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A bunch of derivative retro-futuristic hogwash.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rewind. https://vimeo.com/129677228

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jellyfish.
https://vimeo.com/128807157

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pretty good show. Worth it.

Cherry, go get me a Pepsi.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Almond, the devil’s left nut.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amo, amas, Tiamat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

Trigger warning: Cwm fjord bank glyphs vext quiz.

“If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment.” –Ingrid Magnussen

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-04-24) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

A nice show. I wouldn’t be too unhappy if future AI versions of me were to find it in a corner of ancient cyberspace. They might think, /How giddy my meat ancestor used to sound/. I’m not sure why I was talking so fast the whole time– maybe there was extra caffeine this time in the teabag in my mason jar of hot water. Non-synthetic food products vary widely in nutritional value; it’s hard to regulate the dosage.

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

Gato goalie! Go, gato goalie!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avLxX7azAws

Deliberate uncanny-valley invocation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jREZtQU0ktk

Bad TripAdvisor reviews of famous places.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVJzC8c32Lg

Dolphins surfing.
https://vimeo.com/102220907

“I may not pay much attention to wars and plane crashes and ebola outbreaks and whatnot, but I am /very/ concerned about who does what with their /genitals!/”
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/06/1375398/-Cartoon-God-speaks

Speaking of which, this too is science, bitch. (Not you. It’s just said for the sound of it.)
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/photograph-collection-of-a-19th-century-sexologist/

Let the robot guess your level of education from your answers to fifteen non-trick questions. (Apparently I have a PhD. In thinkology.)
http://www.tickld.com/x/guess-your-level-of-education

How to pick a lock with two hairpins.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjuT_63Ioig

Eh Cumpari – Dorothy Collins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI8iaLel46M

The one and only thing that matters if you’re trying to lose weight.
http://thoughtcatalog.com/erin-cossetta/2015/04/the-one-and-only-thing-that-matters-if-you-are-trying-to-lose-weight/

“Ha ha ha! Men don’t have that day. They could be a hundred and, you know, nothin’ but white spiders comin’ out.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPpsI8mWKmg

Improved giant bubbles recipe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TwVFOzrwzI

How the octopus moves.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APdRR2bL_Z0

Pinup auction. Thousands of images.
http://fineart.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=50+793+794+792+2088+4294950950

This 102-year-old former entertainer finally gets to see films of herself from back in her heyday when she could jump and sing and shake that thing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bktozJWbLQg

Frank sent this. Finding the speed of light with peeps.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwREvdUWSKE

Meet Mister Tulip and Mister Pin.

“Give a mouse a cookie and he’ll want a glass of milk.” –Drew Curtis

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-04-17) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

(Note: MediaFire seems to have recognized the theme music at the beginning as Happy Feet recorded by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra in 1930, which is correct, but then it decided –I dunno, maybe for mistaken robot copyright reasons– to block the download of the show for at least some of my listeners, who wrote to tell me about this. I chopped off the pre-intro and replaced the whole file and link. Try it now.)

Yet another live remote from Juanita’s apartment, in my lucky plaid pyjamas. I read a new Alex Bosworth story that explains all the others he ever wrote, and a true-life horror story about traveling to the U.S. by tunnel and a bad doctor who can catch you and cut you up if you don’t watch out, and a letter to The South by a brilliant black doctoral candidate, and a reminder of Israel’s open-secret atomic arsenal, and a hundred and fourteen other things, including a great deal of valuable information that might save your life one day, you never know.

