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Today we all start over. Again.

    “Being fit and throwing a fit are two very different things.”

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-11-14) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

This show runs seven hours not including the Mel Brooks/Carl Reiner 2000 Year Old Man before the start. (Here’s the cartoon version of that.) Learn how to stop a military tank, in case that ever comes up as a need. Pat Robertson squinches his eyes shut and purifies you with the fire of Jeebus of any sexy things you might have done. Some inside information about the human semen the sodomites have incorporated into your latte, as well as about their insidious tight pants agenda. Wordsworth. Chomsky. Dave Eggers. The Forgotten Fish Memory Orchestra. Instead of Boston Blackie, an entire vividly close-miked Nichols and May album (the one with More Gauze). In short, the bloody works; and the recording, made in the broadcast booth, has smooth sound with none of the (since fixed) periodic transmitter dropouts that radio listeners experienced.

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

Metal, it is beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJia60qK7-c

Religious Vader.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0Uurhc3X-Q

Two evenly matched because identical industrial robots spar with swords.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR-YlZ9NdIA

Bored ramming speed, men.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDvMBPZ5Bik

Dusted to death.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXtB1UshqmI

A slideshow (press play arrow) of grand old topless adding machines.
http://www.wired.com/2014/11/kevin-twomey-low-tech

Industrial fantasy China. Scroll down for the sharp big images. And play the video in full screen at the highest useful quality.
https://medium.com/vantage/visions-of-a-future-that-draw-on-the-past-b9d36e02a7e7

Map.
http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/africa-uncolonized

Charged with funambulism.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/an-abridged-history-of-funambulists

The secret of the mind-reading fish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ygTQfFRH5k

My favorite is the elephant’s toothpaste. No– the iodine clock. The super-absorbent polymer is also nice.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/59987/11-chemical-reaction-videos-explained

Things going up.
http://twentytwowords.com/some-of-the-worlds-most-iconic-landmarks-under-construction/

On the Index of Ignorance, we’re number 2. Number 2! Number 2! (Liz H. sent this.)
https://www.ipsos-mori.com/researchpublications/researcharchive/3466/Perceptions-are-not-reality-10-things-the-world-gets-wrong.aspx

The dogs bursting in air.
http://www.juliachriste.de/#/ANIMAL

Thp thp thp thp thp thp thp thp thp thp thp thp.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xHZmDXsup8

Japan, WTF, part 19.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxzgwJ8tSE0

The lottery. Better luck next time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PK-netuhHA

Rope swing from hot air balloons.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEoXn34ilKY

Look at how much fun you can have when you’re flush with deodorant company money!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcwrRA2BIlw

Works From The 7th Annual Altered Barbie Exhibit. Scroll down and down. Caterpillar Barbie is my favorite.
http://ifitshipitshere.blogspot.com/2009/10/barbie-gone-bad-works-from-7th-annual.html

Your own dead talking dog, only $60.
http://musicformaniacs.blogspot.com/2014/11/your-dead-pet-sings-to-you.html

Moab.
http://vimeo.com/110636084

Mark sent the link to this. Don’t ask the guy in the store; ask people who have one: the plasma display is superior to the LCD/LED.
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141103.html

And Mark sent a link to this page of people’s mostly accidentally recorded earthquake sounds. They were playing with tape recorders and exactly the right time.
http://www.seismosoc.org/publications/Earthquake_Sounds/

“Plato was also a tragic child star who recently died of a drug overdose. Purportedly, there was some kind of mysterious curse hanging over the entire cast and crew of ‘Different Strokes’ – a modern reference to Greek Tragedy. . .or, more specifically, Modern-Day Greek Archetypes. Was Plato actually Persephone? Think about it.”
http://nostalgia.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_jokes_and_other_deleted_nonsense

