Monthly Archives: August 2010

One For The Missus (pat. pending)

Of all the truly excellent Geico spots we’ve seen over the past half-dozen years, this just might be the best. Cool. Thanks Mr. G. Advertisements

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Smoke ‘Em If You . . . Roll ‘Em?

Amusing op-ed piece in Monday’s Boston Globe by Steve Moore (Tag: Steve Moore sells wine, cheese, and cigarettes to persons of legal age.) Headlined “Smoking out the nanny state,” it chronicles Steve’s Excellent Adventure attending a “[Massachusetts]-mandated training session for … Continue reading

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Brisbane, New York

Arthur Brisbane, the fourth public editor of the New York Times, made his (always his, so far) debut on Sunday with this column: Why I Would Do This Why indeed? I wanted the job for several reasons. First is that … Continue reading

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Johnny Damonized

Sharp Joan Vennochi piece in Sunday’s Boston Globe headlined “Bronx cheer? Boston’s harsher.” Lede: GO TO New York for affirmation; come to Boston for boos. Every city has its psyche, as Johnny Damon knows. Damon, former hero of the Boston … Continue reading

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Our Gala Late-To-The-Party Extravaganza (Glenn Beck Edition)

The hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider is not on this earth long enough to jump into the news media’s reconstruction/deconstruction of Fox Newshound Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honorpalooza in Washington, D.C. Saturday. (Abandon all hope ye who enter here.) But we will … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck’s King For A Day

Fox Newshound Glenn Beck will be at his Restoring Honorpalooza in Washington, D.C. today along with Sarah (Lovin’ America There) Palin. Via Bloomberg: Glenn Beck, the Fox News commentator, told Tea Party activists on the eve of a rally at … Continue reading

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Pilot Pen-Ultimate Women’s Match

Say, that was some semifinal between Caroline Wozniacki and Elena Dementieva Friday night in New Haven, yeah? Pilot Pen may be ending its sponsorship of the U.S. Open’s next-door-neighbor tournament, but at least it’s going out in style. The Wozniacki/Dementieva … Continue reading

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Politics Is A Virus

Time magazine loves lists, and this week it lists the Best Viral Campaign Ads of 2010. Random sample, starting with Old Spice Dan: Time verdict: Long-shot Vermont Senate candidate Dan Freilich’s spoof on the Old Spice ad campaign is equal parts … Continue reading

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Sunny Side Up For America’s Egg Farmers

Headline of a full-page ad in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal and New York Times (among others, presumably): A message from America’s Egg Farmers Body copy: You’ve probably heard about the recent egg recall. As egg farmers, we’re concerned, and continue … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Newspaper Town (Dukakis/Romney Slapfight Edition)

Tuesday’s dead-tree Boston Herald ran a State House News Service story headlined, “The Duke dumps on Romney.” Subhed: Dukakis: ‘Lousy’ gov is ‘the biggest’ letdown The ex-gubernatorial slapfight kicked off with the Duke putting up his dukes, to wit: A fiery … Continue reading

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