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Tintin in Thailand.

2016/03/12

      “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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdHkgtLgcSY

An unusual bump. Better get that looked at.
http://www.gizmag.com/nasa-ceres-dawn-ahuna-mons/42203/

You like classic jazz? Here are hundreds of hours of it, all organized and ready to download, free.
http://TinyURL.com/DeathByJazz

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.
http://www.gizmag.com/morgan-ev3-electric-car/42196/

…Nor add a flammable hat and expect it to fly, Constantinos Vlachos, you poor scorched Depression-era man.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P62wau2E6Mg

The legacy of Bitchin’ Betty. “Roll right! Roll right!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx7-yvXf6f8

The iMom. (14 min.)
https://vimeo.com/157977103

The trouble with the transporter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQHBAdShgYI

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.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOjUL8LwUsE

(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.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrahQpIWD08

The Brainwashing of My Dad. (The film trailer.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdd6lEu9SWA

Two ways. Can you think of a third and fourth way?
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/703382557228974080

An eye for an eye.
http://www.gizmag.com/stem-cells-eyeballs-rabbits/42239/

And notice how pleased with his behavior his family, sitting with him, is. People like this get to vote, and have driver’s licenses…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzU3FLZgIhc

What if: Darth JarJar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKcoE1YQvQA

If you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to.
http://boingboing.net/2016/03/10/who-is-the-republican-monster.html

If you already have a phone, you almost have a cool video microscope.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOHxNbxm-m4

Right-arrow through 3900 pages of Klee’s notebooks. Klee, squee!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdd6lEu9SWA

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/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7YyiHG532c

Taxi visor cam captures fastest robbery and arrest in history.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0ELb9M-c_0

The nerve!
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/35183-clear-cut-paternity-case

Look at how many things we threw up.
http://boingboing.net/2016/03/10/poster-has-every-exploratory-e.html

Balloony. Bagan. Begorrah.
http://tinyurl.com/heqtnt3

Bagel dogs.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/10/Puppy-or-Bagel/

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.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/FiZqn6fV-4Y

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It_fVucKTzY

So which is it– Mary or Gary? Ancient art, rough diamonds, and so on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLSKUhDnoJjYmeW6nNasZSaVAGh4u91pEk&v=KDc-M4dHr0s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSoXEtFPTfI&list=PLSKUhDnoJjYmeW6nNasZSaVAGh4u91pEk

“Can’t say I believed her.”
http://www.alternet.org/comics/keith-knight-diner-race-relations-time-warp

“I hope you understood our play. I know /I/ did, and I’m a fuckin’ nine-year-old girl!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKcoE1YQvQA

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.
https://archive.org/details/CIAAStudyOfAssassination1953

Why you can never have a lightsaber.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Nt16ZvGjAM

History of rock in fifteen minutes.
http://www.ithacaaudio.com/portfolio-item/history-of-rock/

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a2tSJZ8NPU

The market economy, with Slavoj Zizek.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/123

I got “Sexy and fun, but lonely.” What did you get?
http://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/these-sorta-personal-questions-will-reveal-your-true-self

Ad guys spitball how to market to women.
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/some-ad-guys-spitball-how-best-to-market-to-women

Sex bomb, with Yevgeny Plushenko.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHR0qjr79fQ

Music video of realistic computer-generated alien landscapes.
http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2016/03/vessels-4am.html

An interesting article about mass hysteria. A lot of clicking and paging through, but worth it.
http://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-events/10-strangest-mass-hysterias.htm

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?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/activeshooter/

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