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Pyrates!

“Haggis and Hogget, Lipkis, Dench, Moloch-Sterns, Nkeze. How may I direct your call?”

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-09-19) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Also here are some links to interesting not necessarily radio-useful items that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Motalko. Wow. This reminds me of the opening credit sequence of /Carnivale/.
http://vimeo.com/25392699

The opening credit sequence of /Carnivale/.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CYMXoX-b0o

Slow motion skateboard flips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzhzKrcQ3vM

This promo for a powered exoskeleton is just the beginning. Soon machines like this will balance themselves, and they’ll be smaller, more form-fitting, more agile. But even just only this far:  these people can get up and walk. Imagine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Xd27c-pz4Y

Save Miranda.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6FTWv7abjU

Eyewitness testimony is both the most relied upon and the most unreliable evidence in getting a conviction.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyYqZJZ2TsA

This guy adds fresh art to historical photos to make creepy and funny animated gifs.
http://fluxmachine.tumblr.com/

A new Pogo piece. (He cuts films up into short blurts of sound and reassembles them into music.) (Disney essentially got him banned from coming to the U.S.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRSr0GprIIw

Our creepy insides.
http://boingboing.net/2014/09/15/the-best-atlas-of-human-anatom.html

Our creepy outsides.
http://larahawker.deviantart.com/gallery/

Our creepy imagination.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/dinosaurs-and-damnation-the-horror-of-buddhist-hell-temples

Point-of-view radio transmission tower climb.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCYZZPwJr_c

An abstract look at evolution.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi7h2LumRwg

There’s another one just like this but where the boys sit around and talk like girls.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paNiEdFTvuA

Hide yo.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-nfl.html

“Hey, you find dude’s vein yet?”
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/17/1330355/-Cartoon-The-banality-of-barbarism

A photograph can explain so much.
http://www.ep.tc/realist/76/13.html

Public shelter living.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ4TdNGcd_c

Bazinga.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9VVa9NahSQ&t=0m33s

Ooh. Oh. Puppies. The cute, it burns.
http://www.boredpanda.com/underwater-puppy-photography-seth-casteel/

“Why do i only have a stone lion for my LEFT HAND? What am i supposed to do with my right hand, besides BE DISAPPOINTED.”
http://the-toast.net/2014/09/09/unsatisfied-women-western-art-history/

Kings of Leon – Beautiful War.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVDc6bYy3j4

The BAH! Wonderful! I knew nothing about this festival. I want to see all of the presentations.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm-sQnazFAQ

“My big dent dissapear.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oQpks0ZsUM

Or…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VGnycnpNp4

Meanwhile, but 2000 years ago, the Greeks made this mechanical astronomical computer:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism

Time-lapse Netherlands. Looks lovely.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV-z9SW7QAA

Our friend, the diatom. “I first saw a diatom when I was 16. It was love at first sight.”
http://vimeo.com/90160649

115 useful websites.
http://www.bspcn.com/2014/06/28/115-useful-websites/

“Obamacare forces nurse into sex-slave trade.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgcqTG8s5AY

Pre-Hays Office Felix.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxailD4Ofq4

Good for him. What a nice man.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W-bbqGiPfc

But not this man.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/26140-basics

Okay, this is perfect, Brian Cranston, yeah, but I still want to see it with William Shatner.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18nLV3TZ4pE

What is it, boy? Drugs? Good boy. Who’s a goood booooy, huh? You. You’re a good boy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjRzOXgweVU

An example of all that white-on-white violence we’ve been hearing so much about, not.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/lsu-frat-fight-captured-by-man-with-most-self-satisfied-grin-ever/

Proper care and feeding of your juggalo. Includes info about the difference between violent juggalos and nonviolent juggalos. (They hate each other.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juggalo

Baby’s all, /What the…!/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgMPV3slCis

Herrmann the Great, Favorite of All Nations. (I have a tent-size , 100-year-old, canvas poster for /Marko the Magnificent/ that Herb Jager gave me when he had to move away from Albion. It’s rolled up and stashed away. I’d forgotten all about it till I saw these ones.)
http://mentalfloss.com/article/58806/awesome-vintage-posters-15-magicians

Compilation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC9dhi4fqsc

Kutiman collects little snippets of hundreds of disparate YouTube musical videos done by all kinds of people, and he edits them together to make coherent powerful music of his own, like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoHxoz_0ykI

And here’s a painful mutual-nut-kneeing argument for the existence of God. See, each Jesus-like combatant prayed equally hard for the destruction of his enemy.
http://gawker.com/here-is-what-a-double-ko-to-the-nuts-in-a-christian-fig-1634973131

Elysium

“One attoparsec per microfortnight equals one inch per second. Knowing is half the battle.”

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-09-12) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

You get a new Alex Bosworth story, a chapter of Eleanor Cooney’s book /Death In Slow Motion/, three chapters from Clovis Shea’s book /Acid Test Dropout/, poetry, song, satire, political and scientific education, jokes, Boston Blackie, and even yet more– all in a short (4.5-hour) package. No PCBs. No BHT. No animals were harmed in the filming (although a next-door bar patron left his dog tied to a post out front, and there is a half-hour stretch where you’ll hear it barking like a metronome [BARK... BARK... BARK...] and then periodically bursting into a flurry of much more creative non-metronomic barking at perhaps a car or a passing stroller.

Oh, right– the show begins with six minutes of lovely and smart and tough as nails Senator Elizabeth Warren speaking to Congress on the subject of a Constitutional amendment to undo the exponentially increasing damage the so-called Citizens United Supreme Court decision inflicts upon America. Elizabeth Warren should be president of the United States.

