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2019/10/12

   “Every machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.” -George Takei

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-10-11) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to re-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 a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet, though the farther back in time you try to go, the less likely it is to work right, just like real life.

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

This is what they used to do before they had pole dancing. Pole dancing is the lazy person’s sexy dance.
https://laughingsquid.com/old-timey-super-mario-bros-medley/

Miyazaki’s airships. (And below that: the lighted, motorized flying warship sculpture.)
https://nerdcore.de/2019/10/04/hayao-myazakis-luftschiffe/

Visualizing herd immunity.
https://boingboing.net/2019/10/07/risk-illustration.html

Ze Frank’s latest. “Do your magic, brain witch.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxM8Eb_IoFY

Trumpery of the 15th century. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/kajetanobarski/status/1081653259096477696

1930s-40s in color. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/albums/72157603671370361/page1

Wicker, man.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/10/how-this-chair-became-pop-culture-icon.html

Art.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGXwE99U8AAxOo3?format=jpg

The hotel of the mysteries.
https://boingboing.net/2019/10/09/the-donald-trump-mysteries-i.html

Nude on the moon.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/nude_on_the_moon

Balloonie! Balloonie!
https://www.krqe.com/news/balloon-fiesta/photos-a-round-up-of-special-shape-balloons

Orbiting octopockle.
https://laughingsquid.com/red-cirrata-octopus-orbits-around-wall/

Astronauts. A neat desktop image when despeckled of fish food.
https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2019_40/3037051/ss-191003-twip-02_bee690ee6330d84f5eefca0f3e2f71a3.fit-880w.jpg

Sportsball in a nutshell.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/10/baseball.html

An experimental condom-powered bagpipe thing. (via b3ta.com)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPedwnc5e_s&fbclid=IwAR1JTrbc96rKZGEu4n2ASjFHY_8c65Qz5_JzWkSnkNgujQboU0I0ksdderA

Worth it.
https://cdn1-www.mandatory.com/assets/uploads/gallery/funny-photos-10-7-2019/screen-shot-2019-10-06-at-3-59-29-pm.png

Why we will lose:
https://27thstreet.me/2019/10/09/attack-to-build/

I repeat, why we will lose:
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/10/the-new-revolution.html

A kiss from Daddy. “All the rich white folks are going to argue, and then whoever’s best is going to win a kiss from Daddy. Ooooh.” It’s the theme song to a teevee show. I haven’t seen it, but probably this is good enough.
https://laughingsquid.com/succession-theme-song-rejected-lyrics/

Hey, Joe, whaddaya know?
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/310

The flapper dictionary. It doesn’t say, but there are several reasons they called them flappers. 1. 17th century word for prostitute. 2. 19th century word for energetic girl. 3. The characteristic flappy-arm dance. 4. They wore their galoshes unbuckled, to be clever.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/flapper_dictionary

Jungefrauenzimmerdurchschwindsuchttodtungsgegenverein (say yoon-guh-frah-wen-tsimmer-dur(ch)-shvind-zoo(ch)t-tohdt-toongs-gay-gen-feh-ryhn).
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/10/06/for-short-3/

How motorcyclists think people react to their stupid house-shaking noise.
https://laughingsquid.com/how-motorcyclists-think-people-react/

Don’t look. You’ll be sorry.
https://twentytwowords.com/five-elephants-die-trying-to-save-baby-who-slipped-over-waterfall/

I like the way the little person and the predator communicate. “I see you. Look, guys, see? We all see you, fella.” Predator bird: “Ah, shit. Okay, well, bye. Dang it.”
https://laughingsquid.com/pygmy-marmoset-worlds-smallest-monkey/

Eat it.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/06/Avner-the-Eccentric-A-Master-Clown/

The Loch Ness monster: the giant baroque contrabassoon.
https://laughingsquid.com/baroque-contrabassoon/

Lad, I don’t know where you’ve been, but I see you won first prize.”
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/10/bagpipe-bungee-jump.html

Balls.
https://geekologie.com/2019/10/oh-wow-guys-impressive-dragon-ball-conta.php

Shuffle-ology.
https://boingboing.net/2019/10/07/cabinet-shuffle.html

Card dealing in stop-O-mation with excellent use of sound.
https://laughingsquid.com/card-dealing-in-stop-motion/

Zuckerborg’s nipple-free techno-utopia.
https://boingboing.net/2019/10/10/nice-animation-of-zuckerberg-a.html

Twenty minutes ago I had no idea who Marty Stewart is. I like the way he talks about his life. Near the end he mentions the Byrds, and there’s Gene Parsons, and a closeup of one of his patented String-Bender-equipped guitars, from way before the patent.
https://27thstreet.me/2019/10/07/great-stories-from-an-american-master/

Augustus Jansson’s Queen City Printing Ink Company ads.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/augustus-janssons-queen-city-ink-adverts-1903-1907/

Fluidic space.
https://theawesomer.com/magic-fluids-hdr/543329/

Several gifs of a black hole in rotation. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://mymodernmet.com/nasa-black-hole-visualization/

Now extrapolate this to explain everybody doing everything everywhere. If there is a miracle, it’s that we haven’t blown the world up a thousand times over by now, not out of malice but just sleepiness and then blaming others, imaginary /or/ real, for problems that could all be solved by pulling over and taking a nap. Seriously, just stop whatever’s so important, make it safe, and let your eyes close.
https://boingboing.net/2019/10/08/watch-this-driver-doze-off-al.html

I care even less about video games than I care about spectator-sportsball games, but this video article is really something. It takes some time to develop the point, but it’s a cool point and a clever trick.
https://laughingsquid.com/second-person-video-game/

There’s more here than the one theme, but the first item reminds me of an old saying: In wartime, whatever you do, don’t piss off the pinup girls. They will climb entirely over you from the back to stab you in the face. Just like a cat does.
https://boingboing.net/2019/10/08/same-as-it-ever-was-2.html

An attractive new real-life 1930s-style stainless steel rocket meant for
Mars. Occasionally, like in the story /The Gernsback Continuum/, we get glimpses of this sort of thing, something from the timeline we should be on instead of crappy one we’re stuck in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AcE7hBhpYU

Speaking of which, Todd Alcott’s store:
https://www.etsy.com/de/shop/ToddAlcottGraphics

Origami in space.
https://theawesomer.com/engineering-with-origami/542864/

How we get– whatever that is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjNwxpEBH7E

I like this one even more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqe54Lg58Rc

And the Brother Brothers’ banjo song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws3wbU63nLQ

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