(*The two runners-up were, in order, The Flemish Flibbertigibbet and The Fact.)
Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-07-25) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.
And here are some links to other things to enjoy that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites in the column to your right:
“Nice teeth, bitch.” “Thanks. Tasty minicam bezel, man.”
Who will watch the watchers?
Watch these maps of lightning striking in real time.
Real places. Part 8.
Snowflakes for real to snowflakes turn out to be like hearts for real to hearts.
A vast chart. Note the size control (low-center) and click anywhere and drag to navigate.
How gravity makes things fall. A thrillingly good explanation.
Not the Diet of Worms but an actual diet of worms.
Diet of Worms.
Diet of giant alien sea creatures and flying saucers. (Houses, cars and cows.)
Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-07-18) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show (*) ready to download and keep or just play with one click. It’s a pretty good show, and a long one. It features the first of a series of new stories by Alex Bosworth, who I remember telling you is not dead after all. Not only has he entirely recovered, apparently he’s been writing all this time. Huzzah is the word we apply here. Alex’ story Ellipse comes about three hours into the nearly eight-hour show.
(*) I’m experimenting with using only MediaFire to both archive these shows and make them available to listen to and/or download, and not duplicating the effort with Dropbox as I have been doing. It used to be that MediaFire confused potential listeners with advertisements for other items whose download buttons visually crowded out what you were there for in the first place, so it was easy to click on the wrong thing and become frustrated. That has changed; ohhh, there are still other items, including scare ads about how your computer is IN FEARFUL PERIL and NEEDS TO BE CLEANED NOW, but it’s easy to ignore all that and click on the right thing– there’s the file name, which always begins with KNYO, and there’s a green button next to it that says LISTEN. Also, MediaFire has its own player which begins instantly and doesn’t make you wait for the whole 150MB file to download before starting to play it, which in some browsers Dropbox does. If your experience is different from mine, or if you want to order me to make the world go back to the way it used to be when a tomato was a tomato, let me know. Anyway, this is to explain why when you click on the show link it looks different from what you’re used to seeing. Now it’s the same link as you’ll find via Links To Recorded Audio, above.
And here are some links to other things to enjoy that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites in the column to your right:
The latest North Korean advance in clockwork audioanimatronics.
Peaceful scene of an old Irish astronaut at home.
Some wonderful places elsewhere on Earth.
And the World FireKnife Juggling Contest. Knives. On fire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgf0SBZnk6M
“When it seems like it’s everybody it’s probably you.”
Bob Young came with an engineer friend of his, who told me his name both times I asked, so you’d think I’d remember it and could tell you [insert emoticon for palm-to-forehead here], and they repaired and replaced things (new sound card, new router, etc.) and moved the broadcast booth’s computer away from WinXP (!) and to smarter, svelter Linux and installed an entirely different and new automation and on-air software suite, and it became problematical as these things do, and wasn’t ready to just use by the time my show was to start, but eventually, after a lot of tapping and swearing and digital stuttering and test tone sequences, all was somewhat solved by a little after midnight. What I’m saying is, I didn’t get to do my show this week.
Or you can browse through the vast catalog of all eighty-three shows I’ve done so far for KNYO, by clicking here and scrolling down.
I’m sure everything will be copacetic by Friday the 18th. Ah, I almost forgot– we calibrated the signal chain to make live shows sound even better. So we’re going in the right direction and progress is being made. I’ll talk to you next Friday. Thanks for being interested. You’re a peach.
Meanwhile, here are some interesting things to look at and listen to and learn about, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites to your right.
Bullfrogs in slow motion.
Car racing in Britain in the 1930s.
It’s a comic and a graph.
The sound of water drops hitting different things.
A new kind of Jew’s harp.
Universal handwriting typeface, constructed by averaging.
Elephant’s graveyard of French cars.
These very few companies own all these thousands of somewhat foodlike products.
Fireworks show filmed from camera drone flying through the explosions.
What will likely kill you, depending on where you are, and if you live long enough to catch it.
And a tiger swimming in brilliant green algae.
“The finest non-lethal military vehicle ever made.”
Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-07-04) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.
And here are some links to other things to enjoy that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites in the column to your right:
Taste the happy!
Sonder. Keta. Be sure to watch and fullscreen the videos.
Firecracker facts and colorful package labels. My favorite fact: very old funny papers make the best casings. Something about the dryness and brittleness and fiber content.
PES’ famous fireworks animation.
