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The Belkovski exercise.

    “Have. A good. Grope.” -Darren Nichols

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-07-12) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to re-enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Max the Piano Player couldn’t come in after all. I’m just letting you know in case that’s the only thing you were interested in. To save you downloading the show and being disappointed. We’ll reschedule. It’s a pretty good show, though Maxless. Nobody says /It’s all good/ anymore, but I overcompensated with Raymond Scott and Louis C.K. and Rachel Bloom, so it’s all good.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Russian glass beach.
https://presurfer.blogspot.com/2017/02/glass-beach-on-ussuri-bay.html

Papercraft lever-operated faces.
https://laughingsquid.com/hand-animated-paper-illustrations/

Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s.
https://mymodernmet.com/fan-ho-hong-kong-street-photography/

Arte del oro.
https://opticallyaddicted.tumblr.com/post/185175209433/art-painting-oils-gold-leaf-artem-rogowoi

Orson Welles at different ages bursting into laughter, delighted, maniacal, pained, assorted.
https://twitter.com/RealEOC/status/1147649409443880960

A half-hour-long downhill bike race, point of view: rider’s helmet. Full-screen and sit close.
https://theawesomer.com/mountain-of-hell-winning-run/531191/

He who maps math. (or) Thank you, math’d man.
https://presurfer.blogspot.com/2017/02/glass-beach-on-ussuri-bay.html

Can cell phone radiation hurt you? No.
https://theawesomer.com/could-your-phone-hurt-you/531264/

There’s a part in this trick where I just about swallowed my tongue. It’s so amazing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjau-xR4RaM

The most videogame-character-like thing a small child whose mother has a brain the size of a walnut, and now also an eyepatch, can do.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/tweet-of-day_11.html

On the other hand, the coolest stunt Colin Furze ever organized.
https://theawesomer.com/giant-firework-pendulum/531204/

What.
https://imgur.com/fJNIYy8

Why.
https://media.zenfs.com/en-GB/the_telegraph_818/81219d5d45a50966c018fb20c33c0e76

Mechanical art.
https://theawesomer.com/copernicus-kinetic-sculpture/392848/

Evolution of tap.
https://presurfer.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-evolution-of-tap-dance.html

Otter chatter.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/11/What-an-Otter-Sounds-Like/

Apparently hedgehogs and otters use the same audio synthesizer module.
https://twitter.com/kxthleen/status/1149248206330617856

Industrial explosives.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KskBRHAlmDg

“Oh, I forgot. In your world /everybody/ is a Nazi.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/10/audible-dogwhistles.html

Cognitive science.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/cognitive-science.html

Woman faints and topples off the tattoo table. This is the story that little boy will be telling the rest of his life.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/07/tattoo-uh-oh/

3D-printed strobe-animated sculptures, and a natural artichoke that does the same thing for the same reason.
https://www.treehugger.com/culture/blooms-sculptures-john-edmark.html

Heat.
https://showyourstripes.info/

The banana republics.
https://presurfer.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-banana-republics.html

Sony Betamax salesman training video.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/betamax-salesman-training-video-1977.html

Toy train music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjmZLaymJU8

And Chekov’s gum. (Not that I think you don’t know, but just in case you don’t: The joke is, Chekov said, “If there’s a gun in the first act, by the third act it must be fired.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/10/super-fun-pak-comix-feat-che.html

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Vive le tricolor.

    “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics.” -Erma Bombeck

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-07-05) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to re-enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Understanding lunar cycles. A chart, with hover text. I didn’t know about the cycle of lunar mood but I do now.
https://xkcd.com/2172/

A particularly beautiful magic act on /Fool Us/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1COO_Yd5e4

How they do it in Alaska. It’s really no more polluting nor wasteful nor dangerous than fireworks.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/07/03/boom-3/

Though if there were no fireworks, there’d never be any fireworks store fires, and that would be a shame. I hope this was just competent sabotage –get in, do the job, get out the back– and no-one fell asleep smoking a cigaret in there, and there was no traditional fireworks store cat.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/05/watch-this-dazzling-fire-at-a.html

Fireworks accident blows off tip of Florida.
https://www.theonion.com/fireworks-accident-blows-off-tip-of-florida-1819592616

Change for the goat. (I told Juanita about this, a rabbit is change, and she said, “It should be a chicken.” That’s right.)
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/03/the-smythe-family-of-chagrin-f.html

Happy dance. You can’t not smile.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/jisoo-yu-and-david-hart.html

Happy birthday.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/01/pianist-plays-happy-birthday.html

Pianist plays drums.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/01/man-performs-drums-unusually-w.html

Ninja Sex Party – Heart Boner (For You)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS_OWTKCUIM

Ryan Simmons will give you one hundred thousand dollars if you can guess what this is an ad for before it tells you.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/this-movie-is-ad.html

The little bars go through the earholes and that keeps them up in the dome. The jaws could come loose and fall, but they just never seem to, so nobody’s worried about that anymore.
https://imgur.com/xk13e1K

Clue: Trees are insects. Fish are roast beef.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/pure-speculation.html

The world’s worst translator.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-worlds-worst-translator.html

And “You simply can’t comprehend the genius of Donald Trump. Our president has /no fear/. Our Supreme Leader comrade is a hero revered by all people.” [A reader wrote of this, “Amazing how something can be hilarious and terrifying at the same time,” and the next person wrote, “Hilarifying.” So the response to this should be the hypnotic trigger command the alien false Captain Helix planted to turn Commander Henderson against humanity and attempt to destroy the sun, in the final, climactic episode of Hyperdrive. It’s a combination of horror and courage: /HORRIDGE!/ That’s right: HORRIDGE, my friends. /Screw/ your horridge to the sticking place, and close up the walls with our English dead!
https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status/1145693544910327814

Soda pop. Original Coca Cola was alcohol, cocaine and some other things, because the inventor was searching for a magical medicine to wean himself off of his addiction to morphine. You could add alcohol and cocaine and $400-an-ounce essential oils to present-day Coke and get mostly there, though it still will not cure you of anything but your job. And Pepsi tastes better, but not as good as Safeway Select diet grapefruit soda, which also repels malaria mosquitos in test after test, like quinine.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/06/27/using-the-1886-recipe-to-make-coca-cola/

Bee drag.
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Baseline-Bee-model-148_fig41_323047863

The other kind of bee drag.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/06/photos-week-3/w04_1151125936/main_1500.jpg

Fun with fire.
https://theawesomer.com/fire-vortex-cannon/472304/

Ripley: “Get away from her, you bitch!”
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/05/sneeze-during-scan-results-in.html

Fun with paper.
https://www.foldnfly.com/#/1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2

Question of scissors.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/one-question.html

The questions of Luke.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/luke-skywalkers-questions.html

Luca Stricagnoli’s latest. But this time they used a neat filter on the video that makes everything into a rotoscope-like cartoon. Years ago VLC video player this same filter in the effects tab, and one of the [mumble-mumbledy] times I watched all the /Firefly/ teevee shows all the way through, I used that and it was pretty cool. It changes the feel of the show. Try that.
https://laughingsquid.com/luca-stricagnoli-cover-eminem-the-real-slim-shady/

“Applying AI filters to an 1830 painting leads to pleasing results.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/05/applying-ai-filters-to-an-1830.html

Using compressed air to bow guitar strings. I’m trying this as soon as I get back to the shop.
https://laughingsquid.com/musician-replicates-sounds-of-wind-instruments-with-guitar/

Startling glorious weird dance contest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKkq0Vwp-p4

I for one welcome our benevolent robot overlords.
http://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-02-cgrobots.gif

Answer: not robots, that is for sure, unless it would be for some kind of museum of the quaint meat-existence past.
http://wondermark.com/c1486/

Virtual robot bowler. Instantly outlawed, like the Indy vacuum cars.
https://theawesomer.com/bowling-robot/531115/

Mutant fly strains invented by a neural net.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/05/mutant-fly-strains-invented-by.html

I, for one, welcome our female superhero overlords.
https://www.boredpanda.com/boys-like-girl-hero-damian-alexander

“That’s the ol’ Wichita pickoff, Travis, that many say he’s have [sic] in the repertoire but you very seldom see it used.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5ZwNfzusLQ

Hevesh5’s latest domino effect.
https://theawesomer.com/satisfying-domino-falls/530444/

Ramming speed.
https://www.mlive.com/news/2019/07/video-shows-enraged-man-circling-ramming-boat-on-michigan-lake.html

Thousands of photos of aftermath of the 2001 big deal were found in an attic.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/textfiles/albums/72157708997281912

Oh, my God, indeed.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/06/28/my-god/

“ooHHhhHH, my goodness! OhhhhHHHH, holy sheee-it! Ah hab no stomach! Ah hab no stomach! Ohhh, how high! Ah ain’t holdin’ back, though! /Ah ain’t holdin’ back!/”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_JHw1c-1R4

Either the man this woman just married is a very secure individual without a drop of perfectly normal jealousy in him nor a lick of sense, or I give this marriage two months.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/30/Bride-Performs-With-Her-Dog-at-Her-Wedding/

What. Just having a conversation.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=070219

“This is Molly. We’re both deaf. Sit, good girl! Nice to meet you. Yay!”
https://laughingsquid.com/deaf-woman-uses-sign-language-to-teach-deaf-dog-tricks/

Lily and Jim.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDt-Fz0PLvk

Fun with portals.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/30/The-Portal-Paradox/

Realistic paintings of bulging rugs. In the Kaiser hospital in Santa Rosa (CA) there’s a painting of cloth awnings that gives this 3D effect. From across the lobby it looks like a hole in the wall with the awnings outside there. Even from right in front of it it feels deep.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/02/hyperrealistic-paintings-of-bulging-decorative-rugs-by-antonio-santin/

Anti-Christ and the Times of the Gentiles.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/07/05/visual-aids/

Clip-art pictures mostly of attractive, clean-cut young people, with some bloody-WTF images but not too many of those, that you can use for your projects. You never get to the bottom; thousands more just appear. Oh, that’s nice. She’s pretty. What are /they/ doing? That’s Canada. This guy looks like he’s thinking, /I’m already fucking you./ No, you’re not, buddy. I don’t have time for this. You look at them for awhile, make sure they don’t get into any trouble.
https://www.pexels.com/search/people/

Coordinate precision.
https://xkcd.com/2170/

Wigwam.
https://theawesomer.com/building-a-wigwam/530544/

Long-lasting glow in the dark car paint. This would look especially cool on that ’37 Talbot-Lago that I’m still really surpised they don’t make cars like now, because everyone would want one, glow in the dark or not. Just the body shape.
https://laughingsquid.com/nissan-showcases-a-leaf-electric-car-with-paint-that-glows-in-the-dark-for-eight-to-10-hours-after-sundown/

Cat and bird.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/catastrophe.html

Vision.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/vision.html

Brit Cruise: The nature of machine learning.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/01/explainer-video-the-nature-o.html

Fireworks labels.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/red_devils_black_bats_angry_cats_the_wacky_art_of_vintage_fireworks_packagi

Fourth of July fails.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/07/4th-of-july-fails.html

The teenage-boys-are-idiots chart and other charts.
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/3/15914160/4th-of-july-fireworks-injury-hospitalizations

How cosmeticians stick dead people’s eyes closed so they don’t pop open and freak people out at the funeral they way they used to do all the time. They hook the eyelids from the inside with these special contact-lense eyeball clips. Here, look:
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/06/contact-lenses-used-by-morticians-to.html

City of church ruins.
https://www.kuriositas.com/2011/01/ani-ghost-city-of-1001-churches.html

America, a place for Americans.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Izj2xo97D9k

How we get cannons in 1908. We must really need cannons because, Jesus, look at all that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZXb5uqUolM

Bitchin’ waves that would make excellent desktop images.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/06/waves-by-rachael-talibart/

So have you heard about the new indestructible fecal parasite living in public swimming pools? The one that laughs at chlorine.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/30/health/crypto-outbreaks-pools-cdc-warning/index.html

Eta Carinae.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/Hubble-Shows-Spectacular-Display-of-Eta-Carinae-s-Eruptions/

Two and a half million volunteers so far. Brilliant idea. An app that connects blind people to people willing to see and describe important details for them through their phone.
https://www.bemyeyes.com/

Words of wisdom from a retired schoolteacher.
https://i1.wp.com/www.theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/TeaIntCartoon.jpg

Missed the boat, boys, ye have, sure as shite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-XEy1o2qKo

A great game where you match the comment with the proper art. But maybe I only think it’s a great game because I can’t seem to lose. I’m really good at this… Oh, dang it, I just got one wrong after five ten-out-of-tens. Tch.
https://www.monkeon.co.uk/arttwitulate/

An inexpensive piece of exercise equipment for the big four: hiding, stalking, pouncing /and/ stealing skills.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpsD2R5H_iT/

A new kind of panorama video.
https://laughingsquid.com/cornwall-england-landscape-panorama/

Good thing I can fly, said Peter Pan to the bartender. Dressed like this I could get the shit beat outta me around here. (Also) The part in Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail where a knight is catapulted off the mystical bridge and goes /whAAA!/
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/tweet-of-day.html

I think it’s: Filter switched on rather than pimple switched off.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/28/chin-pimple-suddenly-disappear.html

Okay, ordinarily I’d be all /Shut up and take my money/ about this, if I had some money, but as I’ve gotten older I developed an allergy to caps. Just one goddamn cap is all it takes, and my eyes are stinging and I’m sneezing and sneezing. But, gee, wouldn’t it be swell to have that hot little tommygun to spray flaming justice death with! We’d turn it on Martians; we’d turn it on men! /pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop!/
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/90/4c/b7/904cb79b17d7ce042abd31fe8d2ccb11–strange-things-vintage-toys.jpg

Cyr wheel skill.
https://theawesomer.com/cyr-wheel-of-fortune/531079/

The Bat Man.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/03/if-1989s-batman-were-made-in.html

How every movie trailer soundtrack is made anymore, shown by making one. I skipped you to the final product, but you can skip back to view the process.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAWZSQQh8iw&t=8m0s

And that explains it. And this is a /good/ apple. Every cop is a good apple on his day.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=070419

 

Ouch! by The Rutles.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-06-28) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Meet the Rutles. I knew about the Rutles, but I didn’t know they made this documentary film. Do you miss Gilda Radner? She’s in this. As are Eric Idle, Bill Murray, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Ed Sullivan (still alive, arguably, in 1978). That’s Eric Idle of Monty Python. It’s his project.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/all-you-need-is-cash.html

Play a fun game for 15 minutes and so vaccinate yourself against disinformation.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/27/cognitive-antibodies.html

Every square inch of these creatures is under pressure of eight tons. The reason they’re not compressed into organic pebbles is, every square inch of these creatures is pressing back exactly as hard. Eight tons.
https://thumbs.gfycat.com/BreakableHarmoniousAsiansmallclawedotter-mobile.mp4

Sunscreen in UV.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/27/Sunscreen-in-UV/

The Faraway Chair, by Algo Blyton.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbTLsZ46PKk

Inspirational quotes.
https://www.sadanduseless.com/wc/

To protect and serve.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/tweet-of-day_66.html

The very definition of fun-as-heck but not safe. A child this small can slip right out of that. “Oh, come /on/, Mom! Why can’t I? Everybody else is going on it.”
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/06/photos-week-2/w09_1150190220/main_1500.jpg

Mom reflexes.
https://www.iheart.com/content/2019-06-21-mom-catches-kid-falling-off-balcony-in-heart-stopping-video/

Turkish teenager reflexes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMPx4FdaHew

Software that undresses you.
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/788311/deep-nude-naked-photo-x-ray-celebrity-porn-app

Drone video of a single flooded town in Missouri.
https://www.ozarksfirst.com/local-news/cassville-sees-intense-flooding

Don’t drink the water. Don’t even boil it and drink it. Don’t get any of it on you. A whole poison lake, in New Jersey, of all places.
https://www.njherald.com/article/20190627/ARTICLE/190629996

“Come on, the hard part’s over. All you have to do is nod and say yes.”
https://theawesomer.com/ovum/529586/

