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Monthly Archives: April 2010
Harry Potter Goes To Haiti
A terrific story is currently unfolding below the media radar in Boston. Today the Harry Potter Alliance – in conjunction with Partners in Health – sends its fourth planeload of relief supplies to Haiti since the January earthquake. (Livestream here.) … Continue reading
Is The New York Times A Papal Tiger?
Okay, so this past Sunday the New York Times Public Editor, Clark Hoyt, penned this lede under the headline, “Questioning the Pope:” A TOP Vatican official said The Times “lacks fairness in its coverage of Pope Benedict.” The archbishop of … Continue reading
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On WBZ Tuesday night, Jon Keller’s vaunted Spin-O-Meter went all Linda Blair when the TV spot Keller had just ad-watched ran right after his segment. Here’s what Keller reported. And then that very spot from the Republican Governors Association ran: … Continue reading
Why The New York Times Is The Best Newspaper Ever
Because no other paper in the universe would produce this piece: Stop by Stop, Subway’s Decline and Growth in 2009 Every year, New York City Transit releases a station-by-station breakdown of ridership in the biggest subway system in the nation. Shake-ups … Continue reading
Are You Mr. Low T?
Red-blooded men of America, gird your loins! Erectile dysfunction has a new rival! Low T. Definition: Also known as low testosterone or hypogonadism, which means the body doesn’t make enough testosterone; Low T may affect mood, muscle mass, bone mineral … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Androgel, constructive discontents, James B. Twitchell, Low T, Twenty Ads That Shook the World 1 Comment
Clip Du Jour©
From our Late To The Party desk: The Boston Herald has been spouting off about the WRKO/Tom Finneran/Click On The Jumping Whale kerfuffle for several days now. The back story: Finneran, co-host Todd Feinburg and producer Bill Cooksey were yakking … Continue reading
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Manny Running? Manny?
From our Never Thought I’d Live To See That bureau: The Dodgers placed Manny Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf and recalled outfielder Xavier Paul from Triple A Albuquerque. Ramirez, hitting .415 with two homers and 12 … Continue reading
Mr. Excellence in Broadcasting had an op-ed headlined “Liberals and the Violence Card” in Friday’s Wall Street Journal. Notable excerpts (with translations for the Limbaugh-impaired): From the halls of the Ivy League to the halls of Congress, from the antiwar … Continue reading
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Red $ox Nation (Adjusted For Inflation)
Is it just me, or was anyone else surprised to learn that the Olde Towne Team’s value appreciated less than 10% over the past eight years? Lede from Friday’s dead-tree edition of the Boston Herald: A regulatory filing yesterday by the New York … Continue reading