Deutsch CEO Mike Sheldon Reflects on Two Decades at the Agency   

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By Doug Zanger
Senior Editor

Adweek
Reprinted with permission

Deutsch North America’s CEO Mike Sheldon 
is hanging up his cleats. It’s not a retirement, per se, but a move away from Deutsch in Los Angeles after 22 years.

During his tenure, the Michigan native has presided over highs and lows. Most notably, Sheldon is credited with turning Deutch’s then-nascent L.A. operation into one of the staples of the market, taking it from a handful of people to, at its peak, a 600-plus juggernaut. The agency continues to create standout work for brands, including high profile campaigns for Taco Bell, Dr. Pepper and others.

On the downside, the agency split from Target, yet won the Reebok business shortly after that. Additionally, after nine years—and being credited with reviving Volkswagen’s fortunes with breakout work including the oft-referenced “The Force”—Deutsch and the carmaker ended their relationship.

Yet with all of the ups and downs (common in any agency), Sheldon, who spent six years at TBWA\Chiat\Day pre-Deutsch, remained upbeat and steadfast in his mission to build and retain a positive outlook and culture. Adweek caught up with Sheldon to find out a little more about his time at Deutsch and what’s next.

I’ll start with the predictable question. Why now?
Mike Sheldon: It’s a confluence of events. I’ve been doing this for 22 years, and I turned 60 a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been talking to [IPG CEO] Michael Roth about this for a while and want to see what else is out there. I’m not ready to go feed pigeons on a park bench. I want to see what the universe brings. I still have a lot of energy and interest in new and exciting ventures, and I figured after 22 years at Deutsch and 37 years in advertising, maybe there’s something else out there for me.

What would you say, outside of the obvious things like technology, are the most significant changes you’ve seen at Deutsch L.A.?
We’ve always been about investing ahead of revenue. In the future, it will be the same. You have to stay ahead of the business, or you’ll get run over. We got into digital production years ago, 
and started Steelhead [Deutch’s in-house production company] a few years ago. Experiential is now huge, analytics are as well. The future is going to be like the past: Unless you stay ahead, it will get the best of you.

How does an agency “stay ahead”?
For us, it’s having rock-solid clients like Taco Bell, Keurig Dr. Pepper and H&R block that appreciate the partnership and long-term commitment and depths of understanding that an agency can have into a client’s business and provide value way beyond any marketing communication. Then some clients want a TV spot or need to spend time looking at their consumer base. You have to go with the flow since there aren’t a ton of AOR relationships. I keep telling everybody to think of yourself as the ultimate Swiss army knife because that’s what we need to be a good, successful agency moving forward.

You’ve touched on a couple of successful points in your tenure. Aside from those, what would say is another significant accomplishment?
By far, the idea of kindness. There are a lot of really good people in this business—brilliant and creative people. But that has to be combined with being kind and putting your employees first and, unfortunately, making some of those difficult decisions like walking away from a prickly client. It doesn’t get talked about much in this business, but being good to other humans is a business asset.

Anything you would have done differently over the past two-plus decades?
I thought that I could have started an agency at one point, but it was never in the cards or the right things for me. I used to think that I should have done that, but looking back, I’ve realized how much I’ve enjoyed and valued my time here.

One of the tougher times for the agency was the end of the VW relationship. What did you learn from that?
I’d be less than truthful if I didn’t say it was a kick in the gut after nine years of really great results, fantastic work and a great brand point of difference. But that’s advertising. That’s what we signed up for. There are a lot of things that you can’t control, and the best advertising executives have a short memory. So while that stung, nine months later, it’s a distant memory, and we’re on to all the work that’s currently filling up the plate. You can’t take that stuff too seriously, personally or emotionally—it’ll eat you alive.

What’s your view on the agency world today?
It’s a tougher time than it’s ever been in the business, but it’s also kind of a mind game now. You have to stay positive, keep pitching and pushing. Anybody that reads too much of the press or gets bummed out about anything is dead because this business is just unforgiving. So it’s staying ahead. It’s innovating, it’s adding new divisions. It’s not being afraid to invest and keeping both feet on the gas. Otherwise, there’s just too much gravity pulling things down right now. Clients will always pay for ideas, great execution and results-driven communications.

What’s next for you?
I’m going to keep the aperture wide open. I have purposely not overplanned this. My goal is to see what the universe brings in. That might be taking a bike ride on a random Tuesday, consulting, bringing in a direct-to-consumer product to life, or another type of product to life. I really want to stay open.

Is Lil’ Sweet, Diet Dr. Pepper’s mascot, the most underrated ever?
I think he might be. But, in all seriousness, 
we love Lil’ Sweet, and that brand continues to defy gravity year after year because it’s the coolest, weirdest campaign in the world.


Doug Zanger is a senior editor at Adweek focusing on creativity and agencies. Find him on Twitter at @zanger.

This article originally ran in Adweek and is reprinted with permission.
 

 


          

El discurso de Grant Morrison en DisinfoCon (parte 4 de 6)   

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Viene de El discurso de Grant Morrison en DisinfoCon (parte 3 de 6)

Después de hacer este cómic [Los Invisibles] durante seis años, después de pensar en este asunto durante seis años, después de probar que funciona durante seis años, me quedé con esta idea: nos han engañado, nos hemos engañado a nosotros mismos y continuamos engañándonos. Como dijo Doug [Rushkoff], no existe un «nosotros» ni un «ellos», sólo estamos nosotros. De algún modo estamos intentando que esta cosa funcione. Y funciona.

Digamos, por ejemplo... La mayoría de nosotros somos más que nada gente de contracultura. Ya sabéis, nos gustan nuestras drogas, nos gusta esto y aquello, nos gusta romper unas pocas normas, pero no nos gusta la policía, por lo general. ¿A quién de aquí le gusta la policía? Que levante la mano. ¡Bien, uno! Porque os voy a enseñar a que os guste la policía.

Batman habla con el comisario Gordon en Batman #665 (2007).

¿Por qué odiamos a la policía? Si queremos cambiar las cosas... Todos los de aquí, vamos al local precintado a unirnos. ¿Vamos a hacerlo? ¿Quien va a venir conmigo? Porque yo no voy a hacerlo. [Risas del público.] ¿Y por qué? ¿Por qué no vamos a hacerlo? [Alguien del público grita: «¡Porque son estúpidos!»]

Eso es. Odiamos a los tíos que se han metido en esto. ¡Hemos elegido a los mayores zoquetes de la sociedad para protegernos de los cabrones de la isla Rikers! ¡Porque tenemos miedo de ellos! Ya sabéis, tenemos miedo de ellos. Somos liberales libertarios de clase media a los que les acojona ser violados en la cárcel. [Risas del público.] Por eso creamos a la policía. Tenemos a estos zoquetes que obedecen lo que les digamos que hagan. Nos obedecen de verdad, estos cabrones harán lo que les digamos. Les decimos: «Protégenos de los cabrones de verdad, de los moteros y de los negros y de todos esos tíos horribles que van a jodernos, a matarnos y a robar nuestras cosas».

Ponemos a la policía ahí, ¿de acuerdo? Nosotros les ponemos ahí. No queremos ir ahí porque somos gente lista, somos gente guay. No queremos ir y pegar a nadie. No queremos ir y hacer cumplir la ley porque no creemos realmente en ella, pero sabemos que algún pobre desgraciado tiene que hacerla cumplir. ¿Por qué odiamos a estos tíos cuando les ponemos ahí? ¿Qué pasa ahí? ¿Por qué nos odiamos a nosotros mismos por crear esta sociedad?

¿Por qué hay mucha gente en Estados Unidos obsesionada con Marilyn Manson, cadáveres, gente muerta, tristeza, John Wayne Gacy13... John Wayne Gacy es un puto capullo. [Aplausos del público] Ya sabéis, mató a unas personas y dibujó unos cuadros de mierda. ¿Qué es eso? ¿Por qué deberíamos sentirnos implicados con eso? ¿Y se ha convertido en qué, cultura apocalíptica? ¿A dónde vamos desde ahí que no sea eso? ¿A dónde vamos que no sea jugar con nuestra propia porquería? [Echa un trago.]

La Nobleza en Multiversity #1 (2014) representa las ideas destructivas que puede transmitir la ficción.

La respuesta... volver a lo individual.

Si lo individual no funciona, si Patrick McGoohan se equivocaba, si Número 6 se equivocaba gritando en la playa «¡No soy un número, soy un hombre libre!», ¿qué nos queda? Porque últimamente el tío que no es un número y no es un hombre libre experimenta neurosis, es lo más lejos que se va por ese camino. Estoy seguro de que aquí hay un puñado de personas como yo que con el tiempo... Has encontrado tu camino a través de estas cosas, has leído los libros, has hecho esa mierda, has tomado las drogas, has estado ahí, lo has visto... Hemos experimentado la iluminación en pequeñas dosis. Sabéis que está ahí, sabéis que es verdad. El consenso no explica nuestras vidas. ¿Pero qué lo hace? [Echa un trago.] Imaginad libraros de lo individual. Imaginad libraros de ese andamio. ¿Qué nos queda? Aquí está lo que estoy a punto de ofrecer.