The official names.
Makin’ fulgurites in an antipasto dish.
34-second Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda trailer.
Tiny flowers on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on an old penny. “You could do it in the kitchen.”
Map of the insidious invasion and takeover of America from within. It doesn’t show the Hawaiian Islands nor Alaska and the Aleutians but it might as well.
Stick around for the Compact of Free Association.
Space without the space.
Thunderstorm seen from space.
Tempest in a teapot.
Nosferatu in 4 minutes, with added sound.
Wiggle-GIF method stereo-ized classic monster shots.
Mathematical beauty of the universe.
The stupid, it burns.
Magical little airplane built to take off and land nearly like a helicopter. (Also you have to be the greatest pilot in the world.)
VW-juggling robot plan.
“Daddy is exercising his demons.” “I think you mean he is exorcising his demons.” “No.”
Abraham Lincoln’s goat-headed slippers.
Panoramic time-lapse videos of night sky.
I don’t know how to feel about this. It’s interesting, but, you know, kids!
Again, interesting, but I’m on edge the whole time because of the light poles and other things on the ground. He can go anywhere he wants to in the whole sky, and he’d rather show off like an adolescent who thinks nothing can kill him. Um. And stop hitting the house with your god-damn ball.
84. (I’ve skipped you ahead to the actual song.)
How we get electrical transformers.
The last hand putter.
/Rude/ Goldberg machine.
A chart of the NSA spy programs /that we know about/.
Smiling through times of suffering and suicidal depression.
“It being self-evident…”
How well do you know this quiz?
Bitchy Resting Face redux. And the proper term is Bitchy Resting Face, not Resting Bitchface; it’s funny they don’t know that.
Another thing people used to do before the internet.
Pet bird makes and applies its own feather extensions.
Middle-aged software engineer shreds on dulcimer.
Stay for the two ground-effect craft videos at the bottom.
And hooray for freedom.
“I was at a restaurant, I saw a guy wearing a leather jacket at the same time he was eating a hamburger and drinking a glass of milk. I said, ‘Dude, you are a cow. The metamorphosis is complete. Don’t fall asleep, I will tip you over.’” –Mitch Hedberg
Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-06-27) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.
It’s a short show –only 3.5 hours– because the broadcast booth’s internet access failed at midnight, and about twenty minutes later the developing full column of red NOT CONNECTED TO SERVER warnings on the computer log caught my eye. If the booth can’t use the internet my show is neither getting to the transmitter nor is it streaming on the web, so I stepped twice through the dance to fix it, gave up, cleaned up my mess and left. What there is of the show is pretty good. Oh, and it includes Police Street, which is Side One of the 1975 Firesign Theater record In The Next World You’re On Your Own.
More time-lapse blooming.
Fireworks in art through the ages.
Propellers, stupid-looking, dangerous, inefficient and noisily cool all at the same time.
How to peel ten pounds of potatoes in 30 seconds with a bucket, a hose, a toilet brush and an electric drill.
Watch a nuclear reactor start. That Pantone color is Cherenkov radiation blue.
What each country leads the world in.
Alien internal organs. Kidding. Ink falling through water.
Water made of glass.
Too many. Nightmare. Run away.
“Now say, ‘Fools! I will destroy you all!'”
The top secret files.
World War Two animated map.
Teaching Japanese to swear properly in English. With video of the educational process.
Another place on the very small list of places I would actually want to go to another country to see…
…To add to Uluru, which I had no idea sometimes pours over with water.
The Prophecy of the Popes. Some Latin required.
Make your own Oculus Rift visor out of your phone and a cardboard box.
Another category of employment openings. “And what do you do?” “Oh, I wear an invisible mummy suit and fluff hair and superhero capes.”
“Incredible strength, Mike, and a total disregard for the laws of physics!”
“Incredible use of sorcery here on the ground! He is the Michael Jordon of magic!”
Ukraine, hands down. After the original, un-messed-with one, of course.
“You go, Amy Farrah Fowler– follow your endocrine system.”
Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-06-20) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.
There will be blood. “What are you doing in here? You’re missing the vagician!”
Another one-take wonder.
Cymbal. And this happens every time. How different the world looks now. Look around.
“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” –Frank Zappa
Here is the recording of last Friday’s (2014-06-13) (full moon plus Friday the 13th) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.
And here are some links to other interesting things to listen to and/or look at and/or think about, that I found mostly thanks to the websites listed to your right:
Fun in the Balkans.