Mail order brides.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMPx4FdaHew

The females are six feet long and the males are the size of a walnut.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/rainbow-blanket-octopus.html

The first helicopter to land on the top of Mount Everest. Air is so thin there, there’s so little lift and control. Scary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXNXSvnCtKA

Neath that great triumphal arch. If you hear him singing Dixie in the sugar cane, stand up and march, march, march.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/06/the-triumphal-arch-of-emperor.html

Welcome, parents and kids. “Shut the fuck up!” You need to leave. “No, bitch!”
https://rare.us/rare-humor/preschooler-tells-teacher-to-shut-up/

One trick to rule them all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MAtwZle-xo

Moth.
https://theawesomer.com/moth/530057/

Food coloring plus vegetable oil. Glass of water. Cool. I’ll be trying this. I have to get some food coloring, or… maybe I can make some by breaking the off-brand dollar store colored marking pens open. Yeah.
https://theawesomer.com/making-a-colorful-rainstorm/529972/

How a Russian taxi driver deals with a scofflaw litterer.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/06/taxi-driver-doesnt-like-litterers/

Someone stole the kiszka. That’s the real spelling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il3ZhMt4NgY

This guy paints on things that are sunk in the water.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/06/26/water-colors/

Speaking of which.
https://laughingsquid.com/beach-rock-transformed-into-great-white-shark/

A new kind of video wipe effect.
https://theawesomer.com/portals/530159/

Swatting a fly. (Use headphones.)
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/swatting-fly.html

Three caterpillars.
https://laughingsquid.com/slug-moth-caterpillars-breathing/

Documentaries of places not to go and things not to do.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/dont_watch_alone_the_donts_rather_than_the_dos_of_movie_posters

Art.
https://theawesomer.com/skeleton-ship-sculptures/475471/

Rerun: Recurrence.
https://theawesomer.com/recurrence/441327/

Diaspora.
https://gizmodo.com/new-video-shows-how-humanity-could-spread-throughout-th-1835873779

Wintergatan’s latest marble machine music project.
https://theawesomer.com/marble-machine-x-plays-drums/530056/

Innovation in machine translation.
https://theawesomer.com/google-translatotron/529971/

A photograph of the right hand of the man who tested X-ray machines for Thomas Edison, just before they amputated all the fingers. The left hand had to come entirely off, and then some other parts off or out, depending on topology, but the hands went first. “Dally is thought to be the first American to die from the effects of experimentation with radiation.”
https://www.vintag.es/2019/06/the-hand-of-clarence-madison-dally.html

Guide for differentiating Laurence Fishburne and Samuel L. Jackson in film.
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls026268688/

PanPan!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WarSXsDF5c

At the far end of town where the grickle grass grows.
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-25-The-Shiksa.jpg

New songs.
http://wondermark.com/c1484/

Brains.
https://thenib.com/night-of-the-living-compromise

Man puts mercury in his mouth. “Don’t try this at home, kids.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/24/man-puts-mercury-in-his-mouth.html

What a cop does and says when he really /really/ wants to shoot you.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/25/cop-starts-yelling-gun-gun.html

No Hitler mustache equals no concentration camp.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/25/please-remember-the-concentr.html

Barnaby Dixon’s latest masterpiece hand puppet.
https://theawesomer.com/glowing-puppy-puppet/529793/

Bunny.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/yveslecoq/albums/72157604118958868/with/2882017962/

Mad World for piano and cello.
https://theawesomer.com/brooklyn-duo-mad-world/529789/

The Ronettes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnWOBMQhNBQ

And high meat. With video. This might be a prank. I hope it’s a prank.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/high_meat

Hippocleides doesn’t care.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-06-21) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Not that you exist. Because you don’t.
https://theawesomer.com/you-probably-dont-exist/484131/

Won’t somebody think of the beavers.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/06/photos-week-1/w10_1148497917/main_1500.jpg

Japanese-language animated documentary about UFOs. Look to the skies. The cartoon truth is out there.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/japanese-animated-documentary-about-ufos.html

Kids In The Hall sketch about anal-probe aliens.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBhru5nLpGE

Latest viral pareidolia: Starfleet insignia on Mars.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/14/star-trek-starfleet-insignia-f.html

Starfleet insignia on Earth.
https://tinyurl.com/StarfleetInsigniaDunes

Pebble letters.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/06/pebble-alphabet.html

Forkligraphy.
https://www.odditycentral.com/art/the-mesmerizing-fork-calligraphy-of-yazi-yolcuzu.html

It’s delightful, it’s delovely, its DeSoto.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGg7DO1phfo

This would be great training for astronauts, for space construction, of space stations and, you know, space things in space. And good superhero training, to fly and shoot at the same time or otherwise function in a superhero capacity, for when we get flying boots, which isn’t that far off. I’m really surprised there aren’t Segway (or hoverboard) contact sports, as surprised as at there not being big-money women’s basketball and volleyball nor women on major league baseball teams. It’s absurd to think there aren’t thousands of women who can play baseball as well as men, and even people like me who don’t give a shit about sports would be interested in a baseball team with a /woman/ pitching for a change, or a shortstop or in the outfield, or a football game where everybody including women go zipping around at seventy miles an hour on spiked electric wheels, crashing and burning, defeating and being defeated, stirring the blood by spilling it, and so inspiring youth to greatness, all the while flocks of military aircraft VOOOOOOSHHHH back and forth overhead converting Olympic swimming pools of jet fuel into dish-rattling sonic booms, and dubstep John Philip Sousa/Skrillex mashups blare continuously from horns in the stands and quad Jumbotrons synchronized with fireworks strobe war recruitment propaganda directly into viewers’ lizard brains in the stands and at home. Or– what if the hoverboard landscape worker has Enya playing in his headphones. Or Sophie Madeleine singing /Take Your Love With Me/. That’s a sweet thought.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/21/weed-wacker-achieves-level-99.html

Universally beloved constructor of robots Simone Giertz (say YEERTS), fully cured of brain cancer –yay, science!– acquired a brand-new Tesla and she and her tech team chopped and molded it into a Tesla pickup truck. (30 min.) Continue on to the pickup truck ad she made for it, with a charger cable lariat.
https://laughingsquid.com/simone-giertz-turns-her-tesla-into-pickup-truck/

“Oh, very well. Woo-woo to you, too. Yes, yes. As I was saying…”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/bird-interrupts-david-attenborough.html

2019 Nat Geo photo contest. Beautiful world. (Click the right side of the picture to page through the lot.)
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/contests/travel-photo-contest-2019/gallery/week-4-all/17/

Awesome.
https://theawesomer.com/a-year-along-the-geostationary-orbit/528859/

Refinery explosion and fire.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/21/refinery-explosion-in-new-jers.html

I stand outside society and view it rationally.
http://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-18-cgoutside.gif

Sometimes you just hit it off with someone.
https://theawesomer.com/washland-express/528899/

“In this video, we will teach you to spot and report the early warning signs of union organizing.” “We would never say anything against unions, but /if you want to keep your job/, you’ll help us keep them out.”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/amazons-union-busting-training-video.html

Dogs.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/06/canine-agility-champions.html

Rerun: Soviet worker accident posters.
https://weburbanist.com/2016/07/03/blood-red-30-vintage-soviet-accident-prevention-posters/

To bee.
https://laughingsquid.com/flight-of-the-bumblebee-performed-with-cheeks-mouth/

The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils.
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/exhibits/david-h-koch-hall-fossils-deep-time

The Hong Kong protest march in photos. Two million people in the street. And they all swept up after themselves, so the place was cleaner afterward than before. And the government did a little dance and went back inside the clock, so that’s good.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-48655634

Non-spoiler spoiler: he doesn’t fool them with the booger nail, but with the cookie reveal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzQVVl9y0o

Much sweeter than a nail booger.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjau-xR4RaM

“Now, a burl, my fine friend, is an enlarged root.” “Fuck me! Oh boy, look at this! A /magnificent/ example of fritillaria purdyi.”
https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2019/jun/20/videos-crass-chicago-botanist-goes-viral-informati/

What.
https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/j/msnbc/components/slideshows/_production/ss-090722-dip/2001_yip_2001_ed_01.nbcnews-ux-1024-900.jpg

Barges, barges. I want to say, “We don’t need no steenkeeng barges,” just for the credit of having thought of it, but it doesn’t really apply here, and I’m sure somebody else thought of it first, though I feel awfully clever about it.
https://media.voltron.voanews.com/Drupal/01live-166/styles/1254×706/s3/2019-06/ap_mexico_immigration_17June19.jpg

The Amish on vacation.
http://dinalitovsky.com/amish-on-vacation/#

It is in fact the same feeling as what people have always called the religious experience. The same activity and chemistry is going on in the brain. But it’s about something real, here, and the ritual is actually building to something greater than ourselves, in the actual heavens, not any imaginary Heaven.
https://laughingsquid.com/slow-motion-footage-of-spacex-rocket-launches/

This is the version of Myrna Loy that’s like /The Shipping News’/ version of Cate Blanchett.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2013/05/vamp.html

Now, that’s a memorial. (Hear that in the voice of Jimmy Durante saying, /That’s/ a /ta-RUMPET/.) What a huge thing. I’d like to go there and walk around that.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/10/soviet-war-memorial-at-mamayev-kurgan.html

And of /course/ there’s drone video of flying around it. You’re welcome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgU8AEDnv9E

Here in the convenient robotic future of bluetooth-enabled toilet brushes and video doorbells that unlock and open the door for a delivery drone and electric screwdrivers and motorized spaghetti forks so you never have to turn your hand, not to mention Simone Giertz’ toothbrushing and spoonfeeding robots that leave your hands entirely free to wiggle around and do as they please, you need to know how to fricking /reset a lightbulb to factory specs/ anymore. It only takes ten minutes, but that’s if you’re a technician with the company and do it for a living, but if you’re just the average light bulb consumer and you make a mistake on any of the steps you have to go back and start entirely over, so settle in. This reminds me of one time Tim sent me to an insurance/title company in a skyscraper in San Francisco to install a serial-printer-sharing device for an office full of late-1980s computers. It wasn’t just the printer box; each computer had to be set separately. The manual of steps to go through was as thick as a phone book. It took me all night. Bonus: the sun came up outside, and that was pretty. And I got to ride in an elevator. And one of the women who worked there, who I saw for like three minutes before she went home from work, when I showed up, was so luminously Asianly (or possibly Mexicanly) beautiful it was like being kicked in the chest just to look at her. “What.” “Nothing. Sorry.” That still happens to me even now. I’ll be reading or working or doing something and Juanita will come in and I’ll look up and /stop/, and she’s like, “What.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/20/unintentionally-funny-video-in.html

“In Jesus’ name. This cannot be happening. Jesus. Father, right now.” Sports. And these big beefy meat-heads can vote, and drive cars and trucks, and collect guns, and so on. This is the emotional high point of these people’s lives, both in the fight and in the documentary and supernatural supplication department in the stands.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/19/little-league-parents-dont-l.html

Sylvia Plath reads /Daddy/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hHjctqSBwM

ASMR music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQjQDG9eQVg

Ozzie Man on gym fails. They’re not all fails, though. Some are downright triumphant, I reckon, as he would put it. (My favorite is the woman using the cable pull to repeatedly fling herself up into the air and kick the pulley with her flailing heels. I think she might imagine she’s training to fly. This goes with the Segway gardener, see above.)
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/06/ozzy-mans-commentary-on-gym-fails.html

Ingenuity.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/aussie-ingenuity.html

Symbiotic.
https://laughingsquid.com/symbiotic-relationship-of-insects-and-blooming-flowers/

Human face masks for dogs. It would be so great if this caught on in a big way. There should be a law: if you have a dog, you have to do this. To be polite.
https://aworkstation.com/amazon-is-selling-dog-muzzles-that-look-like-human-faces-and-theyre-too-bizarre/

Costumely.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/its_murder_incredible_expressionist_dance_costumes_from_1920s

One trailer to rule them all.
https://theawesomer.com/mcu-honest-trailer/528972/

America.
https://josefhoflehner.com/roadside-america.html

More river maps.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/these-beautiful-maps-capture-rivers-that-pulse-through-our-world-180971789/

With the loss of sea ice, these big guys’ll soon be out of a job.
https://theawesomer.com/the-icebreaker/529158/

Everybody’s got problems.
http://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-18-cgoutside.gif

Mind the gap.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW5h_XFH0EI

Woodpeckers eat the brains of softer-headed birds. Who knew?
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/woodpecker_eats_brains

Micro tank cam. Very like the spy bug in /Fifth Element/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-Usq8-Zh1o

1/2-inch plus 10 cents equals 14mm.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/resourcefulness.html

Sad. I’m sorry his wife is crippled, but why can’t he have what he wants? /He/ knows it’s just a machine, but he likes it. And maybe it makes him think of his wife before she was crippled, and before she was such a bitch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqaMEMIBPIw

Waifu synthesis.
https://nerdcore.de/2019/06/20/ki-anime-singt-ki-songtexte-zu-ki-musik-in-echtzeit/

This video kind of explains some of the stories you hear about people who get arrested for doing this disgusting thing. Obviously it’s different for them than for the people who catch and punish them and enjoy being disgusted by them. And really how is it even at all as cruel as shaving all an animal’s hair off for sweaters or skin off for shoes and jackets or making sandwiches out of its leg or sausage out of its brains, because that’s where sausage comes from: brains. Conversely, so-called head cheese is made from the intestines, and is not cheese at all. Electric cigarets are not cigarets, nor are they somehow magically good for you because they’re electric and don’t work by old-fashioned barely-controlled smoldering. Why, I read on the show last night an article about a boy whose electric cigaret exploded in his mouth, shredded his tongue and sprayed a section of his jaw and a bunch of his teeth out like popping popcorn. The guy in this video just likes animals a little more than normal people do, and so what. I like wristwatches and eyeglasses; is that gonna be a crime now too? And what about what /you/ like? It takes all kinds to make a world. Try not to judge, lest ye be judged. That’s what Jesus said, and one time he beat the living crap out of a little tree because it wouldn’t give him a fig out of season, but everybody has a bad day once in awhile, even mythical ancient superheroes whose dad is the boss of you.
https://player.vimeo.com/video/24550780

Looking at my robot. (You’ll want to see the making-of video too.)
https://laughingsquid.com/gideon-irving-woke-up-looking/

Hundreds of wonderful Soviet photography magazines, complete, to page through for free.
https://archive.org/details/sovetskoe_foto

Rerun: The last humans left.
https://theawesomer.com/were-the-last-humans-left/495398/

Bagman. That’s not safe, by the way. Don’t do that. A plastic bag is not a toy. Keep them away from small children and pets.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/06/photos-week-1/w22_RTX6YNIT/main_1500.jpg

A very pretty, new kind of aeroplane with three electric motors.
https://newatlas.com/eviation-alice-electric-plane/60179/

Archimedes’ scr(two).
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/mr-olds-remarkable-elevator.html

They also serve who only walk and trip.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/20/a-treadmill-that-trips-you.html

Hard to describe. Worth it. A pretty good start. Episode 1.
https://theawesomer.com/this-is-not-a-show/529032/

And here’s just the famous Last Visible Dog scene in /The Mouse and His Child/, a slow, languorous, uncategorizable animated kids’ film that made a big impression on me, though I was technically a grownup when I first saw it (18? 19?). I drove with Julie to Grass Valley from her apartment in Colfax. It was August, very hot, nighttime, with all the windows rolled down in my first car, a green Chevy Nova built in 1971, though there was nothing about or in that car, besides the Radio Shack cassette deck, that had any innovation or part or method of operation that would baffle a mechanic of fifty years before that. You had to contort to reach around behind you to crank the back side window down, and sometimes you’d be shifting and the linkage would jam and you had to coast to safety, climb under the car with a big screwdriver and solve the puzzle, separate the transmission levers and push them where they belong, like unsticking a jammed typewriter that some mental case has vandalized in the thrift store, and I liked doing that. There was the dry cereal and potato-bug smell of yellow-brown grass hills and of course the smell of the car. Smoking engine oil, exhaust, dusty dashboard, floor plastic, Julie’s clean white blouse. Other vehicles, even far away. We forget because we get used to things, and it isn’t just that I’m old now and senses are all duller, but all cars and trucks gave off a tremendous stench in those days. They used more than twice as much gas as cars do now just to go at all, and all that half-burned fuel in the air was a /loud/ smell as well as making the air a gray-brown haze in big cities that didn’t have special sea and/or surrounding landform wind luck. But this was the country, not the city. Beautiful theater they had in Grass Valley, too, the way theaters used to be, all one big hall, not a labyrinth of basically movie closets with fourteen seats in each one. Theaters smell as loud now as they used to, though with so few children around, compared to the old days when every public place was swarming with steaming contagious children, the smell is different; the same unreachable corner garbage, but less spoiled food and sweat and vomit and stickiness on surfaces, pongy-er cleaning chemicals, and mold from the air conditioning, and the reek of burning weed or weed vape oil everywhere now. Indoors public places smelled like piss then, now outdoors does too. Camps of homeless people with begging signs at every intersection and every driveway out of a parking lot, who all used to be the children in the theater and the young people in the cars going to a movie and feeling like the world is their oyster. And, yes, I know I told you this story before and it was slightly different the last few times, focusing on other elements and maybe going another direction, but you just wait, kid; it’ll happen to you. How weird things will get for the way things are now to seem pleasant and familiar and nostalgic and comfortable. The main weird thing will be, you’ll remember being young, because of course. Old people remember being young. But, you see, now, you don’t remember being old. You think you can imagine it, but you can’t. Stick around, though; life will put you through the lawnmower too, and there won’t be a goddamn thing you can do about it, so you might as well dance while you can, if you like to dance. I think that’s what “Hippocleides doesn’t care” means, in the story Herodotus used to tell a few thousand years ago. You might look that up on the phone in your nose ring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EiF3KLpTS0

Three dust gray kids singing like pissed-off angels in the street.

