Thursday, March 26, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
"And so it is today. When someone demands to know how we are going to replace newspapers, they are really demanding to be told that we are not living through a revolution. They are demanding to be told that old systems won’t break before new systems are in place. They are demanding to be told that ancient social bargains aren’t in peril, that core institutions will be spared, that new methods of spreading information will improve previous practice rather than upending it. They are demanding to be lied to.
There are fewer and fewer people who can convincingly tell such a lie."
Like a lot of undergrads, I became enamoured with the concept of revolution, then disillusioned by it. But this post stirred up some of that old excitement. Maybe we should stop listening to all the doomsday prophets who keep telling us we're idiots for getting into a dying, unsustainable industry. Maybe now is the most exciting time to be a journalist. The end may be near for the old model. But maybe that's a good thing for those of us who want to be part of something radically new, participatory, democratic and relevant.
It's a sunny day in Ottawa. It's a good day to be a journalism student.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I left my house and turned on my iPod, which was halfway through this week's CBC Radio 3 podcast. My ears were greeted with... a French rap about partying in a Jacuzzi by Acadian group Radio Radio.
"Je porte une grosse furcoat dans ma jacuzzi
Ma vie a changée depuis qu'j'ai une jacuzzi
Et je mange des onion rings dans ma jacuzzi
Chaque jour c'est Noel pi je paye point de taxe"
Please tell me they are coming to Ottawa soon and bringing their Jacuzzi and rotating girl with a disco ball on her head with them.
Do yourself a favour and watch the YouTube video. It's the best thing that's happened to me all week.
"J'ai une grosse Jacuzzi, comme dans les movies..."
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I thought that was enough to worry about, but apparently I forgot about ASTEROIDS.
Apparently one came this close to hitting the earth and causing nuclear-scale destruction last Monday.
Sometimes I wonder if it's foolish to plan a career, what with the impending rapture and all.