Och, the puir beast.
http://thehairpin.com/2014/11/horses-who-cant-even-in-art/

Giant acoustic instrument incorporates mechanical reverb. At first he just messes aimlessly with the springs, but then he bows the vertical violin-like part. If you just want to hear that, skip ahead to 2:53.
http://boingboing.net/2014/11/10/watch-musician-plays-eerie-so.html

Guitarra a 4 manos. Thrilling, or, uh, emocionante
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbd6IASEFr8

Museum of selfies.
http://museumofselfies.tumblr.com/

“Bottoms up. And the devil laughs.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bntfUA6TmLs

“I will rip off your head and shit down your neck.” That’s some good police work there, Shawn.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR-YlZ9NdIA

Size.
http://beckephysics.blogspot.com/2014/08/comet-67p-size-comparisons_8.html

Shouting at clouds.

     “I don’t mean to go all language nerd on you, but I just legit adverbed legit, verbed adverb, and adjectived language nerd.” –Randall Munroe*

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-11-07) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

This was my one-hundredth show just for KNYO. I think it turned out rather well. Kay Rudin showed up and knocked on the storefront door a little after one a.m. and we talked about teeth, among other things. (Slightly uneven mic level.) Um, Alex Bosworth. King Collins. A psychological exegesis of Frankenstein’s monster. Late in the show: My Grandmother, the Poisoner from Vice.com, and even yet more. A long show, as they go, and some catchy music.

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

Miracles.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/528708130520461312

And the odd brain.
http://www.iflscience.com/brain/lost-and-found-smooth-human-brain

The Bangs Williams Improved Insulated Planchette.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/ghosts-in-the-machines-the-devices-and-defiant-mediums-that-spoke-for-the-spirits/

Surfing in very slow motion.
http://vimeo.com/108799588

Ball and feathers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E43-CfukEgs

Time-lapse balloon fiesta. (Link sort of fixed by now going to an orgy of hot-air balloon videos.) (Thanks, Kim Townsend, for pointing out that it wasn’t right before.)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtP28UZtZqBUfR-m0HQePANDbR5hG6pFm

Balloons of Brazil. The videos are amazing. Also the sound. “I told ya, Mike!”
http://theappendix.net/issues/2014/10/an-art-of-air-and-fire-brazils-renegade-balloonists

Well! That was exciting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xHXx5HARC8

Nature wins.
http://allday.com/post/951-nature-reclaiming-abandoned-places

These goddamn kids and their weird fads. Bob Ross sent this.
http://www.duskyswondersite.com/human-ingenuity-category/how-different-can-a-life-be/

And a professional straightener. For the weird fad of everyone dressing alike to be in the club.
http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/news/2014-10-28/34b84740-5ed3-11e4-89c3-9dcbfb6318d0_AP183466970489_7.jpg

(*Also: bonus points for the Oxford comma.)

Five pounds of Halloween show in a three pound bag!

    “Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them.”

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-10-31) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

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

How have parents ruined Halloween? Let me count three ways.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR-_FFGCUFQ

A journal of things that fit.
http://www.ideafixa.com/para-os-obsessivos-por-organizacao/

Yosemite.
http://vimeo.com/87701971

The future. Floating, shining soot, etc.
http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2014/10/the-future-shining-soot-and-a-steampunkgod-1834.html

This is an example of video I search out as soon as I hear about the disaster, to watch it over and over even though I hate what happened. It might be that I’m trying to memorize it so it won’t happen again, or won’t happen to me, the way people rubberneck at car wrecks, but I have no input into the process and will never get near a rocket to space and so it doesn’t matter what I know, and maybe that’s part of why it makes me so sad. (On the other hand, Lori Price of CLG NEWS implies that NSA (not NASA) had hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of secret spy machinery in it so, if that’s true, the sadness is somewhat queered.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHMmMgdcOSU

And from another angle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zarWT7H9t54

Further disaster. (The word disaster literally means bad star.)
http://boingboing.net/2014/10/31/anomaly-reported-in-virgin.html

