Yesterday was a day of triumph for Tom Lehrer. "It just takes a smidgen’ to poison a pigeon," the Harvard-educated comedian gleefully sang in 1959. "When they see us coming, the pigeons all try an’ hide, but they still go for peanuts when coated with cyanide." In his strained rhyme, Lehrer satirically worried about the response of the Audubon Society, but, as it turns out, his methods have finally earned the approval of animal-rights activists.
It's hard to find good news from Iraq these days, doubly hard if you're looking in The Phoenix. Fox News is relentlessly on the case though, usually with some kind of dissembling drivel. Occaisonally, however, they seize upon a story that warms the cockles of your heart, without trying to monkey with synapses of your brain beforehand.
He was a cool
guy. And he had the coolest guests.
John Lydon and Keith Levene, Part 1
This past Sunday, hundreds and hundreds of people congregated in Allston to celebrate Mr. Butch. “I’ve never seen anything like it in Boston,” said one photographer. People made signs, left flowers, played music, and paraded down the street. Here’s a slideshow of the memorial.
It’s been 20 years, but I think Oldham
may have finally outdone himself.