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The farmer and the cowman should be friends.

2014/08/30

[Lilting arch singsong:] “Hel-lo Mister Rat Brain. Not so bitey without the rest of the rat to back us up, now, are we.” –Amy Farrah Fowler

Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-08-29) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

A good show. Some songs from Chase Holfelder’s Major-To-Minor musical project, and the Squirrel Nut Zippers, and /Golliwog’s Cakewalk/ arranged for string quartet. An Alex Bosworth story. No Oliver Elfhost this week; I don’t know what happened there. No chapter of Elly Cooney’s book about her mother’s descent into Alzheimer’s; what happened there was I left the book at Juanita’s house– also my wristwatch. And Boston Blackie instead of Firesign Theater at the end. Five-and-a-half hours; not a long show. Something to listen to while you weed the garden or shoot your stupid gun into the air.

Also here are some links to interesting not necessarily radio-useful items that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Watch these old people react to Oculus Rift.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ8Xj_I3aNU

I started to say I’d be willing to bet there’s nobody alive who can match this, but I suppose you could find some Chinese seven-year-olds who can do all this and play the accordion at the same time. Impressive even without the accordions, though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8

Watch this vastly wealthy CEO generally kick and thrash his leashed puppydog when he thinks no one is looking. But first, read his goofy damage-control apology.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/27/video-shows-ceo-kicking-puppy-in-elevator-a-friends-pet-caused-me-to-lose-control/

The war on Drugo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csnTAz0Sth8

With great power comes great responsibility.
http://boingboing.net/2014/08/28/tom-the-dancing-bug-god-man-6.html

Our sun, the heating system. 3 years in 3 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piuKlpJmjfg

Neptune fly-by. Real, not CGI (except in the sense of being digitally restored).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ByGDB8dM_c

Our incontinent planet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGcDed4xVD4

Heave away, boys, heave away.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmpXrai0DWk

Etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5XhSSaHtgM

Say hello to Mister Glaucus Atlant.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Glaucus_atlant..jpg

Humans are more closely related to these other Earth creatures than to anything we will meet on planets of other stars.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPdkxdu9rfs

Stage 9 animes.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-case-of-stage-9-animes.html

How to bow properly. Also, this woman is delightful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z13-llHeHeY

Case closed.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/08/27/listen_to_judge_richard_posner_destroy_arguments_against_gay_marriage.html

Mark P. sent this. It’s a short film about an artist who is like Audrey Tatou’s /Amelie/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUy6WJL7wV8

Who would decline being paid in Nikola Tesla money?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:100RSD_front.jpg

Amanaplanacanal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIodXS1uqVs

Pumps.
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/08/the-urban-oil-fields-of-los-angeles/100799/

The annual Burning Man collective temporary kinetic social art project.
http://vimeo.com/103975643

This farm breeds tame deer for giant weird antlers, so afficionados of that sort of thing can pay a lot of money to walk right up to them, shoot or stab them to death, and then later receive in a shipping crate the chopped-off head to, I don’t know, put on the wall above the teevee or rub it on themselves, or whatever, that’s their business.
https://medium.com/re-form/antler-farm-dbd3ba1ec3f2

Gimme the cherries! Gimme the god damn CHERRIES! RRRRRRAAAGHHH!  Jesus needed one of these things for the fig tree that pissed him off. You know, in the story.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykGuOIMGbLI

Correlations.
http://tylervigen.com/

A really interesting article about weirdly accurate old maps.
http://discovermagazine.com/2014/june/14-the-mapmakers-mystery

Jon Stewart explains everything again.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-daily-show-on-ferguson.html

“Stop resisting! Stop trying to take my gun!”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2014/08/stop-resisting-stop-trying-to-take-my.html

Nevertheless teevee is trying to kill us.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs

Also video games.
http://boingboing.net/?s=Sarkeesian

A kind of justice. If that’s really what you want.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPVa3mbnZDM

And nose play.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dH1jZrsuVg

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