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Der Yiddische Thorgellen.

2017/11/25

     “In their last meeting, the day before his death on April 29, 1875, she visits the count who is a bedridden invalid, effectively rubbishing the story of his lusty demise on the Champs-Élysées.” -Rhys Griffiths

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-11-24) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio Thorgellen Special 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, 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:

Flying like in a dream, but real.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/20/Weightless-Jean-Baptiste-Chandelier/

The molecular shape of you. (This works fine on the radio, but it’s hard to follow without the on-screen lyrics.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8FAJXPBdOg

Undersea snow bunnies. Technically they are a kind of slug, and the cute bunny ears are their nose-tongues.
https://www.boredpanda.com/cute-bunny-sea-slug-jorunna-parva/

Della Reese is dead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8EmoMV7Ijo

The Medieval city generator. (Try the different options: size and style and house view and so on.)
https://watabou.itch.io/medieval-fantasy-city-generator

A great big hand. And another great big hand. Put ‘er there. (Alternatively) Let’s have a great big hand for these great big hands.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/05/giant-hand-sculptures-around-world.html

Atomic hair.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/atomic_hairdos

The art of Jose Luis Lopez Galvan.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_surreal_and_weird_paintings_of_jose_luis_lopez_galvan

The art of Catrin Welz-Stein.
http://lustik.tumblr.com/post/167523640942/art-by-catrin-welz-stein

Thankful.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/11/thankful_23.html

Here’s why not to go with the low bidder for those little bolts. Pay a bit more. Get the good ones.
http://78.media.tumblr.com/ebab999e7e44195a7e22c39bc126e018/tumblr_oiajy8RRBc1qz6f9yo5_1280.jpg

How they dress there.
https://designyoutrust.com/2016/11/mattia-passarini-creates-powerful-portraits-of-people-living-in-remote-places/

Rerun: Addams Family Thanksgiving (from Addams Family Values).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VbYZDohsHk

Cave women in film, and the surprisingly unified vision of costumers as to how cave women dressed, as well as various casting staff’s idea of generic cave woman skin-tone, shape and form.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/prehistoric_cheesecake_a_look_at_the_curvaceous_cavewomen_of_b-movie_cinema

Gothic architecture considered as zoetropic bongo drummers.
https://vimeo.com/239282032

Episodes in the history of cigarette eyes.
http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2015/04/episodes-in-the-history-of-cigarette-eyes.html

This guy. He’s just angry all the time. He has a nice life, interesting work, a planet to invade and subjugate, countless prospects to impregnate and/or mind-control and/or consume. Why can’t he be happy?
https://www.google.com/search?q=invasion+of+the+saucer+men+art&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiW_b6vrs7XAhXKjlQKHe3VCdgQ_AUICigB&biw=1031&bih=845

“Hey! It’s just some rich guy!” (This reminds me of the Gary Larson /Far Side/ cartoon where a cow in the middle of a bunch of other cows looks up, startled, and says, “Hey! This is grass. We’ve been eating /grass!/”)
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/22/i-have-a-feeling-tax-cuts-for.html

Spit-turned cake. Spit cake.
http://www.neatorama.com/neatolicious/2017/11/24/A-Cake-That-Demands-an-Oven-of-Its-Own/

The McKnelly megalith. Fun to say.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/23/This-2000-lb-Sculpture-Was-Made-To-Be-Moved-With-One-Fingertip/

A story about cars. A ride in (a replica of) the first (internal combustion engine) car. I like how when you’re going about ten miles an hour in this thing it clearly feels like a fast wild ride, so when the lady engineer slightly turns the tiller the announcer guy cries out, /Aaaah!/
https://laughingsquid.com/worlds-first-car/

Men outstanding in their field. /Aaaah!/
https://imgur.com/IdE4grQ

The bean drop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OSmP_KPges

Jacqueline Auriol, the first woman to break the sound barrier, in 1953. Read the article and watch both videos.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/17/1697259/-The-Other-Jackie

The Mermaid.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-mermaid.html

The Mermaid bit in Flight of the Conchords.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZLhUik0tSU

Synchronized swimming sketch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YNFGmhHWg0

The Darling Mermaid Darlings (from /Pushing Daisies/).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv0klnEAZmM

The Mos Eisley cantina band song on crank.
https://theawesomer.com/cantina-organ-band/454689/

A talented looping musician and singer, enjoying herself just foofing around, wowing you.
https://theawesomer.com/kawehi-covers-bjork/454766/

Kettling.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/42671-authoritarian-funnies-kettling

Maybe a little butter would help, or olive oil, or a can opener.
http://www.amyoops.com/2017/11/getting-out-of-car.html

When a person and car fit.
http://78.media.tumblr.com/20ade575db7b9881438c04eaa547b70a/tumblr_odokskQlTP1qz6f9yo5_1280.jpg

Another nice thing about Canada: while you wait fifteen minutes to see the doctor for free, just out of the blue, on your lunch hour (that’s a whole paid hour) you can wander around in a city park that looks like this. (Instead of, in the U.S., paying thousands of dollars to a medical insurance company to wait three months for a dermatologist appointment, /sleeping/ in a park that’s a patch of dead grass on a median divider with a plaque dedicating it to the piss-water beer company that paid for the curb around it.)
https://imgur.com/FBZbYFR

PsyWar, award-winning documentary film about propaganda. Everybody wants to see it. It will change your life and smash the enemies of decency and protect little children and make you attractive.
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/20/anti-propaganda-classic-psyw.html

Rerun: “Chromatic twinkles.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Usd3_fbq8

The key sniffer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZX6hopxM7Y

Who’s a good dog?
https://twitter.com/scott_kerr/status/931304549222150144

A hornet’s nest.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/11/yellowjacket-horrorshow.html

And Jenn asked for pictures of weird stuff in people’s parents’ house. Just keep slowly scrolling down. Thousands more will load ahead of you. (My favorite is the wall-mounted dead ceramic goose head-and-neck spilling out of, and being the thumb handle for, a coffee chalice made of the rest of the dead ceramic goose… Unfortunately I’ve lost it now and can’t find it again, or I’d give you a link straight to that. Tch.)
https://twitter.com/jenndangerous/status/933752246088749062

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