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

Models within models.
http://imgur.com/a/w04ob

Within models.
http://xkcd.com/878/

But that’s only the limit for HO layouts. The Matryoshka limit for actual Matryoshkas is a much higher number.
http://english.pravda.ru/history/22-04-2006/79437-matryoshki-0/

“What do you see, son?”  “It’s us, Poppa! It’s us!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EiF3KLpTS0

A clever spiral.
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/04/15/six-by-six/

A short video about the Antikythera astronomical computer, made to promote a modern company’s recreation of it as a wristwatch!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpLcnAIpVRA

How to make delicious /gluten-free gluten balls/.
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/quick-n-easy-recipes-in-2087

Gee, Officer Friendly.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/13/1376893/-Cartoon-Hey-kids-It-s-Officer-Friendly

“Fuck your breath!” said the officer. (Not the one who shot the man, but the one kneeling on his head.) (The officer who shot the restrained man in the back was an insurance executive who paid to ride along on an arrest. His lawyer now says the man he shot, the man with two cops on top of him, “brought the fight to him.”)
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/13/1377380/-VIDEO-Shot-unjustly-and-gasping-for-air-Tulsa-police-officer-tells-dying-man-Fuck-Your-Breath

Ask your doctor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDarqCVXUoQ

What is the MRI of one knuckle cracking?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZNENkkf5Uw

The psychedelic madness of Louis Wain’s cats.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_psychedelic_madness_of_louis_wains_cats

Things they ate.
http://tinyurl.com/ofhje5g

Beautiful little wet things, magnified and set to piano.
https://vimeo.com/124127993

Full video of SpaceX landing fail.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAjs28_0CnY

The wavefront of the (greatly attenuated) signal of this 1964 German teevee show is now a sphere 102 light years across, encompassing 1600 star systems.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06hB4oep4XY

Here are just some of the brightest of them.
http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/50lys.html

Horoscopes with an actual basis in fact.
http://xkcd.com/1512/

Your tax dollars at work (or) Huzzah! Or both.
http://img.sputniknews.com/images/102065/07/1020650731.jpg

In Cobra, Samurai or Geisha, as well as Basic Goose.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbL9MRnxv5Q

Superior, quiet technology.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsfIHiBB6xE

So it’s an ad for a kind of car. So what. It’s wonderful. He can see it from space.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EOAXrTrsOE

Record stick bomb.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0TSzwLoqpQ

3-D sushi roller-coaster video. This kind of works as a cross-your-eyes-and-focus-on-the-resulting-middle-image effect.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDD_p3oG4Rk

Time-lapse storms.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGwUy2Ttppw

Chauvet cave paintings from 26,000 years ago.
http://tinyurl.com/ledmxx8

Art.
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/family-loses-legal-battle-photog-pics-article-1.2179583

Cutaways of the future city-hives.
http://boingboing.net/2015/04/16/arcology-cutaways-of-the-futu.html

Everyone’s upstairs neighbors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IRB0sxw-YU

An interesting video effect applied to seagulls flying past the Pt. Arena lighthouse. Also, notice that the URL ends in KFC.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CGOP77_Kfc

Beautiful space habitats. Some of this art makes great desktop images.
https://medium.com/space-anthropology/three-visions-of-human-space-settlement-cfd64a6fe7c6

A project to show what the night sky above L.A. would look like if you could ever see it.
https://vimeo.com/125108525

Tiny self-replicating machinery. One thing about life is it’s wiggly.
https://vimeo.com/104515252

And a little girl who lost her right leg in a truck accident less than a year ago dances in a recital and takes the prosthetic leg off to finish the dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxwAEw5buw0

The 5 point palm exploding heart technique, real or baloney?

“What I find most depressing is the happiness of stupid people.” –Slavoj Zizek

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-04-10) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

I read Jay Frankston’s poetry book about his impressions and memories and dreams about the Holocaust, and John Sakowicz’ evaluation of MCPB manager John Coate, and a hundred other things. The show’s a little shorter than usual, for some puzzling reason, but it’s a pretty good one. A tip: when offered the choice, downloading and saving a recorded show is better than just listening; you can have it again later without waiting, and you can skip around in it and avoid something that annoys you –razzy music or a story that’s teaching you something you don’t want to learn. Because life is short.