Another cool, slightly less childish, thing a million-dollar-a-day team of military jets can do.
And then there’s this dog, who operates on less than a dollar a day.
The story of tools.
How we get marble.
Why we’re against unions.
The sad romance of math.
It’s a minefield.
Another of countless sad examples of what happens when government is controlled by even the most peaceful of religions. Press play.
None pizza with left beef.
Gauze in water.
And the educational magic of tubes.
“The lips, the teeth, the tip of the tongue, the roof of the mouth.”
Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-06-13) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.
And here are some links to other interesting things you might like, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:
How to teach people to shut their phone entirely off before driving.
The story of Tim’s Vermeer.
Dude, you’re flat.
Did you know that Hayao Miyazaki once made a music video?
Comics archetype times table.
Ladies in space. The photoset is a tad Barbarella-heavy, but to each his own, I say.
The total area of solar panels it would take to power the world, Europe, and Germany.
How to tell the difference.
Are you alone?
And as a long-time fan of fantasy interstellar diaspora, I have to say squee.
“I tell ya, I love the boy to death, but he has been difficult since he fell outta me at the K-Mart.” –Sheldon’s mother
Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-06-06) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.
And here are some links to not necessarily radio-possible elements of vicarious experience that might could larn ya a thing er two, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:
Lovely origami animation.
Exactly what you always suspected. Rumble, rumble, spit, spit, rumble rumble, spit, spit. Useless.
Ocotopi at night.
How to become as cool as one wishes to be.
“Pictures of women in their nick-nacks pulling each other’s hair.” And what’s wrong with that? It’s way better than video of giant man-cows in plastic armor fighting over a ball, or throwing or hitting a ball, or running after a ball.
One one-take movie.
Logic gates explained by pulley demo. (!!!)
Where trust has gone, love will soon follow.
Click on each photograph to travel in time.
“It could have been a sobering moment.”
Baby leads dance.
The point and the videography don’t seem to have anything to do with each other, but –good point and good robot dancing.
The McGurk Effect, the Shepard Tone Illusion, etc.
So the CIA, the FBI and the KGB walk into the woods…
“You crazy monkey! All you criminals can do is– is stop elevators and break iron hearts!” –Jonas Acme
Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-05-30) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click. It’s high school graduation time and also election time, so of course this show includes the Firesign Theater record Don’t Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me The Pliers. Also there’s another Firesign Theater surprise hours later, which the above quote hints at.
And here are some links to other things you might get a kick out of, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:
Cognitive bias parade. What interests me is that every one of these seems to explain uncannily exactly why the management of whatever supposedly creative and/or educational organization you’re having trouble with is so screwed up. And by you’re I mean I’m.
Dancing here in the future. So much fun to watch. And then it’s over and you’re all like /why is it over?/ And this isn’t even the winning number.
Here’s the winning number. It’s shot from much farther away, though.
Watch a million ants coordinate their efforts perfectly to build and finish a gecko from parts just lying around in the environment. They make it look easy.
“Scream in ecstasy.”
I got a 28, a pretty good score, which surprised me because in real life I usually feel like I have no idea what others’ mental state is. (Be sure to answer all the items –guess if you have to– or the scoring won’t work.)
The Blonsky Device.
Michael Jackson on beer bottles.
The toy robots of your dreams.
And World War One in the air.
“As a girl, if you fail to have a daughter, you will be the first fuckup in a specific eons-long uninterrupted line stretching back to mitochondrial Eve.”
Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-05-23) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.
Why don’t we all have cancer? That’s a good question.
What is the resolution of the eye?
Prize-winning illusions. My favorites are the autokinetic heart and the pigeon neck.
The hard parts of ballet in slow motion.
Pogo (the musician, not the possum): Time Machine.
You can see all the way to France.
Seeing it this way makes the music better.
About ArcAttack’s modern singing Tesla coils. (16 min.) (Skip to 5:30 if you just want the explanation of making them sing and to hear them sing.)
Why walk through the valley of the shadow of death when you can drive?
Photographs of the majestic parade of skeletons.
“Forget the Austrian self-sharpening razor blades. No more zizzing and dripping like with the tropical fishes.”
“And this continues until he is trapped in one corner of the room.” You might have to subscribe to Quora to continue directly to the link, but it’s free and worth it.
“Greg, stop talking to her.” Notice, not “Greg, stop shocking and kicking and terrorizing her like a bloody Neanderthal.”
