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A cruel trick to play on such a majestic creature.

2016/07/23

      “Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.” –Nikola Tesla

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-07-22) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and be noticed for enjoying with an attractive bearing of calm, detached amusement, the way you always imagined you’d be delighted to be seen, but now that you’re there you wonder if that’s what you really wanted. Yes. Yes, it is.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Ice is civilization.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV9oL6UBKmo&t=0m22s

As is gentle mother-and-daughter contact water ballet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlftMNmDH00

The eggs for eyes on the pizza-pacman ghosts. And the meat slicer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-jHJdJ1hg4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWEl8-PHhMI

And staring out the window.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lz-qrVUecE

From a million miles away.
http://boingboing.net/2016/07/21/video-of-one-year-on-earth-fr.html

Automatically colorize black and white photographs…
http://demos.algorithmia.com/colorize-photos/

…And here are some black and white photographs to try that with:
http://www.vintag.es/2016/07/vintage-mongolian-clothing-old-photos.html

This is like that saying about lemons and lemonade but with a cute butt-shaped nose instead. Award for excellent use of nose.
http://boingboing.net/2016/07/18/woman-uses-nose-as-twerking-pu.html

Marie Osmond recites Dada poetry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G69O7fvM3BI&t=0m50s

Laura notices her involuntary /Heil Drumpf/ reflex –oops– and expertly collapses it into a modified queen wave.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/07/21/1550367/–The-Solution

Tim and Eric’s Zone Theory. Just seven steps to achieve a perfect life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClvX7ED8UUI

Hypnotize them, yes. Acupuncture won’t work, because the needles would have to be like three molecules thick. Homeopathy won’t work, because bacilli come in far greater than homeopathical numbers. Prayer won’t work, because that’s just wishing.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-occult.html

Another great visualization of Fourier analysis.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/727587949282533376

Gears.
https://www.reddit.com/r/mechanical_gifs/comments/4dwnto/spinning_gears/

Robots are even putting dreadlocked homeless people out of a job.
http://gizmodo.com/that-homeless-person-you-just-helped-might-actually-be-1784036392

Almost –not quite– as cool as the Prince Rupert’s drop. Which is still pretty cool. And I like how safe the guys are being, with proper eye protection and all. That’s what to do instead of just saying, “Don’t try this at home.” Because, /try/ it at home –try it all at home; just be safe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbuvcQrAOSk

The poor horse. I’m glad it wasn’t hurt.
http://arbroath.blogspot.com/2016/07/motorcycle-rear-ended-by-horse.html

Catch you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DqglF2ACQ0&t=0m19s

This single instantly obsolete new boat cost 13 billion dollars, enough to feed and clothe every hungry naked child on Earth and buy them reading glasses if they need that too. And it can’t do any of the things it was built to do. It’s just a giant radioactive tub toy that will cost /another/ 13 billion dollars to man and operate and fuel and supply and equip and carry the captain’s collection of puffy leather couches around for twenty years. And all the people who profit from this obscene waste get to keep the money, and nobody’s going to jail for it.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-20/navy-s-12-9-billion-carrier-isn-t-ready-for-warfare-memo-says

Cringeworthy professional teevee news compilation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HLrJETcaHk

Try to tell me this guy isn’t Mussolini.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l9nHV4hLE8

…and/or Osama bin Laden. Or both at once.
http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/trumps-troubling-similarities-osama-bin-laden

I don’t know what a ratchet ho’s (ho is) but it can’t be good. Except, you can sing it to the tune of I Don’t Know Where the Wild Wind Blows. (Not the Iron Maiden song. The cowboy one.)
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/20/No-Mortal-Knows-The-Password/

Education! That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Now, who’ll gimme fibe-fibe-fibe fibana quahtah! Fibana quahta fibana half! Fibana half, fibana-half-fibana-half-fibana-half, six! Etc. Although you’d think there would be some black or Asian people interested in a job like this. Apparently not.
https://vimeo.com/170944908

Have you wondered about those flying saucers? Then, watch! as Kreisler brings you /The Search for the Flying Saucer/. (If the actress seems familiar to you, she should. She played the criminal’s low-affect girlfriend in the Outer Limits episode /The Zanti Misfits/.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWcmS1S0JsQ

How we get electricity.
https://metricmaps.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/powerplant-primary-energy-source-by-3-digit-zip-code.png

How we get tennis balls.
http://boingboing.net/2016/07/19/how-tennis-balls-are-made.html

Bovril. Independent scientific research has proved its body-building power! I’m jolly well taking daily Bovril! Bovril puts beef into you! “It’s Bovril or nothing for my man!” says Mrs. Fudgell of Bristol.
http://flashbak.com/bovril-59437/

“There’s nothing like it for keeping your knees and your pecker up.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kictPZPyeKc

Stunt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIqsaYfZELc

The saddest polar bear in the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfi52uQa5p0

A cruel trick to play on such a majestic creature.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkhxeIYrPNc

Vaporeon stampede.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLdWbwQJWI0

We had it, and we just let it go. Why?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_wuykzfFzE

An electric vehicle that could drive from Boston to L.A. and back on the equivalent of the chemical energy in a quart of gasoline (if the road was flat the whole way).
http://www.gizmag.com/tufast-student-ev-team-record/44478/

With perfect mass-to-energy conversion the energy in that same quart of gasoline would put 250,000 Volkswagens in orbit. And if you put them in low Earth orbit in a line, evenly spaced, they’d only be a city block apart. And then when aliens came in like 20,000AD in response to our radio signals (the Goat Gland Doctor, I Love Lucy, Alex Jones, Terry Gross interviewing the granddaughter of the woman who invented the windshield wiper, etc.) and the planet was a block of ice or a lifeless burnt out cinder, and they saw those VWs and went /What the hell?/ it’d be totally worth it, way better than the aircraft carrier (see above), which would be rusted to dust by then anyway. Metal doesn’t rust in space, for the same reason no-one can hear you scream there.
http://www.emc2-explained.info/Emc2/Equation.htm

And anecdotes v. data, applied to Reiki “energy work” bullshit, but this applies to everything people believe. Everything.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDlPoSSVPuA

 

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