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Baseball Players Are Not Heroes

The hardlywatching staff had the TV on in the background last night when we heard a local newscast refer to the Red Sox Home Opener “honoring the heroes on and off the field” – that is, commemorating 1) the 2013 … Continue reading

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Let the Whatever Billion Dollar Rumpus Begin! (McCutcheon v. FEC Edition)

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision letting big-bucks political donors go all in, here’s the bad news by the numbers. From the NBC News digest First Read: Political spending from outside groups — … Continue reading

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NYT – Finally! – Catches Up to Hardworking Staff (Disney World Edition)

Two weeks ago the hardworking staff did a turn on NPR’s Here & Now with the estimable Sacha Pfeiffer, talking about the Extreme Data Mining currently being inflicted on consumers. PFEIFFER: So, John, of course, collecting is becoming so widespread, data collection. … Continue reading

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Big Town v. Bean Town (Traffic Light Division)

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a new series that will examine the good, the bad, and the ugly in the everlasting Boston/New York Bakeoff. From Politico’s Capital Playbook: VIDEO OF DAY — driver’s dream come true: Taxi driver … Continue reading

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The Allman Brothers’ Knee-Buckling ‘Mountain Jam’ at Cincinnati’s Ludlow Garage

As the hardpining staff recently noted, we missed out – for reasons we’d rather not revisit – on the Allman Brothers’ 1970 performance at Cincinnati’s Ludlow Garage. Regardless, we’ve been obsessively listening to the tracks that - Thank Duane! - were recorded that … Continue reading

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Fallon Gone (Native Advertising Edition)

Since its NBC debut 60 years ago, The Tonight Show has featured more plugs than Joe Biden’s head. But the recent introduction of GE’s Fallonvention showcase represents a new low for the late night icon. From Digiday: GE takes a … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (William Tecumseh Sherman Edition)

From Geoffrey Norman’s sparkling piece Grant Takes Charge in the current edition of The Weekly Standard. “The American press is a shame and a reproach to a civilized people. When a man is too lazy to work and too cowardly to … Continue reading

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The Brookline Spa Is Back!

The hardworking staff, which has lived a block away from the Brookline Spa for 25 years, remembers when it resembled a front for, we don’t know, maybe a bookie joint – there was some stale bread, a few canned goods, … Continue reading

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The Sneak in Review: What’s Brewing in StealthWorld

Once around the park, James, and don’t spare the sources! Native formats will take over digital channels this year, according to J.P. Morgan analysts. That means ads in sheep’s clothing will dominate the digital flock. So let’s call the roll of some … Continue reading

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The NYT Has Officially Lost Its Mind

(Tip o’ the Pixel to the Missus) Yesterday’s New York Times Styles Section totally jumped the shark with this piece about “cosmetic dermatologist” to the stars, Dr. Fredric Brandt. The Man Behind the Face The work of Dr. Fredric Brandt, … Continue reading

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