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Canceled show tonight (2015-05-29). Alas.

2015/05/29

     “It was a good answer that was made by one who when they showed him hanging in a temple a picture of those who had paid their vows as having escaped shipwreck, and would have him say whether he did not now acknowledge the power of the gods, — ‘Aye,’ asked he again, ‘but where are they painted that were drowned after their vows?’ And such is the way of all superstition, whether in astrology, dreams, omens, divine judgments, or the like; wherein men, having a delight in such vanities, mark the events where they are fulfilled, but where they fail, though this happens much oftener, neglect and pass them by.” –Francis Bacon, Novum Organum, 1620

Okay, now the datacenter is saying they won’t have their systems back up until, um, midnight, so probably later. I’m sure they’re working as hard as they can to restore service. I’m going to call it a night, pack my material away and bring it all to do a complete show next week.

Whenever they get us back on the air (and the web), the automation that fills in between live shows will automatically begin to play, hence the term. The problem they had, that knocked us off the air tonight, hardly ever happens and I’m not gonna stress about it.

Oh– also next week (Friday 2015-06-05) I’ll be in Fort Bragg at 325 N. Franklin in case you want to do a live show-and-tell, or play your musical instrument(s), or talk about your event or project or whatever. Just walk in any time after 9pm and head for the lighted back room and get my attention and I’ll stop what I’m doing and set up a microphone for you. You don’t have to call first.

And you can arrange to have your own show on KNYO by contacting Bob Young: bobb@poetworld.net   There are still some good slots open in the schedule.

Meanwhile, here are some infotaining tidbits to tide you over, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

What summer looked like before the internet.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/28/vintage-photos-kids-summer_n_7462336.html

Play this for your rich wino friends.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVKuCbjFfIY

How we get bees.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMtFYt7ko_o

How we got atomic power.
http://gizmodo.com/20-images-of-atomic-age-infrastructure-1706369234

150 motorized see-saws in an old church. What do you say? Art? Not art? I say art.
https://vimeo.com/128850724

Bohemian Rhapsody on 100 year old fairground organ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTnGI6Knw5Q

Cranial modification. Fascinating because /ugh/.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/head-space-artificial-cranial-deformation

How to do it, about food.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhU5JEd-XRo

On a plate.
http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/the-pencilsword-on-a-plate

Dissatisfied?
http://www.theawl.com/2015/05/it-must-be-this-url

How we get a picture of time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wptzVm0tngc

Simple color-value distinguishing game.
http://106.186.25.143/kuku-kube/en-3/

Borges’ Library of Babel as a web page.
http://libraryofbabel.info/index.html

The bad intelligence.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/31001-the-bad-intelligence

The balloon art to beat.
http://kotaku.com/damn-this-is-good-balloon-art-1707384775

Please replace speaker on post before you exit. (This is for Bob Woelfel.)
https://archive.org/details/Drive-inIntermission2

“It started when he was twelve.” “See? The motor’s running again.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4mKwmvV3a8

A neat short film that’s a demo for a kind of smooth-motion camera handle. Stay to the end; it’s only five minutes long.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zx7JCnx83I

A virtual-reality/real-life project that’s an ad for a kind of motor oil.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX_HAIOQYes

Casino. A very gentle explanation by a pit boss as to why you’re not allowed to gamble to win. You’re only allowed to gamble to lose. If you know how to win, they consider that cheating and they cut you off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjwzJyCQlQ

Boxes are sold by weight, not by volume. Some settling may occur due to shipping and handling. And hopping.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq2jVB9OGRo

Detail.
http://www.in2white.com/

Underground.
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/05/scenes-from-underground/394364/

Some neat behind-the-scenes photos of Star Wars production. They were all so young. Also: Greedo turns out to be a happy little French-looking woman (who Han shot first).
http://www.vintag.es/2015/04/100-rare-color-photos-of-behind-scenes.html

The first video of this type of machine I’ve ever seen where a scientist doesn’t try to kick it over with his boot. It’s kind of refreshing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_luhn7TLfWU

Walmart’s leaked secret anti-union training video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1yRSXgeMUk

I never watched /The Wire/, but apparently it was /The Wire/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoyq88niVEU

Manhattanhenge.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/manhattanhenge-is-about-to-descend-upon-new-york-city/story-e6frflp0-1227373707629

Scary-go-round about aliens and chemtrails.
http://scarygoround.com/strips/20150521.png

And again: How English sounds to non-English speakers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt4Dfa4fOEY

Play this video full-screen on your non-touch-screen monitor and hold your finger on the center.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_UhKcAy6xc

Bad lip reading project: Redneck Avengers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOQnk-hRVuc

Genetically engineered yeast is the future of flavor.
http://boingboing.net/2015/05/20/fake-grape-and-vanilla-burping.html

Dogs with the wind in their jowls.
http://ottersandsciencenews.blogspot.ca/2015/05/more-funny-pictures-of-dogs-riding-in.html

And a cool little lathe made of a drill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCaGW9z4blM

 

 

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