Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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L’affaire Assange: The animated version

The Guardian published the lurid details of the sexcapades of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in Sweden — activity that has led to two complaints of sexual assault being filed against him. The incomparable NWAtv has now created one of its signature animations (seen first on Twitter):

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Wed, December 22 2010 » Main Page, Media, multimedia » Comments Off on L’affaire Assange: The animated version

Young journos: There’s a reason this vid went viral

I’ll be the last person in the world to post this (from multiple sources): I would suggest the cautionary aspects to this video, while hilarious, are quite true. But it does downplay the rewards of having a great job in the business — which can happen when you’re at a weekly newspaper, and not just […]

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Thu, December 16 2010 » Media, Minutiae, multimedia » Comments Off on Young journos: There’s a reason this vid went viral

The **top** of the CN tower

I both hate and fear heights, but I found this to be as fascinating as it was stomach-churning. Seen via @csaila on Facebook:

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Fri, December 10 2010 » Main Page, Minutiae, multimedia » Comments Off on The **top** of the CN tower

Squirrel stew as austerity dish?

The BBC explores whether squirrel should resume its traditional place in the American stew pot. I particularly liked this quote from William Hovey Smith, who lives on his family’s old plantation in the great state of Georgia: “I do not cook the squirrel heads, although my mother dearly loved them – squirrel brains,” he recalls. […]

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Sat, November 27 2010 » Main Page, Minutiae, multimedia » Comments Off on Squirrel stew as austerity dish?

Just looking at this will make you fat

You can watch the TurBaconEpic, a 79,046-calorie monstrosity, being assembled at the Epic Meal Time channel on YouTube. I first saw reference to this at The Globe and Mail via Facebook. Essentially, here are the ingredients: deboned quail cornish game hen bacon strips veal-pork sausage chicken bacon-croissant stuffing bacon strips boneless duck boneless turkey more […]

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Fri, November 26 2010 » Main Page, Minutiae, multimedia, photos » 1 Comment

Speedy J – ‘Ping Pong’

A nice bit of trance posted by Matt M over on Facebook. I liked it so much, I’m archiving it here:

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Wed, November 24 2010 » Main Page, multimedia, Music Monday et al » Comments Off on Speedy J – ‘Ping Pong’

How to cover a shooting in a time of social media

Seen via Facebook (thanks, Fred!)

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Fri, November 19 2010 » Main Page, Media, multimedia » 2 Comments

An ‘Apocalypse Now Redux’-inspired mini-set

Here’s what I tweeted: Because I just finished watching ‘Apocalypse Now Redux,’ some tunes from the era – CCR, ‘Run through the Jungle’ –http://tinysong.com/iu9E Jefferson Airplane, ‘Volunteers’ – http://tinysong.com/B4NX Rolling Stones, ‘Midnight Rambler’ – http://tinysong.com/80SE The Doors, ‘The End’ – http://tinysong.com/klWE One more: Rolling Stones, ‘Paint It Black’ – http://tinysong.com/1Txe The Doors song is the only one on the sound […]

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Mon, November 15 2010 » Film, Main Page, multimedia, Music Monday et al » 3 Comments

‘Some day, this war’s gonna end’

Since this was Remembrance Day, I posted a link to Twitter about a Feb. 27, 2008 post based on the monologue of Col. Walter Kurtz (Marlon Brando) to Capt. Benjamin L. Willard (Martin Sheen) in the masterpiece-level 1979 film Apocalypse Now Redux (The horror, the horror). I particularly liked the writing, and the truth within, […]

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Thu, November 11 2010 » * Big Picture Stuff, Film, Main Page, multimedia » 1 Comment

A nostalgic blast of Canuckistani punk rawk

The Forgotten Rebels out of Hamilton were a great Canadian punk band (saw them perform at Edmonton’s Ambassador Hotel circa 1985. Probably still have the gig pictures somewheres). Here they are performing one of their classic tunes, Surfin’ on Heroin: Here’s the studio version, taken from the band’s MySpace page. I think I like the […]

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Mon, October 25 2010 » Main Page, multimedia, Music Monday et al » Comments Off on A nostalgic blast of Canuckistani punk rawk