Archives: February 2007

New Cadillac Ad: Lust For . . . What Was That, Again?

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 27

It's been noticed elsewhere, but it bears repeating: Those of you who caught this Cadillac commercial on the Oscars may have missed some key lyrical subtleties on its soundtrack, which...

Lehman on New York Times Co.: Stock Gains Driven By Protestors, Short Sales

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 26

Lehman Brothers analyst Craig Huber just came out with a report suggesting that the New York Times' decent stock performance thus far this year comes in part from a rise...

Oscar-Winner William Monahan's (Poorly Documented) Past Life

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 26

Long before he published a novel and waaay before he won an Adapted Screenplay Oscar for The Departed, William Monahan was an excellent and scabrous writer for the weekly New...

Fox News Channel's 1/2 Hour News Hour In Strong Debut

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 22

Mickey Kaus links to TVNewser pointing out that the Fox News Channel’s brutally-reviewed news parody The ½ Hour News Hour ended up drawing a rather impressive audience—around 1.5 million—which, according...

Gone Fishing

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 15

Currently taking a break in a land far from home, without steady internet access. I'll be back in New York and back on the blog Wednesday, February. 21....

Super Bowl Ads Notch Boffo Nielsens

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 08

I kind of hate to put myself in the position of defending something as quaint as the 30-second TV ad, but when data comes over the transom showing just how...

Rupert Murdoch: Neither Shy Not Retiring

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 08

I suppose it's a sign of severe geekhood if you walk away from a lengthy interview with Rupert Murdoch thinking about how funny he is. Anyway, he spoke today at...

The Super Bowl, Its Ads, And The Fuzzy Line Between Pro And Amateur

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 05

The Doritos consumer-generated ads (please, someone invent a better term than that) that ran in the Super Bowl were not among my favorites of the game. But that’s not the...

Seattle Official Registers Calm And Deadpan Hilarity In Aftermath Of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Guerilla Marketing Kerfluffle

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 02

From an Associated Press article piece published yesterday concerning the lavishly chronicled Aqua Teen Hunger Force hubbub: "In this day and age, whenever anything remotely suspicious shows up, people get...

Liz Smith Bites The Hand That Feeds

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 01

"I love magazines more than anything. I think they're even more important than newspapers, which are generally pretty inept." --Syndicated gossip columnist Liz Smith, whose column appears in scores of...

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