Tag Archives: New York Times

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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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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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (@elondumptrump Edition)

From our never-ending All Those Dollars and No Sense series Elon Musk, celebrated electric carhop and fledgling space cadet, generally gets positive press – except for yesterday, when this full-page ad appeared in four daily newspapers.   Close-up for the … Continue reading

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Hell-no, Dolly! NYT, WSJ Critics Make Very Different Bettes

It’s always fun when the bull goose theater critics in The Big Town provide the Broadway version of Bizarro World over some megabucks production. Case in point: The New York Times and Wall Street Journal reviews of Bette Midler as the … Continue reading

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New York Times: All the Nudes That’s Fit to Print

As the hardblushing staff has noted on previous occasions (see here and here), the Grey Lady has been opening the kimono more and more of late, from an ulp-skirt Louis Vuitton ad several years ago to this eye-popping Christie’s ad last fall. … Continue reading

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Liz’s New Book Warren(ts) Full-Page New York Times Ad

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Nevertheless) has a new book out – This Fight Is Our Fight – and a spiffy marketing campaign to go along with it. Exhibit A (5): This full-page ad in today’s New York Times.   But that’s … Continue reading

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NYT Photog Sergey Ponomarev’s Page One Pic Is . . . Art

The hardlooking staff has long admired the photographic skill of New York Times shutterbug Sergey Ponomarev, who dominated the paper’s 2013 Year in Pictures review. Yesterday, though, Ponomarev outdid himself with this front-page photo.     Close up:     Man, that is … Continue reading

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New York Times Publishes Chinese Government Propaganda

In the run-up to yesterday’s Donald Trump-Xi Jinping hoedown at Mar-a-Lago, the New York Times ran this full-page piece of aditprop from Chinese government mouthpiece Xinhua News Agency.     (To be fair graf goes here) To be fair, just … Continue reading

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