Bestia descubre que hay un interruptor genético en la raza homo sapiens que hará que sea sustituida por la raza mutante de manera natural, en New X-Men #116 (2001).

Cuanto más lo investigaba, más empezaba a ver que tenemos a estos mutantes viviendo entre nosotros, ahora mismo. La gente del siglo XXI, de finales del siglo XXI, está aquí, pero no hay contexto para ellos. Del mismo modo que, ya sabéis, si vivieses en Tunguska hace dos siglos, y fueses epiléptico, serías un chamán. Había un contexto para ti. Es esta sociedad, eres un epiléptico. Es bastante sencillo. Es una enfermedad y nada de lo que digas tiene algún valor porque se considera una patología. Si, por el otro lado, miráis a estas personas, que son mutantes, ¿cómo los llamáis? Desorden de personalidad múltiple.

Esto es lo que reside más allá de la personalidad. Esto es lo que reside más allá del «yo», gilipolleces. Porque si llevas el «yo» hasta el límite (como he dicho, estoy seguro de que muchos de nosotros lo hemos hecho) se convierte en... Todo lo que ocurre es que el «yo» pregunta al «yo».  Interminablemente, repetitivamente. «¿Lo estoy haciendo bien? ¿Esta es la manera correcta? ¿Debería pensar sobre estas personas así? ¿Debería acercarme a ellos de esta manera? ¿Debería involucrarles así?». El «yo» pregunta al «yo», interminablemente, y llega a un pico. No va a ninguna parte. A una escala nacional, lo mismo. El «yo» pregunta al «yo», el «yo» se encuentra con el «otro», fronteras iguales, guerra, destrucción... Se dirige hacia allí, allí acaba. Esa cosa acaba en desastre. Acaba en neurosis a nivel personal y acaba en guerra a nivel nacional.

Crazy Jane de la Patrulla Condenada tiene múltiples personalidades, cada una con un superpoder diferente. Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #63 (1993).

Así que empecé a pensar: «¿Con qué lo podemos reemplazar?». Y estaba mirando a estos pobres cabrones del DPM y me di cuenta de que simplemente no tienen contexto. ¿Qué pasaría si decidiésemos abandonar la personalidad y reemplazarla con un complejo de personalidad múltiple? Porque como todos sabemos... Todos los que estamos aquí, estoy seguro... Quiero decir, siento como si pudiese decir esto a ciertos seres humanos: a veces haces cosas que no quieres hacer. A veces haces cosas que son contradictorias con lo que piensas. A veces te jodes a ti mismo. ¿Por qué? Porque no hay una sola persona dentro, hay cientos. Y si empiezas a darles nombres y empiezas a barajarlas, si empiezas a jugar con ellas, te vuelves un ser humano mayor porque no te permitirás terminar en tus límites.

Imaginad la personalidad como... Vamos a elegir Windows, incluso aunque sea polémico. Imaginad la personalidad como Windows. En lugar de la personalidad... Hay mucha gente, estoy seguro de que los habéis conocido. Hablas con ellos, y ellos dicen: «No, esta es mi forma de ser. He trabajado mucho en esto. Este soy yo. Esto es importante. Esto es en lo que me he convertido y esta es la forma en la que me he hecho a mí mismo». Qué gilipollez. Es una trampa. No se van a ningún sitio, están atrapados ahí. ¿Qué pasaría si a la misma gente le diesen después Personalidad 2000? [Risas del público.] ¿Qué es una actualización y qué un accesorio? Aquí hay una parte de tu personalidad a la que le gusta el hip hop. Aquí hay una parte de tu personalidad a la que le gusta el ballet. Porque las tenemos. Y tenemos al amante, tenemos al asesino en serie dentro, tenemos al maravilloso cabrón new age... Tenemos lo que queramos. Tenemos a James Bond ahí, tenemos a Pussy Gallore ahí, todos están ahí.

Las actualizaciones de la personalidad del Joker es una propuesta que hizo Grant Morrison en Batman #663 (2007)

Así que lo que sugiero es que empecemos a trabajar desde ahí. Abandonar la personalidad, abandonar el individuo, abandonar el «yo» porque es una mentira y nos retiene. Ha sido un peso alrededor de nuestros cuellos. Fue útil los últimos dos mil años de historia porque creó esto del caos que era. Esto es más coherente, más útil, tiene más significado. Tiene sus problemas. Todo lo tiene, cada sistema los tiene, pero estamos mejorando.

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13 John Wayne Gacy (1942-1994) fue un asesino en serie estadounidense que trabajaba como payaso en fiestas infantiles. Se dedicó a la pintura durante los catorce años que estuvo en la cárcel antes de ser condenado a muerte. El director de cine John Waters y varios músicos de punk y metal compraron algunos de sus cuadros.
          

Broken Yellowstone wolf teeth reveal theory about ice age extinctions   

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BILLINGS – This may be a tale that only dentists can appreciate, but the teeth of dead Yellowstone wolves are helping scientists understand the life of predators more than 11,000 years ago.

Inside the Yellowstone Heritage and Research Center is a collection of 160 skulls of adult Yellowstone wolves. By examining the skulls, along with other collections from around the country and world, UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology Blaire Van Valkenburgh and her colleagues have theorized a relationship between the declining amount of prey available and how the big canines consume their wildlife kills.

The theory is based on cracked and broken wolf teeth and the number of prey animals available to the predators, along with how much of their kills the predators consume. In Yellowstone, for example, wolf biologist Doug Smith said researchers will assess wolf kill sites to examine the number of bones present.

“When (wolves) are not so hungry, they don’t chew on the long bones so much,” he said. “That aligns well with other indicators of how well they are eating.”

Elk aplenty

For example, in Yellowstone the ratio of elk to wolves was more than 600-to-1 when wolves were reintroduced to the park in 1995. Since reintroduction, 90% of the wolves’ diet has been elk.

With lots of elk on the landscape, wolves initially flourished. But the hunting gradually became more difficult as elk numbers declined to a ratio of about 100-to-1.

By examining the Yellowstone wolf skulls, Van Valkenburgh saw that in the first 10 years after their reintroduction the wolves rarely broke their teeth. But in the next decade, as the elk population fell, the number of broken wolves’ teeth doubled, including the larger teeth wolves use when hunting and chewing.

Since elk were getting harder to find and kill, the broken teeth were likely the result of the wolves consuming more of the elk carcasses, including munching on bones in search of additional nourishment from bone marrow, Van Valkenburgh and her colleagues theorized. That resulted in more cracked and broken wolf teeth.

“Broken teeth cannot heal, so most of the time carnivores are not going to chew on bones and risk breaking their teeth unless they have to,” Van Valkenburgh said in a UCLA press release.

Smith said even though the Yellowstone wolves suffered more broken teeth, 90% were still in good shape. One thing he has noticed in looking at the wolf skulls is that about half have misaligned teeth.

“Quite often, they have wear that’s indicative of a misaligned bite,” he said. “I’m pretty sure it’s because they get kicked in the face all of the time (when pursuing bison and elk). They always deal with it, though. Wolves are resilient.”

He noted that being kicked in the head by prey is one of the leading causes of wolf deaths in Yellowstone.

Ice age

So how does this relate to ancient predators during the Pleistocene, an epoch that stretched from 2.5 million years ago to about 11,700 years ago?

In the 1990s, Van Valkenburgh and other scientists had examined the skulls of Pleistocene predators – such as dire wolves and saber-toothed cats – that were pulled from California’s La Brea Tar Pits. Those animals had shown rates of broken teeth that were two to four times higher than in modern animals.

“Our new study suggests that the cause of this tooth fracture may have been more intense competition for food in the past than in present large carnivore communities,” Van Valkenburgh said in the press release.

As large plant eaters like giant ground sloths, mammoths and mastodons declined in the Pleistocene, their predators had to crunch more bones to get the nutrition they needed. Why the large herbivores and their predators eventually went extinct has been debated, although human hunters and climate change are two of the main suspects.

With the loss of their main prey, the ferocious predators of the Pleistocene – animals that in some cases were twice as big as today’s tigers, African lions and spotted hyenas – also became extinct.

Other wolves

Van Valkenburgh’s theory about tooth problems played out in other wolf populations as well. She also examined 64 adult wolf skulls from Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior and 94 skulls from Scandinavia, collected between 1998 and 2010. She compared these with the skulls of 223 wolves that died between 1874 and 1952, from Alaska, Texas, New Mexico, Idaho and Canada.

