Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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A quick jazz primer

Foxymoron (aka TO j-student and blogger Andrea Chiu) asks: I just want some instrumental jazz (no vocals) to play at home while I cook, read the paper, surf, etc…who should I start with? Here's my response: Start with Kind of Blue, by Miles Davis. Recorded in 1959, it's an absolute, unqualified masterpiece and remains sublimely cool […]

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Big oops at the Beeb

This is a bit late, but the BBC is examining how it got hoaxed Friday on a Bhopal story. Here is the Guardian's account: BBC to investigate Bhopal hoax call Claire CozensFriday December 3, 2004 The BBC is to launch an investigation into how it was hoaxed into broadcasting a live television interview with a […]

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The Big Apple on $250 US per day

So, a bargoon-basement price trip to New Yawk is now $299.60 a day, eh? Actually, this NYT article by Seth Kugel has some useful tips on finding digs and came up with some interesting ways to do the Apple without having a two-year Visa hangover. An excerpt: We headed home for a brief rest. My […]

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Dowd grinches out

The NYT's Maureen Dowd goes on a full-scale rampage that begins (and ends) with thoughts of ripping Frosty the Snowman's face off, declares hatred of Christmas, anxiety over severe stress, and distress over Dubya's re-election. It's pretty damned funny! An excerpt: f I hear “Frosty the Snowman” one more time, I'll rip his frozen face […]

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