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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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Did WGBH Run New Hampshire Public Television Out Of The Bay State?

Several days ago the hardwatching staff noticed that Channel 11 and Channel 44 were missing from our television. So we tasked (as they say) our Investigative Unit (aka the Missus) to find out what was up. And here it is: … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Herald Gives Globe Plagiarism A Free Pass Edition)

On Friday the Boston Globe admitted that an August 17th editorial had ripped off major portions from Todd Domke’s WBUR.org column. No word yet from the Globe about repercussions, and – uncharacteristically –  no word at all from the Boston … Continue reading

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