The pattern was similar for the Isle Royale wolves, which prey primarily on adult moose – with moose numbers pegged at about 55-to-1, wolves had lots of broken and worn teeth. Isle Royale wolves had high frequencies of broken and heavily worn teeth, reflecting the fact that they consumed about 90% of the bodies of the moose they killed.

The teeth of Scandinavian wolves told a different story. The ratio of moose to wolves is nearly 500-to-1 in Scandinavia, so Van Valkenburgh found few broken teeth among the wolves.

“The wolves could find moose easily, not eat the bones, and move on,” she said.

Van Valkenburgh believes her findings apply beyond gray wolves to other large carnivores – such as lions, tigers and bears – and that looking at the teeth of big predators can help scientists understand if lack of prey is one of their problems.

“We want to understand the factors that increase mortality in large carnivores that, in many cases, are near extinction,” she said. “Getting good information on that is difficult. Studying tooth fracture is one way to do so, and can reveal changing levels of food stress in big carnivores.”

Co-authors of the study were Rolf Peterson and John Vucetich, professors of forest resources and environmental science at Michigan Technological University; and Smith and Daniel Stahler, wildlife biologists with the National Park Service.

The research was funded by the National Science Foundation and National Park Service.


          

Good Morning, News: Trump Ordered to Turn Over Tax Returns, Iraqi Police Kill Demonstrators, and Judgement Day for a Local Proud Boy   

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by Alex Zielinski

Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things to Do in Portland today.

Vancouver Proud Boy Tusitala “Tiny” Toese
Vancouver Proud Boy Tusitala “Tiny” Toese Doug Brown

Police Brutality in Iraq: More than 100 anti-government protesters have been killed by Iraqi police over the past week. The massive demonstrations, focused on the country's low employment rate and government corruption, have been met with live rounds. At least three journalists covering the response have been jailed by the state government.

In Other Attacks on the Press: In the Chihuahua state of Mexico, a photojournalist was shot in the leg by a group of men who interrupted an interview with an alleged drug dealer. The interviewee was killed.

Rowena's Story: A former aid to Harvey Weinstein shares her #MeToo story. In Rowena Chiu's words: "Harvey Weinstein told me he liked Chinese girls. He liked them because they were discreet, he said — because they knew how to keep a secret. Hours later, he attempted to rape me."

This:

Foul Play? The top witness in a Dallas trial who saw his neighbor, Botham Jean, die after a trigger-happy police officer mistook his apartment for hers was fatally shot Friday night.

Turn 'em Over: A federal judge in New York has ordered Donald Trump to release eight years of his tax returns—rejecting a prior appeal by Trump's lawyers. In the Monday ruling, the judge said he “cannot endorse such a categorical and limitless assertion of presidential immunity from judicial process."

Speaking Of Wealthy Dudes and Taxes:

Blame It On Rick: Trump went running to Congress Friday to accuse Energy Secretary Rick Perry of pressuring him to call the Ukrainian President and request an investigation into the Biden family. Perry, who doesn't exactly deny this claim, is stepping down from his cabinet position in November.

Dirty Money? Mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone, meanwhile, is calling on Mayor Ted Wheeler to return the $15,500 he's collected in donations from a wealthy US ambassador who's questionably tied to the Trump impeachment investigation.

Homecoming: Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputies met local Proud Boy Tusitala “Tiny” Toese in the Portland International Airport late Friday with handcuffs. Toese, a violent staple in Patriot Prayer rallies, has been living abroad for the past eight months to avoid assault charges. His first court appearance is this morning.

Shut It Down: Gov. Brown has issued a 180-day ban on flavored vape products in Oregon after two Oregonians die from vape burns. (Now do guns.)

PSST: Tickets for HUMP! 2019 are right here.

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New PICARD trailer is Here. You will LOVE it. IF…   

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IF.. You are a fan of Jen Luc Picard You are a fan of Sir Patrick Stewart You actually, in fact, ARE Sir Patrick Stewart You are Jean Luc Picard, reading this, from the FUTURE! Then PICARD is clearly for you!    The latest trailer looks impressive. Great effects. Great visuals. Cinema scale gloss on an accessibly televisual platform. Plenty of Easter eggs for fans of the original shows : Star Trek, Next Generation, Voyager, DS9 et al.   There are arguably some aesthetic touches that evoke Enterprise and Discovery? PLENTY of #EXCITING ACTION! A real sense of conflict, drama, mystery and a self contained story that nonetheless ties to wider series’ mythology. I get it. Trek cannot any longer be a bouncily optimistic thought for day philosophical discussion group dramatised as sci-fi adventure. The brand can and indeed must evolve to integrate the sophisticated warmth through the cold and clinical reality of our visual age. No probs. And it also fits a most encouraging current template of keeping actors and stars VITAL, throughout life. No more relegation to a cameo on a sofa or a deathbed reconciliation. We have a near 80 year old man here front and centre of the action. I love that. Jane Fonda started all this, of course: 80 + and still FIT in all the right senses, defining Netflix and starring in movies in between. Patrick Stewart is just playing catch up for the boys here, looking better than he has done in ages.     Bodes well for when, or now rather IF, we ever see Harrison Ford turn up and play Indiana Jones again.. And why stop there? Let’s ponder the potential! LIMITLESS one off, two off, full series, else-world spin offs, await!  Daniel Craig can stay on as Bond by playing ‘M’ (new poster out now, btw). Pacino in Godfather 4, making a final intervention to save Andy Garcia’s doomed Don? Clooney returns as an older Dr Doug Ross? Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck..stepping in sometime as occasionally returning Jack Ryans? Rambo 6: redeeming Rambo 5! Die Hard: With a Pension? And so on. Forward looking, constructive nostalgia. Not so much trying to relive the past as harness its imagery to help us all live more presently and steward (stewart?!) our successors into the future. All via the shared fun of a jolly good yarn with admirable characters who excel in their craft at any age, played by actors who do exactly the same thing. Always facing forward! The possibilities now are truly endless. And not because of tech or platform changes / format opening though yes that helps. No. It’s because we are possibly, just maybe, living longer and now learning to value and nurture our ongoing potential as a species. THAT is very Star Trek: elder humanity are to be looked to in fighting tomorrow’s battles, not relegated to a walk-in-cameo for  younger pretenders. Having said all that. What if you DON’T see that wider philosophical picture? What if you just like Trek to BE that philosophy, explicitly and immediately? And what if, for all its cameos from Data or Riker et al..you genuinely want and miss a team, community dynamic rather than a singular focus on ONE leading man? Bill Shatner never got anything like this for Captain JAMES T KIRK! (don’t get me started on Generations: I leave that to THIS guy!). ..Then this new show might NOT be for you. Coz it is VERY ‘into’ Jean Luc Picard and, by extension, Patrick Stewart. So if you are NOT a fan of love letters to one character/ actor, in a format arguable NOT suited to that sort of thing? I’d probably brace myself for a disappointment..or best avoid altogether. Loving ‘TREK’ does not mean you will adore PICARD. Equally though, non fans of Trek might just have found their first, accessible step into a new universe!   You might just try it and be surprised. Dunno. BOLDY GO.      PICARD streams next year.  ENGAGE /MAKE IT SO..
          

ComicList: New Comic Book Releases List for 10/09/2019   

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ComicList: New Comic Book Releases List for Wednesday, October 9, 2019, a list of the comic books, graphic novels, and other products that should be available at your local or online comic book shop this week.

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License, and is © 1995-2019 Charles S. LePage.

This information is compiled from a variety of sources including Diamond Distribution and our friends at Things From Another World and GoCollect. Visit GoCollect and use their next-generation, near real-time comic book price guide. To find a local comic book shop, please browse The Master List of Comic Book & Trading Card Stores. Join us on Facebook and Twitter for discussions about your favorite comics.

PLEASE NOTE- Not all of these titles will arrive in all stores. Let me know if any of the names or numbers are wrong. Items with release dates not verified by Diamond Distribution are individually noted.

