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Werewolves not swearwolves.

      “In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” –Oscar Wilde

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-08-28) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

And here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the latest show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Something you can properly record now that there are cheap camera drones: the guy who changes the red light bulb at the top of a 1500-foot radio tower. (The shot at the end, when the camera backs away from him at the top– it’s breathtaking.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1BgzIZRfT8

Shark talk.
https://vimeo.com/61483000

Chip chip chaw!
http://abc13.com/pets/raccoons-attack-couple-dog-in-san-francisco/952252/

David Marmot. A – B – C. Always Be Closing. (Very short. Like maybe 15 seconds.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syNumVb2kUs

Thank you for calling Mamet’s Appliance Center.
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/thank-you-for-calling-mamet-appliance-center

“Have /you/ ever wanted to sing? for the sheer joy of living? because you felt so fit?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2of2X99Iis

Purr generator.
http://mynoise.net/NoiseMachines/catPurrNoiseGenerator.php

A video slide show of hundreds of Susan Herbert’s paintings of historically-dressed cats.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB3QBYTIZ8I

She can’t get work as a model. She’s too fat. In what universe?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3210025/Swedish-model-condemns-absurd-career-deemed-way-big-agencies-told-19-year-old-butt-large-hips-wide.html

One of these is a moon of Jupiter. The rest are frying pans. Can you tell the difference?
http://www.breakingnews.ie/discover/one-of-these-is-jupiters-moon-the-rest-are-frying-pans-691990.html

Another boss train layout.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6NUs0PhSdA

Children of the blob.
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/stop-trying-to-be-creative/

An illustrated Kafka story somewhat connected to R. Crumb.
http://boingboing.net/2015/08/28/six-degrees-of-separation-from.html

Fry and Laurie, the psychiatrist sketch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsRKQxq0Cz8

The bafflement fires. (Choose two players, one human, to play against the computer. Also turn your speakers almost all the way down; the game sounds are deafening.)
http://www.dpoetry.com/fires/

Amsterdam.
http://www.airpano.com/360Degree-VirtualTour.php?3D=Amsterdam-Netherlands

Street vendor in Thailand makes ice cream fresh to order. It takes great care and a couple of minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60n76U2BKS4

A British magic trick involving regurgitating Spaghettios on a string. It’s not the sort of trick you do every day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79CYFVeVPf0

Something like this happens in several Studio Ghibli (Hayao Miyazaki) films. I’m thinking of Laputa (Castle in the Sky), where the children are hiding in the caves.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC41M7RPSec

Just one of the genius Italian aeroplane designer Caproni’s projects. 1933.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ0ZQesixms

…Here’s another one from about 10 years before that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnGZBhrrlMk

Caproni is featured in the dreams of the main character of the lovely Studio Ghibli film /The Wind Rises/. (Studio Ghibli was named for one of Caproni’s planes.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_Rises

“The first aviator to cross the continent.” “His fatal wreck — Long Beach — Cal.”
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c6b93ffeed2f362e41fe4aa72/images/a01d57ab-2c26-40b2-9d53-21333c51939b.jpg

These plane enthusiasts restored a 1937 concentric-prop Bugatti racer. See it fly. For some reason they felt it necessary to BEEP out their ecstatic swears of triumph as it takes off.
https://www.facebook.com/TheBugatti100pProject/videos/vb.261574317253048/843683509042123/?type=2&theater

Bugs scribble.
https://vimeo.com/5676816

Lovely animation. Coldplay song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3pJZSTQqIg

Poe’s Eulalie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNLPDAX8hSk

Weird Cyriak repeat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX3iLfcMDCw

Dismaland.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wruEnynr1w

Die Schoepfung.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljg_EgXMjO0

Doll Face.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl6hNj1uOkY

PRINCESS! NOW!
http://www.fowllanguagecomics.com/comic/princess-dress/

“The manner in which you hold the bottle can portray the perfume as glamorous… or fun.” “To express with the mouth you can use four sounds: oooh! ahhh! wow! gee.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFXDqwjbOpU

As if! In fact, the kids are right. The grownup is pretty, but she is only pretending to like the unsweetened chocolate, which is not any kind of food. It is horrible.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0fJnbuc1ig

A cheap, legal dissociative state.
http://digest.bps.org.uk/2015/08/weird-things-start-to-happen-when-you.html

The world around us is saturated with beautifully disgusting invisible marvels.
http://listverse.com/2012/12/07/15-incredible-images-of-bugs-up-close/

Dust to dust.
http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/stories/you-dont-even-want-know-whats-your-dust

A bacterium on a diatom on an amphipod!
http://boingboing.net/2015/08/27/microscopic-zoom-in-on-a-bacte.html

“Rats are expert swimmers. They paddle with their back feet and steer with their front feet. They have incredible stamina. They can hold their breath underwater for three minutes. Also their ribs hinge so they can fit through any hole they can poke their head into. So, yes, it’s perfectly possible for a rat to swim up through the pipes and emerge in your toilet.” (This video would not play in Firefox or IE but played in Chrome.)
http://assets.nationalgeographic.com/modules-video/assets/ngsEmbeddedVideo.html?guid=0000014f-0e8d-dd5e-a75f-2fcd3e340000&t=94

Drought.
https://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/21/1323549/-Shocking-photos-This-is-what-drought-looks-like

The world’s population (of humans) by lattitude and longitude.
http://imgur.com/cBchsFm

“Read about the revolt of the robots in SOS from PLANET X!” Also: “Who are the Secret Six!”
http://boingboing.net/2015/08/24/absurdly-awesome-covers-from-1.html

They put a GoPro camera in a transparent-ended pneumatic tube message projectile.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W39qQE5jqWk

Birds.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/082515/birds-are-like-people.gif

Glass.
https://vimeo.com/136764796

What if people laid eggs? (A wonderful parody of NPR shows, specifically of Radio Lab.)
https://soundcloud.com/lefthandedradio/sets/what-if

And: Oh, no! “The [North] Korean People’s Army is the best trained and most invincible army in the world. The Anglo-Zionist empire does not dare to attack DPR Korea. And, it is not so much the DPRK’s nuclear deterrent that the imperialists fear, but the fighting spirit and iron determination of the Korean soldier!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pREEOw1pw18

Nibbled to death by ducks.

      “We are all stardust.” Neil deGrasse Tyson points at me. “Except you.” Startled, I drop my beer can; it rolls to the front of the auditorium. –Vineyille

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-08-21) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Stuart Cohen dropped by and played a few of his new songs on guitar for about half an hour. If you just only want to hear that part, here’s that part, in slightly higher sound quality than in the complete recording. See what I do for you?

And here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the latest show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Slow-mo guys centrifugal-fail a disk. Stick around; they try it at several increasing recording speeds. The destructive oscillation comes from air friction!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs7x1Hu29Wc

Science isn’t broken, it’s just hard. (Try changing the settings on the interactive graph, and see how warring factions on any issue can use the same data to argue opposing points.)
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/science-isnt-broken/

Physics Girl. If you you look at nothing else here, watch this video. This is the way a teacher should be.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXDKCm2dfMs

Twelve places AIPAC would never show members of Congress on their upcoming propaganda trip.
http://tinyurl.com/opnpxks

“I keel you! I keel you! Cut, cut, cut! *cough* *cough*.”
http://cdn3.spiegel.de/images/image-882416-galleryV9-oplc.jpg

Achmed: “I keel you! I keel you! And stop touching me!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxYBceSNUrM

Further pot-related violence.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Cops_Boy_beaten_with_pot_defending_mom_from_irate_housemate.html

Ever tinier accordions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GeA-frN6jI

Stress analysis of a strapless evening gown.
http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/31/A-Stress-Analysis-of-a-Strapless-Evening-Gown/

The bigamist who figured out, painted –and named– the tesseract.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/views-of-the-tesseract-1904/

A beautiful Rube Goldberg machine, from 3M.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEzcO3nfjZk

A little perspective.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jUuRl695_Y

The Onion explains ISIS.
http://www.theonion.com/video/onion-explains-terrifying-growth-isis-51138

The Lovecraft alphabet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2flD8d4agh4

Scams, Sasquatch and the Supernatural. (128 min.) You will not be bored.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPUxFRcTpfA

A thoft anther turneth away wrath.

