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Oh, Afghanistan (you can leave your hat on).

2021/08/21

     “And I asked the Lord: Lord, why is there only one set of footprints in the sand here? And the Lord answered, That is when your friend died of an easily preventable disease.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2021-08-20) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show, ready to re-enjoy.

 

Thanks heaps to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way.

BESIDES ALL THAT, here’s a fresh batch of 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:

Hydraulic press interpretive dance.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2021/08/hydraulic-press-interpretive-dance.html

Tattoo pain chart.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2021/08/19/tattoo-pain-chart/

Awww. (You might have to click the sound on.) (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=771026897097641

Do you suppose it was something in the doughnuts?
https://twitter.com/JerriJamz/status/1426052914255106049

This is clearly a sport. Driving a car in a car race is not a sport. Playing a video game is not a sport. Cup stacking is a sport.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OkuyqUU180

Self-aiming bow and arrow that can track and hit a moving target. Skip ahead a bit if you don’t care how it’s done but just want to see the triumphant results. This is a robot sport.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MkrNVic7pw

Inventions of science fiction alphabetized.
http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/ctnlistalpha.asp

“OH! I want you to look at /all/ of /those wiggles!/” “I could do this all day. In fact, this is a wonderful way to relax– or get too excited and never be able to go to sleep!” (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJnJ39s-Wco

Institute of illegal images.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2021/08/the-institute-of-illegal-images.html

Olympic synchronized swimming upside down with appropriate music. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jiz0-S_rETQ

Badass diver.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2021/08/superhuman-badjao-diver.html

Aliens, though? Probably not. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHDlfIaBEqw

Blood pressure, fella.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2021/08/18/an-anti-vaxxer-at-a-san-diego-county-board-makes-a-point-about-mask-mandates/

And when a demon from Hell comes in your mouth, and you take the problem to a professional to get that seen, here is what you can expect. Apparently it burns like fire for the exorcist to shpritz your jeans with magic water. When he demands your name, you drool and faint. And when he bops you on the head he’s not really hitting you all that hard; he makes the cartoon sound of the hit by yelling BOOM! or BAM! into his microphone. You go to the bathroom, the white stuff comes out, and you’re cured. That wasn’t so bad, was it? /Next./
https://boingboing.net/2021/08/19/oral-sex-demon-banished.html

Distortion and other effects.
https://laughingsquid.com/distortion-pedal-makes-harp-sound-like-electric-guitar/

Parkour effect.
https://theawesomer.com/p-e-r-m-u-t-a-t-i-o-n-c-i-t-y/635520/

The SpiderElephant. (via BoingBoing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wseDVcfopKE

Action and reaction. (via Clifford Pickover)
https://www.reddit.com/r/CrazyFuckingVideos/comments/ny3ljb/ice_cream_sticks_domino/

Police Squad. “Cigaret?” “Yes, I know.” (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbN0BR16Goo&list=PLmjMOYjphH144bjRi6WSuiA6kXDT47zdH&index=1

This is also how the stock market works.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2021/08/17/a-balancing-act/

And this is how arguing on the internet works.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2021/08/17/prank-backfires/

Long story short.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=081521

Who will think of the poor rich landlords who own 24 apartment blocks? So sad for them, all alone in their private jets with their stocking feet up on the elephant-foot hassock, smiling about the way things used to be, are, and will be again, washing their hands in the air and saying, “Splendid, but… not splendid /enough/.” My gosh, the nightmare of socialism. Next the spoilsports will meddle in droit du seigneur.
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/landlord-eviction-moratorium-extension-biden-cdc-renters-evict-julio-gonzalez-2021-8

A cartoon from June of 2011.
https://wronghands1.com/gallery-june-2011/#jp-carousel-3561

The philosopher’s good life.
https://static.existentialcomics.com/comics/ThalesandtheOlivePresses.png

This is like somebody had a faint idea about who Seth Rogan was and the Seth Meyers people asked him to write something for them and he heard /Seth/ and submitted this. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXH2xKInfZE

“Gone are the bad days of noisy roads, to be replaced with harmonious ones.”
https://newatlas.com/motorcycles/ola-electric-scooter-india/

Johnathan Pie on UK and US foreign policy, how and who and why they suck.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_buiAGqcy7s

Renato Carosone – Tu Vuò Fa’ L’Americano (via Davis Gee)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqlJwMFtMCs

Jimi Hendrix on Swedish teevee in 1967.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0EMrJTgqgM

