Read a bit of an interview from famed sports announcer Chris Berman, who has come under fire for a video depicting him screaming his head off. Surprise, surprise, it found its way onto YouTube.Number of Views:337
Christopher Wink: Sharing my work and writing about media convergence, entrepreneurship and the future of news
Whenever he was facing a dilemma or required a bit of counseling or simply needed relief from the assault of everyday fools, he’d hunt down Wisdom. Ethical crisis, love impasse, job dustup, financial quandary, whatever, Wisdom was his go-to guy. With Wisdom, he learned, it was best to express your predicament quickly and directly.
“Cut to the chase, my man,” he’d say the second a story seemed it might have a beginning and a middle.
Once, five years back, he went to Wisdom torn up about two girls he thought he liked equally. Wisdom asked if he was certain beyond doubt he couldn’t keep both.
Certain, he told Wisdom.
“Tragic,” Wisdom said, sorrow filling his voice.
Read more of it here at PW.Number of Views:266
The Obama train keeps-a rolling. I spotted a video of the junior Senator from Illinois answering the question of why independents or other undecideds should vote for him.Number of Views:241
I have a particularly good clip in yesterday’s edition of the Philadelphia Business Journal on accounting firms sending more and more of their young staffers abroad for international experiences. See a copy of it here, in addition to other examples of my reporting work.
You can also see its beginning on the PBJ Web site, entitled Globe-trotting accountants in demand, though no more, because the site runs on a strict subscription basis. Nevertheless, having 1,000 words with graphics in a regional niche journal was thrilling, taxing and awfully worthwhile. I worked on it for nearly two weeks and completed more than ten interviews, all the while juggling classes, The Temple News, and additional responsibilities for the Business Journal. It feels good to know I can do this.
I am working on a similarly sized piece for next week’s edition now. After that I might need a break from this additional burden, though. Having accumulated some nice clips, I need to focus on my many other varied responsibilities.Number of Views:808
This video is typical puffy shirted yuppie goes to the South to make someone with an accent seem stupid. It is unfair, and harmful and… undeniably amusing. …But damn it if I am not at least somewhat against it.
See what two women, and a teenager, think about Barack Obama and the bible.
I saw this video on the Clog, the news blog of Philadelphia CityPaper.Number of Views:434
Sadly, yesterday a man was shot by two SEPTA officers at the Allegeny Ave. stop on the Broad Street Line, my stop.This comes after reports of increases of SEPTA and city officers riding the subways, often derided as dangerous. I’ve never had a problem myself, but reports of teenage violence, particularly directed at younger riders, have been on the rise.The man was apparently smoking in the stop when the officers approached him. He tried to run and at least four shots were fired.I have video from CBS 3, but I haven’t been able to upload it on YouTube.(Photos by Greg Bezanis, a staff photographer of The Temple News)Number of Views:1717
Today, Feb. 22, is the 276th anniversary of George Washington, the dude who is recognized as the first president of the United States. Good for him.He is dead now, though, died Dec. 14, 1799, according to my calendar. Still, he died a long time ago, so it isn’t that sad. Let’s celebrate him with, perhaps, a decidedly strange song in his honor?
I saw this on Digidigidigi on President’s Day.Number of Views:445
Every once in a while you come across something so hilarious that it is bound to be something you would never want your name associated with. Still, the blog Stuff White People Like is worth mentioning, particularly a post that nails the concept beyond all others.
So much of my travel experiences have taught me this valuable, valuable lesson.
I didn’t read all of them, but I sure hope ‘having minority friends’ is one of them. White people collect black/Asian/Hispanic/Indian/U.S. Census form “Other” friends like baseball cards.Number of Views:554
I saw an attack advertisement run by a political action committee that could only speak to the seeming electability of John McCain anytime outside of primary season.
The issue, of course, is that since Ronald Reagan’s tenure, the national Republican Party has been more able to rally behind a single candidate than the Democrats, like McCain supporting his occasional rival George W. Bush after losing to him in the 2000 primary. Of course, the exceptions come when a charismatic Democrat has energized the disparate party voters, many of whom have no whims about skipping out on an election, like Bill Clinton.Number of Views:250