Paging Doctor Freud.
The beautiful future of the past.
La bella machinae.
Country music is different from the way it was when I was a kid.
And how to beatbox. Born to be clever to be clever to be too clever. Bouncing cats. And baboons and pigs. Apparently that’s all there is to it. Go forth and startle people in elevators.
“Any time you overhear people, if you only hear a second of what they say, it’s always completely stupid.” –OverheardInNewYork.com
Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-05-16) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click. The recording was made in the broadcast booth and so is complete. No dropouts, no stuttering. The whole show as I did it live, not as it went out over the air, or rather didn’t go out properly over the air.
The machinery that gets the signal from the broadcast booth to the stream server and then the rest of the way to the transmitter site has been problematical all along, and when fixed up and completely solved, as it is every few weeks, is so perfect then goes so wonky in a completely fresh mysterious way, that –and I can’t believe I’m saying this but I’m saying it– I have to seriously suspect malicious sabotage. I mean, really. I’m recommending that we move the broadcast booth from the office in town back to the transmitter site up Highway 20, where there can be a six-foot-long wire directly from the mixing board to the transmitter and you’d have to physically cut the god damn wire to stop it working right. Then if the internet streaming part of the operation fails, who cares. The on-air signal is the priority.
There. That’s out of my system.
You’ll like the show. Even the part where I was trying to troubleshoot the studio-to-transmitter problem and had to put on Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina to get a little more time. Who doesn’t like Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina? Nobody, that’s who. Everybody likes that song, especially in the original German. It was inspired by Doctor Seuss.
Ugh! How does it work?
Pictures of little pets with their heads stuck through bread.
The Crow crieth. The Lamb blaiteth. The Grafhopper chirpeth. the Whooppoo faith.
The Purdue University Rube Goldberg team. Featuring clever Guillermo.
Further Japan WTF.
And the most commonly spoken language in each U.S. state besides English and Spanish.
I’m sorry to have to tell you: no Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show this week. Technical problems mainly with the computer at the broadcast booth kept me and Bob Young (by remote) messing with it for an hour and a half before giving up for the time being. I left the automation running like a broken clockwork Godzilla, and drove out of range hearing a line from The Who’s Tommy album skipping over and over. “The boy won’t be a boy no more– young but not a child. I’m the Gypsy, the Acid Queen. Pay before we start. The Gypsy, I’m guaranteed to tear your soul apar–“ (repeat, repeat, repeat)
I suppose I could have done the show anyway directly into the recorder and then put it here for you, but I brought at least seven hours of material, and starting so late to not even be live on the air didn’t even appeal to me. Bob might come back up here from the Bay Area and replace the computer tomorrow, or I or someone else here might be his hands. It’ll get solved. I’ll let you know how things work out. And next week I’ll do a special show to make up for all this.
Shit, now it occurs to me that there was something I didn’t try… but there was more wrong than just that, so… I’m not going back there now. We’ll fix it tomorrow.
Anyway, here are links to things that wouldn’t necessarily work well on the radio but nonetheless interested me enough to save them to share with you. I found them mostly via the wonderful websites listed to your right:
Cars of the future, including the most beautiful car ever. Ever. The 1947 Norman Timbs Special. All they’d have to do is make cars now on this model –maybe a little smaller, though– and people would just buy them.
The scourge of moral superiority.
A musical history of the Song of Death, or rather Dies Irae (Day of Wrath).
Xiangjun Shi talks about physics.
Terence McKenna: Culture is an intelligence test.
“So, Jay, what do you have to know to drive in this kind of race?” “Go fast, turn left, go fast, turn left. That’s pretty much it.”
Welsh corgi dog negotiates zombie apocalypse to return shoe.
The pissing tanker, he will teach them.
A 13-minute teevee story about a remarkable climber.
Slow motion tattoo. Fascinating because bleagh.
Vi Hart explains Net Neutrality better than anyone else has so far, just like everything else she explains in her many instructional videos.
Things you can do, according to some books.
26 teaspoons of sugar in one McDonalds milkshake. Twenty-six.
I Criminale Della Gallassia! (/pchew! pchew!/ “Aiee!”)
La gigantesca grua-robot.
“I’ve got a metal implant in my ear too,” she says. “The doctor said it was wax but I can feel it. My partner Ken has a monitor that detects bugging devices. He puts it near my ear and it goes ding-ding-ding.”
Absurd right-wing Christian billboards.
