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2016/08/06

      “I remember my old schoolmaster, who was a prodigious great scholar, used often to say, ‘Polly matete cry town is my daskalon.’ The English of which, he told us, was that a child may sometimes teach his grandmother to suck eggs.” –Henry Fielding

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-08-05) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and dive in and splash everywhere and toss it up and let it fall and hit you on the head.

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.

An inspiring article about astronautics and space, with big high-rez photographs, and charts and videos, and a first person account.
https://medium.com/learning-for-life/to-see-earth-and-moon-in-a-single-glance-89d094f6d40f#.gjoa3c5nt

Congrats, Collatz. Further trolley-problem hijinks.
https://www.reddit.com/r/math/comments/4i3kho/collatz_trolley_problem/

The illusion of truth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cebFWOlx848

Where all that Olympic money goes. (Not to the athletes.) (Which is a lot like the way they do it at KZYX– a handful of people in the office get /all/ the money and the local airpeople get none at all. Does that seem right to you?)
http://www.neatorama.com/story/Where-All-That-Olympic-Money-Goes/

Proof Bernie Sanders actually won the Democratic primary. (15 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPISK6_xAbc

“My advisers tell me that these sepiatone photographs of my parents attest to my human origin.” Actually, this is an ad for Dissolve, a stock footage company, from whose stock the composition was assembled.
http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/07/30/honest-presidential-ad/

The impostor syndrome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqhUHyVpAwE

On the other hand.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOwy4DV_A5I

“So that’s it for me, then?” “Sadly, yes, as I am talking to Max, now.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihux7m3Fp3U

A new kind of robot that generates its own motion.
http://boingboing.net/2016/08/01/this-robots-odd-behavior-is.html

Mechanical sympathy.
http://www.kuriositas.com/2011/03/mechanical-sympathy.html

It’s hard to hit the sun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHvR1fRTW8g

Star size comparison 2.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoW8Tf7hTGA

Who wore it best?
http://tinyurl.com/jxg3xuf

Computational thermoforming.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFkVxurKeAs

A couple of interesting tests that reveal your political bent.
http://chartsme.com/
https://www.politicalcompass.org/

Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird on a bicycle.
https://imgur.com/zm0kc41

Forecasts for 1907.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/a-vision-of-isolating-technology-from-1906/

The panorama.
https://publicdomainreview.org/2016/08/03/unlimiting-the-bounds-the-panorama-and-the-balloon-view/

Where should we look for aliens, then?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRGca_Ya6OM

Bottle Boys’ latest innovation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkbZlautuUc

In and out in three minutes.
http://boingboing.net/2016/08/04/elaborate-diy-parking-spot.html

This room, that room, or gone.
http://boingboing.net/2016/08/05/man-hides-tv-in-sliding-door.html

You remember the right-wing lunatics of Fox so-called News all bitching about how Michelle Obama sullied the White House by being the kind of no-class Muslim bimbo who would wear an armless gown for a photo shoot? Hmm.
http://tinyurl.com/h3ol2wg and
http://nypost.com/2016/08/01/melania-trumps-girl-on-girl-photos-from-racy-shoot-revealed/

Brains. “We have a very narrow window between when the person passes away and the time we need to be done processing the brain.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_-Ssi0PpYI

Meet me tonight in Atlantic City.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/83816/10-vintage-postcards-americas-classic-beach-destinations

For the 400th and 300th times, respectively, I recommend you see these films.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_City_(1998_film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magdalene_Sisters

Both of us.
http://imgur.com/qoZIX9c

Yeah, that’s good. Stand right there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnphQlFR3eg

A judge with a whole person inside.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2016/07/31/we-need-more-judges-like-judge-amber-wolf/

Women!
http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/news/pioneering-women-physics

How voting works.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/080416/how-voting-works.gif

“She sounds like the product of two car alarms mating.” “She has the warmth of a tin toilet seat.” “Fold them.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_7GrRw6S64

Kazoo kid remix.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-sgw9bPV4A&index=2&list=RDL_1fTk93qAo

Zippy virus makes inroads.
http://boingboing.net/2016/08/03/zika-hits-the-us-military-33.html

How to make a bluidy fortune in artisanal confetti and keep it all from the tax man. A big part it, it turns out, is that there’s no place with flaccider taxation laws than Luxembourg.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn10cEm8X_E

Nostalgia for the stupid 1980s.
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2016-08-03-Weird-Stuff-The-Foreshadowening.jpg

Nostalgia for the stupid 1880s.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2016/08/01/cultural-marxism/

Empires.
http://www.justtheflight.co.uk/blog/35-mapping-the-empires-of-history.html

The rewards of teaching.
http://imoquest.tumblr.com/post/148219790474/and-thus-is-justice-done-teaching-is-one-of-my

John Cage’s composition /Four minutes, thirty-three seconds/ covered by death-metal band Dead Territory. More cowbell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voqCQSDAcn8

“I did not have relations with that man.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDvqAdlfMnw

Mr. Creosote sketch from Monty Python /The Meaning of Life/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxRnenQYG7I

Exercise your demons.
http://designyoutrust.com/2016/07/exercise-your-demons-funny-and-delightful-illustrations-by-randyotter/

A source of unlimited power.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8yW5cyXXRc

“Oh, sod the abbatoir. I’d love to be a mason. If I were a mason, I’d sit in the back and be quiet and not get in anyone’s way.”
http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/fastbrick-robotics-bricklayer-robot-hadrian-x/

Tabloid shocker: Worst tabloid ever turns out to be better than the best tabloid ever. Also, click to see the parody.
http://boingboing.net/2016/08/03/love-it-worst-tabloid-ever.html

It’ll all end in flames. And a celebratory dance. And a howler monkey hoot of triumphant rage-triumph.
http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2016/08/battlebots-blacksmith-vs-minotaur.html

And Conway’s Game of Life in 3D. (Click and drag to change view angle.)
http://gameoflife.samuellevy.com/

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