Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

New York Times Details the Double Toll Drone Killings Take

The history of warfare is a steady progression of distancing, as battles evolved from close combat to push-button carnage. On Page One of yesterday’s New York Times, Dave Philipps captured the current war footing. The Unseen Scars of the Remote-Controlled … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Real Photo Postcards’ at Boston’s MFA

Well the Missus and I trundled over to The Fenway the other day to catch the big Turner’s Modern World exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts and say, it was meh. (Then again, you can judge for yourself with … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging a Tour of the Magnificent Eustis Estate

Well the Missus and I trundled down to Milton the other day to take a tour of Historic New England’s Eustis Estate and say, it was spectacular. Start with the exterior, a stunning medley of multi-colored stone, multi-patterned brick, and … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Glass Lifeforms 2021’ at Fuller Craft Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled down to Brockton yesterday to catch the current exhibitions at the Fuller Craft Museum and say, they were swell. Let’s start with Glass Lifeforms 2021 (through April 24). Glass Lifeforms 2021 features contemporary artworks inspired … Continue reading

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Boston City Hall: ‘A Building People Love to Hate But Shouldn’t’

The other day the hardworking staff stumbled upon this Architectural Digest post headlined “10 Buildings People Love to Hate but Shouldn’t: Reconsidering Brutalism, architecture’s most argued-over style.” Immediately we thought, Boston City Hall has got to be one of them. … Continue reading

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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

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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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