Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

Note to Italy fans: You beat <em>Ghana</em>, not Brazil! :)

Italy beat Ghana 2-0 in its World Cup opening match – as good an excuse as any to party in the streets, I guess. And that's what the Azzuri's fans did on College Street after the game. I look on this with the same mild derision as Leafs fans taking to the streets after a first-round playoff […]

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Mon, June 12 2006 » Main Page, Minutiae » Comments Off

Ken Thomson dead at 82

Ken Thomson, retired chairman of Thomson Corp. has died at age 82. Here's the CTV.ca story. Here's the Globe and Mail's news story and its obituary.

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What's cool on Facebook can kill in the corporate world

Sigh. another story about how some kids are losing internships and whatnot because of their excessively revelatory personas on social networking sites. An excerpt from the NYT story: When a small consulting company in Chicago was looking to hire a summer intern this month, the company's president went online to check on a promising candidate […]

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I love photos of carnival midways at night!

Nicole Bengiveno of the New York Times captured this image at the Biloxi, Miss. summer fair. It illustrates an article on the recovery along Highway I-90 of the Gulf Coast in the wake of the 2005 hurricane Katrina disaster.

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'Picture imperfect'

This Toronto Star piece looks at the U.S. military's motives for showing photos of the now-dead, most psychopathic Islamofascist militant in Iraq — Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. An excerpt: The military has clearly learned a few lessons since the killings of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Qusay, in a gunfight in July 2003. At […]

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Another way soccer brings the world together

Or at least West Bank Palestinians and Israelis. Both are getting gouged by TV companies who want an arm and a leg to watch World Cup games. An excerpt from the BBC story: In a region where disagreement is the norm between Israelis and Palestinians, the beautiful game has led to a degree of unity […]

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'Muslim-bashing dilutes our democratic values'

This Haroon Siddiqui column from the Toronto Star is worth a read.

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Dream girls :)

A Toronto Star feature about the first women's team in the Canadian Fly Fishing championships. An excerpt: There are, on this day, a total of four women fishing the pond, which is something you don't often see. Ever since Izaak Walton wrote about the “Brotherhood of the Angle” in 1653, men have been the usual […]

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