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Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.

2014/05/24

   “As a girl, if you fail to have a daughter, you will be the first fuckup in a specific eons-long uninterrupted line stretching back to mitochondrial Eve.”

   Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-05-23) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

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

Why don’t we all have cancer? That’s a good question.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qja4z1HGDQo

What is the resolution of the eye?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I5Q3UXkGd0

Prize-winning illusions. My favorites are the autokinetic heart and the pigeon neck.
http://illusionoftheyear.com/cat/top-10-finalists/2014/

The hard parts of ballet in slow motion.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7AaZhEOJSY

Pogo (the musician, not the possum): Time Machine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtr5q6dn7CA

41 movie posters.
http://thechive.com/2014/05/18/movies-posters-re-imagined-as-vintage-41-photos/

Japanese multiplication.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Vd0NpL32k

You can see all the way to France.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/450719125547909120

Seeing it this way makes the music better.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi5-WRgA5GI

Cymbaloms. (I saw this in The Cross Pollinator.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQxbLfV76xs

About ArcAttack’s modern singing Tesla coils. (16 min.) (Skip to 5:30 if you just want the explanation of making them sing and to hear them sing.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m6EjnEYEEg

Why walk through the valley of the shadow of death when you can drive?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6IZ2TroruU

Photographs of the majestic parade of skeletons.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/05/parade-of-skeletons-at-gallery-of.html

“Forget the Austrian self-sharpening razor blades. No more zizzing and dripping like with the tropical fishes.”
www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-4bhVpfxJM

“And this continues until he is trapped in one corner of the room.” You might have to subscribe to Quora to continue directly to the link, but it’s free and worth it.
http://www.quora.com/Psychology/What-is-the-coolest-psychology-trick

Long shots.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/56605/13-incredible-unbroken-takes-movies

“Greg, stop talking to her.” Notice, not “Greg, stop shocking and kicking and terrorizing her like a bloody Neanderthal.”
http://www.suntimes.com/27487657-761/lawsuit-chicago-cops-physically-verbally-abuse-woman-on-video.html

More language maps.
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2014/05/language_map_what_s_the_most_popular_language_in_your_state.html

Kriddistadl kroodisaydl.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnVYE_W-dDY

Paging Doctor Freud.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVE3qMXKCfE

The beautiful future of the past.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2014/05/imperial-dreams-art-deco-update.html

La bella machinae.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2014/05/gorgeous-espresso-machines.html

Country music is different from the way it was when I was a kid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gBV-Nzq7Pg

And how to beatbox. Born to be clever to be clever to be too clever. Bouncing cats. And baboons and pigs. Apparently that’s all there is to it. Go forth and startle people in elevators.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT8V148bvas

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