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PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS ("AR" means "ask your retailer for the price")

A WAVE BLUE WORLD
Dead Legends Premier Edition #1 (Cover A Leonardo Colapietro), $3.99
Dead Legends Premier Edition #1 (Cover B Leonardo Colapietro Virgin Variant), AR

ABLAZE
Vampire State Building #1 (Cover E Guilherme Balbi Glow In The Dark Variant), $3.99

ABRAMS COMICARTS
Art Of Nothing 25 Years Mutts And The Art Of Patrick McDonnell HC, $40.00

AFTERSHOCK COMICS
Animosity #24, $3.99
Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated #1 (Cover A Stefano Simeone), $3.99
Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated #1 (Cover B Antonio Fuso), AR
Walk Through Hell Volume 2 TP, $19.99

AHOY COMICS
Edgar Allan Poe's Snifter of Terror Season 2 #1, $3.99

ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
Pug Davis TP, $17.99

AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
Mark Of Zorro 100 Years Of The Masked Avenger Art Book HC, $39.99
Mark Of Zorro 100 Years Of The Masked Avenger Art Book HC (Deluxe Edition), $69.99
Victor Crowley's Hatchet Halloween Tales #1 (Cover A Roy Allen Martinez), $3.99
Victor Crowley's Hatchet Halloween Tales #1 (Cover B Rich Bonk Parody Variant), $4.99
Victor Crowley's Hatchet Halloween Tales #1 (Cover C Roy Allen Martinez Bloody Variant), $9.99
Victor Crowley's Hatchet Halloween Tales #1 (Cover D Cyrus Mesarcia Trick Or Treat Variant), $4.99
Zorro Rise Of The Old Gods #2 (Cover A Puis Calzada), $3.99
Zorro Rise Of The Old Gods #2 (Cover B Puis Calzada Pulp Variant), $9.99

AMP! COMICS FOR KIDS
Phoebe And Her Unicorn Volume 10 The Unicorn Whisperer GN, $9.99
Shimmering Box Of Unicorn Sparkles Boxed Set, $39.00

ANDREWS MCMEEL
Sherman's Lagoon Volume 24 If You Cant Beat 'Em Eat 'Em TP, $14.99

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Gold Digger #267, $3.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #303, $7.99
Blossoms 666 TP, $17.99
Jughead The Hunger Vs Vampironica #5 (Cover A Pat Kennedy & Tim Kennedy), $3.99
Jughead The Hunger Vs Vampironica #5 (Cover B David Mack), $3.99
Jughead The Hunger Vs Vampironica #5 (Cover C Dan Panosian), $3.99
World Of Archie Volume 1 TP, $10.99

ATRIA BOOKS
Unofficial Guide To Game Of Thrones SC, $19.99

ATTA BOY
Hi-Fructose Magazine Quarterly #53, $8.95

AVATAR PRESS
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OTTAWA— A two-hour election debate Monday saw federal party leaders clash over ethics, climate change and the economy but saw no one immediately emerge as the clear winner, although they slung one-liners, insults and criticisms across the stage as Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s rivals sought to stake a claim to his job as prime minister.

The English debate got off to a hot and bitter start between front-runners Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer after a question from the audience about how each leader would represent Canada’s values and interests on the international stage.

Scheer immediately attacked Trudeau as a “phoney and a fraud” as he challenged the Liberal leader’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair, energy projects, and his economic record. “Justin Trudeau pretends to stand up for Canada,” Scheer said. “He cannot even remember how many times he put blackface on.”

“He’s always wearing a mask,” Scheer continued, pointing to Trudeau’s claims to be an advocate of Indigenous reconciliation, feminism and the middle class.

“You’re a phoney and you’re a fraud and you do not deserve an opportunity to govern this country,” he charged.

The leaders of the progressive parties fought to stake out turf on environmental and everyday concerns of Canadians, while the conservative leaders fought over immigration, pipelines and deficits.

In a second direct challenge between the two main contenders, Scheer turned to attack Trudeau over his failure to present a platform that had been completely costed by the parliamentary budget officer, and over the SNC-Lavalin scandal. Trudeau countered that his platform was costed, and that the Conservatives haven’t presented their entire policy book. On SNC-Lavalin, he said Scheer did not realize the job of a prime minister is to fight for Canadians jobs.

New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh jumped in: “What we have here is Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Scheer arguing for who’s worse for Canada,” he said.

The debate marked the first time all six leaders shared a stage. It devolved into a confusing free-for-all at times, but also had moments of collegiality.

Scheer and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May praised Singh for handling incidents of racism in the campaign with grace and class. Singh was accosted by a man in Montreal last week who told him to cut off his turban so he would “look like a Canadian.”

Trudeau agreed Singh had handled racism with “eloquence ... but I’m the only one on the stage that said yes, the federal government may have to intervene” in a court challenge of a Quebec law that prohibits some public servants from wearing visible symbols of their religious faiths.

“Every single day of my life is challenging people who think that you can’t do things because of the way you look,” Singh shot back. “Every single day of my life I channel people who feel that as well.”

Singh said the fact he’s in the race is a challenge to Quebecers to see past his religious garb. “I am running to be prime minister of this country,” he said. “I am going to Quebec and telling people that I want to be your prime minister.”

But later, Singh told reporters that, as prime minister, he might intervene if the case went to the Supreme Court.

There were moments of levity too. In fending off criticisms on the right and left, Trudeau twice called the NDP leader “Mr. Scheer,” prompting laughter. “I’m very, very different from Mr. Scheer,” Singh replied.

When a moderator later also called him “Mr. Scheer,” Singh cracked that “a lot of people are getting me mixed up,” to laughter from the audience. “I wore a bright orange turban on purpose today.”

Singh was the easily the most personable and relaxed leader onstage, and his supporters claimed he’d “won” the night.

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier was challenged on his social media posts, which described diversity as a cult and called environmental leader Greta Thunberg “mentally unstable.”

“We don’t want our country to be like other countries in Europe where they have a huge difficulty to integrate their immigrants,” Bernier said, prompting Trudeau to claim that Bernier says publicly what Scheer thinks privately.

Singh called Bernier out, saying, “You could have just said, ‘Hey man, I messed up’ because those are pretty horrible tweets.”

Scheer said that Bernier, a former Conservative cabinet minister, was someone who used to believe in an immigration policy that was “fair, orderly and compassionate.

“Now you are making your policy based on trying to get likes and retweets from the darkest parts of Twitter,” Scheer said.

Trudeau was the target in the English debate more than he had been in last week’s French debate. He was taken to task by Bernier, Scheer and Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet for fighting with provinces.

Scheer portrayed Trudeau’s carbon-pricing plan as a tax that would raise the price of cost of living, which Trudeau disputed.

He said he’d reversed the pattern of the previous Conservative government under Stephen Harper, whom he accused of refusing to work with the provinces.

But he acknowledged “fighting the defining issue of our time” with some provinces because Alberta Premier “Jason Kenney and (Ontario Premier) Doug Ford, and other Conservative premiers don’t want to do anything on climate change and we need a government in Ottawa that is going to fight them and fight for Canadians.”

May said the Liberal goal for cutting emissions is a “target for losing the fight against climate change,” and she repeatedly challenged Scheer for having no climate action targets.

Singh got off one of the best lines of the night as Trudeau and Scheer bickered over climate change: “Ladies and gentlemen, you do not have to choose between Mr. Delay and Mr. Deny.”

At times, the format choked discussions among the two leading contenders as a cacophony of voices drowned out the debate.

With polls showing a close race between the Liberals and Conservatives, Scheer and Trudeau took direct aim at each other when they could, with Trudeau grilling Scheer in the last half-hour over his position on abortion. Trudeau had tried to stay above the fray, adopting a measured and at times oddly low-key stance, but late in the evening exhibited more fire.

He took Scheer to task over backing Conservative candidates who have pledged to take away a woman’s right to choose. Scheer said while he was personally against abortion, the “laws of access” to abortion services have not changed in Canada in 30 years under Liberal or Conservative governments, and would not change under a government led by him.

Singh jumped in, saying, “A man has no position in a discussion on a woman’s right to choose, let me clear on that.”

Singh and Blanchet targeted May for failing to rule out working with Scheer’s Conservatives.

On Indigenous issues, Scheer was challenged for resisting the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Rights and its requirement that development projects have the free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous people. May told Scheer the Canadian constitution requires it, and it doesn’t mean you say “we’ll consult you until you agree with us.”

The debate, organized by a group of media organizations that included the Toronto Star, CBC and CTV, is the first of two this week. A French debate is scheduled for Thursday night.

Tonda MacCharles is an Ottawa-based reporter covering federal politics. Follow her on Twitter: @tondamacc

Bruce Campion-Smith is an Ottawa-based reporter covering national politics. Follow him on Twitter: @yowflier


          

Strike-averting deal with Ontario education workers includes $20M to bring back laid off support staff   

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The provincial government will spend $20 million a year to ensure hundreds of support staff who were laid off last month return to Ontario schools — and another $58 million annually to help create more support for special education students.

The tentative deal reached Sunday night between the province, school boards and 55,000 school support staff represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees — who include educational assistants, early childhood educators, custodians and office staff — means the Toronto District School Board will be able to rehire dozens of workers who lost their jobs because of budget cuts.

For some, the new contract — and the more than $230 million in additional funding — bodes well for ongoing negotiations with teacher unions.

“I think (the CUPE deal) builds some momentum to drive positive deals for kids in this province,” Education Minister Stephen Lecce said in a telephone interview Monday afternoon.

