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“Welcome to the future! We’re glad you made it!” –Phil Austin, Firesign Theater, April 6, 1941 – June 18, 2015

2015/06/20

“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” –Dita Von Teese

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-06-19) 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 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.
https://vimeo.com/36398302

Jellyfish.
https://vimeo.com/128807157

“When somebody walks through the door, even if it happens five times a day, you should go totally insane with joy.”
https://vimeo.com/122375452

Loop art.
https://vimeo.com/122375452

The white rabbit. They play it in slow motion and digitally zoom in so you can follow it.
https://vimeo.com/129896765

Beautiful aerial wedding photography OOOF.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmBEwlGCwPI

Plant porn money shots.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsIojj4PzAo

15 pbg/sec. (How we get gum.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsIojj4PzAo

Stripes you didn’t know were there.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/65092/our-skin-covered-invisible-stripes

That’s just low.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqI4NKLhhvU

Pretty in pain.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/16/1392326/-Cartoon-Pretty-in-pain

Pretty while sciencing.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/12/1392725/–Distractingly-Sexy-female-scientists-launch-hilarious-campaign-mocking-Nobel-Laureate-scientist

The more women at work, the sooner we win.
http://boingboing.net/2015/06/12/women-are-needed-wwii-era-u-s.html

Rejected princesses.
http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/

The cutest octopus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv7DfebpL7E

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.
http://tinyurl.com/q5bofkp

Persecution simplex.
https://atheistoasis.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/christian-persecution.jpg

A lovely project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSj9maQ1lPo

Arrangements.
http://boingboing.net/2015/06/12/arrangements-emily-blinco.html

Irresponsible thug riots vs. boisterous schoolboy horseplay.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGJMgCn0fQs

The sky white with ships.
http://www.seattlepi.com/houston/article/Witness-says-lenticular-cloud-that-faded-fast-6323596.php

Cats are from Canopus. “That was the story of Prrrrhaow and his testicles.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5K8yMxGtEI

Rosetta: The whole story.
http://www.bbc.com/future/bespoke/story/20150430-rosetta-the-whole-story/index.html

/Hyperdrive/ scripts, amateurishly but lovingly fan-produced. “You marveled, and everyone saw it!”
http://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/episode_scripts.php?tv-show=hyperdrive-2006

Quantum Gravity (Bohemian Rhapsody).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rjbtsX7twc&list=RDA1L2xODZSI4&index=5

Another fun color-vision test. (I had to turn BlueHell anti-pop-up firewall off in Firefox for this to work.)
http://www.igame.com/eye-test/

“Or Björk,” she adds. “Björk would have some giant hamster in a wheel running the damn thing.”
http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2015/06/rhythmicon-feature

The green-eyed prisoner problem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98TQv5IAtY8

Illuminated.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/14th-century-illuminations-for-dantes-divine-comedy/

Humans share 99% of their DNA with chimpanzees. Here’s what that really means.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbY122CSC5w

And here is where they live.
http://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/view.php?datasetId=SEDAC_POP

Practical hydrotherapy. “The surf. Nature’s douche.”
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/practical-hydrotherapy-1909/

Tabloid-ized spam.
http://twistedsifter.com/2015/06/artists-turn-spam-headlines-into-tabloid-covers/

Yogurt ad. “I’ll be in my bunk.” –Jayne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3Z5pAZe0E8

Raptor as pet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE4J2WFzPeI

This was a children’s book in 1928.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/47961/47961-h/47961-h.htm

…In which we learn many things, including that a horse’s hoof is a single toenail.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/47961/47961-h/images/illus-348f.jpg

…And then they were like this:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/28840/golden-era-young-readers-story-behind-little-golden-books

…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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXLZvsSmBIs

…And soon, PTSD inducing flinch play.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBpFx-ixBiM

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.
http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2015/06/realdoll-is-working-on-ai-and-robotic-heads-for-its-next-gen-sex-dolls-2/

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj7S_DNFgEU

Speaking of science: parasites.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7lMfMdFTkA

Alex Bosworth made a slideshow video set to my reading his story Creative Chasm.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soB6yHdGaJU

Torture vs. a drunken man tackling a Christmas tree.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmeF2rzsZSU

A man with an electron microscope. This is ten minutes long, and it’s worth it. So cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuCdsyCWmt8

The human brain likes to interpret the edge of the roof as a planar cut perpendicular to the axis of the roof.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtA6u1HIqbg

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.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1oVl9TeaXQ

I’ll say it again: best pope ever. Ever.
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/pope-francis-blames-greedy-profiteers-for-destruction-of-our-sister-mother-earth-in-landmark-encyclical-full-text/

And a suffragette on a scooter. (Note the tiny but effective kickstand.)
http://boingboing.net/2015/06/16/suffragette-on-a-scooter-1916.html

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