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Civilians Who Run Quarter-Page Ads in the New York Times (Wells Fargo Greed Edition II)

The latest in our long-running series about people with all those dollars and no sense As you splendid readers undoubtedly do not remember, last month the hardworking staff noted this full-page ad in the New York Times.     The ad from Texas … Continue reading

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The Nude York Times

As the hardblushing staff has noted, the Grey Lady has slowly been opening the kimono in its print pages, starting with this ulp-skirt Louis Vuitton image a couple of years ago.     Then there was this Gagosian Gallery ad a … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Is the Uber of American Politics

Let’s begin with the obvious about the 2016 U.S. presidential election: Given that they were the two most-disliked American presidential candidates in polling history, Hillary Clinton was the only opponent Donald Trump could possibly have beaten, and Donald Trump was … Continue reading

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Did Bill Belichick Really Cash a Belicheck for Donald Trump?

It’s 12:47 on Election Day at the Global Worldwide Headquarters and this just came over the transom, via Mike Florio of NBC Sports. At New Hampshire rally, Trump reads letter supposedly from Belichick The coach who typically says as little as … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Daniel Chester French’ at Boston Athenaeum

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown to the Boston Athenaeum yesterday to catch Daniel Chester French: The Female Form Revealed and, say, it was swell. From the website: Daniel Chester French: The Female Form Revealed October 07, 2016—February 19, 2017 For … Continue reading

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Six Flags Over New York Times (Sunday/School Edition)

As the hardworking staff has noted, the New York Times is searching hither and yon for new revenue sources, including the Times Journeys travel agency, the Times Store retail outlet, and New York Times Conferences, which brings together the international chinstrokerati “to … Continue reading

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Glenn (Not Even) Close in Ad for ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Revival

Back in 1994, the Missus and I trundled down to New York to catch the final performance of Glenn Close in the Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard. As we settled into our seats, this announcement came over the PA system: … Continue reading

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Another $cheme From Six Flags Over New York Times

The hardworking staff recently noted the various financial sidelines the New York Times has launched lately to boost sagging revenues. There’s the Times Journeys travel agency and the Times Store retail outlet, both of which have profited from full-page ads in the … Continue reading

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Bostonians Have Seen Twice the Political Ads Anyone Else Has

For the past umpteen months, it’s felt like the Boston television airwaves have featured nothing but TV spots variously promoting/pummeling Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and Maggie Hassen and Kelly Ayotte. Now comes statistical confirmation, via MediaPost’s Marketing: Politics Daily. … Continue reading

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‘Pay It Backward’ Is a Time-Honored Government Gambit

The federal clawback is back – this time for the California National Guard. From Saturday’s Los Angeles Times: Thousands of California soldiers forced to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after going to war Short of troops to fight in Iraq … Continue reading

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