“I am going to remain cautiously optimistic there is a pathway,” he added, if all sides are willing to negotiate in good faith.

Teachers, however — especially at the secondary level — are fighting a tougher battle with the province over larger class sizes and the resulting loss of thousands of jobs over the next four years, plus an unprecedented move to mandate four online courses in high school with even bigger student-teacher ratios.

Harvey Bischof, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, said CUPE’s deal could impact negotiations for his 60,000 members, who include teachers and some support staff.

“There is cause for some cautious optimism inasmuch as the government seems to have recognized the value for the services that staff provide in our schools,” said Bischof. “It really depends on how they (the province) approach that teacher table … The government has launched very different kinds of attacks on different parts of the education system.”

The Doug Ford government, he added, is “bent on slashing 10,000 teaching positions out of the system — one out of every four high school teachers — and there is no path forward without restoration.”

Liz Stuart, president of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, which represents 45,000 elementary, secondary and occasional teachers, said she is “hopeful we’ll be able to achieve a deal for our members as well.

“At this point in time we feel we’re engaged in productive dialogue,” she said. “As long as the government and the trustees association come to the table and we’re able to all bargain together in good faith, we have every hope that we, too, will be able to find a deal.”

The three-year CUPE deal, which retains all sick day benefits but caps workers’ wage increases at one per cent each year, was reached Sunday night after a weekend of last-ditch talks to stave off a strike Monday that would have shuttered hundreds of schools across the province.

For parents, the deal means “services return to their schools,” said Laura Walton, who heads the union’s school board unit. “Lots of those jobs went missing over the summer.”

She said cleanliness standards should improve, more educational assistants will be in schools and libraries will be open longer.

Despite the deal, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath blasted Premier Ford for giving parents a weekend of “uncertainty.”

“He needs to go back and reverse the cuts and invest in our education system,” she told reporters. “We ended up on the brink of chaos (Sunday) night and that’s no way to treat families or education workers for that matter.”

During talks, the government had focused on sick days and short-term leave. CUPE workers take an average of more than 15 days off a year, which is costly and leads to a “revolving door” of staff for students to deal with, Lecce has said.

In the end, the sides agreed to a standardized medical form for any workers seeking to take time off beyond the 11 sick days that are paid at 100 per cent and dip into the 120-day short-term disability plan at 90 per cent pay.

The deal is said to provide consistency provincewide, given some boards had policies on doctor notes and others did not.

The $20-million fund will revive 300 full-time-equivalent positions with job protections for the life of the three-year contract — although there is an out for boards if enrolment declines or funding is cut.

The government also reinstated a yearly $58.3-million local priorities fund, which is mainly for educational assistants to aid students with special needs.

CUPE negotiated a separate $600,000 annual fund that will pay for custodians to work after-hours when community groups take out permits to use school facilities.

The government did not renew a professional development fund of roughly $4.5 million.

John Weatherup, president of Toronto Education Workers CUPE Local 4400, said the deal will see 60 to 70 special education staff back in the city’s public schools.

“It still won’t be enough, but at least it’s putting people back into the classrooms,” he said.

University of Toronto professor Charles Pascal, a former deputy minister of education, said “the pressure from parents and the public at large was clearly on the side of CUPE workers. And true to form, the minister ran to the front of the parade to take credit for avoiding a mess of his own creation.”

Lecce, however, said no one at the negotiating table wanted to inconvenience families with a strike. He said the government focused on keeping kids in class and investing “in the front lines of education.”

Markham mother Kimberly Clark was not expecting a resolution, so she lined up a week’s worth of activities for her children — and because she’s a real estate agent with flexible hours, she even offered to look after other kids.

When news of the deal broke late Sunday, her children begged her to keep a play date with friends on Monday, so Clark let them stay home.

“It’s one day — it’s not going to hurt, we’ll keep our plans and go back to regular school (on Tuesday),” she said.

Kristin Rushowy is a Toronto-based reporter covering Ontario politics. Follow her on Twitter: @krushowy

Robert Benzie is the Star’s Queen’s Park bureau chief and a reporter covering Ontario politics. Follow him on Twitter: @robertbenzie

Isabel Teotonio is a Toronto-based reporter covering education. Follow her on Twitter: @Izzy74


          

Momentum grows for end to Ontario’s pit bull ban as NDP and Greens express support   

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Momentum is growing for an end to Ontario’s 2005 pit bull ban with the NDP and Green party questioning the legislation passed by a previous Liberal government after a Toronto man was mauled by two such dogs, prompting police to fire 16 bullets into them.

Targeting the handful of breeds popularly referred to as pit bulls does not help deal with dangerous dogs in general, the heads of both parties said Monday as Premier Doug Ford’s government rethinks the Dog Owner’s Liability Act.

“We’ve said all along that it didn’t really do what it was supposed to do and it was not an effective way of dealing with dangerous dogs,” New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath told reporters.

The latest pushback against the ban is coming from Progressive Conservative MPPs David Piccini and Rick Nicholls, who have been collaborating on a private members’ bill to repeal the ban after Piccini began circulating a petition over the summer.

“We’re looking at all options with the Dog Owner’s Liability Act and the breed-specific language,” said Piccini (Northumberland—Peterborough South), suggesting stricter penalties for negligent dog owners, animal abuse and neglect should be considered, along with more public education on how to approach dogs.

Green Leader Mike Schreiner said the prohibition on pit bulls “discriminates against certain dog breeds in the face of scientific evidence.”

“Breed-specific laws are simply not as effective at reducing the incidence of bites and they result in the unnecessary euthanasia of hundreds of dogs and puppies,” he added in a statement.

Ontario’s ban requires owners to muzzle, leash and sterilize their pit bulls and outlawed the breeding and import of them in a bid to eradicate them from the province. Owners can face fines of up to $10,000 or six months in jail for not complying.

The law followed several highly publicized pit bull attacks in Toronto. A 2014 investigation by the Star found pit bulls were more likely than any other breed to bite people and pets in the city during the three years ending in 2004. In that year, there were 984 licensed pit bulls and 168 bites reported. But by 2013 there were only 501 pit bulls registered in Toronto and just 13 bites. The city no longer keeps bite statistics by breed.

But experts maintain the ban remains misguided.

“Individuals of any breed can be aggressive,” said Angela Fernandez, an associate law professor at the University of Toronto who teaches a course on animals and the law.

“Breed-specific bans misrepresent the problem of dangerous dogs by making it seem like it is the dog’s membership in a breed or subspecies that explains why things have gone wrong when they do. However, it is the history of that individual dog that is more likely the root cause,” she added.

“Using breed as a way to decide which dogs should be either killed or sent out of the province is grossly indiscriminate and unfair to all the other dogs who can be put into that category who have never done anything to anyone.”

The ban also ignores the bite risk of other dogs, particularly big ones more likely to cause serious damage, if they feel threatened or become agitated.

“We do have a higher potential for damage with some of these larger dogs…that we don’t worry about in terms of our breed-specific legislation,” Lee Niel, an assistant professor at the University of Guelph’s veterinary college, said on TVO’s the Agenda in 2016.

“So there is a discrepancy there that doesn’t really make sense,” added Niel, who was not available Monday.

Critics point to a 2017 move by the City of Toronto to crack down on owners of all dangerous dogs as a better solution than a breed-specific ban.

That bylaw requires owners to muzzle their animals, attached a coloured tag to collars and post warning signs on their properties if the dog has severely bitten or attacked a person or another pet. Any dog that has twice bitten in a nonsevere manner is also subject to the same restrictions.

Interim Liberal Leader John Fraser said the province has more important issues to deal with at this time, such as turmoil in the education system and contract talks with teacher unions.

“A day after narrowly avoiding a (school) strike that would have thrown families into chaos, the Ford government wants to talk about lifting the pit bull ban? It’s a thinly-veiled attempt to change the channel and further evidence of how the premier’s priorities are grossly out of whack with Ontarians,” Fraser said.

When the ban was being debated 14 years ago, then-Toronto police chief Julian Fantino supported it on the basis of safety for officers and the public, saying pit bulls were the favourite choice of outlaw motorcycle gangs, drug dealers and street gangsters to guide marijuana grow ops and hideouts.

“These dogs are used a weapons,” he told a legislative committee. “Our officers are becoming equally as cognizant of dangerous dogs as they are of guns when the arrive on scenes of their calls.”

