Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

Quote o’ the Day (Nelson Rockefeller/Thomas Aquinas Edition)

In his generally admiring Wall Street Journal review of Richard Norton Smith’s greatly admiring biography of Nelson Rockefeller, On His Own Terms, Robert K. Landers noted this in reference to Rockefeller’s “hidden trait [of] dyslexia”: His difficulty reading persuaded him … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘A Disappearing Number’ at Central Square Theater

Well the Missus and I trundled over to Central Square yesterday to catch the Catalyst Collaborative production of A Disappearing Number and, say, it was . . . swellish. From their website: In 1913 a clerk in rural India, Ramanujan, sends … Continue reading

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On Second Thought, To Ello with Them

For several weeks now, the hardhoping staff has been yearning for a smile from Ello, the Mean Girl of Social Media. But . . . nothing. Then, this (via MediaPost): Interest in Ello Craters Well, that didn’t take long. The new … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Mean! (Martha Chokeley Edition)

Massachusetts Attorney General and gubernatorial wannabe Martha Coakley just can’t escape her past (see: 2010 U.S. Senate special election). Thus – inevitably – this piece by Ben Schreckinger appeared in the latest edition of Politico Magazine.   Martha Chokeley Is … Continue reading

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NYT Slowbituary: David Greenglass, Ratted Out the Rosenbergs

From Page One of today’s New York Times: Interesting that Greenglass’s death went unreported for over three months. Mr. Greenglass died on July 1, a family member confirmed. He was 92. His family did not announce his death; The New … Continue reading

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Google Thinks You’re a Foogle

At Google’s inception, founders Sergei Brin and Larry Page eschewed advertising, concerned that people would think financial interests might skew the search engine’s results. Now? Fuhggedaboudit. Via the Wall Street Journal (print edition headline): Deceptive Web Ads Draw Flak, Little … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (Shaquille O’Neal Edition)

From Monday’s New York Times Correction Central: SPORTS A picture caption on Thursday with an article about the Shaq Summit, a daylong seminar about Shaquille O’Neal’s business ventures, misidentified the woman shown watching a presentation with O’Neal. She is Laticia … Continue reading

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To Ello With Us, Part 2

As the hardwishing staff noted last week, we – along with countless other schlubs – petitioned the Prom Queen of Social Media for an invitation to join her posse. What we got back was this pat on the head.   … Continue reading

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Let Timmy Smoke ‘Em! (2014 NLCS Edition)

The hardworking staff has long been a fan of San Francisco Giants twirler Tim Lincecum (see here). And although we’re just now starting to pay serious attention to baseball’s postseason, we’ve had half an eye out for Lincecum up to … Continue reading

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Hot New Website Says to Ello with Us

As many of you splendid readers undoubtedly know, the social media flavor of the week is Ello, the vaunted anti-Facebook. From Yahoo! Tech: ‘Anti-Facebook’ Social Network Ello Gets Viral Surge In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described … Continue reading

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