And then something goes or rather will go right. On my birthday (Nov.12, 2014). I just want to say, see the way the European Space Agency gets you excited about real space science. NASA could take a lesson from them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32vlOgN_3QQ

Bring me my cross of burning gold. Bring me my chariot of fire.
http://boingboing.net/2014/10/28/watch-motorcycle-chariots-thr.html

Are zombies racist?
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/are-zombies-racist

Paint it with fire.
http://vimeo.com/107263462

A lovely thing to watch being made.
http://boingboing.net/2014/10/29/watch-japanese-doll-maker-at.html

Marble boss. How we get marble.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du9_Kn2y2VA

The succulent Qing Dynasty meat stone.
http://www.npm.gov.tw/en/Article.aspx?sNo=04001103

Almonds.
http://vimeo.com/109665958

Witches.
http://weird-vintage.com/post/100994682694/weirdvintage-1910s-witches-via

Melies: The Monster.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-monster-1903/

A camera crew is too expensive anymore. Here’s how they do it now.
http://new-aesthetic.tumblr.com/post/101260523602/matt-macklin7-the-latest-in-live-cross

The One True Dog.
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2014-10-29-Dog-Surprise.jpg

Ghost islands.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ghost-islands

Take a ring off it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDIlQ8A5Xio

Li’l Dicky: Lemme Freak.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocGiulPm3IU

If driving was taught like sex ed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SMVGo0o2DM

The true baseball acid story. Oh, and dexamyl. And benzedrine. “So the game started, and the mist came in. Misty rain. So all during the game it was a little mist…”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vUhSYLRw14

Put a camera on it. Scary. I know it turns out okay, but… it’s got its dinner, and the guy goes right up to it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MthhQ8rUzT8

Oh! Toy! Gaah!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsxyV-kgfio

Lord Kelvin’s water dropper.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv4MjaF_wow

How the woman gets her stripes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD6h-wDj7bw

“The closest I’ll ever get to touching space.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV5ZECGT9Dc

All the planets in the Solar system set edge-to-edge in a line, and Pluto also, would exactly fit between Earth and the Moon. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
http://i.imgur.com/Ae9hbU1.jpg

How he made it. (In fact, from the after-talk: “What I learned is, beyond a certain level of effort there’s basically no correlation between the amount of work you put into something and how successful it is.”)
http://boingboing.net/2014/10/28/every-artists-how-i-made-i.html

…And one of his more successful projects.
http://reverseocr.tumblr.com/

7.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzH87bEBsZY

“Again with the 7.”
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/this-is-how-kfc-actually-makes-their-fried-chicken-from-1651170230/all

Eleanor Cooney sent me this link to a pictorial story about the contents of the abandoned suitcases of insane asylum patients, or clients, whichever is used.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/abandoned-suitcases-reveal-private-lives-of-insane-asylum-patients/

For every one American who dies of ebola, fifty thousand will die of the common flu. Get your flu shot.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/world/how-deadly-is-ebola/?wpmm=AG0003409

How is this even possible. Amazing new OK GO music video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1ZB_rGFyeU

The girl who literally couldn’t even.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47ImggvNecg

“So I started going out with this guy. He was a seventh-generation circus performer. He had grown up sleeping with three tigers…”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TApVPuTSPw

Wildebeest rush hour.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gvpk8fpyVY

You think you can just grab it by the nose and keep it away. But you can’t, because of the strength of its great long arms and the sharpness of its six-inch claws, which can cut your spine in half by reaching in through the front of you. Think how stupid you would feel. You’d be like, “I’m killed! By an anteater!”
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/these-surprising-facts-turn-giant-anteaters-from-friendly-to-ferocious

The full  nose test. Warning: honks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxrFs9zGrZ8

“Trews is like the news if the news were true.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CugXPmLGfP8

Sugar money.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MepXBJjsNxs

“Enjoy an ice cream cone shortly  before lunch.” Slideshow of sugar ads.
http://www.motherjones.com/slideshows/2012/10/classic-sugar-ads/eat-sugar-lose-weight

