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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.

Cats give zero fucks about your yoga video, will interrupt you without hesitation

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:31:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2015/07/02/cats-give-zero-fucks-about-you.html

"These cats do not care about your vanity asana video selfie. Not even a
little."

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Trotify

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:30:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC4rWA3pTg4

"Need for Steed? Trotify!"

Now that's an excellent ad.  Via John Poteet and Yonatan Zunger.

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Gary Younge: Farewell to America

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:24:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/01/gary-younge-farewell-to-america>

"After 12 years in the US, Gary Younge is preparing to depart – as the
country’s racial frictions seem certain to spark another summer of conflict"

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WATCH: Winds of Change (1979)

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:22:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2015/07/01/watch-winds-of-change-1979.html

'Originally called "Metamorphoses" in Japan, "Winds of Change" was
released in the United States in 1979. An animated retelling of stories
from Roman poet Ovid, it is set to music by Joan Baez and Mick Jagger

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Chanel Goes After 2 Person Chocolate Company Over The Number Five

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:16:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150625/10415331459/chanel-goes-after-2-person-chocolate-company-over-number-five.shtml>

"Chanel does not sell chocolate, unless you count naming some of the
afore-mentioned perfumes and handbags with vaguely chocolate-y names."

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BROWZER: Learning To Play The Shenanigan

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:08:22 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORO1FcEqBV8

"A beginners' guide to playing this ancient, elegant instrument."

Warning: VERY SILLY!  Via Muse.

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Sunday Sweets: Rainbow Connection

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:06:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/6/28/sunday-sweets-rainbow-connection.html>

Beautiful rainbow cakes.

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If you demonstrate that 'Black Lives Matter,' others will too

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:00:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://phys.org/news/2015-06-black.html

"The "Black Lives Matter" hashtag evolved as a call for social change
aimed at increasing the conversation about racial inequality. But what
if social change was less dependent on talking and more dependent on

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How Chris Christie Used A Manufactured Terrorist Plot To Boost His Political Career

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:59:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150625/17081531464/how-chris-christie-used-manufactured-terrorist-plot-to-boost-his-political-career.shtml>

"For a few years now, we've been covering the proliferation of the FBI's
own plots, in which they basically set up a fake terrorist plot, and use
their own undercover agents or (preferably) informants (generally former

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The Birth of Race-Based Slavery

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:56:43 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.slate.com/articles/life/the_history_of_american_slavery/2015/05/why_america_adopted_race_based_slavery.html>

"Like most huge changes, the imposition of hereditary race slavery was
gradual, taking hold by degrees over many decades."

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