Also at http://MemoOfTheAir.wordpress.com you’ll find literally jillions of not necessarily radio-useful but nonetheless shiny items, such as:

The logic behind the argument against vaccinating children.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/090914/vacations-are-awesome.gif

Where children sleep.
http://jamesmollison.com/books/where-children-sleep/

99 Red Balloons played on real red balloons.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZND9dApFKU

Awesome optical Rube Goldberg machine. One balloon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nCIzPuLYJA

Silent.
http://vimeo.com/86542938

Dripped.
http://vimeo.com/104507683

Spat.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/09/fish-fireworks/

Snit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1S5pAF1YYA

Dog.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UowkIRSDHfs

Dogs of space.
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/sep/02/soviet-space-dogs

Rabbit.
http://vimeo.com/4949853

Paleo-art.
http://boingboing.net/2014/09/08/the-paleoart-of-julius-csotony.html

Black dinosaurs of today.
http://wondermark.com/1k61/

Oh, I see. It’s different for women than it is for men.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/startling-dating-graphs-reveal-what-4194587

There it is again: the illusion of control.
http://wondermark.com/1k61/

One girl, one cup. Includes all the false starts.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz2tRlQ-q6c

Boop law.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7CaPxDvYRk

Shtetl Lassie Contra Los Zombies Nazis.
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/chance-is-the-fools-name-for-fate-parts-2-and-3

This wonderful, long article, as well as informing about, among other things, the swamp island where /Beasts of the Southern Wild/ was filmed, reminds me that poet Leonard Cirino’s hippie name was Lost Rainboot. (My hippie name is Three-Way Rug Nozzle, after the seminal early-1960s GE vacuum cleaner attachment.)
https://medium.com/matter/louisiana-loses-its-boot-b55b3bd52d1e

Wired.
http://io9.com/photos-from-the-days-when-thousands-of-cables-crowded-t-1629961917

We never did exactly this at the Albion Whale School, but this is the sort of thing that we did. Includes the obligatory consumptive child coughing his guts out near the microphone.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhMiuzyU1ag

Bug eyes.
http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/08/Beautifully-Bug-eyed/

Cineramics.
http://cargocollective.com/nickacosta/Star-Trek-in-Cinerama

The Conway Immobilizer.
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2014/09/12/the-conway-immobilizer/

And all about the Roman Empire in maps. Includes the Firth of Forth, everyone’s favorite firth.
http://www.vox.com/2014/8/19/5942585/40-maps-that-explain-the-roman-empire

The irony of food poisoning.

   “The chalice from the palace holds the brew that is true.”

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-09-05) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

This 430-minute show begins with an hour of Mitch Clogg mainly reading from poetry books he brought. Let’s see, what else… Jane Birkin, shirtless KayMartin And Her (epee equipped) Bodyguards, some more Squirrel Nut Zippers, a brainy short play by Alex Bosworth, robot writers, violence both formal and freestyle, a plea for universal guaranteed income, the first in a series of creepy letters from Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) to prepubescent girls he adored, etcetera and so on, ending with Boston Blackie stealing a valuable painting to keep his friend Shorty out of the electric chair. So.

Also here are some links to interesting not necessarily radio-useful items that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

You are here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rENyyRwxpHo

History of the violin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMHHH4zdOXg

Happy Labor Day.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/09/happy-labor-day.html

That about sums it up.
http://imgur.com/wucLF

Art.
http://vimeo.com/1456037

Ukiyoe-fied Star Wars, Super Mario, and anime stars, by Takao Nakagawa
http://boingboing.net/2014/09/02/ukiyoe-fied-star-wars-super-m.html

Trilobites.
http://boingboing.net/2014/09/04/the-trilobite-book-stunni.html

For God and Country.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvJdc7hJTR0

A short film about the multiverse.
http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/378620/a-fascinating-short-film-about-the-multiverse/

Twist and inspect.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyCIMwXgdb0

Prize-winning x-ray photographs of animals that have swallowed things. My favorite is the pug-dog full of pennies.
http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/2014-X-Ray-Contest-Winners/

2014 Burning Man photos.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/octalkhan/sets/72157647090072981/

So, Long Ma.
http://laughingsquid.com/long-ma-a-massive-fire-breathing-kinetic-sculpture-of-a-horse-dragon/

Mary don’t got that purp and kush.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/090514/got-that-purp-and-kush.gif

The stupidest man in Congress. That’s what they call him. And they don’t call him that for nothing. Ladies and gentlemen– Louis Gohmert.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/02/louie-gohmert-ban-non-english-speakers-from-schools-because-they-bring-education-down/

“It’s hard to look cool with a dead duck in your mouth.”
http://austriantimes.at/news/Around_the_World/2014-08-29/51659/Fowl_Play_As_Villagers_Punish_Duck_Rustlers_

Chinese laundry blues.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNQQluXMKKM

Florida Man.
https://twitter.com/_FloridaMan’

“You messin’ wit’ da wrong furries, boy.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnsdc7cTPuU

They like the horn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4cCoP4_yA4

Go home, astronaut, you’re drunk.
http://boingboing.net/2014/09/04/why-astronauts-fall.html

Last time I was in WalMart I saw a big display of a famous new video that claims to show proof that Heaven and Hell exist: an interview with a little boy who went there in a dream. But here is equally compelling evidence that it’s totally different from what the little boy describes.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/punishment-in-the-afterlife-an-eastern-turki-manuscript/

“Ker-raaasssssh!”
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/01/1325422/-Cartoon-Reality-collapse

Scroll down to, “What’s that? Behind the stairs?”
http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6d32b85afe89d936dcc221ab8&id=9140cfad2f&e=39fd7635ae

The farmer and the cowman should be friends.

[Lilting arch singsong:] “Hel-lo Mister Rat Brain. Not so bitey without the rest of the rat to back us up, now, are we.” –Amy Farrah Fowler

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-08-29) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

A good show. Some songs from Chase Holfelder’s Major-To-Minor musical project, and the Squirrel Nut Zippers, and /Golliwog’s Cakewalk/ arranged for string quartet. An Alex Bosworth story. No Oliver Elfhost this week; I don’t know what happened there. No chapter of Elly Cooney’s book about her mother’s descent into Alzheimer’s; what happened there was I left the book at Juanita’s house– also my wristwatch. And Boston Blackie instead of Firesign Theater at the end. Five-and-a-half hours; not a long show. Something to listen to while you weed the garden or shoot your stupid gun into the air.

