Monthly Archives: January 2013

Brown Out At The Boston Globe

One little word was big enough to make page 3 of today’s Boston Herald: ‘Bqhatevwr’ he said Scott Brown’s Twitter troubles light up Web with jokes Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown set off an Internet sensation early yesterday after a string of … Continue reading

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TMI About Tito F.

From our Ewwwww! desk Today’s Boston Globe debuted a three-part series of excerpts from Francona: The Red Sox Years, co-authored by former Sox manager Terry Francona and Globe sportswriter Dan Shaughnessy. Inside Terry Francona’s Red Sox clubhouse Terry Francona loved his … Continue reading

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Hot Stove, Tepid Team

Today’s Boston Herald puts on the Page One pom-poms for the Olde Towne Team and its prospects for the upcoming season. Via the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages: The piece in the Sports section has a level of optimism that’s exclusive to pre-spring-training days … Continue reading

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Gilbert And Sullivan’s Wilde Ride

From our Annals of History desk In the late 19th Century, W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan were entertainment superstars, having written such boffo light operas as H.M.S. Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance, both of which were hits not only in England but America as well. … Continue reading

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Baker’s ‘Doesn’t’ In U.S. Senate Speculation

Lots of political prognostication in the local dailies today about who might do what in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat about to be vacated by John Kerry (D-Am I Secretary of State Now?). Start with the the Boston … Continue reading

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Globe Wins Friday’s Ricki Noel Lander Bakeoff

Friday’s Boston Globe won the Robert Kraft Girlfriend Sweepstakes with this minimally juicy item: Lander at postseason premiere of ‘Movie 43’ Ricki Noel Lander, also known as Patriots owner Bob Kraft’s girlfriend, walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of “Movie 43” on … Continue reading

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The Search For The Black Mental Health Alliance Of Massachusetts

As the hardworking staff noted yesterday, there’s been something of a web kerfuffle over the Saggy Pants Video released on Tuesday by the Black Mental Health Alliance of Massachusetts. In addition to The Atlantic, Mediaite, the National Review Online and … Continue reading

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Department Of Necrofilmia: Rocky Mountain HUH?

From the Berklee College of Music website: John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert Sunday, February 10, 2013 – 8:00pm Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA, 02115 The estate of legendary singer and songwriter John Denver is proud … Continue reading

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Naggy Pants Ad Is Mass. Deception

Yesterday afternoon the hardsurfing staff came across this on Mediaite: Bizarre PSA To Massachusetts Youth: ‘Pull Up Your Pants’… Or You Could Go To Prison The Black Mental Health Alliance of Massachusettshas a message for kids who like to wear their … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Mean! (Hillary Clinton Edition IV)

When the photo appeared on BuzzFeed (as noted by the hardworking staff), that was one thing. But combine it with the New York Post’s headline, and we’ve reached new depths of misHillary. Via Mediaite:   The photo of Bill, though, is … Continue reading

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