And only I am escaped alone to tell thee.
“Adulthood is like the vet, and we’re all dogs excited for the car ride until we realized where we’re going.” –Kangarudy
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.
Gene Wilder paused.
This lovely drone footage of Vietnam reminds me of Studio Ghibli anime.
An instrument made of sticks and wire, bent brad nails, a trash can lid and a cardboard box, played with fingers and a pencil by a man with tin bells on his ankle.
1 tapdancer, 1 hammered dulcimer. (TED, 10 min.)
A tango lullaby.
Thank you, but we’re looking for someone a little more flexible.
Impressive robot dance.
A travel company surveyed a bunch of different people for bigotry and found a fair amount of it. Then they showed them all the results of their DNA tests.
The illusion of transparent cloth, carved into marble. A human just like you or me saw this in his head, figured out how to do it, and did it with a hammer and a chisel.
A very old case of a salted battery.
Why not to tailgate.
How we get bicycles.
List of things that have frightened stressed police into madness.
Lefatshe La Botswana. Turkiye Cumhuriyeti. Suoman Tasavalta. Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft. Mohron Ync.
Hammer through mirror at 120,000 frames per second. Unexpected: Matrix shockwave.
Would you like to know the 313 secrets of Tarvu?
I love this. It’s like a cross between the Boom King song and Bret’s Angry Dance (in HBO’s Flight of the Conchords). This is the way I think most people feel, inside, stuck in meetings of any kind. I know /I/ do.
“Mickey Mouse is great on a t-shirt. But Bugs [Bunny] is who you want to be. Nobody wants to be Mickey Mouse.”
See her take ze pleasures from ze snake zat vunce codupted men.
Sex scenes. What is up with them?
Solid-coolant (rubber) refrigeration, a proof of concept.
Time-lapse of frozen treats melting into a plate of sand.
Not flying. (12 sec. between blast and sound means camera is 2.5 miles away, and the shockwave still shoves it.) (This is a disaster. There was a new satellite in that rocket that was meant to bring internet access to all of sub-Saharan Africa.) They call this sort of event a static fire anomaly.
It shows why to sneeze into your elbow. The examined sneeze is entirely out of the mouth, where I like to sneeze through both my mouth and nose, to do what sneezing’s for in the first place (clear the throat /and/ nose). (Into a handkerchief, though, then wash hands with soap before handling anything public.) Sometimes I mismanage the nose/mouth pressure ratio and it stops up this or that ear; clearly none of this entire system is the result of any kind of intelligent design. In the future, precise machines, improving on nature, will sneeze for us and we won’t have to worry about it anymore.
Tim Curry laughing.
Heck, no, we’re not stoned. Why, do we look stoned?
Interesting whooshing and fhooming visualizations. This isn’t computer generated. It was made out of real, physical things, with video, of course, but using film techniques a hundred years old.
Hundreds of Soviet movies with English subtitles available to watch for free. I remember seeing some of these at the old Mendo Movies.
And thousands of antique children’s books, also free.
“You are my daughter.”
Okay, coffee break’s over. Start now.