Also here are some links to interesting not necessarily radio-useful items that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Watch these old people react to Oculus Rift.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ8Xj_I3aNU

I started to say I’d be willing to bet there’s nobody alive who can match this, but I suppose you could find some Chinese seven-year-olds who can do all this and play the accordion at the same time. Impressive even without the accordions, though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8

Watch this vastly wealthy CEO generally kick and thrash his leashed puppydog when he thinks no one is looking. But first, read his goofy damage-control apology.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/27/video-shows-ceo-kicking-puppy-in-elevator-a-friends-pet-caused-me-to-lose-control/

The war on Drugo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csnTAz0Sth8

With great power comes great responsibility.
http://boingboing.net/2014/08/28/tom-the-dancing-bug-god-man-6.html

Our sun, the heating system. 3 years in 3 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piuKlpJmjfg

Neptune fly-by. Real, not CGI (except in the sense of being digitally restored).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ByGDB8dM_c

Our incontinent planet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGcDed4xVD4

Heave away, boys, heave away.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmpXrai0DWk

Etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5XhSSaHtgM

Say hello to Mister Glaucus Atlant.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Glaucus_atlant..jpg

Humans are more closely related to these other Earth creatures than to anything we will meet on planets of other stars.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPdkxdu9rfs

Stage 9 animes.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-case-of-stage-9-animes.html

How to bow properly. Also, this woman is delightful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z13-llHeHeY

Case closed.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/08/27/listen_to_judge_richard_posner_destroy_arguments_against_gay_marriage.html

Mark P. sent this. It’s a short film about an artist who is like Audrey Tatou’s /Amelie/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUy6WJL7wV8

Who would decline being paid in Nikola Tesla money?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:100RSD_front.jpg

Amanaplanacanal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIodXS1uqVs

Pumps.
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/08/the-urban-oil-fields-of-los-angeles/100799/

The annual Burning Man collective temporary kinetic social art project.
http://vimeo.com/103975643

This farm breeds tame deer for giant weird antlers, so afficionados of that sort of thing can pay a lot of money to walk right up to them, shoot or stab them to death, and then later receive in a shipping crate the chopped-off head to, I don’t know, put on the wall above the teevee or rub it on themselves, or whatever, that’s their business.
https://medium.com/re-form/antler-farm-dbd3ba1ec3f2

Gimme the cherries! Gimme the god damn CHERRIES! RRRRRRAAAGHHH!  Jesus needed one of these things for the fig tree that pissed him off. You know, in the story.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykGuOIMGbLI

Correlations.
http://tylervigen.com/

A really interesting article about weirdly accurate old maps.
http://discovermagazine.com/2014/june/14-the-mapmakers-mystery

Jon Stewart explains everything again.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-daily-show-on-ferguson.html

“Stop resisting! Stop trying to take my gun!”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/08/stop-resisting-stop-trying-to-take-my.html

Nevertheless teevee is trying to kill us.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs

Also video games.
http://boingboing.net/?s=Sarkeesian

A kind of justice. If that’s really what you want.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPVa3mbnZDM

And nose play.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dH1jZrsuVg

A murder of crows.

   “If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. In short, once begun upon this downward path, you never know where you are to stop. Many a man has dated his ruin from some murder or other that perhaps he thought little of at the time.” –Thomas De Quincey

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-08-22) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click. You know you want this.

This time all the machines that allow me to perpetrate my show were the machineries of joy. Everything worked. Afterward I got email that Bob Young actually sent before I even started off for the radio station, where he, concerned that I might be worried because of last week, told me that Ken, the young engineer who set up the new streaming and transmitter-link system, would be monitoring to make sure things went smoothly for me. This is the kind of service you get from people who are in radio for the love of radio, dammit. (Neither Bob nor Ken is being paid.) Here I shake my head in wonder and in so doing flick a grateful tear from the corner of my eye. The Jews used to say, “The whole world is not crazy,” and this is precisely the sort of thing, and these are precisely the sort of people, they used to say it about.

Even beyond the electrical technicalities it’s a fine show, including of course an emblematic Alex Bosworth story; a beyond-clever parody of TED talks; some perspective on America’s militarization at home and cult of expensive bombs and bombing abroad; sexual body-image help; a surprising explanation of why the price of sex worldwide has fallen through the floor; adventures in –or rather on– mushrooms; kitchen tips and so on, and finishing up with the Firesign Theater album /Fighting Clowns/.

Also here are some links to interesting not necessarily radio-useful items that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Livinus Vincent’s Wonder Theater of Nature.
http://publicdomainreview.org/2014/08/20/redressing-the-balance-levinus-vincents-wonder-theatre-of-nature/

The apparent speed of the world is like the colors we experience, or the apparent size and resolution of things. These are all dependent on the way our brains and senses work. Instruments let us see what’s happening from a different point of view, through different eyes, at different rates, that are equally valid. This airport scene, for example, is really happening all the time. This is what it might look like to an intelligent plant.
http://vimeo.com/102908493

Etc.
http://www.businessinsider.com/8-jaw-dropping-photos-of-earth-from-space-2014-8

The tiny Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet nucleus set in Los Angeles for scale.
http://boingboing.net/2014/08/21/how-big-is-the-churyumov-geras.html

Calvin and Muad’dib.
http://omnireboot.com/2014/top-10-dune-tumblrs/

Okay, I get it. This is America now.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/multimedia/st-louis-county-police-tactical-team-under-fire/html_7fb666cb-31bd-5d52-a64c-5ad86a9d685e.html

A new fascinating and disturbing Cyriak piece.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnWP2Emps1M

Jesus loves me, yes I know. For the bible tells me so.
http://www.alternet.org/belief/9-most-homophobic-church-signs?paging=off

Getcher pope here! We got ‘em, you want ‘em. Popes! Popes! Getcher pope.
http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/news/2014-08-13/75753390-22f3-11e4-838a-4511dcb49b68_h_51518085.jpg

The current pope seems a bit of all right. Not so, Pat Robertson, or rather Reverend Clueless.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjjWYAUUpHw

Unexpected mathematical images. (Scroll down.)
http://mathoverflow.net/questions/178139/examples-of-unexpected-mathematical-images

Pipe guy! A homemade instrument and a pair of zoris.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0gED3rn2Tc

You see the car up there right away, and then you find out how it got there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pJbRffrJow

The Onion makes characteristically perfect fun of TED talks.
http://www.theonion.com/video/onion-talks-hypothetically-it-would-be-okay-to-hav,36687/

“Don’t take chances with pickups! Loose women may also be loaded with disease!”
http://boyopress.com/protect-yourself/

Small-time true crime from New Castle, Pa.
http://smalltownnoir.com/

Russians swearing in astonishment, and the amazing true-life motorcycle accident they’re astonishment-swearing about.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4ZTxggubm4

This is the way the captains of industry laugh about poor people trying to climb up the ladder of success, which has been greased, in this case with actual grease, or rather Vaseline-brand petroleum jelly. They make the same sounds as these women, in the same transports of mirth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9-rE5RBZvU

Visualized birdsong.
http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/21/This-Psychedelic-Art-Is-Actually-A-Birdsong-Visualized

“But isn’t that just avoiding the problem?” “Words to live by.” –Nicole Hollander
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/08/planes-avoiding-thunderstorms.html

