The man chosen to lead the GOP out of the political wilderness is a clotheshorse whose taste befits someone straddling the line between trailblazer and conservative. Trousers with classic pleats and cuffs, for instance, but cut full - baggy, even - to evoke Harlem Renaissance styling. Classic pinstripes paired with a modern, fitted "athletic cut" suit jacket. And no more than three buttons on that jacket, even though the guy is 6-4.
Those are our napkins!So Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore are in a cafe, talking about guys, no doubt, and everyone in the He's Just Not That Into You audience is eating it up - except the Baltimoreans. We're too distracted by the coffee cups and napkins. They bear the familiar oval logo of The Baltimore Coffee & Tea Co.
The movie, which opens today, didn't actually shoot in any of the company's three cafes, which are in Timonium, Annapolis and Frederick - not, as it turns out, Baltimore.
Producers looking for local color took some of its paper products back to Hollywood.
"We provided them with hundreds of cups, hundreds of napkins, a bunch of signage and the like," said David Nevins, a minority investor in the company who saw a preview of the movie at Arundel Mills this week.
If you must know, Nevins just wasn't that into the movie. (Too chick flick-y.) But he thoroughly enjoyed seeing the logo on the big screen. "It's kind of a kick."
Picking the right majorMadoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos, who testified this week before a House committee, graduated from Loyola College in 1981. He earned an undergrad degree in - what else? - accounting.
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