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2016/04/23

      “He says that blood and guts don’t bother him much anymore. What he hates is responding to single-vehicle fatal car accidents (typically drunk drivers). It’s the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere and my brother has to climb into a ditch and peer into a vehicle he knows contains a dead body but the radio still works and is blasting. He says that mariachi music is the creepiest.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-04-22) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

Before the show, to make sure everything was working properly I played a woman’s audio essay about how ancient giant technologically advanced people, possibly from another planet, froze themselves in stasis chambers (she gets it right a couple of times, then it’s “status chambers” the whole rest of the time, and “status giants”) for tens of thousands of years, and have been dug up by the Global Elite, awakened, imprisoned and tortured for information. She has an interesting accent. She sounds like Madeline, who used to operate the box office at Helen Schoeni Theater. Here’s that.

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 planet is actually the bottom of a glass filled with orange juice, wasabi, half-and-half and tomato sauce, while the moon is a small pancake and the nebula is formed from water, coffee, food coloring and more half-and-half.”
http://www.gizmag.com/navid-baraty/42835/

HD time-lapse auroras recorded from space –real ones not made of cat hair, liver paste and/or food coloring but rather of Earth’s near-vacuum upper atmosphere fluorescing under bombardment of charged particles from the sun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBJAR3-UvSQ

Street booth cotton candy maestro.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmyBS4tC4Ag

Fractal flow chart. (Scroll down to the bottom.)
https://people.ksp.sk/~martin/fractal/

Use your math words.
https://medium.com/conquering-corporate-america/how-to-use-math-words-to-sound-smart-7391a5166e1#.kr731jm6d

Gridshifting, and explanation. With video.
http://www.bldgblog.com/2016/04/gridshifting/

Which hybrid house? I got Ravendor.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/hybrid-houses

Which Shakespeare? A decider chart.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/78918/celebrate-shakespeares-400th-anniversary-flowchart

Ian’s guide to lacing.
http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm

Musical swing project. With video.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/78653/these-magical-swings-make-collaborative-music

Iron & Wine: The Trapeze Swinger.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH3N_PHu6Aw

100/100.
https://vimeo.com/162855085

She’s 90, but /who/ is she. Really.
http://www.theonion.com/graphic/who-queen-elizabeth-ii-52789

“Enough is enough, Stephanie. I need to know who’s a good boy. My patience has worn thin.” Everyone’s favorite seems to be Bread Dog. Or Soap Sculpture Dog. Or Beestung Dog.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinchack/lol-dogs

“New nurse Kristi can throw a urine bottle at 160 kilometers per hour.”
https://twitter.com/NISE_TOEIC/media

Bad lip reading. Hillary and Bernie. Dalump-ta-duuuuhm.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROBTDSK46aU

It’s a cookbook!
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/35718-still-more-primary-phenomena

Yuba plays the rhumba on the tuba.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGuTqEr3984

Huckaby plays bass on Free Bird.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkeflmkFCj0

Al Jolson sings /You Made Me Love You./
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0onTy0JHwiM

Communter train. Drunk young white man calls old black man a nigger over and over. Old black man sits there and takes it for fifteen minutes, then stands up and kicks the shit out of him, kicks him off the train, and sits back down. Video begins right at the satisfying part.
http://www.theroot.com/blogs/the_grapevine/2016/04/twitter_user_captures_video_of_drunk_racist_getting_handled_by_an_elderly.html

Trump at half-speed. Though, let’s be fair: everyone sounds drunk played at half-speed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pex6o6f3YE

“What is that whipcord resilience that lets the weaker sex play half the night then bob up clear-eyed, ready for the next morning’s work?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKkRPMD535Y

Bendito Machine, Part 5(!). I only ever saw Part 1, thought that was all there was, and look!
https://vimeo.com/162708494

Nitrogen triiodide.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFfRqoIdArM

Hospital volunteer woman freaks out. Tense/fascinating.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D449e2riSeI

A test. You know who you are.
http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/03/heres-a-test-to-measure-your-need-for-drama.html

Nana! Good for you!
http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2016/04/free-cremation.html