Mount Everest in 3D.
http://everestavalanchetragedy.com/mt-everest-journey.html

Scroll down to the reviews.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1618081012

I don’t have kids of my own nor want them but I like this advice.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/31-truths-about-raising-kids-that-you-wont-find-in-a-parenti

And I like this. It reminds me of the wordless book /The Arrival/ by Shaun Tan.
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119001/photos-child-immigrants-ellis-island

“They just killed him. They just killed this man. Oh, here we go again.” Nine shots. One two three four five six seven. (Pause.) Eight nine. (If you’re likely to be upset by watching a man get vengefully/unjustly shot to death by men who feel they’re in the right to do so, don’t click here.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-P54MZVxMU&bpctr=1408697116

It’s not just Missouri.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/19/1322627/-It-s-not-just-Missouri-Know-your-rights

And so on.
http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/louise-milan/

Why not? she says. Scroll down for why not.
http://boingboing.net/2014/08/19/cnn-anchor-on-ferguson-why.html

Movie robots. Also a Dalek. Technically, Daleks are not robots. Oh, and a replicant, which is not a robot. Edward Scissorhands is not a robot. Nor the Borg queen. I think this enjoyable video is just mistitled.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zcTPFQitEs

Primitive interactive entertainment robots.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/toys/4276614

And many mysteries unraveled. (Click on right arrow to page through the book.)
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-expositor-or-many-mysteries-unravelled-including-that-of-the-learned-pig-1805/

 

 

Schnitzel mit schmutz.

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-08-15) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Okay, not as funny and sad as Robin Williams but funny and sad: I prepared all week, brought everything to the station, set up, switched in and did my show, checking every once in a great while (three times in six hours) to make sure I was on the air, and it turned out that I was checking coincidentally during the brief instances when the stream was actually sending my show out properly to the web (and also to the transmitter), when in fact most of the time, for some unknown reason, the stream was filling in from the automation system. So when I got home at about 5am I read email from all my friends asking if I was okay because they couldn’t get me on the radio or the web and so just gave up. This is where the swear words go.

It’s probably better that I didn’t know. It’s a kick-ass show, with stories and music and educational material of pathos and grandeur, and you can listen to it by clicking here.

Also here are some links to interesting not necessarily radio-useful items that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

It’s not your fault.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzb726TP-OM

“Please, Blue Fairy. Please make me a real boy.”
http://boingboing.net/2014/08/13/tom-the-dancing-bug-will-pino.html

Oh, well. What can you do.
http://truth-out.org/art/item/25543-press-conference

“Give me steam, and how you feel to make it real, real as anything you’ve seen.”
http://vimeo.com/101485993

Gojira!
http://io9.com/these-rarely-seen-godzilla-posters-show-you-a-new-face-1618992483

Steamed eyebrows.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/568586002

In sepia.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/old-time-portraits-parasites-180952147/?no-ist

A really interesting video about UV and skin and a limitation in human vision.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9BqrSAHbTc

If your connection and computer will play this in HD, let it.
http://vimeo.com/102935595

“I was doing some DNA profiling until you parked your maudlin keister in front of the window.” (Scroll down.)
http://studygroupcomics.com/main/the-short-con-by-aleks-sennwald-and-pete-toms/

Like a girl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs

Q: What is your day job? A: Data entry.
http://www.alternet.org/id-go-out-public-wearing-tight-pants-shock-people-life-man-worlds-largest-penis?paging=off#bookmark

/What if?/ The expensive shoebox question.
http://what-if.xkcd.com/108/

Cardboard art…
http://io9.com/intricate-cardboard-models-of-theoretical-flying-machin-1620666769

…which reminds me of a movie I really liked: /The Science of Sleep/. The wikipedia story of it doesn’t mention the cardboard animated dream sequences, but it’s a nice story. Here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Science_of_Sleep

Brek-ek-ek-ex, FedEx, FedEx. Brek-ek-ek-ex, FedEx.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCGBNj-aSwA

Spy org chart. Read the article, click on the chart, then plus to embiggify.
http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2013/08/what-nsas-massive-org-chart-probably-looks/68642/

Smile teevee. An art project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh_4rv-ndEI

The butts from Brazil.
http://elitedaily.com/envision/competition-to-find-the-best-brazil/702954/

Cinemagraph GIFs. (Click anywhere on the page BUT the obscuring subscribe box.) (My favorite GIFs are the tilt-shift cloverleaf and the twitch-ear cat.) (And then there are many more pages of this stuff.)
http://all-that-is-interesting.com/cinemagraph-gifs

Why black men don’t open carry.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/08/1320164/-Why-Black-Men-Don-t-Open-Carry

Israeli snipers shoot at children playing on a rooftop, cripple one, and then laugh and joke about it. Not an art project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUibXSgILv0

One of the nicest things about America is, we never send the army in against our own people. And when we do, they make sure to teargas anyone with a camera and take the camera apart.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5RVKfzTEWo

A nice new webcomic. The story so far. (Scroll down.)
http://studygroupcomics.com/main/the-short-con-by-aleks-sennwald-and-pete-toms/

Thank you, masked man.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CebRfSFnWGM

Work ethic.
http://tinyurl.com/nmw8mp6

Incidentally, /Dutch Wife/ is the Japanese term for a sex doll. I kind of see the attraction, but I’d like to hear what her voice sounds like. The voice is important to me.
http://metro.co.uk/2014/08/13/new-japanese-sex-doll-looks-just-like-a-real-woman-with-new-level-of-realistic-artificial-skin-4830675/

Humans need not apply.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU

In which Gracie adopts a giant dog.

   “Hark! The moon, like a testicle, hangs low in the sky.” –Robin Williams (R.I.P.)

Once again, in reading so far this week I’ve collected an unusual amount of really interesting material that, by its nature of being primarily visual or requiring too much explanation might not necessarily work well on the radio, so I’m just posting it in the middle of the week to clear the deck.

It’s all below. And if you haven’t heard my last week’s (2014-08-08) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show, click here and you can listen to it now.