Short, I say. Be that as it may, just now on my way home from videorecording Mendocino Theater Company’s production of /Gaslight/ I was going over in my mind the recent past for mistakes and embarrassments to agonize over and fiddle back and forth like a loose tooth, and I realized that I said on the air Friday night, “Now it’s 60 years after 1945…” That’s the kind of thing that makes me bark my own name in dismay. Why? Why didn’t I hear myself saying it and correct it?  Oh, well; it’s not as though I murdered anyone. That I know of.

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

Kinetic art. How to do it.
https://vimeo.com/38348447

Those are some giant balls on those kids.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPKKtvkVAjY

Boomwhackers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5seI0eJZCg

Audio illusions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzo45hWXRWU

Chameleon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97vPNAUYJsc

Slow-motion chameleon tongue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E76YBF3P0K0

Sleepy horses farting and snoring and sighing majestically.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMJsqXzz5zs

But how can she be full of shit when she’s so pretty? And glim that ladder-like trachea. Hot-cha.
http://gawker.com/the-food-babe-blogger-is-full-of-shit-1694902226

“Even if the levels were twice as high, you could still swim in the ocean for six hours every day for a year and receive a dose more than a thousand times less than a single dental X-ray.”
http://tinyurl.com/nnflru3

Evidence of weather modification, government HAARP plots, space alien intervention and so on, and all phenomena hundreds of millions of years old, from before HAARP and scientific advancement and aliens of any kind or color. How can it be?
http://whenonearth.net/23-of-the-realest-and-craziest-natural-phenomena-around-the-world/

Food-coloring science.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMsaH6SY4CY

My favorite: Jesus Denise. It needs a comma, but… /Jesus/, Denise. Unless her name actually is Jesus Denise, like Swag Hood Joyce. Unless that’s /swag hood, Joyce, swag hood/, which it probably is.
http://mccallspatternbehavior.tumblr.com/

The fabulous Tefifon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBNTAmLRmUg

A scatter-plot of every named genre of music.
http://everynoise.com/engenremap.html

Sally Forrest is dead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8jd8Jzan-8

As is Stan Freberg.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Freberg

Nokuluga Buthelezi. Especially at 1:10! By 1:15 or so, notice the expression on your own face.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KdC1zDKUn0

Sad cat diary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKffm2uI4dk

Cat ladder blog.
http://catladder.blogspot.com/

The fabulous RU 800 S.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02pWbr9bgbA

Machine music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G081hD0nwWE

Machine elves? No.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMsaH6SY4CY

Mephisto spirals, how do they work?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RooYCfGc0m0

How we get pansies.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxLePC_If4w

Nice black and white music video.
https://vimeo.com/124290811

I see this not as a cute /awwww/ moment but as an example of toxic power imbalance in a relationship.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1rZzG5YfnU

What every political rally photo op actually looks like. (Scroll down.)
http://cheezburger.com/8475454976/funny-political-pic-david-cameron-rally

Economic reality: Godzilla versus ants.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/20/1038188/-Fiscal-inequality-Godzilla-vs-Ants

Xenu! You’re real!
http://boingboing.net/2015/04/08/tom-the-dancing-bug-when-xenu.html

Henri de Ferrières, Livres du roi Modus et de la reine Ratio, France 15th century.
http://discardingimages.tumblr.com/post/59121310409/aliens-henri-de-ferrieres-livres-du-roi-modus-et

A pictorial encyclopedia of coolth.
http://tinyurl.com/lh3zwxj

Flying man! Flying man!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRGaIK51LWc

So it goes.
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/04/09/summing-up-2/

Uffo Q. Tridh’s cosmic dark-energy epiphany.

