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Bernie & Phyl Ads Get Phunky

Furniture mavens Bernie & Phyl are like baked beans & cod – New England traditions. For decades the couple – and their kids – have produced the most toe-curling commercials on Boston television. Representative sample:     But now – what should we call … Continue reading

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Newsies: Stop Covering Coverage of Donald Trump

Definition of irony: Journalists lamenting news coverage of Donald Trump’s self-promotional presidential campaign. Representative sample, via the Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby. News organizations are under no obligation to provide a platform to every narcissistic buffoon who declares himself a candidate for … Continue reading

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Why Are Mark Halperin and Katie Couric Cavorting with the Romneys?

As the hardworking staff previously noted, Yahoo! News anchor Katie Couric was a (paid?) speaker at this weekend’s Mittapalooza for myriad GOP presidential hopefuls looking for some love – but mostly money – from Mitt Romney’s deep-pocketed friends. But it turns … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Alfred Maurer’ at Addison Gallery

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Andover yesterday to catch Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism at the Addison Gallery of American Art and, say, it was swell. Maurer was an early 20th Century artist who morphed from … Continue reading

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Wait-What? The Entire New York Daily News Is Worth Less Than Its Newsstand Price?

It’s no secret that New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman is desperate to unload his Big Town money pit tabloid, but this is ridiculous (via Capital Playbook): “Cablevision’s Dolan to bid $1 for Daily News: sources,” by Post’s Keith J. … Continue reading

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White House Historical Association Spanks Hardworking Staff

As you splendid readers might remember, yesterday the hardworking staff posted the first of what we hope will be an ongoing series: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Ads in the New York Times. It read, in part: The New York Times is … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Boston ‘Dream’ Doc Thomas Graboys Gets Elegant Farewell

Tom Graboys was someone special. From his sweet Boston Globe sendoff by Bryan Marquard: Dr. Thomas Graboys, 70; cardiologist, writer On hospital rounds Dr. Thomas Graboys listened carefully to a chorus of beating hearts, placing his stethoscope on the warm, damp … Continue reading

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