Just watching this movie trailer I cried so hard it made the whole front of my head hurt. I can’t remember the last time that happened.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Salz7uGp72c

Well. This is useful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr6VawX2nr4

Trying it out. I really like the precision of the stop-spin burn. It’s as positive as a light switch. They know exactly how to do that part of it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yRWhu0UGYw

Backward and in heels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8XDhHFfBhI

Even prettier in the air. And they smell better up there too.
http://www.arkinspace.com/2014/05/peacocks-in-flight-its-quite-sight.html

Lighthouse porn.
http://www.boredpanda.com/lighthouse-photography/

The mathematics of weight loss.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGKLpYtZ19Q

The yoyo champion of the world. The music sounds like a boot stomping on a human face forever, but you can turn that down.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMd2oKx0PTo

The tantrums of Li’l Bess. (Scroll down.)
http://www.ep.tc/problems/64/

The insinkerator version of Over the Rainbow.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcBYpmD29ik

New hyperlapse technique. Shock and awe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA4Za3Hv6ng

At 1:03, for just an instant, Bernadette from The Big Bang Theory appears. She looks troubled.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YhOBw_lk18

Again with the passive-aggressive notes.
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/category/workplace/

Passive-aggressive loans.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDylgzybWAw

In which Gracie adopts a giant dog.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB0na1GXDOY

Parts.
http://vimeo.com/102528792

Issues, they have, hmmm?

“Is there anything more capitalist than a peanut with a top hat, cane, and monocle selling you other peanuts to eat.” — Cohen

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-08-08) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click. It’s brief this time, just three hours long, because of a technical problem that began about midnight, whose symptom was a buffer loop of my own voice repeating over and over on the air a ten-second snatch of an article about abortion, and since the upgrade locking us all out of the system for our own protection there was nothing I could do about it. For all I know it continued until Saturday.

But you don’t experience any of that. You get a pretty good three-hour show, with an Alex Bosworth story, some professional grade kvetching about so much unfairness of things, lukewarm girl-on-girl action, and so on. Exactly what you need.

And here are some links to further other things that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites in the column to your right:

/This Land Is Mine./ From Nina Paley, copyfighter and animator of /Sita Sings the Blues/.
http://vimeo.com/50531435

/Sita Sings the Blues/. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzTg7YXuy34

Progress in space.
http://io9.com/first-close-up-photos-of-the-solar-systems-most-crazy-1616987871

Virtual tours of Mars and Earth’s moon.
http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2014/08/google-maps-adds-virtual-tours-of-mars.html

New (old) Nazca lines.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/05/nazca-lines-peru_n_5648996.html

Physical progress toward the singularity.
http://www.kurzweilai.net/ibm-launches-functioning-brain-inspired-chip

Wildlife photography perfected.
http://www.boredpanda.com/animal-wildlife-photography-marina-cano/

Q: What makes a thousand-dollar violin sound like a million-dollar violin?  A: A nickel’s worth of fungus.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120908081611.htm

Ants.
http://www.nature.com/news/humanity-s-cultural-history-captured-in-5-minute-film-1.15650

Digital atlas of the Roman Empire. Move about, zoom in and out, just like Google Earth. Sadly, no street view yet. They’re workiing on that.
http://imperium.ahlfeldt.se/

Wait, that’s not right. Street view, ancient Rome:  http://googleearthdesign.blogspot.com/2011/03/street-view-in-tours-ancient-rome.html

Inspirational quotes to buck you up when you are feeling down.
http://thoughtcatalog.com/jim-goad/2014/08/20-wonderfully-inspirational-quotes-from-killers-and-psychopaths/

World War One women at work.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11006588/WW1-women-at-work-In-pictures.html

A non-satirical real advertisement for a Japanese product to improve your smile strength.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c4O6FlEktc

“For weeks I’d been wanting to write a straw man argument takedown, but I couldn’t find the right argument to oppose. Then my four year-old said something totally wrong about String Theory.”
http://nextdraft.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ed102783e87fee61c1a534a9d&id=0606e1ee90&e=d5796300b2

“I condemn this bombing of civilians.”
http://www.alternet.org/comics/alternet-comics-matt-bors-american-israeli-relations

Again with the lovely little cars and trucks.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2014/08/more-lovely-microcars.html

Some interesting people from long ago and far away.
http://www.retronaut.com/2013/12/immigrant-portraits-ellis-island/

A compendium of close calls.
http://boingboing.net/2014/08/06/video-very-close-calls.html

Sugar bagels. Sand moose.
http://www.superlinguo.com/post/93755424405/tastefullyoffensive-name-improvements-for

And the anatomy of songs.
http://wronghands1.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/anatomy-of-songs/

La Fin Du Topless Sur La Plage?

 

“It’s impossible to have just an okay time on a trampoline. It’s either the most fun you’ve ever had or you go to the hospital.” — Greg Dorris

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-08-01) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click. (It includes Alex Bosworth’s /Summer of ’76/, Miranda July’s /Majesty/, Chapter 2 of Eleanor Cooney’s 2003 book /Death in Slow Motion/, nearly a hundred other things, and ends with the unfairly obscure forty-minute David Ossman recording /How Time Flys/ [sic].

And here are some links to further other things that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites in the column to your right:

A brief history of British pier fires.
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/31/a-very-brief-history-of-pier-f.html

Every Upworthy video ever, in 2 minutes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIyLuFCaJA0

Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4zRe_wvJw8

“Hey, gang, let’s put on a show!” “Yeah! We can use my uncle’s barn!” “And we can invite the mayor!”
http://gothamist.com/2014/07/27/nsfw_photos_nude_modelsin_body_pain.php#photo-1

Lumiere Bros. footage of everyone getting along fine there before the British rearranged the place.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vaIK8wlAl0

Beatbox guy at TED.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNZBSZD16cY

Tiny cars and trucks.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2014/07/these-glorious-three-wheeled-microcars.html

“Victims of the Black Death grew boobs on their necks.”
http://wilsonquarterly.com/quarterly/winter-2014-four-decades-of-classic-essays/history-past-life-reeked-with-joy/

It turns out that, after all, it’s the very part of weed that gets you high that actually fights cancer. I’m tempted to say to the anti-medical-weed people, “Put that in your pipe and smoke it.”
http://gothamist.com/2014/07/27/nsfw_photos_nude_modelsin_body_pain.php#photo-1

Agent Scully says /Ohmigawd/.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Dw3m-vIj7A

And cut to the science.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yscLj2FySdo

Airplane phylogeny.
http://betaknowledge.nearfuturelaboratory.com/post/93011505011/airplane-phylogeny-seen-in-pierre-lemonnier-ed

Paragliding little girl. Doo dah, doo dah.
http://www.kuriositas.com/2014/07/watch-this-toddler-have-her-first.html

An article about The Bloody Olive.
http://w-cinema.blogspot.com/2012/04/bloody-olive-1997.html

The Bloody Olive, itself.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB041MXW1Rw

“But I understand the importance of the article because recently I also had an accident with a giant anteater that almost cost me my life.”
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11299627

Twelve Monkeys.

