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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

The biggest lie we still teach in American history classes

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:26:59 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.vox.com/conversations/2018/8/1/17602596/american-history-james-loewen-howard-zinn>

"One of my favorite writers, Gore Vidal, once described his country as
the United States of Amnesia. “We learn nothing because we remember
nothing,” he wrote."

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When A Stranger Decides To Destroy Your Life

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:24:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/07/when-a-stranger-decides-to-destroy-your-life/>

"Eventually, after $US100,000 in attorney's bills, Glennon was able to
unmask the culprit. It turned out to be a complete stranger who had been
offended by a comment Glennon had made about a news article on Facebook."

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The Website Obesity Crisis

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:24:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://idlewords.com/talks/website_obesity.htm

"This is the text version of a talk I gave on October 29, 2015, at the
Web Directions conference in Sydney."

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AWOOOOO

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 21:05:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://obscuritory.com/sim/wolf-for-wolves/

"AWOO AWOO AWOO AWOOOO AWOO. AWOO AWOO AWOOOO AWOO AWOO AWOOOO. AWOO
AWOO AWOO AWOOOOOO AWOO AWOOOOO. AWOO AWOO AWOOOOOOO AWOO AWOOO AWOO
AWOOOO AWOO."

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How to Survive America's Kill List

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 21:03:36 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/how-to-survive-americas-kill-list-699334/>

"When a U.S. citizen heard he was on his own country’s drone target
list, he wasn’t sure he believed it. After five near-misses, he does –
and is suing the United States to contest his own execution"

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Why Is the Internet Archive Painstakingly Preserving One Man's Junk Mail?

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 21:01:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/59p89z/why-is-the-internet-archive-painstakingly-preserving-one-mans-junk-mail>

"Ted Nelson, the man who came up with the idea of hypertext, kept 18
boxes of junk mail sitting around for decades. Now the Internet Archive
is bringing it back to life in digital form."

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Who’d be a working actor? It’s not even a dog’s life

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 21:00:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://dailyreview.com.au/whod-working-actor-not-even-dogs-life/49490/

"Pigot argues that the flowering of low cost, do-it-yourself, creative
amateurism combined with our political leaders’ failure to articulate the value
of the arts has left those in the middle squeezed – the middle occupied by

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Why I Ripped The Same CD 300 Times

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 22:33:55 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://john-millikin.com/%F0%9F%A4%94/why-i-ripped-the-same-cd-300-times>

"I collect music by buying physical CDs, digitizing them with Exact
Audio Copy, and scanning the artwork. This is sometimes challenging if
the CD was self-published in a limited run in a foreign country ten

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Scary Poppins - Scary Pockets feat. Larry Goldings (SCARY GOLDINGS)

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 22:32:43 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkGpDY7nJcc

Sweet!

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Climate Change: We're Not Literally Doomed, but...

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 22:31:46 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/climate-change-were-not-literally-doomed-but/>

"I don’t think climate change will destroy the actual planet or make the
human species go extinct. But, you know what? I believe we can aim for
something a little bit better than “not doomed.”"

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