Hot Russian girl war pilots and snipers of World War Two. Oh, and Dresden, after the hot Allied firebombing.
If all the ice melted.
A little perspective, over 13.5 billion years and countless gazillions of stars and planets.
…and a slightly different presentation of the same information:
The evolution of London over the last seven-millionth of that time.
Teevee shows’ stellar time zone corrections, if there were no noise floor.
It’s all inside the tiny blue blotch in the magnified square. And that’s just one galaxy with nothing particularly special about it.
“And the doctor said, ‘Be nice to your mother. Because if you’re ever mean to your mother you could kill her.”
And a 1986 PBS Stan Getz interview. With the famous bear story.
“Come on out, Snakeweed. Come on out and get it.”
Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-05-02) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.
800-year-old Icelandic chant in a reverberant train station.
The festival of Saint Calcium Carbide.
What does a clock do when it’s hungry?
Happy birthday, Hubble.
Infomercial fail compilation. Apparently no matter what you want or attempt, unless you buy [Product Name] you can end up with a big mess. Or painful breasts from sleeping on your side.
On the other hand, here’s a beautiful advertisement, where you instantly start crying. I wish I could find the Campbell’s Soup ad from the early 1970s that I compare all these things to.
The Disney Arcana.
“You’re not the victim. You’re the one who’s doing it.”
124-year-old clockwork bird chirping machine.
Bird and a puppy playing together.
Video from a video game scene generation algorithm competition. The winner. All this comes from 64 kilobytes of program.
World War One in photographs.
World War One-era curlers and massagers and blow dryers.
Full-screen this extremely cool time-lapse drive across Nevada on I-50.
Paris, parts 1, 2 and 3.
Dammit, Warren, pull yourself together.
Mutually assured destruction apparently still relies on 8-inch floppy disks and computers with blinking lights for a monitor. Also gung-ho attractive young twenty-somethings with a happy attitude about it all. And car keys. Like, I’m so sure. (Or) Our Potemkin missile silos.
How many things are there?
Please Use This Song.
A public service message.
“If you pay with large notes, the taxi driver hand you back a change of fakes.”
“Somehow she managed to get herself poignant.”
Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-04-25) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click. This show includes a chapter from Clovis Shea’s new book, Acid Test Dropout. And the Boston Blackie episode is the one about the murderous crook who loves flowers.
Bug and bit of packing peanut. A metaphor for something.
The essence of cable news.
Further essence of cable news.
Hot damn! Uranium!
Here is the recording of last Friday night’s (2014-04-18) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click. Here is the same link actually spelled out, in case that helps allay any security fears: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/71327982/KNYO_0073_MOTA_2014-04-18.mp3
And see below some links to other things to enjoy, things that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right, that might not necessarily work well on the radio but are nonetheless fascinating. I’m experimenting this time with allowing video embeds instead of merely providing links. If this way doesn’t work properly for you, or if you just prefer it the old way, let me know.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore.
Vinyl terror and horror.
A 1926 experiment in television and also recording television.
Terence McKenna set to appropriate animated clips.
Infinite falling tone and infinite visual that both use the same gimmick. It’s actually just repeating every few seconds; you don’t have to feel obligated to watch the entire ten hours.
A valuable skill.
I’m so afraid they’ll hurt themselves, but it’s so interesting to watch. Especially the girl in the long dress.
“Danny! I’m gonna shift the bricks off ya if ya don’t come and get your tea!”
The shipyard on the other end. The end-of-life shipyard.
Vidcam drone flying through fireworks. With like Abba music, for some reason.
Test flight of a new VTOL rocket.
El corte magico.
Don’t sleep in rat-infested houses. That’s good advice. Mercury for syphilis, on the other hand, is not. So I guess health was kind of a crapshoot.
Ah, the future.
And the grave and statue of Harry L. Collins, the official corporate magician of Frito-Lay.
“There’s no I in ομάδα.” –John Wolper
Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-04-18) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.
A 1937 argument in favor of sitting in your room playing video games on this beautiful day.
The world now has access to 18,000 British Pathe newsreels. And YOU are there.
“These ribs are awesome.”
The fantastic Mr. Fox.
The Santa Claus of Easter.
–and the nightmare extended to cakes.