Cartoonist Mike Lukovich’s replacement Statue of Liberty plate: “I’ll trade you your huddled masses for my racist nitwits.”

In reading so far this week I’ve collected an unusual amount of really interesting material that, by its nature of being primarily visual or requiring too much explanation, might not necessarily work well on the radio, so I’m just posting it in the middle of the week to clear the deck.

It’s all below. And if you haven’t heard my last week’s (2014-07-25) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show, click here and you can listen to it now– or really any time; the MediaFire links are much more permanent than the Dropbox ones were. (MediaFire gives 50GB free, versus 2GB free with Dropbox, so I don’t have to delete older shows to make room for new ones anymore.)

Have fun.

—–

When the West was burning witches and arm-wrestling over a haunch of hart in castles made of piles of gray rocks, Muslims were inventing algebra, astronomy, five-part harmony and baklava in places like this:
http://gravity.ir/galleries/architecture/

The square root kid.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGfcscsnaeQ

The Dog Waltz.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS0SYGbvrFE

Peace signs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxDYiBls99w

Russel Brand says what we all think about Sean Hannity.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_m98GAdqKM

Russel Brand says what we all think about Bill O’Reilly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJe-bCstAtg

The world doesn’t look like tables and chairs and cars and tree shapes and smooth skin and so on. The world looks like this.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/57989/10-extremely-magnified-photos-plants

What the world looks like to a tire.
http://vimeo.com/101358524

/Where/ we look.
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/29/eye-tracking-heatmaps.html

“I said, Mom, are you ever gonna tell me about the birds and bees? She said, Are you having sex tomorrow? I said, No. She said, Then, no, and she turned around and walked away. That’s the only sex talk I ever had with my mom.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKlgIY_rnSk

“Remember: alien sex is DANGER sex.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y_nACag-Oc

Speaking of which.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSoYNynrVOg

Sadie reacts to some startling news.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84DLT4yRcy4

The intelligence of crows.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXQAgzfwuNQ

Bio-likeness project. I’ve skipped you past the explanation because I don’t want you to start crying.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXgowHN3Zxc&t=1m13s

Motorcycle mishap compilation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0UkKEvnVkU

Oh, the shark shoots (finger snap) from his nose, dear (snap), and his nose is (snap), stainless steel (snap, snap).
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.509321005830227.1073741828.107042739391391

Evolution of Bollywood Music. Penn Masala is a wonderful a capella group of Indian-American college kids. They sound like Pentatonix, and that’s really good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lErtjguuvSw

Ivory Coast cocoa bean farmers taste finished chocolate for the first time in their lives. They had /no idea/. “Ahhh! Mmmm! It is so good! What is it, again? Chocolate. Chocolate. And they make this from my beans? Ohhh. This must be why the white people are so healthy! “
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEN4hcZutO0

If you even just click to read this, you become a terror espionage threat criminal and can never travel to Australia:
http://www.wikileaks.org/aus-suppression-order/WikiLeaks-Australian-suppression-order.pdf

The Next War in comix form. Scroll down and down.
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/28/the-next-war-a-comic-for-the.html

“Please, let’s just not have our last words be, /Oh, shit!/”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y1ya-yF35g

“The Air Force has caused itself /more grief/ with that /silly bastard/… That /silly bastard with his picture next to the bed! …I mean, he is a /silly/ bastard. I wouldn’t have him running a /cathouse/!”
http://vimeo.com/100981004

March of the Juggalos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUcrORML3Gg

Another thing America is number one in: fattest firemen in the world, hands down.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/18/health/firefighter-obesity/

March of the –uh– whatever these things are.
http://vimeo.com/4262780

Satoshi Kon is dead. Here’s a short film about his editing technique.
http://vimeo.com/101675469

53 places 53.
http://flavorverse.com/53-surreal-places-need-visit-die/

George Steinmetz’ summer aerials. Click on and then click through SLIDE SHOW.
http://projects.newyorker.com/portfolio/steinmetz-summer/

Some thoughts on the American room.
https://medium.com/message/3fce9b2b98c5

I had only read about this mid-1980s teevee show. It’s as creepy as they say it was, but a whole different kind of creepy now. “Eeugh! It /smells/ like a girl.” “Yeah, son, I used some of your mom’s perfume.” Here’s just the first 20-minute episode of /Small Wonder/.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48WCJ84z7vw

Why a can? And why that shape?
http://www.datagenetics.com/blog/august12014/index.html

 

My new wrestling name: The Flabbergasting Filipino*

(*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.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojSaYrOttVs

Stop it.
http://www.boredpanda.com/shake-dogs-caught-in-motion-by-carli-davidson/

Who will watch the watchers?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwpP_s8LV_Y

Watch these maps of lightning striking in real time.
http://www.blitzortung.org/Webpages/index.php?lang=en&page_0=30

Ahh, electricity. I see.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/high-frequency-electric-currents-in-medicine-and-dentistry-1910/

Real places. Part 8.
http://www.sciencedump.com/content/beautiful-unreal-looking-landscapes-around-world

Snowflakes for real to snowflakes turn out to be like hearts for real to hearts.
http://www.sciencedump.com/content/snowflakes-close-bizarre-world

Rosies.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/57990/new-faces-rosie-riveter

A vast chart. Note the size control (low-center) and click anywhere and drag to navigate.
http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~226099~5505934:-Composite-of–Adams–Synchronologi

How gravity makes things fall. A thrillingly good explanation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlTVIMOix3I

Not the Diet of Worms but an actual diet of worms.
http://catandgirl.com/?p=4642

Diet of Worms.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diet_of_Worms

Diet of giant alien sea creatures and flying saucers. (Houses, cars and cows.)
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/21/the-weird-and-wonderful-painti.html

 

 

 

Fretless radio (or) A thorough and fashionable investigation.

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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSedE5sU3uc

Giant fluffy bunnies.
http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/14/Somewhere-Underneath-This-Giant-Fluff-of-Cuteness-is-a-Rabbit-Somewhere/#!bhiSsL

Peaceful scene of an old Irish astronaut at home.
http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Slideshows/_production/twip-140703/ss-140703-twip-02.nbcnews-ux-1360-900.jpg

Some wonderful places elsewhere on Earth.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2689037/Stunning-photographs-unbelievable-travel-destinations-never-knew-existed.html

And the World FireKnife Juggling Contest. Knives. On fire.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgf0SBZnk6M

Excelsior.

