Category «Media»

Osgood & Harvey, a great daily news combo

If you read my blog regularly, you know that I’m a self-proclaimed news junkie. As such, I don’t like listening to music on the way to work in the morning. I much prefer to listen to a good news program. Well, I’ve been at my current job at St. Norbert College for four years now, …

didn’t like Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks sang the Star Spangled Banner at Super Bowl XLII yesterday. Unlike most of the comments I’ve heard, I just didn’t like it. Over the years, tens of thousands of great songs have been written and arranged and re-arranged and covered by artists from all styles and backgrounds. Many songs sound great with new …

gotta catch John Caparulo

There are a number of comedians who I consider quite funny. These are the ones who are worthy of my time to set the recorder, and more importantly, worthy of space on my DVR. That list hasn’t changed much in recent years. But I just caught John Caparulo on Blue Collar Comedy: The Next Generation …

CNN Video: gotta have it

Last year, I wrote in this blog about CNN Pipeline, an online news service supported by paid subscriptions. It’s been a godsend! Well, the folks at CNN have determined that their subscriber base is not large enough to continue the service. So, it’s gone. However, in its place is CNN Video. This is even better. …

finally, some great local news

If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve got to check out WFRV.com. This is our local CBS affilliate (owned by CBS) in northeast Wisconsin, and their web site was recently rebuilt. They’ve done a fantastic job of making a site that is lean and loads fast. Their inclusion of video clips from their news casts …

screw the white guy

Aw geez. Now what? Albinos are complaining about The Da Vinci Code. The antagonist of the book is an albino monk named Silas. And albinos are upset that a villanus stereotype is being furthered not only in the book, but also in the movie. Remember back when Disney released Alladin in 1992? Arabs complained about …