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De nuovo il canto di trionfo del Porcellino Rosso.

2019/05/11

    “A pig who doesn’t fly is just an ordinary pig.” -Sophocles

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-05-10) 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 go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Demo of a clever animation technique based on rivers of scooters and riders.
https://theawesomer.com/multiverse/523835/

The world below.
https://theawesomer.com/the-world-below/509218/

Art.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/myths_of_the_near_future_the_collage_artwork_of_julien_pacaud

Should the Avengers impeach Thanos?
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/08/endgame-should-the-avengers-i.html

Fixed. They should just drop this section over the original; it’s way better.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/obi-wan-vs-darth-fixed.html

Fourteen Montreal artists each imagine a pinball machine in their own style. I like the tiger one.
https://theawesomer.com/mtl-pinball/523209/

Oh, the Dimensions You’ll Go.
https://www.cbr.com/superheroes-childrens-books-gallery/

Giangrade – Free to Roam.
https://theawesomer.com/giangrande-free-to-roam/523210/

In short: The woman wants to show off eating a live octopus, which brings it near her face. Oh, dear. Oh, well. See what that feels like, honey? (This reminds me of a video I saw years ago of a delighted creepy-happy family, children, old people, regular grownups, all laughing their heads off as they cut up and serve to each other a live octopus in a loud, crowded restaurant. Let me try to find that…*)
http://shanghaiist.com/2019/05/08/chinese-live-steamer-tries-to-eat-octopus-alive-nearly-gets-her-face-ripped-off/

*I can’t find it. Did I only imagine it or dream it? But I found /this/. The little girl doesn’t want it, and I think it’s more than just the yuck factor. I think she’s doing some sophisticated ethical calculations here. I think she’s wondering if the big people might do that to /her/, which is a perfectly reasonable concern. I think she’s /imagining/ them doing it to /her/. Look at her face.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcICk4FbPt4

“Just radioactive enough.”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/cold-cream-ad.html

What tattoo?
https://petapixel.com/2018/07/09/wet-plate-photography-makes-tattoos-disappear/

“We took off and then lightning struck the plane,” he said.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9008902/russia-plane-emergency-landing-airport/

The wreck in the meadow.
https://www.deviantart.com/fantasio/art/Forgotten-Spaceship-at-the-Meadow-796757651

Athens, Greece.
https://vimeo.com/305483837

The story of the cruel mother.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrXrgUjg8H0

Kiwi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs

Fish eats birds out of the air.
https://www.theava.com/archives/101187

I don’t know if you ever saw the gentle triumphant animated short /The Man Who Planted Trees/, but this is just like that, except in real life:
https://mymodernmet.com/sebastiao-salgado-forest/

The Man Who Planted Trees. (30 min.)
https://vimeo.com/19426214

The myth of the immortal white snake.
https://laughingsquid.com/chinese-myth-of-immortal-white-snake/

What do you mean, /WTF are those?/ It’s s slug bridge. You never seen a slug bridge before?
https://twitter.com/JoshFessel/status/1126121702977617921

Recipe cards. “Defibrillated lover carcass with Mexican ditch graby and Hats Off On Sunday peas.”
https://seanreynard.wordpress.com/recipe-cards/

Other periodicals.
https://www.sciencealert.com/think-periodic-tables-all-look-the-same-think-again

It’s nice to watch an expert do something expertly and explain as he goes. (20 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7daGYXk6Fo

Neural network finishes your story for you.
https://talktotransformer.com/

A neat way of playing chess that I think kids would like a lot. There would be a heated discussion the whole time. It’s like the story in /Fool For Love/ by Sam Shepard.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/05/10/alice-chess/

For people who like trains.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqgdZMTkV9Y

For people who like barbershop quartets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhVWPJw6gGE

And for the /tooth arrangement/ award, a shark that can /eat and breathe at the same time/, and even /clamp down on a man’s leg and not break the skin/, ladies and gentlemen, I give you:
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/05/port-jackson-shark.html

Adjust Zuckerberg’s smile.
https://terkelg.github.io/zuckerberg.smile/

The breath of a nation.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_breath_of_a_nation

I just like everything about this presentation. I like the setup, I like that you have to click to another site to find the /educational/ punchline, and I like the choice of comical video to drive the ethical point to today’s real life idiotic political extreme. Hat’s off. Wonderful.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/05/difficult-ethical-conundrum-or-not.html

Lighnin’ Hopkins – Mojo Hand. What does he spit out at the end? Is that a tooth?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keQR4_7DBnM

A Yiddish tango.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENSFSYqqfOk

How we get clarinets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZQprUXwFs8

Bellicorum instrumentorum liber cum figuris – BSB Cod.icon. 242, Venedig, 1420 – 1430 [BSB-Hss Cod.icon. 242].
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0001/bsb00013084/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&seite=129&pdfseitex=

Brian Eno lazily noodling on a string synthesizer. Cool video.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/08/new-song-from-brian-enos-for.html

Homemade Rock ’em Sock ’em robots of cardboard, tongue depressors and bottle tops.
https://theawesomer.com/diy-rockem-sockem-robots/523252/

Smoking hot redhead physicist Suzy Sheehy explains trapping particles in an accelerator by showing a physical Paul trap.
https://theawesomer.com/ball-wont-fall/523256/

Central Florida’s most /beautiful/ nudist resort.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/07/watch-a-1980s-promotional-vide.html

On the one hand, funny, as in /ha ha, who cares?/ Everything is just entertainment anymore. But look again: who eats a Mister Softy with a spoon?
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/08/man-enjoys-ice-cream-as-street.html

Brought to you by Esquire Boot Polish, the polish that puts a looking-glass shine on /your/ shoes.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/masquerade_party

When a byproduct or rather side-effect of what you’re doing is cooler than what you were shooting for in the first place.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/06/glitch-in-the-matrix.html

Why train wheels are conical and on rigid axles.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/06/so-this-is-why-train-wheels-ar.html

Head to toe imaginary computer generated people.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/07/company-uses-ai-to-generate-wh.html

What sorcery is this? Ow, fuck. Ow.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/04/photos-week-5/w29_RTX6TA7A/main_1500.jpg

Tony Pastor, /Oh, Marie/. It looks like the same set they used for Solid Potato Salad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq4PuPR1gRs

And the full English-translated script of Porco Rosso (Kurenai No Buta) (Crimson Pig). If you have a choice, get the one Michael Keaton voiced. The other English-dubbed version is like anything with a Capissen 38 engine.
http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/porco/script_porco_en_r.txt

 

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