Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Year In Review In Review

Haven’t had your fill of year-end reviews? Maybe these will strike your fancy. 1) From the New York Times style-chasing Thursday Styles: The 110 Things New Yorkers Talked About in 2010 Representative sample: 1.Bedbugs. 2.Pee-wee Herman’s comeback. 3.Larry King’sfarewell. 4. … Continue reading

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Piers Morgan And Keith Olbermann Have A Tweet Tooth

Some high-profile Twitterholics out there right now. Start with Gawker’s piece (via mediabistro) about CNN’s Larry King Livelier, Piers Morgan. CNN’s Piers Morgan Will Fight Almost Anyone on Twitter Are you bored? Try tweeting something mean at Piers Morgan, the British … Continue reading

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Caught In Southie Catches Lightning

Good for Caught in Southie blogger Peter Gailunas. He caught on both locally and nationally in snowstorm-parking stories about Boston’s 48-hour rule on saving spots. Start with WBZ’s Keller @ Large piece on Wednesday night, in which Gailunas told the … Continue reading

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Hey, Politico! Snow Respect For Boston?

Politico’s “Top Talker” today is a roundup of how badly Northeast politicians have handled the cleanup of this weekend’s Brrrricane: Blizzard blasts Northeastern politicians NEW YORK CITY – There’s nothing like a bitter winter storm to put Northeastern pols in … Continue reading

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Marina Abramovic Blushathon (IV)

The New York Times did its “The Arts in 2010” review on Tuesday, and smackdab below the predictable “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” action photo was this: With its costs and its casualties (including Christopher Tierney, standing above), “Spider-Man: Turn … Continue reading

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The Tizzard Of Twenty-Ten

As in, all in a tizzy. The local weathernerds shifted into Snowpocalypse/Snowmageddon/Brrrricane gear, the NFL spiked the Philadelphia Eagles game, and Universal Hub’s French Toast Alert blinked orange. All for a measly 18 inches of snow. Regardless, there were plenty … Continue reading

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NYT David Barstow Is Not The Son Of Robbins Barstow

Splendid reader Brendan Myers solved the Barstow question at the end of our previous post : If WikiPedia is to be believed, the New York Times David Barstow was born in 1963, making it impossible for him to have gone … Continue reading

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Times Three

A trio of notable pieces from Sunday’s New York Times: 1) The devastatingly vivid report by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul about the Deepwater Horizon blowout disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Nut graf: On paper, experts and … Continue reading

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Gecko v. Flo: Worst Media Smackdown Ever?

The folks at left-wingnut website AlterNet are all lathered up about the ongoing slapfight between the Geico gecko and Progressive Insurance spokesgal Flo, who’s annoying enough to be the 21st century Mr. Wipple Curent AlterNet headline: Cutesy GEICO Gecko’s Ad Fight … Continue reading

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The Prevalence Of Humbug

In his latest piece, The Humbug Express, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman addresses the imbalance between the right-wing media’s propaganda machine and that of the left wing. He starts out by recalling the original humbugger, Charles Dickens’ immortal Ebenezer … Continue reading

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