Binge watching TV shows is common for a lot of couples, and that’s good. There are debates around the merit of binge watching and whether or not consuming media that ferociously is fine or not. For a good relationship binging doesn’t make a big difference – it’s following the drama of the characters that makes […]
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I have just finished watching the six-part BBC series, Wolf Hall, based on the two novels by Hilary Mantel. I am also about halfway through my reading of the first of the two, Wolf Hall (with Bring up the Bodies waiting in the bedside pile). The serie… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Wolf Hall reviewed
“Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries” – NYT What are we going to do about it? Let’s pillory the people with the only plan capable of decarbonizing the economy in time, says Canadian MainStream[Corporate]Media. “Naomi Klein and the usual cadre of left-wing reliables want the NDP to ..” – National Post […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Look At Who They Leap
Please show you support democracy in Saskatchewan. Last Saskatchewan election, this happened instead thanks to our lackluster media ignoring the Greens who fielded a full slate of 58 candidates. A snooze fest of a debate took place, and CBC couldn’t find anyone not involved in the broadcast who watched it. Basically it had the viewership […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Democracy’s Unsolved Problem Didn’t Fix Itself
CBC talking about how they cover stories. I’m trying to use: Facebook Vine Periscope Snapchat “johnkleinregina” YouTube Twitter Flickr WordPress ADDED: Soundcloud ADDED: LIVE on #Periscope: How does a journalist build a story? @SheilaColesCBC & @JillMorganCBC are up at #CBCBehindTheSt… https://t.co/PxT9UQW1Cq — CBC Saskatchewan (@CBCSask) March 1, 2016 . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: #CBCbehindthestory at UofR
This is also how I feel about Energy East and similar pipeline projects. In the national discussion about our energy and transportation network future, if you don’t put chemistry before a constructed economy, the economy will fail. Comedian @mescottvrooman destroys Rick Mercer's Energy East rant https://t.co/SoKH1hxFab via @NatObserver — Jenny Uechi (@UechiVO) January 28, 2016 . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: End Energy East
The news of Harry Morgan’s death at 96, back in 2011, saddened me. I’m at the age when it seems far too many icons of my youth are dying off. Not from some misspent life or accident; from old age. And the process accelerates as I age. I n… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Why I Still Watch M*A*S*H
I hope we see meaningful changes in our economy, in time. There’s not a great understanding in our society that the economy is a system of resource distribution. We’ve enshrined it, even creating a phony holiday today when our retail gods go into the black. .@SheilaColesCBC @MMandryk "Who would say today that the economy should […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Suzuki’s No Slave To The Economy
And he comes out strong against Stephen Harper. This video is a cultural event.
And he comes out strong against Stephen Harper. This video is a cultural event.
Note: we've interviewed @ThomasMulcair @JustinTrudeau and @ElizabethMay this campaign. @pmharper was to join us this week but cancelled 1/2
— The West Block (@TheWestBlock) October 11, 2015
His team told us he decided not to do any more nat'l interviews. No worries we have a show full of great . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Lying and Hiding PM Hides Again
While there are parallels between them, there is no direct, simple comparison between the original, British mini series, House of Cards, and the American series of the same name. The latter, aired 13 years after the original, owes much of its first-season content to the BBC’s production, but it quickly went its own way. Like . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Houses of Cards
I’ve long called for More Debates, Not Fewer Debaters, and CBC again disappoints.
Not much watchdog press left in Canada. No wonder people reject mainstream journalism for real reporting online.#cbc https://t.co/cWMUdIm5s3
— John MacDougall (@coircomann) October 2, 2015
Despite efforts by the major TV broadcasters, NDP have refused to participate . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: CBC Wrecks Another Debate #elxn42
Watched a TED talk about addiction, and then heard the same concepts being discussed in this Regina news story about a man who committed suicide last week.
Don’t be. Be proud about recovering good food that has been wasted.
If you’re staying away because of a fear you might have to pay a ticket, in the unlikely case you’re ticketed for some messed-up bylaw in your city? Rob will pay your fine.
If you get arrested or ticketed for dumpster . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Scared to Dumpster Dive For Food?
Back in the mid-1970s, the BBC launched a dramatic, 13-part series called Fall of Eagles, about the last decades of the 19th century and the lead-up to World War One. It also chronicled the end of the royal dynasties in the aftermath of the war. It was a brilliant series, sweeping in its broad brush . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Thirty Seven Days
In the good old days, Canada’s spy agencies were not supposed to spy on Canadians. Government departments are also supposed to benefit from their research into vulnerabilities in computer systems, because holes can be closed. CSE was, according to The CBC, and The Intercept, intentionally not filling holes it found in the Google App Store . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: The Establishment And Your Phone
There are opportunities to support journalism in Canada that doesn’t take millions from the oil industry and the oil-soaked Conservative government.
Had you heard that the Conservative Party communicated with Enbridge, in secret, through Mike Duffy? If you don’t watch independent journalism online, you might miss important news like that.
The National/Vancounver Observer and CanadaLand . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Canada’s Oily Media
It’s articles like this one that make you wonder if the Canadian media is telling you everything you need to know. (Seriously though, that’s plainly obvious.)
If Stephen Harper is serious about criminalising ‘barbaric cultural practices’, then he should arrest himself for even suggesting it
And while he’s at it, he can lock . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Fisk On Harper
Pamela Wallin’s disgrace has been taking place in slow motion, with the latest chapter hitting headlines again.
“In terms of Sen. Wallin, I have looked at the numbers,” Harper told the House of Commons two weeks ago.
“Her travel costs are comparable to any parliamentarian travelling [sic] from that particular area of the country over . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: “I have looked at the numbers.” – PM about Wallin’s Expenses
Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on Star Trek, is dead from COPD. He quit smoking 30 years too late.
Of the original Star Trek cast, Scotty and Bones have also passed away.
Good-bye @TheRealNimoy. You made a lot of people very happy in this world, and that's a life well lived. #StarTrek
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The unethical fools at the Broadcast Consortium will probably gladly keep Elizabeth May away from the debates this year too. Especially amusing is the Conservative spokes-tool saying more participants would make it a gong show. Mulcair wanting a debate focused on women, while angling to keep the only female leader out of the room, is . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: More Debates, Not Fewer Debaters
#FunFact: Sun News was the first "national" "news" TV station to show one of my videos. Of course, followed by Gormley slandering me.
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) February 13, 2015
Gormley cooked up a conspiracy to try to blame me for his misfortune of attracting a protest to his book talk.
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There was once a show called Revolution. And another called Scorpion.
Each had a great premise: a world after electricity, and what happens when you have a bunch of geniuses trying to work together on cool projects.
Each failed miserably [as art] almost immediately.
Why? Nothing new here. Network TV isn’t about high quality art. . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Why TV Keeps Almost Being Good
We kicked off a Netflix addiction with “The Croods” [5/10] last night, and “Megamind” [8/10] this morning. At Christmas we replaced a tube TV with a more modern LED version that can get free broadcast channels and hook up to a laptop. Cutting the cable was made possible also with the prospect of Netflix, which . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Megamind Time Machine