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Issues, they have, hmmm?

2014/08/09

“Is there anything more capitalist than a peanut with a top hat, cane, and monocle selling you other peanuts to eat.” — Cohen

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-08-08) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click. It’s brief this time, just three hours long, because of a technical problem that began about midnight, whose symptom was a buffer loop of my own voice repeating over and over on the air a ten-second snatch of an article about abortion, and since the upgrade locking us all out of the system for our own protection there was nothing I could do about it. For all I know it continued until Saturday.

But you don’t experience any of that. You get a pretty good three-hour show, with an Alex Bosworth story, some professional grade kvetching about so much unfairness of things, lukewarm girl-on-girl action, and so on. Exactly what you need.

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

/This Land Is Mine./ From Nina Paley, copyfighter and animator of /Sita Sings the Blues/.
http://vimeo.com/50531435

/Sita Sings the Blues/. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzTg7YXuy34

Progress in space.
http://io9.com/first-close-up-photos-of-the-solar-systems-most-crazy-1616987871

Virtual tours of Mars and Earth’s moon.
http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2014/08/google-maps-adds-virtual-tours-of-mars.html

New (old) Nazca lines.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/05/nazca-lines-peru_n_5648996.html

Physical progress toward the singularity.
http://www.kurzweilai.net/ibm-launches-functioning-brain-inspired-chip

Wildlife photography perfected.
http://www.boredpanda.com/animal-wildlife-photography-marina-cano/

Q: What makes a thousand-dollar violin sound like a million-dollar violin?  A: A nickel’s worth of fungus.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120908081611.htm

Ants.
http://www.nature.com/news/humanity-s-cultural-history-captured-in-5-minute-film-1.15650

Digital atlas of the Roman Empire. Move about, zoom in and out, just like Google Earth. Sadly, no street view yet. They’re workiing on that.
http://imperium.ahlfeldt.se/

Wait, that’s not right. Street view, ancient Rome:  http://googleearthdesign.blogspot.com/2011/03/street-view-in-tours-ancient-rome.html

Inspirational quotes to buck you up when you are feeling down.
http://thoughtcatalog.com/jim-goad/2014/08/20-wonderfully-inspirational-quotes-from-killers-and-psychopaths/

World War One women at work.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11006588/WW1-women-at-work-In-pictures.html

A non-satirical real advertisement for a Japanese product to improve your smile strength.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c4O6FlEktc

“For weeks I’d been wanting to write a straw man argument takedown, but I couldn’t find the right argument to oppose. Then my four year-old said something totally wrong about String Theory.”
http://nextdraft.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ed102783e87fee61c1a534a9d&id=0606e1ee90&e=d5796300b2

“I condemn this bombing of civilians.”
http://www.alternet.org/comics/alternet-comics-matt-bors-american-israeli-relations

Again with the lovely little cars and trucks.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2014/08/more-lovely-microcars.html

Some interesting people from long ago and far away.
http://www.retronaut.com/2013/12/immigrant-portraits-ellis-island/

A compendium of close calls.
http://boingboing.net/2014/08/06/video-very-close-calls.html

Sugar bagels. Sand moose.
http://www.superlinguo.com/post/93755424405/tastefullyoffensive-name-improvements-for

And the anatomy of songs.
http://wronghands1.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/anatomy-of-songs/

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