Tintin in Thailand.
“You know, I go to the theatre to be entertained. I don’t want to see plays about rape, sodomy and drug addiction. I can get all that at home.” –Peter Cook
Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-03-11) 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. (If that ever doesn’t work right for you I wish you’d comment and let me know. I might be able to help. I might not, but, you know, you never know; that’s what Watergate and the ’60s and stuff have taught us.)
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.
Mars from orbit. Tom Tetzlaff sent this link.
An unusual bump. Better get that looked at.
You like classic jazz? Here are hundreds of hours of it, all organized and ready to download, free.
Another fetching wood-frame three-wheeler from Morgan. It’s a little pricey and no good in the mud, but put a couple of solar panels on the garage and you’ll never again need to buy gas or change the oil or change a serpentine belt or get a tuneup. It’s light, so the tires last nearly forever, too. Just don’t hit a deer with it.
…Nor add a flammable hat and expect it to fly, Constantinos Vlachos, you poor scorched Depression-era man.
The legacy of Bitchin’ Betty. “Roll right! Roll right!”
The iMom. (14 min.)
The trouble with the transporter.
Brits with dashcams, swearing at people who can’t hear them. The repetition becomes strangely soothing as the frightening traffic events lose their capacity to shock. In real life I /startle/ at every interruption of my internal examination of past mistakes and rehearsal of future ones. Maybe something like this will help someone like me. Or you. Also, there a kind of poetry to the swearing, especially the heartfelt breathy crooned passages. “Fucking hell. Jesus wept. Hoy. Oh. Whew.”
(The difference between a collection of clips like that from Britain and one from Russia is like day and night. Russians don’t raise their voices against the other driver. They all seem to swear gently to themselves in a resigned tone.) (This reminds me of Louis C.K. talking about God coming back and questioning man about the mess we’ve made of everything, especially with oil. “Why did you take it out of the fucking ground?” “‘Cause I wanted to go /faster/.” That’s the problem; its only very late in our evolution as creatures that we’ve been able to go as fast as /thirty miles an hour/. That’s too fast.)
The Brainwashing of My Dad. (The film trailer.)
Two ways. Can you think of a third and fourth way?
An eye for an eye.
And notice how pleased with his behavior his family, sitting with him, is. People like this get to vote, and have driver’s licenses…
What if: Darth JarJar.
If you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to.
If you already have a phone, you almost have a cool video microscope.
Right-arrow through 3900 pages of Klee’s notebooks. Klee, squee!
That’s right, little Syrian refugee children, this is what the New World is all about. I don’t see Paedo-bear anywhere, but there’s furry BirdMan from /Rick and Morty/.
Taxi visor cam captures fastest robbery and arrest in history.
Look at how many things we threw up.
Balloony. Bagan. Begorrah.
Painter Robert Ross sent this link about beautiful things in nature that we normally can’t see because we’re too big or too small or we live too fast or too slowly.
So you ask a guy with black-lacquered fingernails a simple question about his ray gun sound, and it turns into this whole, like, thing.
So which is it– Mary or Gary? Ancient art, rough diamonds, and so on.
“Can’t say I believed her.”
“I hope you understood our play. I know /I/ did, and I’m a fuckin’ nine-year-old girl!”
Tips for assassinating someone, from the 1953 CIA short manual on the subject. Full-screen it and page through it. You might get some ideas.
Why you can never have a lightsaber.
History of rock in fifteen minutes.
Orkestra Obsolete plays New Order’s /Blue Monday/ using only instruments available in the 1930s: theremin, a musical saw, a hammer dulcimer, a zither, and wine glasses.
The market economy, with Slavoj Zizek.
I got “Sexy and fun, but lonely.” What did you get?
Ad guys spitball how to market to women.
Sex bomb, with Yevgeny Plushenko.
Music video of realistic computer-generated alien landscapes.
An interesting article about mass hysteria. A lot of clicking and paging through, but worth it.
And some good advice to consider in the ridiculously unlikely event of an office or school shooter. Such as: “Keep comfy shoes under your desk so you don’t have to run away in uncomfortable shoes.” Here’s a question: Why should uncomfortable shoes even exist? What kind of an idiot would pay money for uncomfortable shoes?