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NYT Ad/News Vortex (Korean Ferry Disaster Edition)

From our Coincidence Not Irony desk Sunday’s New York Times featured this collision of viewpoints on last April’s South Korean ferry tragedy that took hundreds of young lives. First, this full-page ad on Page 5 (New England Edition).     … Continue reading

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I Just Saw an SUV Repo’d – or Stolen – Next Door (Take 2)

Actually, it was neither. Yesterday I noted that a silver SUV had been hooked up and hauled away from the parking lot next door in a midnight tow truck trawl. I subsequently quizzed two older gents in said parking lot about … Continue reading

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I Just Saw an SUV Repo’d – or Stolen – Next Door

Time: 11:50 pm Friday Night Place: Halfway between Brookline Village and Coolidge Corner Players: Two guys and a blonde with a world-class ponytail. Action: Two tow trucks pull up to a parking lot behind the apartment complex next door. There are … Continue reading

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Benjamin Moore Paints the Olde Towne Boston Red

. . . and Green Monster, Boston Blue, Baseline White and Foul Pole Yellow. From MediaPost’s Out to Launch: NEW! Red Sox Fans, Rejoice. Benjamin Moore Launches Fenway Collection With Colors Like Boston Red Benjamin Moore is the official paint of the … Continue reading

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Time Inc.’s Norman Pearlstine Is Two-Timing His Readers

From our Late to the Party Pooper desk For almost a year now, the hardtracking staff has been dutifully recording the Fall of the House of Luce, as Time Inc. leases out its editorial content to advertisers. The latest installment comes in … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

. . . well that’s just sad. As you splendid readers might – or might not – recall, the hardworking staff has diligently recorded mangled phrases in the media over the past few years. All too often, what once were familiar … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Over There!’ at the MFA

Well the Missus and I trundled over to the Museum of Fine Arts the other day to catch a gallery talk about Over There! Posters from World War I and, say, it was swell. Curator Patrick Murphy took us on … Continue reading

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Hey, Jeff Bezos: Welcome to the Amazone!

For several months now, online giant Amazon has been leaning on publishing pygmy Hachette in order to exact more, well, tribute for its bookselling. Improbably, Hachette has fought back, taking a hatchet to the Beast of Bezos. From Deadline Hollywood: Grisham, … Continue reading

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Sharkn-AD-o 2: SyFy Flexes in NYT

In the wake of the boffo debut of Sharknado 2 last week, SyFy ran this full-page ad in yesterday’s New York Times:     Our favorite bit:     Miley and Kimye, shark your hearts out.

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Legal Sea Foods: We’re No Chain, Gang

Legal Sea Foods, the local restaurant chain whose menu is largely as tasteless as its ad campaigns, is biting back with a new series of TV spots. From Thursday’s New York Times: Call It What You Like, but Not a … Continue reading

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