      “George heard Lennie’s whimpering cry and wheeled about. “Blubberin’ like a baby! Jesus Christ! A big guy like you!” Lennie’s lip quivered and tears started in his eyes. “Aw, Lennie!” George put his hand on Lennie’s shoulder. “I ain’t takin’ it away jus’ for meanness. That mouse ain’t fresh, Lennie; and besides, you’ve broke it pettin’ it. You get another mouse that’s fresh and I’ll let you keep it a little while.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-08-14) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

And here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the latest show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

 

My favorite is the little Martian one. Or the fierce little lion one. Or the deer one. Or the tiger-rug one. They’re all nice.
http://boingboing.net/2015/08/12/maker-mayhem-low-moments-in-h-12.html

The generals sat, and the lines on the map moved from side to side.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py3l3rlkYkE

Poems to bugs.
http://www.theawl.com/2015/08/bug-poems

“Jafar’s /dead/. He died in the second movie. How can he be in a /parade/?”
http://wondermark.com/c1033/

Art made of tulle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7OrpDhb0VM

Escape from Uncanny Valley.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/67318/will-new-development-cgi-skin-overcome-uncanny-valley

Welding porn. MMmm. Smooth. Clean.
http://imgur.com/a/cU6rs

“You don’t want a training bra, little girl. You want all the men to be dead.”
http://www.harkavagrant.com/nonsense/feministfunsm.png

The wrong music. Another Improv Everywhere production.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHmZyCzCR_Y

Opening credits for /Carnivale/, the brilliant, numinous, creepy, triumphant, startling, sad and too-soon-canceled teevee show about a traveling carnival in the Great Depression and the great unseen forces acting on and through the people involved.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqdkDwOY9fw

Ukiah Blog pointed me to this impressive poet girl. I see her as a sort of British millenial Janis Joplin. She’s actually vibrating with the words bubbling up in her.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8Jus1QbMso

A lovely ad for a job-placement service.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M88E8o8Q_UQ

Tentacle tacos. Say that five times fast.
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/08/10/five-japanese-tacos-that-taco-bell-should-have-released-by-now-made-and-taste-tested

What the tube train driver does. POV: tube train driver and simultaneously the tube train. Apparently his (or her) job is to move a lever forward, hold it there for awhile, then move it backward at exactly the right time. I’m sure there’s more to it, but we aren’t made privy to what’s going on in his (or her) head. (That’ll be the next video, with a picture in picture in picture.)
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150617-what-does-a-tube-driver-actually-do

“Michele! Socks don’t protect my heart!” (20 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0jQz6jqQS0

“Also, buying this muscle car won’t fix your penis, but you think it will, because we want you to.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmQE4qdb9fg

“Dammit, Donny, watch your six! This isn’t a training exercise!”
https://www.flickr.com/photos/greenypics/20302205870/in/pool-41894168726@N01

A series of interesting sacred books for children. As brightly colored as the original statues.
http://winkbooks.net/post/125928559994/olympians-zeus-athena-hera-poseidon-hades-and

One weird trick for mess-free watermelon.
http://i.imgur.com/NebZvaz.gifv

A demo video for a new toy HD camera drone, that has a propeller, which is a whirring plastic buzzsaw, on every side of it. Look how close these attractive young women are happy to let it fly past their unprotected eyes. This sort of thing really gets on my top note.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scM6S4a_gNo

Are things man not meant know. Grasp exceed grasp. Och, I am hubris.
http://dresdencodak.com/2009/09/22/caveman-science-fiction/

I thought “a sloth” and it guessed it in 16. You try it, with something else.
http://www.20q.net/

The truth about Ouija board spirits.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRo8TytvIDw

Skeptiholics Anonymous.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/93

The story of the color drunk-tank pink.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWFOr557uzc

And some of the (immiscible) other colors.
https://vimeo.com/135960434

This guy dehydrates soda pop and so-called health drinks (expensive soda pop) into their actual form, sugar sludge, pours them into the cut-off bottoms of their actual containers, and makes a fat illustrative sugar sludge lollipop of each one. To make a point.
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/henry-hargreaves-dehydrate

The world quakes in fear at the sound of his name! The name that will never be forgotten! Titano!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXlKPf7F4BE

Colonel Ty Seidule, Professor of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point, explains once and for all, in five minutes, why anyone who believes the Civil War was fought over anything other than slavery is wrong, all while looking like the master villain in /Who Killed Roger Rabbit/ but in a military dress uniform.
https://www.facebook.com/prageru/videos/923232114386312/

Cy Kuckenbaker’s video multiplication reel.
https://vimeo.com/125519911

Authentic Crusade re-enactment, complete with authentic wireless headset mics, stage monitors and giant flying bell-dongle-thing.
https://vimeo.com/125519911

Magic for dogs. The rest of us would call it teasing the dogs. Cute dogs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvP5ef-pnmU

And in three, two, one… “Chemwaves! Government boats use them to control our minds!”
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/08/cross-seas-when-two-waves-meet.html

Ferrofluid display tech. This could easily be simulated using any display, and should be.
https://vimeo.com/116510462

Helping Johnny Remember (2010)
https://vimeo.com/10786098

The ferocity of consumption at eating contests.
http://beautifuldecay.com/2015/08/07/nina-berman-documents-ferocity-consumption-eating-contests/

How we used to do it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-XrRQf7BPM

Donald Trump through the ages.
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/donald-trump-through-the-ages

“There is no nope for the melons.” English subtitles on Chinese Harry Potter DVDs.
http://www.pleated-jeans.com/2015/08/06/the-english-subtitles-on-a-chinese-harry-potter-dvd-are-hilarious/

/The Backstroke of the West/. “Batter to death them!” “Giving first aid the already disheveled hair projection!” English subtitles on a Chinese Star Wars DVD.
http://winterson.com/2009/01/episode-iii-backstroke-of-west-redux.html

The Slim Gaillard vout-o-reenee dictionary.
http://www.pocreations.com/vout.html

Compare to “officer-involved shooting”.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/32341-involved

Further adventures of Nate the Neoconservative.
http://boingboing.net/2015/08/12/tom-the-dancing-bug-nate-the.html

Motion of the super-tall building Taipei 101 around its 727-ton mass damper during the typhoon last week.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqELmBNyWfU

Ceres.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inc9BtRip04

Lenin’s nose.
http://www.newser.com/story/196773/lenins-nose-ear-helping-fund-anti-russian-forces.html

“You wanta know where I got my boobs? Okay, they’re at the corner of /You can’t afford them/ and /Stop talking to me/.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlahusAR5hU

Road-rage eagle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr-xBtVU4lg

Transport of the future.
https://vimeo.com/134830646

Violin of the future.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF0pOUBS3sg

Spoilers: “In this bleak, relentlessly morbid talk, James Mickens will describe why making computers secure is an intrinsically impossible task. He will explain why no programming language makes it easy to write secure code. He will then discuss why cloud computing is a black hole for privacy, and only useful for people who want to fill your machine with ads, viruses, or viruses that masquerade as ads. At this point in the talk, an audience member may suggest that Bitcoins can make things better. Mickens will laugh at this audience member and then explain why trusting the Bitcoin infrastructure is like asking Dracula to become a vegan. Mickens will conclude by describing why true love is a joke and why we are all destined to die alone and tormented. The first ten attendees will get balloon animals, and/or an unconvincing explanation about why Mickens intended to (but did not) bring balloon animals. Mickens will then flee on horseback while shouting ‘The Prince of Lies escapes again!'” (28 min.)
https://vimeo.com/135347162

To protect and serve.

      “He claimed he rides a motorbike to fight crime, protecting the public from knife crime and gang warfare. But we can reveal ‘The Renegade’, who said he lives near Nuneaton but in fact lives in a Leicestershire village, fabricated a number of claims about his activities. It’s understood he does plan to tackle criminals in the area – but isn’t currently able to because he has no motorbike and works in the evenings.”

Here’s the six-hour recording of last night’s (2015-08-07) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

It begins with Emperor Hirohito’s matter-of-fact but shaky radio address to the Japanese people explaining the decision to surrender and so end the War After the War To End All Wars. Or so I’m told– I don’t understand Japanese; it could be anything, like with the girl who paid for a spiritual serenity tattoo on her skinny white thigh and found out years later that it really said Tasty Chicken.

That’s what I like most about other languages: they sound like talking and look like writing, but they’re really, like our own, just singing and painting, not at all like an atomic bomb, though that is a kind of painting, I guess.

It’s like in /Firefly/, where the characters are talking along in English, but when they swear passionately they lapse into Chinese or French or an even more arbitrary science-fiction-swear language. It demonstrates what’s really important: the melodramatic problem they’re singing (and fighting) about.

