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Monday, December 15, 2008

Annotated Dan Shaughnessy

Just in case you are under the age of 45, this is what the cover of Aqualung looks like:



Nothing connects better with readers than references to almost 40 year old album covers.

14 comments:

Monkeesfan said...

The worst part is, the guy on the album looks better than Al Davis.

roger bournival said...

Is that you, Sen. Marzilli?

Anonymous said...

Kind'a looks like a Shank looking for his long lost Globe.

Oh where art thou, the days of the most powerful "typist" on the leading sports newspaper in town.


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roger bournival said...

OB - is this a good thing for the Globe?

mike_b1 said...

I think this came out the same year The CHB first wrote that Jim Rice for the Hall of Fame column. You know, the one he's been cribbing from each year since.

Anonymous said...

and the ObjectiveShankLover says, "another brilliant column from Dan! and much needed too!"

Objectivebruce said...

If you'd peek outside of the basement, you'd know a lot of 18-24 year olds, and most 25-54 year olds are very familiar with the genre the radio empires call classic rock. They're more apt to Tull on the iPod than some 80s hair band.

But... that's why you've become so boring -- pointless flailing about 18 words out of 852.

Outside of N.Y. or Los Angeles, Minn.-St.Paul, is one of the few metros left with two major non-JOA newspapers, so some reduction in higher-paid editorial-side positions at both the Star-Tribune and Pioneer Press is inevitable. Boston is a different story. The bite-sized Herald is not only banging on death's door, it has a date in Q1 of 2009 with the coroner.

Troubling as it is for right-wing kooks, the Globe ain't going anywhere. It'll be smaller and redefined, and may intentionally shed some outlying circulation, but it will continue to be the major journalism presence in the region.

Oops. There I go. Breathing new life into a moribund Web site.

dbvader said...

They're more apt to Tull on the iPod than some 80s hair band.

I'm more apt to choose to eat glass than drink drain cleaner.

mike_b1 said...

A lot of 18-24 year olds, and most 25-54 year olds, are very familiar with the Great Depression too, and it doesn't mean they want to watch silent movies.

Anonymous said...

OB,

“bite-size”

Isn’t that th eextent of the CHB’s breadth, reach, and capture of the market?

The Shank’s only relevance is that he serves as a reminder of the “Nightmares Past”

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Roger Bournival said...

It'll be smaller and redefined, and may intentionally shed some outlying circulation, but it will continue to be the major journalism presence in the region.

That sounds familiar:

Marty: The last time Tap toured America, they where, uh, booked into 10,000 seat arenas, and 15,000 seat venues, and it seems that now, on their current tour they're being booked into 1,200 seat arenas, 1,500 seat arenas, and uh I was just wondering, does this mean uh...the popularity of the group is waning?

Ian: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no...no, no, not at all. I, I, I just think that the.. uh.. their appeal is becoming more selective.

Anonymous said...

OB:

"major journalism presence in the region."

Tallest midget.

Your pal,

Timmy

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but no 40 year-old Nixon Watergate reference from Shank.

Kind of a disappointment.

It's always 1973 in Shank's world.

CP said...

Is he trying to steal Bill Simmons' style, except very poorly?