Rob Ferguson is a Toronto-based reporter covering Ontario politics. Follow him on Twitter: @robferguson1


          

THE GONZO BLOG DOO DAH MAN WAITS   

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The Gonzo Daily: Monday
Thank you very much to everybody who has written over the past forty eight hours, sending their good wishes. Mother is still in hospital, and I suspect that she will be for the next few days, at least. However, today she was sitting up by the side of the bed, and eating, which has got to be a good thing. We shall be going to see her later, probably tying it all in with collecting Carl, who is down here to help us hold the fort while Graham is in America. Things are rather fraught at the moment, but I expect they will all come together eventually. These things usually do.
Please remember us in your thoughts and prayers.
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Meanwhile I continue to pretend that I am a popstar, because now I have sold eight whole copies of my new album Coldharbour. If I continue at this rate I will get a silver disc sometime at the beginning of the next millenium. Coldharbour, by the way, can be found here: https://jondownes1.bandcamp.com/releases
I think it is really rather good, but then again I would say that wouldn't I?
AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
Gonzo Weekly #357/8
THE CRIMSON ISSUE
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/
In this remarkably disciplined issue Doug goes to see King Crimson, Alan goes all psychedelic at O.Z.O.R.A in Hungary, Mad Iccy meets Roddy Radiation of The Specials, we go on patrol with PAART, Bart goes to see Yes et al in the Royal Affair, Jon has his PIP Assessment, and Graham brings us bad news about Ginger Baker
Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit, there are columns from Kev Rowland and Mr Biffo, C J Stone, and Roy Weard, but Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and antichinuses who have lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are searching for their footwear, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
Personal Independence Payments (PIP), Leonard Cohen, Adam Cohen, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Prog Awards, Thom Yorke, Sinead O'Connor, The Rolling Stones, Yes, Asia, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Richard Theodore Otcasek, Edward Joseph Mahoney, Ida Laila, Daniel Dale Johnston, Jeffrey Craig "Jeff" Fenholt, Dalibor Andonov, Anthony Paul Mills, John Cohen, Mick Schauer, Larry Wallis, Harold Mabern, Jr., Yonrico Scott, Robert C. Hunter, Rick Wakeman, Gerry Beckley, The Waterson Family, The Fall, Richard Wright and Dave Harris - Zee, Chasing the Monsoon, Doug Harr, King Crimson, Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART), Alan Dearling, O.Z.O.R.A. Festival, Steve Hillage, Miquette Giraudy, Youth, Raja Ram, Basil Brooks, Naxatrax, BaBa ZuLa, Zion Train, Raja Ram, Eat Static, Mad Iccy (Icarus Ruoff), Roddy 'Radiation' Byers, Kev Rowland, Wayfarer, Witchskull, Witchsorrow, Yesternight, Kenny Mitchell, Greenrose Faire, Tony Klinger, Hawkwind, Ginger Baker, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Joan Aiken
And the last few issues are:
Issue 357-8 (King Crimson)
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Issue 355-6 (Elfin Bow)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-355-6.html
Issue 353-4 (Melanie S Jane)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-353-4.html
Issue 351-2 (Royal Affair)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CE…/gonzo-351-2-fvxuatzgf.html
Issue 349-50 (Experimental Sonic Machines)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-349-50.htm
Issue 347-8 (Gary Duncan)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-347-8.html
Issue 345-6 (RDF)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-345-6.html
Issue 343-4 (Auburn)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-343-4.html
Issue 341-42 (America)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-341-2.html
Issue 339-40 (Kev Rowland)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-339-40.html
Issue 337-38 (Zee)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-337-8.html
Issue 335-36 (Raz)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-335-6.html
Issue 333-34 (Nepal)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-333-4.html
Issue 331-32 (Scott Walker)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-331-2.html
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
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* The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...
* The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!
* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 60 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, three other cats, one totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?

          

HOPPING WITH REUBEN AND THE JETS   

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The Gonzo Daily: Weekend
I have bad news, I’m afraid. Whereas Corinna’s appointment on Friday gave us more information about her forthcoming operation, it didn’t break much new ground. However, when we got home it was obvious that mother had gone downhill fast. We called an ambulance, and mother and Corinna went off to Barnstaple. She was eventually admitted to the medical assessment unit sometime after midnight. We went to see her yesterday, and I spoke to the staff nurse on duty just now. She is stable though frail, and is unlikely to be discharged before the middle of the week.
Please remember us all in your thoughts and prayers.
To complicate things further, Graham is going to be in America for the next three weeks, and Kyle will be joining us tomorrow. I feel very much like the little bloke who used to stand on the steps of the Ministry of Defence every evening during the Falklands War, giving the day’s news bulletin.
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Meanwhile I continue to pretend that I am a popstar, because now I have sold eight whole copies of my new album Coldharbour. If I continue at this rate I will get a silver disc sometime at the beginning of the next millenium. Coldharbour, by the way, can be found here: https://jondownes1.bandcamp.com/releases
I think it is really rather good, but then again I would say that wouldn't I?
AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
Gonzo Weekly #357/8
THE CRIMSON ISSUE
In this remarkably disciplined issue Doug goes to see King Crimson, Alan goes all psychedelic at O.Z.O.R.A in Hungary, Mad Iccy meets Roddy Radiation of The Specials, we go on patrol with PAART, Bart goes to see Yes et al in the Royal Affair, Jon has his PIP Assessment, and Graham brings us bad news about Ginger Baker
Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit, there are columns from Kev Rowland and Mr Biffo, C J Stone, and Roy Weard, but Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and antichinuses who have lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are searching for their footwear, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
Personal Independence Payments (PIP), Leonard Cohen, Adam Cohen, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Prog Awards, Thom Yorke, Sinead O'Connor, The Rolling Stones, Yes, Asia, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Richard Theodore Otcasek, Edward Joseph Mahoney, Ida Laila, Daniel Dale Johnston, Jeffrey Craig "Jeff" Fenholt, Dalibor Andonov, Anthony Paul Mills, John Cohen, Mick Schauer, Larry Wallis, Harold Mabern, Jr., Yonrico Scott, Robert C. Hunter, Rick Wakeman, Gerry Beckley, The Waterson Family, The Fall, Richard Wright and Dave Harris - Zee, Chasing the Monsoon, Doug Harr, King Crimson, Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART), Alan Dearling, O.Z.O.R.A. Festival, Steve Hillage, Miquette Giraudy, Youth, Raja Ram, Basil Brooks, Naxatrax, BaBa ZuLa, Zion Train, Raja Ram, Eat Static, Mad Iccy (Icarus Ruoff), Roddy 'Radiation' Byers, Kev Rowland, Wayfarer, Witchskull, Witchsorrow, Yesternight, Kenny Mitchell, Greenrose Faire, Tony Klinger, Hawkwind, Ginger Baker, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Joan Aiken
And the last few issues are:
Issue 357-8 (King Crimson)
Issue 355-6 (Elfin Bow)
Issue 353-4 (Melanie S Jane)
Issue 351-2 (Royal Affair)
Issue 349-50 (Experimental Sonic Machines)
Issue 347-8 (Gary Duncan)
Issue 345-6 (RDF)
Issue 343-4 (Auburn)
Issue 341-42 (America)
Issue 339-40 (Kev Rowland)
Issue 337-38 (Zee)
Issue 335-36 (Raz)
Issue 333-34 (Nepal)
Issue 331-32 (Scott Walker)
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
SPECIAL NOTICE: If you, too, want to unleash the power of your inner rock journalist, and want to join a rapidly growing band of likewise minded weirdos please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk The more the merrier really.
* The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...
* The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!
* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 60 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, three other cats, one totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?

          

