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Hissing and beeping and thrashing their mighty tails.

2017/07/01

     “The various fairy tales can only coexist peacefully when their adherents recognize them as metaphors.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-06-30) 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.

Besides all that, though, 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:

Remember the increasingly startlingly weird Louis Wain cat paintings done over the course of going mad? He didn’t just paint; he made ceramic objects too and painted on /them/. Talented busy going-mad guy.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/forget_louis_wains_psychedelic_cats_here_are_his_crazy_cubist_ceramics

Alexander Graham Bell’s kites.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/alexander-graham-bells-tetrahedral-kites-1903-9/

Super-champion taxidermers. Taxidermios. Taxidons. Whatever. This young scientist’s enthusiasm is a thing of beauty.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn6heiOkloE

If Minecraft animals walked the earth.
http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2017/06/if-minecraft-animals-walked-earth.html

Good question. Why /would/ there be any doctors here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR9a-zxtS5A

My shot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEX80FNMOfE

Magdalen Berns vs. Riley J. Dennis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOqbwWymcTo

Interesting reaction demos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sinQ06YzbJI

Rerun: Det Satan Club.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZsYEGmhEbc

The ladies.
http://www.vintag.es/2017/06/50s-ladies-in-kodachromes-looking-back.html

I would call these /nose cars/. Twenty years ago there was a band –a pretty good band– called Big Drill Car. Maybe they were thinking of something like this.
http://jalopnik.com/the-cold-war-was-once-fought-with-bonkers-concept-cars-1796380341

Tubes.
https://vimeo.com/222675850

Inflatable sex suits of the future. I’m not sure why they call them sex suits. It’s just what they’re called, I guess.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/loving_the_alien_bizarre_futuristic_inflatable_latex_sex_suits_that_are_out

Everybody makes a mistake once in awhile.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiPjXrMn3Mo

Immigrants.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_35a7sn6ds

Square with four circles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vsd9OKDfmOA

Robot art classroom. “I’ve never had my portrait done by anyone, much less a robot… certainly not /three/ robots.”
https://vimeo.com/222826104

Typographical insects.
https://laughingsquid.com/typographic-insects/

Mark sent this link. It’s all about water. It’s enough about water to last the rest of your life. /I/ didn’t know there was this much to learn about water.
http://www1.lsbu.ac.uk/water/water_sitemap.html

“Closeup a baby boy sit in a boat for children in the swimming pool background in fear emotion and need help by his mom.”
https://www.bigstockphoto.ro/image-162226631/stock-photo-closeup-a-baby-boy-sit-in-a-boat-for-children-in-the-swimming-pool-background-in-fear-emotion-and-need-help-by-his-mom

Hydrodynamic levitation.
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/what-sorcery-keeps-this-giant-ball-floating-on-a-tiny-s-1796416838

1970s trucks posed artfully nearby or under young ladies who eschew brassieres.
http://designyoutrust.com/2017/06/overdrive-magazine-voice-of-the-american-trucker-in-the-1970s/

Speaking of brassieres. Spectacular bullet brassieres of the new atomic age. I remember being little, like four or five, and talking with a giant woman in a bar my mother took me to when she was a real estate agent in L.A., and the woman told me it’s much more comfortable than it looks.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/youll_poke_someones_eye_out_with_those_things_bullet_bras_from_the_1940s_an

Rerun: 15 sorting algorithms in 6 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPRA0W1kECg

A giant lie.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/28/the-i-before-e-except-after-c-rule-is-a-giant-lie/

Trump at day care. They got everything right but the nose.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th5uVIhQ8VY

Hair.
http://www.vintag.es/2015/11/big-hair-of-1960s-30-hair-styles-from.html

A Japanese book of wave and ripple designs. (It’s Japanese, so page leftward, because that’s the way they make Japanese books.)
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/ha-bun-shu-a-japanese-book-of-wave-and-ripple-designs-1919/

“Will you be taking the Lamborghini, Mr. Wang?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbv84di-EQc

Toxins.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flv0ql218-A

A well-placed tree.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEEhWtyddIE

When you try all the different sounds and beats on your synth while only playing Toto: Africa.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jafRIOpxoc

Weather boi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py44k46RR_0

And a comprehensive museum of specific museums.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/lists/the-ultimate-list-of-wonderfully-specific-museums

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