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A lot to unpack.

2021/01/30

     “We spent 738 billion dollars on defense in 2020, and the Capitol building was taken in 10 minutes by Duck Dynasty and a guy in a deerskin bikini.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2021-01-29) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show, ready to re-enjoy.

 

And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back awhile.

Besides all that, here’s an overstuffed pillowcase of links to not-necessarily-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.

Yes, your Blueness.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/08/5-most-impressive-blue-holes-around.html

Light box art.
https://boingboing.net/2021/01/26/hari-deeptis-paper-cut-light-boxes.html

Rerun: 72 in 7.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLYgR1uuRp4

About stop-motion animation.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2013/09/frame-by-frame-art-of-stop-motion.html

Clockworkish trombone dance.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2021/01/23/trombone-section-suicide-routine/

Aeroplanery.
https://www.flights10.com/worldwide/aircraft-aerial-art-kilo-ta

The record for short landing and takeoff.
https://boingboing.net/2021/01/27/pilot-takes-off-in-2-5-feet-lands-in-16-5.html

Another fascinating video artifact.
https://boingboing.net/2021/01/25/wind-turbines-take-on-a-sinister-quality-when-videotaped.html

Peaceful Studio Ghibli scenes.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2021/01/relax-with-art-of-studio-ghibli.html

It looks pretty good. Slow and calm.
https://theawesomer.com/invincible-first-look/608152/

Plowing snow.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2021/01/plowing-snow-in-italian-alps.html

Plowin’ rhymes.
https://laughingsquid.com/lin-manuel-freestyle-hardly-working-college-humor/

Allakazam! (sic sp) Now you see him, now you don’t, because he is dead.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_magic_land_of_allakazam

Sleight of paw.
https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/l6p0fg/is_this_what_they_call_cat_reflexes/

Great race.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2021/01/tweet-of-day_24.html

Art. (via b3ta)
https://vimeo.com/258877840

A.I. makes several attempts to finish /All Star/ given the first verse.
https://boingboing.net/2021/01/26/all-star-but-an-ai-attempts-to-finish-the-song-after-the-first-verse.html

Demons.
https://boingboing.net/2021/01/26/31-visions-of-hell-satan-and-demons-according-to-a-1775-book-obsessed-with-genitals.html

Holy ghost people. (52 min.)
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2021/01/holy-ghost-people.html

Faces of the riot.
https://facesoftheriot.com/

Rerun: Leave Me Alurn. (via b3ta) Quinn Enestved wrote: “I want both the urn and the spikes.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKlv4pZe-zo

“With a big bow-wow, tow-row-row, fol de rol de ri do day.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ37wuSnUco

Star Trek Original Series recreated set tour. The videography is an example of a cameraperson /caressing/ the subject.
https://boingboing.net/2021/01/24/tour-a-spot-on-recreation-of-the-sets-for-star-trek-the-original-series.html

Pre-COVID chat line. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcvAap80zqk

Lowest voice in the world.
https://www.neatorama.com/2021/01/27/Listen-to-the-Man-with-the-Lowest-Voice-in-the-World-Sing/

Tackle!
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/thumbor/ll0VxTFyKKH5Hva-KdFI1pbB3Lc=/900×600/media/img/photo/2021/01/photos-week/a21_1230595864/original.jpg

Jazz refrigeration unit.
https://laughingsquid.com/broken-air-conditioner-plays-jazz-drum-solo/

Rerun: Music for 6 drummers and apartment.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2021/01/music-for-one-apartment-and-six-drummers.html

Why not to bite a charged phone battery. Wait till it’s at zero percent before you bite it.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2021/01/28/dont-eat-phone-batteries-because-they-may-explode/

La Baby Sister. Capitulo 14. (Volume is very low.) “Con engaños, Giovanny consigue un buen empleo en el que su familia tienen puestas todas las esperanzas. Entre tanto, los esfuerzos de Fabiana y Daniel por ocultar las fotografías son en vano y Marta podría descubrir la verdad.” (By trickery, Giovanny gets a good job in which his family has all hopes. Meanwhile, Fabiana and Daniel’s efforts to hide the photographs are in vain and Marta may discover the truth.)
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7mt7xg

How we get deluxe virtual chickenwire. At this rate it makes a 100-foot virtual roll every two minutes. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/toolotheday/status/1077593194454491136

A possible use for chickenwire. You’d have like an umbrella of it that would come down all around you, down to the ground, in case you meet someone like this. And electrify it.
https://boingboing.net/2021/01/25/trespasser-going-berserk-set-to-heavy-metal-soundtrack.html

Mandala men.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/08/sand-mandala-tibetan-art-of-intricate.html

Satellite photos made of mixing paint and ink. And nice music.
https://theawesomer.com/satellike/608429/

“He told her that a good deed is always more powerful than evil magic. She should never forget that.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_singing_ringing_tree

Curling marmots. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1343718132381265921

Art. (via Everlasting Blort)
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/jan/12/american-photographer-ruth-orkin-in-pictures

Cube.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2021/01/29/a-folded-cube/

Ladder.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwA-eLtjFl4

Oh, for fuck sake! $420,000 for this steampunk prop watch. It’s neat to look at, sure, and one can fondly imagine wearing it to the Explorers’ Club at the Dickens Faire, but you could just as easily make one out of bits of toys from the dollar store that would pass an arm’s-length inspection and keep time too. I’ll never be able to retire, and even by the time I’m dead at 75 or so I will not have earned $420,000 in my entire life, and not for want of trying. Also it looks like a cross between a truncated dick-and-balls glyph, a 35mm camera and a beetlebug. The blue version /hints/ at how much cooler it would look if it lit up from inside with a blue LED, but they didn’t think of including a 2-cent LED for only $420,000, did they. I don’t mean to be critical; I’m sure they’re very proud of their $420,000 whatchacallit– which is what /I/ will call it after I make one from bits of toys from the dollar store: the Watch-a-callit. Juanita has a friend who makes cool hats with things very like this stuck all over them, that the man spends days hot-gluing together, and they cost like $100, and that seems reasonable, because then you have a hat, goggles and a key-fob flashlight too. I’m sorry, I should let it alone, but– imagine: which would you rather have, this watch or your own whole middle-market radio station to run for fun. This watch or a nice house and your next ten cars? This watch or four hundred twenty thousand dollars.
https://newatlas.com/wearables/mbf-hm9-sapphire-vision/

“What’s this? A lady’s watch-bracelet? I didn’t figure you for a mollycoddler.” “Sir, my mother gave it to me and I wear it because I like it!” “Spunk! That’s the ticket! Well, form up a line, boys, we’re going on a hike.” -Baden-Powell and Bob Tucker, time-traveling Boy Scout

Here are some other attractive wristwatches the MB&F company carves out of sapphire meteorites and the skull of an owl.
https://www.chrono24.com/mbf/index.htm

What’s wrong with Tanya?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctPt74CNBA4

And oy.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/1/25/2011388/-Cartoon-Life-in-the-liminalverse

 

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