Archive for November, 2010

How NOT to Get a Job in Radio – #2

Posted in Supplements with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2010 by adoseofbuckley

Most people who will read this know the story by now, but for those who are checking out my work for the first time, here’s the abridged version: Milkman Unlimited, Canada’s top resource for the radio industry, allows visitors to post a short blurb advertising themselves as available to work in the radio broadcast business. A lot of them are good, but some of them are absolutely terrible. So, I get the idea to create a presentation using the terrible ads as examples. “How NOT to Get a Job in Radio” was born.

After links to the original video were posted on Milkman’s website, the RadioWest message board, and all over Facebook, I started getting e-mails asking when I’d make another one. So, here it is – another video explaining the things to avoid when presenting yourself to a potential new employer. This is “How NOT to Get a Job in Radio Part 2”

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A Dose of Buckley 39 – GameCrush

Posted in A Dose of Buckley with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2010 by adoseofbuckley

Video games and girls… man has been trying to figure out a way to combine these two things since he first picked up a controller. And even though one website has succeeded, I have to ask… couldn’t they have done a better job? Buckley takes on GameCrush.com in this week’s A Dose of Buckley.

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A Dose Of Buckley 38 – “Missioning”

Posted in A Dose of Buckley with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2010 by adoseofbuckley

I’ve always had a theory that in 100 years from now, as this generation of morons have even dumber children, that the Dictionary will either become thicker when it includes alternate spellings for words (“Action – see also: Akshun, Actoin, Acshon”) or become pocket-sized when future generations remove words because they’re too big and complex (anything more than 7 letters that can’t just be shortened by removing all of its vowels). The language is in trouble…

So, there’s something frustrating to me about people who are barely literate themselves coming up with new words or uses for new words. In my second of two Dose of Buckley’s this week, I look at the word “Mission”, which is now being used by this generation as a verb (that’s “akshun werd” to some of you). Some examples: “I want to mission downtown this weekend”, instead of saying “I want to go downtown to party this weekend until I can’t see or remember my own name”, or “I’m missioning to Toronto to see [insert name of indie band that hipsters love and no one else has ever heard of] on Friday”.

A Dose of Buckley 38 – Missioning Uncensored (CLICK TO LISTEN – 2 minutes, 18 seconds)

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A Dose of Buckley 37 – Facebook Stalking

Posted in A Dose of Buckley with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2010 by adoseofbuckley

First there were sites like FourSquare… now Facebook has its own “places” app that will tell your entire friends list where you are at any given time. Is this a good thing? It certainly is for your potential attackers! Part one of two of this week’s Double Dose of Buckley.

A Dose of Buckley 37 – Facebook Stalking Uncensored (CLICK HERE TO LISTEN – 2 minutes, 44 seconds)

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