Tag Archives: Associated Press

How the Walter Becker Obits Got Steely Dan All Wrong

Sad to see that Walter Becker, the great guitarist and songwriting partner of Donald Fagen in the redoubtable Steely Dan, died last week at the age of 67. Sadder yet, most obituaries wrote off the Becker/Fagen lyrics as (in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

For the Last Time, People: It’s Bullwinkle T. (Not J.) Moose

Dear splendid readers, If the hardworking staff has told you once, we’ve told you one time that the name of Rocket J. Squirrel’s sidekick is Bullwinkle T. Moose. The death of the great June Foray, who voiced Rocky, has resurfaced … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AP Says Yes, Economist Says No to Stealth Marketing

Two major news organizations have come to a split decision about whether to run ads in sheep’s clothing. From Brendan James’s piece in the International Business Times: Associated Press Rolls Out Native Advertising Network The Associated Press might look like … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stones Snub Hub in Upcoming Tour

Hey, Boston: The Rolling Stones got no expectation . . . to pass . . . through here . . . again. From the Associated Press (tip o’ the pixel to Politico Playbook): Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour LOS … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Let Timmy Pitch (Again)!

The Tim Lincecum Freeze Out finally ended last night (with the Royals leading the Giants 7-2 in Game 2 of the World’s Serious) and Timmy was looking sharp. He breezed through a one-two-three 7th inning and set down the first … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let Timmy Pitch!

The Tim Lincecum Freeze-Out is getting a bit tiresome, yeah? First, some statistics (via the San Jose Mercury News): 24 of 25 Players on the [San Francisco] Giants’ Division Series and NLCS rosters who appeared in a game in those … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Is There Something Wrong with the Official Boston Bombings Story?

Russ Baker at WhoWhatWhy is challenging the accepted narrative of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s actions in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Boston Bomber Carjacking Unravels An exclusive WhoWhatWhy investigation has found serious factual inconsistencies in accounts provided … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Why The New York Times Is A Great Newspaper (State Gun Laws Edition)

Wednesday’s New York Times called the roll of State Gun Laws Enacted in the Year Since Newtown.   Nutshell version: Twenty-nine laws loosened concealed carry laws; none tightened them. Twenty-three laws tightened background checks and mental health reporting; three loosened … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment