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El Laberinto del Mentiroso

2016/12/31

     “Any white person who brings the element of civilization has the right to take over this continent.” -Ayn Rand

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-12-30) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Further, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Enjoy this optical illusion. Then the work starts: Try to think of at least three other things about your life that this is a good analogy of.
https://twitter.com/wkerslake/status/775105333333204992/photo/1

The gummi candy lifecycle in reverse. Spoiler alert: gummi bears are little pills of concentrated wholesale surprised death.
https://vimeo.com/180163754

The subways of New York.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/24/visualizing-24-hours-of-subway.html

The end of the el.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN4-3SpZtz4

Mobius train. Or rather 8-track-tape train. (This is how 8-track tapes and broadcast cartridges used to work, back in the stone age.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hPuNFjRTZA

The Ballad of Can Opener Bridge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USu8vT_tfdw

What’s the little droid carrying that’s so important?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCXrGuLix7M

And now her mother is dead, too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB2yiIoEtXw

Yes, the amphetamine-fueled entertainment of the 1950s /was/ athletic and impressive, but I’m thinking of Debbie Reynolds in Albert Brooks’ /Mother/. Here’s the scene that stuck in my mind: the part about the /protective ice/. For twenty years now, whenever I open ice cream or sherbet, I say aloud, “That’s just the protective frost.” (Because I misremembered it and only just discovered that now. Not protective frost, but protective ice. I’m still going to say /protective frost/; you can do it however you want to do it.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SGIHbvcTRc

Let’s do space shots.
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/241617-eye-candy-space-beautiful-panoramas-photos-universe-around-us

50 Girls 50. The 1950s version of /Passengers/.
http://jalopnik.com/the-plot-of-passengers-seems-to-be-based-on-this-old-50-1790446713

The interplanetary transport network.
http://www2.esm.vt.edu/~sdross/papers/AmericanScientist2006.pdf

Meanwhile, Jeff’s Earth. (Use the highest YouTube quality your service will play.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nmNhKRzy4w

A perfect nose for you.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/the-oddest-doohickeys-of-industrial-age-entrepreneurs/

“He’s roaring justice on wheels!!! And here it takes all of his speed and power to smash a racket in /dolls/!!”
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/27/weirdest-comic-book-superheroe.html

Rasputin.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-visual-history-of-the-riseand-demiseof-rasputin

Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4073828/Assassin-gunned-Kremlin-s-ambassador-Turkey-sexual-relationship-Russian-woman-planted-Western-secret-services.html

Evidence for ghosts, the same way as a funny cloud or a rare recovery or three heads in a row is evidence of chemtrails or miracles or ESP.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/26/creepy-ice-ghost-pareidolia.html

Awesome!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3eIKSXXncc

Here’s another, quieter, more personal version of awesome. I’m trying to understand this young lady and her troubles and her struggle. Not quite understanding, but trying, and admiring her bravery. (I didn’t know breast binding was even a thing. I’d read about foot binding.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5we2DLSAp0

Dr. Scott’s electric corsets.
http://www.vintag.es/2016/12/20-crazy-and-interesting-vintage-ads.html

The Hague Congress of 1872.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/165

Alternatives to RBF (resting bitchy face).
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/alternatives-to-resting-bitch-face

What’s wrong with this picture?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsBT5EQt348

And what’s wrong with this one?
http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/where-the-fuck-are-this-girls-legs-1790558046

And what’s real anymore?
https://singularityhub.com/2016/12/24/think-tech-is-blurring-fact-and-fantasy-just-wait/

Lonely cock.
https://vimeo.com/153340713

The real circus.
http://www.vintag.es/2016/12/24-haunting-photos-of-vintage-circus.html

Real bricks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lslvtxb0m8

Gerver’s sofa.
http://boingboing.net/2016/12/29/the-moving-sofa-math-problem.html

A Maldivian escape. Like anyone any of us know can afford to stay in a place like that, or even to miss work for the time it takes to get to an airport to fly there. Not to mention the slaves belly-dancing for them and rubbing their oiled bodies and arranging their precious artisanal meal micro-dioramas and servicing the /swimming pool on stilts over the glass-clear seawater/.
https://vimeo.com/152032205

And fuck off, Jesus, the webcomic series.
http://bornagainpagan.com/other/034-fuck-off-jesus.html

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