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That Wacky One-Leg Girl.

2014/12/23

   “As a young child I wanted to be a writer because writers were rich and famous. They lounged around Singapore and Rangoon smoking opium in a yellow pongee silk suit. They sniffed cocaine in Mayfair and they penetrated forbidden swamps with a faithful native boy and lived in the native quarter of Tangier smoking hashish and languidly caressing a pet gazelle.” –William S. Burroughs

Here’s the recording of last Friday night’s (2014-12-19) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.  You might get it and play it for the holiday-time music alone.

On top of that, here are some links to striking but not necessarily radio-useful items that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right (and a couple thanks to people in the MCN Discussion listserv):

The sensual step-scrape puppet dance at the end is worth waiting for.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA8inmHhx8c

“I think it’s a quite nice look for her.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eitTGYQS2jc

I remember talking this over years ago with Juanita. My contention was that Gollum would not at all splash into the river of orange-hot lava and be covered up but rather crash on the surface and his smashed wreckage burst into flames. Turns out that’s exactly right.
http://io9.com/what-happens-when-you-step-on-molten-lava-this-video-m-1672897816

In easily understood banana units.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRL7o2kPqw0

Now imagine the radiation from a Solar mass of bananas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvyA6JwddPQ&feature=youtu.be

Elevator strategy.
http://www.businessinsider.com/elevator-fall-odds-survive-2014-11

Cold.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/gabrielsanchez/frigid-photos-from-the-coldest-place-on-earth

This 3D technique always makes me hear, in my head, the sound of a water spigot squeaking on and off– “EE-er, EE-er, EE-er, EE-er…”
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/stereoscopic-victorian-christmas-gifs-2/

The Scream enters the public domain on January 1, and not a moment too soon.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/class-of-2015/

Brains with slide rules made this in 1963. That was just sixty years after the Wright Bros. canvas kite with a lawnmower motor on it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3ao5SCedIk

How we get giant safe and efficient jet airplanes (+) that 99% of us will never be able to afford to ride in (-).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rMgpExA4kM

Giant ships of the past, real and imagined.
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2014/12/the-last-victorian-leviathan-steam-ship.html

Animated graphs.
http://animagraffs.com/

Awesome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miT_BzQR3SE

Hello, goodbye.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/546862088858378240

“When people are completely free to do whatever they want, they usually imitate each other.”
http://www.citylab.com/design/2014/12/20-years-of-photos-show-just-how-boring-we-all-are/383781/

And Betty Hutton. That is all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbgXxjxFPfU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClGNm89GZBE

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