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The whys and wherefores and how muches and who said whats.

2015/11/07

      “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it is insane.” –David Mahoney

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-11-06) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

This is my 919th weekly Memo of the Air show, all told, my 150th for KNYO Fort Bragg CA, and just my fourth for KMEC Ukiah and Redwood Valley. The show starts at 9pm as usual on KNYO, then at midnight KMEC grabs it in progress and it’s on both stations from then till 3am, and then KMEC lets go and until I finish for the night the rest is only on KNYO again.

At nearly exactly 10pm, an hour into the show, journalist and publisher Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost calls and we talk for about twenty minutes. Hank Sims is one of my heroes. You can hear me go a little fanboy about it.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

The undulating incandescent nuclear blob creature in the sky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tmbeLTHC_0

Space plants.
https://vimeo.com/142716939

1,300-plus daily Buck Rogers strips from the early 1930s. Read the story about them; it’ll tell you how to come back to where you leave off.
http://rolandanderson.se/comics/buckrogers/buckrogers.php

Arthur Radebaugh, the man who made the future..
http://rolandanderson.se/comics/buckrogers/buckrogers.php

Flushable wipes? Wipes, yeah, that’s what they do, but flushable? Don’t.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgHVO-RZ8c4

Can cuttlefish camouflage in a tacky living room? Challenge accepted.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgDE2DOICuc

Guff jar. Thwackpots. Etc.
http://www.pleated-jeans.com/2015/10/30/17-better-names-for-musical-instruments/

A slow-mo clunk beaker orchestra. Just a minuet, there, boys. Not so fast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn9pvYGQAzs

Mouse sex serenades slowed down so you can hear them.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/04/01/mice-sing-just-like-birds-but-we-cant-hear-them/

A lovely ad for a bar catering to people who like gears.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS3X2Uj7BME

An illustrated article about the future of industrial civilization.
http://www.theawl.com/2015/11/where-ships-go-to-die

I find a video like this, about video equipment, soothing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NxRkIn5rIc

And the same with this macrophotography of soap bubbles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52UoVn8hIEk

And the same with this otter contact-juggling a pebble.*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RwmtrjeInc

And the same with these synchronized jugglers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5E84ePfEOw

And the same with this 89-year-old first-time standup comic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HzIMHAmlek

And the same with this man’s lifetime-long project to interview himself across the ages.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9n9dt2fKeE

And the same with with this explanation of a sewing machine. This is how it’s worked for 180 years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nww2b6V8rYU#t=1m56s

The case against Howe.
http://ismacs.net/howe/case_against_elias_howe.html

A new kind of drill that melts and re-forms the job, leaves all the metal where it is (it doesn’t chop the metal out and throw it away), and so makes the hole stronger and, incidentally, usefully threadable.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzCBQh8B_RY

The cool thing for me is: we live in a world and a time where a guy in a hat like that can have a jet engine in his yard to play with.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km1p2-SB-WE

Good advice on how to make your phone or tablet’s battery last a long time. This is iPhone advice, but it applies to other kinds of phones and devices.
https://www.thrillist.com/tech/nation/how-to-make-your-iphone-battery-last-longer-iphone-charging-tips

Jocular-broccoli. Effacious-octo-turtle. Arcadian-funicular.
https://medium.com/message/stop-making-sense-b2aa7f0d3079

All the gadgets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGCGWb6nt_c

All the exoplanets, so far, to scale.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/70771/500-discovered-exoplanets-one-epic-poster

The Peril of Skull Rock.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/70756/see-radar-images-asteroid-zipped-earth-halloween

“My lonely robots.”
http://www.boredpanda.com/lonely-robots-paintings-matt-dixon/

Man on the moon. It’s an ad for a store, but so what?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuz2ILq4UeA

Where the water on Mars went.
http://gizmodo.com/what-happened-to-the-water-on-mars-blame-the-solar-win-1740834581

Chemtrails reduce terrorism.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Hpix8O9Qs

Fluid dynamics. How it’s worked for 13 billion years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiJI28gx2wI

Bernie Sanders’ trick or treat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GhbIVUzrHs

And that’s why they call it a leopard.
http://i.imgur.com/nsANEmb.gifv

An ad for a game that prompts your creativity to write.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfps2HKE4B4

A musical album generator that also generates the song titles.
http://www.fakemusicgenerator.com/

Reefa!
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/70454/15-scenic-facts-about-great-barrier-reef

All about snow.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3302512/Winter-coming-Maps-reveal-days-snow-areas-likely-hit-worst.html

Never, /never/ piss down from a bridge onto the trolley-car power wires.
http://sobadsogood.com/2015/11/01/helpful-1930s-guide-how-avoid-electrocuting-yourself/

Spooky.
http://catandgirl.com/?p=4976

“I find your lack of faith… distur-OOF!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IQy2SRfgKM

Pi, the first 500 pages.
http://www.aip.de/~wasi/PI/Pibel/pibel_5mio.pdf

Not just good but great eggs from formerly bad but now presumably good eggs. Eggs.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/70739/artist-carves-20-year-prison-experience-ostrich-eggshells

*A pebble that’s a new kind of synthesizer controller.
https://vimeo.com/141520517

One way a person might dress to play a musical pebble like that.
https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/aadf3312ca1b34ece03620f5d00db7fde6c5b450/0_0_1890_2730/master/1890.jpg?w=1920&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=bb8b77b9bcd311149214ad162adffe94

And a dance lesson from the young flexible version of James Brown.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdz88MBWomo

I can understand why the furries feel this way. When I was little I loved Tony the Tiger. I even met Thurl Ravenscroft when I was five, but I stalked away back into the kitchen of my grandparents’ Italian restaurant, declaring, “/That/ isn’t Tony the Tiger. Tony the Tiger is a /tiger/.”
http://internet.gawker.com/tony-the-tiger-cant-tweet-without-furries-begging-him-f-1740600010

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