    “Slovenly housekeeping can doom a home to destruction in atomic bomb attack, where the home next door, rooms neat and tidy, spick and span, weathers the bomb with calm aplomb. One house, an eyesore, a pigsty, now, as you see, a smoking ruin. Another house, a delight for a Civil Defense working man to return to at the end of the day, intact, except for its roof and windows, of course. There’s a lesson here for savvy homemakers. Beauty, cleanliness, health and safety are the four basic doctrines that protect our homes, our cities. You’ve seen the tests, you know the story. The dingy house on the left, the dirty and littered house on the right, or the clean white house in the middle. It is your choice. The reward may be survival!” -The House In The Middle (1954)

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-06-14) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Another dramatic animated graph.
https://thenextweb.com/tech/2019/06/11/most-popular-social-media-networks-year-animated/

Hurdy gurdy fantasy.
https://laughingsquid.com/le-chateau-magique-by-guilhem-desq/

Foolhardy festival of recklessness.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNN8NxuIaX0

Venice reflected in the water. (Via blort.meepzorp.com/ )
https://www.designboom.com/art/mayank-thammalla-a-reflected-world-of-venice-photo-series-06-07-2019/

What do you suppose happened just before this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA3zuFZ_dLk

Eclipse photography.
https://laughingsquid.com/total-solar-eclipse-tetons-idaho/

Internal organs one-piece swimsuit. More naked than naked. Naked isn’t enough anymore. What next? …Oh! Here’s a million dollar idea for you: a swimming cap, textured and painted like a real, exposed brain. It would be inflated a little so if you drown you’ll float just under the water with only the brain part showing, for somebody to come along and find you like that. One time I was with my schoolfriend Randy in a rowboat with a practically microscopic gas motor on it, out exploring the scummy creeks that led into Lake Folsom, and I saw what I instantly took to be the top of a hairy old dead man’s head floating in the scum, and I was /electrically thrilled and horrified/. Randy picked it up with an oar. It was a dead possum.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/14/internal-organs-one-piece-swim.html

How we get thermometers, “The handiest weapon in the fight for health.”
https://theawesomer.com/making-mercury-thermometers/528011/

Good to know. Two books stuffed with any spare ceramic tiles you see lying around in the waitress station will stop a bullet, but you’ll have to somehow persuade your attacker to shoot you in the books, so work on your politeness. Okay, got that? Also even your average person can swing a sock full of pennies at 50, 55 miles an hour, say, where just your fist and a roll of quarters might not be enough. Exit through the kitchen, not through the emergency door. In an emergency everybody’s going for the emergency door or the front door or the patio; that’s a bottleneck, a trap. There’s always a way out through the kitchen. Panicking people don’t think of that. And there are big knives in there you can take with you, and maybe a piece of meat you can gnaw on for a few days while you’re hiding in the planterbox outside with the dishwashers and the cook… Now here’s how to make a rolled-up newspaper nail-bat out of a rolled-up newspaper and a buncha nails, so you can be top dog of that planter and not some dishwasher’s bitch.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/11/retired-navy-seal-explains-how.html

Boulders of Bennu.
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190524.html

I see Sarah Huckaby Sanders in several of these. And Walter Matthau. And the face of a cigar-chomping man I once saw throwing hams down from a truck to boys who scrambled to stack them neatly into a pyramid. A pyramid of ham that theoretically would stay sharp forever and never spoil.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/11/the-japanese-museum-of-rocks-that-look.html

Alien faces illusion.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/06/the-alien-faces-illusion/

Buttery Cubacars.
https://jalopnik.com/heres-what-cubas-car-scene-looks-like-in-2017-1791963244

Waterways.
https://laughingsquid.com/united-states-river-waterway-map/

I saw this picture and burst out laughing and I can’t figure out why. Does it do that to you too?
http://img11.nnm.me/1/6/7/b/9/dc7c1327644b5bda3789be1f8aa.jpg

“We must stand strong against the global tyranny of the metric system.” Fox News, consistently pegging the absurdometer, the cynicalometer and the oh-for-fuck’s-sake-ometer.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/06/08/the-global-tyranny-of-the-metric-system/

“We’re a train. Your call.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/09/tram-drivers-have-nerves-of-st.html

Life imitates rocket exhaust trail.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/05/photos-week-4/w29_1146951281/main_1500.jpg

A wonderful article about the computer that got us to the moon and back fifty years ago. Note the literally hand-knitted memory module.
https://newatlas.com/apollo-11-guidance-computer/59766/

They had us at peas in jello. Mm-mm.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/consume_this_american_advertising_cookbooks_is_delicious_af

Blowing up stars. Images from computational astrophysics.
https://blowingupstars.blogspot.com/2014/04/nature-has-it-in-for-us-supernovae-from.html

What.
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c6b93ffeed2f362e41fe4aa72/images/95a990f6-85a6-4fcf-87e4-35b928d11a74.jpg

“This is a fertile land and we will thrive. We will rule over all this land! And we will call it… This Land!” “I think we should call it your grave!” “Ah! Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!” “Ha ha ha! Mine is an evil laugh! Now die!” “Oh no God! Oh, dear God in heaven!”
http://digg.com/2019/literal-translation-country-name-mapped

Electrified hurdy gurdy and loop pedal set.
https://laughingsquid.com/instrumental-played-on-electrified-hurdy-gurdy/

New 3-D welding game. World of Weldcraft.
https://theawesomer.com/miller-augmentedarc-welding-simulator/527397/

Ow face.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/06/owwww.html

Tour of giant old pipe organ, bellows powered by treadmill of nuns, should be.
https://laughingsquid.com/five-story-church-organ-with-8000-pipes/

Podrick nods and gets sullen. Breakfast is coming.
https://theawesomer.com/game-of-thrones-finale-ai-rewrite/527992/

And planetary exploration. Many sophisticated robots out there, loaded with instruments, doing science nonstop in the lonely scalding/freezing radiation bath of space. Thank you for your service, tireless little metal fellas. Well done, thou good and faithful servants.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/12/at-a-glance-map-of-current-pla.html

Tsunkatse.

    “You want it? Take it! I don’t care if I never get in the water again! Now, for the love of Kukla, Fran and Ollie, rent the girl a handtruck and get this crap outta here!” -Aunt Lily

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-06-07) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

A seething art form. Compare to the work of Hypnotoad.
https://theawesomer.com/weval-someday/526867/

Proper, efficient whisk technique.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/06/how-to-whisk.html

Flying around Lofoten, Norway.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=89&v=YhyzLR-NKYM

“No. She is gone. She is gone. She is gone.” This is the plane we’ve been watching him build for months. Spoiler: she is gone, she is burning, there is fire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEZ0EuRFLgs&t=5m19s

A lesson for all of us. History shows again and again.
https://theawesomer.com/how-to-make-godzilla-really-angry/526575/

Shadow art.
http://kumiyamashita.com/light-shadow

Tokyo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYOGClmmeao

Basaburua. I know-a what you are a-thinking-a, but it is a district in Espagna. (I was entirely wrong in thinking that the Japanese word for baseball is basa-buru. I don’t know where I got that from. Maybe I dreamed it. I know that one Japanese word for obligated, as in /thank you/, is arigato.)
http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2019/05/22/japanese-baseball-ceremonial-opening-pitch/

A new kind of very efficient aeroplane.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/03/klm-funds-new-flying-v-pla.html

A new synthesizer that makes sounds with little electric motors.
https://theawesomer.com/motor-synth/526678/

Beato machinu.
https://theawesomer.com/kokas-beat-machines/417092/

Fun with matches.
https://theawesomer.com/fire-dominoes/526361/

Timing.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/03/is-this-the-greatest-shot-in-t.html

Tapping while sawing.
https://laughingsquid.com/mozart-group-tap-dance/

Restoring. (20 min.) (Well worth it.)
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/06/03/1950s-wonder-lamp-restoration/

Elderly Laurel and Hardy on This Is Your Life in 1954. Look how big his head is. It was always that big and I just never noticed it before.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTAPZTfIXVE

“The clitoris has repeatedly been discovered, over and over, by men.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/06/delightful-animation-all-about.html

Fast biter. Though technically it’s more of a fast sucker.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/03/this-odd-animal-has-one-of-the.html

“If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, do not be ashamed, for you have aspired to greatness. And the moon had it coming.” Click the video’s sound on.
https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/bxcfpv/mom_1_oscar_0/

Shoot for the moon.
https://www.reddit.com/r/comics/comments/617ola/shoot_for_the_moon/

They’re not on skates or little modern Segways. They’re doing this by tippy-toe-ing at high speed. They train for this all their lives, then they have a narrow window of just a few working years to perform on stage and in public squares, and they’re retired when they’re too crippled and in pain to go on, like old racehorses or greyhounds. They could use little skateboards. Wheel-heel novelty shoes. Anything would be easier than this. But it’s a tradition. And because of our traditions each one of us knows /who he is/ and what /God expects him to do./
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/meet-russias-gravity-defying-answer-to.html

Recorder virtuoso.
https://theawesomer.com/weval-someday/526867/

A young couple fascinated with space science wrote a book and made a movie. Here’s a trailer for their impressive project:
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/31/beautiful-book-augmented-real.html

A teleporting time traveler plays video game music on the viola.
https://theawesomer.com/mii-channel-theme-viola-cover/526680/

First Buck Rogers film ever. (8 min.) Them gorram Tiger Men’re attacking again. Why, they’ve broken their treaty! And there’s Killer Kane and Ardala. Their perfidious evil is perfidious!
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_first_buck_rogers_film

Terrific rescue. Helicopters are so loud, you just have to imagine the screaming. Don’t forget, she was already injured and that’s why she called for help in the first place.
https://deadspin.com/poor-injured-hiker-subjected-to-nightmarish-helicopter-1835253751

Exciting kinetic police action. Brave and bold. “Hands where I can see ’em!”
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/07/cops-responding-to-burglary-ca.html

Cavalcade of derp.
https://www.boredpanda.com/least-flattering-pets/

Welcome to the hidden killers of the postwar home. (60 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EauvwU2iWFI

Neat machinery.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89MJZThzL64

A British teevee factory in 1960.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGzu7vpowHY

More Jessica Jones! I thought they canceled it after Season 2! I can’t wait! Best flawed low-rent self-loathing private detective superhero ever, at least in the first year.
https://laughingsquid.com/jessica-jones-season-3/

I’ll tell you what fucks this up: beeping out the F-word. Maybe that was the point. If so, well done. Well done anyway.
https://theawesomer.com/louis-cole-f-it-up/526090/

Tribal rituals among the Nacirema.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrGLNtZ0rEg

A mostly-photo article about the making of Apocalypse Now.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2019/may/30/the-horror-apocalypse-now-unseen-in-pictures

The whole stupid family is there.
https://splinternews.com/the-whole-stupid-family-is-there-1835233604

I was thinking about Pogo, the musician, and wondering what happened to him after his manager screwed the tour paperwork up and got him banned from the U.S. Here’s his channel. He’s been busy and he’s still great. It’s been awhile; maybe he can come to the U.S. now, if he still wants to.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn-K7GIs62ENvdQe6ZZk9-w

From Pogo: I like this one best lately:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4_gElRkPjo

Oh, the poor honey. Awww.
https://www.boredpanda.com/loose-skin-cat-toby-ehlers-danlos-syndrome/

What the cats do when you don’t see. It’s just what you’d imagine: they walk around in the dark, which they can see in just fine, being adolescent and pissy and picking fights. It’s odd that we don’t see them killing anything here, because every cat kills tons of wildlife in its time. Maybe the camera around their neck puts them off that.
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/05/researchers-strapped-video-cameras-16-cats-and-let-them-do-their-thing-here-s-what-they

Rerun: How much the cats kill.
https://theoatmeal.com/comics/cats_actually_kill

Tipu’s tiger.
https://ridiculouslyinteresting.com/2013/07/23/tipus-tiger/

Rerun: Giraffe sings Let’s Get It On.
https://chawedrosin.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/giraffe-sings-lets-get-it-on/

Women shoots rare black giraffe to make gun jackets out of its neck skin, and also giraffe hamburgers, to /save giraffes/, she says, laughing through remarkably nice teeth.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/american-hunter-tess-talley-has-no-regrets-about-viral-photo-of-slain-giraffe/

Beauty contests. Miss Perfect Posture, Miss Lovely Eyes, Miss Lobster Waitress, Zion Meats Sausage Queen, Miss Barstool Legs, Miss Fat (!), Diaper-Service-of-America Diaper Queen, Miss Bag-On-Head, Miss Marilyn Monroe Shape-Alike, Miss Ape (won a part in the original Planet of the Apes).
https://ridiculouslyinteresting.com/2012/12/27/unusual-retro-beauty-contests/

Peak nose. It’s a scientific term.
https://twentytwowords.com/totally-boop-able-noses-you-wont-be-able-to-resist/

Queen Harish. He was killed in a car accident last Sunday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6N4f6tn-mQ

Dust. Play?
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-last-dance.html

“What I saw before the darkness.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/04/watch-an-ai-generated-human-fa.html

That’s rock and roll.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/serenade.html

The power of Pink Armadillo. (She can become a giant pink armadillo, roll down a hill and thwart evil’s truck trip.)
https://twitter.com/rabihalameddine/status/1124321456769212417

What.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c8/Metal_Detector_User.jpg

The majestic flying boats. (48 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp4N-ETqfiI

Attempted ornithopter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwovm1FJ_Bo

Zeno’s pyramid.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/291

They’re not dead, they’re Force ghosts. Struck down, they have become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
https://www.reddit.com/r/tumblr/comments/96i3nq/be_kind/

“I’ll let myself in.” (45 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnmcRTnTNC8

And it’s a nice photo, but the boy’s head is so much bigger than the girls’ heads. It’s odd. Do they all coincidentally have tiny heads? Or is his head just immense. I really never used to notice how big or small someone’s head is, but now it’s everywhere, and it can’t be a new thing, because this photo is 120 years old. It probably goes back to the beginning, millions of years ago. People’s heads are just all different sizes, like apples or grapes or dogs or trucks, because of a different advantage or special use.
https://viewingthepast.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/scan0001.jpg

The jaws that bite, the claws that catch.

