Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Colin Kaepernick ‘Blacklist’ Is – Seriously – His Own Fault

So the hardlistening staff caught this piece on Weekend All Things Considered the other day. How Much Are Colin Kaepernick’s Political Views Impacting His Unsigned Status? We’re going to take a few minutes now to talk about sports. Now, even … Continue reading

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NYT Editing Slashback: ‘Richard Simmons Is President’ Edition

From our Get Me Rewrite! desk As New York Times public editor Liz Spayd noted last month, the paper’s “editing architecture”has traditionally employed multiple layers of editors, with most stories blue-penciled by three editors, “with up to six or more if … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Rabbit Fest’ at MSPCA’s Nevins Farm

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Methuen yesterday to catch Rabbit Fest at the MSPCA-Angell Nevins Farm and, say, it was swell. From their website: Thinking about adding a rabbit to your family – or just want to … Continue reading

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NYT (Sp)IndyCar Piece Totally Ignores Boston Strand Prix

As you splendid readers no doubt remember, the IndyCar Series has a memorable Boston track record, having crashed and burned last year in its attempt to hubcap the Hub. We’ll pass over in silence the many downshifts IndyCar driver John … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal: Fenway Park Lefties Are Not All Right

While Red Sox Nation might be sold on newly acquired pitching ace Chris Sale, the Wall Street Journal’s Michael Salfino is decidedly not. Fenway: A Monster for Lefties The Boston Red Sox were desperate to add an ace this offseason … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘WOW: World of WearableArt’ at PEM

Well the Missus and I trundled up to the Peabody Essex Museum yesterday to catch WOW® World of WearableArt™ and, say, it was . . . wow. From the website: For the last 25 years, New Zealand has hosted an annual … Continue reading

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The Sad Demise of Trader Joe’s Little Chocolate Chip Cookies

The hardmunching staff has long been a patron of Trader Joe’s (Coolidge Corner chapter) and along the way we’ve noticed several syndromes. #1: The Trader Joe’s Trance Most people at Trader Joe’s move . . . like . . . … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Didn’t Honor Ryan Owens. He Used Him.

This is really hard to write, because in no way do we wish to minimize the death of Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed in Yemen on Jan. 29 in a raid President Donald Trump has said was highly successful. Except … Continue reading

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