Monthly Archives: March 2012

Fine Art, Well Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has launched a new ad campaign with the theme, “MY MET. MY WEEKEND” that features celebrities from Hugh Jackman to Marc Jacobs highlighting their Met favorites (Village Voice Q&A with Met director Thomas Campbell here). … Continue reading

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Driving Mr. Yogi

If Yogi Berra is the son Casey Stengel never had (quote-off here), Ron Guidry is the son Yogi now has. First, there was this Harvey Araton piece in the New York Times last year: For Berra and Guidry, It Happens … Continue reading

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Lamebrained Quote o’ the Day (Haley Barbour Edition)

From Monday’s New York Times: Santorum Ignores Pressure to Bow Out to Romney RACINE, Wis. — Mitt Romney remains his biggest foe, but Rick Santorum is increasingly confronting an even more daunting obstacle: a rising chorus of Republicans calling for the divisive presidential contest … Continue reading

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Hey – Does This Violate The “People’s Pledge”?

It’s been quiet on the People’s Pledge front since Sen. Scott Brown (R-Walking Around Money) ponied up $1000 earlier this month because a group supporting him ran some Google ads. (His challenger Elizabeth Warren  (D-Google This) directed the money to an … Continue reading

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Why The NYT Is A Great Newspaper (They Kill Horses, Don’t They? Edition)

From Sunday’s New York Times: Mangled Horses, Maimed Jockeys The new economics of horse racing are making an always-dangerous game even more so, as lax oversight puts animal and rider at risk. Nut grafs: On average, 24 horses die each … Continue reading

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The Weekly Standard Pimps Out Its Cover (II)

Because the hardworking staff is a noodnik, we failed to note in a previous post about the Weekly Standard’s leasing its March 26 cover to the National Federation of Independent Business, that the NFIB is lead plaintiff in the lawsuit (National … Continue reading

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The Weekly Standard Pimps Out Its Cover

Imagine the hardworking staff’s surprise when the March 26 edition of The Weekly Standard arrived at the Global Worldwide Headquarters and we saw this: (Apologies for the amateur cellphoto.) That’s the first of a four-page ad wrapper for the National Federation … Continue reading

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Straight, No Chaser: WSJ Serves Up “The Real Mad Men”

From the Wall Street Journal’s Visualizer: “The Real Mad Men” (Running Press), by former advertising executive Andrew Cracknell, tells the story of the real-life ad business from the late 1950s through the 1960s—during the so-called Creative Revolution. The book includes … Continue reading

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Crush Rush: Boston Gets Anti-Limbaugh Radio Blitz

Via Mediaite: Liberal Group Spends $100,000 On Anti-Limbaugh Radio Campaign The latest development in the backlash to Rush Limbaugh‘s comments about Sandra Fluke? A radio campaign. Media Matters is running two advertisements in eight cities — and spending at least $100,000 on … Continue reading

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Mad About “Mad Men” (Or Maybe Not So Much)

It’s a hung jury on the much-anticipated fifth season of AMC’s critically acclaimed/declaimed series “Mad Men.” The good (from Barbara Lippert’s Mad Blog at MediaPost): Frankly, my two major fears about the coming season are: a) that Don will actually … Continue reading

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