Glass Wings Blog: October 2006

Discworld wedding cake

Mon, 02 Oct 2006 09:48:38 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Beautiful Discworld wedding cake:
http://homepages.tesco.net/~janefisk/discworld/discworld.htm

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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For the person who has everything

Fri, 6 Oct 2006 22:15:27 +1000

"Steven Pam" <steven [at] smartshots.com.au>

Steven Pam
A DVD rewinder...

http://www.dvdrewinder.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1

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Iggy Pop's humorous rider by roadie Jos Grain

Fri, 06 Oct 2006 23:39:09 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
A new literary epic: entertaining, educational and enlightening.  Roadie
Jos Grain shows real comic talent.  Two thumbs up.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/1004061iggypop1.html

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2006 Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Sat, 07 Oct 2006 00:05:57 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
The 2006 Ig Nobel Prize winners were awarded on Thursday night, October
5, at the 16th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, at Harvard's
Sanders Theatre.

http://www.improb.com/ig/ig-pastwinners.html#ig2006

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Cartoon Brew

Sat, 07 Oct 2006 14:28:03 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Excellent animation news blog, including links to animation available on
YouTube such as the excellent short "Fast Film" and (earlier this month)
"Male Restroom Etiquette" and "Twice Upon a Time".

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/

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music

Sun, 08 Oct 2006 15:45:02 -0700

Linda <lindapage [at] earthlink.net>

Linda
Figure you probably know about this but in case you do not, I'm loving
www.pandora.com.
   :o)
   Linda P

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LED Throwie Rat (or Mouse)

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 07:47:07 +1000

"Steven Pam" <steven [at] smartshots.com.au>

Steven Pam
When a DIY project starts with 'step 1: Learn mouse taxidermy', you know
it's gonna be a goodie...

http://www.instructables.com/id/E7Y1MAP6SOET2JXPD2/?ALLSTEPS

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Making Comics on Cool Tools

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 22:59:09 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools:  http://www.kk.org/cooltools/

Similar content to the much loved "Whole Earth Review" he used to edit.
Recent articles include the "GustBuster" unflippable umbrella and the
legendary Scott McCloud's new book "Making Comics", with sample pages:

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fun CAT and MISC articles

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 17:40:04 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
Coming Soon: Sneeze-proof Cats -- (International Herald Tribune --
October 5, 2006)
<http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/10/05/news/cats.php>http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/10/05/news/cats.php
A small biotech company says it has successfully found the Holy Grail
of the $35 billion pet industry: a hypoallergenic cat. At the start

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Swede plans to put little red cottage on the moon

Thu, 12 Oct 2006 11:39:10 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Not content with having them dotted all over the countryside, Sweden is
now considering putting a little red cottage on the moon. The idea,
first conjured up by the artist Mikael Genberg seven years ago, may
become reality with the help of the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC),
according to N24.

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What Kind of Genius Are You?

Thu, 12 Oct 2006 15:42:52 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.07/genius_pr.html

A new theory suggests that creativity comes in two distinct types –
quick and dramatic, or careful and quiet.
By Daniel H. Pink

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Be a water bear

Thu, 12 Oct 2006 21:47:09 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
This song popped into my head.  As recently performed on the ABC TV show
"Spicks and Specks", Mal Webb with "Waterbear (Family Tardigrada)":

http://malwebb.customer.netspace.net.au/watbear.html

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Sushi Pillows and other cute stuff

Sun, 15 Oct 2006 10:40:54 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Handmade items from Pixelgirl Shop:
http://pixelgirlshop.com/item.php?item_id=534
http://pixelgirlshop.com/item.php?item_id=535

Also check out the cone shaped bunnies, the "Forever Young" jewelery

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McDonalds gives away MP3 players with free malware

Tue, 17 Oct 2006 07:15:47 +1000

"Steven Pam" <steven [at] smartshots.com.au>

Steven Pam
(in the style of Nelson from The Simpsons) Ha-ha

http://crunchgear.com/2006/10/16/mcdonalds-mp3-players-come-with-malware/

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Monster laptop sleeves (and more)

Wed, 18 Oct 2006 02:09:04 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
From the "Stuff by Katie" line:
http://barrysfarm.com/?a=katie

Now your laptop can look just like a muppet!

