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Should Massachusetts Change Time Zones?

From Florida to Alaska, the time might be up for daylight-saving time. Via Arian Campo-Flores’s Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition piece yesterday : Daylight-Saving Time Gets Old Fed up with the annual routine of moving clocks ahead in spring and back in fall, a … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Says Bay State (Hearts) Charlie Baker

Snow kidding: The current issue of The Atlantic features this piece by Molly Ball. The Bluest Republican Why staunchly Democratic Massachusetts loves its new GOP governor “Mark Wahlberg is asking me for a pardon?,” Charlie Baker said as he folded … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Guitar-Gently-Weeping Prince Edition)

Hard on the heels of the hardtracking staff’s post about the classic guitar duet between George Harrison and Eric Clapton comes this performance of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” –  featuring Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, and Dhani Harrison (the … Continue reading

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WBUR Dope Slaps WGBH

As the hardworking staff drove through Allston yesterday, we noticed this billboard over the Mass Pike (sorry, no picture – I was driving, yeah?). No Rant. No Slant. WBUR 90.9 FM Boston’s NPR News Station You know that’s not aimed … Continue reading

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The Great Liberal ‘Overturn Citizens United’ Scam

Admittedly, the hardworking staff attended the Jerry Orbach School of Law (& Order) for only 12 years, but all this hubbub from the left about reversing Citizens United (the 2010 Supreme Court decision that allows unlimited expenditures by corporations, unions, and individuals … 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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Dead Blogging ‘Avant-Garde Japanese Fashions’ And ‘Impressionists On The Water’ At PEM

Well the Missus and I trundled up to the Peabody Essex Museum over the weekend to catch Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion (through January 26, 2014) and Impressionists on the Water (through February 17, 2014), and, say, they were . . . underwhelming. From … Continue reading

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Twenty Years After: The 1993 Boston Mayoral Ads

Several weeks ago the hardtalking staff did a segment on WBUR’s Radio Boston about the TV spots in the 1993 Boston mayoral race. That segment came about because we’ve still got a dozen VHS tapes of the ’93 ads, having … Continue reading

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Throwing The Book(s) At Whitey Bulger

Dueling book plugs in the local dailies the past two days, starting with this Boston Sunday Globe Page One pompom: A window into Whitey’s brutal life and mind New biography traces Bulger’s rise, reign, and the reckoning ahead As he sits … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Cognoscenti Town

The hardtracking staff at Sneak Adtack has a piece in WBUR’s Cognoscenti today: Facebook Announcements Can Be Confusing. Let Us Explain When you’ve got mail from Facebook, nothing good can come of it. Exhibit Umpteen: The latest Facemail that launched … Continue reading

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