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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

Artist Thijme Termaat Spent 2.5 Years Painting And Creating This Timelapse

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:45:35 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.boredpanda.com/painting-timelapse-i-paint-thijme-termaat/>

"Dutch artist Thijme Termaat is a great painter but sometimes being great is
not enough. The competition in today’s art world is fierce so Thijme decided to
create a timelapse to stand out from the crowd. He spent 2.5 years painting and

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From ‘Coraline’ to ‘Kubo’: A Look at the Evolution of LAIKA’s Stop-Motion Animation

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:44:32 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://collider.com/laika-stop-motion-movies/

"Through a combination of years of development, investment in advances in both
3D printing technology and computer-aided design, and a bold, ambitious
approach to filmmaking, Laika has managed to reinvent themselves with each and

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We Need to Literally Declare War on Climate Change

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:43:09 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://newrepublic.com/article/135684/declare-war-climate-change-mobilize-wwii>

"We’re under attack from climate change—and our only hope is to mobilize like
we did in WWII."

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Elephants are the end of a 60m-year lineage – last of the megaherbivores

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:41:14 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/12/elephants-are-the-end-of-a-60-million-year-lineage-the-last-of-the-megaherbivores>

"Four-tuskers, hoe-tuskers, shovel-tuskers are all wiped out – now only a
fragment of this keystone species remains"

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THE SIOUX CHEF: A Native American Restaurant

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:30:16 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/siouxchef/the-sioux-chef-a-native-american-restaurant>

"Help us create the first fully Indigenous restaurant experience!"

I see what they did there!  Good one.

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Reputation systems work because people are mostly good

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:29:28 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2016/08/17/reputation-systems-work-becaus.html

"Economist Tim Harford writes about holidaying in prosperous Bavaria,
where hotels let you run up bills of €1000+ without a credit-card and
all room-keys are stored in a cupboard where any guest can get at them,

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I am what’s wrong with America*

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:28:16 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@AnandWrites/i-am-whats-wrong-with-america-c30f990de164>

"*according to some guy"

Snarky but strangely touching.

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The Monkees - "She Makes Me Laugh" [Official Lyric Video]

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:27:14 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpp-Ry2ZNhY

"Written by Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, She Makes Me Laugh is the first
single of the new Monkees album GOOD TIMES!"

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Your D&D Stories by AC Stuart

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:53:39 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://yourdndstories.tumblr.com/post/149007973818/huh-usually-its-the-rogue-that-causes-the-tpk>

"Huh. Usually it’s the rogue that causes the TPK."  (Total Party Kill)

Great comics!  Via Mz Maau.

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Synchronized Wind Tunnel Dancing Should Be the Next Olympic Sport

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:50:58 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://sploid.gizmodo.com/synchronized-wind-tunnel-dancing-should-be-the-next-oly-1785343713>

"A lot of questionable sports have become official Olympic events over
the years. Golf? Trampoline? That one where people just run in a
straight line for 100 meters? Ridiculous. But synchronized dancing

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