Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowledge, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

I feel loss

Disco diva Donna Summer has died of cancer at age 63. She provided the voice, with Giorgio Moroder producing, for this landmark song:

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Thu, May 17 2012 » Main Page, Minutiae, multimedia, Music Monday et al » Comments Off on I feel loss

‘The Hipster Games’

“It’s kind of like Battle Royale, but with white people.”

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Sun, April 8 2012 » Film, Main Page, Minutiae, multimedia » Comments Off on ‘The Hipster Games’

Pictures of Matchstick Men

First recorded in 1968 by Status Quo, this Wikipedia entry classifies Pictures of Matchstick Men as “bubblegum psychedelia.” That may be true, but I like it anyways. In any event, to catalogue them for my purposes, here is Status Quo performing the song on Tops of the Pops.  I will follow with some favourite cover […]

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Sun, September 25 2011 » multimedia, Music Monday et al » Comments Off on Pictures of Matchstick Men

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