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2015/05/16

“There’s a reason it’s called ‘girls gone wild’ and not ‘women gone wild’. When girls go wild, they show their tits. When women go wild, they kill men and drown their kids in a tub.” – Louis C.K.

“You don’t know anything about pain until you’ve seen your own baby drowned in a tub… and you definitely don’t know anything about how to wash a baby.” – Anthony Jeselnik

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-05-15) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Near the end, where I read about Norse mythology and the Prose Edda, I decided not to read you any of Rowdy Geirsson’s /Prose Edda for Bostonians/. I can’t do the accent well enough. Here, read it for yourself and hear it in your head, where it belongs: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/columns/norse-history-for-bostonians  (The list there is in reverse order. Scroll down to start at the beginning.)

And here are links to plenty more 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.

A waterphone recital.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvWnsaGCf_A

GoPro camera is attached to a guitar, and three little girls play the guitar and hum.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_COfD_s7MtI

This genius woodworker has invented a shortcut to make boxes and drawers.
http://digg.com/video/guy-figures-out-a-brilliant-new-way-to-make-drawers

Antique Cylon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=42&v=w9KFAhn1sgM

Infinite sideways-smoke-ring zoom. Like the flying-fish animation, see below.
http://i.imgur.com/dZgmPsB.gifv

Dance scene from /Footloose/ with music removed and replaced with realistic sound. (I never saw /Footloose/, so it took finally seeing this for me to realize what Bret’s anger dance in /Flight of the Conchords/ was making fun of.)…*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d7LCO3aSAE

Bret’s anger dance in /Flight of the Conchords/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMjgSkfQPSY

Speaking of /Flight of the Conchords/, remember when Bret and Jemaine were competing for the vacuous Sally’s affection by making ever more fragile and tiny artwork for a birthday present? This is where that would’ve ended up.
http://www.jontyhurwitz.com/nano/

And also this.
http://www.creativeapplications.net/javascript-2/the-imaginary-kingdom-of-aurullia/

Full bridge rectifier.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI5Ftm1-jik

Unauthorized Flash Gordon fanimation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BChNOWus2-8

*…Just as in, it took my finally seeing this to know there are real-life mermaid swimming shows, and the producers of the wonderful teevee series /Pushing Daisies/ didn’t just invent out of whole cloth the Darling Mermaid Darlings….
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/may/09/swimming-like-a-mermaid-new-extreme-sport-cornwall

…Who were played by Swoosie Kurtz and Ellen Greene.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQdkYG3jIgo

And three years ago? four? when Juanita and I got to that point in binge-watching the series, Juanita said, “Stop! You know who that is?” She recognized Ellen Greene’s voice from when we saw /Little Shop of Horrors/ like 26 years before.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DD7VIKZnGA

Lies in advertisement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsy9v1zp2Gs

I, eye artist.
http://boingboing.net/2015/05/13/warning-if-you-look-at-these.html

Launch.
http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/13/Clear-for-Takeoff/

They take two young people about to get married and they make them old so they can see each other old. They only look old, though. They don’t hurt and malfunction. Yet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9HlHmY-PsA

Wins all camouflage. Everyone else can give up now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFKEmDKMTjc

Infinitely falling Shepards Tone and flying fish/newt/thing animation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9VMfdG873E

The fluffiest galaxies.
http://www.keckobservatory.org/recent/entry/Scientists_at_Keck_Discover_the_Fluffiest_Galaxies

Solar flux ropes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl0ZM_d6jms

Surgical robot repairs a grape.
http://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/a-surgical-robot-delicately-stitches-a-grape-back-together

This girl can touch her own eyeball with her tongue. I just thought you might like to know.
http://gawker.com/damn-this-girls-tongue-is-long-as-hell-1703833703

The one true church. (Use arrow keys to scroll around in this.)
http://000024.org/religions_tree/religions_tree_4.orig.html

“Listen to the sound of Wikipedia’s recent changes feed. Bells indicate additions and string plucks indicate subtractions. Pitch changes according to the size of the edit; the larger the edit, the deeper the note. Green circles show edits from unregistered contributors, and purple circles mark edits performed by automated bots.”
http://listen.hatnote.com/

Atmosphere science porn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMOpNM2m2yk

Map of the most distictive cause of death, by state.
http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2015/14_0395.htm

Animated graphs of cop-killed citizens and citizen-killed cops. One is much more energetic than the other…
http://digg.com/2015/visualizing-police-and-civilian-deaths

…In fact, gardeners are in more physical danger than cops. Fishermen are in 7 or 8 times the danger cops are.
http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-dangerous-jobs/

How America is like a bad boyfriend.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8flfOeWMPQ

Thanks to video editing software, one man performs as 70-piece orchestra and chorus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pI9EQB6WzE

Much bigger than a violin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12X-i9YHzmE

I mean, “Can you say Egg McMuffun?” “Egg-a-maffin?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsPzJALbR6c

Wild-man bass player and his lovely marimba hareem. My favorite is the cross-eyed one shaking the maracas. But they’re all having so much fun, and on the simple non-designer drugs of the era, too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAfPuVsQH9c

As a result of burns and other injuries this guitarist has a crippled claw for a left hand.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKNK_bkZO2U

The rail is in the way. I think he’s going to hurt his back, sooner or later, doing it like this. He’s standing and lifting wrong.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa7tEYiy14I

Yes, it is.
http://www.lunarbaboon.com/comics/call.html

Motion. A lovely photographic gimmick.
https://vimeo.com/83894451

Ain’ nobody linin’ up like Chinese folks linin’ up.
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/05/the-chinese-art-of-the-crowd/392531/

Maybe that’s why Nixon went to China.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NRwWaSBTWI

Awesome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF5u78G7pY4

A better explanation of the Fermi Paradox than earlier ones I’ve seen. Though you expect the narrator to start talking about Oolon Colluphid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNhhvQGsMEc

Star graphic toy.
http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/

And a lot of beautiful photographs illustrating the story of the tiny parasites who live in our pores and follicles. We are their planets.
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150508-these-mites-live-on-your-face

 

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