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The Voronoi tesselation.

2016/02/13

      “A woman told police that men were living in her attic and that their poop was running down the walls into her first-floor bathroom. She also said the bathroom mirror was double-sided and that the attic men were using it to spy on her, and she showed officers a piano that she said her niece would climb into when she wanted to teleport to the attic.” –Charleston City Paper

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-02-12) 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 really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

I want to show you this first off, for obvious reasons: The world will end this Sunday. Get your affairs in order.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiiuc0M4L40

Spring in the universe. Time-space in the spring. Another thing it turns out Mister Smartypants Einstein was right about.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35524440

Going down. It bugs me that he doesn’t close his left thumb around the rung. 920 feet, rusty, rickety ladder, no safety cage most of the way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKecRUYx98M

That reminds me of the short story /The Vertical Ladder/. That made a huge impression on me when I was a boy. You can read it –um, hold on– here:
http://www.scaryforkids.com/vertical-ladder/

Abandoned in place.
https://medium.com/vantage/mothballed-launch-sites-stand-as-monuments-to-the-us-space-program-32c2ed7666ad#.iwntjcmlm

A tour of the garden of earthly delights. Guided or wandering; it’s up to you.
https://tuinderlusten-jheronimusbosch.ntr.nl/en

How comfortable are you with uncertainty?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/05/quiz-how-comfortable-are-you-with-uncertainty

“I should have killed you when I had the chance.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vsed-yU8kA

Another way of looking at history.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/23/the-history-of-the-world-as-youve-never-seen-it-before/

Mitchel and Webb: conspiracy theories.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5muY64Oyp10

Recreational drugs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC8oY9f5ccs

Evil smiling. I can think of a few they missed.
https://vimeo.com/153235551

“What a bunch of bumbling fucktards these guys are. They only want to run the country, though, so no big deal.” –Xeni Jardin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrgeslpPZnk

Hit by a bus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmYrWXhFf4c

Clown zap.
https://vimeo.com/133428898

James Joyce: “Darling, do not be offended at what I wrote.”
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/74934/13-nsfw-lines-james-joyces-incredibly-dirty-love-letters

Lenore Skenazy makes good sense.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xn6PGYD5pU

Skiing while swinging a camera around your head on a string.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqncOP7OzMg

Our sun, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and His Noodly Appendages.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g1epPppIOM

Phone recording of having your house struck by just a glancing blow from a tornado.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJgJiCCQORw

Burning moments.
https://vimeo.com/154562935

A triumphant paper airplane.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yueP7V6Wddc

The movers. “Stop draggin’, ya bastard!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tex-M3rjDWk

Why people visit the emergency room. An interactive chart. (Mouse-over it.)
http://flowingdata.com/2016/02/09/why-people-visit-the-emergency-room/

“Antelope Freeway 1/2 Mile… Antelope Freeway 1/4 Mile… Antelope Freeway 1/8 Mile… Antelope Freeway 1/16 Mile…”
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2016/02/10/none-for-all/

Craig S. Caplan’s Traveling Salesman Problem art.
http://www.oberlin.edu/math/faculty/bosch/tspart-page.html

/Digital/ video feedback. Read the full explanation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TZd95BCKMY

The last analog music tape duping company.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMTpvr9HXeI

It may take awhile to load and move smoothly, but– which direction is she spinning?
http://also.kottke.org/misc/images/spinning-optical-illusion.gif

Abandoned.
http://listtribe.com/abandoned-buildings-and-places-from-around-the-world/

Aaaaaah! (or) A day at the beach.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSgSMZsMh4A&t=2m12s

LSD and hotdogs don’t mix. (A film produced by Lockheed.)
http://boingboing.net/2016/02/08/unintentionally-1969-anti-lsd.html

I don’t see what the problem is, here. All they have to do is say on the menu that it’s lobster and other lobster-like substances– cheese, for example. Then it doesn’t make you a big liar when it turns out its just cheese with a few molecules of lobster juice in it, like when you open a can of pork and beans and it’s beans and beans with a cubic centimeter chunk of pork fat.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lobster-not-lobster-substitute_us_56b9eb62e4b04f9b57db0a57