Gunfluenza.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/27/1339108/-Cartoon-Other-dangerous-epidemics

Ernest Hemingway’s new typewriter.
http://boingboing.net/2014/10/29/tom-the-dancing-bug-ernest-he.html

What women look for in a man. Short version: voice, teeth, hair, eyes, fingernails, shirt, shoes, neatness (car interior as well as ears), funny, polite but sarcastic, good tipper, and a scar. Easy.
http://thoughtcatalog.com/alice-l-carter/2014/10/41-women-share-the-first-thing-they-notice-about-men-but-never-admit-to/

What drives men away from a woman. Short version: the stuff she says.
http://thoughtcatalog.com/hok-leahcim/2014/10/33-guys-reveal-the-one-thing-that-made-them-lose-interest/

The Skeleton Dance.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h03QBNVwX8Q

Japanese Halloween.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/27/national/halloween-japan-2014/#.VE5SalZSTLR

Exorcism: a psychiatric viewpoint.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2495148/pdf/jmedeth00319-0026.pdf

The two-white-line 3D trick again. Scroll down.
http://www.viralnova.com/3d-images/

A treatise of remarks regarding Experiments and Obfervations  in an heated Room, 1774.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/experiments-and-observations-in-a-heated-room-1774/

Twinkie offense.
http://memooftheair.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/537f5-twinkie_fredbradbury.jpg

And don’t forget to reset the bridge clock, cadet. One more demerit and there go your ansible privileges.

Hatters gonna hat. Part two. (Say it aloud. Savor the martial beat.)

    “A wicked hero will turn his back to an innocent coward.” –Ben Franklin

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-10-24) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Poetry by Mickey Chalfin. Alex Bosworth’s true baseball disaster story, Hardball. Delicious toilet-paper-free sausage of Belarus. Mystery clown. The black female body. Comtesse DeSpair. Ayahuasca, poison or panacea? A rundown on the candidates for Coast Hospital board. What Mormons believe. William Rivers Pitt, Blowback. Porn: how to get in. Maggie Koerth-Baker. Nietzche’s squinky motivation. And the Jinn, imaginary creatures of real fire. Six hours of all that and more, and then The Weird Circle: The Queer Client, a tale of woe, misery, revenge and regret, lather, rinse, repeat.

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

The right-wing HOUSE OF FEAR! Which YOU CAN’T ESCAPE!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/20/1337239/-Cartoon-The-house-of-feeeaaaarrrr

Clean your lint filter.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/10/clean-your-lint-filter.html

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned the Anonabox in a promoting-sounding way, and now I know better. Here:
http://www.wired.com/2014/10/anonymity-routers/

Paint me on velvet, U.S. Supreme Court.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9prhPV2PI

Here’s how.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/never-needed-to-know-until-today

What are some interesting theoretical limits?
http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-interesting-theoretical-limits

Scientology assholes harass a former member in the airport. We see this from his point of view. Read the explanation.
http://boingboing.net/2014/10/20/watch-alleged-top-scientologi.html

What Mormons believe.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a3eJC3qAFU

Do you think “natural” food is natural? It’s not.
http://www.vox.com/2014/10/15/6982053/selective-breeding-farming-evolution-corn-watermelon-peaches

The wheel of rhythm.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UphAzryVpY

What a white man can get away with when stopped by an officer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsac2KhgAbg

White people in general. “It is suspected alcohol may have been a factor.”
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/whites-riot-over-pumpkins-in-nh-and-twitter-turns-it-into-epic-lesson-about-ferguson/

The music college kids like charted against their SAT scores.
http://www.avclub.com/article/only-dumb-people-listen-beyonce-210893

Happiness.
http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/how-quest-happiness-can-have-big-downside?paging=off

And San Francisco in the 1940s and 1950s. Beautiful black-and-white photos. Peaceful. Quiet. Another world entirely.
http://fredlyon.photoshelter.com/#!/portfolio/G0000mIS5.IPEWTU

 

One size fits all.

