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Monthly Archives: May 2018
Slate’s ‘Hang Up and Listen’ Totally Lacks 20-20 Heinz Sight
The hardworking staff yields to no man in our admiration and respect for Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin, hosts of the excellent Hang Up and Listen podcast. But we feel compelled to take issue with last week’s edition in which … Continue reading
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We Have a Winner in Our NYT Money-Making Sweepstakes!
The air has been electric around the Global Worldwide Headquarters ever since we announced our latest Campaign Outsider Sweepstakes (pat. pending). It was occasioned by this ad in the New York Times touting the paper’s umpteenth foray into revenue-enhancing sidelines. … Continue reading
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New York Times Puts on the Blue – Sorry, Grey – Apron
As the hardworking staff has noted on multiple occasions, the New York Times has for the past several years been casting hither and yon for new sources of revenue. Call the roll: • The Times Journeys travel agency has offered … Continue reading
What in the World Are the Ghost Trees of Brookline?
Well the Missus and I took a post-prandial promenade yesterday from Foolish Corner to St. Mary’s and we saw a whole bunch of these signs planted next to the trees on Beacon Street. Go to that url and … Continue reading
Riffs Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Steely Damn! Edition)
From our long riffing series The hardrocking staff has been on a bit of a Steely Dan jag lately, during which we came across a couple of live sets you splendid readers might enjoy. Turns out 1974 was a very … Continue reading
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WSJ Disses NYT, FT, and Bloomberg All in One House Ad
The Wall Street Journal is feeling its oats. Exhibit A7: This full-page ad in yesterday’s Journal. The fine print dismisses even more business publications. The Journal’s tagline is “Read ambitiously.” We’ll see if those maligned publications choose to rebut ambitiously.
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Steve Mnuchin’s Dad Ran an Ad in the New York Times
Well the hardworking staff was leafing through the New York Times yesterday and what did we come across but this quarter-page ad in the A section. Of course that got us to wondering: Mnuchin Gallery – any relation to Treasury … Continue reading