Glass Wings Blog: March 2010

Fwd: Very Funny Ad of the Day: Don't Underestimate the Flightless Bird

Mon, 1 Mar 2010 14:24:07 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] PACBELL.NET>

Bill Daul
This should put a smile on your face.  --bill


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European Art

Thu, 4 Mar 2010 08:56:03 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
This is a fun music video that makes use of several centuries worth of
European art for their imagery. I had a great time playing "name that
painting".

70 Million by Hold Your Horses

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Laundry Birds

Fri, 5 Mar 2010 08:21:53 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
You know you have them...when you're not looking.

Very cute French animated short with adorable computer music.

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

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Movie Title...Academy Award Winning Trailer

Wed, 10 Mar 2010 08:57:34 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
This reminds me of the generic books they once sold. Now we have a generic
Academy Award winning trailer!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbhrz1-4hN4

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Fwd: THE FRONT FELL OFF

Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:35:14 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
On Sat, 6 Mar 2010, you wrote:
THE FRONT FELL OFF
On August 19th, 2007, an oil tanker off the coast of Australia split in
two, dumping 20,000 tons of crude oil.  Senator Collins, a member of the
Australian Parliament, appeared on a TV news program to reassure the

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"Cycles" by Cyriak

Thu, 11 Mar 2010 23:23:46 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
"The day Worthing sea-front was invaded by infinite teddy-bears."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0Xa4bHcJu8

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                *** Xanni ***

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Weird Children Shows

Fri, 12 Mar 2010 14:22:45 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
I love this. A game of guess the lego Star Wars figure WITH YOUR MOUTH!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR28oWPJ8vA&translated=1

hehehehe

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NASA has done this with a number of missions! - Mars Science Laboratory: Send Your Name to Mars

Fri, 12 Mar 2010 04:29:04 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
This is your chance to go to Mars!
Fill in your information below and your name will be included with others on a
microchip on the Mars Science Laboratory rover heading to Mars in 2011!


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Magic trick reverso: putting the tablecloth back on the table!

Sat, 13 Mar 2010 22:23:57 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/03/11/magic-trick-reverso.html

"Here's what I do - for 20 years-ish I've been finishing my cabaret act
by putting the tablecloth back on the table, underneath all the stuff.
Took me years to invent, and I'm the only person in the world performing

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Famous Movie Data Visualizations

Tue, 16 Mar 2010 18:38:06 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Statistician Nathan Yau of Flowing Data put together this infographic
presenting famous movie quotes as data charts. See how many of the quotes you
can figure out! I missed a few and found it hilarious finding out what they
were.

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Lyrebirds...they are so weird

Tue, 16 Mar 2010 18:53:29 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
We were in Adelaide when construction was being done at the zoo. I'm sorry I
missed the upshot, which was the lyrebird learning all the sawing and
hammering noises, as well as the workers making comments to one another.

http://www.zoossa.com.au/adelaide-zoo/animals-exhibits/animals/birds?species=Superb%20Lyrebird

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Chat Roulette Funny Piano Improv #1

Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:06:19 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Who wouldn't want this guy making an instant song about them? Uber-cool.
Almost makes me want to get onto Chat Roulette...almost.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32vpgNiAH60

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Employers: Look to gaming to motivate staff

Thu, 18 Mar 2010 23:38:28 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://itnews.com.au/News/169862,employers-look-to-gaming-to-motivate-staff.aspx

"Last year, Sheldon replaced the traditional grading system in two of
his game design classes with a system that is based on experience points
(XP), which were typically used to track progress in role-playing games."

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Home Taping Is Killin Music

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 08:34:10 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
For anyone who is getting tired of the mega-corporations screaming they will
be ruined by file-sharing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3jkUhG68wY

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Bald Phil

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 14:22:49 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
This fellow was quite upset when he found he was going bald in his 20s. So, he
decided to turn his head into a canvas and has transformed it into some
amazing things. One of his head designs involved individually gluing on 1,000
Swarovski crystals. Wow!

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Strange Blessings

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 13:28:16 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Just a reminder. I have already begun preview performances and my show Strange
Blessings officially opens Friday 6pm at POP Restaurant and Bar, 68 Hardware
Lane, Melbourne CBD.

Strange Blessings is the story of the Blessington Community Variety show and

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The Periodic Table of Periodic Tables

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 23:44:33 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.keaggy.com/periodictable/

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                *** Xanni ***

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Alien vs. Pooh

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 23:45:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://godxiliary.com/alienvspooh/

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                *** Xanni ***

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Empty School

Sun, 28 Mar 2010 12:38:48 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
I love groups like Stomp and Tap Dogs. They turn themselves and unlikely
objects into percussive instruments and make amazing music. This kid has
turned his whole school into an instrument. Very cool!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev-fqtvi0z8

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10 Timeless Gadgets

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 14:10:26 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Cool old technology. Now where are the Atlantean laser cannons?

http://www.ismashphone.com/2010/02/blast-from-the-past-10-timeless-gadgets-even-today.html

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The Spirit Level

Tue, 30 Mar 2010 13:39:16 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
This little puppet show is a teaser to get you interested in a very big issue
and an interesting book. If you're worried, it is a bit political. But I
found it insightful and worthy of thought.

http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/resources/short-film

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Duct tape art

Wed, 31 Mar 2010 11:44:39 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
Duct Tape or Duck Tape? 11 Intricate Tape Designs
http://weburbanist.com/2010/03/23/duct-tape-or-duck-tape-11-intricate-tape-designs/

People always joke about the many uses of duct tape, but few take its
use as a material as seriously as these diehard duct tape designers.

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