    “Man is an exception, whatever he is. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head.” –G.K. Chesterton

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-10-17) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Some more and older and rather better poetry than usual. Ebola terror debunkment. A goofily bloated Respect Mah Authoritah section, including wise advice as to exactly what to do and what not to do when pulled over by a cop, to minimize legal and death problems. Alex Bosworth! John Lewallen! Oni Hartstein’s criticism of the new entrepreneurs of haunted houses from hell. The triumphant return of the Comtesse DeSpair. Columbus (Cristoforo Colon) facts. The rise and fall of famous venerated penis parts and their counterfeits down through Christian history. [tiny print:] Notice of Memo of the Air’s soon proliferating to be on KMEC-LP in Ukiah as well as on the familiar KNYO-LP in Fort Bragg. (Familiar in the embarrassingly sensual and accustomed senses on top of the witch’s pet and the homeboy sense.) Let’s see, what else… It turns out that torture comes in a choice of flavors; who knew? And so on. A long and pleasantly weird show. And Boston Blackie at the end, so.

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

Some footage from The Great Martian War: 1913-1917. As historically and scientifically accurate as anything else on The History Channel.
http://vimeo.com/107454954

Table 7.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-n4eSIsr2c

Bad Lip Reading /Walking Dead/ part 2.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0BnadYbLIU&feature=youtu.be

“In a nature full of wonders, this talented man from the Punjab is not the least of her wonders himself!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIgZ_OKQyF0

Italian hand talking.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxu50kiDVGc

What If. A short film made from Rudyard Kipling’s /If/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpQsFtcgWBY

“Don’t come in my ear.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3lCfHtaR30

“I’m gettin’ teed off now!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MouBNcCQaU4

Coffee jerks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VssO5bKFJU0

“I’m really not okay with lying.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSHkKha_PsU

Monday was loofah day. I missed it again.
http://gawker.com/5380802/happy-bill-oreilly-loofah-day

Mandelbox.
http://vimeo.com/17278544

Scroll down for the video. When the whole thing spins around on a vertical axis you can hear the Leslie-ing*.
http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/12/Rodafino-Is-the-Most-Amazing-Musical-Performance-Ive-Ever-Seen/

*Leslie rotating speaker horns.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_speaker

Hipty-hip de guillotine. Pip-pit de by-yo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu2_9L1Qp20

Spirograph toy.
http://nathanfriend.com/inspirograph/

Craters.
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/14-of-the-most-striking-crater-lakes-on-earth

Ships.
http://petapixel.com/2014/10/10/photos-largest-ship-world-built-south-korea/

Putting the Fleet under.
http://www.kuriositas.com/2011/07/fleet-londons-underground-river.html

The Anonabox kickstarter project. About three weeks left to get your own Anonabox for $45.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/augustgermar/anonabox-a-tor-hardware-router

The Rayleigh-Plesset Equation applied to guns firing underwater. Also Bernoulli’s Principle. Also sonoluminescence! Skip ahead to 6:17 if that’s all you’re interested in. The whole earlier part is also cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp5gdUHFGIQ

Same guy explaining the Prince Rupert’s Drop. 1.3 miles per second!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe-f4gokRBs

The amazing Tommy Trevor and assistant.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4_ZIzTI49s

A dance to spring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDXUDehUgIQ

Play Tetris Hell. “You won’t like it.”
http://www.kongregate.com/games/banthar/hell-tetris

Balls.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=they7m6YePo

Speaking of balls: “In the vacuum of space his suit had gradually inflated so that he could not get back into the airlock. The gloves had pulled away from his fingers. He decided to let air the air out…”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014/newsspec_9035/index.html

Orbitas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLzZOBSe8L0

The future.
http://www.ifisoft.ch/test/andrea/victorian-visions-1/

Raymond Loewy, designer of space.
http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/raymond-loewys-nasa-designs-are-the-space-future-that-n-1645668220/+ericlimer

Valella valella.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJGO_bSsR3w

Rituel.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QADYuPXfrxM

Kachinas! Gesundheit.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/hopi-drawings-of-kachinas/

Bitch. (Not you. It’s just the title of the post.)

