Posts Tagged ‘Media’

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Op Ed : Magic has lost his luster with beef against Isiah

October 29, 2009

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As a rabid fan of 1980s NBA basketball, I was saddened to read last week that the friendship between Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas has evaporated and that Johnson has devoted a portion of his latest book “When the Game was Ours,” written with Larry Bird, to trash Thomas.

Once he learned about the book, Thomas simply said he had no idea that Johnson felt that way. However, even though Thomas has taken the high road, it’s still being reported as him “feuding” with Johnson. I can’t help but feel that Thomas’ fate was sealed in 1987, when he made the comment that Larry Bird “is a very, very good basketball player. He’s an exceptional talent…” before adding, “but I have to agree with [Dennis] Rodman. If he were black, he’d be just another good guy”.

That was 1987, the era of Reagonomics. For a black athlete to call America’s racial double standard into question back then took a degree of courage. Prior to that statement, Thomas was viewed as a golden boy in the same way that Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan were. After that statement, however, he was never seen in the same light again.

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Secret Lesbun Society

October 25, 2009

It’s a swedish city that fascinates China. A city populated by lesbians, where men are banned. Two blondes girls guarding the entrance this 25 000 inhabitants enclave reported the very serious Chinese media outlet Xinhua *. Males who want to get in may be savagely beaten by the police. People are turning to homosexuality “because they can restrain their desires,” says the news agency Harbin News.

Those who decide to leave the city to respond to the call of the flesh can not return unless they are willing to wash and engage in other rituals so that their antics have no negative impact on the mental state of other inhabitants.Chako Paul (or north of Sweden, according to the articles) is nestled in the heart of the forests in the north of Sweden.

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Msnbc.com Readies for Facebook

October 23, 2009

The medias business’ catastrophe is alone with nothing left but creative minds figuring out how they can reinvent themselves and dump some juicy news contents wherever, whenever we want and make money by the way.Apparently, Msnbc.com “gets it”, they lauched a new video player for Facebook or any blog- read reaching at least 200 millions users the way traditionnal medias can not- thus introduced a scheme to arrange thumbnail images of in-stream advertisement around the player.

He explains that ads which appear for a short time in the player get moved to a sort of thumbnail gallery around the player, allowing users to conveniently find ads without having to watch the video again.

Charlie, president and publisher of msnbc.com, the online venture of Microsoft and NBC Universal, shared these developments in this interview conducted on Tuesday afternoon in midtown Manhattan.He was the co-host of the Beet.TV Online Video Roundtable this week where he spoke about his company’s use of embeddable video

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look behind the curtain

October 22, 2009

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Every month or so, WNYC host Brian Lehrer have to erase “the board” and start a new…I only wish I could be so organized !

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Italy’s answer to Vogue: “Kobe Bryant bellisimo”

October 19, 2009

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L’Uomo Vogue  – the very cutting edge of men’s style and high fashion – lists basketball star Kobe Bryant as a contemporary icon in their October 2009 issue.

Kobe Bryant is a character that you hear for years and, on closer look, since he started until now its been over a decade,yet even he had proved to have what it takes to become great.Kobe, however, was already 17 years in the NBA, the Charlotte Hornets before moving to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he still plays and where he has just won the last championship.But there are only superstar: the beauty of working with newcomers is the ability to gamble on talents that are starting to talk about themselves or who have children stories that no one has heard.The purpose of a cover like this is to broaden the horizons of curious readers, who believe that behind the star of the cover there are characters equally talented.

Kobe Bryant (Boss Orange jacket, shirt and bow tie, Boss Black. Fashion editor Rushka Bergman. Photos by Mark Seliger).

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