“Everyone has the right to believe anything they want. And everyone else has the right to find it fucking ridiculous.” –Ricky Gervais

“Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It’s all funny.” – Joan Rivers

Here’s the recording of last Friday night’s (2015-04-03) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

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

This child is a natural. When she says, “Put a STOP to–” and simultaneously shoots her hand out to, you know, /put a STOP to/ it, that’s not just practice. This may not be on the level of Chinese toddlers you’ve seen spinning plates and juggling nor Creole toddlers playing the button accordion, leering, farting and smoking a cigar like Victor Borge, but it’s still impressive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogBuz4dU5Ew

A thrilling ride. This motorcar in operation, roaring, spitting fire, traumatizing the sheep, reminds me of vehicles in Hayao Miyazaki films.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsdWgmp4TaQ

Speaking of which, these aeroplanes clearly are the models for some of Miyazaki’s planes.
http://io9.com/some-of-the-strangest-flying-machines-ever-built-1695226893

“The chemtrails form mini cyclones when mixing with the air, then shoot down in a stream to the land. Men are breathing these chemicals into their lungs and becoming increasingly confused on their homosexuality, having trouble fighting off urges to experiment with their new desires.”
http://tinyurl.com/nmqudjh

Do you want ice with that?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE4ynZB0Wj0

“If our species had started with just two people at the time of the earliest agricultural practices some 10,000 years ago, and increased by one percent per year, today humanity would be a solid ball of flesh many thousand light years in diameter, and expanding with a radial velocity that, neglecting relativity, would be many times faster than the speed of light.” –Gabor Zovanyi  …Fact is, though, the percentage of increase now is much higher than one percent, but that’s because of an unsustainable and destructive fertilizer and monoculture regimen and won’t last. Soon the resource wars (energy, minerals, water) will ramp up and put the kibosh on that whole expanding faster than the speed of light deal, so it’s all good.
http://tinyurl.com/nh9zg3w

Models of the future.
http://io9.com/when-people-in-the-1920s-and-1930s-imagined-the-future-1695028672

A new kind of vehicle. This should scale up to utility trucks and moving vans.
http://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/boneshaker-big-wheel-2014-penny-farthing-strandbeest

A gluten-free museum.
http://glutenimage.tumblr.com/

Oh. Big.
http://boingboing.net/2015/04/02/the-international-space-statio.html

Blorp. Splorp. (Hint: it’s upside-down.)
https://vimeo.com/120195399

Drip. Blop. Splip. “I like the craft. I like the repetition. That’s how I want to spend my time.”
https://vimeo.com/108131655

And a good, fun typing game. Yet I suggest it might be improved by having the words actually tell a story or tell jokes or something.
http://phoboslab.org/ztype/

A tintinnabulation of sheer aural fromage. Or frottage, whichever is used.

    Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman): “My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.”   Taggart (Andy Devine): “Gol durn it, Mister Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier’n a twenty dollar whore.”

Here’s the recording of last Friday night’s (2015-03-27) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

The hourly-or-so two-to-twenty-second dropouts and jagged musical intrusions I talked about in my last newsletter are not part of the recording, and could never be, because the recording is made wherever I’m doing my show and not at the streaming server or transmitter end of the link.  Just to let you know.

Speaking of which, Ken and Bob troubleshot their end of the signal dropout problem and that seems to be okay now. And it turns out that there /was/ a problem with my streaming computer –a thick felt of bed-blanket feathers and pet bird feathers and house dust, and at least one moth (!), had gradually, in the 22 months I’ve had what I still think of as this new computer, accumulated on the inside vents and fan blades and on the CPU heatsink fins. I opened the computer up, discovered the mess, carefully cleaned it out (outside on the porch) with compressed air, plugged everything back together and turned it on, and /voila/: it runs like new again, hour after hour, doesn’t overheat and slow down nor stutter. I’m prepared to trust it this Friday and see how things go.

Also in the previous post I told you that I’d be back in Fort Bragg on April 3 to do the show from the storefront on Franklin Street, the normal place. That’s changed– something came up and I had to stay away at Juanita’s house for an extra week, so I’ll be doing this coming Friday’s show by live remote again. If you were planning to come by 325 N. Franklin and read your own work on the air or bring a musical instrument and show off or just talk about your project or whatever, you can do that /next/ week (April 10).

