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I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door: Concerto for Horn and Hardart.

2015/11/21

      “There’s a calm before every storm. And after storms it’s calm too. Basically, it’s either calm or there is a storm.” –Greg Dorris

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-11-20) KNYO (and, after midnight, KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

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.

Until we can get the /wrong way– go back/ sign installed.
http://tinyurl.com/p2n96tr

You’re already past halfway. Don’t go back now.
https://vimeo.com/146064760

Learning from 1950s Superman.
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/11/18/1451574/-1950s-Superman-could-teach-2015-Republicans-a-thing-or-two-about-America

Hey, comrades, let’s put on a show!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lNFRLrP014

The three things that can happen to a horse.
http://the-toast.net/2015/11/12/here-are-some-ancient-german-drawings-of-sick-horses/

Horn and Hardart.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/coin-op-cuisine/

Large musical instruments.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/71314/8-unusually-large-musical-instruments

If you know where Ada B. Fine is, please send her this link. I remember how much she used to love ducks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RukqsnUm2kw

Iron and Wine: Boy With a Coin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHw7gdJ14uQ

And that explains it.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/667181229184282624

Cat sucking its fingers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwxnvry9h6k

A new product that’s a robot cat to comfort old people. The first thing I thought, on seeing the promotional video, was: Why isn’t it also a hands-free phone and a video projector?
http://joyforall.hasbro.com/en-us

Another thing for a cat to do: pose naked with a pole.
http://catsthatlooklikepinupgirls.tumblr.com/

We see from the helicopter but we hear the sound from the man’s headset. “Oof! Oh! Uff! Oh, no! Ahh. Oof!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaIMWW4eZrs

“This tragedy clearly demonstrates…”
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/11/16/1450193/-Cartoon-Sizzling-hot-takes

You know the way, in video, propellers sometimes look like freaky waving giant alien metal grass floating along next to where a propeller should be? Here is a simple, clear explanation:
http://gizmodo.com/this-hypnotic-gif-explains-why-spinning-propeller-photo-1742770647

Details of /Pushing Daisies/, one of my favorite teevee shows, ever.
https://library.creativecow.net/powloski_william/magazine_pushing_daisies/1

“It’s been rented.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_3mSW8XUZI

“Okay, that’s good, but we need you to do it a little whiter. Okay, go.” “Oh, man, that is great. I feel like I’ve been transported to CaucasiaLand.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGdtBU7K90U

Evolution of Barbie.
http://tenaflyviper.tumblr.com/post/125639467465/i-was-curious-as-to-exactly-how-barbies-face-has#

The Blast Supper.
http://nonadventures.com/2015/10/24/the-blast-supper/

Evolution of the bicycle horn.
http://boingboing.net/2015/11/18/this-car-horn-for-bikes-gets-d.html

Evolution of tattoos and nose-piercing and branding with a red-hot paper clip. Bleagh.
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/biohackers-are-implanting-led-lights-under-their-skin

“Reuben, Reuben, I been thinking…”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTfNHSbs3pQ

“Welcome to Mendocino. We’ve got gourmet gasoline.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP5L15xLDG4

Irish people attempt American accents. Happiness ensues.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVjL0i74Drw

The part where it gets to “Wait. Is this Rachel of Cardholder Services?” is my favorite part.
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/adele-dials-the-wrong-number

The smiley nightmare of the ’80s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5v0oM5EuMA

A time-compressed icebreaker trip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNZu1uxNvlo

The answer to the question, Syria, WTF?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKb9GVU8bHE

Just as good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fDlPI1vI2A

Think how the squirrel feels, here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZkAP-CQlhA

A little hard work never hurt anybody.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CnAPD39cUQ

How a skateboarder lands on the ceiling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTZQjdSp5uo

How to casually dance on a skateboard.
https://vimeo.com/146088661

How to do a hundred things.
http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/search/index?utf8=%E2%9C%93&keywords=gallaher++how+to+do+it#

How to build a Black Ops ray gun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFJnYnYHxDg

Wait for it… wait for it… There. Um-hm. Thing is, these people and millions like them have the right to get a driver’s license, and raise little copies of themselves, and so on, as well as the right to own as many guns as they can pay a purveyor at a gun show for.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPJVF-w0We8

The future.
http://gizmodo.com/old-cigarette-card-prophecies-of-future-were-sometimes-1742373991

The 1949 Roomba and her brother.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLULRlmXkKo

Climate interruptus. (1 minute.)
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/11/13/1449027/-Cartoon-Climate-interruptus

Somehow I knew that it was going to end up as a white guy in a t-shirt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru8ifph_q9o

White people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JEHgOJISO8

“Smile, bitch.”
https://www.facebook.com/meipaitw/videos/1782708898623200/

Y’all can just go home now. We have our winner (of the world-championship of crying).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee925OTFBCA

Spock tribute.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vNBA8mHFf8

“COTTON MATHER, You Dog, Dam you; I’ll inoculate you with this, with a Pox to you.” The first anti-vaxxers.
http://gizmodo.com/princesses-slaves-and-explosives-the-scandalous-orig-1743208795

Point-counterpoint.
http://wondermark.com/c1176/

Point-counterpoint in 2003.
http://www.theonion.com/multiblogpost/this-war-will-destabilize-the-entire-mideast-regio-11534

The real monsters.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwdUXS94yNk

Also, everything we know about addiction is wrong.
http://www.addiction.mobydigg.de/

Fordite.
http://alyzenmoonshadow.com/tag/detroit-agate/

And a new game that I heard about in a radio story and that looks worthwhile. It’s a game about writing.
http://www.dejobaan.com/elegy/

And another worthwhile-looking game. This one is about perception.
http://boingboing.net/2015/11/20/beyond-eyes-game.html

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