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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.

Conduct: No Evil 13

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:41:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR1b37qeRiY

Another installment in a lovely animated series.

Here's the whole series:

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The 1 percent are parasites: Debunking the lies about free enterprise, trickle-down, capitalism and celebrity entrepreneurs

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:34:46 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.salon.com/2015/04/11/the_1_percent_are_parasites_debunking_the_lies_about_free_enterprise_trickle_down_capitalism_and_celebrity_entrepreneurs/>

"The rich don't generate jobs. Rising tides do not lift all boats. And
they probably built that with government help"

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The Strange Tale of the First Woman to Run for [US] President

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:38:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/04/victoria-woodhull-first-woman-presidential-candidate-116828.html>

"Few know, though, the name of the woman who put the first crack in that
highest, hardest glass ceiling. That honor belongs to a beautiful,
colorful and convention-defying woman named Victoria Woodhull, who ran

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The Google Cultural Institute adds 3D models

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:36:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/browse/?f.media_type=3d&q.openId=media_type>

"You can now admire hundreds of multi-dimensional objects from our six
pilot partners' collections, from the extensive set of animal skulls of
the California Academy of Sciences to the Oldest Mask in the world at

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If We Dig Out All Our Fossil Fuels, Here’s How Hot We Can Expect It to Get

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:44:05 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/09/upshot/if-we-dig-out-all-our-fossil-fuels-heres-how-hot-we-can-expect-it-to-get.html>

"World leaders are once again racing to avert disastrous levels of
global warming through limits on greenhouse gas emissions. An agreement
may be in reach, but because of the vast supplies of inexpensive fossil

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Star Trek: Renegades - finally, an official trailer!

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:42:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://observationdeck.io9.com/star-trek-renegades-finally-an-official-trailer-1696329277>

"We, the team who brought you Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, are proud to
announce Star Trek: Renegades, a professionally produced television
pilot to be presented for a possible online series."

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Five games about cats for you to try

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:37:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2015/04/07/five-games-about-cats-for-you.html

"Being wonderfully weird, capricious and regal, cats are easy to adore
(even if it's just the brain parasites). Inexplicably compelling,
they're also often ideal subjects for games."

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John Oliver, Edward Snowden, and Unconditional Basic Income

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:34:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/basic-income/john-oliver-edward-snowden-and-unconditional-basic-income-2f03d8c3fe64>

"The conversation opened up to the world by Edward Snowden and now
creatively re-framed by John Oliver is one of the most important
conversations to be having in any even remotely functioning democracy."

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The 200 Greatest Adventure Novels of All Time

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:21:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://hilobrow.com/adventure/

"What follows is a list of two hundred of my favorite adventure novels
published before the Eighties (1984–93). They’re organized not
qualitatively — that would be impossible — but chronologically."

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Boldly Textured 3D Animal Illustrations by Maxim Shkret

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:19:46 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/boldly-textured-3d-animal-illustrations-by-maxim-shkret/>

"Russia-based artist Maxim Shkret uses 3D software to create animal
illustrations that feature a wondrous textured aesthetic."

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