Friday, February 25, 2011

How I got the consumption on Reading Week



Reading week? They should call it "media consumption" week.

How I spent one glorious week of preparing for class by swallowing the media whole:

1. Movies
  • All Together Now: the Beatles Love
  • Best of Youth
  • Client 9
  • Copyright Criminals
  • Jack Goes Boating
  • Leaves of Grass
  • The Maid
  • Please Give
  • A Prophet
  • Waiting For Superman (trailer:)

  • The White Ribbon

2. TV
  • Amazing Race
  • American Idol
  • Big Love
  • CNN (Mr. Blitzer and Spitzer go for a Spritzer)
  • Colbert Report
  • Dragon's Den
  • Ebert Presents At the Movies
  • Frontline
  • An Idiot Abroad
  • Jersey Shore
  • Late Show with David Letterman
  • NBC Nightly News
  • Real Time with Bill Maher
  • The Ricky Gervais Show
  • Survivor
  • ABC This Week

3. Magazines and newspapers
  • Bloomberg Businessweek (actual magazine)
  • Chicago Mag (iPad via the Zinio app)
  • The Daily (iPad app)
  • Fast Company (actual magazine)
  • Globe and Mail (iPad app)
  • Huffington Post (iPhone app)
  • New Yorker (actual magazine)
  • NY Times (iPad app)
  • Q Magazine (actual magazine)
  • Uncut Magazine (iPad via the Zinio app)
  • USA Today (iPhone app)
  • Winnipeg Headlines (iPhone app)
  • Winnipeg Sun (iPhone app)
  • WIRED Magazine (iPad app)

4. Books
  • Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
  • Louis Riel by Chester Brown

5. Podcasts
  • The Adam Carolla Show
  • The iPad Show
  • The Joe Rogan Podcast (great recent interview with Dave Foley)
  • TedTalks
  • This Week in iPad
  • WTF

6. Assorted apps
  • Ad Age
  • Blastr
  • Dexigner
  • Echofon
  • EW Must List
  • Facebook
  • Foursquare
  • Seth Godin
  • Kindle
  • Live Nation
  • Lynda.com
  • NME
  • PS Express
  • QRANK
  • TagReader
  • Twitter
  • U of M Newsroom
  • Vanity Fair Hollywood
  • Wallpaper

7. Music
  • Beach House - Teen Dream
  • British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall
  • Candy Skins - Best of (burned by me)
  • Elvis Costello - National Ransom
  • Foals - Total Life Forever

Foals "This Orient" from Sub Pop Records.
  • The Go! Team - Rolling Blackouts
  • PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
  • Wendy James - Racine 1 and 2
  • Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
  • The Streets - Computers and Blues
  • White Lies - Ritual

8. School
  • Markin' first-year students' video storyboards with CreComm grad Jennifer Ryan
  • Placin' second-year students on their last-ever work placements (sniff, sniff)
  • Workin' the Open House with colleagues and students at Notre Dame Campus
  • Attendin' Desiree Mendoza's Colours of Hope Independent Professional Project at Edge Art
  • Readin' my mid-semester evaluations (thanks for the criticism!)
  • Thinkin' about all of the great highs and lows that characterize every second semester of every year.
  • Preparin' some good stuff for the rest o' the year.

9. Extravagances
  • Innis and Gunn Highland Cask
  • [yellow tail] premium wine
  • Lilac Bakery
  • Sleeping in
  • Reading Twitter and Facebook feeds with care 
  • Watching movies in the afternoon
  • Bare-knuckle brawling down at the Alexander Docks

 Urp. See you on Monday!

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