Friday, May 20, 2022

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How They Fool Ya – by Nick Driscoll

When I first wrote and performed a parody of a Leonard Cohen classic, the reviews were unanimous – I should not quit my day job. Comparisons were made not to the late, great Mr. Cohen but rather to fingernails on a chalkboard or a screeching cat. Thankfully, my oldest son Nick can carry a tune. Please enjoy his rendition of How They Fool Ya, and let me know if you think his version is an upgrade...

The 10 Journalistic Commandments

Following up on the admission of my 7 Deadly Journalistic Sins (https://big-media.ca/please-forgive-my-7-deadly-journalistic-sins/), today I present the 10 Journalistic Commandments to which any young person entering the media industry should adhere. Now, I am not saying that running a truth-based media company for three months qualifies me to speak from the peak of Mount Sinai, but these commandments are available on your tablets, and they will be featured in my hard-cover book that will have a title...

The 6 personality types you need to know

Most of you have heard of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which was published as a handbook on psychological groupings in 1944. Well, 77 years is a heck of a run, but it is time for a shakeup in the science of personality. I spent dozens of minutes today formulating a new system of six psychological types that should become the de-facto Bible on personalities. I wanted to really set my ground-breaking scientific doctrine apart from the formerly...

Mountain of evidence behind workout benefits

In honour of Earth Day, I became one with nature (several times) as we shot this inspirational video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCyvfrH1E2o It was an expensive production as I ripped open the back of my pants during one of the skill exhibitions. We edited out my first experience with tear-away pants. As you will soon see, it is not the only way in which this promotion is a ripoff. To fully appreciate the remarkable athletic growth that came from my...

Please forgive my 7 Deadly Journalistic Sins

Bless me, readers, for I have sinned. My last confession was 40 years ago. It has indeed been a while since my parents hauled me off to the St. James Catholic Church confessional to be absolved of all sins. Back then, the most malicious misdeeds were riding my bicycle past dark and teasing my sister. I have upped my game considerably over the last four decades. I find myself back in the confessional today for compelling reasons....

BIG Media Labs announces latest game-changing invention

While working with my team at BIG Media Labs in developing an anti-aphrodisiac that succeeded in helping me focus on work on Valentine’s Day https://big-media.ca/going-against-grain-this-valentines-day/, we stumbled upon a product that could be a game changer in the male sexual enhancement realm. Our merchandise is expensive to manufacture, so I am looking for two very affluent business leaders to invest. The product is shaped like and performs like a rocket, and it is powered by batteries, so...

Truth sets me free … of having friends

While executing a media business model based entirely on truth, I have adopted a personal policy of radical honesty, which means that I strive to be completely honest in all of my words and actions. This translates to losing touch with some friends and associates, but my theory is that I have deeper, more meaningful relationships with those who can tolerate my authentic self. I grant myself exemptions in my humour writing, which serves as...

Going against grain this Valentine’s Day

Heading into Valentine’s Day weekend, my social media feeds are filled with couples expressing their undying love to each other. Yuck. Florists and chocolatiers are doing big business as sweethearts say "I love you” with murdered plants and high-calorie treats. Gross. Sales of Viagra and Cialis, like their customers, are on the rise as lovers ensure that nothing softens the anticipated night of passionate love-making. Disgusting. None of that is of interest to me. I need to...

BIG Media’s new hit song – How They Fool Ya

Please excuse the singing and enjoy our light-hearted parody. You will find this very hard to believe but Mr. Driscoll did not use autotune on this track. Authenticity is at the heart of BIG Media, so we decided to keep it real. Gratitude and apologies to the late legend Leonard Cohen. How They Fool Ya - Video

Flat Earthers’ sphere mongering: to be or(b) not to be

Engaged in spirited discussion through plexiglass with a stranger six feet away at the neighbourhood pub last night (weird that Harlequin Romance has not picked up this story yet, right?), she started to explain why she is certain that Earth is flat. Now, I have too much faith in the body of scientific evidence to which I have been exposed to join her on Flatten Island, but I also am not in position to...