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The Cute Little Dog and Black Leather Teddy Go To the Moon (ages 5-7).

2015/11/14

      “Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” –Kurt Vonnegut

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-11-13) KNYO (and, after midnight, KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

I was just looking at the stats page for this weblog. This particularly interests me: My most popular posts by far are ones that have a certain kind of title. For example, the one titled Hot Israeli Army Girls, from two years ago, has got more reads (or at least clicks) than all the other hundreds of posts put together and still is read nearly daily in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Japan. The next hottest title: a line that stuck in my memory from a science fiction story I admired forty years ago in high school: Zirn Left Unguarded, the Jenghik Palace in Flames, Jon Westerly Dead. Again, Indonesia. And Belgium and Sweden.

It makes me think of Frog Hammer, the corporate branding agency Richard consults for the New Burbage Theater Festival in Slings and Arrows, a show written by Susan Coyne and Mark McKinney (who played Richard) (yes, the Mark McKinney of Kids in the Hall). The head of Frog Hammer, a genius (or) madman, sees cause and effect relationships that aren’t there at all but that nonetheless work. The lesson I take from this? Vaguely sexually suggestive gibberish trumps all. It explains so much.

Anyway, 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.

“As for the co-pilot, the crash changed him.”
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/plane

The (transparent) mystery of Star Trek hair loss.
https://blogs.library.ucla.edu/special/2014/11/12/hair-today-gone-tomorrow/

Ten hours of 432 hz DNA Healing/Chakra Cleansing Meditation/Relaxation Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPVX75VIpqg

Better: three minutes of Michael Jackson on hand-cranked barrel organ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnb7EqfykF4

Even better: this acapella version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU47K11-wNs

Black MIDI.
http://rhizome.org/editorial/2013/sep/23/impossible-music-black-midi/

Cartoonist Bill Cornelius sent me this link, saying, “This is so important, we need to help get the word out!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAFcV7zuUDA

This wonderful man invents, constructs, names and plays brand new instruments.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c__xzSfQA5g

North Korea seems to be modeling its public spaces on Wes Anderson films.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2015/11/11/north-korean-interiors-looking-suspiciously-like-a-wes-anderson-film-set/

“This font automatically activates my Japanese brains, and it’s very confusing to me.”
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/11/11/video-claims-that-if-you-can-read-a-certain-font-you-are-probably-not-japanese

Particle smasher result or moth trails? Moth trails.
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/07/visions-now-next#/visions/1

New jetpack test. Low and over water, of course, because what if it should unpredictably stop blowing fire?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3AwBSwFV2I

Again I recommend /Tomorrowland/. A film underrated because the first half is slightly more satisfying than the second half. Tch.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomorrowland_%28film%29

The shapes of things to come. Explore.
http://future-forms.com/

From the days when we first welcomed our giant pillowy overlords.
http://mashable.com/2015/11/08/macys-thanksgiving-parade

Baby monitor after 2-year-old saw Star Wars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX_kKA6gXCg

“Hello my child. We send you your Chocolate Lombard by the aircraft to India.”
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-telephonoscope-1879/

“Let’s throw metal things into that million dollar magnet.” “Okay, ha ha!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BBx8BwLhqg

Images from a Renaissance manuscript about eye problems.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/georg-bartischs-ophthalmodouleia-1583/

“You’re welcome. We’ll be right back, unless we already are.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76MlVLbv1zE

The Donald Trump lorem ipsum generator. Just click on his compellingly punchable face. And again. And again.
http://trumpem.us/

“How this was donne by soe small Force/ Did cost the Colledg a Month’s discourse.”
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/11/13/prince-ruperts-drops/

Trick riding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UggSw4nGfw0

That’s Plutology.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/deep-space/news/a18122/pluto-may-have-ice-volcanoes-and-other-bizarre-geology/

Go, fightin’ ritualized tribal warfare surrogates!
http://boingboing.net/2015/11/11/tom-the-dancing-bug-the-corpo.html

On the one hand it’s like a furious chihuahua barking at you from inside a car. On the other hand, it’s a thrilling exhibition of skill, with some worry in there that she’ll poke herself in the eye, or chop off an ear, or let the thing slip out of her hand and impale one of the judges.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzd2PlzG25s

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