Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

Federal Government Once Again Wants You to Pay It Backward

Here’s yet another example of the U.S. government squeezing the disadvantaged for back payments they don’t have. From the Huffington Post: Seniors Forced Into Poverty As Education Department Demands Payment The Education Department is demanding so much money from seniors with … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Over Here’ at Boston Athenaeum

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown yesterday to catch Over Here: World War I Posters From Around The World and say, it was swell. The Boston Athenæum holds an extraordinary, but little known, collection of World War I posters. Consisting … Continue reading

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Who Is Marvin Gilmore Again?

From our Late to the Ninetieth Birthday Party desk This ad ran in the A section of yesterday’s Boston Globe:     Marvin Gilmore? Do we know him? Yes we do. From the May 21, 2010 edition of the Boston … Continue reading

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TAG Heuer Needs a New TAGline

Say, that was some US Open the past fortnight, yeah? It was Upset Central from start to finish, with the 1 seed (Serena Williams) playing the 10 seed (Caroline Wozniacki) in the women’s singles finals, and the 10 seed (Kei … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Wishbone Ash Rockpalast ’76 Edition)

Let’s stipulate (as they say on Law & Order) that Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash was one helluva lead guitarist. Then let’s enjoy this Rockpalast Cologne gig in 1976 (especially Time Was and Blowin’ Free 59:40-1:14:18).     Channeling Amazon, … Continue reading

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The Great BU Coffee Bean Brewoff! (Starbucks v. DD)

All summer the hardwalking staff has watched the extensive retail renovations along the Warren Towers stretch of Comm Ave – especially the big bucks Starbucks upgrade and the Subway migration to inside City Convenience. But yesterday we were delighted to … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Calder and Abstraction’ at PEM

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Salem yesterday to catch Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic at the Peabody Essex Museum and, say, it was swell. Alexander Calder’s abstract works revolutionized modern sculpture and made him one … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (God Bless Linda Ronstadt Edition)

In 1967 the hardyearning staff, like any red-blooded American male, had a knee-buckling crush on Linda Ronstadt. Exhibit All-You-Need-to-Know:     And it just got crushier from there. So it was bittersweet the other week to hear Kurt Andersen’s Studio 360 … Continue reading

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Oxymoron o’ the Day (#FashionTruth Edition)

The hardworking staff always enjoys reading the New York Times Thursday Styles section because it’s so, well, Times-ish. Exhibit Umpteen from yesterday’s edition: Ooookay. We’re happy for you. But what really caught our eye was this full-page ad for ModCloth.   … Continue reading

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The Great Liberal ‘Overturn Citizens United’ Scam

Admittedly, the hardworking staff attended the Jerry Orbach School of Law (& Order) for only 12 years, but all this hubbub from the left about reversing Citizens United (the 2010 Supreme Court decision that allows unlimited expenditures by corporations, unions, and individuals … Continue reading

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