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Fwd: Uncle Norman's Obituary in the Gilroy Dispatch

Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:02:34 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Katherine's uncle Norman Watenpaugh was killed by a truck yesterday.

----------  Forwarded Message  ----------
Subject: Uncle Norman's Obituary in the Gilroy Dispatch
Date: Wednesday 18 October 2006 08:01

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Gabriel Re-Shocks the Monkey Online

Thu, 19 Oct 2006 15:48:51 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
British rock legend Peter Gabriel holds a Web contest to remix a classic
song, draws more than 700 entries, and, in the process, promotes his
record label

http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/oct2006/gb20061018_117320.htm

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Fwd: A Cup of Coffee

Thu, 19 Oct 2006 16:56:47 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul



LIFE IS THE COFFEE

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A Cup of Coffee

Fri, 20 Oct 2006 09:42:51 +0930

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
On Friday 20 October 2006 09:26, Bill Daul wrote:
LIFE IS THE COFFEE

This reminds me of another variation on that theme.

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Werewolf article

Fri, 20 Oct 2006 00:38:20 +0000 (UTC)

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] zimbra.dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
In the Age today, very nice :-)
http://www.theage.com.au/news/opinion/werewolves-of-melbourne/2006/10/19/1160851061740.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1
AJ

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Fwd: RE: Lecture by Janine Benyus, UC Berkeley, October 25/2006

Fri, 20 Oct 2006 02:53:04 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
Peter Goldsbury of New Zealand's NextNow contingent sent this to me.
I looked at the website and thought that others in NN might
appreciate Biomimicry.  I also added a few others to the distribution
list.

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Glowing hair gel

Sat, 21 Oct 2006 12:13:19 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
iGlow, temporary hair color product that 'glows in the dark'  ...
without UV, neon or black lights!

http://www.voltagehairgel.com/

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PREGNANT TURKEY

Sun, 22 Oct 2006 09:28:54 +0930

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
PREGNANT TURKEY
Charlie@wciservices.org (Charles Oakes)

Last year at Christmas time, my mom went to my sister's house for the
traditional holiday feast.

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Dog Humour

Sun, 22 Oct 2006 12:50:38 +0930

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
A friend just sent me some dog humour and I'm passing along some of the best.

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can.
That's almost $21.00 in dog money.
-Joe Weinstein

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Fwd: [Bulk] Dust Art

Sun, 22 Oct 2006 11:30:41 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
I think you will enjoy this...    --bill

http://www.dirtycarart.com/

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US bans Vegemite

Mon, 23 Oct 2006 09:38:36 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
THE United States has slapped a ban on Vegemite, outraging Australian
expatriates there.

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,20620744-953,00.html

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Borat Thong Swimsuit / Soylent Green pendant

Mon, 23 Oct 2006 09:41:26 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
This thong swimsuit is custom made to look just like the one in Borat!
Made from 100% spandex, this suit is one-size fits all!

http://mondotees.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=3320

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Pumpkins and carrots and Klingons, oh my!

Mon, 23 Oct 2006 09:44:02 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Haloween... A time for celebration, a time for family... but also a time
for BATTLE and HONOUR! Even in the simple act of carving the holiday
pumpkin, a true WARRIOR can hone his skills with the Bat'leth!
Unfortunately, as human pumpkins are so small we will content ourselves
with the more delicate klingon weapon - the daq tahg.

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Electric marshmallow toaster

Tue, 24 Oct 2006 07:34:15 +1000

"Steven Pam" <steven [at] smartshots.com.au>

Steven Pam
"But being that we're gadget people, putting your marshmallow on a stick
that you have to manually turn just won't do."

http://crunchgear.com/2006/10/23/electric-marshmallow-toaster-for-perfect-toasted-marshmallows/

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Fwd: Free Hugs by Juan Mann

Mon, 23 Oct 2006 17:26:59 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
Yvonne, I hope you don't I shared your kind offering with others!

OTHERS, this is absolutely worth  3 minutes and 39 seconds...at LEAST!

Pass it on...

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Happy Halloween!

Tue, 31 Oct 2006 17:12:05 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Happy spooky holidays everyone! I'm off to watch "It's the Great Pumpkin
Charlie Brown" tonight as well as "The Werewolf's Second Cousin's Revenge". I
made some halloween cookies I'm quite proud of. Hopefully Andrew will be
passing photos of that around later.

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