Whining about Netflix

This article strikes me as very odd, claiming that Netflix is going to be terrible in 2019 because they’re removing some older shows from their catalogue and focusing more on original content. Netflix wants to start streaming more original shows and movies and focussing less on acquiring programs they did not produce. That means they […]

We don’t block ads because they’re ugly, we block them because they’re invasive

Not too long ago, Google banned the AdNauseum extension from the Chrome Store. The reason they cited appears to be bogus. They also seem unwilling to discuss the real reason people use ad blockers. It’s not (just) because most online ads are ugly; it’s because they pose a privacy risk. Advocates insist that ads aren’t just […]

Which national newspaper should I subscribe to?

In this so-called “post-truth” world, quality journalism is more important than ever. I want to support good journalism by paying for a newspaper subscription. I’ve been a weekend-only subscriber to the Globe and Mail for a while now, but I’m becoming more and more frustrated with the paper’s elitism and focus on the Upper Canada one per […]

Climate change, chemicals and the disappearing male

Between climate change and man-made chemicals, we’re having issues with male births and male sexual development—namely, fewer male births and lower sperm counts among those who are successfully carried to term. The DNews clip above reminded me of the Doc Zone episode below. It’s a full 45 minutes and covers a slightly different (but closely related) topic; […]

The Intersection of Comedy and Journalism

Following on Last Week Tonight’s takedown of the Miss America pageant (which I shared earlier this week), the Daily Beast has declared that Last Week Tonight is doing real journalism—even if the show’s staff will never admit it. According to the Daily Beast: In a widely covered and praised segment that aired on September 21, […]