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2015/12/12

      “Bad credit? No credit? First time buyer? First time baby? No legs? 8 legs? You a spider? Are you a spider trying to buy a house?” –Audrey Farnsworth

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-12-11) KNYO (and, three hours in, also 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.

Other people make mistakes. Slow down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvLaTupw-hk

Tom Tetzlaff provided the link to this magnificent high-rez time-lapse video of the phases of the moon. Switch the resolution up to where it won’t play right anymore, then back off a notch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm7FGBSo9UY&feature=youtu.be

Smells like Adele.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGOqMw2vO9c

Why are things colored? Continue, continue, etc.
http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/

Man makes microscopic stained glass windows by arranging diatoms in geometric patterns with a needle. “This is the part that takes dexterity.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKzsrE_DuqM

“Teach the kids what modern life is like.”
http://wondermark.com/c1180/

Darth Trump.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU_Jdts5rL0

The Carrie Fisher and her placid dog interview with Blondie Good-Genes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh1t2MJDbrs

The Holy Koran Experiment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEnWw_lH4tQ

The psychedelic Hebrew alphabet song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6EnyQ0Dy50

The infinitely geared transmission. The demo actually starts about a minute in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6zE__J0YIU

A Santa’s Santa.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPcTB86aT0Y

“He talks through a megaphone, and listens with ear trumpets like airplane detectors, while his binoculars complete the illustion of nearness.”
http://www.vintag.es/2015/12/before-radar-hearing-was-believing-14.html

Och, the puir wee thing. You just want to take her inside and wrap her in towels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGeoXG2V_kk

A kind of hero.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDcGHJqx4LM

The power of the Big Charleston lobby.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=FH1KNXo6Ies

These newfangled phonographs and radios must be heavily regulated, otherwise it’s not fair to the traditional music box industry and all the workers it employs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COty6_oDEkk

How the Bhutanese scare off demons with giant dick murals.
http://io9.com/5906187/in-bhutan-friendly-phalluses-painted-on-houses-ward-off-evil-spirits-nsfw

Theological thermodynamics.
http://publicdomainreview.org/2015/12/09/worlds-without-end/

Data visualization award winners, including the graph every anti-vaccination lunatic should see.
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2015/information-is-beautiful-awards-winners-2015

Here’s just that one. Click on it to make it big.
http://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/showcase/660-vaccines-and-infectious-diseases

Feed it /Fort Bragg, CA/ and it responds: “There have been 29 shootings within a 100-mile radius of this point in the past year, 12 fatal and 17 non-fatal.”
http://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/gun-deaths-interactive-map-2015/

/Criminy/, Rashid, lighten up. The off-duty corrections officer woman only just called you a brainwashed terrorist full of Satan and threw scalding coffee in your face and cracked you across the ear with her umbrella for being Muslim in /her/ public park. Have some perspective.
https://www.facebook.com/rasheedalbeshari/videos/vb.100001507583265/956276454432598/?type=2&theater

From India to the planet Mars, 1900.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/from-india-to-the-planet-mars-1900/

It runs the battery down really fast, but it’s so worth it.
http://kottke.org/15/12/cool-car-built-from-a-battery-and-two-magnets

“Get. Out. The. Bath. Is. Over.” “No! No! No! No!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhnuAihFms0

The future world of the past. “You can only float and float and float! Until you explode– with opportunity!” “I’m convincing you!”
https://vimeo.com/11730950

Improv.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozt-WgZblPM

Bloops.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRqieDyEnOg

About that movie library.
https://medium.com/art-science/what-happens-on-a-typical-day-in-the-ultimate-movie-library-9c7c9b949e86#.1odbnhbq9

She’ll be happier with a Hoover.
http://www.vintag.es/2015/12/36-bizarre-and-disappointing-vintage.html

Slightly post-WW2 footage of Tokyo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNmhiTFeyiY

Chindogu. (Joshua sent this link to the MCN Discussion listserv.)
http://www.tofugu.com/2012/02/20/chindogu-useless-japanese-inventions/

This reminds me of the movie /Simone/. (The one with Al Pacino playing a washed up movie director given the perfect virtual actress by a dying computer programmer.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ladqJQLR2bA

People were asked to, in gif form, sum up their first sexual experience.
http://www.theladbible.com/articles/people-were-asked-to-sum-up-their-first-sexual-experience-with-a-gif

“Most glorious flames of 2015.”
http://www.theonion.com/2015/slideshow/most-glorious-flames-2015-51921

“The part I think I’d like best is crushing people who get in my way.”
http://www.avclub.com/article/donald-trump-actually-makes-pretty-decent-calvin-c-229677

An impressive little papercraft project. Stay for the blower at the end.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf3jnP6AbM0

The effect of boundary restriction on slithering. Includes the term /buckling morphology/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbI_oGdM2XA

In her defense, it should be noted that her head is a massive slab of bone.
http://gawker.com/nevada-assemblywoman-generously-offers-to-shoot-syrian-1746841216

So unfair. Isn’t that always the way? You get a good gig, and some wise guy comes along…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1RAosYVEv0#t=14s

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