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Mini Macro
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Birthday
December 31
Bio
Broadcaster, PR and Communications worker. Labouring hard...digitally. Worked my little butt off in TV, radio, print, communications and PR. Obsessed with communications, visual art, science fiction, and old as well as new media. Now living in sushi-eating lotus land up north.

MY RECENT POSTS

Today I’ve been forwarded a link to the National Press Club Luncheon video of David Simon. While this gathering was (and probably still is) made up of overly wealthy and powerful media members, their numbers and their super-powers have been dwindling.

Interesting bit about the Simon’s l… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JUNE 12, 2009 12:44PM

True Blood: Primer & Season 2 Update

by Irma Arkus

Alan Ball's exceptional, HBO produced, "True Blood" is coming back in mere days from now. June 14th is the day of the Second Season Premiere, and I cannot wait.

The supernatural drama is full of Southern Gothic: warmth, blood and magic. All set… Read full post »

Last Cigarette by onkel_wart, see Flickr

 

Privatisation of health care is a fabulous thing, if you are a health insurance company, that is.

 According to the latest report in the New England Journal of Medicine (Vol 360:2483-2484, no. 23,  Jun 4, 2009) by Boyd, Himmelstein and Woolhandler, the insurance companies i… Read full post »

JUNE 10, 2009 9:41PM

True Blood: Coming Back For a Bite

by Irma Arkus

True Blood: Season 2

Alan Ball's exceptional, HBO produced, "True Blood" is coming back in mere days from now. June 14th is the day of the Second Season Premiere, and I cannot wait.

The supernatural drama is full of Southern Gothic: warmth, blood and magic. All… Read full post »

JUNE 6, 2009 1:01PM

What kind of meat?

FEBRUARY 26, 2009 7:15PM

From Jane to John: Why I Am Pissed

Today I've reached a breaking point. A mix of anxiety, sweaty palms, fierce heartbeats and all, utter disgust, and confusion as to what action to take next. I am female. And the world has a problem with it.

 I host a radio show, HiSciFi. If it weren't for the economic downturn… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
FEBRUARY 26, 2009 5:06PM

Dollhouse: S1, E2

Tomorrow is time for another installment of Dollhouse. If you haven’t caught the premier of the show, then here is the summary: Whedon produces new show, and it starts with Eliza Dushku performing as a serious kidnapping negotiator.

Alright, so I am simplifying the plot line. In reality, the… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2009 7:44PM

Dollhouse: I'm Just Not That Into You

After crying for months, awaiting Joss Whedon to delight and entertain me, I am quite frankly, disappointed.

Dollhouse, the show meant to delight, bring back the intelligent dialogue, the humour, the “chicks we dig,” did nothing for me. Instead of “getting my Whedon on,” I wa… Read full post »

Today, the International Monetary Fund (IMF),  widely criticised for its monetary policies and strategies often imposed against people's wishes, or for that matter, commonly resulting in growing debts and economic stagnation of countries borrowing the funds (achieving quite the opposite effect t… Read full post »

JANUARY 20, 2009 12:43AM

Jon Stewart Has Helmet Hair

While my eyes were peeled on The Daily Show's review of Bush years, the mind kept racing toward an inevitable ledge: oh my, look at the evolution of Jon Stewart. Look at his HAIR.

Seriously though, Jon Stewart, the embodiment of the last vestige of leftist media in the US, has become… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
OCTOBER 23, 2008 2:35AM

Fringing: Dunham is Woman, Rest of Cast Scares Me

I just realised that I can actually share some of my regular postings with OpenSalon crowd. So, I present to you my thoughts on this week's episode of Fringe, "The Cure."

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Last night’s Fringe (season 1, episode 6 “The Cure”) brought on some more my… Read full post »

Open Salon made me make new friends. Not intentionally though. There I was, minding my own business, being ignored by all of you, and then I met a "friend" through Open Salon. Who? Why one of our Open Salon favorites, Denis Faye, who, when he's isn't being all glam and covered… Read full post »

Canadian public is heading to the polls tomorrow, yet strangely, many of them feel alienated. These are not just any voters, but the younger ones - the juicy YOUTH vote. What is youth concerned about? Some would say environmental issues - and they would be correct - but amongst issues that… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 28, 2008 6:36PM

McCain's Wrestle With Economy

This week has been filled with drama on multiple podiums. The unraveling of the US economy crisis was further compromised by McCain's sudden refusal to join in the scheduled Friday night debates, turning the presidential race into some strange form of political game of chicken.

McCain's desire to ha… Read full post »

by Irma Arkus

One of the more provocative articles to come my way is from none other than Cracked.com. While known for their hillarious top 10s, and random fact searches (oh, joys of Wikipedia),… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 1969 7:00PM

Every email and website to be stored


Meanwhile in England:

Every email, phone call and website visit is to be recorded and stored after the Coalition Government revived controversial Big Brother snooping plans.

It will allow security services and the… Read full post »


Today, WikiLeaks released additional 400,000 documents, or as we call it, the “motherload.”

While US authorities have attempted (and will continue to do so) to dampen the effects of the released documents,… Read full post »

(Reuters) – Google Inc admitted for the first time its “Street View” cars around the world accidentally collected more personal data than previously disclosed — including complete emails and passwords — potentially breathing new… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 1969 7:00PM

Tarek + Halloween + 48h Video

Tarek participated in the 48h video maker’s competition this year, and the video below speaks to the genious that is Kial & co.

Tarek also looks pretty in his were-trans-wig. Happy Halloween everybody!… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 1969 7:00PM

HiSciFi – We Love Science!


we’re back and full of mad love! From Dinosaurs, mini-sized human livers to new wonders in DNA research, tune in for this week’s HiSciFi show :)
HiSciFi – We Love Science! Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 1969 7:00PM

Between District 9 and War of the Worlds

Lately, film theaters have provided little in terms of solid sci-fi entertainment. But do not fret! With an up-and-coming mass hysteria regarding the 2012, supposed end of Mayan calendar, and inspiration for such intellectually… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 1969 7:00PM

Rogers Defending Chatr in Court


by Irma Arkus

uh oh. Rogers is on stand this week, after complaints from competition that its marketing for Chatr, a new mobile service apparently touting itself as superior for not dropping as… Read full post »