    “You know the old saying: When God closes the door he opens an oven.” -Ned

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-05-31) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Anne Maureen McKeating called from Toronto to talk about the Larry Spring electromagnetic science and stick figurine museum. Kay Rudin came in to talk about the Big Band show, and Redwood Mary saw her through the window, followed her in, and talked about saving the Redwoods, capitalistic industrial land spoliation, her bucolic childhood in New Jersey, sledding down grassy hills on cardboard boxes, and Polish as a first language. I got her to swear at me in Polish; you’ll like that. It doesn’t sound like swearing at all. Swearing in /Chinese/ sounds like swearing. Polish just isn’t all /barky/ like Chinese– or like U.S. English. I remember Biff Rose saying that Americans sound to the rest of the world like barking dogs. Alex Bosworth called from Fayetteville. He sort of honks rather than barks, though.

So many people– I didn’t get started reading in earnest until after 11, and I brought a huge stack of material, so there’s a lot left over to read next week.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

A thrilling graph. And it’s currently Breast Neoplasm in the lead by a nose. (By number of scientific papers on the subject.)
https://twitter.com/Akivino1/status/1133232927314255872

Somewhat less thrilling graphs.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/05/wealth-inequality-in-us-updated.html

“Maybe the shadowy forces that control the world just want to believe, too.”
https://xkcd.com/2156/

Recording engineer driven nuts by mystery beep makes /HOLY SHIT/ discovery.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/29/musician-uses-audio-engineerin.html

Rerun: Superthunderstingcar is go. For fans of Thunderball XL-5, Thunderbirds, and Team America: World Police.
https://twitter.com/Akivino1/status/1133232927314255872

Transporter bridges.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/12/transporter-bridges.html

When toys tinkle and drop off the map.
https://laughingsquid.com/ford-mustang-hot-wheels-play-song-on-xylophone/

Demo of a new musical toy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFG5dk1GyRo

The Music Lab. Fun music science games.
http://themusiclab.org/

Landscapes D-Day and now.
https://apimagesblog.com/blog/2019/5/22/d-day-now-and-then

The clouds on Mars.
https://gizmodo.com/take-a-moment-to-admire-these-passing-clouds-on-mars-1835130793

About pingos, which are cool, but when I first saw the link of the word I was hit with a lame rush of rue for having lost a dream journal entry in 1998-or-99 titled /Tingo Fungee Hokking Noak/. Ah, ennui-ish regret over the tiniest of really unrelated things from literally entire pet lifetimes ago, the Frenchest of emotions.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/01/the-pingos-of-tuktoyaktuk.html

Bird theory.
http://www.amyoops.com/2011/01/bird-theory.html

Conservation of angular momentum.
https://theawesomer.com/angular-momentum-demo/525705/

29th anniversary of a seminal comic strip.
https://twitter.com/KenJennings/status/1134150657642967041

Meet the /theorbo/ of string instruments.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/27/This-Is-a-Theorbo/

Holiday for strings.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/holiday-for-strings.html

They’re not on skates or little electric Segways. They’re doing this by tippy-toe-ing at high speed. It doesn’t seem possible, but there it is. They train for this all their lives, then they have a narrow window of just a few working years to perform on stage and in public squares, and they’re retired when they’re too crippled and in pain to go on, as though they were old racehorses or greyhounds. It’s insane. Little skateboards, how about? Ball-heel novelty shoes. Anything would be more sensible than this. But it’s a tradition. And because of our traditions, every one of us knows who he is, and what God expects him to do. So.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/meet-russias-gravity-defying-answer-to.html

Evil Brain From Outer Space. (Complete film.)
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/evil_brain_from_outer_space

What.
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/cc/6f/02/cc6f02a9a95293b1037060797df4612d–zoo-animals-wild-animals.jpg

Finger kaleidoscope dance.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/finger-kaleidoscope.html

In this ad for a brand of so-called /energy drinks/, the woman holding the baby is the wife of the particular foolhardy idiot who has to get some shmo standing nearby to yank his shoulder back into joint. “Just pull down.” “Okay.” “YAAAAAGHOOWWW.” Because he jumped off the cliff on his little bicycle, ya know, hey, what could go wrong? Grow up. Also, energy drinks make kids crazy. I know a man who was a perfectly okay boy, never took drugs, didn’t have any mental problems, and then he started drinking like six little cans of Red Bull every day and now he’s been in and out of jail for psychic breakdows his entire adult life. Because jail’s where they put you now when you go nuts and, like, stomp through a parking lot kicking all the cars, screaming at people, etc. Stay away from energy drinks. Just because something is legal and you can buy it doesn’t make it a good idea. And don’t ride your bicycle off a cliff. I’m not gonna tell you again. Don’t /make/ me get out of this chair. (In your mind, hear all that in Dr. Stephen Hawking’s voder voice.) (I probably should have told you that before.) (But this is /reading/. You can just go do it now. It’s right up there, half an inch away. Look. Look. Look where I’m pointing.)
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/05/inside-the-helmet-red-bull-rampage-2018/

Car.
https://designyoutrust.com/2018/12/1955-ford-beatnik-bubbletop-this-bubble-roofed-custom-ford-is-strange-and-wonderful/

The vest-pocket ashtray and other dazzling wonders of our modern world.
https://books.google.com/books?id=ZScDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&rview=1&pg=PA60#v=onepage&q&f=false

Shanghai shops.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/71987651/NIGHTSHIFT

Cockatiel augmentation.
https://laughingsquid.com/cockatiel-paper-masks/

Forty solid minutes of Get A Mac ads, many of which were rejected by Steve Jobs and never run on the air because they made him chuckle and he didn’t like the feeling. No, he didn’t like the feeling at all.
https://news.avclub.com/justin-long-says-steve-jobs-rejected-some-im-a-mac-ad-1835035864

Fashion.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/its_murder_incredible_expressionist_dance_costumes_from_1920s

Fashion is danger.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vtAMJBACtc

Randy Rainbow’s latest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mZYd3DrX-c

Improving movies by adding Godzilla.
https://film.avclub.com/heres-proof-that-every-movie-is-improved-by-adding-godz-1835131848

Boring machines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v014JKv22Gs

More amazing than a rocket launch: a rocket, freshly launched, zotted by lightning. But interest fades; the producers of these events have to keep upping the stakes. What next, after lightning? It’ll be Godzilla, watch. And /then/ what? Giant radio robots playing ice hockey on the moon. Something. I guess you can always top a thing with another thing, even an older thing; it all goes in cycles. I don’t know what I was worried about.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/28/watch-russian-rocket-struck-by.html

Choose your game. You have died. Play again?

    “They often call me Speedoo but my real name is Mister Earl.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-05-24) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Simone Giertz (say YEERTS), cured of brain cancer (by real medical science) and entirely herself and in her power again, back out in the world, is given the present of a /giant machine/ following the design of one of her first little famous projects, the chopping robot. This one can chop a whole washing machine in half, and bust up a used Burning Man tropical gazebo, and flay a grand piano into flinders. What a great day!
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/mega-giant-chopping-machine.html

Doctor as warrior.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/the-doctor-as-warrior.html

The vertical trebuchet. It’s perfectly all right to say /treb-yoo-SHET/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjEpN5_31go

Philosophy emergency hotline.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/289

Radio Venus of 1939.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_radio_venus_of_1939

Barbershop quartet version of Baby Got Back.
https://theawesomer.com/baby-got-barbershop/525185/

I was thinking about the Elizabeth Montgomery /Bewitched/ nose-wiggle sound. I looked it up, and it’s just the high keys of a piano. Turning it up as far as this reveals all the low strings, too, vibrating along with the key-strikes. I can’t do that with my nose, but I can open and close my nostrils at will, and move individual toes indepently of the others. Not the smallest toes, though. And I can’t put my heels around behind my own head the way my stepbrother Mark could. And he could do pushups all day. Everybody’s different. We all have something to contribute.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_S7sWVm3Mw

Goofy ninja.
https://twitter.com/PsychologyDoc/status/1129111054745841664

When dogs eat bees.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/19/Funny-Swollen-Faces-of-Dogs-After-Eating-Bees/

Rerun: Moving the church. They really make a production of it.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/how-to-move-100-year-old-church.html

How to always win a coin toss.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/20/how-to-cheat-a-coin-flip.html

Explains a great deal.
https://laughingsquid.com/how-to-get-attention-without-attention-seeking/

Maybe /you’re/ the jerk.
http://catandgirl.com/no-man-is-a-jerk-island/

A two-dollar trick to stay alive, and get yelled SELFISH BITCH at.
https://qz.com/1620913/the-best-cycling-hack-is-a-pool-noodle/

Travel Oregon.
https://theawesomer.com/only-slightly-more-exaggerated/525163/

Mortado, the Human Fountain.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/mortado-human-fountain.html

This woman bought a 1957 Chevy in 1957 and she’s still driving it today.
https://laughingsquid.com/woman-shows-off-her-1957-chevy/

The first part of a five-year-old series about the Glass Age we’re in. And you can click through and learn more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12OSBJwogFc

Body paint animals.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/body_paint_animals_of

What.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/mt/2019/02/shutterstock_559266193/lead_720_405.jpg

Every once in awhile when I’m doing the show from Juanita’s place she starts to snore a little –she’s asleep in bed right behind where I’m sitting, just a few feet away– and I stop reading and turn my microphone way up and show you how cute. This is like that, but the guy has one of those reverb-generating toy mics from the toy store, and a cat.
https://laughingsquid.com/snoring-cat-amplified-with-microphone/

A dog’s wish.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/a-dogs-wish.html

Rerun: The beatniks.
https://www.magnumphotos.com/arts-culture/art/burt-glinns-beat-scene/

I love this. Little family does /Was A Sunny Day/ with Dad on uke and kids and dog acting out the story. Not a cloud was in the sky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb_dBnpwrXY

“So, in conclusion, my first [LSD] trip was beautiful hysterical unusual with a vein of anxiety running through it.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/22/video-my-first-acid-trip-wa.html

Bill Wurtz – I just did a bad thing.
https://theawesomer.com/i-just-did-a-bad-thing/507475/

“Complete failure. You should have spotted that a mile away. What am I paying you idiots for? Blast, he’s soaked my trunks.” Brutal, okay, for sufficiently small values of brutality.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/20/nigel-farage-brutally-assaulte.html

Speaking of brutality, that’d be the mass-child-grave cairn of stones top center, between the oven tents (fridge tents in winter).
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/20/fourth-guatemalan.html

These guys have a very successful series on the subject of toy flying things and related equipment. And they’re so enthusiastic about their project. Here’s a good place to start:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3ILq0gq_zM

Life with ADHD.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/20/Life-with-ADHD/

“I KEEL YOU! I KEEL YOU!”
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/05/photos-week-1/w29_RTX6UD6V/main_1500.jpg

Slow motion macro vortex.
https://theawesomer.com/slow-motion-macro-vortex/525586/

Barges, barges, let me go with you, I would like to sail the ocean blue.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/24/barges-strike-arkansas-river-d.html

Rerun: Aliens, the roller coaster ride. (15 min.)
https://theawesomer.com/aliens-roller-coaster/461540/

Jim Gibson sent me the link to this. It’s about innovation in artificial people.
https://www.ted.com/talks/doug_roble_digital_humans_that_look_just_like_us

And this. Scroll down to the video. Mona Lisa is at the end, if you want to skip to that.
https://newatlas.com/samsumg-ai-mona-lisa-photo-talking/59828/

(That all makes me think of the 2002 film /Simone/. Al Pacini, Catherine Keener, etc.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simone_(2002_film)

“By contrast, the swayback position and other similar moves create an anterior pelvic tilt, placing a lot of strain on the pelvis, says chiropractor Marshella Thomas of Midtown’s NYC Chiropractic Solutions.”
https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/instagram-butt-model-admits-that-trendy-belfie-pose-is-hard-work

How sound works in rooms.
https://theawesomer.com/how-sound-works-in-rooms/525117/

Heliospheric current sheet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliospheric_current_sheet

Nothing weird at all about this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jemcsKh3vrc

Hey, Joe.
https://gizmodo.com/these-nazi-propaganda-leaflets-dropped-on-american-sold-5915305

Soviet teevees.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/05/soviet-televisions.html

Synthetische.
https://nerdcore.de/2019/05/22/synthetische-waelder/

These are the good years for Barb and me. A message from the Cotton Advisory Board.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_pepperell_family_on_cotton_cay

The ugliest fish.
http://extrafabulouscomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/D7LpVMDWsAEWBwe-e1558552417409.jpg

So I was right. They’re not all just heads.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/22/The-Giant-Heads-of-Easter-Islands-Have-Bodies/

Underneath Springfield.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/22/watch-cycling-to-work-through.html

This seaweed makes me think of the view from the side of the underneath of Alax Proyas’ /Dark City/.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/magazine/rights-exempt/2019/06/sargasso-sea/sargasso-sea-fish-ocean-20.jpg

Sleeper.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBpptzB9qEA

Efficiency.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=052119

Neural network racing cars evolve.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/neural-network-racing-cars-around-track.html

And the Cape Vyatlina Russian Stonehenge stackers.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/24/Cape-Vyatlina-The-Russian-Stonehenge/

 

Der Yiddische-Yiddische kovboy.

    “We’ll get there. Don’t worry. Ya know, the people during the Blitz shook their fist at the skies and shouted, COME ON, YA ZULUS, DO YOUR WORST!'” -Commander Michael (Lucky Jack, Hendo) Henderson

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-05-17) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Dali! Scroll down to the demo video. “You like a selfie with Dali? But of course.”
https://uproxx.com/life/selfie-dali-museum-st-petersburg-florida-ai/

The soul crystal.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/reproduction.html

Finalists for the title of 1961 Culver City Fiesta La Ballona Queen.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/culver_city_fiesta_la_ballona_queen

For people who like old train tracks. It’s peaceful. Except for the police siren that warns dogs off the track; that probably annoys people, but it’s better than squishing a dog in half. I backed over my employer’s old cat in the driveway once and it was terrible. Oh, jeez. So sad. Poor little Charlie.
https://theawesomer.com/minivan-railway/486426/

“Are you kidding? Yes, I left art school right after that.” “The Vatican didn’t accept it because I had put holes in the eyes. They asked me, Can you fill them in? You know, the Pope has a certain image to uphold. I said /no/.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfMjXuKY_Zk

French movie car stunts. Kinetic. I recognize some of these. There’s a bit of Lucy in there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibu-BWdaTGs

That’s a 6 horsepower lawnmower motor. Kickass presentation, too.
https://jalopnik.com/wrenching-hero-installs-120-lawnmower-engine-into-dodg-1834692410

Sexy weasels in Renaissance art.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Sexy-Weasels-in-Renaissance-Art/

Now’s the chance to do it. Why not?
https://www.dezeen.com/2019/05/03/notre-dame-glass-roof-spire-cathedral-miysis-studio/

The only drum solo your family will every need. (Besides that other one with the adorable little girl.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1BNRvPVGqY

They grade. The beef.
https://www.si.com/more-sports/2019/05/09/collegiate-meat-judging-big-12-texas-tech-mark-miller-taylor-schertz

Frontier psychiatrist.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/frontier-psychiatrist.html

Literally put your nose on the black dot.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/05/magic-illusion/

How flying buttresses work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiX2amY7G-I

And Leon Russell invented liquid paper so he’s not only still alive (77 years old) but filthy rich and married to Bjork’s daughter Thistle.
https://xkcd.com/2149/

The terrible risk of vaccines.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/how-high-is-risk-of-vaccine-side-effects.html

Here’s what’s going on every time a mosquito bites you. It’s not really /biting/. It’s drilling in a straw, injecting anticoagulant and all manner of contagion, and drinking your milkshake. Take a tip: when a mosquito is on you, control your smite reaction and let it finish. The amount of blood lost is negligible. Let it suck out all the bad stuff it just stuck in you. When it slowly, drunkenly flies away, /that’s/ when to clap your hands together and make an end of it. Then wash your hands, don’t just wipe them on your pants. And never touch your own eye, nor use another person’s toothbrush or woodwind mouthpiece. Eating while sitting on the toilet is fine, though. The toilet might be the cleanest place in your house; it’s way cleaner than a grocery trolley or gas nozzle or computer keyboard.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/05/how-a-mosquito-finds-and-pierces-a-blood-vessel/

Saxophone deliverance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDovDcFPWRE

Bjork.
https://theawesomer.com/bjork-tabula-rasa/524099/

Another thing to show your idiot friend who insists astrology isn’t bullshit.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/05/why-planets-go-retrograde.html

The latest in Alyssa Limperis’ this is my mom series. Click the sound on.
https://twitter.com/alyssalimp/status/1126895460054994944

Phone accessories of the old days.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3RaCer964U

“Courtney now boasts a 59-inch bottom.”
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/fabulous/4247215/model-59-inch-bum-begs-doctor-help-illegal-fillers-injected-plumping-parties-side-effects/

This one can queef at will. I guess it’s like Janis Joplin said: You only gotta do one thing well to make it in this world. And then Howard says, “Ya know, I was watching you, you remind me of a pool pump.” Exactly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tjcONOVjjs

The ladies will just love it.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/15/the-ladies-will-just-love-geor.html

Gallery of props and production stills and drawings from Forbidden Planet up for auction. And don’t call me Shirley.
https://newatlas.com/props-forbidden-planet-auction/59625/

And then, “The system isn’t broken. It was designed that way.”
https://www.reddit.com/r/LateStageCapitalism/comments/bpiqyb/seems_about_right/

De nuovo il canto di trionfo del Porcellino Rosso.