Download the show and play it while you’re cleaning the birdcage, or fixing the car, or exfoliating, whatever that means– or skip frenetically around in it, find something you like and learn something and/or merely enjoy yourself. And write; I’m happy to read on the air everything you have to say, swears and all.

I had to go back to Juanita’s house before a week had passed, so you’ll hear me talking very quietly, the microphone practically pressed against my lips, because of not wanting to disturb the neighbors with yammering at full volume the way I can do on Franklin Street. Maybe it’s better this way; what do you think?

Anyway, here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the latest show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Dog meets the Dog of Wisdom.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrqj8I5j8VM

If Matthew Inman’s dogs were a pair of middle-aged men.
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/dogs_as_men

The most beautiful watch.
http://deathbecomesher.net/post/125471094271/blazepress-this-beautiful-planetarium-watch

Who’s a big bird, then, hm? Who’s a big wicker bird? /You/ are. /You’re/ a big wicker bird.
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03385/POTD_wickerman-eve_3385975k.jpg

One angry laser-eyed space chicken.
http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/stormy-seas-in-sagittarius

Maps (and a graph) of U.S. electricity sources.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/power-plants/

Stan Lee vs. Jim Hensen –vs. Walt Disney.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXBJIZ1NXFU

CGI disgust discussed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL6hp8BKB24

Eem Salabeem.
http://boingboing.net/2015/08/04/the-problem-with-vintage-magic.html

The way the world used to be, when people had real problems and didn’t have to make problems up for themselves to feel alive.
http://boingboing.net/2015/08/05/british-library-releases-over.html

The pep talk generator. If it isn’t peppy enough for you, click on Next Pep Talk.
http://www.babevibes.com/the-pep-talk-generator/

Killing a lion is the most cowardly thing you can do. Here’s why.
http://imgur.com/gallery/59N0c

Majestic flight of Soyuz to ISS.
http://tinyurl.com/p8rq2h8

The original 2007 Zoomquilt, but now you can use a control to change speed and direction.
http://zoomquilt2.madmindworx.com/zoomquilt2.swf

…and  a similar project. I like this better.
http://arkadiazoom.com/

Nice music. Interesting stretchy, flowy video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyAoQAzwX5g

Bill Cornelius sent me the link to this short film about a vertiginous bicycle ride. At a couple of points in it I cried out and flung my arms around my own head.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ_IQS3VKjA

Sans lights.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L2g_RzDZQE

Diary of a sex tourist.
https://medium.com/vantage/diary-of-a-sex-tourist-2d73817d23df

So beautiful and so dangerous.
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/08/a-trip-to-antarctica/400106/

And turquoise ice on Lake Baikal, Russia.
http://elbarto.35photo.ru/photos/20130314/495251.jpg

Ska wunt, Baby. Spa fon, Daddio.

There was an old maid from Duquesne
Who the rigor of mortis did fuesne;
She came to with a shout,
Saying: “Please let me out;
This coffin will drive me insuesne.”
— Stanton Vaughn, 1904

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-07-31) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Download it and skip around in it. Find something you like and learn something and enjoy yourself. And write; I’m happy to read on the air everything you have to say, swears and all.

And here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the latest show together, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

(I was experimenting again with letting the images and videos appear here rather than just being led to by text links. It made the page take much longer to load. I just solved that by going back to the old way, but the video link captions have been discarded, so it’s kind of like an Advent calendar now, or a box of chocolates, or some other even better metaphor for not knowing what you’re going to get but being pretty sure you’re going to like it.)

https://vimeo.com/133547455

“We must imagine Sisyphus happy.”
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/29

Serene robot art.
http://boingboing.net/2015/07/27/the-serene-robot-art-of-kmndz.html

Robot sings and gives appropriate feeling to the words.
https://vimeo.com/133428328

Taxidermy with human faces. (Click forward or backward through these.)
http://www.kateclark.com/portfolio/untitled-male-bust-2/

https://vimeo.com/134560750

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpmkpCK3ysg

Bones.
http://winkbooks.net/post/125170242146/the-resurrectionist-your-favorite-mythic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnQtdR2jXv4

http://www.messynessychic.com/2015/07/28/beauties-and-their-bombers-meet-the-top-gun-heroines-of-ww2/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg6-SnUl0A0

Composition: computers and skirts.
http://boingboing.net/2015/07/30/miniskirtsandcomputers.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzkgIPRzl-E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLpTuptF2fw

What to do, and not to do, if your phone falls in the toilet.
http://www.plumbworld.co.uk/how-to-fix-a-phone-dropped-in-the-toilet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjx3S3UjmnA

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

See? When something bad happens it ain’t the end of the world. Get back up, melt some plastic bottles and make new fingertips for yourself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL9dWxkP8Qo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwguD9ac-5A

http://i1.wp.com/media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/acf499ca6a019be0d21485e141e67d76.jpg

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHYAMtQj4a8

Scaffoldage.
http://scaffoldage.tumblr.com/

Useful. 12 and 19 not so much, but the rest.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/annaborges/what-is-adulting

Better reality TV shows.
http://www.theawl.com/2015/07/better-reality-tv-shows

A brief look at toilets around the world.
http://www.plumbworld.co.uk/blog/today-i-learned/toilets-around-the-world

Fuck, Marry, Kill.
http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes/city/city_index/213975-fuck-mary-kill-age-of-consent-marriage-army-drinking-smoking-gambling

The Guardian killed-by-cops project. Because the government refused to do this.
http://tinyurl.com/qxs8jve

http://imgur.com/a/mv8qf#26

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOG46EHXKkw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2M-prjoaJ8

http://www.marriedtothesea.com/072915/you-goddamned-morons.gif

The hoghound dogpipe.

“It’s never a bad time to remind yourself: Don’t be an asshat.” –Shaunacy Ferro

“Well-read people are less likely to be evil.” –Lemony Snicket

“(Interview to be a hot dog vendor at a baseball park.) Interviewer: How loud can you yell ‘hot dogs’? Me: (eyes go completely black) HOT DOGS.” –Michael Raphone, Sr

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-07-24) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

A good, fairly representative show. A little long, because at the end I took about two hours to read the comfortably eerie Brad Watson masterwork /Aliens In The Prime Of Their Lives/, and then played Negativland’s self-titled 1980 first record album, because of the recent death of collage artist (in all the media, sight and sound) Don Joyce of both Negativland and KPFA. In the future, when they say there were giants in those days, well, Don Joyce.

Download it and skip around in it. Find something you like and learn something and enjoy yourself. And write; I’m happy to read on the air everything you have to say, swears and all.

And here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the latest show together, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

What are /you/ lookin’ at? Huh? Huh?
http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/910/cache/costume-dance-india_91008_990x742.jpg

Spacesuits down through the ages.
http://www.simplethingcalledlife.com/2015/history-us-spacesuits/

Singing in different sonic spaces.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWNV_JFolLg

Davy Jones’ aerodrome. Hydrodrome.
http://mashable.com/2015/07/18/underwater-plane-graveyard-wwii/

Hungry?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8xwLWb0lLY

Wondering why, if the rainbow is all the colors, there’s no magenta there? It’s because magenta is not in the world nor even in your eye; it’s in your brain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPPYGJjKVco

Water use. Raising cattle uses half the water in California. To make up for eating a single hamburger you’d have to go without 55 showers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjQhVPkKDcE

“Royal Dutch Shell (aka the Keystone Kops of the oil industry) just crashed /another/ one of their Arctic drilling vessels, and they /still/ want to go ahead with drilling. Tell the Secretary of the Interior to say no.”
http://other98.com/tell-secretary-interior-shell/

William Shatner, Common People.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI3UfxyIdgs

A concert featuring xylophones and horns and other instruments made of ice. 16 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiYI7UrZOyY

A daring rescue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32IPBmcwplQ

Nice threads, tattooed soldering girl who gets no credit for this amazing project while the guys talk and talk.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvDHNDkO-Qo

A war game demo. POV: child.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZnBgWd_R2g

Bring out yer dead. (BONG.) Bring out yer dead. (BONG.)
http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/07/18/the-year-a-quarter-of-londons-population-died/

Mitch Clogg sent me this link. Properly colorized historical photos.
http://upshout.com/colorized-photos-from-the-past/

Christianity disproved.
http://www.christianitydisproved.com/

A movie scream compilation. Heltering. Except, I got /heltering/ from a late-1950s Walt Kelly /Pogo/ comic strip. “Here is the scream, full and round, hearty and high, a heltering sound.” And I just looked it up and there is no such word. There really should be.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMfXVj6nw-Y

So– Wilma, but, what, no Betty?
http://hifructose.com/2015/07/18/the-jetsons-meet-the-flintstones-in-glenn-barrs-pit-of-the-id/

Here’s role model Bill Cosby with a fun lesson!
http://boingboing.net/2015/07/22/tom-the-dancing-bug-bill-cosb.html

And it’s been so nice talking to you!
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-to-escape-a-conversation

Shenanigans-deprived modern lads languish, lose heart. Difficulty: mnemonic for what?

