Monthly Archives: July 2010

NPR Drives Anchor To Drink (II)

What is it with All Things Considered and All This Chugging? Once again, Weekend ATC had its host (in this case fill-in anchor Audie Cornish) hoist an alcoholic beverage (in this case meatliquor – your eww goes here). This is really … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Center For Suing In The Public Interest

As the hardworking staff noted several weeks ago, on June 22 the endlessly outraged Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) served McDonald’s a notice of its intent to sue in several states (including Massachusetts), demanding that “McDonald’s USA, LLC (‘McDonald’s’) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

NYT/WSJ Front Page Hookup

It’s not often that the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal agree on the day’s top story. Friday, they did. The unifying figure? Charlie Rangel. Times headline: House Panel Will Try Rangel in Ethics Cases Journal headline: House … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Campaign Outsider Theater Review

The Central Square Theater’s production of The Hound of the Baskervilles is a total gas – a wonderfully loopy, funny, funky evening that never flags. Bravo to Remo Airaldi, Trent Mills, and Bill Mootos for their energetic, inspired performances. The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Impenetrable Sentence o’ the Day (pat. pending)

From a New York Times piece on the Galileo Museum in Florence, Italy (formerly Florence’s history of science museum, which contains – and the Missus and I can attest to this – “a veritable curiosity cabinet of beautifully wrought scientific … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

It’s Good To Live In A Two-Newspaper Town (John Kerry Edition)

Boston Globe, 7/23/10: Democrats drop signature climate bill Kerry vows to keep fighting for passage Boston Herald, 7/23/10: The Herald story claimed, “Senator docks new yacht in R.I. – ducks $500G in Mass. taxes.” There are many sides to Big … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

JournoList & The NBA

After a weeklong slapfight between The Daily Caller and The New Republic, the so-inside-it-should-be-paying-condo-fees JournoList rumpus has officially gone mainstream now that the inexorable Fred Barnes has broached it in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. Headline: The Vast Left-Wing Media … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mad Menia

Thursday’s New York Times pretty much ran the gamut of “Mad Men” overkill. Exhibit A: Peter Applebome’s Our Towns column headlined: Decoding the ‘Mad Men,’ Ossining and Cheever Nexus Your eye-roll goes here. Exhibit B: This Banana Republic ad: Only … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kristol Knock

It started with Weekly Standard editor William Kristol coming out in a recent editorial as a Tea Partier: We are not now quite at a founding moment, or even a re-founding moment. But we have arrived at a genuine crisis, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Sarah Palin Victorifies Another GOP Candidate

Sarah Barracuda is a lot like Paul the Octopus. She can really pick a winner. Palin’s latest notch (via the New York Times): Karen Handel, a former secretary of state who was endorsed by Sarah Palin, came in first in Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment