Glass Wings Blog: November 2009

Last Chance to See 2

Sun, 1 Nov 2009 14:46:00 +1100

Chris Johnstone <c.p.johnstone [at] gmail.com>

Chris Johnstone
Not sure if everyone has seen this... Stephen Fry is revisiting the rare
creatures originally featured in *Last Chance to See *by Douglas Adams. This
has to be one of the funniest things I've seen in a while...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T1vfsHYiKY

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Russian Musical Comedy

Sun, 1 Nov 2009 21:49:53 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This version of Pink Floyd: Shine On Your Crazy Diamond is hysterical!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENUxVrbWwkc

This same comedy troupe's send up the the three tenors is also very funny.

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NEVER Shake a Baby

Sun, 1 Nov 2009 21:51:13 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Never Shake a Baby
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXuxrvr8K_g

GOT THAT! I said NEVER shake a baby, except unless it's red, rectangular, and
made by Mattel. *heh*

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Extreme Sticky Notes Experiments

Mon, 2 Nov 2009 12:22:53 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Eepy Bird strikes again only with sticky notes rather than Mentos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1rZqw5bXb4

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The Latest from Rather Good

Wed, 4 Nov 2009 12:11:37 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Nothing is as cute as rescuing little bunnies:

http://www.rathergood.com/princess_twinkly

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Bread Shoes

Sat, 7 Nov 2009 09:28:06 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This is like something out of a fairytale...only you can eat it...after you've
walked through tomato soup.

http://www.dadadastudio.eu/shop/?c=5

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Bananas in Bogota

Sat, 7 Nov 2009 09:35:50 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
What would you do with a surplus of bananas? Stuff them in a building to make
an artistic statement!

http://centrefortheaestheticrevolution.blogspot.com/2009/10/bananas-in-bogota.html

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William Shatner Beat Poetry and Twitter

Sat, 7 Nov 2009 09:44:09 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Oh gosh, this one had me crying. Oh dear, ROFL.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattw/william-shatner-reads-levi-johnstons-tweets-arl

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Dance Party Succeed

Mon, 9 Nov 2009 07:34:01 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This would not happen in Australia...a guy getting a dance party started? But
in the Seattle area? Yep, pretty likely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA8z7f7a2Pk

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Pugs Being Rediculousmus

Tue, 10 Nov 2009 08:50:16 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
I've never owned a pug. Perhaps that's why I found these so funny.

Pug in Toilet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIBQO6zrOjY&feature=fvst

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Happy Birthday Sesame Street!

Tue, 10 Nov 2009 09:03:17 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Sesame Street is having its 40th birthday!

Here are some great interviews with some of the cast members.

http://www.rocketboom.com/

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Pigeon: Impossible

Wed, 11 Nov 2009 01:04:03 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://pigeonimpossible.com/

"Pigeon: Impossible is the tale of Walter, a rookie secret agent faced
with a problem seldom covered in basic training: what to do when a
curious pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million dollar,

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Dana "Rain" Simpson wins Comic Strip Superstar

Wed, 11 Nov 2009 01:28:29 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://bluerain.livejournal.com/265766.html

"Andrews McMeel Universal and Amazon.com are thrilled to announce that
Girl by Dana Simpson is the Grand Prize winner of the Comic Strip
Superstar contest. Dana's prizes include a publishing contract with

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Fwd: Australia's First Boat People

Wed, 11 Nov 2009 03:13:12 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
Begin forwarded message:


Australia's first boat people

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One Book, Many Readings

Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:43:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://samizdat.cc/cyoa/

Great article on "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, complete with
helpful diagrams.

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Not Your Usual Magic Trick

Fri, 13 Nov 2009 08:47:28 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This video is even trickier than you might expect.

http://www.vimeo.com/6782769

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Fwd: Incredible HD Mars photos

Thu, 12 Nov 2009 15:25:24 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul

On Nov 11, 2009, at 10:25 AM, Mali wrote:


Fwd: Incredible HD Mars photos

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Fwd: Hudson River Crash

Thu, 12 Nov 2009 20:35:09 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
This is HIGH DEF so it might take some time to load!  --bill


Begin forwarded message:

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Weird Al! and Autotune

Sat, 14 Nov 2009 09:32:43 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This is genuinely informative...and funny!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYzv-AVi78E

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Munsell Hue test

Sun, 15 Nov 2009 16:25:11 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
Check your colour discrimination (and your monitor settings!):

http://www.spectralcolor.com/game/huetest_kiosk

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Divine Etsy

Sun, 15 Nov 2009 21:55:41 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Recently I found this on Cute Overload:

Adorable Chicken Poncho
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18880074

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Bobby McFerrin Eat Your Heart Out

Mon, 16 Nov 2009 08:55:59 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This New Zealand bloke is a lot of fun.

