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Everything I Know About Storytelling I Learned From The BBC’s “Planet Earth II”

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:40:49 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theawl.com/everything-i-know-about-storytelling-i-learned-from-the-bbcs-planet-earth-ii-82b6d6d4fef7>

"At long last, some expertise that leaves me feeling neither grubby nor
in need of a nap. Meet the hatchling iguana and the hellishly numerous
racer snakes of Fernandina Island."

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What’s deadly dull and can save the world? (Hint: We can’t stand it)

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:39:57 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://thecorrespondent.com/4328/whats-deadly-dull-and-can-save-the-world-hint-we-cant-stand-it/188575288-1a7e0c50>

"What do poor people need most? Food? Healthcare? Education? The answer
is as surprising as it is simple. And it can be found under fluorescent
lights and modular ceilings."

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Bronies - BiTS - ARTE

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:10:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PX6fk1SGeY

"Warum hat die Show „My Little Pony“ einen Erwachsenen-Fandom des
höchsten Grades ausgelöst? Reiten wir zusammen über den Regenbogen."

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Professor Elemental & Tom Caruana: Don't Feed The Trolls

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:53:25 +1000

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

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

"Taken from the album by Professor Elemental & Tom Caruana: The Giddy
Limit. Available at www.professorelemental.com "

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Unconditional charity: Why it's okay to give money to homeless people

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:51:05 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.sbs.com.au/topics/life/culture/article/2017/05/30/unconditional-charity-why-its-okay-give-money-homeless-people>

"Australia prides itself on being a giving nation. But would you give
unconditionally to a homeless person and be okay with not knowing what
your money was spent on?"

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Staring down the trolls: Mute, block or resort to 'digilantism'?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:50:15 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/news-and-views/news-features/staring-down-the-trolls-mute-block-or-resort-to-digilantism-20170616-gwsb2s.html>

'Australian women who are being attacked online have different ways of
responding at different times: they may ignore, mute, block, report, use
humour or fight back via "digilantism" – a combination of the words

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I Want Americans to Know That Guantánamo Happened Not to Monsters, But To Men

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:18:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/mother-jones/i-want-americans-to-know-that-guant%C3%A1namo-happened-not-to-monsters-but-to-men-22935c62906e>

"Lakhdar Boumediene spent seven years in hell — until the courts
intervened."

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10 More Female Superheroes who Deserve a Movie

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:15:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://dailyreview.com.au/10-female-superheroes-deserve-movie/61230/

"So, now that we’ve seen the success and importance of films like Wonder
Woman, here is my list of female superheroes that truly deserve the big
screen treatment. Be warned, this list is long – but fantastic!"

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Enough with “the Colbert Defense”: Why criminals, bigots and jerks cry “satire!” when exposed

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:28:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.salon.com/2017/06/17/enough-with-the-colbert-defense-why-criminals-bigots-and-jerks-cry-satire-when-exposed/>

"The cry of “it was just satire” is more and more common. Why it’s on
the rise and why it's not a real defense"

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Only Mass Deportation Can Save America

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:27:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/opinion/only-mass-deportation-can-save-america.html>

"I speak of Americans whose families have been in this country for a few
generations. Complacent, entitled and often shockingly ignorant on basic
points of American law and history, they are the stagnant pool in which

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