Glass Wings Blog: November 2010

Awesome Math Teacher Does It Again

Tue, 2 Nov 2010 10:44:14 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Math teacher pranks class by pulling Windows screens into the real world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04jsncsgrjo

You might have seen his earlier pranks.

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Electronic Spy Camera Shirt

Thu, 04 Nov 2010 17:09:13 -0700

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

Andrew Pam
"It's what 007 wears on laundry day."
http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/interactive/e60c/

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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12 Coolest Steampunk Gadgets

Sun, 7 Nov 2010 10:01:21 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
"Steampunk is a speculative intersection of technology and romance where the
future meets the past: Victorian era inventions clash with often dark
alternate realities. What started as a literary genre has since evolved into
an amazing urban art form which delights in making real-life inventions that
are a blend of the modern and anachronistic. Meet some of the coolest

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Spectacular Helicopter Static-Electricity Phenomenon

Sun, 7 Nov 2010 10:41:11 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
"In the middle of a desert, a military helicopter creates a stunning show
while initiating an impossible static electrical discharge,  spectacular
phenomenon for all the lucky viewers on site. Luckily someone had a camera,
and probably, a permission to take photos of this amazing light show, so that
we may enjoy this as well. It would be great if I had one of those and a

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Something you don't do every day...let us get a bunch of people going to Mars!

Sun, 7 Nov 2010 00:34:57 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul

Let us get our fair representation on MARS...read on...

Check this link out:

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Space Pirats Episode 1

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 14:33:35 -0800

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

Andrew Pam
Warning:  Salty four-letter Pirat language in the German dialogue and
English subtitles!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EynlN8Qa8A

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JourneyQuest

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 01:23:44 -0800

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.journey-quest.com/

"JourneyQuest" is a fantasy comedy web series by Seattle/Tacoma area
filmmakers Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, Dead Gentlemen Productions
(creators of "Demon Hunters" and "The Gamers") and Kairos Productions

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Gold Nanoparticles Could Transform Trees Into Street Lights

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 15:31:35 -0800

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

Andrew Pam
<http://inhabitat.com/2010/11/10/gold-nanoparticles-could-transform-trees-into-street-lights/>

"...what if we could create natural street lights that don’t need
electricity to power them? A group of scientists in Taiwan recently
discovered that placing gold nanoparticles within the leaves of trees

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Dramatic X

Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:58:19 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
More drama than you can shake a stick at.

http://cuteoverload.com/2010/11/11/more-drams/

I'm sure many of you have already seen Dramatic Chipmunk. Honestly, I've seen

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Android actress takes to stage

Fri, 12 Nov 2010 21:42:46 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
"Critics say 'Geminoid F' acts a little on the stiff side, but theatregoers
are turning up to see what she's made of.

"The director of the Saynoara, Ozira Hirata, says Geminoid F does not replace
anyone, but her acting problems can be easily solved.

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That Mitchell and Webb look

Sat, 13 Nov 2010 18:17:24 +1100

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
this is really funny....



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEle_DLDg9Y

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More Strange Blessings

Sun, 14 Nov 2010 14:50:31 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Dancing Dog Cafe is the up and coming venue for all sorts of performance arts.

Come along and watch me do my silly poetry reading thing. This will be
something of a retrospective with the majority of my spoken word from last
year, plus the poetry aspect of my comedy festival show this year, and a few

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FW: invitation to UK premiere of 'Ukiyo' [moveable world]

Sun, 14 Nov 2010 13:14:23 +0900

"yukihiko" <yukihiko [at] s6.dion.ne.jp>

yukihiko
How are you ?



I will go to London for this project on 26th Nov.

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Some clips you may or may not have seen.

Sun, 14 Nov 2010 15:21:15 +1100

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
Some clips you may or may not have seen.


John Cleese on Sarah Palin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMyNk8J1c8g

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Fwd: JK Rowling

Sun, 14 Nov 2010 17:50:16 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
On Sun, 14 Nov 2010, you wrote:
JK Rowling on the benefits of failure
http://harvardmagazine.com/commencement/the-fringe-benefits-failure-the-imp
ortance-imagination

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Grandma's Superhero Therapy (18 photos)

Fri, 19 Nov 2010 22:48:49 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/grandmas-superhero-therapy-18

"A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his
91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and
depressed. To cheer her up, he suggested that they shoot a series of

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Cue-Air: Teddy pilot flies over Hokkaido

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 23:32:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTDuGaTRiJU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVn1RlvDDxU

DVD available here:  http://homepage1.nifty.com/CUE/html/main_fset_e.htm
"Strange English by translation software."

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Robotic elephant's trunk

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:03:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
We've mentioned Festo's biomimicry before:
http://www.glasswings.com.au/blog/2008-06/04-025310.html

Their latest robot is based on an elephant's trunk:
http://www.gizmag.com/robot-jellyfish-elephant-biomimicry/17004/

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Fwd: Heathrow Airport - YOU NEED UPLIFT FOR THE DAY, this is IT!....spend 3 minutes on this

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 04:14:41 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
to all my friends...please enjoy...   --bill

Begin forwarded message:

From: "cheryl richards" <chriches1@optusnet.com.au>

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many versions and takes of the Heathrow Flash Mob

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 02:02:42 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
http://wn.com/T-Mobile_Heathrow_Airport_advert

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Fake Science

Fri, 26 Nov 2010 14:49:18 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Want to know why surgeons use turkey? The importance of x-rays before a
flight? This site has some hilarious 50s-70s posters with dubious factoids
printed on them. Have fun!

http://fakescience.tumblr.com/

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[UPLIFT #2] - one a day for the holidays

Fri, 26 Nov 2010 16:47:15 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
On Wed, 24 Nov 2010, you wrote:
The Heathrow Airport Welcome Back video yesterday was so well received I
decided to send out a visual uplifting  each day during the holidays.

HAH! I see your Heathrow Airport and RAISE you a flash mob.

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ZOMG Cookie Monster on SNL!

Fri, 26 Nov 2010 17:30:55 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Let's get Cookie Monster onto Saturday Night Live. The video with CM
auditioning is brilliant.

<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cookie-Monster-should-host-Saturday-Night-Live/130316933655526?v=app_4949752878>

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3rd Annual Pretend to Be a Time Traveller Day

Mon, 29 Nov 2010 16:21:33 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Be ready on 08 December. You too can pretend to be a time traveller: either
the futuristic Dr Who/Terminator ones, or the steampunk era kind.

The originating article:
http://forums.koalawallop.com/viewtopic.php?t=1719

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