Juanita sent me a link to the original video of Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye (which has reached nearly 500,000,000 views!) (Five hundred million!):
–in order to show me this video that Gotye assembled out of a few of the thousands of videos made by people playing cover versions of it:
–which includes part of the one I like the most:
–and part of this 5-people-playing-one-guitar version:
–and part of this parody of that:
I saw this math trick and heard Groucho Marx saying, “There’s something corrupt going on around my pants and I just can’t seem to locate it.”
–Because this Marx Brothers routine showed how the trick works:
35 scientific concepts that will help you understand the world.
First use of a new 360-degree panoramic film technique.
Moving through New York.
Size. “A magical, miraculous, horrible, scary thing.” There’s scale information at the end, if you want to skip to it.
Nearly the same thing, except made of geese.
Amazing beaver action.
Yet another clever use for 3-D printing.
I don’t know what’s happening here, but it looks like the far future, where of course they’ll still be using plastic spaghetti strainers to find a lost wedding ring in the sand.
Super Planet Crash.
Tire change then and now.
Twenty-four librarians who will never be buried in a Jewish cemetery.
And all about the vast and wonderful Project Gutenberg.
“Why can’t somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks?” –Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-04-11) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.
And here are some links to other things to enjoy that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:
Four talented young women competing and cooperating at the same time.
Slowest elk nonetheless figures it out.
Whimsical incompetent taxidermy perpetrated.
Every on-screen death (so far) in Game of Thrones. The music really makes this.
Game of goats.
Seoul Olympics peace-dove release preceded the torch lighting. Oops.
Airplanes taking off and landing, or merely trying to and giving up, in crosswinds.
Juanita sent me the link to this animated papercraft project.
Scatter, adapt and remember.
Nan’s ecstatic first time.
Apparently you just have to bump it in exactly the right place.
The history of the Senate’s torture report.
Yes! Yes! Now put it on the top of a building, set it going, and hire a kid to keep it full of recycled office paper at all times.
How the fearsome Heartbleed bug works.
Stephen Fry on linguistic pedantry.
Ze Frank: True facts about the octopus.
Another family values Republican teaching by example.
You can get the inverted 3D effect by crossing your eyes and giving yourself a headache or, better, resize the images so their centers are a tad closer together than your eyes are and stare straight ahead.
Soviet cities on the moon.
The McGurk effect.
Part 1 of narrated slideshow documentary about Last Gasp Press, a comic book company. There’s some swearing but it’s not gratuitous swearing; it’s a case of the right tool for the right job.
I don’t normally stick around for much of this kind of music, but I like it way more when they present it this way.
And this way.
And another poignant Thai Life Insurance ad.
“The tongue is ever turning the aching tooth.” –Benjamin Franklin
Not doing the show tonight. Things came up –rapidly evolving situation; I’ll tell you about it later.
Anyway, here is the recording of last Friday’s (2014-03-28) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click. It’s a pretty good one. Make yourself a couple of nice BLTs and settle in.
And here are some links to other things to listen to and/or look at and/or think about, that I found mostly thanks to the websites listed to your right:
Can’t see very well? All the way blind? Can’t hear very well? Find words difficult? Find a keyboard or mouse hard to use? The BBC can help you enjoy the web.
Budavar visszavetele 3D.
Slow motion moustraps.
“Now I feel special and important and also I feel irrelevant and meaningless.”
…and that is how you can be boiling and freezing at the same time.
The history of marriage.
Let It Go on pots and pans and wine glasses.
Learn to read and comprehend Spanish in 30 seconds or your money back.
The recent right-wing-controlled Supreme Court ruling in a nutshell.
SkippyTheDuck says: This post is a lot more fun if you mis-read the headline as: 22 Strange Musical Instruments From the Past.
Troubled by mildewed, depraved water leaking in from the afterlife? Simplicity! Convenientment! Trouble no more!
Keep your dey’s on my hot glord and never go in the purple potty, and you will never die.
Kaspersky “Lab’s” “real-time” “cyberthreat” “map”. “Pretty.”
Short title: Rotating duck foot. Slightly longer title: Page 2, Fig. 1c diagram of postulated spiral dance that comprises an electron is one moment of what Juanita and I called the “rotating duck foot”, discovered in the oscilloscope trace of a particular moving waveform made by an analog synthesizer, where the sound moved the beam up and down and the modulated delayed sound moved the beam left and right. There were surprisingly many unrelated patches that would result in that trace. And, though it seems like a magical and deeply significant connection between dissimilar magnitudes and areas of experience, it’s just another interesting coincidence.
And a circus. With –wait for it– rotating duck foot dance move.