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN SINGS THE BLUES   

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The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
As warned earlier in the week, tomorrow Corinna and I have a hospital appointment earlyish in barnstaple. For this, and all sorts of other reasons, I will be out of action tomorrow, so there will not be blogs after today until Sunday. Also Graham is going away on Saturday and will be in America for the next few weeks, so our productivity may be a little curtailed this month. But, then again, it may not. Fingers (and any other extremities that you have) crossed s'il vous plait.
ER EDITOR SEZ: THE DIGITAL PRAYER FLAG
You guys have been doing massive amounts of praying for Corinna. I believe that the outpouring of good vibes transmitted electronically, being a little like a Tibetan prayer flag. Find out more:
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/p/a-prayer-flag-lung-…
Blessed be.
CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:
AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:
Our webTV show:
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And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/CFZ
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
https://gonzotesting.blogspot.com/…/a-notion-of-shopkeepers…
Meanwhile I continue to pretend that I am a popstar, because now I have sold eight whole copies of my new album Coldharbour. If I continue at this rate I will get a silver disc sometime at the beginning of the next millenium. Coldharbour, by the way, can be found here: https://jondownes1.bandcamp.com/releases
I think it is really rather good, but then again I would say that wouldn't I?
AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
Gonzo Weekly #357/8
THE CRIMSON ISSUE
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/
In this remarkably disciplined issue Doug goes to see King Crimson, Alan goes all psychedelic at O.Z.O.R.A in Hungary, Mad Iccy meets Roddy Radiation of The Specials, we go on patrol with PAART, Bart goes to see Yes et al in the Royal Affair, Jon has his PIP Assessment, and Graham brings us bad news about Ginger Baker
Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit, there are columns from Kev Rowland and Mr Biffo, C J Stone, and Roy Weard, but Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and antichinuses who have lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are searching for their footwear, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
Personal Independence Payments (PIP), Leonard Cohen, Adam Cohen, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Prog Awards, Thom Yorke, Sinead O'Connor, The Rolling Stones, Yes, Asia, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Richard Theodore Otcasek, Edward Joseph Mahoney, Ida Laila, Daniel Dale Johnston, Jeffrey Craig "Jeff" Fenholt, Dalibor Andonov, Anthony Paul Mills, John Cohen, Mick Schauer, Larry Wallis, Harold Mabern, Jr., Yonrico Scott, Robert C. Hunter, Rick Wakeman, Gerry Beckley, The Waterson Family, The Fall, Richard Wright and Dave Harris - Zee, Chasing the Monsoon, Doug Harr, King Crimson, Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART), Alan Dearling, O.Z.O.R.A. Festival, Steve Hillage, Miquette Giraudy, Youth, Raja Ram, Basil Brooks, Naxatrax, BaBa ZuLa, Zion Train, Raja Ram, Eat Static, Mad Iccy (Icarus Ruoff), Roddy 'Radiation' Byers, Kev Rowland, Wayfarer, Witchskull, Witchsorrow, Yesternight, Kenny Mitchell, Greenrose Faire, Tony Klinger, Hawkwind, Ginger Baker, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Joan Aiken
And the last few issues are:
Issue 357-8 (King Crimson)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-355-6.html
Issue 355-6 (Elfin Bow)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-355-6.html
Issue 353-4 (Melanie S Jane)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-353-4.html
Issue 351-2 (Royal Affair)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CE…/gonzo-351-2-fvxuatzgf.html
Issue 349-50 (Experimental Sonic Machines)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-349-50.htm
Issue 347-8 (Gary Duncan)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-347-8.html
Issue 345-6 (RDF)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-345-6.html
Issue 343-4 (Auburn)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-343-4.html
Issue 341-42 (America)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-341-2.html
Issue 339-40 (Kev Rowland)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-339-40.html
Issue 337-38 (Zee)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-337-8.html
Issue 335-36 (Raz)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-335-6.html
Issue 333-34 (Nepal)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-333-4.html
Issue 331-32 (Scott Walker)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-331-2.html
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/
SPECIAL NOTICE: If you, too, want to unleash the power of your inner rock journalist, and want to join a rapidly growing band of likewise minded weirdos please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk The more the merrier really.
* The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...
* The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!
* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 60 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, three other cats, one totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?


          

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN WOKE UP THIS MORNING, DA DA DE DUM   

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The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
Charlotte arrived by Amypower in order to do some gardening and some filming. To my great embarrassment (OK, not great, but mild) I had fallen asleep at my desk when they came in. Never mind, there is all sorts of stuff on the table for today, and I hope we can get it all done.
ER EDITOR SEZ: THE DIGITAL PRAYER FLAG
You guys have been doing massive amounts of praying for Corinna. I believe that the outpouring of good vibes transmitted electronically, being a little like a Tibetan prayer flag. Find out more:
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/p/a-prayer-flag-lung-…
Blessed be.
CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:
AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:
Our webTV show:
https://www.facebook.com/OnTheTrack/posts/632561497117057
And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/CFZ
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
https://gonzotesting.blogspot.com/…/a-notion-of-shopkeepers…
Meanwhile I continue to pretend that I am a popstar, because now I have sold eight whole copies of my new album Coldharbour. If I continue at this rate I will get a silver disc sometime at the beginning of the next millenium. Coldharbour, by the way, can be found here: https://jondownes1.bandcamp.com/releases
I think it is really rather good, but then again I would say that wouldn't I?
AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
Gonzo Weekly #357/8
THE CRIMSON ISSUE
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/
In this remarkably disciplined issue Doug goes to see King Crimson, Alan goes all psychedelic at O.Z.O.R.A in Hungary, Mad Iccy meets Roddy Radiation of The Specials, we go on patrol with PAART, Bart goes to see Yes et al in the Royal Affair, Jon has his PIP Assessment, and Graham brings us bad news about Ginger Baker
Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit, there are columns from Kev Rowland and Mr Biffo, C J Stone, and Roy Weard, but Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and antichinuses who have lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are searching for their footwear, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
Personal Independence Payments (PIP), Leonard Cohen, Adam Cohen, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Prog Awards, Thom Yorke, Sinead O'Connor, The Rolling Stones, Yes, Asia, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Richard Theodore Otcasek, Edward Joseph Mahoney, Ida Laila, Daniel Dale Johnston, Jeffrey Craig "Jeff" Fenholt, Dalibor Andonov, Anthony Paul Mills, John Cohen, Mick Schauer, Larry Wallis, Harold Mabern, Jr., Yonrico Scott, Robert C. Hunter, Rick Wakeman, Gerry Beckley, The Waterson Family, The Fall, Richard Wright and Dave Harris - Zee, Chasing the Monsoon, Doug Harr, King Crimson, Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART), Alan Dearling, O.Z.O.R.A. Festival, Steve Hillage, Miquette Giraudy, Youth, Raja Ram, Basil Brooks, Naxatrax, BaBa ZuLa, Zion Train, Raja Ram, Eat Static, Mad Iccy (Icarus Ruoff), Roddy 'Radiation' Byers, Kev Rowland, Wayfarer, Witchskull, Witchsorrow, Yesternight, Kenny Mitchell, Greenrose Faire, Tony Klinger, Hawkwind, Ginger Baker, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Joan Aiken
And the last few issues are:
Issue 357-8 (King Crimson)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-355-6.html
Issue 355-6 (Elfin Bow)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-355-6.html
Issue 353-4 (Melanie S Jane)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-353-4.html
Issue 351-2 (Royal Affair)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CE…/gonzo-351-2-fvxuatzgf.html
Issue 349-50 (Experimental Sonic Machines)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-349-50.htm
Issue 347-8 (Gary Duncan)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-347-8.html
Issue 345-6 (RDF)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-345-6.html
Issue 343-4 (Auburn)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-343-4.html
Issue 341-42 (America)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-341-2.html
Issue 339-40 (Kev Rowland)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-339-40.html
Issue 337-38 (Zee)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-337-8.html
Issue 335-36 (Raz)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-335-6.html
Issue 333-34 (Nepal)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-333-4.html
Issue 331-32 (Scott Walker)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-331-2.html
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/
SPECIAL NOTICE: If you, too, want to unleash the power of your inner rock journalist, and want to join a rapidly growing band of likewise minded weirdos please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk The more the merrier really.
* The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...
* The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!
* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 60 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, three other cats, one totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?

          

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Come on. I hate them too but just click them off. Doug is a writer whose words get posted here at this NBC website. Complain to corporate NBC. This site should provide you with all the numbers you need: https://www.hissingkitty.com/complaints-department/nbc
          

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Come on. I hate them too, but Doug is the writer whose words get posted on this NBC website. This website should give all the NBC people and numbers to call: https://www.hissingkitty.com/complaints-department/nbc
          

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MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Last month's closing of Unity Point Hospital's obstetrics unit in Marshalltown was only the most recent in Iowa. The Iowa Public Health Department says nearly three dozen community hospitals have stopped delivering babies in the past two decades, and eight stopped last year — the most yet in one year. Stephen Hunter is vice chairman of obstetrics at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He says Iowa's aging population and shrinking rural numbers are among key reasons for the closures. Hansen Family Hospital CEO Doug Morse told Iowa Public Radio that the increased expense of labor and delivery care led officials to end deliveries at the Iowa Falls facility in November. That forced Jessica Sheridan of Iowa Falls to travel an hour away to deliver her daughter in Ames.
          

EP106: Your Digital Footprint   

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Digging into the Netflix Original Documentary "The Great Hack" with Iowa State University's Cyber Security expert Doug Jacobson.
          

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E. coli Outbreak at Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Andover, MN   

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An E. coli outbreak at the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Andover, Minnesota has been confirmed by Doug Schultz, Information and Communications Officer for the Minnesota Department of Health. He said, “We are investigating a cluster of STEC cases that ate at the Andover location.” That restaurant is located at 13753 Ibis St NW in Andover. […]

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Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom   

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Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom eli.zimmerman_9856 Fri, 10/04/2019 - 13:13

With K–12 schools leveraging connected technologies to help improve student outcomes and boost classroom collaboration, effective cybersecurity is not optional. It’s essential to meet student expectations and to satisfy state regulations.

This requires a balancing act: How do educators leverage connected technology without putting student data and other critical information at risk?

With National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) in full swing, it’s the perfect time for schools to identify key risks and develop effective security solutions.

