Monthly Archives: December 2009

Ads ‘n’ Ends (continued)

Picking up from where the hardworking staff ran out of gas last night: Gross National Happiness Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal reported on America’s happiness index: The Drag of Devising a State-by-State Mirth Meter Researchers Try to Measure ‘Gross National Happiness,’ … Continue reading

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Ads ‘n’ Ends

Heroes? No, zeroes Headline on a full-page New York Times ad for The Everlon Diamond Knot Collection: 2 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS This is the moment when men become heroes. No, two days before Christmas is when men stop counting the … Continue reading

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Hark! The Herald!

From our Strange Bedfellows Bureau: The Boston Herald has become an underwriter at WGBH, the local public broadcaster that’s turned into a radio mixmaster with 89.7 FM going news/talk and WGBH’s classical programming going to 99.5 FM. And now here’s … Continue reading

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Sign o’ the Media Times®

So you have actress Brittany Murphy dying at the ripe old age of 32, and you know a media feeding frenzy will follow like night follows the day. But who’s following whom in the news media is the major sidebar to … Continue reading

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The World’s Greatest Debilitative Body

The chin-strokerati is starting to turn on the U.S. Senate. First, New York Times Op-Out columnist Paul Krugman, whose latest piece laments the “rule of 60″ in the Senate,  that is, “the need for 60 votes to cut off Senate … Continue reading

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Ad o’ the Day©

Apparently, the gumosphere is all a-Twitter over Trident Layers chewing gum. Headline for a Trident Layers ad (via Mashable) on the back page of Sunday’s New York Times Week in Review (!) section: The people have Tweeted. The ad’s visual … Continue reading

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The Wizard of Ewws

How creepy/weird is it that during TNT’s cablecast of “The Wizard of Oz” Saturday night (7-9:15 pm) one commercial break featured a spot for . . . Viagra? Sure, “The Wizard of Oz” is all about things the characters lack. … Continue reading

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To the Woods-shed

Verrrryy interesting Friday Wall Street Journal piece headlined, “How Tiger Protected His Image.” Seems back in 2007, the National Enquirer had a scoop about Tiger’s canoodling with Florida “restaurant employee” Mindy Lawton, but spiked the exposé (the Enquirer denies this) … Continue reading

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Dear Friends

Compare and contrast in clear idiomatic English: Alex Beam’s Wednesday Boston Globe column and the Wall Street Journal’s Friday A-Hed. Rinse. Repeat. Discuss among yourselves.

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Overflight Oversight?

Full disclosure: The hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider avoids air travel like chocolate chip bagels (see baggage theft story here) – unless, of course, the flight deposits the hardworking staff at CDG. Regardless, the Honey, I Overshot Minneapolis saga’s latest … Continue reading

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