All this useless beauty.
“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.
Lava on snow. It makes a field of black glass bubbles!
Silk on wires.
Flower sex display.
Dance Moms. “Uptown funk you up.”
Boardwalk in the sky.
Grandpa Bill’s train town.
Interesting documentary of the failed Soviet lunar lander project, narrated by a young man who bravely carries on despite something irritating his right eye.
I know a good story about Sugar Pie deSanto. I’ll tell you later.
They don’t make them like that anymore.
Boilerplate for similar warnings that might be printed on everything in the world.
Competition between the comic book fan clubs.
The carrot test.
“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.
Smashing a perfectly good guitar.
Marnie being silly.
Another clever storefront trick.
“Just tell us!”