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2018/09/29

    “You’re stealing my money! You’re stealing my fucking money! What the fuck is this? Why are you letting him steal my fucking money? Fuck the law! I don’t give a fuck about the law! I want my fucking money!” -Donald Trump

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2018-09-28) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can always go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and wade around belowdecks in stacks of even earlier work.

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

I’m not sure exactly what’s happening here, but I’m crying and crying about it. Is the standing observer the dead person’s ghost? Is the woman the dead person’s wife, or mother? Are the 1970s pimp-dressed men supposed to be angels?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5-HEBGPzFM

Speaking of which, while you’re waiting on pins and noodles for the new Doctor, here’s someone to remember.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srC5HglwYwY

Future plants.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/22/hypnotic-video-of-3d-printed-p.html

How everyone will dance in the future.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/09/28/beck-colors-feat-alison-brie-dir-edgar-wright/

100-year-old Japanese wave and ripple designs.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/hamonshu-a-japanese-book-of-wave-and-ripple-designs-1903/

Moon. Something like this but only about six feet tall, in a black alcove and turning on a vertical spit, was just one of many wonderful exhibits in the Griffith Observatory when I was little. It’s what art should be and should do.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-museum-of-the-moon/

The Google doodle about Georges Melies. While it’s playing you can click and drag to change your angle of view. My natural tendency is to follow the Melies character as he moves out of the frame to go do something else. Probably it’s like that for everyone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEePFpC9qG8

Speaking of which, now would be a good time to see /Hugo/ again. (Kevin Eldon, who plays the policeman, was terrific as Lieutenant York in /Hyperdrive/, as were Miranda Hart, Nick Frost, Steven Evans, Dan Antopolsky, Petra Massey, Waen Shepherd, Patterson Joseph, and so on.*)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_(film)

*Hyperdrive.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperdrive_(TV_series)

Real rocket art.
https://theawesomer.com/how-to-make-a-rocket/495147/

A lovely short film about the relationship between a shoemaker father (or possibly grandfather) and his little girl who wants very much to be an astronaut.
https://theawesomer.com/one-small-step/495171/

Cool video about tires for vehicles on another planet.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/27/the-mars-curiosity-rovers-wh.html

B.K., the Yale Years.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/26/young-brett-kavanaugh-the-yal.html

/ Ah! Les Belles Bacchantes./ A slapstick French comedy lingerie show film. I like the one in the wiggly horizontal bat’leth. And the one who does the Egyptian hieroglyph puppy-paws dance to exit, stage right.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2018/09/27/this-1950s-french-lingerie-show-will-make-you-blush/

Sigmund Fraud.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/255

Pirates.
http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=265

Thomas.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/24/george-carlins-narration-for.html

Lucille.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/09/in-my-merry-oldsmobile.html

A fine political ad.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2018/09/22/siblings-savage-congressman-in-attack-advert/

No cause for alarm.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Hz_gdqS1k

Colossal.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/08/ella-pitrs-giant-murals-of-sleeping.html

Tiny. “Lift up her torso and we immediately see what’s inside. Here we have her abdominal wall, and we’re down to her intestines, which also come off… And behind the intestines is the real money shot, and here we have a fetus…”
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/anatomical-manikins-17th-century

Even tinier.
https://www.nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/2018-small-world-in-motion-competition

A new kind of juice dispenser made out of a big hard doll.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWV6V7dRWW8

Colossal again.
https://laughingsquid.com/giant-inflatable-octopus-puppet/

A short and surprisingly interesting travelogue of the Salton Sea, which is an uneasy puddle of stinking poison soup now.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-salton-sea-california/

/Pew-pew-pew!/ Practice for the Space Force.
http://www.omglasergunspewpewpew.com/

The barbarians arrive.
https://flashbak.com/the-barbarians-arrive-japanese-depictions-of-westerners-1860s-41468/

The hover-text: “And I thought of /another/ bad opinion. I couldn’t find anyone who expressed it specifically, but still, the fact that I can so easily imagine it is infuriating! I’m gonna tell everyone about it!”
https://xkcd.com/2051/

