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Quote o’ the Day (‘To Know Trump’ Pre-Verbal Edition)

From our To Know Trump (established in 2010!) desk Last month STAT’s Sharon Begley wrote this piece about Donald Trump’s increasing disconnection with the English language. Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged. What could explain the change? It was the … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Tamper Down’ Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk Every now and again the hardclipping staff chronicles the mangled phrases uttered by the differently clichéd among us and, man, they are legion. Here’s our latest batch, in reverse chronological order. • The other … Continue reading

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Instagram Fesses Up to Instascamming Users

Turns out it’s not a pretty picture at Instagram. The wholly owned subsidiary of Facebook (a bargain at $1 billion five years ago) is the mobile equivalent of three-ad monte, allowing sponsored posts to masquerade as genuine content. As Gavin … Continue reading

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Gillette and Harry’s Cross Blades in Sunday’s New York Times

The Battle of the Blades between longtime category leader Gillette and upstart razor maker Harry’s went full-page boogie in yesterday’s New York Times. First up: This Gillette ad on A7.   The Harry’s ad (back page of the Sunday Styles … Continue reading

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Zero Bostonians Pony Up For AJC Ad Supporting Israel

As the 50th anniversary of Israel’s six-day war unfolds in myriad narratives, the American Jewish Committee (a.k.a. the AJC) ran this ad in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. Here’s the text:   But what really caught the eye of the hardcounting … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging Church of the Covenant’s Tiffany Sanctuary

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown yesterday to partake of Common Boston, this weekend’s festival that calls itself “a unique opportunity to discover and explore the region’s rich architectural, cultural, and historic resources.” From innovative wood shops and rooftop gardens … Continue reading

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JFK Library Shuns Boston Dailies, Runs Wall Street Journal Ad

The new exhibition JFK 100: Milestones and Mementos at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will no doubt get some rocket-fueled promotion in the coming weeks, but its marketing campaign has sort of blown up on the launch … Continue reading

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Museum of Fine Arts Gets Shoutout From Turkish Government

From our Late to the Regifting Party desk The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey ran this ad in Friday’s New York Times.     Talk Turkey grafs:     Nice! Happy ending! Except . . . … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Is Truly America’s First Cubist President

From our Pablo Picasso desk Last fall the hardworking staff noted – Exclusive! – that Donald Trump Is Our First Cubist Presidential Candidate (Because He’s on Every Side of Every Issue). We even provided this handy clip ‘n’ save graphic, compliments of … Continue reading

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Seriously, When Did ‘Based On’ Turn Into ‘Based Off Of’?

From our Syn Tax on Bad Grammar desk Well the hardworking staff was blithely perusing the relentless Brian Stelter’s CNN Reliable Sources newsletter let night when we came across this: Really? Based off of? The hardwincing staff has endured this example of American … Continue reading

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