Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The best of times, the worst of times: 2013 packed and sorted


Film of the year: 56 Up 

1.  TV show
Derek

2. Appointment TV
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Enlightened
  • Fresh Meat
  • House of Cards
  • Justified
  • The Returned
  • Borgen
  • Eastbound and Down
  • Hannibal
  • Game of Thrones
  • Ja'mie

2. Disappointment TV
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Homeland
  • True Blood
  • Walking Dead

3. Fond farewell
  • Treme
  • Breaking Bad

4. Beer
Innis and Gunn


5. Dining experience
Segovia and Deer + Almond - on the Red and Assiniboine in January


6. Film
56 Up

7. New director
Robert Greene - Fake it so Real and Kati with an I

8. The documentaries have it
  • Bully
  • The Imposter
  • Trumped
  • Brooklyn Castles
  • Undefeated
  • Fake it so Real
  • Kati with an I
  • We Steal Secrets
  • RIP: a Remix Manifesto
  • Blackfish

9. Book
The Everything Store

10. More books
  • Shift and Reset
  • Ready Player One 
  • How to Write Short

11. Nemeses
  • Imperial Parking
  • Sugar
  • Eyeglass shops that won't adjust your glasses unless you purchased them at that specific location 
  • Surprise double-charge parking meters
  • Me

12. Logo 


13. Talk-show guest
Elvis week on Letterman

14. Missing talk-show guest
Jay Thomas' annual story about the Lone Ranger on Letterman

15. Video game experience
Bioshock: Infinite

16. Video game frustration
Curing Vampirism in Skyrim

17. Social Media
Twitter

18. App
Figure by Propellerhead

19. Headline


20. Musical comebacks
  • David Bowie
  • Prefab Sprout
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Julian Cope
  • The Feeling
  • Paul McCartney
  • OMD
  • Polyphonic Spree
  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
  • Linda Thompson 
  • Richard Thompson

21. Musical disappointments
  • The Sounds
  • Shout Out Louds
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Adam Ant

22. Album
Public Service Broadcasting - Inform Educate Entertain

23. Song

24. Funny

25. Overrated
Daft Punk

26. Live
  • Paul McCartney in Winnipeg
  • Sparks at Coachella
  • OMD at Coachella
  • Japandroids at Coachella

27. Stand-up special
Jim Gaffigan - Mr. Universe

28. Stand-up bit
Brian Regan - readers debate non-readers

29. Live stand-up/media critic
Russell Brand at the Burton Cummings Theatre

30. New journalism


31. New hobby
Podcasting



32. Podcast episode

33. Podcast
WTF with Marc Maron

34. Banned from the language forever
  • Selfie
  • Twerk
  • 11:11
  • Unique 


35. Fashion


36. Class debate
Does noticing 11:11 mean you're spiritual? No, but it's a good magazine title.

37. Person
You

38. Endangered species
  • Active sentences
  • Apostrophes
  • Sentence structure

39. Ad campaign
DirecTV

40. Worst ad campaign - hint: it has "unique" in it.

41. Digital newspaper
New York Times

42. Paper anything
Q Magazine

43. Rosie the Riveter lives



44. Blog
BuzzMachine

45. Website/magazine
Fast Company

46. Bonehead trend
Hating on the Winnipeg Jets - just three years after they return to the city

47. Parking job


48. Action figure
Star Wars Black Series


49. Music store
Electric Fetus, Minneapolis

50. Goodbye
Lou Reed
Roger Ebert
Bonnie Franklin
Marcia Wallace
Nelson Mandela

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Everybody's talkin' about communications jobs, week of Dec. 8, 2013


1. Ecommerce and Social Media Manager, Botanical Paperworks

2. Communication Assistant, Alzheimer Society

3. Editor, Fanfare Magazine Group

4. Producer (French), CBC

5. Communications Advisor, Canadian Museum for Human Rights

6. Manager, Communications, Marymound

7. Manager of Communications, Canadian Centre for Child Protection

8. Marketing Coordinator, Ram Industries

9. Client Relations Coordinators, Marketing and Communications Office, U of M

10. Aboriginal Website Intern, City of Winnipeg

11. Communications Officer, City of Winnipeg

12. Marketing Coordinator, Cabela's

13. Marketing Coordinator, Crosstown Civic Credit Union

14. Marketing Account Coordinator, Summit Search Group