Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Korean cuisine waiting to break out in NYC

This NYT article is on the belief of some new Korean restauranteurs in the Big Apple that their time is nigh. But other Koreans wonder if their food is just to spicy to knock off the current Asian king: Japanese. An excerpt: KOREAN TEMPLE CUISINE is a sliver of an East Village restaurant appointed with colorful […]

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Krugman on the hissing sound of the U.S. housing bubble

NYT columnist Paul Krugman explains why he thinks the U.S. housing bubble is deflating. Some excerpts: This is the way the bubble ends: not with a pop, but with a hiss. Housing prices move much more slowly than stock prices. There are no Black Mondays, when prices fall 23 percent in a day. In fact, prices […]

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Canadian media sighting on The Daily Show

The Globe and Mail's Eric Reguly put in an appearance on the Daily Show in a segment by Rob Corddry about “Corn Cob Bob” — the mascot created by the ethanol lobby that was banned from Parliament Hill on Canada Day. (Apparently there was some pressure by sponsor Shell Canada.) “Ethanol is a fraud,” declared […]

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If you're at all familiar with Charles Manson …

You gotta see this!

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Who could Leyton be talking about?

Anthropologist Elliott Leyton was on Canada AM on Tuesday, and he spoke about his new book. What is that book about? (leave an answer in the comments section; no cheating by visiting CTV.ca): Leyton says what he's discovered about ________ is that they are all in some way disenfranchised. They are social outcasts whose ambitions […]

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'Humor In Uniform' Submissions At All-Time Low: Onion

Oh, what the hell: One more skin from the Onion! PLEASANTVILLE, NY—Reader's Digest editors reported Monday that submissions to their “Humor In Uniform” feature have fallen off sharply since 2001. “The submissions that are trickling in are just not making me laugh,” said Jackie Leo, an editor at the magazine. “I'm looking for amusing send-ups […]

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