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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.

Cows Are Extremely Curious Creatures

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:54:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.boredpanda.com/cows-chasing-rc-car-frazer-leal/

"It’s easy to impress cattle: put an RC car in front of them and it becomes a
cow god. This video from New Zealand shows how a simple toy car transforms into
a powerful herd guide using a remote control."

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The Story Behind Margaret Atwood's Bonkers New Comic About a Flying Cat-Bird Superhero

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:53:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/09/06/the_story_behind_margaret_atwood_s_graphic_novel_angel_catbird.html>

"Margaret Atwood’s next book isn’t what you’re expecting, unless you’re
expecting a bird conservation superhero comic about a flying man-cat-owl
fighting to save the world from an evil CEO who is secretly a rat."

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The myth of low-hanging fruit

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:51:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://m.signalvnoise.com/the-myth-of-low-hanging-fruit-443459fe205a

"Be careful when you use the word “easy” to describe other people’s jobs."

Good advice.

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What Reality are Trump People Living In?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:50:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://jerclifton.com/2016/08/17/what-reality-are-trump-people-living-in/

"If you are anything like me, you don’t quite understand what to make of the
Trump phenomenon.  Sure Hillary is winning, but what is more interesting to me
is that over a third of Americans still plan to vote for this guy.  Why?  I’m

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Warning: viewing these baby animals in cute outfits may kill you

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:21:13 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2016/09/06/warning-viewing-these-baby-an.html

"Brace yourself for a level of cuteness that could have lasting effects. Zoo
Portraits by Barcelona-based Yago Partal include interesting information about
each species. That cute otter could grow to 99 pounds, the heaviest of the

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Chief Engineer Kaylee Frye Can Fix All Fandoms

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:18:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://fashionablygeek.com/costumes/chief-engineer-kaylee-frye/

"She has a Sonic too. Of COURSE she has a Sonic."

Cosplay all the fandoms!

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A Pipeline Fight and America’s Dark Past

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:13:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/a-pipeline-fight-and-americas-dark-past>

"This week, thousands of Native Americans, from more than a hundred tribes,
have camped out on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, which straddles the
border between the Dakotas, along the Missouri River. What began as a slow

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Oceana’s first North Sea expedition - in pictures

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:06:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2016/sep/07/oceanas-first-north-sea-expedition-in-pictures>

"The ocean conservation society last week completed its first-ever expedition
to document the richness of habitats and threats to marine life in waters off
the Netherlands, UK, Norway and Denmark. The results from the two-month, at-sea

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What Keeps the Rich and Powerful up at Night, and Why They’re Happy You Don’t Care

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:43:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://evonomics.com/keeps-rich-powerful-night-theyre-happy-dont-know/

"The powerful are pleased we find interest rates boring"

An interesting explanation of interest rates and their consequences. Via Emlyn

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My Depression Is A Gift

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:39:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://healthcareinamerica.us/my-depression-is-a-gift-5e8c1a978791

"I’ve struggled with depression since high school, a hyper-competitive
all-girls boarding school in Connecticut."

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