Monthly Archives: April 2012

No Valentine For Jordan’s Furniture

For the past month Jordan’s Furniture has been running a Monster Hit television ad that features Eliot the Ponytail and Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. (Go here and click View the TV Spot.) But last night on WBZ’s 11 o’clock … Continue reading

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Rafael Nadal’s Feat Of Clay

From our How Rafa Got His Mojo Back bureau: Nadal beats Ferrer for 7th Barcelona Open win BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Rafael Nadal became the first player in the Open Era to win two tournaments seven times after beatingDavid Ferrer 7-6 (1), 7-5 in Sunday’s Barcelona … Continue reading

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Dan Wasserman Channels Tom Toles (Eric Fehrnstrom Edition)

Boston Globe editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman had a Tom Toles moment in yesterday’s edition: Compare and contrast in clear idiomatic English: Conclusion: We’re lucky a handful of papers still employ editorial cartoonists. And we’re lucky to have Wasserman and Toles.

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Tweet Smell Of Suppress

It’s the United States of Iran! From CBS News: Twitter and Facebook are now essential tools for protest movements. And as Tony Guida reports, law enforcement agencies are monitoring the social media giants and using what they find to make … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Your Online Privacy: Regular Or Extra-CISPA?

The U.S. House of Representatives has just tried to take a bite out of your online privacy (via ABC News): CISPA: Cybersecurity Bill May Pit Online Safety Against Privacy While all the focus was on SOPA and PIPA, the so-called Internet piracy … Continue reading

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Remembering Moose Skowron

Growing up in New York in the ’50s and ’60s, I loved the Yankees – all of them – and especially the ones at the corners: the sharp-fielding Clete Boyer at 3rd and the power-hitting Moose Skowron at 1st. Boyer … Continue reading

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Peggy Noodnik Writes Again (Romney Pom-Pom Edition)

It’s well known that Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan lives in a parallel universe, but this week’s submission is especially Bizarro World. Representative sample: There is every reason to be deeply skeptical of President Obama’s prospects in November. Republicans … Continue reading

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Sotheby’s Forstmannia

There’s a big bakeoff going on right now at Sotheby’s for 17 paintings from the collection of the late financier and philanthropist Theodore J. Forstmann. The hardworking staff’s favorite? Chiam Soutine’s Le chasseur de chez Maxim: We also like Le chasseur: Then … Continue reading

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Fan Mail From Some FLOTUS? (Apologies To Rocky & Bullwinkle)

The Obamanauts are really putting the press on the hardworking staff over this bakeoff for dinner with George Clooney. This time it’s the First Lady “Friend”ing me: Friend – We’re up against a critical fundraising deadline this coming Monday, and … Continue reading

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Cookies ‘n’ Milking Data

From Politico’s Playbook: FIRST LOOK – “Hill+Knowlton Strategies Launches Influence Point … Hill+Knowlton Strategies [today will launch] a new service called Influence Point … With H+K Influence Point, companies can serve online ads directly to individuals identified as influencers. H+K’s combined research … Continue reading

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