“I don’t know what’s the matter with people: they don’t learn by understanding; they learn by some other way – by rote, or something. Their knowledge is so fragile!” –Richard Feynman

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-10-10) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Like last week’s, this show has another one of the best Alex Bosworth stories ever, this time about a night-time telephone conversation with his own left-behind self. And there are 96 instances of the word /bitch/ in this show, hence the title. (Though the greater part of them occur in a single story by Kate Hahn, in mcsweeneys.net, titled I Am Going To Start Ending Every Sentence With /Bitches/, Bitches.)  Two weather reviews by The Awl’s Tom Scocca.  Some insight into the so-called brains of right-wing so-called conservatives. General injustice against women, laid out in graphic terms.  A post to the kzyxtalk listserv by John Sakowitz explaining his plans to improve KZYX by suing the autocratic undeserved managers entirely out of the fiefdom it’s become, or rather by fumigating the place with essence of law. Biblical support for genocide.  HOT LOCAL SINGLES. The man who proved Stephen Hawking wrong. And even yet more.

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

Polyphonic overtone singing. (I brought the audio of this to the show but never found the right place to play it.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC9Qh709gas

“Excellent for fine motor skill development.” Look me in the eye and tell me you don’t wonder what it tastes like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50_-zqsgDA4

Undulatus asperatus. Steamed.
http://twistedsifter.com/2012/03/15-incredible-cloud-formations/

Late Night Liz sent this link to the trailer for Ana Yang’s bubble show. No CGI. What interests me is that I’d just seen a trailer for /Guardians of the Galaxy/, where they took $100,000,000 and like four years to make moving shapes and colors just like this, and Ana Yang does the same thing in real time with colored lights, string, a bucket of soap and a cigaret.
https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/KMrvR836TFI

Flowers of the sky.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/flowers-of-the-sky/

Stop-motion parkour.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3p2TZ5q9to

Giant robots and golems throughout history.
http://jakubsan.tumblr.com/

Space, comrade! Or, as the kids punctuate now: space comrade.
http://www.visualnews.com/2014/10/06/33-soviet-propaganda-posters-space-age/

Maps of the end of the world.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/morbid-monday-maps-of-the-end-of-the-world

How to win any game.
http://thoughtcatalog.com/james-altucher/2014/10/life-is-like-a-game-heres-how-to-master-any-game-and-beat-everyone/

So different without the songs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gPwhG5j6NI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Jd9AmepgdM

Short film about a neon-sign maker. “I don’t burn myself as much as I did, anymore.”
http://vimeo.com/107112035

How many? Go fish.
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-daily-show-exposes-shocking-lack-data-cops-killing-civilians

Fish hugs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19xoSymcH9w

I like how they don’t get tired of it. They like what they’re doing so much that they’re ready to do it all day. They’re constantly in the moment, and the moment is good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRddLDynsCs

“Where wolves fuck” equals “where Christ lost his hat.”
http://boingboing.net/2014/10/08/where-wolves-fuck.html

Masks. (Let it load and then slowly scroll down.)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/93779577@N00/sets/72157616202184878/with/5057857892/

…And then see this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foqGirKxbvk

“Tenny mucho mucho DeNiro in su trucky-trailer?”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kEpZWGgJks

How to win any negotiation.
http://visual.ly/secret-weapon-winning-any-negotiation-anchoring

The secret? Water vapor.
http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/07/interactive-holograms-leia-display-system/

 

Подкрасться, ошеломить, скрыться. (Sneak up. Confuse. Еscape.)

Hac in hora
sine mora
corde pulsum tangite;
quod per sortem
sternit fortem,
mecum omnes plangite!

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-10-03) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

This show has one of the best Alex Bosworth stories I have ever read, about Old Foukey, a real-life, misunderstood, noble monster. A play about an awkward dinner party at the Hitlers’. Also an article explaining about how H.P. Lovecraft was so good at describing gibbering horror because in real life he was reduced to gibbering horror by the sight of nonwhite people –the texture of their flesh, their smells, their unnatural and creepy sex parts and rituals; he wasn’t merely racist, he was pathologically racist. Let’s see, what else… Some nice examples of Balkan punk music, instructions for becoming an exalted being by believing your own publicity, an Alzheimer’s cure that actually works (so far), an article about where better than Homeland Security and war to put a trillion dollars, in case you have a trillion dollars just lying around, which you would if we didn’t try to solve all problems by building and buying and stockpiling stuff to attack and bomb everybody with and then attacking and bombing everybody with it, and even yet more.

(It’s been brought to my attention that some browsers and systems don’t immediately begin to play the recordings I post when you click on /Listen/ to play them, but make you wait up to five minutes while buffering the entire 150-megabyte file, and then they don’t let you jump around in the file by using the drag bar. If that happens to you, you might as well /Download/ the file and not just /Listen/. Save it in your computer or phone or tablet and listen to it anytime, and then start and stop anywhere in the file, mark a time to go back to, whatever.)

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

I don’t even care what this is a commercial for. I love it. I love the way if begins, and middles, and ends.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmB8R2v5ZrE

The Jewish food taste test.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqYGGqTC_Us

“And, ladies, do not smoke new Extra Sexy Viva Slims, even though they are nature’s perfect appetite supressant.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSzCyZhFPqo

Just the right amount of tongue.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhzbFaNueKU

Swing, you sinners.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xZocdDR9WM

Teach yourself to stop barking, jumping up, begging, smoking, anything, with this intelligent shock bracelet (or collar, if you can get it around your neck).
http://www.gizmag.com/pavlok-shock-wearable/34082/

The big dogs are like /duhhhh/. The little dog is like /zoom! fwoosh!/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTESOZBriAY

Zoom. Fwoosh.
http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/23/8-Roller-Coasters-Only-the-Bravest-Souls-Would-Ride/

More little fishbowl cars.
http://www.unusualcorner.com/10-of-the-most-unusual-vintage-microcars/

Actual fish.
https://500px.com/bluehand

“In our heart Mister Ando will always be a penguin.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRF28GvoL7M

Stringy, the talking steel guitar. Also Alvino Rey.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPd9cxqKCVg

Pete Drake, the Peter Frampton of 1961.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R9an8AU3No

The story of Anna Mae Wong.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/annehelenpetersen/anna-may-wong-your-new-favorite-star#3kn4907

Hey, kids! Now YOU can POISON and moonscape THE ENVIRONMENT making fuel like the big boys do! “Turn pristine ecosystems into high-grade petroleum!”
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/publiclab/the-homebrew-oil-testing-kit/posts/998956

Owlcam. I actually know a little about owls. Juanita once told me that owls are stupid birds. Chickens are smarter than owls. Beyond its superior ability to see a mouse at night,  jump down on it, swallow it whole like a pill and then later, all surprised, throw up the parts its stomach rejects, an owl is an idiot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA8m1-FgB8c

This is interesting because this is what really happened in those days. You kids don’t know. You weren’t there.
http://vimeo.com/106798355

How to do it.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/26539-climate-terror

How to do it because in reverse. So well done. Crying instantly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNw-ikgLhS8

Oh, yeah. Bring it, bitch.
http://memooftheair.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/afaeb-brymyrole.jpg

Let her go. Let her go.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR-s07VndGA

An argument for using eye protection.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/09/goggles.html

Amazing places.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariellecalderon/surreal-places-to-visit-before-you-die#3kn4907

