Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

New York Times Gives Boston’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ Big Thumbs Up

Turns out it’s not just the Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout who’s smitten with Boston theater productions. New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley likes them too. Songs to Sin By in a Smashing ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Its pieces zoom through … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Trump European Geography Lesson Edition)

More evidence that the Cheeto-in-Chief is America’s first pre-literate president. (The hardworking staff has already established that Donald Trump is America’s first cubist president – he’s been on every side of every issue.) Anyway, the World According to Trump: Man, … Continue reading

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Purdue Pharma Opioid Ads Keep Trying to Dull Sackler Pain

As the hardworking staff has resolutely noted, OxyContin pusher Purdue Pharma has been spending millions of dollars in an attempt to 1) adwash the Sackler family’s responsibility for hooking millions of Americans on opioids and 2) minimize the current blowback … Continue reading

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These Stealth Ads Are Literally the Pits

This is the post our kissin’ cousin Sneak Adtack was born for. From Ng Huiwen’s piece in The Strait Times: No sweat: Japanese company sells advertising space on women’s armpits Looking to promote your brand? No sweat. A Japanese advertising company has … Continue reading

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Remembering Clark Booth’s Historic Super Bowl Scoop

As the hardworking staff noted some years ago, the legendary Clark Booth – who died yesterday at the age of 79 – was the first journalist to expose the devastating effects of injuries sustained by professional football players. It was … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (#StraightWhiteMen Preview Edition)

Well the Missus trundled me down to the Big Town for my birthday last weekend and, say, it was swell. (It also marked the start of a year’s worth of my saying, à la Raymond Chandler, that I’m pushing 70 … Continue reading

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Purdue Pharma’s Opioid Ads Keep Trying To Dull America’s Pain

As the hardtsking staff has previously noted, the fabulously wealthy Sackler family, which unleashed OxyContin on an unsuspecting American public, played a key role in the country’s current opioid crisis. Adding insult to devastating injury, the family’s corporate arm, Purdue … Continue reading

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NYT Ad for Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix Show Says: ‘Think Smile’

Jerry Seinfeld’s wildly popular Netflix series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has just dropped its new season on the Streaming Service That Ate Television, which ran this ad in yesterday’s New York Times.     That is, of course, a takeoff … Continue reading

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WSJ Gives Page One Shoutout to Boston’s ‘Discount Diplomat’

The hardworking staff has noted on numerous occasions the Wall Street Journal’s A-Hed, home of those quirky features that have adorned the paper’s front page since 1943. This weekend’s Journal brings us Andrew Beaton’s international story with a decidedly local flavor. … Continue reading

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The Nude York Times (The Met Breuer ‘Like Life’ Edition)

As the hard blushing staff has noted several times, it’s no longer unusual for the Grey Lady to drop the veil and display some rather revealing images. The latest example comes from this full-page ad for The Met Breuer’s exhibit Like … Continue reading

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