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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 SIOUX CHEF: A Native American Restaurant

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:30:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/siouxchef/the-sioux-chef-a-native-american-restaurant>

"Help us create the first fully Indigenous restaurant experience!"

I see what they did there!  Good one.

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Reputation systems work because people are mostly good

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:29:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2016/08/17/reputation-systems-work-becaus.html

"Economist Tim Harford writes about holidaying in prosperous Bavaria,
where hotels let you run up bills of €1000+ without a credit-card and
all room-keys are stored in a cupboard where any guest can get at them,

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I am what’s wrong with America*

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:28:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@AnandWrites/i-am-whats-wrong-with-america-c30f990de164>

"*according to some guy"

Snarky but strangely touching.

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The Monkees - "She Makes Me Laugh" [Official Lyric Video]

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:27:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpp-Ry2ZNhY

"Written by Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, She Makes Me Laugh is the first
single of the new Monkees album GOOD TIMES!"

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Your D&D Stories by AC Stuart

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:53:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://yourdndstories.tumblr.com/post/149007973818/huh-usually-its-the-rogue-that-causes-the-tpk>

"Huh. Usually it’s the rogue that causes the TPK."  (Total Party Kill)

Great comics!  Via Mz Maau.

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Synchronized Wind Tunnel Dancing Should Be the Next Olympic Sport

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:50:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://sploid.gizmodo.com/synchronized-wind-tunnel-dancing-should-be-the-next-oly-1785343713>

"A lot of questionable sports have become official Olympic events over
the years. Golf? Trampoline? That one where people just run in a
straight line for 100 meters? Ridiculous. But synchronized dancing

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Women Athletes Gave Up Gonads And More To Continue Olympic Competition

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:49:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillingham/2016/08/15/women-athletes-gave-up-gonads-and-more-to-continue-olympic-competition/>

"For 15 years, the International Association of Athletics Federations
(IAAF) has apparently been quietly contacting women track-and-field
athletes with high testosterone levels and issuing an ultimatum: Have

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How 'Maintainers,' Not 'Innovators,' Make the World Turn

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:48:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.citylab.com/design/2016/04/how-maintainers-not-innovators-make-the-world-turn/477468/>

"We need more stories about the labor that sustains society, a group of
scholars say."

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DEA Accessing Millions Of Travelers' Records To Find Cash To Seize

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:06:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160813/11003035233/dea-accessing-millions-travelers-records-to-find-cash-to-seize.shtml>

"The DEA -- along with several other law enforcement agencies -- has
shown, over the years, that civil asset forfeiture is the tail wagging
the dog. It may have been put in place to separate criminals from their

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Once unthinkable, more British jews seek German citizenship

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:05:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.todayonline.com/world/once-unthinkable-more-british-jews-seek-german-citizenship>

"The interest among British Jews is far greater than ever before, said
Mr Michael Newman, the chief executive of the Association of Jewish
Refugees, who said that he, too, was considering applying for German

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