“Welcome to the future! We’re glad you made it!” –Phil Austin, Firesign Theater, April 6, 1941 – June 18, 2015
“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” –Dita Von Teese
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.
It’s all fine, but I’m starting with the best material, here. This is a glorious new sport that combines skiing with flying under little tiny parasails.
“When somebody walks through the door, even if it happens five times a day, you should go totally insane with joy.”
The white rabbit. They play it in slow motion and digitally zoom in so you can follow it.
Beautiful aerial wedding photography OOOF.
Plant porn money shots.
15 pbg/sec. (How we get gum.)
Stripes you didn’t know were there.
That’s just low.
The more women at work, the sooner we win.
The cutest octopus.
My latest choice for most beautiful car. The 1938 Talbot-Lago roadster. You can’t really see, in this picture, but it’s a two-seater.
A lovely project.
Irresponsible thug riots vs. boisterous schoolboy horseplay.
The sky white with ships.
Cats are from Canopus. “That was the story of Prrrrhaow and his testicles.”
Rosetta: The whole story.
/Hyperdrive/ scripts, amateurishly but lovingly fan-produced. “You marveled, and everyone saw it!”
Quantum Gravity (Bohemian Rhapsody).
Another fun color-vision test. (I had to turn BlueHell anti-pop-up firewall off in Firefox for this to work.)
“Or Björk,” she adds. “Björk would have some giant hamster in a wheel running the damn thing.”
The green-eyed prisoner problem.
Humans share 99% of their DNA with chimpanzees. Here’s what that really means.
And here is where they live.
Practical hydrotherapy. “The surf. Nature’s douche.”
Raptor as pet.
This was a children’s book in 1928.
…In which we learn many things, including that a horse’s hoof is a single toenail.
…And then they were like this:
…And then like this. Beautiful new game trailer. Granted, it seems to be mostly about destroying ancient architecture and machinery in order to get to the other side, but I think we all understand this is just electrons and pixels.
…And soon, PTSD inducing flinch play.
But also: “Hello, my name is Harmony. I am a prototype of a very exciting new form of adult companionship.” You really want to click on the video.
And it’s still possible to make your own toys out of stuff you find in the basement or in a junkyard or a munitions dump.
Speaking of science: parasites.
Alex Bosworth made a slideshow video set to my reading his story Creative Chasm.
Torture vs. a drunken man tackling a Christmas tree.
A man with an electron microscope. This is ten minutes long, and it’s worth it. So cool.
The human brain likes to interpret the edge of the roof as a planar cut perpendicular to the axis of the roof.
Russel Brand rips on Sean Hannity, or as he pronounces it, /Hanni’y/. “Sorry, I shouldn’t have made that gun-finger at you. I thought you were dancing or black or something.”
I’ll say it again: best pope ever. Ever.
And a suffragette on a scooter. (Note the tiny but effective kickstand.)