Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Flying Burrito Brothers Memphis Edition)

Next in a series of live music performances the hardwatching staff has enjoyed (via YouTube) at end of day Back in 1971, the hardsmoking staff glommed on to the Flying Burrito Brothers – one of the endless Byrds spinoffs (we’ll get to Dillard & … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Jason Gay’s Sweet Farewell to His Dad

The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay is one of the funniest newspaper columnists around.  (See here for further details.) But his piece in Friday’s Journal was more poignant than piquant, since it was a valediction for his father, Ward Gay. From … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome to Boston’s Museum of Fine Apps

During his two-decade tenure as director of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Malcolm Rogers has consistently strained to stretch the locals’ definition of art, from the photographs of Herb Ritts to the motorcars of Ralph Lauren. Now, as Rogers prepares to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Nike Pimps Out Air(time) Jordan at U.S. Open

Product placement is no longer just a function of plunking down a Starbucks mug on the set of MSNBC’s Morning Joe or handing Seinfeld’s Kramer some Junior Mints. That’s so 1.0, yo. Welcome to Product Placement Umpteen.0, yo. From yesterday’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Confessions of a Journo-Sneak

As the hardtracking staff has previously noted, journalists have been two-time losers in the native advertising dodge. They’re either 1) bypassed by their publications (a good thing in our estimation, a bad thing in their bank accounts), or 2) hired … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Ronald M. Firman Edition II)

For the second time in a month, Ronald M. Firman of Miami, FL has purchased a full-page ad in the New York Times to air his sentiments about Middle East affairs. First installment:     Yesterday’s Times addition:     We’ll … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Euphemism o’ the Day (Joe Biden Edition)

From Politico yesterday: Joe Biden’s secret fundraisers Vice President Joe Biden has been crisscrossing the country attending closed-door fundraisers and donor events for Democratic House candidates — but you won’t find many on his schedule. In Seattle, Biden worked a photo … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

NYC Cops Have Sharp(ton) Words for Mayor Bill de Blasio

It’s DEFCON 4 between the NYPD and Bill de Blasio. Exhibit Umpteen: This full-page ad in yesterday’s New York Times. Money grafs: Got that? – demagogues, anti-safety political opportunists, blowhards . . . Al Sharpton, c’mon down! (See also Tawana … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Thelonious Monk Edition)

First in a series of live music performances the hardwatching staff has enjoyed (via YouTube) at end of day The hardworking staff has taken to watching music videos before bedtime, so we’ve decided to share some of them with you, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Quote o’ the Day (Robert Capa War Correspondent Edition)

From the Weekend Wall Street Journal’s Review section: “For a war correspondent to miss an invasion is like refusing a date with Lana Turner.” – Robert Capa Sadly, Lana Turner is dead. H.D.S. Greenway, on the other hand, is very … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments