Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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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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Sat, December 19 2015 » Main Page, Minutiae, photos » Comments Off on The war on Christmas

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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Wed, December 9 2015 » Main Page, Minutiae, photos » Comments Off on The origins of the Yuletide log channel

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

Black-eyed ghost children! The series

The UK’s Daily Star went to town on the topic of black-eyed child ghosts, according to my Twitter feed:

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Wed, October 8 2014 » Main Page, Minutiae, photos » Comments Off on Black-eyed ghost children! The series

The nomads of Goa

The BBC published some striking portraits of the western “nomads” who descend of the beaches of Goa, India during the winter months. Photographer Rowit Chowla said their style quotient often surpassed the work of the world’s fashion designers. See for yourself.

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Fri, April 12 2013 » Main Page, Minutiae, photos » Comments Off on The nomads of Goa

A stark view of dark lower Manhattan

Much admiration on Twitter today for this New York magazine cover photo: Photographer Iwan Baan told the Poynter Institute how he got the shot.

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Sat, November 3 2012 » Main Page, Minutiae, photos » Comments Off on A stark view of dark lower Manhattan

What I shot: My favourite photos from 2011

I shot a gigapixel’s worth of photos in 2011. Some were better than others. Hopefully you’ll agree that I’m highlighting the better ones. Where possible, I’ll link back to the gallery on Google Plus or wherever I posted it first. The G+ photos are larger.

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Sun, January 1 2012 » Main Page, photos » 2 Comments