Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

A show about Festivus

This is an interesting read about a new holiday fad that first publicly surfaced on Seinfeld! (I used to flatter myself by thinking I had seen it all on that show; this one passed me by). An excerpt from the NYT piece: ATHER around the Festivus pole and listen to a tale about a real holiday made […]

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News flash: Sex a hot topic in blogs!

A NYT magazine article probes the thesis that blogs are transforming the lines between the public and private, and that “off the record” for even the most intimate part of the human experience – peoples' sex lives – can't be assumed. OTOH, could it ever have been assumed? Did gossip start with blogs? :) Anyways, an excerpt from Jeffrey Rosen's piece: ne of […]

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Christianity and Republicans

BBC correspondent Humphrey Hawksley visits Lancaster, Ohio and finds the battle for America could be one between moderate and extreme Christians — a mirror image of what's happening in the Islamic world. Some excerpts: Lancaster is solidly Republican, more than 95% white, its approach roads are strip-malls, its centre quaint 19th-Century houses, meticulously upkept – […]

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File under 'inappropriate humour'

From CTV.ca: An Italian tourist on a flight from Sydney to Vienna caused a security alert when he sent a cell phone message to his wife claiming his plane had been hijacked by terrorists, the Australian government said Sunday. The wife freaked and contacted Italian authorities, who then contacted the Aussies. The pilot was reportedly […]

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