Werewolves not swearwolves.
“In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” –Oscar Wilde
And here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the latest show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.
Something you can properly record now that there are cheap camera drones: the guy who changes the red light bulb at the top of a 1500-foot radio tower. (The shot at the end, when the camera backs away from him at the top– it’s breathtaking.)
David Marmot. A – B – C. Always Be Closing. (Very short. Like maybe 15 seconds.)
Thank you for calling Mamet’s Appliance Center.
“Have /you/ ever wanted to sing? for the sheer joy of living? because you felt so fit?”
A video slide show of hundreds of Susan Herbert’s paintings of historically-dressed cats.
She can’t get work as a model. She’s too fat. In what universe?
One of these is a moon of Jupiter. The rest are frying pans. Can you tell the difference?
Another boss train layout.
Children of the blob.
An illustrated Kafka story somewhat connected to R. Crumb.
Fry and Laurie, the psychiatrist sketch.
The bafflement fires. (Choose two players, one human, to play against the computer. Also turn your speakers almost all the way down; the game sounds are deafening.)
Street vendor in Thailand makes ice cream fresh to order. It takes great care and a couple of minutes.
A British magic trick involving regurgitating Spaghettios on a string. It’s not the sort of trick you do every day.
Something like this happens in several Studio Ghibli (Hayao Miyazaki) films. I’m thinking of Laputa (Castle in the Sky), where the children are hiding in the caves.
Just one of the genius Italian aeroplane designer Caproni’s projects. 1933.
…Here’s another one from about 10 years before that.
Caproni is featured in the dreams of the main character of the lovely Studio Ghibli film /The Wind Rises/. (Studio Ghibli was named for one of Caproni’s planes.)
“The first aviator to cross the continent.” “His fatal wreck — Long Beach — Cal.”
These plane enthusiasts restored a 1937 concentric-prop Bugatti racer. See it fly. For some reason they felt it necessary to BEEP out their ecstatic swears of triumph as it takes off.
Lovely animation. Coldplay song.
Weird Cyriak repeat.
“The manner in which you hold the bottle can portray the perfume as glamorous… or fun.” “To express with the mouth you can use four sounds: oooh! ahhh! wow! gee.”
As if! In fact, the kids are right. The grownup is pretty, but she is only pretending to like the unsweetened chocolate, which is not any kind of food. It is horrible.
A cheap, legal dissociative state.
The world around us is saturated with beautifully disgusting invisible marvels.
A bacterium on a diatom on an amphipod!
“Rats are expert swimmers. They paddle with their back feet and steer with their front feet. They have incredible stamina. They can hold their breath underwater for three minutes. Also their ribs hinge so they can fit through any hole they can poke their head into. So, yes, it’s perfectly possible for a rat to swim up through the pipes and emerge in your toilet.” (This video would not play in Firefox or IE but played in Chrome.)
The world’s population (of humans) by lattitude and longitude.
“Read about the revolt of the robots in SOS from PLANET X!” Also: “Who are the Secret Six!”
They put a GoPro camera in a transparent-ended pneumatic tube message projectile.
What if people laid eggs? (A wonderful parody of NPR shows, specifically of Radio Lab.)
And: Oh, no! “The [North] Korean People’s Army is the best trained and most invincible army in the world. The Anglo-Zionist empire does not dare to attack DPR Korea. And, it is not so much the DPRK’s nuclear deterrent that the imperialists fear, but the fighting spirit and iron determination of the Korean soldier!”