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

“And who’s to say that’s not enough? –Emily Surname, Weekly Wipe Television.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN2iVe8_Ato

Dogs in the wind.
http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/17-photos-of-dogs-enjoying-a-windy-day

Husky-dogs on a mirror lake.
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/31/enjoy-these-beautiful-photos-o.html

The elephant in the room.
https://vimeo.com/63083013

Baby dinosaur marionette hop test.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyfy8rrfOkM

Another dressed taxidermy website for Elly.
http://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2015/03/hamilton-taxidermist-makes-cute-forever.html

The sound of music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzYqdJ2MgsY

An Instagram account devoted to pictures of the real world, such as it is, that look like something in /Blade Runner/.
https://instagram.com/bladerunnerreality/

Read what this young woman has to say about a lovely poetic game, and then maybe download the game (for free) and play it and see if she’s right.
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/18/outer-wilds.html

What happy pigs and bigoted weasels have in common.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUfjUqEdqhc

Reincarnated temple rats.
http://www.arkinspace.com/2011/06/holy-rats-of-karni-mata.html

Art. How to do it.
http://boingboing.net/2015/04/01/gorgeous-video-of-artisans-cra.html

The drilling plant interests me, but much more so the gazillion tiny bugs. Is that normal, that many bugs in regular dirt?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOJG5mF6OLs

A drawback of democracy: Let’s take a vote on the purpose of a chair. Difficulty: we’re all crazy dogs. (The film is mercifully silent.)
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/31/odd-video-dogs-destroy-wooden.html

I understand the Vietnamese call it the American war.
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/03/the-vietnam-war-part-i-early-years-and-escalation/389054/

…And part three, for fans of anguish /and/ hands.
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/04/the-vietnam-war-part-iii-hands-of-a-nation/389309/

“So, wait, what are you telling me? They’re not gods, never were gods, and they’re just /other places/? And where they are in the clock of the sky never had anything to do with predicting whether I’d grow up to be bossy or a neat-freak or whatever?”
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/

Since 2005 I’m a huge Whovian. I’ve watched every episode of Doctor Who since the reboot, over and over. And this sort of thing, a short fan tribute video, um, I start crying at the beginning and by the end the tears are streaming down my face like Dennis Hopper in /Blue Velvet/ listening to /Blue Velvet/. One puzzler, though: why include the Adipose? That was the stupidest episode ever.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvpfIjCi2bo

My favorite kid is the one with the nose and upper lip stud things. I hate those things, but she has the attitude and the manner closest to my own.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5vLvo9yXpA

And lest we neglect the memory of Spock.
http://tinyurl.com/lgaj7xd

You might want to close your eyes for this. *punts rotisserie chicken*

    “We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained.” – Marie Curie

    “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.” – Will Smith

    “Just show him the closet and let the goblins in his head do the work.” –Howard Wolowitz

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-03-27) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Another live remote from Juanita’s apartment, in my pyjamas, and in my bedroom voice to avoid disturbing the neighbors. I understand some network dropouts occurred on the order of once an hour or so, triggering silence sensing, resulting in incongruous music from the covering automation stepping in for a few seconds here and there on the web stream and on the over-the-air signal. It’s not a huge deal, but Bob and Ken are working on solving it for next time, and for others, not just for me, and I appreciate it.

Everyone’s invited to Uncle Rusty’s retirement-from-radio bash at the KNYO storefront, 325 N. Franklin, Fort Bragg (CA) tomorrow (Sunday, 2015-03-29, 2pm and forward). Russ has been at KNYO since before the beginning. I’m going, and I hope I see yez all there.

