Glass Wings Blog: October 2011

2011 Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Sun, 02 Oct 2011 16:00:14 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.improbable.com/ig/ig-pastwinners.html#ig2011

<http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/09/2011-ig-nobel-awards-go-to-beetle-on-beer-bottle-sex-decision-making-while-needing-to-pee-others.ars>

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just went to see this show Fringe Festival: excellent

Sun, 2 Oct 2011 21:28:10 +1100

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
http://mrsimontaylor.com/



he is still playing for another week

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a great way to keep track of craft markets around victoria

Sun, 2 Oct 2011 21:31:27 +1100

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
http://www.craftmarkets.com.au/dates-and-times.aspx

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1970s Pachimon Postcards

Mon, 3 Oct 2011 08:16:56 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Around the world in 80 awesome Japanese monsters (or some such number). When
Godzilla just isn't enough.

http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/2011/09/pachimon-postcards-1970s/

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Give the Robot a Beard

Tue, 4 Oct 2011 15:07:45 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
I don't know. For some reason I find robots with beards hysterically funny.

http://robotbeards.tumblr.com/

Have fun!

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Glove and Boots Gloriousness

Thu, 6 Oct 2011 19:13:01 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
I'm a MASSIVE fan of Fafa and Mario, a couple of somewhat Muppety hand
puppets. They are usually very funny. Their most recent video about time
travel and a bit of ABBA is HILARIOUS!

http://www.youtube.com/user/gloveandboots

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Ada Lovelace Day

Fri, 07 Oct 2011 12:05:19 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://findingada.com/

And for educational entertainment:
"2D Goggles, or, the Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage"
http://sydneypadua.com/2dgoggles/stories/

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Fwd: What's a moment? ( a truly lovely 4:15 minutes) from Sue Neville

Sat, 8 Oct 2011 21:19:35 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
Thanks Susan...truly...

Begin forwarded message:

From: Susan Neville <scneville@gmail.com>

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Cloud Cities

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 21:21:54 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
"This month, the main hall at the Hamburger Bahnof (Museum of
Contemporary Art) in Berlin will be adorned with a series of giant clear
orbs that visitors can actually climb in, on and around!"

<http://inhabitat.com/visitors-can-climb-in-and-on-tomas-saracenos-plant-filled-geodesic-bubble-art/>

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Doc Savage Movie Trailer

Sun, 16 Oct 2011 11:04:14 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
I actually read the books upon which this movie is made:

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

Is there an acronym for laughing until you cry? I did.

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The World's Most Insane Wallpaper

Sun, 16 Oct 2011 18:23:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
"This wallpaper demands a second look. No, make that three looks."

<http://www.fastcodesign.com/1665161/this-is-the-worlds-most-insane-wallpaper>

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art made from pencils!

Mon, 17 Oct 2011 17:10:47 +1100

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
http://www.grantpirrie.com/artist.php?g=gallery1&a=2&e=4&s=3&i=1

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Current Favourite Halloween Costume

Thu, 20 Oct 2011 07:43:18 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyTh9KrQlXM

So what's your favourite?

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Guide to NPR's List of Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:11:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
Interactive version:
http://www.sfsignal.com/interactive/npr100.htm

Mega-flowchart version:
http://www.box.net/shared/static/a6omcl2la0ivlxsn3o8m.jpg

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The Official Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Coloring Book (1979)

Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:22:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
Illustrated by Greg Irons of "Yellow Submarine" fame:

<http://monsterbrains.blogspot.com/2011/10/greg-irons-advanced-dungeons-and.html>

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gift for the day...If you haven't seen this you will be amazed. ---bill

Thu, 20 Oct 2011 23:20:31 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=XVTga6GmbGw&vq=medium#t=74

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David Mitchell on Passion

Sat, 22 Oct 2011 14:16:37 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
I've been slowly making my way through all the David Mitchell's Soapbox vlogs.
They are a riot. The one I watched today about the use of the word "passion"
is a hoot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz2-49q6DOI

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Ninjas EVERYWHERE!

Sat, 22 Oct 2011 14:31:19 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
"Imagine this. A single ninja, standing silently by himself. Beside him
sits a sign urging people to fight. Walking along the pathway, you
notice said ninja, the sign, and lastly a foam sword laying at your
feet. You pick it up. Seemingly from thin air, ninjas appear."

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i like the way this site is set up for aussie history....

Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:21:12 +1100

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
have not read deeply..but layout is great.


http://www.australianhistory.org/ancient

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most relaxing tune ever....

Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:32:33 +1100

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
the first one is ace. on you tube.

http://therandomfact.com/most-relaxing-tune-ever-created-scientifically-by-manchester-band/2210058/

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The Elephant in the Living Room

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 11:40:28 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
Forthcoming documentary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGXLsvZHouA
http://www.theelephantinthelivingroom.com/

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love this guys talent

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 05:17:02 +1100

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
http://marinegraphicsink.com.au/

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Steampunk Workstation Is a Victorian Crapper for Keyboard Tappers

Sun, 30 Oct 2011 19:17:40 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
A computer workstation built from Victorian-era bathroom fixtures spells
retro-futuristic relief at a new exhibit of geek-friendly “antiques.” The
Steampunk Time Machine Antique Master Bathroom Computer Workstation, designed
by Bruce Rosenbaum and Walter Parker, melds a modern computer with antique
plumbing components, including a ribcage shower, toilet and pipes.

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Tolkien's Hobbit drawings published to mark 75th anniversary

Sun, 30 Oct 2011 19:30:45 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
A swath of JRR Tolkien's original illustrations for The Hobbit are to be
published for the first time this week as part of celebrations to mark the
75th anniversary of the book's publication...

The publisher discovered Tolkien had actually created more than 100

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