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Campaign Outsider Presidential Bakeoff 2020™ (Part 3)

Latest in our ongoing series Itemizing this one deduction as NBC gets ready for the first Democratic debates on June 26-27 by assigning one moderator for every two candidates (that would be five – count ’em, five – moderators if you’re … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (‘Summer with the Averys’ Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town last weekend to check out this that and the other thing and, say, it was swell. After the usual funhouse ride through Six Flags Over Midtown Manhattan, we headed … Continue reading

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Juul Labs’ Vape-and-Mirrors 21+ Advertising Campaign

Juul Labs, which owns 75% of the e-cigarette market and is valued at over $38 billion, has been running a series of full-page ads in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal that are at best misleading – and … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging Sondheim’s ‘Pacific Overtures’ at Lyric Stage

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Lyric Stage Company to catch Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman) and say, it was . . . subarashi. This startling, entertaining, and thrilling masterpiece … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Anne Adams, Television Producer Extraordinaire

I loved working with Anne Adams at WGBH’s Greater Boston, where she was supervising producer from 1998 to around 2006. She was smart, funny, and cynical – everything you could ever ask for in a co-worker. And now she’s gone. … Continue reading

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Campaign Outsider Presidential Bakeoff 2020™ (Part 2)

Itemizing a few deductions now that Joe Biden has concluded his to-be-or-not-to-be-a-candidate interior monologue. Item: The hardworking staff will be president before Bill de Blasio is This is just idiotic. Bad enough that the 2020 Democratic presidential field includes the … Continue reading

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Campaign Outsider’s Presidential Bakeoff 2020™ (Part 1)

Itemizing a few deductions on the state of the Democratic Presidential Primary now that the number of declared candidates has hit the Big Two-Oh. From the New York Times:                 Then there are … Continue reading

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Oh No the New York Times Di’int Print ‘Fucked’ on Page One!

Hey, the Nude York Times is one thing. But the Crude York Times is something else. From today’s front page: Of course, that should come as no surprise after the Grey Lady printed Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood grab ’em boast verbatim … Continue reading

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The Nude York Times (Lucian Freud ‘Monumental’ Edition)

From our Grey Lady pearl-clutching desk As the hardblushing staff has dutifully noted for the past handful of years, the New York Times is increasingly willing to bare all in the name of art – or commerce – in its … Continue reading

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New York Times Doubles Down On Its Half-True ‘Truth’ Ad

As the hardworking staff noted on Saturday, for the past two years the New York Times has been one of the leading voices in the news media’s Pep Squad for Truth – those preaching-to-the-choir ad campaigns aimed at convincing the … Continue reading

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