“In any case, please just write back. It’s dark out here and we’re the last humans left.”
https://theawesomer.com/were-the-last-humans-left/495398/

The totally awesome gulper eel.
https://laughingsquid.com/gulper-eel-reveals-its-massive-jaws/

The perfect gift for that person in your family who keeps setting the house on fire by falling asleep smoking.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/smokers_robot

Porfirio Jiminez makes art, provides self-commentary, and then happily sets it on fire and blows it out.
https://theawesomer.com/super-saiyan-blue-spray-paint-art/465805/

“But that runaway train destined for Denver is carrying a /deadly secret!/” ATOMIC TRAIN!
https://theawesomer.com/atomic-train-trailer/495216/

Intervention.
https://vimeo.com/291282571

Costume.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2018/09/snls-wardrobe-challenges.html

Hard to watch. /Keep your hands farther away than that./ (Though the potato picker is safe and brilliant!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE8lg47Ey_Y

Adolescently trying out a VR video game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72VXMjO14oc

This looks neat to try. Scroll down to see how the pieces move. Way better than that stupid 3D chess with the arbitrary number of platforms.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexagonal_chess

Automatic motorized Rubik’s cube.
https://laughingsquid.com/self-solving-rubiks-cube/

Basement light switch art.
https://nerdcore.de/2018/09/28/kinematop/

Best bad lip reading ever. Hillary Clinton stories. My favorite is the one at the end, about the shamanistic jungle party and a novel use of human skin.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2018/09/bad-lip-reading-hillary-stories.html

“And what am I, a professor of engineering, doing fucking a pingpong ball?” Well, my boy, it all has something to do with magnetism. And this 50-year-old film is a terrific electromagnetic principles demo that prefigures the modern railgun and the EHD propulsion systems that are just now being tried out on robot spacecraft. (20 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tJfqMYHaQw

Quantum computing explained in five levels of difficulty. (20 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWJCfOvochA

Detecting gravitational waves.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iphcyNWFD10

2000 years of technological progress results in a flying squirrel’s pelvis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR5N2Jl8k14

105 free bloody brush fonts, including Meatmarket, Bloodfeast, and the quaintly schizophrenic Bloody Brujah.
http://www.fontspace.com/category/blood

Japanese gas tanks.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/07/decorated-gas-tanks-of-japan.html

Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja sings Frank Key’s poem /The Star-Spangled Banner/ to the tune of the old British drinking song /To Anacreon In Heav’n/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU0SZXcNNbY

And here she is singing /Think/.
https://maleaemma.com/2018/08/23/cover-think-aretha-franklin/

Future thoughts.
https://theawesomer.com/future-thoughts/495220/

White people having uncomfortable-looking fun. For the short of attention span, skip ahead to about two minutes, when what you saw coming comes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvEE3_mBzi8

The animal hybridizer.
http://digitalcultures.pl/hybridizer/

“My son, Levi, is autistic. He doesn’t like having his photos taken because he gets uncomfortable with things like eye contact and smiling on command. So instead of begging and pleading for a few good photos, this year we went a different route.”
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/25/autis.html

Oh, the wondrous poetry of nature.
http://buttersafe.com/2008/11/13/the-rose/

You have been served, kayaker swine!
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/26/seal-slaps-kayaker-in-his-face.html

Thematically similar Instagram photos shown together. Scroll down for nearly ever.
https://www.instagram.com/insta_repeat/

White cow fetch.
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/28/cow-plays-fetch.html

Clancy lowered the boom.
https://visualconsumer.blogspot.com/2018/09/obligatory-animated-cat-gif_24.html

The Kavanaugh hearings prefigured by decades by Brit funnymen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRecMEf3CRI

Ed Wynn speaking for Speidel.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/follies_of_the_madmen_386

Mae West clips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJS670okmZc

And Alex Bosworth in Mister Sandman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5km09Oav1E

 

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