Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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NY Daily News slams Trump on bizarre news conference

Here’s another killer front page from the New York Daily News, this time on Trump holding a news conference in which he focused on people slain by illegal immigrants. The Trumpster trotted out a very faulty claim in this one, which I’ll deal with in another post.

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A landmark photo on migrant child separation

This is one photo that haunts the most from the thousands of haunting images published during the child separation crisis in the United States: The story behind that heart-wrenching photo – Immigrant children: The story behind John Moore’s viral photo of a border separation – The Washington Post https://t.co/C2Dbxi1Zjx — Jon Woodward (@ctv_jon) June 18, […]

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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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Two lovers in love

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

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The great ideas that come up after a few beers

Behold, the hipster nativity scene! For details on its origins, see this Huffington Post story.

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Fri, November 25 2016 » Main Page, Minutiae, photos » Comments Off on The great ideas that come up after a few beers

Happy incept date, Roy

Roy Batty, the alpha android in the classic dystopian sci-fi film Blade Runner, became activated on Jan. 8, 2016: #RoysBirthday #BladeRunner pic.twitter.com/IZY9R8pq6P — Joel McHale (@joelmchale) January 8, 2016 Mashable rounded up some Twitter reaction to the milestone. Here is the Blade Runner scene in which Roy meets his maker as his ‘life’ is winding […]

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Thu, January 7 2016 » Film, Main Page, Minutiae, photos » Comments Off on Happy incept date, Roy

The war on Christmas

Horrible scene from War on Christmas internment camp at secret location in Midwest. pic.twitter.com/ZvmzHbJGKh — Alan Cooper (@MrAlanCooper) December 19, 2015  

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Zombie nativity scene draws fine in Ohio

A remarkably creative, if macabre, Christmas display has drawn the ire of of town officials in Sycamore, OH. They fined the creator of the display US$500 last Friday for violating zoning rules and ordered him to take the display down.

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Wed, December 9 2015 » Main Page, Minutiae, photos » Comments Off on Zombie nativity scene draws fine in Ohio

The origins of the Yuletide log channel

The humble fireplace channel of Shaw Cable, that shows a continuously burning stack of logs with a Christmas music sound track, has been around since 1986. For its history, see this CBC Edmonton story (“Shaw Cable fire log burns with mystery about its tender“).

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Chocolate Putin

That’s sculptor Nikita Gusev finishing off his chocolate rendition of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for the Chocolate Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. Read this CBCNews.ca story (“Russians admire chocolate Putin statue“) for deets.

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Sat, December 5 2015 » Main Page, Minutiae, photos » Comments Off on Chocolate Putin