Josephine Baker’s famous entirely imaginary French house.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2021/08/inside-bizarre-lost-house-for-josephine.html

Rerun: Asian Shirley Temple in /Solid Potato Salad./
https://twitter.com/56blackcat/status/1425827739194454021

Russian floaters floating.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2021/08/20/footwork-7/

Art.
https://twitter.com/georgehahn/status/1426921940284055555

Art.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2021/08/trailer-for-star-wars-visions.html

Art.
https://digitalsynopsis.com/design/photoshop-editing-retouching-digital-art/

Art.
https://digitalsynopsis.com/design/reflections-of-the-past-tom-hussey/

Art. (Posted last year in November.)
https://thenib.com/it-aint-over-til-its-over/

Rerun: The highest speed happens around 3:20+. This reminds me again to recommend the 2013 film /The Secret Life of Walter Mitty/.
https://boingboing.net/2021/08/16/skateboarding-downhill-at-70-mph.html

Twenty years of expensive pointless murder, torture and misery in a minute.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB85uNY0fNs

Hundreds of pages of attractive rockets and missiles, some showing partially exploded view and/or cutaway view. (via BoingBoing)
http://rockets.andegraf.com/kslv.htm

The treatment.
https://www.vintag.es/2021/07/diathermy.html

Four takes. But what I want to know is, what is it /about/ her buns that makes them the best. Also I’m afraid he’ll hurt his neck doing this. He’s not a young man.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-rare-quadruple-take.html

A.I. picking out this and that.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/1427676152362160142

Press play.
https://afterthetone.com/

Manahmanah birds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwxUQ0W8ODY

Betty Boop in /Ha! Ha! Ha!/
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2013/08/ha-ha-ha.html

The gas scene from a high school production of Little Shop of Horrors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Oq7oQohvo

“Everything is so vivid that it’s a kind of nothing. That’s why you just laugh.” Oooh-kay. It reminds me of the project of a man I knew who was peaceful and mild and slow to the point of seeming mentally retarded (that’s what enlightenment looks like) –I remember he wouldn’t look directly at you but smile aimed slightly off to the side, like at your ear. One day in Headlands Coffeehouse, in the early oh-ohs, he gave me a battery powered electric fan with a speed control on it, that he’d taped long black cardboard blades on. “Here’s what to do,” he said. “Look at the sun with your eyes closed, hold this up in the way, so it’s a shadow on your eyelids, and speed it up and slow it down, kind of /tune/ it, until…” I said, “Until what.” He smiled even wider and said, “/You’ll/ see.”
https://boingboing.net/2021/08/17/would-you-be-willing-to-neuro-hack-your-way-to-enlightenment.html

Like /The Birds/ but, instead, grocery trolleys. (You might have to click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1428771813925048325

The screams.
https://justscream.baby/listen/

Limbo (say LEEM-boh).
https://www.vintag.es/2021/08/women-doing-limbo-dance.html

Where ya goin’, Fred? Over there. Ah.
https://www.neatorama.com/2021/08/17/The-Life-Of-Wolves-In-The-Summer/

Fluid.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2021/08/ink-in-motion.html

Fissile raspberry isotopes. Not Rb, that abbreviation is used for rubidium.
https://xkcd.com/2504/

Tyranny.
https://www.gocomics.com/breaking-cat-news/2021/08/19

Spoilers. (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHoJSgq6mqc

Flipping the script.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2021/08/flipping-script.html

A little bit louder version of the same sort of point. What it’s like. (via Fark)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd7FixvoKBw

“Can’t understand a word you are saying.” (Fark again)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huSP7PtctC4

Exactly.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-trip-to-grocery-store.html

Rerun: Kurt Vonnegut on shapes of stories.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOGru_4z1Vc

Man cooks his own chips. And you can too.
https://boingboing.net/2021/08/14/man-makes-silicon-chips-in-his-garage-fab.html

Man makes his own /Howl’s Moving Castle/ and then gently sings the names of all the people who helped out with some money or this or that little part. (52 min.) (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDQ-sDDqWvk

Tommy can’t sleep.
https://boingboing.net/2021/08/14/tommy-cant-sleep-is-a-far-out-short-film.html

The official pain scale. Learn it, and so be a far more helpful patient.
https://www.bitsandpieces.us/2021/08/13/pain-scale/

Fembot. (via BitsAndPieces)
https://vimeo.com/140950223

And clips of London during WW2 cleaned up and detailed. Fascinating. (17 min.) (via b3ta)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLbPYQcUcgM

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