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Friday, March 16, 2021

Just a hunch on my part, but I’m thinking Bambi Francisco wishes that her latest rah-rah piece about how citizen journalism is as reliable as old media reportage hadn’t run at the same time as the quickly-spreading Wikipedia hoax about Sinbad’s greatly exaggerated death. Because the latter sort of cancels out the former.

Yeah yeah, I know: Wikipedia isn’t intended to be used as a news source. I guess it shouldn’t be relied upon too heavily as a research tool either, even for subjects weightier than a comedian’s well-being. Which begs the question: What the hell is it good for, then?

While this is a black mark against the reliance upon user-generated content, perhaps a positive byproduct will be a resurgence for Sinbad’s practically-dead career? I’m crossing my fingers on Necessary Roughness II: The NFL Years!

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 03/16/2007 02:23 PM
Category: Celebrity, Comedy, Internet, Media
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Maybe I’m just not looking in the right places, but I can’t seem to locate a recent edition of “Carnival of the NHL”. The last one I can find is No. 21, courtesy of Eric at Off Wing — and that was all the way back in April 2006.

This group theme was always an irregularly-scheduled event among sports/hockey bloggers, but someone always seemed to step up every two months or so to organize and host it. The faithful even kept it going through the 2004-05 lockout season, when it presumably would have every excuse for dying off.

I could email around, but I’ll take this as an opportunity to smoke out any regular hockey-oriented visitors to this space. If anyone has the lowdown, please share.

Oh, the reason for my curiosity: I’ve been amassing quite a few NHL/hockey news and notes over the past couple of months, and basically am looking for an external motivation to write about them. Plus, a couple of the pucks posts I have committed to this blog lately — like this one about the Devils and their “1940″ seating capacity — seem to be strong candidates for Carnival contributions. Selfish, I know. But if it leads to a Carnival revival, that’ll justify me.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 03/16/2007 01:30 PM
Category: Bloggin', Hockey
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