Sid Caesar’s bizarre secret.
https://memooftheair.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/b7608-eyes_j-walk.jpg

Not quite yeti.
http://41.media.tumblr.com/83cacf947870833384aa758e0c8b3c41/tumblr_nw0w0c2r5y1uswz2lo1_1280.jpg

A neat game. Just click on things until you figure out how each part works. And when people and creatures ask you questions, answer them to get gas in your balloon to go to the next place.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/games/questionaut/popup.shtml

A sped-up lightning storm seen from outer space. (The top image is video to click on, to play it.)
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75332/watch-video-lightning-storm-shot-iss

“You’re all being fired so the company can continue to pay me to stand here and fire you. Thank you for for your attention. Okay, quiet down! Quiet down! This is important information, and other people want to hear it if you don’t. This isn’t personal; it’s a business decision.”
http://boingboing.net/2016/02/12/watch-tone-deaf-manager-annou.html

The Monkees. They were pretty darn good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riG85oA6Wy4

At last, a new device to bob a child’s ears and hair at the same time, in a perfect straight line, at home.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/02/hair-gage.html

The tell-tale thighs of a Soviet test cheater!
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75304/nostalgic-photos-student-life-ussr

(!) OK GO rented a Russian airliner to film a music video in like two dozen 30-second real weightless-diving-flying takes artfully digitally stitched together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6fyWs8KSdE

Daisy Ridley’s stunt double demonstrates pipe dancing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPVnRMhGNXI

Ai-yi-yi!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5zUwqNnlyg

“Na tha’ yer sports, lad. None o’ yer fightin’ fer a toy balloon.” (Meaning, tree-throwing is much more manly than American football.)
http://mashable.com/2016/02/08/highland-games

“We’ll be greeted as liberators.”
https://medium.com/@welton.chang/five-psychological-biases-that-plague-policymakers-and-military-leaders-709b611c18d#.d2uns7f1p

Mister Mistake.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gesy9Iy9HfY

Smart dummy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9fQ44iisW0

“Workers use a forklift to test the strength of a new doll’s head.”
http://mashable.com/2016/02/10/doll-factories/

Sherp, not, as you’d think, the Fifth Stooge, but rather a crop-smashing, swamp-vegetation-shredding, 3-miles-per-gallon behemoth to drive the kids to post-apocalyptic soccer practice in. And it can be defeated only by a determined opponent sneaking up from the side and tipping it over.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhCFoXUGTvs

Are you left-brained or right-brained. (It says I am left-brained by 63 over 37.)
http://braintest.sommer-sommer.com/en/

Galaxy of covers.
https://lab.interactivethings.com/galaxy-of-covers/

Julie Newmar, mrowr.
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/02/unclutch-your-pearls-grandma-here-are-10-white-women-from-the-60s-who-were-more-risque-than-beyonce/

Short Russian film about astronaut friends. (15 min.)
http://video.newyorker.com/watch/we-can-t-live-without-cosmos

Turn the endangered sounds on and off by clicking on the images.
http://savethesounds.info/

On The Air Magazine, February, 1926. (This may take awhile to load. It’s the whole magazine as a pdf file.)
http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Whats-On-The-Air/On-The-Air-1926-02.pdf

A complete webcomic about Midnight Radio by Ehud Lavski. (Scroll down.)
http://elcomics.tumblr.com/post/138514380764/midnight-radio-written-by-ehud-lavski-art-by

Bass and Google Translate.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHNHsx5F_cw

“It’s a fascinating question, which I was just discussing with my good friend, Dr. Henry Kissinger.”
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/02/08/1480632/-Cartoon-Primary-questions

The gallery of Woman In Diner Ignoring Carly Fiorina Campaigning So Close Behind Her She Could Poke Her In The Eye Just By Raising Her Fork.
https://www.google.com/search?q=woman+in+diner+ignoring+carly+fiorina&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjBroupte7KAhUT4WMKHUsICiQQ_AUIBygB&biw=1097&bih=930

And the Grand Tour.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/

 

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One Comment
  1. I really liked the video of evil people smiling. I could easily forgive them for murdering people.

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