“If I’ve learned one lesson from all that’s happened to me, it’s that there is no such thing as the biggest mistake of your existence. There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s pretty resilient, it turns out.” –Sophie Kinsella

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-07-17) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

And here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Upside-down swimming.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2u5bo9

Baby capybaras. Cute cubed.
http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2014/07/five-baby-capybaras-born-at-zoo-berlin.html

Thrilling gymnastics trick.
http://i.imgur.com/tZuXHpo.gifv

States of matter.
http://imgur.com/Cmc2EgU

The not-planets. Once there, click to magnify.
http://planetary.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/images/comparisons/20150714_the-not-planets-widescreen-version-2.png

Julia Kent, another superlative looping cellist.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYD9hk9F_-8

The oldest known song. Written circa 1400 B.C.
http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/13/The-Oldest-Known-Song-Dates-Back-3400-Years/

“Please enjoy and taste many Japanese products.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8-vje-bq9c

Advertising tropes: the appliance-gasm.
http://flashbak.com/i-just-love-my-new-sewing-machine-vintage-adverts-of-happy-homemakers-37675/

Our friend, the atom.
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/07/70-years-since-trinity-when-we-tested-nuclear-bombs/398735/

The Twilight Zone. The Twilight Zone. The Twilight Zone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF0PV1ZE-Lw

Cop uses the floor to literally smash a girl’s teeth in. Keeps his job. Warning: awful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWCEutUfKFo

Map of where the words are.
http://boingboing.net/2015/07/17/cussin-maps.html

Flash! This just in from Pluto!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydU-YrG_INk

The whole Wizard of Oz but with all They Might Be Giants music stuck all over it in all the right places.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yya9gsFMYos

The 1939 Bell Labs voder.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hyI_dM5cGo

I don’t know what these athletic chubby people and animals are singing and dancing about, but they’re having a lot of fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnspfa8h5p0

Homemade gun drone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqHrTtvFFIs

Rights.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EZ5bx9AyI4

And a few illustrated applications of the fascinating Magnus Effect.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OSrvzNW9FE

 

 

Good morning, citizen. Amphetamines keep you testing efficiently.

“In trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.” –Mark Twain

I had an odd problem of not being able to log on to my MediaFire account, so I put the recording of last night’s (2015-07-10) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show in my Dropbox public folder instead, and here’s the link to listen to it that way.

Then I went to town to work and came back to the computer I use for high speed at my employer’s place, and it’s like eight hours later, and now there’s no problem logging on to MediaFire. So here’s the link to listen to the same show via MediaFire, the current what I think of as normal way.

Please try both ways and if you have a clear preference let me know about it. Even if I go back to the old way I used to do it (Dropbox), I’ll continue to archive all the shows in the MediaFire folder here. There are 133 shows in that folder now, and try as I might I can’t make them sort in reverse order for you, so budget a little time to give it a moment to load while scrolling down to the latest shows.

Okay, that’s said. Here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Yes! Finally. That’s how time travel works. Don’t even get me started about [fill in name of time travel movie].
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBkBS4O3yvY

For conspiracy fans. Grassy knoll of the week.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssqrIRs96Jo

Other grand canyons.
http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/08/Other-Grand-Canyons/

The speed control and the start/stop button are marked on the horizontal line.
http://whitevinyldesign.com/solarbeat/2010/

Further nightmare/comical bad taxidermy.
http://mashable.com/2015/07/05/bad-taxidermy/

“Who da fuck made this? This is eggplant parmesan?! This is not eggplant parmesan.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVyhE3-_lCM

From the heart of the slow-cooker lobby.
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/smuggled-from-the-heart-of-the-slow-cooker-lobby

Bird sounds visualized.
https://vimeo.com/73974583

Bartkira! The trailer for the project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SWt6OQ4Nl4

“I was Ronald McDonald.” Fact: More men have walked on the Moon than have been Ronald McDonald.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi1QOYMhEGE

26.2 Martian miles in 8 minutes. (Originally 11 years.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b1DxICZbGc

A bunch of derivative retro-futuristic hogwash.

“When a man leaves the womb he leaves it. When a woman leaves the womb she takes it with her.” –Biff Rose

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-07-03) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

And here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

One-minute fireworks safety lesson, set to that famous song with cannons for a drum.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-M1sA1jm-o

8,500.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z53mFymC2U

20,000.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wir0qJdLYI

10,500,000.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQOKvaYmPFQ

The fallen of World War 2.
https://vimeo.com/128373915

The Atlantic slave trade, animated, in two minutes. “315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives.”
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/the_history_of_american_slavery/2015/06/animated_interactive_of_the_history_of_the_atlantic_slave_trade.html

Air traffic worldwide. Works better in higher rez video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY25IcyOb5E

“The Big Dipper was closed and demolished soon after the tragedy, and the Fun Fair shut its doors in 1974.”
http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/destinations/theme-parks/10-deadliest-roller-coaster-accidents.htm

“Despite the horror, the festival was seen carrying on.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-dies-suspected-suicide-carnival-ride-ribfest-article-1.2279936

The story of Helena and Szczepan Wojtak.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB0s34bJLKY

The high and low points of one child’s life, both at the same time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7AghjJO2Z8

Unexpected athletic-performance-drug test result.
http://tinyurl.com/ozckceq

Advanced doodling.
https://vimeo.com/132301094

“God will get over gay marriage just like he got over slavery.”
http://tinyurl.com/n9dnbuk

Hugh Blumenfeld, /Long Haired Radical Socialist Jew./
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY3HUDhe7jk

Latest Jesus and Mo.
https://ukiahcommunityblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/jesus-and-mo-4/

You got to get /intimate/ with Jesus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfUSzaKrxD8

Further colorful goofy nonsense from when people believed in god(s) and demons and angels and magic spells and leprechauns and astrology and so on.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/compendium-of-demonology-and-magic-ca-1775/

Physics Girl explains quarks, using M&Ms, gummy dolphins and licorice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LraNu_78sCw

The science of the bikes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZAc5t2lkvo

Cleverbot Evie. Turn the sound on and type hello.
http://www.eviebot.com/en/

“You look disgusting.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWTRwj9t-vU

Repeat: Bjork, /All Is Full Of Love/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjI2J2SQ528

This is what smart people see when they look at the lottery machine in the grocery store.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/151453/message/1272384250/The+Gullibility+Test+-+cartoon

A cool projection weather art house box.
https://vimeo.com/131122776

Back to the old drawing board.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-28/spacex-rocket-explodes-after-launch-for-space-station-mission

Dangdoodle.
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/alternet-comics-matt-bors-curing-redneck-mindset

It’s a grand old flag,
http://boingboing.net/2015/06/29/tom-the-dancing-bug-the-true.html

Rise of the brick-laying machines. “Sam, say hi.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKoQMD0QZQs

Stabilized video of an astounding feat of heavy equipment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf9nBHZEzxg

Space, the final frontier.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q97nbjpYQo

“With the alignment set properly, the weapon will fire when the pilot smiles. The feature is called the SmileShot.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iZ0WuNvHr8

Nope.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ouxhqz7Y7w

Beautiful night photography.
http://www.jackfusco.com/

Swarm of inevitable doom made visible.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huC3s9lsf4k

“Childless women, are they safe?”  “How To Be A Lady In The Streets And A Haunted Clock Tower In The Sheets; Sip Wine Daintily At Intellectual Gatherings, Then Reanimate a Flock of Demonic Gargoyles.”
http://reductress.com/

Woman in the harlot of Babylon’s eye makeup, with her face and hair and breast cleavage uncovered, and in clothing made of two different kinds of fibers and with golden baubles hooked through the flesh of her ears, makes a digital graven image of herself praying in public and preaching, while female, on the subject of gay marriage. Because Jesus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLUwNUg4rTA

Not alone. And then the obvious response version.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2015/07/01/gay-marriage-opponents-act-like-an-oppressed-minority-in-catholic-groups-ad/

One in five balloons feel misunderstood.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ewxRhKQT_M

Proximity wingsuit flying. So beautiful and so dangerous.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urw5Vr02bYo

Svetlana Kapanina, “the best pilot of all times” with stick and pedals. Just skip ahead to around 16:55 and start there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQONtYjDlMw

And aliens busted.
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/586976/NASA-International-Space-Station-UFO-Video-Youtube-Shocking-Proof-Alien-Life

1 pr MacGregor Bros. elastic fire-resistant shorts, XL, teal w/black piping, used once, sterilized by fire (they work).