Volcano.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/01/1333683/-Mesmerizing-close-up-video-of-Iceland-s-Bardabunga-volcano-erupting

One amazing man’s art. Look me in the eye and tell me this man was not from the future/another planet/space.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Arthur+Radebaugh&client=firefox-a&hs=6Nt&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=cY0rVMvYEaPiiwKE84GQBw&ved=0CB8QsAQ&biw=1169&bih=930

And never buy a pet store puppy. Because of how they treat the mothers of pet store puppies. It’s really bad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSnNLddXJfA

This is the opposite of bad. The passionate childish inventor/creator should always be the one to promote the product.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_AqXCw1SYs

Burning Man 2014.
http://vimeo.com/107441115

Spectators of atomic doom. (Scroll rightward.)
http://atomic-overlook.com/series.html

Besieged by a small army of police thugs and shot to death for camping. Look around for the related story going into details of one of the cops who did the deed. Apparently he joked earlier about what an idiot the guys was for, you know, camping, and discussed with a fellow officer the relative merits of different brands of guns that he would use to shoot a man like that “in the penis”. He didn’t end up shooting him in the penis, though, but everywhere else, so I’m not sure what to make of that.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/24/1287167/–Albuquerque-Police-fatally-shoot-homeless-man-found-camping-in-desert-area-illegally

Oh, Fortuna.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdIpoE2LEps

Drone view of Hong Kong protests.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q919bQOThvM

Ayn Rand. How is she still a thing?
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/john-oliver-presents-the-enduring-influence-of-ayn-rand-selfish-sshole/

Especially how is Ayn Rand a thing in a world of adorable tiny balance-ball cheerpeople?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SNLwzsyCR0

And in a world where a living creature the size of a house can jump entirely out of the water. Think of the power involved.
http://ottersandsciencenews.blogspot.ca/2014/10/the-humpback-whale-who-thought-he-could.html

And in a world where if the Great Galaxy in Andromeda were brighter it would look this big.
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130801.html

And a gif of a paperclip machine.
http://boingboing.net/2014/10/03/watch-paper-clip-machine.html

And this superhumanly quick-thinking nonviolent hero guy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6TOxyvxR0c

I was going to link to another single Vi Hart lesson, but rather– here is a channel of literally hundreds of examples of why Vi Hart should direct the entire educational system.
http://www.youtube.com/user/Vihart

Crackers in bed.

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-09-26) 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 interesting not necessarily radio-useful items that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Find the others.
http://zenpencils.com/comic/102-timothy-leary-you-arent-like-them/

This is a real place. These are real houses with people inside.
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/housing-development-mexico/

A Bad Lip Reading treatment of The Walking Dead.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6BsMzc9mMs

Jeepers! I have to see this movie!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xD9uTlh5hI

Balls.
http://blueballfixed.ytmnd.com/

Ze Frank: True Facts About the Frog.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndQZBQJf034

True facts about the Miss America nonsense, uh, debacle, um, uh, /contest/.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDPCmmZifE8

“A live interaction between humans and autonomous flying machines.” No CGI.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C8OJsHfmpI

Juanita sent this link to a song of love for Nikola Tesla.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5KDTw_OQ1Y

And Bob Ross sent this link to the Junior Ladybird Science Book of Telekinesis (among other books). Also The Emperor’s Penis, Lassie Gets Even, Naughty Jail, etc.
http://bagofdelights.tumblr.com/post/89652612113/classic-childhood-books-from-yesteryear

Glengarry Bob Ross. (No relation.)
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/glengarry-bob-ross

I played twice and the second time got to 22. You can probably do better.
http://game.ioxapp.com/color/

Barbie Kali!
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/09/23/Plastic-prophets-Barbies-become-religious-icons/1581411483771/

Yubiwaza!
http://boingboing.net/2014/09/21/do-you-even-yubiwaza.html

Meet the new 1941 Trautonium.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ4wGucalpc&feature=youtu.be

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.

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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

 

 

 

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