Saturday, 29 March 2008

Odds & ends

George Gross funeral - What a royal farewell for George in Friday's Sun, with words by Michele Mandel and photographs by Veronica Henri and Michael Peake. The full week of tribute columns speak volumes for his character and his talents.

Winnipeg Sun on air - Innovations at the Winnipeg Sun keep on coming. Sun Speaks allows web surfers to hear the daily banter of Sun sports and news columnists, including Laurie Mustard, Tom Brodeck, Ian Shanley, Paul Friesen and Kirk Penton. Says Mustard: "Just think of it as "newspaper radio" (or 'readio' perhaps.)"

Swimsuit ad - We were doing swimmingly well while turning the pages of Friday's Best of Swimsuit Special Edition 2008 - until Page 22. The illustrated ad for bald guys and people with skin conditions kinda dampened the mood of Alex Urosevic's bikini-clad beauties.

Mike Strobel got serious
there for a spell, or was writing about hockey. But he's back in stride as Sun Media's favourite offbeat columnist. Friday's column on Viagra is prime Strobel, the man who introduced Sun readers to the Shaky Lady in March of 2002.

Headline of the day - "Sorry for almost getting you killed, Diddy" re the Los Angeles Times apologizing for publishing a story that linked Sean "Diddy" Combs to the 1994 Tupac Shakur shooting. Credibility of The Smoking Gun web site moves up another notch.

1 comment:

  1. Earl McRae's been doing a "McMinute" for a while now too for

    I'm not sure how I feel about "readio"; I just hope it doesn't give the people the idea that they're better off to listen to that as opposed to reading a news story, a magazine or a book.

    Like Dan Jenkins, greatest sportswriter of all time, once said, "The dumber the world gets, the more the words matter."