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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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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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Can a Trump Spokeswoman Really Be Named Jessica Ditto?

The people who speak for Donald Trump, when he’s not ridiculously speaking for himself, are coming to resemble a political version of the Star Wars Cantina scene. Start with the thoroughly hallucinogenic Katrina Pierson, who currently insists that 1) unscientific polls … Continue reading

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Gordie Howe Only Scored a ‘Gordie Howe Hat Trick’ Twice

Hockey lost one of its Mt. Rushmore figures when Gordie Howe died this week at the age of 88. Howe, a longtime Detroit Red Wing and short time New England Whaler, had the never-to-be-duplicated distinction of playing professional hockey in five … Continue reading

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Politico’s Jack Shafer Throws Shade at the Boston Globe

In his latest column, Politico media maven Jack Shafer gets all farbissen about this past week’s Great Newspaper Migration. Why Is the Washington Post So Obsessed With Its Move? It’s easier to write an obituary for a building than a … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush Super PAC Depicts Jeb Bush As Cipher

From our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot desk The Bush-Industrial Complex has finally decided to spend some of its hundred-something millions to kick-start the Frère Apparent’s presidential campaign. From CNN: Jeb Bush super PAC drops $24 million on ads Let the air … Continue reading

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Why Tom Stoppard Is Right to Be a Snob

Several months ago British playwright Tom Stoppard created a tempest in a theaterpot with an interview he gave to the Telegraph. Quiz: Are Tom Stoppard’s plays too clever for you? As the playwright says he has to dumb down his … Continue reading

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Let the $10 Billion Rumpus Begin!

From our Val-PAC desk The hardworking staff recently trumpeted the estimated $9 billion price tag for the 2016 election cycle, but Bloomberg’s Al Hunt has a slight adjustment. How Record Spending Will Affect 2016 Election The role of money and politics … Continue reading

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Let the $9b Rumpus Begin! (Ad Early and Often Edition)

The air wars of Dustup 2016™ have gone from zero to :30 in no time flat. So the hardwatching staff is pleased to provide this handy clip ‘n’ save guide to the preliminary rounds, which range from the Presidential Donnybrook to the … Continue reading

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Could Scott Brown Run for U.S. Senate in . . . California?

From our Late to the Revival Party desk It’s hard to believe that Downturn Scotty Brown (R-Girl Trouble) might ever run for higher office again, but then there’s this from yesterday’s New York Times First Draft: Boxer’s Retiring, and Ad Agencies … Continue reading

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