Monthly Archives: December 2009

Ear, Ear

Oddly, two contrary theories about the cause of Impressionist (performance) artist Vincent van Gogh’s legendary ear-ectomy are in the news this week. Let’s start with Adam Gopnik’s piece in this week’s New Yorker.  The lede: It is, in its strange … Continue reading

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Name That Decade: The Sequel: The Sequel

New addition to the Decadthalon! New York Times columnist Clyde Haberman weighed in Tuesday with a piece headlined: Telling Future? First, Let’s Try Naming Past Haberman’s contribution to the festivities: [L]et us briefly look back on the ’00s, a decade … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location

From our Krazy Konnections desk: Tuesday Boston Globe Metro page B3 (jump) headline: Group names accused Irish priests Nut graf: Yesterday, a Waltham-based group that has been chronicling the US clergy sexual abuse scandal released the names of 60 to … Continue reading

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Name That Decade: The Sequel

Campaign Outsider’s wildly unpopular Name That Decade maybe-contest has drawn up to zero submissions. Regardless, the hardworking staff soldiers on. Which means we continue to read newspapers, resulting in our encountering the best decade-naming effort by far, compliments of the … Continue reading

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Name That Decade

With just four chin-stroking days left ’til New Year’s, everyone’s trying to come up with a suitable handle for the past ten years.  The Washington Post’s Howie Kurtz (via Media Nation) writes them off as the Awful Aughts, while New … Continue reading

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All We Are Saying . . .

Full-page ad in Sunday’s New York Times: It’s signed, “Love and Peace from John & Yoko.” The ad directs readers to the website http://www.IMAGINEPEACE.com, which contains this Holiday Message From Yoko Ono: Dear Friends The WAR IS OVER! campaign was … Continue reading

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Six Hicks Pix Click

Sunday’s New York Times Week in Review section featured The Year in Pictures 2009. And that featured six – count ‘em, six (out of 50) – photos by Times staffer Tyler Hicks. One guy. Over 10% of the year’s images. … Continue reading

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High Noonan II

From our Credit Where Credit’s Due desk: Dr. Peggy Noonan made a house call on Saturday. And here’s how the Wall Street Journal political physician described the symptoms of what Campaign Outsider calls Obama Estrangement Syndrome: Is the left out … Continue reading

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Welcome Matt

New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks distributed his annual Sidney awards on Christmas Day, and this year’s festivities included a repeat winner: I try not to give Sidneys to the same people year after year, but the fact is, … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carroll

Merry Christmas from me and the Missus.

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