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

Kurosawa’s movement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doaQC-S8de8

As creepy music videos go, this isn’t a 10 out of 10 for creepiness but it’s plenty creepy. What gets me is a particular recurring dance move –a male dancer does it and then the singer does it a little later– of twisting a knee out to one side and falling, leg bent all wrong, on the back and back of the head. I just /bark/ in fear when it happens.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNbFc-fa-ww

Determination and pluck. Also moxie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxKYo1kM0o4

Sy Stokes’ poem about his mother.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2viD56HVl04

Pictures of humans.
http://higherperspective.com/2015/01/29-photos.html

Interview(s) with Buckminster Fuller. (I saw him once, when he was a very old man and his grandson propped him up on the stage at the Luther Burbank Center and he answered questions from the crowd. If anyone deserves to have a carbon molecule named after him, it’s Buckminster Fuller.
https://vimeo.com/122335390

An invitation to attend collage.
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/23/three-minutes-to-nirvana-the.html

Sail to Siberia from Pakistan in a straight line.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8qcWpJRnNY

Negative space.
https://medium.com/genius-week/seeking-genius-in-negative-space-4e7c755f641f

The spaghetti conundrum at 120,000 frames per second. It breaks new ground in slow-motion spaghetti breaking.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADD7QlQoFFI

“Milk, sausage, butter, egg, and a ham hock.”
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/23/unimal-is-anything-but-an-hi.html

The computed tomography of animals.
http://www.izw-berlin.de/computed-tomography.html

Make your own spa lady cheese ball.
http://luckypeach.com/deranged-crafts-the-spa-lady-cheese-ball/

OK Go’s ad for a Chinese furniture store.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjquJ5hi6zE

Hot pneumatic tube action. “Helen Soros works it.” Yeah, baby, send me that invoice.
http://brucesterling.tumblr.com/post/114664851648/atomic-flash-helen-soros-works-the-new-pneumatic

The definitive example of space porn.
http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/25/big-pic-russia-readies-soyuz-rockets/

Dreams of the Forbidden City.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/when-chinatown-nightclubs-beckoned-hollywood/

How to get to the ISS. I didn’t know the term Hohmann Transfer Orbit and now I do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFjw6Lc6J2g

Found film of Seattle and then an air trip, 1955. Silent.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfMJYwu5bM0

The Art of Embalming (1705).
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/nekpokedeia-or-the-art-of-embalming-1705/

Haters gonna hate.
http://www.splcenter.org/hate-map

A moderately disturbing exorcism on a safety mat. In Italian, without subtitles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3VoUveQZbU

Capybara in bath. With baby ducks. Are you sad? Lonely? Is anything even slightly wrong in your world? This will solve that. You’re welcome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SVBUdPjDWk

All this useless beauty.

    “Here’s the thing that always gives me trouble with this kind of question: at any point in history, you could swap those technologies out with any others. There was a time where ranged group longbow fire was a disruptive technology. Field cannon. Gas production. Name your own. There was a time where a working man could own a crossbow just as good as any the ruling elite had access to. And I have a feeling that the answer is, wait a few years, because in a few years the field cannon will make ranged longbow fire obsolete. Which is to say, no disruptive field technology takes us out — we just adapt and make scarier stuff. We are intelligent, self-reflective tool-using pursuit predators, and are essentially unkillable until the atmosphere turns black with our shit and chokes us out.” — Warren Ellis

    “To settle a war the leaders of the nations should all meet in a stadium and fight it out with big socks filled with horse manure.” –W.C. Fields

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-03-20) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

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

The 15 tweaks that make us human.
http://www.bbc.com/earth/bespoke/story/20150311-the-15-tweaks-that-made-us-human/

Blind devotion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_99ySDoC1fw

Lava on snow. It makes a field of black glass bubbles!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvSmPqqZB3Q

Silk on wires.
https://vimeo.com/121664339

Flower sex display.
https://vimeo.com/121998615

Dance Moms. “Uptown funk you up.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2joFyhHCdx4

Boardwalk in the sky.
http://twistedsifter.com/2015/03/kirstenbosch-centenary-tree-canopy-walkway-cape-town/

Grandpa Bill’s train town.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llVubO1IvkU

