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The elephant in the room.

2014/06/28

  “I was at a restaurant, I saw a guy wearing a leather jacket at the same time he was eating a hamburger and drinking a glass of milk. I said, ‘Dude, you are a cow. The metamorphosis is complete. Don’t fall asleep, I will tip you over.’” –Mitch Hedberg

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-06-27) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

It’s a short show –only 3.5 hours– because the broadcast booth’s internet access failed at midnight, and about twenty minutes later the developing full column of red NOT CONNECTED TO SERVER warnings on the computer log caught my eye. If the booth can’t use the internet my show is neither getting to the transmitter nor is it streaming on the web, so I stepped twice through the dance to fix it, gave up, cleaned up my mess and left. What there is of the show is pretty good. Oh, and it includes Police Street, which is Side One of the 1975 Firesign Theater record In The Next World You’re On Your Own.

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:

More time-lapse blooming.
http://vimeo.com/daviddelossan

Fireworks in art through the ages.
http://publicdomainreview.org/2014/06/25/picturing-pyrotechnics/

Propellers, stupid-looking, dangerous, inefficient and noisily cool all at the same time.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2014/06/cars-with-propellers-part-1.html

How to peel ten pounds of potatoes in 30 seconds with a bucket, a hose, a toilet brush and an electric drill.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7w9pycCSd0

Watch a nuclear reactor start. That Pantone color is Cherenkov radiation blue.
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/seeing-a-nuclear-reactor-start-up-is-cooler-than-my-sci-1596286481/+caseychan

What each country leads the world in.
http://c.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/inline-large/inline/2013/10/3020280-inline-i-1-world-things.png

Alien internal organs. Kidding. Ink falling through water.
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/alberto-seveso-colorful-musician-album-covers

Water made of glass.
http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/26/Ben-Youngs-Amazing-Glass-Sculptures/

Too many. Nightmare. Run away.
http://boingboing.net/2014/06/26/10-incredible-crowds.html

“Now say, ‘Fools! I will destroy you all!'”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNN4Oo0KhZo

The top secret files.
http://boingboing.net/2014/06/25/tom-the-dancing-bug-dare-you.html

World War Two animated map.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WOVEy1tC7nk

Teaching Japanese to swear properly in English. With video of the educational process.
http://boingboing.net/2014/06/23/aided-by-books-and-ex-pats-ja.html

Another place on the very small list of places I would actually want to go to another country to see…
http://www.treehugger.com/culture/bounce-below-worlds-first-trampoline-park-abandoned-slate-mine-wales.html

…To add to Uluru, which I had no idea sometimes pours over with water.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/06/waterfalls-on-uluru-rare-sight.html

The Prophecy of the Popes. Some Latin required.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-prophecy-of-the-popes-15th-century/

Make your own Oculus Rift visor out of your phone and a cardboard box.
http://boingboing.net/2014/06/26/elegant-cheap-simple-folded.html

Another category of employment openings. “And what do you do?” “Oh, I wear an invisible mummy suit and fluff hair and superhero capes.”
http://boingboing.net/2014/06/26/gimpsuited-greenscreen-fluffer.html

“Incredible strength, Mike, and a total disregard for the laws of physics!”
“Incredible use of sorcery here on the ground! He is the Michael Jordon of magic!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOOT_3U4rZM

Negotiation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6x0tk3D7xU

Ukraine, hands down. After the original, un-messed-with one, of course.
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-19-different-countries-define-beauty-2014-6?op=1

 

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