Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Dead Blogging ‘Circus’ at RISD Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled down to Providence yesterday to catch Circus at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum and, say, it was swell. For starters, there was the exhibit itself. The spectacle of the American and European … Continue reading

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What Do You Want the First Line of Your Obituary to Be?

The hardworking staff found itself reading a variety of obituaries of former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords yesterday, all of which featured similar ledes. Washington Post: James M. Jeffords, the maverick Vermont politician who in 2001 gave Democrats a short-lived majority … Continue reading

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