“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.

That’s okay. You might not have heard last week’s show (Friday, July 4). It’s a pretty good one. You can get it here. Or even here.

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.
http://vimeo.com/98596977

Car racing in Britain in the 1930s.
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/1930s-british-car-racing/

It’s a comic and a graph.
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/09/tom-the-dancing-bug-a-formula.html

Hobby Lobby.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/07/1311462/-Cartoon-Corporations-are-religious-nbsp-people

The sound of water drops hitting different things.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPbET75oFH8

A new kind of Jew’s harp.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9S-xys7Qkg

Universal handwriting typeface, constructed by averaging.
http://theuniversaltypeface.com/home

Elephant’s graveyard of French cars.
http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2013/06/chatillon-car-graveyard-belgium/

These very few companies own all these thousands of somewhat foodlike products.
http://mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/food-brands-map.png

Fireworks show filmed from camera drone flying through the explosions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvkcqgpZJCw

What will likely kill you, depending on where you are, and if you live long enough to catch it.
http://theweek.com/article/index/264247/this-map-shows-the-disease-most-likely-to-kill-you

And a tiger swimming in brilliant green algae.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2686132/Cute-moment-tiger-strains-head-water-swims-pond-green-algaee.html

 

 

The Herkimer Battle Jitney.

“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:

ABC Meat.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6fUDddc_gA

Taste the happy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKeWdOeVZn8

Sonder. Keta. Be sure to watch and fullscreen the videos.
http://neatorama.com/2014/06/26/10-Beautiful-Completely-Made-Up-Words-That-Describe-Obscure-Sorrows

Further underwater dogs.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2205225/Underwater-Dogs-Calendar-2012-Photographer-captures-pets-diving-pools-fetch-ball.html

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.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/kaboom-10-facts-about-firecrackers-that-will-blow-you-away/

PES’ famous fireworks animation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASSOQDQvVLU

The official names.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/31097/names-10-fireworks-effects

Makin’ fulgurites in an antipasto dish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rln4MGwlKM

Pneumatic art.
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/04/magnificent-contraption-vacuu.html

34-second Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYBi5OMtl5Q

Job interview.
http://vimeo.com/85147502

Tiny flowers on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on an old penny. “You could do it in the kitchen.”
http://hyperallergic.com/72044/sculpting-the-tiniest-flowers-in-the-world-to-build-the-future-of-nanotechnology/

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJxrTzfG2bo

Stick around for the Compact of Free Association.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASSOQDQvVLU

Space without the space.
http://xkcd.com/1389/

Thunderstorm seen from space.
https://vine.co/v/MFzIvZBq6M7

Tempest in a teapot.
http://vimeo.com/86711365

Nosferatu in 4 minutes, with added sound.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iSolYGvLrE

Wiggle-GIF method stereo-ized classic monster shots.
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/02/spooky-stereoscopic-gifs-mo.html

Mathematical beauty of the universe.
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/collective/2013/sep/19/nature-numbers-beauty-universe-expressed-through-e/

The stupid, it burns.
http://thechive.com/2014/06/28/facebook-is-like-a-megaphone-for-stupidity-39-photos/

Magical little airplane built to take off and land nearly like a helicopter. (Also you have to be the greatest pilot in the world.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zDo7hkmCNY

VW-juggling robot plan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CyuWriEGzo

Hitler’s selfies.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/weird_private_photographs_of_hitler_practicing_dramatic_gestures

“Daddy is exercising his demons.” “I think you mean he is exorcising his demons.” “No.”
http://mylifeinart.com/artists/jon-bentley/

Abraham Lincoln’s goat-headed slippers.
http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/newsroom/display.asp?id=1297

Aww.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMeDuoHBi2g

Panoramic time-lapse videos of night sky.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azJaOQAGTJo

I don’t know how to feel about this. It’s interesting, but, you know, kids!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IloOj0kVJsg

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.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_crOZT3DbxQ

84. (I’ve skipped you ahead to the actual song.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cyIxkFLjWI&t=1m50s

Mall.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2670491/Fish-abandoned-New-World-Mall-Bangkok-flooded.html

“Ow.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztP4cDdy83o

How we get electrical transformers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9us_GmElUCM

The last hand putter.
http://vimeo.com/98953952

/Rude/ Goldberg machine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDcmnNssWDE

A chart of the NSA spy programs /that we know about/.
http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2014/07/01/every-nsa-program-we-know-about-in-one-chart/

Smiling through times of suffering and suicidal depression.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRvk5UQY1Js

“It being self-evident…”
http://www.alternet.org/comics/alternet-comics-jen-sorensen-those-buffer-zones

How well do you know this quiz?
http://www.clickhole.com/quiz/how-well-do-you-know-quiz-412

Bitchy Resting Face redux. And the proper term is Bitchy Resting Face, not Resting Bitchface; it’s funny they don’t know that.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twO293UQ_MQ

Another thing people used to do before the internet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmQTafVgucs

Pet bird makes and applies its own feather extensions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJIUNNssSVg

Middle-aged software engineer shreds on dulcimer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1nzkYr_JDM

Stay for the two ground-effect craft videos at the bottom.
http://io9.com/these-soviet-concept-vehicles-are-clearly-from-an-alter-1597889367

And hooray for freedom.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-day-we-celebrate-liberty.html

 

The elephant in the room.

  “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.

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:

More time-lapse blooming.
http://vimeo.com/daviddelossan

Fireworks in art through the ages.
http://publicdomainreview.org/2014/06/25/picturing-pyrotechnics/

Propellers, stupid-looking, dangerous, inefficient and noisily cool all at the same time.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2014/06/cars-with-propellers-part-1.html

How to peel ten pounds of potatoes in 30 seconds with a bucket, a hose, a toilet brush and an electric drill.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7w9pycCSd0

Watch a nuclear reactor start. That Pantone color is Cherenkov radiation blue.
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/seeing-a-nuclear-reactor-start-up-is-cooler-than-my-sci-1596286481/+caseychan

What each country leads the world in.
http://c.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/inline-large/inline/2013/10/3020280-inline-i-1-world-things.png

Alien internal organs. Kidding. Ink falling through water.
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/alberto-seveso-colorful-musician-album-covers

Water made of glass.
http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/26/Ben-Youngs-Amazing-Glass-Sculptures/

Too many. Nightmare. Run away.
http://boingboing.net/2014/06/26/10-incredible-crowds.html