  “Porn teaches kids an unhealthy and unrealistic idea of how quickly a plumber will come to your house.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-06-26) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

And here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

The puppetry of the giraffe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgtopghkBZc

The precautionary principle. http://wondermark.com/c1020/

Inside of them. Unlike people, their insides are all different, depending on where they’re from. The one my stepbrother Craig and I cut open in 1968 was nothing like any of these. It was an amazingly accurate model of the Earth, with a thin crust of plastic, a mantle of rubber bands and a core that was a hard rubber ball with an odorless (and flavorless) deep blue liquid inside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LujVYDjphPg

The belly button of an entire lake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hRSvVfAha0

Snake can’t snake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOJY_dK_uTU

The magical porta-pottie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jbgnJOpl2Q

Clock parts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGwW-zKT0qw

Little darlin’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCrpUsLd5kE

Fat farm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgpqQ9K4fHI

Oh, they are so cute with their eyes shut. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/23/zen-dogs-dog-photos-stress_n_7637044.html

I may have shown this to you before. It’s a photo essay about a lonely man and his poly friend. http://www.featureshoot.com/2015/06/intimate-photos-capture-the-relationship-between-a-middle-aged-man-and-his-real-doll-nsfw/

Rewind. https://vimeo.com/129677228

And the truth about trilobites. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/science/when-trilobites-ruled-the-world.html

“Welcome to the future! We’re glad you made it!” –Phil Austin, Firesign Theater, April 6, 1941 – June 18, 2015

“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” –Dita Von Teese

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-06-19) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

And here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

It’s all fine, but I’m starting with the best material, here. This is a glorious new sport that combines skiing with flying under little tiny parasails.
https://vimeo.com/36398302

Jellyfish.
https://vimeo.com/128807157

“When somebody walks through the door, even if it happens five times a day, you should go totally insane with joy.”
https://vimeo.com/122375452

Loop art.
https://vimeo.com/122375452

The white rabbit. They play it in slow motion and digitally zoom in so you can follow it.
https://vimeo.com/129896765

Beautiful aerial wedding photography OOOF.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmBEwlGCwPI

Plant porn money shots.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsIojj4PzAo

15 pbg/sec. (How we get gum.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsIojj4PzAo

Stripes you didn’t know were there.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/65092/our-skin-covered-invisible-stripes

That’s just low.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqI4NKLhhvU

Pretty in pain.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/16/1392326/-Cartoon-Pretty-in-pain

Pretty while sciencing.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/12/1392725/–Distractingly-Sexy-female-scientists-launch-hilarious-campaign-mocking-Nobel-Laureate-scientist

The more women at work, the sooner we win.
http://boingboing.net/2015/06/12/women-are-needed-wwii-era-u-s.html

Rejected princesses.
http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/

The cutest octopus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv7DfebpL7E

My latest choice for most beautiful car. The 1938 Talbot-Lago roadster. You can’t really see, in this picture, but it’s a two-seater.
http://tinyurl.com/q5bofkp

Persecution simplex.
https://atheistoasis.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/christian-persecution.jpg

A lovely project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSj9maQ1lPo

Arrangements.
http://boingboing.net/2015/06/12/arrangements-emily-blinco.html

Irresponsible thug riots vs. boisterous schoolboy horseplay.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGJMgCn0fQs

The sky white with ships.
http://www.seattlepi.com/houston/article/Witness-says-lenticular-cloud-that-faded-fast-6323596.php

Cats are from Canopus. “That was the story of Prrrrhaow and his testicles.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5K8yMxGtEI

Rosetta: The whole story.
http://www.bbc.com/future/bespoke/story/20150430-rosetta-the-whole-story/index.html

/Hyperdrive/ scripts, amateurishly but lovingly fan-produced. “You marveled, and everyone saw it!”
http://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/episode_scripts.php?tv-show=hyperdrive-2006

Quantum Gravity (Bohemian Rhapsody).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rjbtsX7twc&list=RDA1L2xODZSI4&index=5

Another fun color-vision test. (I had to turn BlueHell anti-pop-up firewall off in Firefox for this to work.)
http://www.igame.com/eye-test/

“Or Björk,” she adds. “Björk would have some giant hamster in a wheel running the damn thing.”
http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2015/06/rhythmicon-feature

The green-eyed prisoner problem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98TQv5IAtY8

Illuminated.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/14th-century-illuminations-for-dantes-divine-comedy/

Humans share 99% of their DNA with chimpanzees. Here’s what that really means.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbY122CSC5w

And here is where they live.
http://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/view.php?datasetId=SEDAC_POP

Practical hydrotherapy. “The surf. Nature’s douche.”
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/practical-hydrotherapy-1909/

Tabloid-ized spam.
http://twistedsifter.com/2015/06/artists-turn-spam-headlines-into-tabloid-covers/

Yogurt ad. “I’ll be in my bunk.” –Jayne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3Z5pAZe0E8

Raptor as pet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE4J2WFzPeI

This was a children’s book in 1928.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/47961/47961-h/47961-h.htm

…In which we learn many things, including that a horse’s hoof is a single toenail.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/47961/47961-h/images/illus-348f.jpg

…And then they were like this:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/28840/golden-era-young-readers-story-behind-little-golden-books

…And then like this. Beautiful new game trailer. Granted, it seems to be mostly about destroying ancient architecture and machinery in order to get to the other side, but I think we all understand this is just electrons and pixels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXLZvsSmBIs

…And soon, PTSD inducing flinch play.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBpFx-ixBiM

But also: “Hello, my name is Harmony. I am a prototype of a very exciting new form of adult companionship.” You really want to click on the video.
http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2015/06/realdoll-is-working-on-ai-and-robotic-heads-for-its-next-gen-sex-dolls-2/

And it’s still possible to make your own toys out of stuff you find in the basement or in a junkyard or a munitions dump.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj7S_DNFgEU

Speaking of science: parasites.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7lMfMdFTkA

Alex Bosworth made a slideshow video set to my reading his story Creative Chasm.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soB6yHdGaJU

Torture vs. a drunken man tackling a Christmas tree.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmeF2rzsZSU

A man with an electron microscope. This is ten minutes long, and it’s worth it. So cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuCdsyCWmt8

The human brain likes to interpret the edge of the roof as a planar cut perpendicular to the axis of the roof.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtA6u1HIqbg

Russel Brand rips on Sean Hannity, or as he pronounces it, /Hanni’y/. “Sorry, I shouldn’t have made that gun-finger at you. I thought you were dancing or black or something.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1oVl9TeaXQ

I’ll say it again: best pope ever. Ever.
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/pope-francis-blames-greedy-profiteers-for-destruction-of-our-sister-mother-earth-in-landmark-encyclical-full-text/

And a suffragette on a scooter. (Note the tiny but effective kickstand.)
http://boingboing.net/2015/06/16/suffragette-on-a-scooter-1916.html

Sorry for the delay. Technicians are working on the issue.

Normally right about now I’d be uploading the recording of last night’s (2015-06-19) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show so you could listen or download it, but there was a problem with the recording that I don’t need to waste your time explaining, something about the stereo-to-mono mix being way wrong, ruining the Firesign Theater part, but that I can fix. But I’m rushing between day jobs at this moment. I’ll fix it later and upload it tonight.

I’m just posting this now so you don’t click through, get last week’s show rather than last night’s and be confused or disappointed. Check back here tonight.

Pretty good show. Worth it.

Cherry, go get me a Pepsi.

“The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it.” –D.L. Moody

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-06-12) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

“Cherry, go get me a Pepsi,” is the last line in a cheesy but fun old (1987) movie called Cherry 2000, about a sex robot, or rather a wife robot, and the man who loves her and who risks his life out in the dystopian desert danger lands to find a part to repair her with because they were having sex on the kitchen floor and the dish sink overflowed and some soapy water got into her electronic clockworks, and… Anyway, there’s a lot of uncanny valley and/or replicant-related material in this show, as well as the usual snarky educational exposition, historical revision and comprehensive rebuttals to arguments no one is making. And drunken kids yelling at each other out front of the station, and their dogs barking along with them, and other local distractions making me a little crankier than I like to sound, but that’s life, isn’t it.