    “A pig who doesn’t fly is just an ordinary pig.” -Sophocles

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-05-10) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Demo of a clever animation technique based on rivers of scooters and riders.
https://theawesomer.com/multiverse/523835/

The world below.
https://theawesomer.com/the-world-below/509218/

Art.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/myths_of_the_near_future_the_collage_artwork_of_julien_pacaud

Should the Avengers impeach Thanos?
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/08/endgame-should-the-avengers-i.html

Fixed. They should just drop this section over the original; it’s way better.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/obi-wan-vs-darth-fixed.html

Fourteen Montreal artists each imagine a pinball machine in their own style. I like the tiger one.
https://theawesomer.com/mtl-pinball/523209/

Oh, the Dimensions You’ll Go.
https://www.cbr.com/superheroes-childrens-books-gallery/

Giangrade – Free to Roam.
https://theawesomer.com/giangrande-free-to-roam/523210/

In short: The woman wants to show off eating a live octopus, which brings it near her face. Oh, dear. Oh, well. See what that feels like, honey? (This reminds me of a video I saw years ago of a delighted creepy-happy family, children, old people, regular grownups, all laughing their heads off as they cut up and serve to each other a live octopus in a loud, crowded restaurant. Let me try to find that…*)
http://shanghaiist.com/2019/05/08/chinese-live-steamer-tries-to-eat-octopus-alive-nearly-gets-her-face-ripped-off/

*I can’t find it. Did I only imagine it or dream it? But I found /this/. The little girl doesn’t want it, and I think it’s more than just the yuck factor. I think she’s doing some sophisticated ethical calculations here. I think she’s wondering if the big people might do that to /her/, which is a perfectly reasonable concern. I think she’s /imagining/ them doing it to /her/. Look at her face.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcICk4FbPt4

“Just radioactive enough.”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/cold-cream-ad.html

What tattoo?
https://petapixel.com/2018/07/09/wet-plate-photography-makes-tattoos-disappear/

“We took off and then lightning struck the plane,” he said.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9008902/russia-plane-emergency-landing-airport/

The wreck in the meadow.
https://www.deviantart.com/fantasio/art/Forgotten-Spaceship-at-the-Meadow-796757651

Athens, Greece.
https://vimeo.com/305483837

The story of the cruel mother.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrXrgUjg8H0

Kiwi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs

Fish eats birds out of the air.
https://www.theava.com/archives/101187

I don’t know if you ever saw the gentle triumphant animated short /The Man Who Planted Trees/, but this is just like that, except in real life:
https://mymodernmet.com/sebastiao-salgado-forest/

The Man Who Planted Trees. (30 min.)
https://vimeo.com/19426214

The myth of the immortal white snake.
https://laughingsquid.com/chinese-myth-of-immortal-white-snake/

What do you mean, /WTF are those?/ It’s s slug bridge. You never seen a slug bridge before?
https://twitter.com/JoshFessel/status/1126121702977617921

Recipe cards. “Defibrillated lover carcass with Mexican ditch graby and Hats Off On Sunday peas.”
https://seanreynard.wordpress.com/recipe-cards/

Other periodicals.
https://www.sciencealert.com/think-periodic-tables-all-look-the-same-think-again

It’s nice to watch an expert do something expertly and explain as he goes. (20 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7daGYXk6Fo

Neural network finishes your story for you.
https://talktotransformer.com/

A neat way of playing chess that I think kids would like a lot. There would be a heated discussion the whole time. It’s like the story in /Fool For Love/ by Sam Shepard.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/05/10/alice-chess/

For people who like trains.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqgdZMTkV9Y

For people who like barbershop quartets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhVWPJw6gGE

And for the /tooth arrangement/ award, a shark that can /eat and breathe at the same time/, and even /clamp down on a man’s leg and not break the skin/, ladies and gentlemen, I give you:
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/05/port-jackson-shark.html

Adjust Zuckerberg’s smile.
https://terkelg.github.io/zuckerberg.smile/

The breath of a nation.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_breath_of_a_nation

I just like everything about this presentation. I like the setup, I like that you have to click to another site to find the /educational/ punchline, and I like the choice of comical video to drive the ethical point to today’s real life idiotic political extreme. Hat’s off. Wonderful.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/05/difficult-ethical-conundrum-or-not.html

Lighnin’ Hopkins – Mojo Hand. What does he spit out at the end? Is that a tooth?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keQR4_7DBnM

A Yiddish tango.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENSFSYqqfOk

How we get clarinets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZQprUXwFs8

Bellicorum instrumentorum liber cum figuris – BSB Cod.icon. 242, Venedig, 1420 – 1430 [BSB-Hss Cod.icon. 242].
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0001/bsb00013084/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&seite=129&pdfseitex=

Brian Eno lazily noodling on a string synthesizer. Cool video.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/08/new-song-from-brian-enos-for.html

Homemade Rock ’em Sock ’em robots of cardboard, tongue depressors and bottle tops.
https://theawesomer.com/diy-rockem-sockem-robots/523252/

Smoking hot redhead physicist Suzy Sheehy explains trapping particles in an accelerator by showing a physical Paul trap.
https://theawesomer.com/ball-wont-fall/523256/

Central Florida’s most /beautiful/ nudist resort.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/07/watch-a-1980s-promotional-vide.html

On the one hand, funny, as in /ha ha, who cares?/ Everything is just entertainment anymore. But look again: who eats a Mister Softy with a spoon?
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/08/man-enjoys-ice-cream-as-street.html

Brought to you by Esquire Boot Polish, the polish that puts a looking-glass shine on /your/ shoes.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/masquerade_party

When a byproduct or rather side-effect of what you’re doing is cooler than what you were shooting for in the first place.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/06/glitch-in-the-matrix.html

Why train wheels are conical and on rigid axles.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/06/so-this-is-why-train-wheels-ar.html

Head to toe imaginary computer generated people.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/07/company-uses-ai-to-generate-wh.html

What sorcery is this? Ow, fuck. Ow.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/04/photos-week-5/w29_RTX6TA7A/main_1500.jpg

Tony Pastor, /Oh, Marie/. It looks like the same set they used for Solid Potato Salad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq4PuPR1gRs

And the full English-translated script of Porco Rosso (Kurenai No Buta) (Crimson Pig). If you have a choice, get the one Michael Keaton voiced. The other English-dubbed version is like anything with a Capissen 38 engine.
http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/porco/script_porco_en_r.txt

 

Game of throons.

    “Don’t sugar me, cause us is throon.” -Walt Kelly

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-05-03) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Dr. Zwerling showed up to talk about some of his work. He’s fabulously prolific; he’s written several books, among them, /Nicaragua: A New Kind of Revolution/; /After School Theatre Programs for At Risk Teenagers/; and /The Theatre of Lee Blessing: A Critical Study of 44 Plays/.

His latest books, /The CIA on Campus: Academic Freedom and the National Security State/; and, coauthored with Verne Lyon, /Eyes On Havana: The Memoir of an American Spy betrayed by the CIA/ are what the show’s about for the first hour. Then announcements, then poetry, then news and science and stories, one by a woman who grew up in a complicated atavistic religious sex cult; and eventually by a little after 4am (seven hours into the show, in case you want to skip straight there, you get the CBC Nightfall radio show production of /The Book of Hell/. So.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Kites.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/04/cool-and-creative-kites/

Vietnamese delivery motorbikes.
https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-47908800

How to impress a woman.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/how-to-impress-woman.html

The power of seduction.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBIL2sdfoVc

Randy Rainbow’s latest. /Barr/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etTXjK-S7RI

Drone-owner in the right place at the right time to dog a little twister to sleep.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/05/drone-footage-of-a-tornado/

Oh, good! Okay.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKu8UKZ1e04&t=88s

“This little vehicle can reach speeds north of 60 in 28 seconds. Not the car for a chase! Yet, just a /coat of paint/ away from disaster, he leads the cops on a merry Morris dance toward Leeds.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl1BKceyabA

Having only seen the Gateway Arch in the brilliant science-fiction teevee show /Defiance/, I appreciate seeing it up close in this fly-around and seeing what’s beside it and the buildings and landscape there in the real world, before the war with space aliens wrecked everything and churned much of the planet to toxic hash.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG5KbIfsfPw&t=1m8s

Rabbit punches.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/tweet-of-day_30.html

Gears and pawls.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkQ2pXkYjRM

Thank you for your service.
https://theawesomer.com/service-2/419774/

I think that might be Perl to the right of the truck. Perl Horber.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/04/never-forget.html

Some more of Virginia O’Brien.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgLMsAAVBiY

Reach for a /Lucky/ instead. It’s toasted!
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/followed

Visual proof that the exterior angles of the side of a polygon always add to 360 degrees. See?
https://imgur.com/HFfzwcD

Bead threading trick.
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/bgm2sy/threading_tiny_beads/

Precision walking competition.
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/bgmo48/since_1966_japan_has_had_precision_walking/

I sohry.
https://external-preview.redd.it/T2-h_MAiRyeNzaS60CEelw6OzKJyn8rTuyHDNnWf0Q4.gif?format=mp4&s=df83a07ff8f02fd77fc39985396c6510177f6f93

/What cruel sorcery is this?/
https://twitter.com/HumansOfLate/status/1104674997719703552

Visualizing empires’ decline.
https://aeon.co/videos/colonialism-as-mitosis-the-rise-and-fall-of-empires-rendered-as-cell-division

The fanged deer. (Say FANG-gud.)
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/27/The-Deer-That-Has-Fangs-Instead-of-Antlers/

And never forget: “Only the English Channel stands between Britain and rabies.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/26/old-british-rabies-paranoia-fi.html

Hurray, hurray, the first of May. International Workers’ Day.

    “You don’t hate secrets, you love secrets. You want to marry secrets and have little half-secret half-human babies.” -Charlotte “Chuck” Charles to Ned

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2019-04-26) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

*There’s an annoying high-frequency ringiness about the sound on the whole recording. It went out on the air too. It’s a problem with the live equipment at KNYO. Jerry fixed it today, but of course he can’t go back in time and it’s not the sort of thing I can remedy on the recording with equalization… ah… or /is/ it? I’ll try that and if it works I’ll replace the recording later in the week. It’s not that bad, just noticeable. Pretty good show, anyway. Quirky, contrapuntal chat with Alex. We sound like two irascible hard-of-hearing old people on a park bench in a Neil Simon play who are also, because of the radio problem (see above), talking through toilet paper tubes. In the future everyone will be doing that, and the cool kids will have the special tubes that cost extra, and the Westboro Baptist Church will picket plumbing fixture factories and have signs about how God hates it because it’s unnatural and there are no toilets anywhere in Scripture, so.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Soviet space posters.
https://designyoutrust.com/2019/04/we-were-born-to-make-the-fairy-tale-come-true-51-sensational-soviet-space-posters/

Planetary tours.
http://astronomy.com/news/2019/04/planetary-tours-the-backpackers-guide-to-the-solar-system

It rains on the sun.
https://www.space.com/surprising-plasma-rain-connects-solar-mysteries.html

The comic strip series this is a sample of reminds me of Life Among the Nacirema.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/drive-through.html

Easta.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OSiE4I-tRY

No. Wake me up. Wake me up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IxZjGa1kh4

Just stop.
https://splinternews.com/heres-trump-speaking-to-a-group-of-children-and-oh-god-1834312905

A heat map of just one facet of Fat Donny Two-Scoops’ disastrous sleazy presidency.
https://www.lawfareblog.com/obstruction-justice-mueller-report-heat-map

The antidote! Kristin Chenoweth calls a 17-year-old girl up onto the stage to sing /For Good/ from /Wicked/ in duet. (I think she knew the girl could sing.) This song always just guts me. Crying like twisting a sponge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIrlG5RK2Bk

From the frying pan into the fire.
https://nerdcore.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/bb1.jpg

Fascinating.
https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2019/04/virginia-obrien-the-deadpan-dame-of-old-hollywood/

Trucks pulling up stumps, or trying to.
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/22/trucks-vs-tree-stumps.html

Because they can.
https://laughingsquid.com/dog-finally-catches-his-tail/

“Don’t let selfish sentimentality tempt you to smuggle a ray-bid pet into Britain.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/26/old-british-rabies-paranoia-fi.html

What exactly would happen if a comet struck Earth (in two 50-minute parts).
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/The-Super-Comet-The-Impact/

Artificial-intelligence-produced death metal music in real time 24 hours a day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNNmBtNcccE

When I was a little boy I use to draw things like this in notebooks and imagine climbing around in them underground. Pages and pages. Also cross-sections of rocketships that were the same as this inside, though more jammed together. Lots of rooms and tunnels and corridors between them, but also machines, and labels on what every place and thing was for.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-underground-city-of-derinkuyu-turkey.html

Very thin ice.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/very-thin-ice.html

Messing the place up.
https://earther.gizmodo.com/striking-photos-capture-the-unnatural-transformation-of-1834173419

A cardboard transmission meditation.
https://theawesomer.com/cardboard-manual-transmission/522126/

When they were still puppies. And all their fans were even puppier puppies.
https://theawesomer.com/rolling-stones-gather-moss/277778/

Aww. A compilation of CNC fails.
https://astromachineworks.com/what-is-cnc-machining/

Crank it.
https://theawesomer.com/marble-machine-x-wip/522100/

Skater McGee.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXmzHKH5oGQ

Pour 585.
https://robotmafia.com/pour-585-an-animated-short-by-patrick-smith/

Rerun: Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman vs. Predator.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsbVTPftcgs

A ride on the crack camel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y0ffj__R4g

Oh.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/04/wanted-brain-detector/

They all /would/ exactly fit there. Coincidence? Yes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEoqv0PAAT8

Pants for chickens. Proof of concept.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/tweet-of-day_25.html

Why, you had the power the whole time.
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/24/the-great-and-powerful-special.html

Hobo nickels.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/probably_the_most_beautiful_hobo_nickels_in_the_world

My favorite comment on this: “I guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHLbaOLWjpc

Cherchez les oeufs. Les oeufs du lapin!

