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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.

Aiding and Abetzing

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:33:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/politics/2014/08/02/aiding-and-abetzing/1406901600>

"All evidence shows Eric Abetz’s hardline welfare reforms will not get
people into work. His motives lie elsewhere."

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(Video) NOW That's What I Call Polka! - "Weird Al" Yankovic

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:30:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0bPAzffNIw

"NOW That's What I Call Polka!" is the eleventh polka medley recorded by
"Weird Al" Yankovic. It appears on his 2014 album Mandatory Fun.

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Strides and backslides: How to tackle diversity in comics

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:27:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.avclub.com/article/strides-and-backslides-how-tackle-diversity-comics-207460>

"Character and creator diversity has been a major issue within the
comic-book industry since its creation, but it’s become an especially
prevalent topic in recent years as creators and fans from all races,

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Eyewitness: With Gillian Triggs on Christmas Island to inspect child detainees

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:26:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://theconversation.com/eyewitness-with-gillian-triggs-on-christmas-island-to-inspect-child-detainees-29692>

"If a visit to Christmas Island sounds like fun, think again. A remote
tropical island in the Indian Ocean – billed as a birdwatcher’s paradise
and a haven for snorkelling – has a dark side. It is “home” to 1102

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Dorkly Brings Us The 30 Best Dr.Seuss Mashups On The Internet

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:52:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.themarysue.com/dorkly-30-best-dr-seuss-mashups/

"We here at The Mary -Seuss- Sue are huge fans of the good Doctor (in fact, he
may be our second-favorite doctor ever). In his honor, Dorkly has combed the
recesses of the Internet for the 30 best Dr.Seuss mashups–you can check out the

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Harvard historian: strategy of climate science denial groups 'extremely successful'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:49:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2014/jul/25/harvard-historian-strategy-of-climate-science-denial-groups-extremely-successful>

"Professor Naomi Oreskes says actions of climate denialists are laying the
foundations for the government interventions they fear the most"

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Adorable Zoo Animals In Hipster Clothing

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.newnownext.com/adorable-zoo-animals-in-hipster-clothing/07/2014/>

"Photographer Yago Partal has combined the Internet’s love of cuddly
animals with its disdain for hipsters with a  series of
photo-manipulated portraits featuring zoo animals in trendy togs."

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A Visual Reminder That Everyone on the Internet Is an Actual Person

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:59:55 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/a-visual-reminder-that-everyone-on-the-internet-is-an-actual-person/>

"Author and illustrator Nathan W. Pyle has created a visual reminder
that everyone on the Internet is an actual person. The idea being that
any kind of harassment or otherwise disparaging comment is being

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Sunny Specks in Thine Eye - The Bully

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:10:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://coyocoyo.tumblr.com/post/93320197050/the-bully-this-comic-i-made-over-a-year-ago-but>

"This comic I made over a year ago, but I’ve touched it up since and I’m
happy to share it on tumblr C: while I’ve improved immensely since I
made this, I’m still really proud of myself for making it."

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The 13 Greatest Science Fiction Comedies Of All Time

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:09:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://io9.com/the-13-greatest-science-fiction-comedies-of-all-time-1613425431>

I've seen nearly all of these except some of the horror comedies,
including the additional recommendations and the films suggested in the
comments. They're definitely all worth seeing for comedy fans, even the

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