“Now say, ‘Fools! I will destroy you all!'”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNN4Oo0KhZo

The top secret files.
http://boingboing.net/2014/06/25/tom-the-dancing-bug-dare-you.html

World War Two animated map.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WOVEy1tC7nk

Teaching Japanese to swear properly in English. With video of the educational process.
http://boingboing.net/2014/06/23/aided-by-books-and-ex-pats-ja.html

Another place on the very small list of places I would actually want to go to another country to see…
http://www.treehugger.com/culture/bounce-below-worlds-first-trampoline-park-abandoned-slate-mine-wales.html

…To add to Uluru, which I had no idea sometimes pours over with water.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/06/waterfalls-on-uluru-rare-sight.html

The Prophecy of the Popes. Some Latin required.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-prophecy-of-the-popes-15th-century/

Make your own Oculus Rift visor out of your phone and a cardboard box.
http://boingboing.net/2014/06/26/elegant-cheap-simple-folded.html

Another category of employment openings. “And what do you do?” “Oh, I wear an invisible mummy suit and fluff hair and superhero capes.”
http://boingboing.net/2014/06/26/gimpsuited-greenscreen-fluffer.html

“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!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOOT_3U4rZM

Negotiation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6x0tk3D7xU

Ukraine, hands down. After the original, un-messed-with one, of course.
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-19-different-countries-define-beauty-2014-6?op=1

 

One large Galapagos turtle upon wheels with revolving clockwork eyes and extra string.

   “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.

  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:

There will be blood. “What are you doing in here? You’re missing the vagician!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEcZmT0fiNM

Colorful rivers.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2014/06/super-colorful-rivers.html

Another one-take wonder.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC194cPvPaGJjhJBEGwG6vxg

My OCD.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnzz-eFmKaw

Book of miracles.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/beasts-comets-and-other-signs-of-the-end-times/

Cymbal. And this happens every time. How different the world looks now. Look around.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kpoanOlb3-w

Drowned churches.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2298091/Haunting-images-churches-world-drowned-make-way-man-dams-reservoirs.html

None pizza with left beef II.

   “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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OxiRdgpOqs

Fun everywhere else.
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-drops-truth-bomb-john-mccain-and-other-warmongers

Another cool, slightly less childish, thing a million-dollar-a-day team of military jets can do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shaHKayQ8-Q

And then there’s this dog, who operates on less than a dollar a day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PElfdeFnaiw

Fetch.
http://vimeo.com/92172277

The story of tools.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd2PNHysj7A

How we get marble.
http://vimeo.com/94076571

Why we’re against unions.
http://leftycartoons.com/ten-reasons-were-against-unions/

Winning.
http://www.alternet.org/comics/alternet-comics-matt-bors-return-us-troops-iraq

The sad romance of math.
http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/16/Math-Meets-Romance-Novel/

It’s a minefield.
http://truth-out.org/art/item/24381-because-extremists-are-crazy

Go. Just go.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2014/06/lets-go-ancient-chinese-game-boards.html

Another of countless sad examples of what happens when government is controlled by even the most peaceful of religions. Press play.
http://www.theawl.com/2014/06/21st-century-concentration-camps

None pizza with left beef.
http://www.thesneeze.com/2007/the-great-pizza-orientation-test.php

Gauze in water.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD7RHcp1wvc

And the educational magic of tubes.
http://www.pleacher.com/mp/puzzles/tricks/tube.html

The illusion of control.

   “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.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/volkswagon-texting-and-driving-psa

The story of Tim’s Vermeer.
http://boingboing.net/2014/06/10/vermeers-paintings-might-be.html

Bottles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocwRWoZUB0c

Dude, you’re flat.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EkEsTafD38

Did you know that Hayao Miyazaki once made a music video?
http://vimeo.com/48043470

Slow-motion lightning.
http://boingboing.net/2014/06/10/video-slow-motion-lightning.html

Comics archetype times table.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_hVOW2U7K4-M/SeqZJV0cLqI/AAAAAAAA_Ng/Zu1ff5hmwhs/s640/creebobbycomicstimestable.jpg

Ladies in space. The photoset is a tad Barbarella-heavy, but to each his own, I say.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/02/barbarella-other-ladies-in-space.html

The total area of solar panels it would take to power the world, Europe, and Germany.
http://boingboing.net/2014/06/12/the-total-area-of-solar-panels.html

How to tell the difference.
http://boingboing.net/2014/06/11/tom-the-dancing-bug-how-to-te.html

Are you alone?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKMQzkIiB0Y

And as a long-time fan of fantasy interstellar diaspora, I have to say squee.
http://gizmodo.com/holy-crap-nasas-interplanetary-spaceship-concept-is-fr-1589001939/1589277571

How to become as cool as one wishes to be.

   “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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ0epTLZPk4

GRKTRGDY.
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2014/06/07/grktrgdy/

Exactly what you always suspected. Rumble, rumble, spit, spit, rumble rumble, spit, spit. Useless.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjcyUjXwH_4

Ocotopi at night.
http://vimeo.com/95510899

Art.
http://gbtimes.com/china/buffalo-body-painting-contest-held-yunnan

Art 2.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa_langley/sets/72157644228081367

Lightning.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2014/05/spectacular-mysterious-lightnings-part-1.html

How to become as cool as one wishes to be.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBeHQtJm5UI

“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.
http://metro.co.uk/2014/05/31/the-lingerie-fighting-championships-are-just-what-they-sound-like-4745843/

One one-take movie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbdN-KigJ14

Logic gates explained by pulley demo. (!!!)
http://boingboing.net/2014/06/02/logic-gates-made-from-pulleys.html

Where trust has gone, love will soon follow.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/57056/americans-who-believe-most-people-can-be-trusted

How far are you flung?
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-far-are-you-flung-when-an-amusement-park-ride-goes-terribly-wrong

Click on each photograph to travel in time.
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/ng-interactive/2014/jun/01/d-day-landings-scenes-in-1944-and-now-interactive

“It could have been a sobering moment.”
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/24127-lethal-confluence

Baby leads dance.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enu6GFQPJ4o

The point and the videography don’t seem to have anything to do with each other, but –good point and good robot dancing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmBHnk78Q_4

The McGurk Effect, the Shepard Tone Illusion, etc.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzo45hWXRWU

So the CIA, the FBI and the KGB walk into the woods…
http://brucesterling.tumblr.com/post/87876034143/now-thats-political-humor

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