Making Brioux cry.
As I wrote on May 18th, I think Rogers Cable should demote Russia Today (RT) from its first default active mini-windowed position within Rogers Communication's digital channel 179's New Mix line-up.
During today's World Cup match, the [UK] announcers via CBC's english language coverage had noted a disappointed boy 'from Argentina' as they assumed, soon after the overtime goal by Germany's Mario Gotze. However, shortly before the game's conclusion their cameras again surfed across multiple crowd reactions from the stadium.
Neat stuff of American (U.S.) History.
I first heard of these co-stories a week and a half ago, during a Sunday afternoon channel surf across Israel News Now, on Daystar (ch 67.4 in Buffalo, NY).
This week while channel surfing past Much Music I noticed a new music video that I thought should have been rejected beforehand. It features a very young-looking girl/woman dressed in a flesh-matching leotard plus a wig that is similar to the internationally popular Lazy Town children's show's girl actor, stretching herself about in an empty apartment setting. Probably a trained gymnast; she appears more like a young stick-figured preteen. That's it; there's no other storyline involved. Just the girl by herself in a flesh-mimic suit - for the entire song duration. This same video has appeared multiple times during limited channel surfings I made this week. Given the tiny font display - I don't know its song title nor music artist.
Apparently, the Corus Ent. (Shaw Comm.'s radio division) fancy Toronto adjacent beachfront grounds, Sugar Beach, had benefited from a million taxpayer funded dollars to enhance its appearance.
Smile of the day.
Today's Star newspaper happens to contain an article from the USA Today's Patrick Ryan. "Get ready for the song-of-summer smackdown". In this are four main challengers with five added contender songs.
Nah, newspapers etc., don't have political biases.
During a visit to my parent's place, I took notice of some of the cookbooks collected by my mom. Following are the cover scans of (IMHO) a worst ever cookbook:
Sure Ontario's Progressive Conservative leader Hudak lost last week's election. As it might have been pre-expected. The 'official' conservatives - as a social media presence - are worse.
Monday morning personal financial troubles. Courtesy of the National Post:
Northern France. The D-day invasion across five beaches, June 6th, 1944. Canada would take Juno beach; British and American armed forces separately invaded the other four during that allied mission.
Yes, after a long-running series of noting freeware programs here, during 2012 and 2013, after the roll-outs of Windows RT, 8, and 8.1, XP's official support retirement, after my own fall back to a Windows 2000 machine... a few worthy additions of mention!
Thursday was a big news charity announcement day for Melinda Gates, spouse of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. She appeared publicly here in Canada - a part of North America - for the news coverage issue of spending 3.5 billion dollars, via the Canadian government, towards international maternal healthcare.
I suppose it is a good thing that the Empress of Ireland passenger ship is now being remembered. It was accidentally struck by a freighter and sank, 100 years ago - today - May 29th, 1914. The ship sank in mere minutes; over a thousand persons died. There are estimates that from its prior eight years of service, 1 in 30 Canadians can still trace their ancestry to this ship. That's a possibility for me, as well. (I know that one of my grandmothers and her family would have emigrated from England at around that timeframe.)
Recently I found the online time to notice the MeTV network's website. Besides their seasonally updated programming changes, they have a webpage of long ago television commercials. The audio video quality - of the few that I watched - was poor. However, their retro flashback / early TV-celebrity quality was top-notch.
A thankful change of pace, with this entry.
As I first discovered a year ago, Simon Tatham's freeware coffee break games are great. Simply massive fun.
U.S. CO2 emissions are at a 20 year low. H/t to Ezra Levant via Sun Media.
I was surfing across a Rogers digital cable lineup last night. Up around 176-190 were a cluster of news channels; some will appear upon other, lower, cable numbers. Anyway, the accessible channels "started" with Russia Today - 177 (unavailable Al-Jazeera - 176).
Per a Toronto Sun article by reporter Don Peat, Toronto's mayor and political podcaster
Per Michigan's SEIU (Service Employees International Union). Also home to a bankrupted city of a World Series finalist team.