Bitch. (Not you. It’s just the title of the post.)
“I don’t know what’s the matter with people: they don’t learn by understanding; they learn by some other way – by rote, or something. Their knowledge is so fragile!” –Richard Feynman
Here is the recording of last night’s (2014-10-10) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.
Like last week’s, this show has another one of the best Alex Bosworth stories ever, this time about a night-time telephone conversation with his own left-behind self. And there are 96 instances of the word /bitch/ in this show, hence the title. (Though the greater part of them occur in a single story by Kate Hahn, in mcsweeneys.net, titled I Am Going To Start Ending Every Sentence With /Bitches/, Bitches.) Two weather reviews by The Awl’s Tom Scocca. Some insight into the so-called brains of right-wing so-called conservatives. General injustice against women, laid out in graphic terms. A post to the kzyxtalk listserv by John Sakowitz explaining his plans to improve KZYX by suing the autocratic undeserved managers entirely out of the fiefdom it’s become, or rather by fumigating the place with essence of law. Biblical support for genocide. HOT LOCAL SINGLES. The man who proved Stephen Hawking wrong. And even yet more.
And here are some links to interesting not necessarily radio-useful items that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:
Polyphonic overtone singing. (I brought the audio of this to the show but never found the right place to play it.)
“Excellent for fine motor skill development.” Look me in the eye and tell me you don’t wonder what it tastes like.
Undulatus asperatus. Steamed.
Late Night Liz sent this link to the trailer for Ana Yang’s bubble show. No CGI. What interests me is that I’d just seen a trailer for /Guardians of the Galaxy/, where they took $100,000,000 and like four years to make moving shapes and colors just like this, and Ana Yang does the same thing in real time with colored lights, string, a bucket of soap and a cigaret.
Flowers of the sky.
Giant robots and golems throughout history.
Space, comrade! Or, as the kids punctuate now: space comrade.
Maps of the end of the world.
Short film about a neon-sign maker. “I don’t burn myself as much as I did, anymore.”
I like how they don’t get tired of it. They like what they’re doing so much that they’re ready to do it all day. They’re constantly in the moment, and the moment is good.
“Where wolves fuck” equals “where Christ lost his hat.”
Masks. (Let it load and then slowly scroll down.)
…And then see this:
“Tenny mucho mucho DeNiro in su trucky-trailer?”
How to win any negotiation.
The secret? Water vapor.