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Monthly Archives: February 2022
NYT ‘How I Learned to Drive’ Ad a Bit Like Proust’s Madeleine
So yesterday I was working my way through the Sunday New York Times (an activity that the extremely sage Dr. Ads says should trigger a federal subsidy) when I came across this full-page ad in the Arts & Leisure section. … Continue reading
NYT Photographer Tyler Hicks on Track to Win Another Pulitzer
Plug “Tyler Hicks Pulitzer Prize” into the Googletron and here’s what pops up. Hicks in in Ukraine right now doing what he does so amazingly well. Here’s part of what he captured for yesterday’s New York Times. Here at the … Continue reading
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Seriously, When Did ‘Call In Sick’ Turn Into ‘Call Out Sick’?
About ten years ago the hardwording staff proposed a federal government Syn Tax, “a fine for misuse of the English language. At a quarter a pop, that could wipe out the deficit in no time.” Some six years later, we … Continue reading
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Restaurant Employees Fleeing? Bring Back the Automat!
According to multiple news reports, the exodus of restaurant employees from their jobs has reached Biblical proportions, as Business Insider’s Juliana Kaplan and Madison Hoff reported last month. A record-high 1 million restaurant and hotel workers quit in November — and it … Continue reading
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WSJ Ghosts Boston Globe CEO Linda Henry on WNBA $$$
The Boston Globe’s Michael Silverman dutifully reported yesterday that Globe CEO Linda Henry was part of an investment group that pumped $75 million into the WNBA. Linda Henry part of $75 million investment in WNBA Ever since her young daughter … Continue reading
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