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All this useless beauty.

2015/03/21

    “Here’s the thing that always gives me trouble with this kind of question: at any point in history, you could swap those technologies out with any others. There was a time where ranged group longbow fire was a disruptive technology. Field cannon. Gas production. Name your own. There was a time where a working man could own a crossbow just as good as any the ruling elite had access to. And I have a feeling that the answer is, wait a few years, because in a few years the field cannon will make ranged longbow fire obsolete. Which is to say, no disruptive field technology takes us out — we just adapt and make scarier stuff. We are intelligent, self-reflective tool-using pursuit predators, and are essentially unkillable until the atmosphere turns black with our shit and chokes us out.” — Warren Ellis

    “To settle a war the leaders of the nations should all meet in a stadium and fight it out with big socks filled with horse manure.” –W.C. Fields

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-03-20) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

And here are links to some not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

The 15 tweaks that make us human.
http://www.bbc.com/earth/bespoke/story/20150311-the-15-tweaks-that-made-us-human/

Blind devotion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_99ySDoC1fw

Lava on snow. It makes a field of black glass bubbles!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvSmPqqZB3Q

Silk on wires.
https://vimeo.com/121664339

Flower sex display.
https://vimeo.com/121998615

Dance Moms. “Uptown funk you up.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2joFyhHCdx4

Boardwalk in the sky.
http://twistedsifter.com/2015/03/kirstenbosch-centenary-tree-canopy-walkway-cape-town/

Grandpa Bill’s train town.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llVubO1IvkU

Interesting documentary of the failed Soviet lunar lander project, narrated by a young man who bravely carries on despite something irritating his right eye.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9WpR6YvkOo

I know a good story about Sugar Pie deSanto. I’ll tell you later.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZIzF2uC9MM

They don’t make them like that anymore.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERYKzez97lA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQtRPvBlkKY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnZPfTQ4KK4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8UoD4RAK1Y

Boilerplate for similar warnings that might be printed on everything in the world.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2015/03/hot-dog-warning.html

Competition between the comic book fan clubs.
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/18/tom-the-dancing-bug-is-god.html

“Gasp!”
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/18/big-mouth-single-moms.html

The carrot test.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnnveIy78W8

Oh. Awww.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtC30NCJ-Sw

“And I made the little crossbow out of popsicle sticks… And my mom wanted me to do something girly so I made Mouse In The Meadow.” Nice. The girl is so happy. http://jezebel.com/hero-11-year-old-mackenzie-mccarty-makes-lovely-taxider-1691962314

This is terrifying. The girl should stop it. That’s not the sport for her.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX7mpg0sjo8

Draft.
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/12/real-stuff-yikes-ive-bee.html

Smashing a perfectly good guitar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IBWbpJdRMQ

Marnie being silly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCSKDb_UpDk

Another clever storefront trick.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nAfWfF4TjM

“Just tell us!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_qMagfZtv8

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