Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

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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How Many Millennials Actually Watch Jon Stewart?

Conventional wisdom holds that Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show on Viacom’s Comedy Central is so valuable because it’s a magnet for millennials, the magic 18-29 demographic that marketers lust after. From yesterday’s Wall Street Journal piece about “growing concerns on Wall Street that … Continue reading

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An Invitation? After FOUR Months? To Ello With That!

Well-o-well: Ello is officially scraping the bottom of the barrel. As the hardworking staff has plaintively noted, we were hoping for a smile from the Prom-Queen-Turned-Mean-Girl of social media last fall and got . . . a whole lot of … Continue reading

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NYT Gets Drop on Boston Globe Re: Ted K Institute Opening

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is about to open in the wake of a family feud that has gone largely unnoted in the news media lately, but was all the rage two years ago. Regardless, yesterday’s New … Continue reading

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WSJ Piece Has 20-20 Heinz Sight

The hardworking staff is a longtime fanboy of the great W.C. Heinz – a superb WWII war correspondent and perhaps the greatest American sportswriter of the 20th Century (not to mention the co-author of M*A*S*H). (Our WGBH Heinz obit here.) Now comes … Continue reading

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Jill Stein to Run for President on Groan Party Ticket

Dr. Jill Stein, the woman who took the green out of the Green Party in 2002, wants another shot at the presidency of the United States. From her press release yesterday: Dr. Jill Stein Announces Formation of Exploratory Committee For … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (George McGovern Hearts Louise Day Hicks Edition)

Well the hardworking staff was doing some homework today when we came across this exchange between Hunter S. Thompson and his editor in the 1973 Rolling Stone piece, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail in ’72: HST: [T]here was a … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Bedlam’s Saint Joan’ at Central Square Theater

Well the Missus and I trundled over to Cambridge yesterday to catch the Underground Railway Theater production of Bedlam’s Saint Joan and say, it was swell. For starters, the cast was flat out fabulous.     The actors who were … Continue reading

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The Ruins of Paul Rudolph’s Architecture

The hardworking staff has long admired the architectural work of Paul Rudolph, especially his Blue Cross Blue Shield building at 133 Federal Street in Boston. (Our 2008 WGBH commentary here.) But not everyone does. So we read with interest in the … Continue reading

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For the Love of God, Put #MuseumSelfie on the Shelfie!

The hardflinching staff has noted on several occasions the recent proliferation of museumgoers whose sole purpose is to record their presence adjacent to works of art, rather than actually looking at them. As if that wasn’t bad enough, now the art … Continue reading

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