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The bird’s future is the snake’s snack.

2016/05/28

      “No, James. If people got the idea I was healing lepers, they’d have no incentive to avoid leprosy.” –Supply Side Jesus

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-05-27) 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.

A short film about Hong Kong that does what all great films, long or short, do: it makes you look around yourself and see the film of your place and your life and your experience. Stick around there, after, and see some of the other films Brandon Li has made.
https://vimeo.com/166929892

And learn about how he makes those films.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YosDqsWvyU

A small piece of kinetic art about the way our brains fill in the gaps.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/80489/leds-kinetic-sculpture-simulate-person-walking

After 40,000 years, a new kind of puppet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RrBiFI9FZA

A couple of thoughts on this: 1. I still hate goats, but I hate them a little less. These are a better class of goats than the goats who broke into my car and stole my car stereo. And 2. That girl is too white. She’s phenomenally white. And she must be very careful never to run out of treats, because a goat can go from docile and friendly to murderous frenzy in the blink of one of its freaky alien eyes. And the whole time it’s murdering you it reeks of goat. Brrr.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6MdPwWFvfk

Speaking of which: fears.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/your_worst_fears_have_become_creepy_nightmare_fueled_comi

The difference between physical illness and mental illness.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/kirstenking/have-you-tried-herbal-tea

The new economy: jobs in event security, and the tools and furniture of the trade.
http://www.trbimg.com/img-573dc95f/turbine/chi-trb19-ct0038525794-20160518

The lips, the teeth, the tip of the tongue, the ski-jump nose and dimpled earlobe of the born carnival barker.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/24/Victor-Gabriel-Rocine-and-His-Heads/

Gazing with saccades.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNIvdmJUlVE&t=1m0s

Whistling (and ecstatic) (and, in hindsight, probably a robot) Jack Smith.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQQ5sEOhbjQ

“But ain’t that just adding to the problem?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt68_kB4DMw

Popular temperature scales simplified.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/05/temperature-scales.html

An essay on the superiority of Calvin & Hobbes. The writer /really/ doesn’t like Garfield or Johnny Hart.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xzzQVk5IfE

How could ya not love this guy? What a great story!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qDE-gX2JDo

It turns out that Hillaroo doesn’t do nearly as well against Herr Drumpf as Bernini does. See for yourself.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/2016_presidential_race.html

Drumpf overload.
http://tinyurl.com/hzd9bzd

Sorry.
http://xkcd.com/1684/

I saw this a couple of years ago and showed it to you, but a link to it just appeared in the AVA, and it’s totally worth it, so here, again:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNI07egoefc

Smoke on de vah-pah.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3eQmm-EYPE

Highway to Hell in Ukrainian, in summer shorts, by the pool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3YQ24i1wP0

Now just try to watch this without bursting into tears. Yuja Wang plays Carmen Variations.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7l1Ip1O0MI

Or this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQFfHvhoA38

Oh, hell, just go through the entire Yuja Wang YouTube catalog. You know you want to.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWFcbuOav3g

Ad infinitum.
https://vimeo.com/41813142

Augmented reality.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJg02ivYzSs

Commentary on a Japanese video game. Category: WTF Japan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdmsRcsl_xA

Hamlet is back. And he’s not happy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1j-wvCtzuI

A short talk about video compression that even I can understand.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Rp-uo6HmI

Game of molds.*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stq0WrmXlDs

*It refers to the Game of Thrones intro.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN8PKcNGcuI

How to make meth? What is the clap? How to get blood out of suede? (The searches that distinguish and define the states.)
http://blog.estately.com/2016/05/you-wont-believe-the-questions-each-state-googles-more-than-any-other-state/

The bird’s future is the snake’s snack.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzHwsW5EVvw

“No, James. If people knew I was healing lepers, there would be no incentive to avoid leprosy.”
http://imgur.com/gallery/bCqRp

Enlightening: another several ways to look at feminism.
http://www.attn.com/stories/8541/tumblr-comic-women-need-feminism-different-reasons

Who cut the cheese? Why, it was the Alpma TH-2 hard-cheese cutting machine, that’s who.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzHwsW5EVvw

And /when/ to cut?
https://vimeo.com/166319350

“Welcome to Hell. Wipe your shoes.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtWjJShyxfA

An essay on the familiar and novel in film. Give it the full 9 minutes.
https://vimeo.com/167069783

The rocket war. Celebrated for 200 years, since rockets have been cheap. Fun, but they think they’re protecting themselves from breathing the burn products by tying a cheap hankie over their nose, and you really need something better than that. Also it doesn’t say here but every year this event results in blinding, in burns, pets of all kinds dying of sheer terror, so on. But it’s a tradition.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsxGrikfm2g

Lightning in stop-o-mation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUIpltFo_fg

Sentence tree tool.
https://foxtype.com/sentence-tree

There, that’s sorted, then. Sorted by eon.
https://vimeo.com/167126696

The universe in 4 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mheHbVev1CU

Further Target marching by yet another bellowing out-of-control-angry follower of the Prince of Peace and Love.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHicahGSVv0

The points of three (perpendicular) intersecting golden rectangles define an icosahedron. I did not know that.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/718615506094264321

On the one hand, fiddling while Rome burns. On the other hand, pretty cool, and wouldn’t you want a turn?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2QzeBb_yOo

When malls were malls.
http://mashable.com/2014/12/02/80s-shopping-malls/

Russian casual.
http://designyoutrust.com/2016/05/who-knew-photos-from-soviet-era-russia-could-look-so-happy-the-giddy-freedom-of-post-soviet-life-through-the-lens-of-sergey-chilikov/

Bodice-ripper-cover horse.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3604194/Frederick-Great-handsome-horse-world.html

Hot Nixon-on-Aristotle action.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMfVnBmpMm8

Well, there ya go, then.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yQJEGcI-Uw

Tap-dancing, time for a comeback?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U86gQ_9lvO8

Because if it isn’t tap-dance day today, at least there is a Tap-Dance Day.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/80384/celebrate-tap-dance-day-12-famous-routines

A new kind of electric bus-train-thing, that’s like adding an subway system but without having to dig tunnels.
http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/05/full-scale-straddle-bus-has-been-built.html

A 1935 futuristic streamlined soft-suspended motorbike with a 600cc three-cylinder motor /inside the front wheel./
http://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/05/19/strange-killinger-freund-art-deco-motorcycle/

The numerically balanced d20. And then, near the end, the numerically balanced d120. You can skip ahead to it if you can’t stand the tension.
http://www.oberlin.edu/math/faculty/bosch/nbd.pdf

Musical toy. Click a waveshape (top right) then click and drag on the yellow space. Slide and change the three controls across the bottom. Apparently if you get the app you can do some more things, and the touch-screen of a phone or tablet makes it more of a real performance instrument.
http://femurdesign.com/theremin/

How long to fall through equals the same as how long to half-orbit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urQCmMiHKQk

And Mister Smile. It makes me think of Sally Cruikshank’s animations, and I’m not sure why.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSj4VsKF36k

 

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