    “There’s no real reason the alphabet needs to be in order.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-04-19) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Watch the universe wear down in an increasingly sped up narrated half an hour of perfect wonder.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD4izuDMUQA

Primed by the above: Do events inside black holes happen?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNaEBbFbvcY

The annual Vrondados ritual war of gunpowder rockets. Two churches battle it out for hours the Saturday night before Orthodox Easter. They’ve been doing this for hundreds of years. Nobody even remembers who started it. But it’s a tradition… Wait, no, I just saw the video. It’s about the Muslim Ottomans confiscating the islanders’ cannons and for some reason leaving the gunpowder behind. The resourceful islanders hastily /invented and manufactured war rockets/ to retaliate. But for some reason the object of the tradition somehow became to strike each other’s team’s church bell across the village from each other, and these things have like zero accuracy. Also, the instant it’s over and all the eyes are laved and heads and arms and crotches are bandaged and all the roof fires are put out, the entire populace begins all over again the task of making and stockpiling rockets for next year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwYrPhLBvz8

Further adventures in religious cults that are more vigorous and fun than yours. This one is like The Purge, but with turnips. “The first half of the crowd, caught on the wrong side of the action, almost trample each other to avoid broken noses and black eyes. Then the monster stumbles toward a building and leans back against it. Their prey is now an easy target. Now the turnips really fly.”
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/jarramplas-turnip-festival-spain

Mom, can Tom and I play the cello in the pool? Of course you can, dear. Smoke opium first. Okay, thanks, Mom.
https://laughingsquid.com/aquatic-opera-with-musician-playing-cello-underwater/

Where are the Lodi Grape Queens of yesteryear?
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/lodi_grape_festival_queen

The story of Warner’s fashionable rust-proof corsets that are guaranteed not to back up your lunch through your tear ducts.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/follies_of_the_madmen_422

And there you have it.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/tweet-of-day_56.html

What a truck getting struck by lightning looks like.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/04/so-thats-what-truck-getting-struck-by.html

You can’t take my door. Not even if you look at yourself with your hand on a shelf in the wind. I just don’t want to love you anymore. Anyone can understand that.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/you-cant-take-my-door.html

A real place.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/04/the-temples-of-mount-fanjing.html

Another kind of real place.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNaEBbFbvcY

Sonny Boy Williamson – Bye Bye Bird. And if you let it autoplay onto the next one, you can hear another time of the same song that’s also great. This is the Sonny Boy Williamson usurper, who stole the name and life of the real Sonny Boy Williamson. This is Sonny Boy Williamson II.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSdwhnsV4Go

/The/ Annie Raines demonstrates Hohner harmonicas. The recording is a bit too compressed upward, so you can hear all the spit and breathing noises. If you’re the one in twenty people who are driven mad by that, skip it. It might be on purpose to highlight her technique.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVk9fe72-EA

An electronic musical instrument from 1928. The Ondes Martenot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy9UBjrUjwo

Hundreds of beautiful pictures. View the gallery.
https://newatlas.com/gallery-fine-art-photography-awards-2019-photos/59316/

“It’s da cops, I keep tellin’ ya. Hows can ya knock over a bank in dis town if da cops is all honest, I esk ya!”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/fearless_fosdick_tv_show

Dschinghis Khan – Pistolero.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUZQFsYk-BQ

Marble vortex. Later on he experiments with reversing colors (negative). Pretty cool.
https://theawesomer.com/marble-vortex/426773/

Little boxes.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/04/the-387-houses-of-peter-fritz.html

Richard Wilkinson’s insects as Star Wars characters and vehicles.
http://richard-wilkinson.com/mainsite/portfolio/arthropoda-iconicus/

Do you like chess? Do you like dead rodents? “Every single chess piece is a dead mouse that has been lovingly dressed up and decorated to match the pieces from the game.”
https://technabob.com/blog/2019/04/12/taxidermy-mouse-chess-set/

The miracle of the chicken.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE0uKvUbcfw

The hover-text: “This really validates Jones’ strategy of getting several thousand more votes than Smith. In retrospect, that was a smart move; those votes were crucial.”
https://xkcd.com/2136/

The insane scale of global wealth inequality. (9 min.)
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-insane-scale-of-global-wealth.html

Badass parents.
https://www.boredpanda.com/cool-parents-old-photos/

A lady astronaut adjusting the spine of a sea lion with lower back issues.
https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2019_15/2818796/ss-190411-twip-12_5db47e6390f2b768630a356b6ff8f31c.fit-880w.jpg

Freud and Popper.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/285

Again: “Get away from her, you bitch!”
https://mentalfloss.com/article/579968/alien-the-play-high-school-production-encore

Karate master. Woot! Woooooot!
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/karate-master.html

Kung fu nation. Thousands of kids. They do their forms and, from the air, it’s a wave across a square kilometer.
https://theawesomer.com/shaolin-kung-fu-training/521490/

Secrets of modern banking.
https://www.theava.com/archives/100023

A history of racial injustice.
https://calendar.eji.org/racial-injustice/apr/

Australian fellow tortures a broken plasma teevee screen beyond death with increasing sabotage and high voltage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkvQ9aWM0DE

Name this gaudy bacterium. (Bacterium MacBacteriumface is taken. As is Fuzzy Squidweener.)
https://cdnph.upi.com/svc/sv/i/7741554990238/2019/1/15549971478004/Bacteria-in-the-human-body-are-sharing-genes-even-across-tissue-boundaries.jpg

Stephen Fry meets Big Narstie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3RZtn8WlPc

Animals interested in musical instruments.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/animals-reacting-to-musical-instruments.html

Hot wet horse hair.
https://memooftheair.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/4aec1-pattern-3173538_1920.jpg

Animals embroidered on people’s arms and butts.
https://laughingsquid.com/tattoos-that-look-like-embroidered-patches/

I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the Fox show /The View/, but this is exactly what it’s like.
https://www.alternet.org/2019/04/watch-snl-hilariously-roast-princess-of-arizona-meghan-mccain/

Hello, dear. Fanny Fielding.
https://www.fannyf.art/

Again!
https://www.theava.com/archives/99810

Calling Sasquatch.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/sasquatch-calling-contest.html

Hanging out downtown with the gang.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/04/photos-week-1/w16_RTS2H3LV/main_1200.jpg

Metal ramen ad.
https://theawesomer.com/metal-ramen-commercial/475027/

Ethics of A.I. (8 min.)
http://dresscodeny.com/work/hpe-the-ethics-of-ai/

How humans broke the game.
https://theawesomer.com/how-humans-broke-the-game/521127/

A message from the future with AOC.
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/17/aoc-instant-messenger.html

All-purpose science fiction plot generator.
https://themanofstone.com/random/science_fiction_generator

The curious fate of the sky gods.
https://www.messynessychic.com/2014/04/24/all-aboard-the-flying-yacht-circa-1950/

As God is my witness.
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/pa-man-who-thought-fireflies-were-green-lasers-from-aliens-sent-to-prison-for-two-break-ins.html

An very expensive and pretty ad for some kind of bicycle, I think.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn1dcZTSAzk&t

Horse nose-noodles on piano.
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/16/horse-enjoys-playing-piano-wit.html

He and She, episode 1. (30 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igZB_Ll5ajU

A video article about neat abandoned vehicle projects.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no50Pgah3mA

Sha-ZAH-yum!
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/13/How-A-4-Million-Lawsuit-Created-Shazam/

Sounds good.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/when-i-am-100-years-old.html

See if you can pick which one is the ghost and which is the one who can see ghosts.
https://cdn.groovyhistory.com/content/49531/8e6c8efe5d5de0c229a00c98a5cd41fe.jpg

Ex libris. (10 min.)
https://b3ta.com/links/popular

Conclusive photographic proof NASA faked the moon landing and so vaccines and climate change are an Illuminati hoax. Pictures don’t lie.
http://pigeonsnest.co.uk/stuff/nasa-fakes-moon-landing.html

And a failure on top of everything else.
http://wondermark.com/c1473/

Enough.

    “You know what? I’m sick of this crap. I’m sick of being the guy who eats insects and gets the funny syphilis. As of this moment, it’s over. I’m finished being everybody’s butt-monkey!” -Xander Harris

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-04-12) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

At least they’re not vegetating on the couch at home playing video games.
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-northern-ireland-47857633/cctv-shows-digger-ripping-out-dungiven-cash-machine

1958 analog video game. Mechanical relays.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/tennis-for-two.html

This is what all talk about restaurants and food sounds like to me. Like those chuckleheaded NPR shows about food and places nobody I know could afford to eat, that wealthy twenty-something creeps just stopped in for a bite and some brunch wine because they have enough money not just every day but /every meal/ to each spend what would pay for a month’s food for me but to them it’s just /What a cute logo, let’s have [name of kind of food] there and then we can compare it to the other place just like it across town for forty-five minutes on 700 radio stations that won’t let anybody local with a brain in his head anywhere near a microphone but they still call themselves community public radio./
http://wondermark.com/c1471/

ASMR for white liberals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BNADKp1Vio

DeathStar construction time-lapse.
https://theawesomer.com/building-death-star/459316/

Entire universe time-lapse.
https://theawesomer.com/timelapse-entire-universe/469205/

Mister Fingers.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/04/so-you-think-your-fingers-can-dance/

In real life, though, he would be safe, because… say it with me… In space, no-one can hear you fart.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/04/baked-beans/

I see big things for you.
https://www.fark.com/goto/10376877/www.theactivetimes.com/travel/weirdest-giant-objects-you-can-visit-around-world

Loddle-oddle-oddle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBv8zbHiLls

The big bus. They’ll be breaking wind at 90 in no time.
https://newatlas.com/byd-world-longest-electric-bus-k12a/59179/

Louis C.K. on negative money.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-E1F2LeoZ4

Wait till he finds out it’s an /internet connected/ chainsaw that won’t start without a paid subscription to iSaw.
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/10/why-did-this-gentleman-put-a-c.html

A practical interstellar probe mission. Tiny and many is the ticket.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4z6RZXv5p8

1950s bullet brassieres revisited. (Or) Tiny birds, pointy, pointy.
https://www.vintag.es/2017/06/bullet-bra-indispensable-underwear-for.html

Game of Thrones music on all the different kinds of saxes, including the one that’s so big you have to stand on a chair to play it.
https://laughingsquid.com/all-saxophone-cover-of-game-of-thrones-music/

I love knockoffs. I have a full set of colored Shanpeis from the Dollar Store. Not even Sherples, /Shanpeis/. And they smell interesting. Like Play-Doh on an old metal window screen, but sweetish.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/30-knockoff-products-that-are-almost-better-than-the-real-th

The first animated cartoon on film. 1908.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/fantasmagorie.html

Cabaret Girl. (30 min.)
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/cabaret_girl

And a short film about some dishwashers and their lives. (20 min.)
https://theawesomer.com/dish-pigs/520482/

 

 

Wai fi bat po.

    “Do not let a girl who decorates her buttocks deceive you by wily coaxing, for she is after your granary.” -Hesiod

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-04-05) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Auroras over the South Pole. With it sped up the way it is, you can see that it really is fire. Gigantic electric fire.
https://laughingsquid.com/timelapse-of-antarctic-aurora-australis/

A day of constant sun in the middle of Arctic summer.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/04/never-ending-sun.html

Art laser projection on water mist.
https://laughingsquid.com/joanie-lemercier-constellations/

Spinning slow-motion camera jig project. Stick around for the clip with the toy airplane crashing through balloons filled with paint.
https://laughingsquid.com/360-degree-slow-motion/

Trailer for an HBO miniseries about Chernobyl.
https://theawesomer.com/chernobyl-trailer/519605/

Elenor Kopka’s GIFs. You’ve got a GIF, son, but you’ve gotta develop yourself. If you rely on your GIF, you’ll fail.
https://www.crossconnectmag.com/post/183723911308/art-animation-illustration-elenor-kopka-crossconnectmag

All fresh Trump tweets automatically become captions of old Gary Larson cartoons.
https://twitter.com/FarSideOfTrump

Slow birds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsOZ1NKInsE

The story of the tiny Bede or BD (actually say BEE-dee) planes. I saw one of these at an airshow in Nevada in the early 1970s. I remember it being the jet version, and the P.A. announcer said something about /400 miles an hour/, but this documentary seems to say that they didn’t put jet engines in them till later and in any case they topped out at about 300 miles an hour. Hmm. The whole airplane weighed no more than two people on a bicycle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iitsZJ1Ija0

A clever little real-life spaceship. Scroll down and watch the short video. The actual path of the capture orbit reminds me of a program that ran on an IBM PC under DOS in the 1980s called /Gravity/. You could define a whole solar system and set it going, and it looked a lot like this, except for dots and circles instead of a picture of planets.
https://newatlas.com/beresheet-lander-orbit-moon/59170/

Here’s an emulation of /Gravity/ that you can play with. You’ll have to click on it to start it, maybe twice, but once you figure out how to get it started, use the arrow keys to arrow rightward to Samples, then down to a sample, then press Enter. Then figure out how to stop and edit the sample and go on from there. Think of it as a puzzle.
https://archive.org/details/msdos_fGRAVITY1estival_

Li’l Barr. The book report.
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/03/lil-william-barr-delivers-hi.html

Rerun: She is so happy. This is wonderful. An antidote to everything awful in the world, such as our Willendorfian president with no useful skills or knowledge except to be a coward and a spoiled bully… Sorry. Ugh. Okay, try again: Rerun: She is so happy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91pz1E8pAOY

Kung fu rat kick.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=HTjX8YilcJg

Milky the Marvelous Milkin’ Cow. New, from Kenner.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/marvelous_milking_cow

Five things to know about Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family.
https://www.theonion.com/5-things-to-know-about-purdue-pharma-and-the-sackler-fa-1833787964

Better than Jeebus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdhDq5mgkx4

I repeat, better than Jeebus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xi4O4RvlnQ

Flying. The second video is better, to me. Darker, faster, more joyously vertiginous and dreamlike. And he flies the drone through and then down inside a desert waterfall. Downward and upward spirals. Slaloming low among dry washes. Threading the needle of a rock arch. I know some of it is digitally sped up, but even so, what amazing piloting skills and what an amazing machine.
https://laughingsquid.com/moab-utah-drone-footage/

Testing French ejection seats. Not an ideal job for the bad of back.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oKwuZzaBdA

Louis Armstrong – When Skeletons In The Closet Start To Dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrKdtKk8Yhs&t=0m21s

Speaking of which.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/rip_by_pes

Bees under the sink.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1opv70l9jtY&t=6m0s

Nirvana – In Bloom (Jazz-Funk Cover) by Metaphump.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTmiGHAzGiQ

A short film about a young couple with a problem to solve.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOnMZALLQPk

How to say the capital names of Europe and points east.
https://laughingsquid.com/pronunciation-of-european-capitals/

Women at work during World War 1.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/women-at-work-during-world-war-i/

Kevin Gustafson used Kerbal Space Program to show what might have been if in 1972 Nixon had committed NASA to put men on Mars by 1981 using only tech we already had by 1972. (13 min. played at 2x speed.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnId8E–ZN4

He walked on the goddamn Moon. He can wear what he likes.
https://amp.businessinsider.com/apollo-astronauts-50th-moon-landing-anniversary-photos-2019-4

A nice project. A little organ made entirely of paper. And a balloon.
https://theawesomer.com/making-an-organ-from-paper/519512/

William Tell Overture on two melodicas. The staccato rolls they play are done with breath control.
https://theawesomer.com/william-tell-melodica-overture/519455/

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog. “I’m fryin’. Martha, I’m /fryin’/!”
https://news.avclub.com/we-were-unprepared-for-the-raw-sensuality-of-this-marth-1833700533

Wow. It makes me want to see Game of Thrones. I did see part of an episode of the first season once, long ago, where a bewildered young lady with delicate features and bleach-blonde hair was forced to eat an entire fresh raw bloody horse’s heart that was almost as big as her whole head. That had Jason Momoa in it, who I knew from /Stargate:Atlantis/. I think he was the one forcing her to eat the horse’s heart. Maybe it was a family religious ritual. And, come to think of it, that was the same lady on the dragon-barrel-crane-thing in front of the green screen, here, but when she was a teenager.
https://theawesomer.com/the-vfx-of-game-of-thrones/519456/

