Tag Archives: Wall Street Journal

Nike Pimps Out Air(time) Jordan at U.S. Open

Product placement is no longer just a function of plunking down a Starbucks mug on the set of MSNBC’s Morning Joe or handing Seinfeld’s Kramer some Junior Mints. That’s so 1.0, yo. Welcome to Product Placement Umpteen.0, yo. From yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Robert Capa War Correspondent Edition)

From the Weekend Wall Street Journal’s Review section: “For a war correspondent to miss an invasion is like refusing a date with Lana Turner.” – Robert Capa Sadly, Lana Turner is dead. H.D.S. Greenway, on the other hand, is very … Continue reading

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What Do You Want the First Line of Your Obituary to Be?

The hardworking staff found itself reading a variety of obituaries of former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords yesterday, all of which featured similar ledes. Washington Post: James M. Jeffords, the maverick Vermont politician who in 2001 gave Democrats a short-lived majority … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: Seriously, Is Tom Steyer Crazy?

[Aditor’s note: As you might – or more likely might not – have noticed, Dr. Ads has been (in)conspicuous by his absence over the past several months. We’d rather not get into the details; let’s just say he’s been under … 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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John Silber Fights Again

Full Disclosure #1: The hardworking staff currently teaches at Boston University and does not have tenure. Full Disclosure #2: The hardworking staff has fond memories of former BU czar John Silber. Back in the day, we regularly collided with Dr. … Continue reading

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Boston Globe Scribe Don Aucoin’s Son Also Rises in WSJ

Don Aucoin, whose fine theater criticism graces the Boston Globe on a regular basis, must be bustin’ his buttons over this piece in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. Portrait of a Prodigy Is Matthew Aucoin the Next Leonard Bernstein? Most 4-year-olds going to visit … Continue reading

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The Pimping Out of Fenway Park

Yesterday the hardtsking staff noted the new Gosling’s Dark ‘n Stormy Boardroom at Fenway Park, available for $6500-$9500 a pop. And we promised to call Brendan Hankard – Manager, Premium Sales and Services – to discuss the finer points of pimping … Continue reading

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It Was a (Gosling’s) Dark ‘n Stormy Night Game at Fenway

From our Late to the Corporate Party desk The hardworking staff knows as well as anyone that everything is for sale to marketers these days (see Michael J. Sandel’s definitive 2012 Atlantic piece here), but this ad in last Friday’s … Continue reading

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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Andrew Marvell Edition)

This weekend’s installment of the Wall Street Journal’s excellent Masterpiece series examines “To His Coy Mistress” (c. 1650s) by Andrew Marvell. First, Marvell’s marvelous poem (via the Poetry Foundation): To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell Had we but world … Continue reading

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