Glass Wings Blog: October 2009

Wonder Woman

Sat, 3 Oct 2009 08:52:59 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Oh dear me. I'm so glad this didn't make it to the television screen. It would
have set women back a gazillion years. This is a 1967 screen test for Wonder
Woman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWiiXs2uU1k

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The Red Navy Singers

Sat, 3 Oct 2009 09:00:39 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
This video of the Red Navy Singers covering a Beatles's song is a real
gobstopper:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvPugOWeZiA

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2009 Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Sun, 04 Oct 2009 14:25:12 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
The 2009 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded on Thursday night, October 1, at
the 19th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, at Harvard's Sanders Theatre.

http://improbable.com/ig/winners/

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Speaking Piano

Sat, 10 Oct 2009 12:47:44 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
From: Katherine Phelps <muse@glasswings.com.au>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muCPjK4nGY4

Interesting idea, but you really have to listen closely to hear any words.

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PhotoSketch picture software

Sat, 10 Oct 2009 13:00:58 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
PhotoSketch, which transforms basic stick-figure drawings in to a
photograph, has been described by technology website Mashable as "mind
blowing".

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/6265876/PhotoSketch-picture-software-wins-plaudits.html

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Poetic Insanity

Sun, 11 Oct 2009 18:43:47 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
During the Melbourne Writer's Festival I was spontaneously interviewed for
3RRR radio about how I would describe my work as a writer. Here are the
results:

http://rrrfm.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=533813

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100 years of Big Content fearing technology—in its own words

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 22:59:08 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
"For the last hundred years, rightsholders have fretted about everything
from the player piano to the VCR to digital TV to Napster. Here are
those objections, in Big Content's own words."

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/10/100-years-of-big-content-fearing-technologyin-its-own-words.ars

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The WikiReader

Wed, 14 Oct 2009 21:32:02 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
"WikiReader is an electronic encyclopedia giving physical form to
Wikipedia. Now you can take it with you wherever you go."

http://www.thewikireader.com/

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The magic of Japanese space-saving products

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 01:29:04 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.boingboing.net/2009/10/15/the-art-of-japanese.html

"When my mom came to visit me from Tokyo in August, she brought the
summer 2009 edition of a wonderful furniture catalog called Iimono
Hakken Jutsu, which roughly translates as The magic of discovering great

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The Jim Henson Company

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 09:22:00 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Some of you may be interested in some of the madness being put out by Jim's
company.

This reminds me of something Sid & Marty Kroft would produce.

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mimicry!!!

Sat, 17 Oct 2009 16:30:29 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
15 Awesome Lizards Camouflage Photos



http://www.meterdown.com/2009/10/15-awesome-lizards-camouflage-photos.html

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Indian Comedy

Sun, 18 Oct 2009 14:14:22 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
I certainly loved Lagaan and Slumdog Millionaire. It would be nice to have
more comedies from other countries such as India. So here is a sampler.

Indian Superman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5Pjo0WjBcs

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Maldives leader in climate change stunt

Sun, 18 Oct 2009 19:58:43 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
"Billed as the world's first underwater cabinet meeting, President
Mohamed Nasheed and 11 ministers, decked in scuba gear, held a meeting
4m (13ft) underwater."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8312320.stm

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Fwd: flying silently through the skies with tamed hawks in Nepal

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 03:22:59 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul

Subject: Fwd: flying silently through the skies with tamed hawks in Nepal


Article with the video:

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Simon Hackett's blog on driving the Tesla Roadster in the Global Green Challenge

Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:15:37 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://blog.internode.on.net/

The Global Green Challenge runs over the last week of October 2009 and
this year in the ‘Eco Challenge’ Internode is running the only Tesla
Roadster pure electric vehicle in the event, driving it from Darwin to

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Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:54:19 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/wpy/onlineGallery.do

"Now in its 45th year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is
an international showcase for the very best nature photography. The
competition is owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on

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Something for the ladies...LED eyelashes make you look futuristic, somewhat crazy

Thu, 22 Oct 2009 22:01:11 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
http://dvice.com/archives/2009/10/led-eyelashes-m.php

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Interesting Animated Story

Sat, 24 Oct 2009 08:24:36 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
This story about kids pretending to do newsreporting is really thought
provoking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbVeN13wGFc

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Storytelling

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 17:57:56 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
I will be performing early this November at Willow Bar and thought you might
like to come along. This venue is about storytelling: some stories are
humorous, some are thought provoking, they all tend to be very interesting.
Last month we had an international photographer telling about his adventures
in Zimbabwe. I loved when he held up a three million dollar note...which was

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Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2009 Results

Tue, 27 Oct 2009 23:57:43 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/2009.htm

Folks say that if you listen real close at the height of the full moon,
when the wind is blowin' off Nantucket Sound from the nor' east and the
dogs are howlin' for no earthly reason, you can hear the awful screams

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I love music...I wish I could sing!

Wed, 28 Oct 2009 20:49:27 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
Michael Jackson Medley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R12QVtuB0_Q

"Don't Stop Believing" - Glee - cover

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Indoor recreated English churches in Japan

Sun, 01 Nov 2009 02:44:40 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
English church rebuilt in Japan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/hereford/worcs/8320412.stm

What's that church doing on the 8th floor?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andyboyh/3795156955/

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