Interesting documentary of the failed Soviet lunar lander project, narrated by a young man who bravely carries on despite something irritating his right eye.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9WpR6YvkOo

I know a good story about Sugar Pie deSanto. I’ll tell you later.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZIzF2uC9MM

They don’t make them like that anymore.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERYKzez97lA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQtRPvBlkKY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnZPfTQ4KK4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8UoD4RAK1Y

Boilerplate for similar warnings that might be printed on everything in the world.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2015/03/hot-dog-warning.html

Competition between the comic book fan clubs.
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/18/tom-the-dancing-bug-is-god.html

“Gasp!”
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/18/big-mouth-single-moms.html

The carrot test.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnnveIy78W8

Oh. Awww.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtC30NCJ-Sw

“And I made the little crossbow out of popsicle sticks… And my mom wanted me to do something girly so I made Mouse In The Meadow.” Nice. The girl is so happy. http://jezebel.com/hero-11-year-old-mackenzie-mccarty-makes-lovely-taxider-1691962314

This is terrifying. The girl should stop it. That’s not the sport for her.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX7mpg0sjo8

Draft.
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/12/real-stuff-yikes-ive-bee.html

Smashing a perfectly good guitar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IBWbpJdRMQ

Marnie being silly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCSKDb_UpDk

Another clever storefront trick.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nAfWfF4TjM

“Just tell us!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_qMagfZtv8

Separate but 3/5 equal.

    “Never try to blackmail someone for more money than it costs to have you killed.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-03-13) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

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

Polo ponies.
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/11/tom-the-dancing-bug-triumph.html

Gain extra length fast for nights of pure pleasure. Even if you’re already a giant boat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFW8q_KDzFM

All of Fort Bragg (CA) could live and work and shop in this building, and the whole area of the coast and inland around it (besides the water supply and the sewage treatment plant) could be a wild park. Another thing it makes me think is: when we have fusion-powered propulsion city-size water-jacketed spaceships can be built like this. In three days.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veNf-bz99cI

How the Dawn robot spacecraft matched speed with Ceres and then established itself in orbit around it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtO9sck13WI

Fun with surface tension physics. Stay to the end.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QseWXpkaGTY

Sinkhole. (Everything happens in the first minute.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhesBaRCME

…And here’s the article explaining who’s in trouble for that sort of thing.
http://tinyurl.com/mgwhpcq

What is she trying to see under? Or he. Whichever is used.
http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/fn-latino/lifestyle/0/0/462915204_10.jpg

A further use for statues. My favorite is the bear shouting, “Noooo!”
http://news.distractify.com/matt-buco/posing-with-statues/

Lady surrealists dream of yogurt ghosts.
http://thehairpin.com/2015/03/lady-surrealists-dream-of-yogurt-ghosts

Another kind of painting project.
http://www.artbynataliefletcher.com/album/landscape-illusion/

What does not kill you makes you rectangular.
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/03/12/sad-magic/

In a holding cell a girl refuses to hand over her shoes so a cop three times her size savages her and chokes her unconscious by /kneeling on her throat/ while he takes the shoes anyway, and her belt, and any respect for the law that she might have had left.
http://tinyurl.com/p6jmta7

Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymnoceros. “Were you guys dancin’ a little, there?” “No.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfqiC92INO4

“Where can criminals like us go to fill our trunk with guns, no questions asked?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-OZOqxG39g

House of spiders, spiders here, spiders there, spiders tangling around each other and dropping in clumps from the ceiling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg0CBUhK7_A

Another thing you get from bananas besides naturally occurring radiation from phosphorus radioisotopes: Brazilian viagra spiders.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2991206/Shopper-s-shock-discovering-bananas-Tesco-infested-hundreds-deadly-Brazilian-spiders-hatching-eggs.html

This is the way they advertise books now. Not too shabby.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsivIcxRo7E

Clever jokes for children.
http://tinyurl.com/n95dxlf

 

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