Archive | January, 2010

I’ll Read What They’re Reading

30 Jan

I’d just like to thank Vman magazine for their Bruce Weber photographed shoot entitled “How To Read“. Perhaps it should be incorporated into high school curriculums with a female photo counterpart in order to encourage adolescents to pick up a book or six. Just a suggestion.

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My Favourite Americans

29 Jan

Kevin Bacon in Footloose: The dictionary and Shakespearian play equivalent in 1984

Concerned American Parents,

How did it take you 400 years to realise Romeo and Juliet has sexual undertones?

This is technically old news (from the 26th), but it’s too funny to not get a mention on the good ole bloggy blog. For those of you who don’t read / listen to / watch the news, quick recap:

Toronto theatre group (Classical Theatre Project) goes to perform their take of Romeo and Juliet in Nashville Tennessee. A group of angry self appointed censors try to halt the performance or at least wholesomeize it.

The show, however, went on. Within the crowd of cheering students and teachers were some unhappy campers. A home-schooling mother (SHOCK) had this to say: Continue reading


28 Jan

Really Apple?

TTC Diaries: Awkward Timing

27 Jan

Dear Diary,

Toronto Transit Commission has been getting a lot of media coverage in the past week eh?

But does the good press outweigh the bad? Let’s investigate! Continue reading

Nielsen: Welcome To The Internet Age

26 Jan

Known for measuring media audiences since the 1950s, Nielsen is finally taking into account Internet TV show viewings as part of their ratings system come August of this year. What took them so long?

If successful in expanding their rating system using this “extended screen service”, Nielsen could potentially change the way that people consume, companies advertise, and essentially, what stays on the air and what is no longer relevant.

Right now, networks don’t have a clear idea of which shows have a huge online following. Programs that have low ratings when watched live could potentially be viewed by thousands if not millions more online (over and over again) causing their ratings to be much higher than anticipated.

This online focus may encourage advertisers to invest in online commercials thus supporting the accessibility of online features of television shows.

Looking forward to seeing this play out.

TTC Diaries: Sleeping On The Job

23 Jan

Dear Diary,

It’s been a while since my last entry. I’ve been adjusting to the winter morning commute. Luckily there hasn’t been enough snow to freak out the bus system and drive it into a frenzy, but I wouldn’t put it past them.

Have you seen this picture?


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Bizzaro World (News)

22 Jan

Congrats to Scott Brown on ruining a Kennedy legacy, and aborting a tradition of class. Welcome to the Senate.

Oh the weirdness of the world. To divert your attention from your schooling and working, or to push you further into the procrastination pit, I’ve compiled some of the oddities of the week right here on the wonderful blog of me.

The Mexican ruling party wants to send some musicians to jail for performing songs that glorify drug use / trafficking. Afroman probably shouldn’t go to Mexico.

It seemed like a good idea at the time when 10 brave young Germans decided to drink chili sauce 200 times hotter than normal. Eight ended up being hospitalized, all of which are the laughing stock of their high school. For shame. Continue reading

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