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2015/12/19

      “See, I’ve fought you guys enough. You basically aren’t level bosses anymore.” –Doctor McNinja

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-12-18) 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.

The 2015 Voight-Kampff empathy test.
http://neverbeenmad.tumblr.com/post/134528463529/voight-kampff-empathy-test-2015

A day in the life of Bonnie Consolo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3dXwfwKILo

How did they Nazi this coming?
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/12/watch-these-trump-supporters-would-still-back-him-if-he-proposed-national-registry-of-jews/

10 British ads.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKvKXGMDc5E

A fascinating tour of the ISS. Russian module, bathrooms, Medusa hair, everything.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGP6Y0Pnhe4

Worlds collide.
https://i.imgur.com/8N2y1Nk.gifv

Well, it’s about time. That little woman has been stymied far too long by the obstacle of tedious and hazardous whittling. “NOW a Woman CAN Sharpen a Pencil.”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2015/12/planetary-pencil-pointer.html

Skip ahead to about 3:20– they show the launch in slow motion from nearby, then from the point of view of the side of the rocket. Then they fill it up with water and compressed air again, and again –a little more air each time– and eventually it goes almost a third of a mile high. The rocket is about ten feet tall and as big around as a stripper pole. The reaction mass is tap water.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r9gmLfpFTg

Here, again, even later and using even higher pressure. Better flight video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoQSL4cGDAk

Magnets.
http://i.imgur.com/SQXB06O.gifv

The added iron in cereal is actual tiny shards of iron.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjY0Wj_pUKg

Why it flops.
http://www.livescience.com/2897-earth-magnetic-field-flip-flops.html

Speaking of magnets, I got sucked into cop-fail compilation videos. Here’s just one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G55bnP5sDjI

The man at the far right, walking away from the police, is shot and knocked down, then shot and shot and shot some more as he dies trying to crawl away. (The dozens of gunshots are the snapping, crackling sounds, attenuated by the phone’s recording process.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ygyvonAM5E

Don’t kill other people; that goes without saying. But also don’t kill yourself– you’ll regret it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcSUs9iZv-g

A short science-fiction film with a nice twist to it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR3lXEH80Nw

Bad Lip Reading project: Original Star Wars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w8Z0UOXVaY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkiI2vM2lfA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ge4_stUpqs

Bad Lip Reading project: Walking Dead. “Da-bibbida-bibbidum.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR4lLJu_-wE

A beluga whale. Buh-loooooo-ga.
http://tinyurl.com/pr44qpm

A bulbous bouffant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uuCNAwXGaQ

Also not mentioned: the choking chemical smell of this hair fad, and how flammable it was. Scroll down.
http://www.vintag.es/2015/11/big-hair-of-1960s-30-hair-styles-from.html

The 5-hour Darth Vader holiday video yule log. Comments: “Hearth Vader.” “So nobody thought to remove the fireproof suit before the cremation? Or is that the point– suit becomes urn.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVJzibVS2YM

O Fortuna. Which weirdly has become a holiday staple. Weirdly because the lyrics*.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD3VsesSBsw

So they’re all lying, but they’re not all lying all the time. Only the Republican candidates and their support circuitry are lying all the time.
http://boingboing.net/2015/12/14/us-politicians-ranked-by-thei.html

I like the one about the clownfish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThU0HKS8QOo

The Mystery of the Leaping Fish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZETMXchAViY

“Where shall we fly next, Bobby?” “Let’s fly over there. And then just– fly around.”
http://tinyurl.com/gwmu3eg

Scott Adams’ transcribed conversation inserted at random into his Dilbert cartoons.
http://mradilbert.tumblr.com/

Complete instructions to assemble your new Jeep.
http://www.mvpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/103_Jeeps_in_Crates.pdf

Why not to waste money on vitamin supplements.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rKLtLiuldw

Ratatat. Drugs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhrteSZXFzM

Test your rhythm. (Tap along with the beat, and keep going after it fades out. Read your score. Done.)
http://www.concerthotels.com/got-rhythm

“I wish I’d died instead of Mom.” (I’ve never seen that show, but it’s been explained to me that the boy’s name is Karl. His father, played by an English actor, has a thick (American) Southern accent, hence, “Coral.”)
http://tinyurl.com/zglgmau

Dickens’ Fruit Corners.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PwE4F4ZgNk

Things we got stuck in our bodies this year.
http://www.chron.com/news/health/article/2015-edition-Weird-things-we-got-stuck-in-our-6703924.php

An exercise in editing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1F0lBnsnkE

Another kind of editing.
http://boingboing.net/2015/12/14/this-guy-made-a-periscope-so-h.html

An exercise in pedaling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8jTfAifKt8

Good to know. This man has made a lot of videos about fixing guitars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slCMkvEfK_U

“Check it out. It’s a frickin’ noodle. Your argument is invalid. Get a job.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzF1KySHmUA

Some perspective on the Y-axis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14VYnFhBKcY

Indigo child.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI_Ia_nZ48k

Old book illustrations.
http://www.oldbookillustrations.com/

The Skate-stine chapel.
http://www.designboom.com/art/okuda-san-miguel-church-skate-park-kaos-temple-12-15-2015

The HXDF. Read the article, then click on the image, then click through the slideshow.
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1214/

Another fun musical toy.
http://www.madeon.fr/adventuremachine/

Also, Bjork, in her first weird performance-art/spoken-word/musical piece, when she was a little girl, in 1976.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmVe4wqQmCQ

And her first recorded song, from earlier the same year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rujxXOmYLUU

*O Fortuna in English:

O Fortune, like the moon you are changeable, ever waxing and waning; hateful life first oppresses and then soothes as fancy takes it; poverty and power it melts them like ice.

Fate – monstrous and empty, you whirling wheel, you are malevolent, well-being is vain and always fades to nothing, shadowed and veiled you plague me too; now through the game I bring my bare back to your villainy.

Fate is against me in health and virtue, driven on and weighted down, always enslaved. So at this hour without delay pluck the vibrating strings; since Fate strikes down the strong man, everyone weep with me.

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