The trouble with old model steam engines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoDbvTM06Zo

Take a tip: Also you can wash dishes with it and even lousy food tastes good and never spoils. Dinner guests will throw themselves at you in order to eat your plates, dear. You’ll have to beat them off with a washrag!
https://flashbak.com/lifebuoy-b-o-comics-for-nose-blind-women-1930s-1940s-414013/

Rerun: Exactly what happens when you die, regardless of what soap you buy.
https://www.sciencealert.com/watch-here-s-what-happens-when-you-die

“This folder is labeled /Adult/. I’ll just move it to /Literature/.” Does this spark joy?
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/01/tidying-up-your-computer-in-th.html

A half-hour puppet show about coffee.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TyMx-uPYao

Black blood (that’s Hersheys’ chocolate syrup), nudity, Sharpie tattoos, upbeat doo-wop music, snakes.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/sex_magick_the_diabolical_satanic_doo-wop_joy_of_twin_temple_nsfw

So much work. /I/ think it’s worth it.
https://laughingsquid.com/louvre-pyramid-paper-optical-illusion/

Where’s Cody’s teeth? Cody has no teeth! Cody? Cody? /YAAAAAAAAGH!/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4_86Iii8eg

Aieee! Run away! Run away!
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/01/tourists-at-a-lagoon-in-icelan.html

“Samir! You are breaking the car, Samir! You do not concentrate! You must listen to my calls, Samir! Left, left, hard left! Ah, fuck, Samir!” “Sami, Samir, what are you doing, man! Be easy on the wheels! You aren’t listening to me!” Samir has the patience of a saint.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9-voINFkCg

Physics of scale, Fermi’s paradox, paleo diet.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/saturday-morning-breakfast-cereal-on-the-physics-of-scale-fermis-paradox-paleo-diet/

A good explanation of the history of video tech. It begins in 1843 (!) and it stops explaining at the advent of videotape recording in the 1950s.
https://laughingsquid.com/history-of-electronic-image-broadcasting/

Rocket-powered golf clubs. (Skip ahead to about 6:30 for close-up slow-motion thrust diamonds in the toy rocket motor exhaust.)
https://theawesomer.com/rocket-powered-golf-club/519360/

How to come back in one piece, men. Keep those gunners guessing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIYVwqHM488

No. /Bad/ India.
https://amp.businessinsider.com/nasa-space-junk-india-destroying-missile-threaten-international-space-station-terrible-thing-2019-4

Further about Prince Rupert’s drop, including the surprising result of shooting one with a gun.
http://princerupertsdrop.com/

End-of-life regretful Gojira.
http://catandgirl.com/how-the-mighty/

Ian McKellan’s expressive eyes.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/04/02/how-ian-mckellen-acts-with-his-eyes/

And a video essay done by /making/ a video essay about /writing/ a video essay about a movie that’s about writing the movie’s screenplay by adapting an impossible book to make a screenplay out of, that itself is recursively meta, whatever that means. Not at all as confusing as it sounds. (20 min.) Points for if, whenever you see a counter counting, here or anywhere, you hear in your head, “Cathy’s turning over! Hooray!”
https://news.avclub.com/this-adaptation-video-essay-doubles-as-a-pretty-great-a-1833776579

Xylem and phloem, xylem and phloem.

    “Forgiveness at its heart is both saying that justice has been violated and not letting that violation count against the offender. Forgiveness is thus mad. It must plunge, but lucidly, into the night of the unintelligible.” -Miroslav Volf  (say MEE-doh-shlov FOOLF)

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-03-29) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and paddle in even more ancient currents.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Scott Walker – Jackie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKtZf62BQzM

How to renew and clear foggy old plastic headlight covers. Follow instructions to the letter and do it right. You want to fix them, not fuck them up more. (Requires fine steel wool, Windex, acetone, paper towels.)
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/27/Foggy-headlamps-on-your-vehicle-Repair-it-within-3-minutes/

Ruben Bolling’s latest Super-Fun-Pak Comix.
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/27/super-fun-pak-comix-feat-lad.html

People of color.
https://www.thisisinsider.com/vintage-rare-color-pictures-2019-3

Tilt-shift Jakarta. Jakarta? Naw, she’s a brick, she’ll take the bus.
https://theawesomer.com/jakarta-joy/518721/

Beautiful old cars and motorbikes. It’s still the Talbot-Lago for me, hands down. Also I just found out how to say Talbot-Lago. I was saying it wrong all along. It’s TAL-boh la-go. I hate it that every time I ever said tal-bot LAH-go to anybody they probably thought I was some kind of an idiot. And then they didn’t say anything about it, didn’t correct me. Assholes.
https://www.dwell.com/article/examining-the-architecture-of-the-art-deco-automobile-637e9f46

Suspiciously bold claims. No sonic boom, hey? Hmm. Still, pretty cool; it reminds me of the Jupiter 2 as do all dishes and pie pans and hubcaps. Speaking of which, the 1998 Lost In Space movie is actually great, real golden-age-of-/science-fiction/ stuff, with Mimi Rogers and Gary Oldman. Go to Wikipedia and read the plot; really slam-bang storytelling. I haven’t seen the /latest/ Lost In Space series yet, so I can’t comment on that.
https://newatlas.com/adifo-flying-saucer-romanian/58999/

Squee!
https://news.avclub.com/this-high-school-drama-club-put-on-a-stage-production-o-1833515613

Now we see the violence inherent in the system.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47RwnFWTYiU

So feely. A pretty good song, too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAONwC1CWhE

Photography.
https://newatlas.com/sony-world-photography-shortlist-professional-student/59021/

Jonathan Pie explains Brexit in seven minutes while the network focus is elsewhere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IL2XwSkFJQ

How we get steel balls. Adjust the speed to your own taste.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19duYMdiXi0

It interests me that the illustration they chose for the top of the article is so close to my favorite of the religions, the one where they put their hands out like that, all the same direction, and say, “DAK-DAK-DAK-DAK-DAK-DAK,” and then dance around and keep saying it faster and faster.
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/this-is-the-best-and-simplest-world-map-of-religions/

I still can’t remember the name of the DAKDAKDAKDAKDAK religion. So in despair I looked up dakdakdakdak, and this is the first thing on the list– this game that apparently is what the kids do for fun now. (In my day we used beebee guns and home-made blowguns and slingshots and dirtclods and ran around between the houses and in the woods doing exactly what these kids are doing, except in real life. Amazingly no-one ever got shot in the eye.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHM7HQiW4k8

Another collection of intricate creepy religious masks.
https://laughingsquid.com/intricate-handcrafted-masks/

Garments for dangerous seductresses.
https://www.dezeen.com/2019/02/28/thierry-mugler-fashion-exhibition-montreal-museum-fine-arts/

Grooveless engineering.
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/28/grooveless-metal-engineering.html

Pink Trombone. An interactive toy to learn how human speech works. Click and grab the tongue or soft palate or lip line and be rough and abrupt with it, especially up and down. Fun! Buh GUH. Buh BAH buh ga nahh.
https://dood.al/pinktrombone/

Speaking of which, rerun: Dog of Wisdom.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-UmfqFjpl0

Uh-huh.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/03/safe-and-secure-6/

The Safety Dance song if it was about the Safety Dance song’s video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMGodM0zm8k

Larry Williams – Bony Maronie. I love the video quality. It’s like butter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdmuqYCf5Ik

Underwater.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/27/Louisianas-Disappearing-Coast/

What.
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c6b93ffeed2f362e41fe4aa72/images/a28ccc80-4579-4085-8f00-2092f2427bbc.jpg

They’re just winding you up.

    “Whenever you feel powerless, remember: a single one of your turds can shut down an entire water park.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-03-22) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and do all sorts of other things with your life. Make a sandwich. Discover the source of the Nile. Your future is unclear, ask again.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Headbangers of the early days of headbanger music. Hi-dee-ho, kids. Complete short film. (10 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-kJqM7he9o

This is how people are. This is what it’s like. Except for the fantasy at the end, of course. Dead people are dead.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2019/03/milton.html

A sad story with a sad punchline. Or is it? Think it through.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-wait.html

S.I.F.T.F.!
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/13/they-were-socialist-invader.html

Here’s a wonderful engineering contest for students in an earthquake-prone land. Standard materials. Increasing weight and shake frequency. Winners get a video game console. All of humanity benefits from a project like this. Those kids will go on to design cities in space. Half of all schooling should be devoted to this sort of thing, but with all the subjects, not just architecture. Imagine a contest where kids design and genetically engineer a new kind of food pet, or develop a treatment for depression or Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s or shingles or the common cold, or make prosthetic arms or entirely new musical instruments or flying cars or write Turing-test-passing phone-glasses apps or, you know, /anything/. But I guess we’d rather just cage kids up in boring old school and spend all that money on bombing and strafing and poisoning and subverting and stealing the mineral wealth out from under people 10,000 miles away instead, because that’s what we’re doing anyway. And /ball sports/. And beer and cosmetic surgery and racist rallies and $1,000-a-ticket 50th-anniversary-of-Woodstock absurdities and –ah, forget it. It’s over. The ocean’s rising. I’ll be on the roof.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qF4MZniyO0

Ah, youth. Or /yoot/, as we used to say, not a lot of emphasis on the T at the end; it’s just a glottal stop. Pinnacle of civilization. What a great culture we have. Such a fine use of the genius and energy of young people. Who said youth is wasted on the young? (Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde said that. And before that, Euripides.)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6822477/Shocking-video-shows-group-bikini-clad-women-having-HUGE-fight-Miami-Spring-Break.html

True facts about the bolas spider.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/03/true-facts-bolas-spider.html

“The kneader spits out rubber dough chunks.” How we get rubber bands. (or) Slaves of the rubber band factory.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/16/How-Rubber-Bands-Are-Made/

Danish National Symphony plays an obscure Ennio Morricone piece. Danes also excel at 1960/70s cowboy/country music. And you’ll notice that, contrary to what you might have heard, their women shave under their arms, or at least their women orchestra conductors do. (Again I’m reminded of how funny our little human peccadilloes are. I’m not made uncomfortable by seeing /any/ part of a human body in private or public but a shaved underarm. As I’ve told you before: I see it, immediately imagine them shaving there and cutting themselves with the razor, and I flinch. Different people have different things like that. Hundreds of millions of people see a grown woman’s ear or nose or mouth or neck or the top of their head –or all that– and flip out and want to kill them! Millions of people on Earth can’t stand to even catch a glimpse of their own dick or belly or anyone’s bare breast or foot or twat, or a color –there are /colors of paint/, shapes in nature and the sound of certain /words/ that make millions of people literally nauseous. That’s all hilarious to me. I mean, what’s the matter with those freaks? Then: armpit, /naaaugh!/)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT1NJwEi6nw

Scroll down to Keith Richards in the broccoli helmet. All the Ramones are dead and all the Rolling Stones are still alive and rocking, well into their 90s. Clean living, organic broccoli, yoga, no stress, plenty of sleep, that explains it.
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/flower-men-saudi-arabia-190312070357276.html

In the real world, don’t get old, kid. You won’t like it. (There’s a jump-scare at 2:14 in the pumpkin one. I’m just letting you know, in case you have a heart problem.)
https://laughingsquid.com/decomposing-food-timelapse/

Fears.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-creeps-a-deep-dark-fears-collection/

How to clean up a murder (incl. making your own cleaning supplies). (It turns out to help a great deal to live near a borax mine.) (Though I suppose any mine would do if you don’t care about cleaning the house and just want to dump the body somewhere they already dug a hole for you.)
https://theawesomer.com/making-cleaners-from-scratch/517635/

The acrobatic fly.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_acrobatic_fly

Ultima Thule, what a weirdo.
https://gereshes.com/2019/03/18/ultima-thule-is-weirder-than-we-thought/

Dick Dale dead, dad-darnit.
https://news.avclub.com/r-i-p-dick-dale-legendary-surf-rock-guitarist-1833361719

Art.
http://50watts.com/Vaka-Valo-s-Dream-Diary-3

Philosophy.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/281

Aww.
https://laughingsquid.com/autotuned-dog/

I got hardly any of these right. I would have done better just by picking at random. I thought I knew all the eyes but was wrong about that.
https://mentalfloss.com/article/577112/quiz-animal-eyes

Another article about the ancient and useful Wheel of Urine. Urine science is the queen of sciences.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/03/the-wheel-of-urine.html

One Flush Man! Hai!
https://sociorocketnewsen.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/ina_8830.jpg

Rerun: Judge rules white girl will be tried as black adult. Her father: “No-one should be treated like a black person in America.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84phU8of02U

“Abdul, get up and shower. Abdul. Abdul, hurry up. Time to go. Love you, bye, love you, I’m going. I have to go to work. Get up, Abdul, get up. Get up, get up, shower.” I think Abdul’s wife or sister or mother, whoever the parrot learned this from, has a lovely voice. It’s always the voice, first, for me. Also, that bird is me, only I’m all, “Juanita, shut that off, brush your teeth and go to bed. You’ll be miserable tomorrow at work. Please don’t stay up all night.” And I fall asleep and wake up an hour later, it’s 3am and she’s still calligraphing or re-re-packing for the Dickens Faire or comparing web fonts, and I say, “No! Brush your teeth.” And she goes into the bathroom and starts brushing her teeth and I fall asleep again and wake up and it’s /4/ and she’s repairing a corset with her toothbrush in her mouth like a cigar. Then it’s day, the alarm goes off. She’s in bed and can’t get up. I wait a bit, get up, stop the alarm, say, “Do you want an egg?” Tiny sound: “Mph?” “One egg or two eggs?” “Okay.” “I’m thinking of taking the crossbow and robbing an Algerian bank.” “Mph.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElzI_EzJDvs

Into the Chocolate Lagoon. “I’ll clear out the dead bugs, wash out the closet, I’ll never pinch no trout!” Promises, promises.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2019/03/chocolate-lagoon-bad-lip-reading-of.html

Measles, polio and Nazis.
https://twitter.com/MatttDavies/status/1106654268382171136

Imagine this with a little reverb and without the stupid laughing audience. It would’ve been brilliant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF9Tda34IDc

Jumping.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1pThwh2Ves

Center ball.
https://theawesomer.com/keep-your-eye-on-the-marble/517352/

How we get ketchup. “The worker continues to add la cocaina to the mixture until it’s ready for the pee.”
https://theawesomer.com/ketchup-how-its-made/390214/

All the Apollo 11 press kits.
https://www.apollopresskits.com/apollo-presskit-directory

The machine that made everything.
https://theawesomer.com/the-1751-machine-that-made-everything/518070/

A very satisfying ball race machine. Skip ahead to see (and hear) it from different angles.
https://theawesomer.com/noisy-marble-machine/413916/

“You’ll think you look younger in just 3 days!” It’s like STP oil treatment’s slogan: “You’ll FEEL the difference– with the very first can!”
https://gizmodo.com/outrageous-beauty-gadgets-that-failed-1833329827

I don’t blame them. That’s what this kind of music makes everyone feel like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw_gcZYEVFE

360-degree video, Toy Train to Atlantis. (You can grab the picture and pull it around to any angle.)
https://theawesomer.com/train-to-atlantis/517319/

Further toy trains.
https://27thstreet.me/2019/03/17/york-railway-modellers-open-house/

Andean copper mine train.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/04/spectacular-train-route-to-copper-mines.html

A single small electric car conversion shop.
https://theawesomer.com/converting-classic-cars-to-electric/517947/

I loved that ride, the Rocket to the Moon ride in Disneyland. I don’t know whether it was inspired by the Ray Bradbury story or the other way around. (The one where the rocket-junkyard man took a real but broken rocket and, with projectors and hydraulics and ingenuity, made a fake but realistic ride to Mars to take his kids on, and he’d leave motors shaking it with the kids asleep inside, to walk across the junkyard at night to the house and sit with his wife for a little bit, and then go sneak back in.)
https://www.yesterland.com/twamoonliner.html