Ahem, and here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Diane Keaton’s superhero proto-parkour-master father.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ObVK7SHUVE

Beautiful photographs of San Francisco at night, from the air. (Scroll down.) Charlene sent me the link to this.
https://www.storehouse.co/stories/r8we2-air-san-francisco-7-2k

“Images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft’s first mapping orbit, at an altitude of 8,400 miles, as well as navigational images taken from 3,200 miles away. The vertical relief has been doubled. Star field added in background.” Turn the video’s quality up as high as your computer can do.
http://boingboing.net/2015/06/09/watch-fly-over-the-dwarf-plan.html

A shrill poem. Piercing, even.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99vKv3-FHY8

The bacterial scum that grows in a lab plate after a child has touched it.
http://www.microbeworld.org/component/jlibrary/?view=article&id=13867

Calvin and Hobbes embodied the voice of the lonely child.
http://www.avclub.com/article/calvin-and-hobbes-embodied-voice-lonely-child-220226

Pretrial services.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS5mwymTIJU

Aw, Sweetie, everything happens for a reason.
http://extrafabulouscomics.com/comic/221/

Another picture-a-day project. This one is 16 years in three minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjSfaRzbAHc

Awww. I love it that she’s talking and talking so much of the time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH1x5aRtjSQ

60-year-old high-school dance teacher’s retirement dance. Yeah! Stan’dized test /this/, foo!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxC0CyoXj-M

Once there, click on Risk Calculator and answer the questions. This will tell you how likely you are to die in the next five years. If you’re a Brit.
http://www.ubble.co.uk/

The western.
https://medium.com/the-outtake/what-does-the-western-look-like-545981d93ae8

Perfect hate. Just, wow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu-MC0A5THE

Fairies.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2015/06/enchanting-victorian-fairy-tale-art.html

Pizza-gato zoetrope-a.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2015/06/zoetrope-of-cats.html

Chocolate mug cake. Two minutes from ingredients to biting it.
http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/the-moistest-chocolate-mug-cake/

“I’m going to turn myself white.” “He didn’t– it wasn’t– No. No, you cannot decide to be white. It doesn’t work like that.” “And I will have red lips and plastic surgery and my nose will look like it’s falling off and I will scare kids even though I love them.” “Oh, sweet Jesus.”
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mirajacob/questions-from-my-mixed-race-son

The astrolabe through history. (With TED demo video.)
http://www.kuriositas.com/2011/04/astrolabe-magnificent-computer-of.html

“You guys ain’t got security, huh?” “Nah, he called in sick. Just let ’em get tired. They’ll get tired.” And the tiny kid’s involved, you know. With a bottle for a hammer. Then the bystanders have a serious discussion about which enraged fightin’ Venus of Willendorf the child is booting in the head, his mama or the other one. “Wait, which one’s his mama?” Huh. Walmart, the shampoo aisle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s4ePazfz6A

The Johnny-7 O.M.A.!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPhZsauluXM

Oh. Good dog. Who’s a good dog. /You/ are. /You/ are.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEFfIjnatMk

1700s book of Satanical illustrations.
http://boingboing.net/2015/06/10/18th-century-book-of-satanic-i.html

And some media file conversion tools. Explanation, evaluations, warnings, links. I found this really useful.
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mega-guide-media-file-conversion-tools-windows/

Almond, the devil’s left nut.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-06-05) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

If you’ve never heard my show before, this would be a great place to start. It’s a fair example. In all my efforts and projects I strive to give a solid 80%, and this one’s definitely right up around 80 or thereabouts. I’m not saying that my 80 is better than so many others’ 110, but I’m thinking it.

And here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Little metal pedal cars, doo dah, doo dah.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2015/05/adorable-pedal-cars.html

More marbles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxcJfaoK5xg

A new kind of fluffy mirror.
https://vimeo.com/128375543

Twin-stick shifting. An impressive skill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjJ8n1aQSfw

The death mask stamps.
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/06/04/the-death-mask-stamps/

A whole new way of looking at the sky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymZEOihlIdU

What will /really/ happen when the magnetic poles shift?
http://www.quora.com/What-will-happen-when-the-magnetic-poles-shift

And Gypsophilia: /Horska/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xIrqQTKc_E

Canceled show tonight (2015-05-29). Alas.

     “It was a good answer that was made by one who when they showed him hanging in a temple a picture of those who had paid their vows as having escaped shipwreck, and would have him say whether he did not now acknowledge the power of the gods, — ‘Aye,’ asked he again, ‘but where are they painted that were drowned after their vows?’ And such is the way of all superstition, whether in astrology, dreams, omens, divine judgments, or the like; wherein men, having a delight in such vanities, mark the events where they are fulfilled, but where they fail, though this happens much oftener, neglect and pass them by.” –Francis Bacon, Novum Organum, 1620

Okay, now the datacenter is saying they won’t have their systems back up until, um, midnight, so probably later. I’m sure they’re working as hard as they can to restore service. I’m going to call it a night, pack my material away and bring it all to do a complete show next week.

Whenever they get us back on the air (and the web), the automation that fills in between live shows will automatically begin to play, hence the term. The problem they had, that knocked us off the air tonight, hardly ever happens and I’m not gonna stress about it.

Oh– also next week (Friday 2015-06-05) I’ll be in Fort Bragg at 325 N. Franklin in case you want to do a live show-and-tell, or play your musical instrument(s), or talk about your event or project or whatever. Just walk in any time after 9pm and head for the lighted back room and get my attention and I’ll stop what I’m doing and set up a microphone for you. You don’t have to call first.

And you can arrange to have your own show on KNYO by contacting Bob Young: bobb@poetworld.net   There are still some good slots open in the schedule.

Meanwhile, here are some infotaining tidbits to tide you over, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

What summer looked like before the internet.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/28/vintage-photos-kids-summer_n_7462336.html

Play this for your rich wino friends.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVKuCbjFfIY

How we get bees.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMtFYt7ko_o

How we got atomic power.
http://gizmodo.com/20-images-of-atomic-age-infrastructure-1706369234

150 motorized see-saws in an old church. What do you say? Art? Not art? I say art.
https://vimeo.com/128850724

Bohemian Rhapsody on 100 year old fairground organ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTnGI6Knw5Q

Cranial modification. Fascinating because /ugh/.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/head-space-artificial-cranial-deformation

How to do it, about food.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhU5JEd-XRo

On a plate.
http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/the-pencilsword-on-a-plate

Dissatisfied?
http://www.theawl.com/2015/05/it-must-be-this-url

How we get a picture of time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wptzVm0tngc

Simple color-value distinguishing game.
http://106.186.25.143/kuku-kube/en-3/

Borges’ Library of Babel as a web page.
http://libraryofbabel.info/index.html

The bad intelligence.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/31001-the-bad-intelligence

The balloon art to beat.
http://kotaku.com/damn-this-is-good-balloon-art-1707384775

Please replace speaker on post before you exit. (This is for Bob Woelfel.)
https://archive.org/details/Drive-inIntermission2

“It started when he was twelve.” “See? The motor’s running again.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4mKwmvV3a8

A neat short film that’s a demo for a kind of smooth-motion camera handle. Stay to the end; it’s only five minutes long.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zx7JCnx83I

A virtual-reality/real-life project that’s an ad for a kind of motor oil.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX_HAIOQYes

Casino. A very gentle explanation by a pit boss as to why you’re not allowed to gamble to win. You’re only allowed to gamble to lose. If you know how to win, they consider that cheating and they cut you off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjwzJyCQlQ

Boxes are sold by weight, not by volume. Some settling may occur due to shipping and handling. And hopping.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq2jVB9OGRo

Detail.
http://www.in2white.com/

Underground.
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/05/scenes-from-underground/394364/

Some neat behind-the-scenes photos of Star Wars production. They were all so young. Also: Greedo turns out to be a happy little French-looking woman (who Han shot first).
http://www.vintag.es/2015/04/100-rare-color-photos-of-behind-scenes.html

The first video of this type of machine I’ve ever seen where a scientist doesn’t try to kick it over with his boot. It’s kind of refreshing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_luhn7TLfWU

Walmart’s leaked secret anti-union training video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1yRSXgeMUk

I never watched /The Wire/, but apparently it was /The Wire/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoyq88niVEU

Manhattanhenge.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/manhattanhenge-is-about-to-descend-upon-new-york-city/story-e6frflp0-1227373707629

Scary-go-round about aliens and chemtrails.
http://scarygoround.com/strips/20150521.png

And again: How English sounds to non-English speakers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt4Dfa4fOEY

Play this video full-screen on your non-touch-screen monitor and hold your finger on the center.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_UhKcAy6xc

Bad lip reading project: Redneck Avengers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOQnk-hRVuc

Genetically engineered yeast is the future of flavor.
http://boingboing.net/2015/05/20/fake-grape-and-vanilla-burping.html

Dogs with the wind in their jowls.
http://ottersandsciencenews.blogspot.ca/2015/05/more-funny-pictures-of-dogs-riding-in.html

And a cool little lathe made of a drill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCaGW9z4blM

 

 

Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur.

“Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-05-22) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

And here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

A wheel of emotions. Print it and play improv darts. Or use rubber suction-cup darts and your old CRT monitor… Ohhh. A brilliant idea for a bar game, where you’d send your own custom dartboard from your phone. Also alcohol and pointed steel darts don’t mix. I know it’s traditional, but really not very smart.
https://robbsdramaticlanguages.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/wheel-of-words.jpg

Fifteen of the queen’s best tiaras.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/64020/15-queens-best-tiaras

… and the iconic scene in TBBT where Sheldon gives Amy Farrah Fowler one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzH53LbshmY

How we get aluminum cans.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUhisi2FBuw

Technically a garland, not a tiara, but good.
http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/news/2015-05-08/52473200-f594-11e4-8bfb-c12d08605a4c_AP434949699733_5.jpg

The flinging molten iron festival. Similar to the alcohol and pointed steel darts (see above). It’s all fun and games until someone burns an eye out.
http://scribol.com/travel/insane-chinese-festival-sees-men-getting-showered-with-molten-iron/12

Creatures avoiding planks.
http://otoro.net/planks/

The dance of the peacock spider.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq-r20mlGes

The sharpest photo of Earth’s moon I’ve ever seen. You might have to click on it to enlarge it. Then use arrow keys to move around.
http://albireo.vipower.pl/bar/gallery/full/150502-ksiezyc.jpg

And the drunken master/Charlie Chaplin method of dealing mit polizei. They’re patient over there. In America that wouldn’t end so well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gvikBVsfy0

Amo, amas, Tiamat.

“There’s a reason it’s called ‘girls gone wild’ and not ‘women gone wild’. When girls go wild, they show their tits. When women go wild, they kill men and drown their kids in a tub.” – Louis C.K.

“You don’t know anything about pain until you’ve seen your own baby drowned in a tub… and you definitely don’t know anything about how to wash a baby.” – Anthony Jeselnik

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-05-15) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Near the end, where I read about Norse mythology and the Prose Edda, I decided not to read you any of Rowdy Geirsson’s /Prose Edda for Bostonians/. I can’t do the accent well enough. Here, read it for yourself and hear it in your head, where it belongs: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/columns/norse-history-for-bostonians  (The list there is in reverse order. Scroll down to start at the beginning.)

And here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

A waterphone recital.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvWnsaGCf_A

GoPro camera is attached to a guitar, and three little girls play the guitar and hum.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_COfD_s7MtI

This genius woodworker has invented a shortcut to make boxes and drawers.
http://digg.com/video/guy-figures-out-a-brilliant-new-way-to-make-drawers

Antique Cylon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=42&v=w9KFAhn1sgM

Infinite sideways-smoke-ring zoom. Like the flying-fish animation, see below.
http://i.imgur.com/dZgmPsB.gifv

Dance scene from /Footloose/ with music removed and replaced with realistic sound. (I never saw /Footloose/, so it took finally seeing this for me to realize what Bret’s anger dance in /Flight of the Conchords/ was making fun of.)…*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d7LCO3aSAE

Bret’s anger dance in /Flight of the Conchords/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMjgSkfQPSY

Speaking of /Flight of the Conchords/, remember when Bret and Jemaine were competing for the vacuous Sally’s affection by making ever more fragile and tiny artwork for a birthday present? This is where that would’ve ended up.
http://www.jontyhurwitz.com/nano/

And also this.
http://www.creativeapplications.net/javascript-2/the-imaginary-kingdom-of-aurullia/

Full bridge rectifier.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI5Ftm1-jik

Unauthorized Flash Gordon fanimation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BChNOWus2-8

*…Just as in, it took my finally seeing this to know there are real-life mermaid swimming shows, and the producers of the wonderful teevee series /Pushing Daisies/ didn’t just invent out of whole cloth the Darling Mermaid Darlings….
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/may/09/swimming-like-a-mermaid-new-extreme-sport-cornwall

…Who were played by Swoosie Kurtz and Ellen Greene.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQdkYG3jIgo

And three years ago? four? when Juanita and I got to that point in binge-watching the series, Juanita said, “Stop! You know who that is?” She recognized Ellen Greene’s voice from when we saw /Little Shop of Horrors/ like 26 years before.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DD7VIKZnGA

Lies in advertisement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsy9v1zp2Gs

I, eye artist.
http://boingboing.net/2015/05/13/warning-if-you-look-at-these.html

Launch.
http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/13/Clear-for-Takeoff/

They take two young people about to get married and they make them old so they can see each other old. They only look old, though. They don’t hurt and malfunction. Yet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9HlHmY-PsA

Wins all camouflage. Everyone else can give up now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFKEmDKMTjc

Infinitely falling Shepards Tone and flying fish/newt/thing animation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9VMfdG873E

The fluffiest galaxies.
http://www.keckobservatory.org/recent/entry/Scientists_at_Keck_Discover_the_Fluffiest_Galaxies

Solar flux ropes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl0ZM_d6jms

Surgical robot repairs a grape.
http://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/a-surgical-robot-delicately-stitches-a-grape-back-together

This girl can touch her own eyeball with her tongue. I just thought you might like to know.
http://gawker.com/damn-this-girls-tongue-is-long-as-hell-1703833703

The one true church. (Use arrow keys to scroll around in this.)
http://000024.org/religions_tree/religions_tree_4.orig.html

“Listen to the sound of Wikipedia’s recent changes feed. Bells indicate additions and string plucks indicate subtractions. Pitch changes according to the size of the edit; the larger the edit, the deeper the note. Green circles show edits from unregistered contributors, and purple circles mark edits performed by automated bots.”
http://listen.hatnote.com/

Atmosphere science porn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMOpNM2m2yk

Map of the most distictive cause of death, by state.
http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2015/14_0395.htm

Animated graphs of cop-killed citizens and citizen-killed cops. One is much more energetic than the other…
http://digg.com/2015/visualizing-police-and-civilian-deaths

…In fact, gardeners are in more physical danger than cops. Fishermen are in 7 or 8 times the danger cops are.
http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-dangerous-jobs/

How America is like a bad boyfriend.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8flfOeWMPQ

Thanks to video editing software, one man performs as 70-piece orchestra and chorus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pI9EQB6WzE

Much bigger than a violin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12X-i9YHzmE

I mean, “Can you say Egg McMuffun?” “Egg-a-maffin?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsPzJALbR6c

Wild-man bass player and his lovely marimba hareem. My favorite is the cross-eyed one shaking the maracas. But they’re all having so much fun, and on the simple non-designer drugs of the era, too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAfPuVsQH9c

As a result of burns and other injuries this guitarist has a crippled claw for a left hand.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKNK_bkZO2U

The rail is in the way. I think he’s going to hurt his back, sooner or later, doing it like this. He’s standing and lifting wrong.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa7tEYiy14I

Yes, it is.
http://www.lunarbaboon.com/comics/call.html

Motion. A lovely photographic gimmick.
https://vimeo.com/83894451

Ain’ nobody linin’ up like Chinese folks linin’ up.
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/05/the-chinese-art-of-the-crowd/392531/

Maybe that’s why Nixon went to China.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NRwWaSBTWI

Awesome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF5u78G7pY4

A better explanation of the Fermi Paradox than earlier ones I’ve seen. Though you expect the narrator to start talking about Oolon Colluphid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNhhvQGsMEc

Star graphic toy.
http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/

And a lot of beautiful photographs illustrating the story of the tiny parasites who live in our pores and follicles. We are their planets.
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150508-these-mites-live-on-your-face

 

Have ticket! Aboarding no ticket equal kick out! Man have ticket! Woman have ticket! Pupil have ticket! Baby no ticket!

