Monthly Archives: June 2010

XXX Marks The Spot

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has had a change of heart and now believes .xxx domains for pornography sites are a good thing. And no big thing, according to proponents of the Web Red Light district … Continue reading

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Columbia’s Gem

From our Late To The Party desk: Friday New York Times headline (dead tree edition): Victory for Columbia In Eminent Domain Suit Lede: New York’s highest court handed Columbia University a major victory on Thursday for its $6.3 billion plan to build … Continue reading

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Goodnight, Irene!

Letter to the Editor in the Friday Boston Herald: Modesty for Miley Sure Reuters should have known better (“X-rated Miley $hot is a low blow,” June 21)). And Ms. Cyrus . . . they all look alike and ain’t none … Continue reading

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Boston Globe Courtney Love-Fest

Professional widow Courtney Love performed this week at the House of Blues, garnering a positive review from the Boston Globe’s Sarah Rodman. It’s hard to put a finger on it, but somehow, a decade beyond a heyday when “Doll Parts’’ … Continue reading

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Sal DiMasi Is Still A Small-Time Fraud

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that prosecutions of honest services fraud, as the Boston Globe reports, “should be used only to prosecute cases involving bribery and kickback schemes.” That’s mother’s milk to belegaled former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal … Continue reading

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Louis Vuitton’s World Cup Coup

The Most Overpriced Bag in the World is currently running a newspaper ad featuring the Most Overhyped Soccer Players in the World: Excellent! Except Pele is the quintessential has-been, Zinadine Zidane disgraced himself in the 2006 World Cup, and Maradona … Continue reading

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Campaign Outsider NYT Corrections Preview (pat. pending)

So late Thursday night the hardworking staff finally caught up with that day’s New York Times report on Part Two of the Sisyphean John Isner/Nicolas Mahut Wimbledon rock-roll, which was suspended at 59-59. As the match wore on, Isner, 25, … Continue reading

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AT&T-Gate(s)

AT&T has a new TV spot claiming its wireless service covers 97% of all Americans. The ad features video of orange fabric draping everything from the Manhattan skyline to the St. Louis arch to the Hoover Dam to the Hollywood … Continue reading

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Wimbledonnybrook

So the Missus and I started watching the John Isner/Nicolas Mahut Endless Tennis Match at around 35-35 in the fifth set early Wednesday afternoon, and we kept thinking “This’ll be over soon . . . “ But no. At 51-51 … Continue reading

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More Brown Stones

More brickbats for Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R-Oil Slick) over his energy votes on Capitol Hill. The latest comes from Environment Massachusetts, which describes itself this way: Environment Massachusetts is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Our professional staff combines … Continue reading

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