Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Fixing journalism bugs

Journalism Bug Queue ————————– Known vulnerability: Amplification of messages from serial liars with authoritarian agendas Assigned to: Nobody Status: Eh, what are ya gonna do — Rob Cottingham (@RobCottingham) June 16, 2018

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Fri, June 15 2018 » Main Page, Media, Minutiae » Comments Off on Fixing journalism bugs

Hawking takes his place among the immortals

Stephen Hawking, the deceased world-renowned physicist, was buried today in England’s Westminster Abbey among some very elite company: Stephen Hawking laid to rest in Westminster Abbey memorial service. https://t.co/C5DKPYcVXg — NBC News (@NBCNews) June 15, 2018 Here is a text story from CTVNews.ca.

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Fri, June 15 2018 » Main Page, Minutiae, photos » Comments Off on Hawking takes his place among the immortals

Two lovers in love

#uspoli #NorthKorea #Bromance #denoooocalrization Via @lblandford pic.twitter.com/cbM7ehuRow — Antonia Zerbisias (@AntoniaZ) June 14, 2018

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Thu, June 14 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Minutiae, photos » Comments Off on Two lovers in love

Happy 44th birthday, hip hop

On Aug. 11, 1973, at a back to school party in the South Bronx of New York City, a young DJ named Kool Herc did something revolutionary for the time: Using two turntables to extend the instrumental breaks so people could dance longer. This was the Big Bang of hip-hop.

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Fri, August 11 2017 » Main Page, Minutiae, multimedia, Music Monday et al » Comments Off on Happy 44th birthday, hip hop

After 40 years, ‘I Feel Love’ still sounds exciting

July 2 marked the 40th anniversary of Donna Summer’s landmark hit “I Feel Love.” More than a disco song, it was the birth of modern electronica, and the obstetrician was genius producer Giorgio Moroder. Listen to it through headphones if you have them:

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Sun, July 2 2017 » Main Page, Minutiae, multimedia, Music Monday et al » Comments Off on After 40 years, ‘I Feel Love’ still sounds exciting

One last beer at the Transit Hotel

Here’s a Facebook post I wrote on my iPhone. I’ve made some changes and extensions for this blog post, written on June 29:

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Fri, June 30 2017 » Main Page, Minutiae, Music Monday et al » Comments Off on One last beer at the Transit Hotel

Bring out your dead

Saw this on Twitter. Got a morbid kick out of it:

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Fri, March 31 2017 » Main Page, Media, Minutiae » Comments Off on Bring out your dead

Old fake news about Trump

Click on the Twitter link within to see the quote that Ms. Maples refuted. The day after this story ran, Marla Maples said the quote was a blatant lie. https://t.co/HhS2GM5qfY — Mark Mooney (@mxmooney) February 20, 2017

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Mon, February 20 2017 » Main Page, Minutiae, politics » Comments Off on Old fake news about Trump

The ‘funky drummer’ has died

Clyde Stubblefield, drummer for soul and funk legend James Brown, wielded the sticks in 1970 on a largely instrumental tune called Funky Drummer, a solo from which would go on to be one of the most sampled bits of music ever. He has died at age 73.

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Sat, February 18 2017 » Main Page, Minutiae, Music Monday et al » Comments Off on The ‘funky drummer’ has died

Burger King loses a whopper of a wrongful dismissal suit

Usha Ram, a veteran Burger King employee in the Vancouver, B.C. area has won a $46,000 judgment after she took home a fish sandwich, fries and pop without paying — mistakenly thinking she had permission.

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Thu, February 16 2017 » Main Page, Minutiae » Comments Off on Burger King loses a whopper of a wrongful dismissal suit