Here’s the sound of the actual ride! In 1955 it was Rocket to the Moon. In 1963 they changed it to Flight to the Moon. In 1975 they called it Mission to Mars, mostly unchanged, and then in 1993 they completely ruined it, turned it into a weird space comedy horror show with Michael Jackson right at the beginning of his pedophile period, I’m told. But this audio is very like I remember from a couple of times in the early 1960s and then again in 1988, including the immense roar of the rocket engines and the hiss of the compressed-air G-force-simulating seat mechanisms. It was perfect. (The part before you get in, when you’re walking through the tube on the way to the rocket, they showed you a NASA-like space ground control room with animatronic men and operations. The UFO over the runway that causes a klaxon to sound turns out to be a seagull. That’s why the robot people chuckle at that point in the recording. Maybe because it’s life, and they’re machines.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Gf18AQGAE

Adia Victoria – HowDoYouDo. After you see this, look her up, see some of the other brilliant music she has made.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PQhRTp6aWI

Ah Pook.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_stop_motion_cartoon_of_william_s._burroughs_ah_pook_is_here

A fabulous motorbike. The lines! The in-the-rim radial motor!
https://theawesomer.com/rodsmith-the-killer/517697/

“This is from the days of /real/ racing; no helmet; yer driver had a cigaret hanging out of his mouth and his sleeves rolled up.” As with all the videos on his channel, Jay Leno takes the car for a drive at the end, but when it’s over this time he’s out of breath from having so much fun driving it, not to mention the jouncing and shaking. He can barely speak. (During the drive it’s rattling his head and he says, “There’s hardly any vibration. It’s very smooth.” He’s kidding.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Yik1G4tr8

Remarkable light little fixed-wing airplanes take off in the length of a parking space. The steady wind in this place makes it possible. They have this event every year, and every year the pilots get better at it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPakbghLe38

Randy Rainbow, national treasure, with his latest song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7q0bz0sk30

Every reference to Michael Jackson made in the 1990s by Norm MacDonald, the only one in media besides Michael Jackson’s sister LaToya who was this far ahead of the curve on that subject.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9lRN_f9bNw

I remember once a mumble-mumble while ago showing you a link to Norm MacDonald telling a story about his uncle –I think it was Uncle Terry– and it turns out that it’s an old joke, the Uncle Ted joke, that he just appropriated and improved on and stretched out in his way. Here’s the original, or an original– there’s no original form of any joke; they go back to when we were learning to talk and maybe before that. It occurs to me that the sad story at the top of this list, about the pregnant woman and the old man at the bus stop, um, I’m imagining Norm MacDonald telling that really gut-punch-sad story and it would be funny because of his style of delivery and who he is. He’s had some weird and frankly reprehensible politics over the years, but he really is a comic genius. Long may he wave.
http://tinyurl.com/SourceOfUncleTedStory

And “Here’s fifty for your trouble. Go buy yourself something nice.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/20/hollingsworth-hound-caught-in.html

Smithereens.

    “Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.” -Hesiod

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-03-15) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and do all sorts of other things with your life. Make a sandwich. Discover the source of the Nile. Your future is unclear, ask again.

Savion, of the Mendocino Community School, was accordion busking in Franklin Street when Bob Young finished his Captain Crusty show (of mostly mashups this time) and Bob told Savion to go to KNYO later and play on the radio. When I got there he came in with a fine little electrical piano and a massive non-electrical accordion, played for a bit, and then Willow Arthur showed up with her bag of mystical tricks and read Savion’s cards, palms, eyes, stars and anything else that occurred to her, and she told a story of, many years ago, psychically turning a whole airport in her favor without endangering a single life. And that’s just the first hour, there. Savion’s been playing keyboards for like three weeks and he’s already pretty good. You’ll hear him again, and also Willow, who’s interested in doing a whole regularly-scheduled psychic trip of her own on KNYO. Oh, she came back in later after realizing she didn’t have enough gas to get home. I gave her a dollar and wished her luck, suggested there are more people with a dollar in the bar next door, went back to what I was doing. At the end of the night Jerry told me that Willow went to the bar, recited poetry out front and inside, passed the hat, and got her gas money in like five minutes. That kind of fearless resourcefulness impresses me. Everyone appreciates a cartoonlike combination of haplessness (running out of gas, say) and ready brave skill at solving the problems haplessness gets a person into. Like Coyote. Or Susan Sarandon in /King of the Gypsies/. Or /Big Fish/.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Artist uses tiny explosives to photograph action toys.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hj19_B8jWk

Restored footage of the first little atomic bomb ever on Earth.
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/12/watch-an-hd-restoration-of-the.html

What would you see if you fell into Jupiter?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjMqJ–aUJ8

Earth’s moon with the colors turned up.
https://mymodernmet.com/color-moon-photo-andrew-mccarthy/

A weirdly hypnotic Paper Moon. My grandmother used to sing it to me, and I remember it felt a lot like looking at this.
https://vimeo.com/250394075

Fun with flags.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/10/a-Film-of-Flags-2000-flags-animated-seamlessly/

Play with this. Enter a phrase and press return.
https://ludwig.guru/

Och, Monica. What’ve they done to ye? They’ve extracted your lurve and implanted it in a bloody pander! Part 1. (There’s plenty more of this. Look up /The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjMqJ–aUJ8

Someone’s gotta say it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTLcsaRXpVw

Lightning in a bottle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTLcsaRXpVw

Misery was. (17 min.)
https://theawesomer.com/misery-was/516735/

My Uncle Buzz taught me something very like this when I was a little boy, including the side-of-point shading trick.
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/11/how-to-easily-draw-a-fantastic.html

Bollywood Trump.
https://www.theava.com/archives/98036

Boston Typewriter Orchestra.
https://vimeo.com/222604878

Another from the (Futility Closet) department of /you think you’re so clever, have a look at this./ Anton Pavlis didn’t use a computer to do this. He figured it out in his head, in 1983. I wonder what he’s up to today.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/03/15/a-for-effort-3/

Something to use your two-color 3D glasses on, that you got from the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen book that introduced /The Blazing World/.
https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/ultima-thule-in-3d

In case you ever have to shoot someone from a position of concealment under the covers in your bed, in the plopping rain. Skip to about 6:30 if you don’t care but you just don’t believe me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH7_7pJfoGU

Like that torture/work camp inside the wrecked chunk of what’s left of the Earth in Agents of Shield, for instance.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=031419

I guarantee you have never seen this animation technique before.
https://laughingsquid.com/animation-using-stenciled-breath-imprints/

An adorably rectangular fish hiding and peeking and giving you the side eye with its side eye. Say that a few times over and over and see how fun it is. Side eye. It sounds like a paper-folding machine, or an air compressor.
https://laughingsquid.com/startled-razorfish-dives-for-cover-into-seafloor/

Pat’s 56 years at the Sip n Dip Tiki bar. Also, mermaids.
https://laughingsquid.com/84-year-old-piano-player-performs-with-mermaids/

Snail is a leaf on the wind. Watch how he soars.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/03/snail-takes-magic-carpet-ride.html

Hamlet in one minute.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/03/hamlet-in-one-minute.html

Art.
http://neocha.com/magazine/enigmatic-eyes/

And Tetris: the big band cover.
https://theawesomer.com/tetris-big-band-cover/515867/

Ignatz! interrupted.

    “At the beginning of the cask and the end take thy fill but be saving in the middle; for at the bottom the saving comes too late.” -Hesiod

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-03-08) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and kick the tires, and grind the gears, and hem and haw and eventually say you’ll think about it, and wander away like all the rest. You’ll be back.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and evocative items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Black Sabbath’s /Paranoid/ but in German and about Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles. Of course.
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/08/catchy-german-cover-of-black-s.html

13th century Snakes and Ladders.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-antiquity-of-snakes-and-ladders.html

12 ways to get smarter in one infographic featuring an arbitrarily multicolored brain.
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/12-ways-smarter-mental-models/

Daddy’s home.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqmCE2MQ5vc

“Clit Me is a mobile game, produced by the National Board of Education of Canada, that openly explores female sexual satisfaction, with the focus on the only organ designed exclusively for pleasure: the clitoris.” I’ll bet you didn’t know that some women don’t even have one. That doesn’t seem right /or/ fair, I know; it’s just a fact.
https://www.nfb.ca/interactive/clitme/

The double-reed stiffy hose-o-phone.
https://laughingsquid.com/oboe-da-caccia-baroque-woodwind-instrument/

Nippon girls, vol. 1. “Shoe Shoe-shoe-shoe-shoe shooooe-shoe.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/nippon_girls

A giant city that /doesn’t/ look like a dystopian hellhole but rather a great place to be.
https://theawesomer.com/seoul-wave/488577/

What.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/02/photos-week-3/w07_1125623230/main_1500.jpg

Dress code.
https://www.designboom.com/art/damselfrau-interview-magnhild-kennedy-mask-02-10-2019/

And in ancient Hieronymus Bosch’s famously busy painting /Garden of Earthly Delights/ there’s a tiny person bent over, with one of the creatures in the painting pointing at where there are lines of music painted across the person’s bare butt. Here are both that section in visual detail and one of many historical interpretations of the music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG-34_6_rrk

Scenic places that thousands of people with enough money to visit apparently feel they must pull down their pants to view properly. Not the sort of thing that would occur to /me/ to do, but it takes all kinds. I notice that many of them seem to /clench/ their butt for the picture. Modesty, probably. Or shyness.
https://www.instagram.com/cheekyexploits/

Claire de Moon.
https://theawesomer.com/nasas-clair-de-lune/490137/

Moon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBVBYFFQgfQ

Asteroid. Hayabusa2 lands on Ryugu briefly to blast loose some debris to sample. This is way sped-up. Gravity is very slow there.
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/hayabusa2-touchdown-video.html

The children’s read-along record (15 min.) version of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/05/2001-a-space-odyssey-the-15.html

Visit Earth.
https://visitearth.s7.ru/en

A pleasant musical ad for some kind of beer whose selling point is that you can enjoy all aspects of your relationship with your significant other while still holding a bottle of this particular brand in your hand, if you want to. These people want to. I /think/ that’s what it’s about, anyway. There may be some subtext that I wouldn’t get because I’ve never really understood you people and still don’t after sixty years of trying. I mean, why beer? It’s disgusting spoiled cereal slime.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKMnvKs_eWY

Meant nonironically: That’s some fine police work there, Lou.
https://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20190307/deputies-man-who-claimed-to-be-deltona-burglary-witness-was-actual-burglar

You did it.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=030719

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/03/06/trump-wants-all-watchdogs-go-sleep/

Revenge of the ferns. (These photos remind me of the set for Mendocino Theater Company’s production of /One Shoe Off/, where as the play progressed more and wilder greenery invaded and took over the house, so by the climactic end there was even a tree with a big papier mache branch to be struck by lightning (sounds and strobe lights) and break off. At the end, every night, the entire set needed to be cleaned up and rebuilt and re-initialized.) (This is like that, except no-one’s coming to reset anything.)
https://newatlas.com/michael-schwan-beauty-decay-nature-abandoned-photography/58689/

Animated calligraphy strokes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w-xms9h0Dc

Here’s exactly why never to use water to put out a grease fire. Grease gets way hotter than the boiling point of water. The water flash-boils and sends burning grease everywhere, fanning the flames of the exploding grease with now cubic yards of turbulent air, where before the store of available oxygen was no bigger than the pot. Cover it with a pot lid or the pull-out cutting board, or use baking soda on uneven surfaces. Not flour, though. Flour explodes too. I think so does powdered sugar. Little fire extinguishers are cheap, and the kitchen is a really smart place to keep one. Hang it on the wall anywhere but above the stove.
https://www.reddit.com/r/educationalgifs/comments/amockq/why_you_dont_use_water_to_put_out_a_grease_fire/

D’awww (say d’awww).
https://www.philly.com/resizer/3W1Iz4xLNccA5XqlkxOOoIjslMY=/1400×0/center/middle/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-pmn.s3.amazonaws.com/public/WGA5OV5QCZAC3HM6JDJT475ZMU.jpg

You might have heard it said that a baby is a blank slate. That’s true. “You can write whatever you want on a baby, and here is proof.”
https://www.clickhole.com/you-can-write-whatever-you-want-on-a-baby-and-here-s-1825126161

Depth.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/03/cool-graphic-of-lake-baikal-and-great.html

A dance lying down. Like one of those articulated tensegrity balls.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/03/whatever-this-is.html

About the so-called vomit urinal.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/03/its-not-urinal-its-speibecken.html

Art.
https://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/anita-kunz-art-herstory/

A fascinating piston-leg dance. There’s no sound on this.
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/apa626/zaouli_african_dance/

Resident Thomas. Mixed media.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbNsQLqeuis

I just found out that mainly-science-fiction film and teevee actress Claudia Black (Pitch Black, Stargate-SG1, Farscape, etc.) has a busy other career in animation and video-game voices. Here’s a sampler. My favorite is her cowboy drawl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WQGS2zGAXg

And here’s an old interview where Claudia Black talks about her career as an actress up to that point, and /Farscape/ in particular. I put it through StretchSite so you can fix the aspect ratio. (Pull the top-middle slider a little to the left. You’ll know it’s right when the video is the shape of the dead Zenith in your basement.)
http://www.stretch.site/?videoUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dyr-f8y3gYSs&scaleFactor=0.790&zoomFactor=1.000

Hover text: “Circular video. Pro: Solves aspect ratio problem. Con: Never trust anyone who talks to you from a circle.”
https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/video_orientation.png

Table manners.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/lady_fishbournes_complete_guide_to_better_table_manners

“How do you get yourself into these messes?”
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/06/homestead-high-a-typical-tee.html

Steve Vai has a lot of guitars. Would you like to see them?
https://www.vai.com/guitars/

Tongue drum.
https://laughingsquid.com/wooden-tongue-drums/

Nice planet yez got here, cont.
https://newatlas.com/outdoor-photographer-awards-2018-gallery/58703/

Fly freely around in old video game sets.
https://noclip.website/

A murmuration of sandpipers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0RYPc0Dek0

Remember how outraged you felt when you read that the weasels and stoats invaded and occupied Toad Hall? Well, what if you had known that a stoat /is/ a weasel, and that it is /this cute/. Changes everything. (Then it leaps, takes your nose and an ear off and runs gashes in a jagged spiral around your neck and down your back and left side, flips, lands and prepares to leap at your face again, and for a moment, even then, /Oh, how cute./) They’re not cute to dogs. The dog thinks you are an idiot, and not because it’s jealous that you’re looking at another animal, but rather, /What’s the matter with you! Kick it with your giant leg! Kill it with fire!/
https://imgur.com/1Yev6BJ

Speaking of which, foxes. Oh, so cute.
https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/05/foxes-studio-photoshoot-pictures-adorable-8821987/

Hmm.
https://memooftheair.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/d416a-cool-kids-movies-rugrats.jpg

Art of mentally ill people, collected in a book by Hans Prinzhorn in 1922.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/hans-prinzhorns-artistry-of-the-mentally-ill-1922/

Say appa-rant.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/279

“Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Ai, chihuahua! that shit is /thick/, pardon my French.”
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/03/07/oddly-satisfying-vid-of-a-diner-having-its-carpet-cleaned/

Ducks go wild for peas.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/03/tweet-of-day_7.html

Men save a dog.
https://www.reddit.com/r/HumansBeingBros/comments/adqal4/saving_a_life/

Troublemaker-age kids brilliantly save a dangling little boy.
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/04/five-young-teens-save-an-8-yea.html

This is a pro stuntperson. She’s working in the next Wonder Woman film, and she works in /Supergirl/. The woman they keep going back to, cheering for her, is her mother.
https://www.reddit.com/r/BeAmazed/comments/akh7m4/the_real_wonder_woman/

And that’s a woman cop who disarms the crazy man and takes him down.
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/aintdu/perfect_knife_disarm_by_female_chinese_police/

The wrong, it burns.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/03/06/vic-berger-presents-the-best-of-cpac-2019/

And the Bodega Bathroom of Love. Award for short-notice live-teevee practical set design.
https://theawesomer.com/bodega-bathroom/515628/