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More Ad-voidance of the Boston Herald

More Ad-voidance of the Boston Herald

As the hardreading staff noted, the Boston Herald held its own with Marathon ads in yesterday’s edition, but today the paper got … bageled.

Crosstown, meanwhile, the Boston Globe got this:

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And this:

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And this:

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And this:

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(To be fair, the Globe did run a special section with all the Marathon finishing times. To be accurate, only the last two ads ran in that section.)

Still,…

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs: Yesterday Was 2/1/14

Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs: Yesterday Was 2/1/14

First, let’s stipulate that the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs is not only the Greatest Show on Ice, but the Greatest Show on Earth as well.

Eight series. Three time zones. Puck around the clock.

So to yesterday, which featured games in four of the series, three of which stood at 2-0.

And all of which now stand at 2-1.

Begin with the Chicago Blackhawks-St. Louis Blues tilt, with the…

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Today’s Boston Marathon Adstravaganza!

Today’s Boston Marathon Adstravaganza!

Not surprisingly, special Boston Marathon ads are, yes, running in the local dailies today.

Both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald feature this Aer Lingus ad.

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And this Guinness ad.

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And this one from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

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But only the Globe features this finny one from the New England Aquarium.

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And only the Herald has this not-so-finny one from Brooks.

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'I had not thought death had undone so many' (R.I.P. David Burke)

‘I had not thought death had undone so many’ (R.I.P. David Burke)

(Tip o’ the pixel to T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland)

Yesterday’s Boston Sunday Globe knee-buckling obituary pages:

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So many undone by death.

But this is the one that stood out to us:

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David Burke was a serious player in American politics and media. He was also unfailingly gracious and generous – and funny – whenever we encountered him.

Our deepest condolences to his wife Trixie, son…

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Columbus Blue Jackets Edition)

Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Columbus Blue Jackets Edition)

The hardwatching staff has no idea why they’re called the Blue Jackets, but last night the Columbus hockey squad won their first Stanley Cup Playoff game ever in dramatic fashion.

After squandering one power play in the first overtime and killing off two Pittsburgh Penguins overtime power plays (the latter of which extended :33 into the second overtime), the Blue Jackets made short work of it.

Ga…

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The Day Little Joe Cook Took Me to (Computer) School

The Day Little Joe Cook Took Me to (Computer) School

Nice Steve Morse piece in yesterday’s Boston Globe about local blues fixture Little Joe Cook, who died last week at the age of 91.

Little Joe Cook, at 91; his falsetto on ‘Peanuts’ a huge hit

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Standing just under 5-foot-4, Little Joe Cook was short in stature, but he had no shortage of confidence. Performing up to five nights a week at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge during a 27-year run that…

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One Town, Two Different Worlds (Jeremiah Oliver Edition)

One Town, Two Different Worlds (Jeremiah Oliver Edition)

Page One Pop Quiz:

Which of the local dailies has already made up its mind about this story?

Boston Globe:

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Boston Herald:

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Answer:

That’s right. The Herald.

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Whatever Happened to ‘The Captain Goes Down with the Ship’?

Whatever Happened to ‘The Captain Goes Down with the Ship’?

First there was Francesco Schettino, the idiot captain who literally showboated the Costa Concordia onto some rocks, then fell into a lifeboat before the ship sank.

He was the Italian Captain Coward.

Now comes the South Korean shipcarnation.

From Friday’s Boston Globe (via the New York Times wire):

Captain was among first to escape S. Korea ferry as it sank

Passengers were instructed to stay…

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Howie Carr Jumps the Snark (Elizabeth Warren DNA Edition)

Howie Carr Jumps the Snark (Elizabeth Warren DNA Edition)

The hardreading staff knows we should just ignore this knucklehead, but the Boston Herald’s baldiest thumbsucker scales entirely new heights of Carrtoonishness in today’s column.

Take my DNA challenge!

Prove you’re an Indian, Liz

041714dna001There is only one way to settle once and for all the question of whether the fake Indian is or is not a real Indian.

She needs to take a DNA test.

I dare you, Sen.…

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Triple Overtime Edition #1)

Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Triple Overtime Edition #1)

At 12:34 this morning the hardlyworking staff was standing in front of the kitchen TV and watching the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues skate into the third overtime of their Western Conference first-round faceoff.

Twenty-six seconds later, this happened:

 

Blues forward Alex Steen beat Hawks goaltender Corey Crawford stick…

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