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Caccia Del Tesoro! (Treasure hunt!)

2020/02/29

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2020-02-28) 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 awhile. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

The Community Center of Mendocino’s Spring show is coming in April, featuring a full stage production –lights, sound, costumes, projection screens, the works– of /The Thief Lord/, that you heard a few weeks ago as a read-through on KNYO. The intro for that will be an original short play (20 minutes) by Kylie Felicich, called /Caccia Del Tesoro/, and last night’s Memo of the Air show began with a 20-minute read-through of that. So now you know.

As for the miscued sound effects and confused incidental music during the read-through, I plead back pain and tooth pain. I’m so sorry, gang. Every other button I pushed was the wrong one at the wrong time. And I made all kinds of mistakes today at work, and the first few tries of uploading the recording just now went wonky… I was just about to drive off to Juanita’s after typing this, but now I think I should just go to sleep and leave tomorrow. Then there’s the endodontist to look forward to on Monday, very near Juanita’s apartment. My first root canal. One of those life milestones. (It’s funny, when I write /root canal/ I hear it in my head in the voice of Morey Amsterdam.)

Anyway, here are links to 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:

Smithsonian Open Access. This is huge.
https://www.si.edu/openaccess

Cars under streetlamps. (via TheAVA.com)
https://designyoutrust.com/2018/10/parked-cars-under-streetlamps-in-1970s-new-york-city/

“A home isn’t a place to live– it’s a /financial instrument/.”
http://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-02-25-cgghouls.gif

Stop-o-mation animated pancakes. 6,000 of them.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2020/02/maxs-journey-to-moon.html

About color names.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMqZR3pqMjg

Six.
https://www.alternet.org/2020/02/help-me-please-shocking-body-cam-video-shows-cop-handcuffing-and-arresting-a-frightened-6-year-old-girl/

Six.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee0azRhL9yY

And a six-year-old cockatiel with a bok choy leaf on its head.
https://boingboing.net/2020/02/25/cockatiel-sings-legend-of-zeld.html

Robot-written, sung and marimba’d. The future.
https://newatlas.com/robotics/robot-singer-songwriter-shimon-album-tour/

Sliding and gliding.
https://boingboing.net/2020/02/25/watch-incredible-dancer-glide.html

Cat fu.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2020/02/25/take-down/

The story of gated reverb.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxz6jShW-3E

The largest chord.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeTygKpi6pI

Eyes.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2020/02/tweet-of-day_24.html

The superb owl.
https://boingboing.net/2020/02/24/incredible-slo-mo-video-of-rap.html

The magnetic river.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI_HFnNTfyU

A magnetic river running in circles through the middle of a stroke victim’s brain, thrilling it with healing magnetism.
https://neurosciencenews.com/brain-stimulation-stroke-motor-function-15769/

Another lovely lathe project.
https://theawesomer.com/making-a-vase-from-dowels/561511/

The fart scale.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-afterlife-of-fart.html

A song to memorize your hermetic fundamentals.
https://boingboing.net/2020/02/24/sing-along-to-this-peppy-littl.html

This explains it. Kids don’t have time for smoking and drinking and experimenting with sex and spraypainting their glyph on things anymore. (via TYWIKIWDBI)
https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/f8c0uf/youth_behavior_trends_in_the_united_states_9th/

Gai-jitsu.
http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2020/02/hey-you.html

Smoke bomb in a bomb book release party.
https://boingboing.net/2020/02/26/john-wilcock-a-smoke-bomb-at.html

“Trump with the toilets. I’m talkin’ nine inches, here.” (via Everlasting Blort) Don’t forget to unmute the sound.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1218932710250385408

Making a concrete guitar.
https://theawesomer.com/making-a-concrete-guitar/561856/

Endless* oceanscapes for your YouTube-playing giant teevee.
https://theawesomer.com/10-hour-oceanscape/479689/

Watching freshly-corrected historical videos reminds me of the science-fiction book /Old Twentieth/ by Joe Haldeman. It’s pretty good, and I remember I especially liked the creepy ambiguous tail-of-the-dream way it ends.
https://theawesomer.com/nyc-1911-4k-60fps/561679/

An endless stream of A.I.-generated art. Let me know if you ever get to the bottom of the page, because I don’t think there is any bottom to it.
https://art42.net/

120-year-old photographic plates found, developed.
https://petapixel.com/2020/02/25/developing-120-year-old-cat-photos-found-in-a-family-time-capsule/

Communist Chinese advertising posters.
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/feb/26/the-sleeping-giant-how-chinese-posters-pushed-products-and-propaganda

Before you take your car in for an oil change, watch this 20-minute video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-avpx8UTakI

RC ekranoplan.
https://boingboing.net/2020/02/22/building-an-r-c-version-of-a-s.html

StarCrash! (This came out the same year as Star Wars.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzfuNSpP0RA

Flat.
https://heavy.com/news/2020/02/mad-mike-hughes-death/

There’s a not-too-hard math trick you can do to figure it out, or you can just look at the chart. I read an article about someone who crashed the rail on the sixth floor of a parking garage and went all the way to the ground in his car, and I wondered how fast he was going when he struck the ground, to compare it to crashing into a tree or a dump truck. I figured 60-80 feet, so it’s thirty or forty miles-per-hour. Seat belt, shoulder harness and airbag and you’d be shaken but intact. Remember when that truck driver drove his logging truck over the side of Albion River Bridge? This is like that, except without twenty tons of logs behind it.
http://www.greenharbor.com/fffolder/speedtime.pdf

Where peppers come from. Bon appetit. (via TYWKIWDBI)
https://imgur.com/PaSVltm

Better and better. It won’t be long now. (via TYWKIWDBI)
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/ep56oo/the_future_of_bionic_limbs/

Shock, get-it-together, resolve, triumph. Put yourself in her place, feel that. (via TYWKIWDBI)
https://www.reddit.com/r/nextfuckinglevel/comments/esokp0/soloist_prepares_wrong_concerto_and_finds_out_on/

Design. (via TYWIKIWDBI)
https://digg.com/video/people-keep-crashing-their-bicycles-at-this-same-rail-crossing-intersection

It looks so fun! (via TYWIKIWDBI)
https://imgur.com/qOscruJ

Adorable black cats swimming and playing together in the lake. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LolJNcy4rso

Big peaceful animals. (via NagOnTheLake)
https://mymodernmet.com/giant-animal-illustrations-monokubo/

The Myers aeroplane hat. (via WeirdUniverse.net)
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/airplane_hat

The pope for me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYsi0NFTCaI

And a glossary of censored words from a 1919 treatise on love. /Bad words, you seven./ You can turn the pages for more.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/glossary-of-censored-words-from-a-1919-book-on-love

 

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