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The case of the stunning siffleuse.

2016/03/26

      “If your dry Peas boil hard, a two Pound Iron Shot put with them into the Pot, will by the Motion of the Ship grind them as fine as Mustard.” –Benjamin Franklin

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-03-25) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

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.

The lady in the tutti frutti hat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLsTUN1wVrc

The chicken will not run. The eagle will. The chicken will guide you safely through all the alleys of the world. The eagle will drag you down the dark alley and kill you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jre-aMAgP5I

That’s why you need one of these literally creepy gaze-activated dresses.
http://www.dezeen.com/2013/06/24/nowhere-nowhere-two-gaze-activated-glow-in-the-dark-dresses-eye-tracking-ying-gao/

Istanbul.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/77382/photographer-captures-modern-architecture-istanbul

So St. Patrick is kind of like the Paul Bunyan of Ireland. “The Oillipheist heard that the saint would be coming for him next, and in his panic, he sliced through the land and created the River Shannon.”
http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2016/03/st-patricks-day-ancient-mysteries-mythology/

The Paul Bunyan of bowling.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86te7nGLsAA&t=0m47s

How to make an extremely potent homeopathic cure for piss.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1B2aFElfjE

Infinite fractal pizza.
http://img0.joyreactor.com/pics/post/infinite-loop-pizza-food-1167252.gif

Fractal engine toy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arOkGC9lCAk

You dirty, lousy /fractal engine toy!/
https://vimeo.com/157579053

Oculus thrift.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4dsAAG6Nts

So cool! Even more like in the movie /SimOne/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohmajJTcpNk

Places in Studio Ghibli films. (Scroll down.)
http://yusaani.com/news/2016/03/09/280800/

I love it that people do things like this. He could easily have been killed, but he wasn’t; he’s okay. The ‘chute needs to be bigger, and he needs to be better protected inside the rocket, but it’s a wonderful project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3feaiPcv6yE

It’s not true than no-one can explain these costumes. How hard could it be?
http://www.vintag.es/2016/03/the-most-bizarre-fashion-styles-in-past.html

I think this is just a fantastic-looking motorbike. It’s a modified Honda 50 (or 90). I’m not sure how safe it is riding a bike with the seat higher than the handlebars, but imagine what it looks and feels like when you’re on this thing. You can’t see the wheels or the motor or anything. You’re riding on a little putt-putting rocketship three feet off the ground. It’s /the future/ in the thrillingly hopeful sense of Athena the little robot girl smiling and saying /the future/ in the underrated movie /Tomorrowland/.
http://tinyurl.com/zout6w2

It’s shiny and all techno and so it seems unfamiliar in our world of woodgrain-particleboard furniture and rocks and trees and things, but this is a very close representation of the social system we have now and how we got it.
https://vimeo.com/156679780

Yellow in the center is the sun. Earth is the third green blob out from the sun. White flashes are freshly discovered and plotted asteroids. Persistent green pixels are then/now-known asteroids. Red pixels are asteroids that swing through the inner system, where we are. I started you where it gets interesting, where the search became serious. (Fullscreen this and turn the quality up as high as it works on your system.) (Click on the gear, low right.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKKg4lZ_o-Y&t=2m43s

India.
https://vimeo.com/159195552

They were there for 41 days, and it looks exactly like you expected it to look. Also somehow they ruined the septic system. What a bunch of dildos.
http://katu.com/news/local/cleanup-underway-at-refuge-occupation-costs-rise-to-65-million

Michele Bachman off her meds again, again.
http://www.wnd.com/2016/03/obama-enjoys-cuba-while-civilization-burns/

Pop quotery meets fine art.
http://www.avclub.com/article/pop-quotery-combines-fine-art-equally-fine-movie-q-234331

A comedy education.
http://www.vulture.com/2016/01/100-jokes-shaped-modern-comedy-c-v-r.html

Hraaar!
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03594/potd-dogs_3594743k.jpg

There’s an article in the current New Yorker magazine about this girl who on YouTube, at 16 years of age, picked up 420 pounds like it was a suitcase.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrfNlROvlXI

So in some ways microphones can be a lot like wine, then. Where even the experts can’t tell the difference between a $400 bottle and a $9 one. There really is no excuse for a new microphone to cost more than a couple hundred dollars, unless it’s made of gold and encrusted with precious gems.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6owJFlWqGk

Scott Peterson’s latest Mendopia video cartoon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maGDecp29HI

Highway to Hell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Yf_ErkN_s

Leonardo diCaprio had to eat a whole raw bison liver to be in a movie, and now he wants everyone to watch this four-minute video. He said, “The bad part is the membrane around it. It’s like a balloon. When you bite into it, it bursts in your mouth.” The video isn’t about that, though. It’s about how billions of people eating meat are ruining the planet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dwyPhaUne8

Pregnant male seahorse hip-sneezing out 2,000 baby seahorses from his Goa’uld incubator pouch. SFW.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_nEA3dtOZs

Six and a half magic hours.
https://archive.org/details/612Magic1958

Clockwork Lego Laputa.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKc5gQCcaKI

Next door to the fancy modern stadium in the /ha ha/ third-world communist hellhole. Oh, wait.
http://boingboing.net/2016/03/23/espns-attempt-to-shame-cuba.html

Overdosed on Nietzche.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/125

Evolution of Superman in teevee and film.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1qg_NvOIt8

Whereas, except for the 1974 one who looked like Julie in The Mod Squad, Wonder Woman was Wonder Woman pretty much right out of the box.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/77649/infographic-evolution-wonder-womans-look

The Marxophone. (Demonstrated by Katherine Rhoda.) I’d skip to about 1:30. It’s a zither with a bunch of springy hammers for keyboard keys.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A9iIQj2mO4

Here’s another one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t02JlwXf9oY

Ladies and gentlemen, the stupidest man in the House of Representatives, Louie Gohmert. Here he argues that Madame Curie would not have saved millions of lives by winning the Nobel Peace Prize for Radiation if girls could get ahead in business like boys.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCvi3nmisGA

Live-cam of an autonomous virtual deer wandering around in the GTA IV world.
http://sanandreasanimalcams.com/

Woof.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MujRLvZ61jE

27.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLRLYPiaAoA

Single comic book panels funny in or out of context.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-30-funniest-single-panels-in-comic-book-history-1766381243

In case you like to look at and learn about parrots.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/22/science/parrots-are-a-lot-more-than-pretty-bird.html

Enjoy the photography project of this medical poseuse.
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/karolyn-gehrig-hospital-glam

Sophia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=641D5QQ3b5o

How to do all this stuff: tend a boiler, name parts of a buggy, wave your hands, wish for gold, etc.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/22/Snippets-of-Instruction/

A lovely story about all the things she lost, illustrated by animating all the things she lost.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYdK-7OiRe4

GIFs of how things work. It might take awhile for this page to load.
http://www.relativelyinteresting.com/gifs-that-explain-how-things-work/

All the Mythbusters’ results in one place.
http://mythresults.com/

Number 13 = Andorian furry.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/18-terrifying-easter-bunnies-that-will-make-you-say-nope

How to make a bow and arrows when you live in a mud house and all you have is a hatchet made from a rock and a stick. (This comes after how to make a mud house and a hatchet when all you have is a pair of shorts a forest.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLoukoBs8TE

Choose male or female, pull the slider to your age, click on fast, and watch the distribution develop.
http://flowingdata.com/2015/09/23/years-you-have-left-to-live-probably/

It’s official, then: HDR has entirely taken over the field…
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/archive/2015/?no-ist

Why not just be honest about it? When we have replacement eyes and have control over the way we see, this will become the default setting.
http://tinyurl.com/hrylq4d

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