Monthly Archives: January 2011

The ‘T’ Stands For Toy

Is it time for Bostonians to finally admit that the first public transit system in the nation is now the worst public transit system in the nation? Boston Globe report: Once again, delays leave MBTA riders out in cold A … Continue reading

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Li Says Na To Wozniacki

Say, that was some war of attrition between Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki and China’s Li Na in the Australian Open semifinal, yeah? From the Sydney Morning Herald report: Great leap forward: Li Na through to Australian Open final Chinese tennis moved … Continue reading

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Boston Globe To Keith Olbermann: Good Riddance!

Tuesday’s Boston Globe featured an odd little editorial with the odder headline: Olbermann: Requiem for a Foxy liberal The Globe editors contend that fighting fire with fire is too, well, inflammatory: It was Olbermann whose increasingly partisan rants helped transform … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The State Of The Union Address

Barack Obama was at his posing-for-a-bust-of-himself best in Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, and GOP Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Roadmap) delivered an appropriately tight-lipped response, which included this statement: Washington should not be in the business of picking winners … Continue reading

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Banner Days For European Museums?

From Monday’s New York Times: European museums are reeling from culture shock these days. Long reliant on government subsidies, they avoided the layoffs, salary cuts and ticket increases that struck American museums hard in 2009 when the endowments upon which … Continue reading

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Keith Olbermann Is A Serious Twit(terer)

Deposed MSNBC anchor Keith Oldnewsmann – sorry, Olbermann – has taken to Twitter to lick his wounds. From the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog: After Conan O’Brien left NBC he turned to Twitter to build a fresh fanbase and keep … Continue reading

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Surreality TV, Motherhood Division

Apparently, one aberration isn’t enough for reality TV programs these days. Sunday’s New York Times featured a piece headlined, “. . . And Baby Makes Reality TV.” It chronicles the burgeoning field of reality TV shows that depict modern-day motherhood … Continue reading

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The Usual Suspects Convention

Is there anything on God’s green earth more predictable than a New York Times op-ed page roundup? From Sunday’s Week in Review: The President’s Speech With President Obama poised to deliver his second State of the Union address on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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The Olbermanniacs Comment, Specially

So yesterday the hardworking staff wrote this: Who Shot Keith Olbermann? Who cares? To which splendid reader Laurence Glavin responded: Who cares? The Huffington Post story got 28,000 comments. Oh, and I care …a lot. The hardworking staff believes he’s … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Phyllis K. Robinson, Landmark Copywriter

Obit from Saturday’s New York Times: In the late 1940s, it was rare to find a woman in senior management at an advertising agency. But when Doyle Dane Bernbach opened its doors on June 1, 1949, its chief copywriter was … Continue reading

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