Catalogue from Belcher Mosaic Glass Co. (1886)
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/catalogue-from-belcher-mosaic-glass-co-1886/

Some things it seemed like a good idea at the time to spend all our money on.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/04/14/1513113/-Weird-Weapons-of-the-Cold-War

Enter, then click and slide. You can also move the map, and embiggen and ensmallen it. Just imagine all the stupid fighting and killing over all those arbitrary lines. (See Bendito Machine, Part 5, above.)
http://chronas.org/history

Further hot Israeli army girls.
http://www.guns.com/2013/03/22/girls-of-the-israeli-defense-forces-37-photos/

Didn’t think you were fat? You are!
http://www.attn.com/stories/7584/viral-image-fake-womens-health-cover

Harvard Sailing Team: Boys will be girls (2010). “You guys wanta split an ice cube or something?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gspaoaecNAg

Girls will be boys (also 2010).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paNiEdFTvuA

Can toddlers represent themselves in court?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN9t7LUf6RQ

Dog photographer.
http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/477225/meet-the-dogist/

Puff the Magic Dragon was written by the man who invented active electronic 3-D glasses.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twgwar5Hzgg

Alby the Racist Dragon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9Qu3iP3RYA

Blandly the cross-eyed bear.
http://www.bland.ly

Tripmunks. (3 hours.) (Today is, in fact, the anniversary of Doctor Albert Hoffman’s accidental discovery of the effects of LSD.)
http://boingboing.net/2016/04/21/tripmunks-all-the-cgi-chipmun.html

Endless ominously triumphant epic music to just leave playing day and night in one earbud as a background to your life. Not necessarily superior to mariachi music, but it might suit your endeavors better. Excelsior.
http://epicmusictime.com/

Cute and, soon, extinct.
https://vimeo.com/162464292

What a giant water lily looks like from underneath.
http://understorey.tumblr.com/post/47049879737/nybg-victoria-amazonica-has-been-a-long-running

Literally making an entrance.
https://vimeo.com/161910289

Alphabet architecture.
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/these-amazing-architectural-alphabet-engravings-should-1614474690

I in the sky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc1RfFYxZ2I

Just a little sponge soaking up information about the world.
http://www.local10.com/video/fight-erupts-during-cooper-city-youth-baseball-game

“He laughed all the way into orbit.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu0hWeuPBUQ

He’d be a /little/ less creepy if they’d just close up the back of his head. And stop patting his shoulder and saying how much they love him. And not hold the baby close enough to put its hand in his mouth. Or kill him by switching him off. These things are not under his control.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhVu2hxm07E

World quickly corrupts innocent chatbot…
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/24/microsofts-teen-girl-ai-turns-into-a-hitler-loving-sex-robot-wit/

…whose brothers are already flying around blowing shit up and constructing more of themselves.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/a20456/raytheon-factory-robots-make-missiles/

Fatality counts of mass stampedes.
http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/disaster/charts-graphs/madding-crowds

I love this. It explains so much. Backwards bike.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzDaBzBlL0

Also cool. /Why/ persistence of vision works. Our vision system is slow, so image burn and a kind of cellular video memory buffer compensates, and we can enjoy a movie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FlV6pgwlrk

We’ve all got one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFY_KPFS3LA

That cute foreign person you might fall in love with? Is a spy. (Warning: video autostarts.)
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/21/asia/china-foreign-spies/index.html

“A drawing of the head of a conceited simpleton.”
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/Phrenology-Favorites/

The explosion of the Spanish flagship during the battle of Gibraltar.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-explosion-of-the-spanish-flagship-during-the-battle-of-gibraltar-ca-1621/

And if you have a few hours, you can watch the Titanic sink in real time. (Or just skip ahead to about 2:30:00.) (Or 2:39:10, when “There are about 1,500 people still onboard.”) Interesting minimalist soundtrack.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs9w5bgtJC8

Several opinions on the subject of Jupiter crashing into the Sun.
https://www.quora.com/What-would-happen-if-Jupiter-were-to-collide-with-the-Sun

Also meanwhile (a little perspective):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfSNxVqprvM

Don’t look any further.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH3rx8LhrQo

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