Monthly Archives: June 2011

Where Is @FakeTomMenino?

Sunday’s Boston Globe trumpeted Mayor Tom Menino’s triumphant return to the Twitterverse: Mayor reconnects with his public, breaks out in tweets on Twitter After nearly a year of silence, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino is back on Twitter, connecting with … Continue reading

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Memo To NYT Sunday Review: You A Mess, Honey

Last Sunday New York Times executive whatever Bill Keller penned a preview of the paper’s Week in Review reincarnation as Sunday Review: This latest change is about proportion and display. The Sunday Review will devote somewhat greater space to columnists … Continue reading

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R.I.P. San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

The hardworking staff has always believed that the bridge connecting San Francisco with Oakland was the perfect visual representation of the two cities: The graceful suspension bridge on the Frisco side, the clunky, utilitarian span leading into Oakland. But Sunday’s … Continue reading

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Ale-coholics Anonymous

British brew Newcastle Brown Ale has launched a U.S. ad campaign that features some offbeat TV spots. Representative sample: The campaign also includes outdoor advertising, with billboards such as this one (a poster version is running in Boston): Clever, yes? Except … Continue reading

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Whiteyrama: Boston Herald Jumps The Rat, Er, Shark

It was one thing that for two full days, Boston’s feisty little tabloid had nothing but Whitey Bulger stories in its entire newshole. The Herald has stretched this story like taffy, from movie reviews to fashion critiques to musical interludes. … Continue reading

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Whiteyrama: WSJ Tracks Bulger Buzz

The hardsearching staff is, sorry to say, unable to locate the Wall Street Journal’s graphic “The End of Whitey’s Run: The online buzz about the FBI’s capture of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, the alleged crime boss and police informant.” But here … Continue reading

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Turns Out Vancouver ‘Kissing Couple’ Was Police ‘Kicking Couple’

Nearly everyone’s seen the kissing couple in the midst of the riots after the Vancouver Cannots loss in the Stanley Cup Final: But have you seen the video of the runup to the kiss? Via AlterNet, Mediaite, the New York … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily (Nike)Town

Well, Mayor Tom Menino (D- Smallville) can add another notch to his belt: Niketown has folded like origami. As previously noted, T-Shirt Tommy objected to a window display at the Newbury Street Niketown, accusing the retailer of promoting drug use. … Continue reading

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So Maybe It WASN’T The Ads That Nabbed Whitey Bulger (II)

Everybody’s FBI-ADdled about Whitey Bulger’s takedown, but now comes another skeptic (see also here) – Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen on the Charlie Rose Show: More than meets the FBI, anyone?

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Whiteyrama: Threatened Journalists Edition

The hardcounting staff has been keeping an informal tally of journalists threatened with bodily harm by Whitey Bulger. Here’s what we have so far: • Boston Herald columnist and former WHDH reporter Howie Carr on ABC’s Good Morning America (video … Continue reading

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