Matt Mulholland doing a multitrack Ghostbusters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0SeGAi3II8

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3D fractals: The "Mandelbulb"

Mon, 16 Nov 2009 13:46:37 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.skytopia.com/project/fractal/mandelbulb.html

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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INNOVATION from the beginning (very worth watching with or without kids!)

Sun, 15 Nov 2009 18:52:33 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
Whether you are an adult or child.  This IS A BIT OF HISTORY really worth
watching and learning from...trust me!   --bill


Connections/The Day the Universe Changed tell amazing stories about the history

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Ivor Cutler

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 08:43:21 +1100

Chris Johnstone <c.p.johnstone [at] gmail.com>

Chris Johnstone
Another one that I suspect most people will know all about... but a few folk
may not. I've liked Ivor Cutler for a while but (strangely) never thought to
check whether there were videos of his songs floating about. Turns out, of
course, there are.

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Movie Award Leftovers

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 09:17:10 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
These are the videos MTV thought were too weird for their awards night:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QyqAglaojY

I LOVE their Star Trek send up. But I'm a little geeky that way.

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Street Monsters!

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 13:56:55 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This inflatable street art is really intriguing. The artist uses ordinary
plastic bags.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH6xCT2aTSo

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Fwd: [LSOC] What Larry, Jen and Cortney Did Before Lost Skeleton

Tue, 17 Nov 2009 19:05:20 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
Are you all aware of the Lost Skeleton of Cadavra online group?  Including
Larry Blamire?   --bill

Begin forwarded message:

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Cats for Gold

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 11:00:45 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Turn your glitter into litter!

http://www.catsforgold.com/

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Thanksgiving Rap

Sat, 21 Nov 2009 08:56:14 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Okay,

I actually like Thanksgiving. I also find this video of pilgrim rap funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6YuLgyYZhc

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Balloon Bass and Box

Tue, 24 Nov 2009 12:32:50 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Music making at its most affordable. Just use balloons!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJHUwlsY9g4

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GLORIOUS!

Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:50:34 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Muppets do Bohemian Rhapsody...need I say more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY

Mama...mama...mama.

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Cat Chiropractor

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 09:14:38 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
That is one patient cat for the purposes of comedy.

http://www.vimeo.com/7075085

Yes, the cat gets an adjustment.

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Henry VIII Pants

Fri, 27 Nov 2009 10:58:43 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
We're not just talking pants here. We're talking UNDER pants. Anyone wearing
these suckers is definitely CAPTAIN Underpants.

http://www.historicroyalpalaces.com/Clothing-Underwear-Henry-VIII-pants-(size-10-12)_56_279_3255-Gift-ideas-basket-for-him-her.html

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Photos from OSDC 2009 in Bardon, QLD

Fri, 27 Nov 2009 13:40:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
I've been enjoying the Open Source Developers Conference in Bardon, QLD
(a suburb of Brisbane) and have uploaded some photos to our website:

http://www.glasswings.com.au/photos/2009/index.html#D2009-11-26

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Fashion of the Future

Sat, 28 Nov 2009 10:31:38 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Did they get it right?

From the 30s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9eAiy0IGBI

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Magic Highway

Sat, 28 Nov 2009 10:33:22 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Yes, I'm looking forward to using punch cards to run my car. 1958 Disney
cartoon about the wonders of future highways and cars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6pUMlPBMQA

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Daft Hands

Sun, 29 Nov 2009 10:34:21 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This is a little old, so you may have seen it.

What an amazing feat! The creator of this video had to deconstruct the Harder,
Better, Faster, Stronger song by Daft Punk, map it onto their hands, then
create and memorise the choreography.

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Kate Micucci: Saucy Ukulele

Sun, 29 Nov 2009 14:09:31 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Have fun!

Screw You Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il1VTVYRQD8

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Where's Rob

Tue, 1 Dec 2009 09:32:24 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This is an event created by Improv Everywhere. I've actually participated in
one of their events in Adelaide during the Fringe Festival!

Rob is lost at a baseball game and eventually whole sections of fans are
trying to get him connected with his friends.

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350 years of the Royal Society go online

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 10:51:46 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
Britain's academy of the sciences marks anniversary with online archive
including letters from Newton and Captain Cook

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2009/nov/30/royal-society-online-library-anniversary
http://trailblazing.royalsociety.org/

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