“Ladies and gentlemen: As you exit please be careful of the gap between the platform and the train. Should you fall through the gap between the platform and the train, you will be captured by the mole people and married off to their pansexual leader, Relf.” –Dan Amira

“A thousand years ago we thought the world was a bowl. Five hundred years ago we knew it was a globe. Today we know it is flat and round and carried through space on the back of a turtle. Don’t you wonder what shape it will turn out to be tomorrow?” –Lord Vetinari

“I guess I wouldn’t believe in anything any more if it weren’t for my lucky astrology mood watch.” –Steve Martin

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-05-08) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Austin Williams visits. Alex Bosworth phones. Announce list material. Paul Baum shares info about that homeopathic nuclear power plant disaster in Japan, you remember the one. And what else? …A sort of verbal Venn diagram of the bombing and the bombed. Poetry of drowning. A young girl’s sexual awakening epiphany in the roller skating rink. The true story of fire and mankind and the planet. The New York anti-dissection riots. Feminist pornography. The true story of a man who shared consciousness with an octopus. And lots of other things I can’t seem to call to mind right now. It all starts to blur together when you get as old as I am. You’ll find out.

And here are links to some not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

The art of dreams.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-art-of-dreams/

Unread book gonna give it to ya.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6zcIFUvdJ0

Some people should not take drugs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDlX3K4XN_Q

What’s really wrong with genetically modified food? The answer will surprise you.
https://medium.com/@realfoodorg/gmos-an-introduction-d9e546f6b309

How to be ultra-spiritual.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kDso5ElFRg

Kung Fu Avengers! Sa! Kee-yah!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyuQTb6rmdo

Five-year-old nunchaku master.*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzXL-KM2UqU

Elders play Mortal Kombat X.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAYcabqXx7k

Would you like to watch a cop roundhouse-punch a handcuffed woman in the face? If you wouldn’t, don’t.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKFxbqH6iko

“Your bodice should fit snugly over the wisk to help hold it in place.”
http://www.verymerryseamstress.com/elizabethanwhisks.html

How to get out of professional handcuffs. Need: 1 paperclip and 2 seconds– 3 seconds if it’s the special handcuffs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-F_NexlNJA

There was blood and a single gunshot, but just who shot who?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3066469/1-hospitalized-fight-night-shooting-Las-Vegas-Strip.html

And tell us what the bus-stop benches are like in America, Poppa.
http://www.trbimg.com/img-541369b6/turbine/la-me-beat-sofas-of-la-pictures-011

A sad story.
http://boingboing.net/2015/04/30/borb-story-of-a-severely-alco.html

*Whole billiard parlor walls come a’tumblin’ down. (Our children’s children gonna have /trouble, trouble, trouble/.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHvn0g5Rymg

Flaky upkeep.
http://tinyurl.com/m4fdquw

One big problem of time travel. The ground level changes, and you can materialize in the wrong place and ruin your boat.
http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Slideshows/_production/twip-150424/ss-150424-twip-04.nbcnews-ux-1360-900.jpg

“Have you tried turning it off and back on again?”
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/05/01/boeing-787-dreamliners-contain-a-potentially-catastrophic-software-bug/

Placebo /surgery/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP6eUrd148I

Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla in Tesla’s lab. They were friends, as close friends as Nikola Tesla was capable of being with anyone.
http://buzzlamp.com/glimpse-amazing-past-historic-photos/74/

Science! (Skip ahead to around 1:15.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ritaljhhk7s

“Good old Ed. Kind of a loner and maybe a little bit odd with that sense of humor of his, but just the guy to call in to sit with the kiddies when me and the old lady want to go to the show.”
http://thoughtcatalog.com/jim-goad/2015/05/14-surprisingly-nice-things-people-have-said-about-notorious-killers-they-knew/

The Nazis’ Woodstock.
http://buzzlamp.com/glimpse-amazing-past-historic-photos/86/

Hot wet colored bitches shakin’ that thing. And sometimes licking their nose.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/63792/paint-covered-dogs-shake-out-abstract-art

Speaking of which: God only nose.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf78qZD1uZ0

 

Alex Bosworth, Barry White, and the fall of Saigon.

“Now, if these men do not die well, it will be a black matter for the king who led them to it.” —Sir Edward de Vere

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-05-01) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Contents: Items from the MCN Announce listserv. Steve Allen’s /The Public Hating/ (written in 1955, about justice in 1978). An exchange of anthropological email with Del Potter. Comtesse DeSpair. CLG News. Simple instruction as to how to give a woman a proper orgasm. For six hours. Also, by the way, Alex Bosworth came back from the dead and rang the phone.*

*I’ve been keeping my eyes open for exactly the right kind of thrift-store telephone that can be easily perverted to be able to connect to a mixing board and put a caller on the air, and I finally found it @ $3.99. It has a flashing light for a ringer, and it has an audio output jack that gives a fair balance of caller and local volume. The sound quality is not great, compared to a true digital hybrid box, but that’s its charm; it will encourage someone in the radio audience to pungle up the bread, as the kids say, to get the right equipment sooner rather than later.

And here are links to some not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

All about Space Goddess Zenobia Frome.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/katieheaney/an-honest-discussion-about-this-hilarious-1930s-guide-for-si

“The spacecraft struck the planet just north of Shakespeare basin.”
http://tinyurl.com/m3okqql

How to properly chop up an onion, using a magic crystal, essential oil, crayon fingers, a banana (say buh-NAW-nuh) and a little paper bag.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TllPrdbZ-VI

How to open any Master combination lock.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09UgmwtL12c

Tenacity. Admirable, futile, comical.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFo60pcRKDw

Ball of death.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnnoopJS_Y4

That’s right, the ’60s were weird, man.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WJ2eBFHxyc

And the ’50s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2vBJt1iG60

Gotta look nice. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.
http://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/images/102131/58/1021315832.jpg

Extreme makeup.
http://boingboing.net/2015/04/27/incredible-face-makeup-illusio.html

Dry dog, wet dog.
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/serenah-photography-dry-dog-wet-dog-series

Apparently it’s against the law in Russia to twerk near a post-apocalyptic-dystopian war memorial. I didn’t even know this is what twerking is; it just looks like any exercise class. Anyway, they’re all in jail now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPvuFKNksvY

And if that’s twerking, then here are lovely pictures of birds twerking.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/63492/see-all-9-breathtaking-winners-years-audubon-photography-awards

And a lovely animated quilt of a horse twerking.
http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/30/Horse-Quiltimation-Animated-Quilt/

“Stefan is gone. And he’s never coming back. Time to move on.”
http://mentalfloss.com/article/58450/16-out-context-ikea-instructions-help-you-live-better-life

Beautiful big smoothly-repeating  fake but realistic gifs of thunderstorms. (Say /jiff/; the gee stands for general, not graphical.)
http://whenonearth.net/hair-raising-supercell-thunderstorms-animated-from-a-single-photograph-by-mike-hollingshead/

Volcano.
http://data.sa-rl.at/files/calbuco/

Young people violate watermelons with molten aluminum.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgnsXPnAX8M

The penis/vagina ratio. Graphical.
http://boingboing.net/2015/04/29/chart-use-of-penis-and.html

The Bottle Boys play Toto’s /Africa/ on beer bottles. Also the xylophone and the kick drum are bottles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwSx67WcpiQ

(Silent) dashcam video of /a train being blown off a bridge by a storm/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7WfeV01A4g

“Good going, sheet boys.”
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/04/30/dont-jump-well-be-your-boyfriend-dumped-chinese-college-girl-saved-by-dozens-of-men-with-sheets/

“If this isn’t racism, what is?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTcSVQJ2h8g

“As expected, unmodified mice had no preference which room to spend time in, but the modified mice greatly preferred to stay in the room with the laser.”
http://www.gizmag.com/neuroscience-genetically-engineered-mice-hunger/37228/

Watch this giant bloated alien tick creature explain about the spiritual danger of board games.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJmFUH4KEEg

“The young chameleon is hatching out.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf34k0kh0uQ

Cars of the future and the artists who designed them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16Ti4eJbLMM

And a successful private-enterprise space launch test. When these things go wrong I cry, and when they go right I cry. Remember the part in /Explorers/ where the man yells up at the little boy’s spaceship getting away, “GO, KID! YEAHHH!” This is like that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEdk-XNoZpA

 

 

 

 

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