28 August, 2007

Video Goodness

Ahhhh, Leonard Nimoy. These days, he mostly spends his time photographing nude women, a noble pursuit indeed, but like his co-star William Shatner, he apparently tried the whole singing thing. And while his song is about Bilbo Baggins, I'm willing to bet this video wasn't directed by Peter Jackson.

And here is a mother beater expressing his true feelings about TV news.

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27 August, 2007

The Greatest Bar in Boston

The 'Greatest Bar in Boston' can't afford a proofreader.

Were I to open an business in Boston in which the patrons imbibed intoxicating liquors and I was ripping off the name of a venerable establishment in the hope that it would make me sound cool, I would name my bar "The Most Profitable Bar In Boston" or "The Bar Everyone Wants To Go To Again, Immediately" or "Three Cheers" or maybe even "The Bar You Can Hang Out In Without Getting Your Fucking Neck Broken," but what the Hell do I know?

More on The Littlest later. This is what it looked like last time I was by:


According to a reliable source, it was one of the owners of the bar who wrote the sign.

22 August, 2007


Students are beginning to arrive at MIT* which means the inevitable jockeying by local banks to get their money. The student center is currently ground zero for the competition: the MIT Federal Credit Union (MITFCU) and Bank of America (BoA) each have two tables with smiling reps, bowls of candy and other giveaways, and contracts. Probably because of the relative satisfaction of my past experiences with (BankBoston which became Fleet Bank which became) BoA and the MITFCU, I have a fantasy every time I walk past their tables involving the friendly MITFCU employees finding claw hammers and brutally murdering the BoA folks. To summarize:

*Since it's about to begin its inevitable annual appearance in the news cycle, let me be the first to point out that this year's college freshmen were born in 1989, carry the news.

20 August, 2007


The funniest headline I've seen all week (from boingboing.net): Essay: "I'm the proud owner of Karl Rove’s father’s solid gold cock ring."

What quality is the gold? How does it hang?

Fair & Balanced.

She Don't Use A Walker

The young, soft, fragile DJ on WERS just simultaneously confused me and made me feel very old.

After stumbling through an explanation about how you can get a lot of WERS's programs via podcast (which she knew virtually nothing about), she announced that her next song would be by the Flaming Lips. In fact, it would be the first Flaming Lips song that she had ever heard! Back when she was in high school, the cool kids would play this song while they were in the photo darkroom.

And I thought to myself, here it comes, the most overplayed Flaming Lips song ever, 1993's "She Don't Use Jelly." (And as a semi-frequent listener to WERS, I was beginning to wonder if the next song would be by Gordon Lightfoot or Kris Kristofferson.) That's when bitch lowered the boom. The song was, "Do You Realize," off of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots which came out in 2002. And while I love the song, I'm thinking of going and picking up a cane on my lunch break.

For the record, the next song was by Gordon Lightfoot.

17 August, 2007

15 August, 2007

Sox vs. Devil Rays

Varitek at bat in the bottom of the 7th inning, Sox vs. Devil Rays. Varitek got a homerun to deep right field...

03 August, 2007

Friday Night Slacking

Cambridge has cooled down to the lower 80s from today's high of Holy Shit It's Hot. Most of my free time lately has been spent sitting on my porch smoking cigarettes and drinking watery beer. What can I say? It's an easy, practical approach to beat the heat.

  • I was wondering if anyone else found the Plain White Tees song "Hey There Delilah" as annoying as I do. As it turns out, the answer is a resounding yes.
  • It's a bit late now, but if you want to hide the fact that you're reading the latest Harry Potter, here are some pre-made, printable dust covers.
  • Everyone loves a good car crash or ten.