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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.

THUNDERBIRDS 1965: NEW EPISODES FROM 1960s RECORDINGS

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:40:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1558089494/thunderbirds-1965-new-episodes-from-1960s-recordin>

"Resurrecting Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Classic 'Thunderbirds' using
original voice tracks and retro filmmaking techniques"

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Persistent Five-Year-Old Girl Performs Incredible Trick Shots With Household Items and Foods

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:39:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/persistent-five-year-old-girl-performs-incredible-trick-shots-with-household-items-and-foods/>

"Riley Dashwood, an adorable and persistent six-year-old girl from
Australia, is shown performing all sorts of incredible trick shots
around her home with random household items and foods in footage

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Chuck Jones - The Evolution of an Artist

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:37:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/133693532
or https://youtu.be/kHpXle4NqWI

"If you grew up watching Looney Tunes, then you know Chuck Jones, one of
all-time masters of visual comedy. Normally I would talk about his

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Awesome Stuff: Made With Creative Commons

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:36:55 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/blog/innovation/articles/20150718/08221331683/awesome-stuff-made-with-creative-commons.shtml>

"The book aims to catalogue a huge list of artists and creators who are
successfully making a living online with their creativity while keeping their
work open and shareable, and take a closer look at exactly how they are doing

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The Met’s helicopter snap of Michael McIntyre is a wake-up call to all of us

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:35:41 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/17/michael-mcintyre-met-helicopter-snap-tweet

"Reaction to the photo was predictably bad – why are police invading privacy? –
but it serves to remind us surveillance is a human activity and as such,
fallible"

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Addressing housing affordability, German style

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:34:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/addressing-housing-affordability-german-style-20150717-gie68u.html

'Under this co-operative "self-build" model, a group of people – often
connected through an architect – pool their funds to buy land, then work
together to design and build their own apartment block.'

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This computer game takes you into Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:23:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theverge.com/2015/7/8/8915527/wes-anderson-grand-budapest-hotel-maquisard-game>

"If you love the dreamy nostalgia and Easter egg color palettes of Wes
Anderson films, Maquisard, a video game created by students at New York
University's Game Center, will make your twee heart soar."

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Judge Kozinski: There's Very Little Justice In Our So-Called 'Justice System'

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:21:46 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150715/11374931651/judge-kozinski-theres-very-little-justice-our-so-called-justice-system.shtml>

"What was set up to provide citizens with a fighting chance against
accusations brought by those with vastly more power has instead become
exactly the sort of system these checks and balances were meant to

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Fanboys Hit the Shows: Taylor Swift, Def Leppard, 'Weird Al' Yankovic

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:20:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/fanboys-hit-the-shows-taylor-swift-def-leppard-weird-al-yankovic/Content?oid=2737817>

'When it comes to music, beauty is in the ear of the beholder. We all
have different tastes and preferences, which is one reason why being a
fan is so much fun. But most of us follow certain artists with shades

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Japan's robot hotel: a dinosaur at reception, a machine for room service

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:52:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/16/japans-robot-hotel-a-dinosaur-at-reception-a-machine-for-room-service>

"The Henn na – or Weird Hotel – has opened in Japan where guests check
in with robots which also deliver their luggage to rooms"

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