016/amazing-bradley.gif

“Strawberries ain’t like marbles that stand chuckin’ about. They won’t hardly bear to be looked at. When I’ve got to my last dozen baskets, they must be worked off for wot they will fetch.” At the time of these photographs, London was the third richest city in the world. (Lots of big photos. Page might take awhile to load.)
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/victorian-london-photos-down-out-9316474

Social skills.
https://theawl.com/social-skills-3776b829b5fa#.r7uwk7o6n

Magnet dance.
http://boingboing.net/2016/11/28/watch-magnets-do-ballet-in-slo.html

Downhill mountain bike racer’s view with breath sound.
http://boingboing.net/2016/11/30/death-defying-extreme-downhill.html

Trying to drive out of a forest fire. With dog breath sound.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/terrifying-video-shows-men-driving-9361900

Machine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp4tGTNNi1I

The map of physics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZihywtixUYo

Ron Glass is dead. And for sure not going to the special hell.

Here’s something: when I read where Alan Tudyk comments on Ron Glass’ death, it puzzled me because /Wash died impaled on a Reaver spear/ in 2005, in Serenity, long ago. Then there was a moment of more puzzlement, because of course Shepherd Book died before that (gut-shot in the attack on Haven), and Wash knew that so, you know, why’s it seem weird? I have these two characters and character-time unusually strongly tangled up in my mind with the actors and real time. Not just them but everyone in Firefly. Everything else they’re in, you’re happy to see them because /Kaylee!/ or /Mal!/ or /Inara!/ or [fill in blank]. Firefly was so important to me.
http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/26/13753488/firefly-star-ron-glass-died-obituary

Noble causes of yesteryear.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/in-1918-california-drafted-children-into-a-war-on-squirrels

An interesting sequence of events. Pay close attention. It begins with a careless car driver cutting off a biker.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCDnOCS3c1o

Ten more switcheroo surprises very like that.
http://www.boredpanda.com/toon-hole-cartoons/

“I just hope people in the future are all, like, what the hell /are/ these things?”
http://www.boredpanda.com/the-new-yorker-cartoons/

And if matchboxes were still this wonderful, people would use matches again. We’d all have matches with us all the time just in case we ever need something wonderful and color-saturated to look at.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/02/science-fiction-vintage-japane.html