Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

Red Sox Great Pedro Martinez Moves to New York

Pedro Martinez will wear a Boston Red Sox cap in his Hall of Fame plaque, but that doesn’t mean he’s abandoning New York, where he played for the Mets after the Yankees folded like origami in 2004. From the Albany … Continue reading

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Burying the Lede (NYT Cherry King Edition)

First in what we expect will be a long series This piece by Vivian Yee ran in Thursday’s New York Times.     Except . . . Here’s the headline that appeared in the New England (and early?) edition: Marijuana … Continue reading

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Stupidest. Fashion. Ad. Ever.

From Sunday’s New York Times Styles section.     For the literati-impaired, that’s 80-year-old Joan Didion, a minor 20th Century American author best known for her collection of essays Slouching Towards Bethlehem. Several questions for the fine folks at Céline: 1) … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Grounded’ at Central Square Theater

Well the Missus and I trundled over to Central Square to catch the Nora Theatre Company production of Grounded and man, it was fabulous. A hot-shot fighter pilot’s career in the skies, “alone in the blue,” is ended by an unexpected … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Says Bay State (Hearts) Charlie Baker

Snow kidding: The current issue of The Atlantic features this piece by Molly Ball. The Bluest Republican Why staunchly Democratic Massachusetts loves its new GOP governor “Mark Wahlberg is asking me for a pardon?,” Charlie Baker said as he folded … Continue reading

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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: What the-!

Well the Missus and I watched the doggies at the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Show the past two nights and say, it was swell. But we never expected it to be. For starters, we couldn’t stand half of the seven finalists. … Continue reading

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Ban the Museum Selfie Shtick!

William Grimes’s front-page piece in Sunday’s New York Times pinpoints one of the great tragedies of our times. Museum Rules: Talk Softly, and Carry No Selfie Stick In a famous lab trial, a chimp named Sultan put two interlocking sticks … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Intimate Apparel’ at the Lyric Stage

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Lyric Stage yesterday to catch its production of Intimate Apparel and say, it was more than swell. From [Lynn Nottage] the author of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Intimate Apparel … Continue reading

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White House Historical Association Spanks Hardworking Staff

As you splendid readers might remember, yesterday the hardworking staff posted the first of what we hope will be an ongoing series: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Ads in the New York Times. It read, in part: The New York Times is … Continue reading

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Ads in the New York Times

First in what we hope will be a long-running series The New York Times is repository for all manner of inexplicable advertising (see our Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times series for representative samples), so the … Continue reading

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