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The State of STEM Classrooms

Science, technology, engineering and math initiatives are helping students nationwide prepare for STEM-track careers, but they’re also gaining traction as fundamental aspects of the K–12 curriculum.

This creates a potential cybersecurity gap: Greater adoption of connected tools provides enhanced student opportunity but requires increased oversight of how data is stored, managed and utilized.

Consider the work of Aurora Public Schools, which serves more than 60 area schools and was recently recognized as a leader in education by nonprofit group Colorado Succeeds. According to Kevin Riebau, Director of Learning Resources for APS, the school district is leveraging several connected classroom initiatives to empower student outcomes and launch IT deployments, including:

  • Google Classroom Tools: For Riebau, cloud-based solutions “help manage the day-to-day sharing of resources” among students and staff, creating “feedback loops” that let students develop their own digital footprints. 

    The challenge? Ensuring cloud services provide a secure environment for data storage and comply with current legislation.
     

  • AR and VR Experiences: APS is now deploying both augmented reality and virtual reality experiences for K–12 students, including “expeditions” for elementary and middle school students and VR-based postsecondary tours for high school students. As noted by Riebau, “It’s not always practical to conduct college tours physically,” and VR lets schools bridge the gap. K–12 schools are also diversifying their device footprints, using everything from school-issued laptops to interactive touch panels. Here, accessibility matters. Who has access to this technology? For what purpose? How is use tracked, cataloged and stored for potential cybersecurity audits?
     
  • The APS Digital Badge Program: The APS Digital Badge Program uses microcredentials to describe student success across five key areas: collaboration, critical thinking, information literacy, invention and self-direction. Riebau describes the program “as a way to recognize student assets and open doors of opportunity.” Once in high school, students can choose to move their badges from internal networks to public-facing social sites such as LinkedIn. But making this shift from private to public networking introduces risk. Both students and teachers need training on how to effectively handle credentials in-house and ensure the move to public networks doesn’t compromise local data storage.

Doug Bonderud is an award-winning writer capable of bridging the gap between complex and conversational across technology, innovation and the human condition. 


          

Storage Wars: Choosing a Secure Student Data Solution   

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Storage Wars: Choosing a Secure Student Data Solution eli.zimmerman_9856 Tue, 10/01/2019 - 16:36

Legislators across all 50 states have introduced student data privacy laws. The move makes sense: As educators leverage the benefits of connected classroom technologies, student data is captured and used to personalize the experience.

But what happens to this data when lessons are over and students leave for the summer, or move on to college or the workforce? How do K–12 schools ensure they’re in compliance with local laws and minimize risk without hampering their ability to deliver high-quality, engaging classroom experiences? 

MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how FERPA has changed over the years and what updates mean for K–12 schools.

Storage Failure Has Consequences for K–12 Schools

Student data isn’t single source. It can include everything from names and birthdates to learning styles, social preferences, grades and even medical histories. Schools bear the burden of security for this data — even if they hire third-party providers to manage its collection, storage and distribution. 

The impact of storage security failure is substantial. In a recent lawsuit, an Illinois woman and her daughter accuse Pearson, the multinational publishing and education company, of exposing the information of more than 1 million students when it failed to detect or respond to a 2018 data breach. 

As noted by The Threat Report, use of an outdated and insecure MongoDB server led to the leak of more than 7 million student records — data that included students’ full names, school names and account authorization keys.

Failure to protect student data, even at arm’s length, could have serious consequences for schools. Lawsuits are one potential outcome, but educational institutions could also find their public reputations irreparably damaged. 

Plus, malicious actors could also glean data from storage breaches to steal students’ identities or launch targeted attacks. As ZDNet reports, 69 percent of schools have been targets of phishing scams, and 30 percent have suffered malware infections.

3 Options for K–12 Student Data Storage

When it comes to securely storing student data, K–12 schools have three broad options: on-premises, cloud-based or a mix of both. Each choice comes with unique challenges and benefits. Here’s what educators need to know.

1. On-Premises Storage: Historically, K–12 schools have used on-premises storage to handle student data. But concerns around aging hardware — from end of life to firmware security flaws and limited storage capacity — are now forcing many organizations to choose: Should they stay onsite, or move data elsewhere?

The biggest benefit of keeping storage local is total control. IT staff members know exactly where data is kept. But location isn’t everything, notes Rob Clyde, former ISACA director and current executive chair of the board of directors for White Cloud Security. Schools need to ask, “What kind of data is it? Is it covered by compliance laws? Is it personal or sensitive?” 

In-house storage requires both situational awareness and strong encryption, Clyde tells EdTech. “For any kind of data, always encrypt,” he says.

Clyde recommends strong off-the-shelf algorithms to help stay ahead of attack efforts and insider threats.

2. Cloud-Based Privacy: Cloud-based storage solutions offer another option for protecting student privacy. Clyde is a big fan of cloud for schools because it “allows more flexibility and lets you scale easier. It gets you out of the business of managing servers and scaling.” 

For schools with smaller IT staffs or that lack administrators dedicated to IT, “the cloud is actually more secure than local servers,” Clyde says. But security doesn’t happen in a vacuum. To address key data privacy concerns in the cloud, Clyde recommends the following:

  • Choose a Major Cloud Vendor. Offerings from industry leaders such Google are feature-rich and unlikely to suddenly close their doors and leave your data in limbo. These vendors also let you specify where data “lives” in the cloud, which is critical to satisfying new data privacy requirements such as GDPR
  • Keep the Keys Safe. Strong encryption reduces data risk, but accessing encrypted data requires a key. What happens if this key is compromised? Keys obfuscated and stored in Software as a Service (SaaS) applications aren’t secure, Clyde says, and “losing the key is just as dangerous.” He suggests keeping master keys on a flash drive and then securely storing this device in a physical vault or safe.
  • Ask the Tough Questions. Third-party providers offer the benefit of scalable storage, easy access and secure key management, but they also introduce risk. If data is compromised, schools are ultimately responsible. Third-party risk assessment is critical, Clyde says. Schools need to ask where data is stored, what encryption methods are used and how cloud vendors are meeting key compliance requirements.

3. Hybrid Solutions: Moving to the cloud doesn’t mean abandoning physical servers. Hybrid solutions offer a way to transition from on-premises to SaaS as hardware ages out or becomes fundamentally insecure. One potential stumbling block is having IT staff who are familiar with local storage but uncertain about cloud offerings. “The red flag is talking about cheap hardware,” Clyde says. If technology pros can’t meet in the middle, “you may need to retrain them or hire different IT staff.” 

MORE FROM EDTECH: See how schools can approach digital citizenship through a combination of curriculum and education technology.

Use a Data Risk Rubric to Evaluate Security Efficiency

As the volume and variety of student data increases, it’s easy for school officials to become overwhelmed. The solution is to go back to the basics. 

No matter the storage option selected, five key rules apply:

  • Minimize Data Collection. The less data collected, the lower your risk. If student data isn’t directly related to key school functions such as attendance, grading or enhanced learning activities, don’t ask for it on paper forms or store it digitally.
  • Purge Wherever Possible. Don’t keep data any longer than necessary. Create standard retention policies that include destruction dates.
  • Always Encrypt. Encrypt data in transit and data at rest to frustrate attacker efforts if systems are compromised.
  • Prioritize Least Privilege. Not all users need access to school data. Limited privileges reduce total risk.
  • Monitor User Activity. Who’s doing what on your system? Deploy monitoring solutions to detect potentially damaging behavior.

Cybersecurity in education is now top priority as students’ personal data is digitally stored to streamline administrative tasks and improve classroom engagement. Failure to protect this data has serious consequences — effective protection demands frank assessment of current storage methods, consideration of new cloud-based options and methodical application of data security best practices.

Doug Bonderud is an award-winning writer capable of bridging the gap between complex and conversational across technology, innovation and the human condition. 


          

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Barbara D. Moore Okeana, OH - Died on October 2, 2019. A retired school teacher . Survived by three sons, Ken (Judy) Moore, Doug (Mimi) Moore, and...
          

Hellraiser (Blu-ray)   

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With the still ongoing Hellraiser franchise, what we get is basically BDSM from hell. The fans look for extreme gore and body horror, coupled with gothic and nightmare logic depictions of various hellscapes. They're of course supported heavily by the iconic cenobytes, led by the equally iconic Pinhead (Doug Bradley), who are priests of infernal pleasure derived from endless agony, draped in tight fetish gear and looking like the results of an X-rated Jim Henson-H. P. Lovecraft co-production. The bloody meat and potatoes of the franchise relies heavily on how far the graphic violence can be pushed as a result of creative torture devices from hell and schlocky but effective creature designs. As far as a strict demand and supply situation goes, gorehound fans get the extreme tone that they're looking for, with nuisances like story or intriguing characters used only as sho...Read the entire review


          

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