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Sarah Palin's sparkling, new high-end $150,000 wardrobe, purchased recently on a "campaign accessories" shopping spree, is the currently topic du jour for nearly every blog, newspaper, TV news show, etc. etc. Maybe your grandmother called to tell you about it? Maybe you saw a plane fly overhead and write it in the sky this morning? Maybe your dog barked it out to you in Morse code?
MYTH BUSTING15 years agoOctober 22, 1993 | Cecil Adams, of the Straight Dope, answered a reader’s question.Since you seem to know everything, just what is ‘tantric sex,’ anyway?Tina S.Montreal
“Cecil has been deeply studying this question, as is only fitting. His reference sources include many learned texts on Eastern religion plus, naturally, Cosmopolitan magazine.
Ladies: in case you've ever watched those ridiculously annoying tampon commercials, and wondered WTF was up with the obnoxiously happy women with their periods salsa dancing and kickboxing, and what is that blue liquid they always use, Sarah Haskins can commiserate. Haskins, a former improv actress who went to Harvard (so that makes her kinda, sorta affiliated with Boston), writes for a show called infoMania, on the Al Gore-helmed indie media company Current TV, and she's got a regular segment called Target:Women
In case you forgot, Tina Fey does something other than impersonate Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live. She writes, produces, and stars in a show called 30 Rock, and it's really good. You should watch it. The third season is about to premiere. Actually, it's premiered already on the internet, and legally at that.
The short film that just induced fits of uncontrollable laughter and disbelief was made sometime in the late 1950s or early '60s. The singer was the late Joi Lansing (39 - 23 - 35), a stereotypical '50s blonde bombshell, who appears in quite a few little pre-MTV music productions such as this. Her supporting players were, presumably, random members of the catering staff and a couple of extras waiting around for their walk-on in a Roger Corman movie.
On December 15, the City of Boston
will honor comedian Steven Wright will be honored as the first inductee into the Boston Comedy
Hall of Fame.
"It was a unanimous choice," says City Councilor John Tobin of the
City's decision to make Wright the inaugural honoree. “He showed another path
comedians, outside of the clubs.
(Uncle Moses, 1932)
been said over and over again this long campaign season: despite its myriad and
manifest problems, America
these days is still — hopefully always will be — a place to which people the
world over long to come, a nation where the new arrival will have a fair shake
at a better life.
The Jews are not enough!
With the battle for the Swing States still in full, well, swing, it's imperative that the presidential candidates do whatever they can to try and influence voters in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida, and do it quickly.
The recent Great Schlep (the Sarah Silverman-endorsed initiative to encourage
young Jewish people to travel down to Florida and convince their grandparents to
vote for Barack Obama) was one of the more creative ways that Barack Obama's supporters have conjured to try and garner votes and media attention.
When friends from the ICA phoned on Monday to alert me to the fact that Shepard Fairey was going to be wheatpasting in Harvard Square like, right then, the boss handed me a camera, and I dashed over there. Fairey's got an exhibit going up at the ICA in February, and - let's face it - a press release just can't be the right way to spread the word for the former Andre the Giant posse-founding, Providence skater kid turned Obama-poster-designing street art luminary.
If it seems like
I was just yesterday commending The Boston Globe for its coverage of ballot
Question 2 concerning marijuana decriminalization; it’s because I was. Indeed,
this past Monday reporter David Abel penned a news piece that evidenced how
ill-reasoned the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association (MDAA) is in its crusade
against the Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy (CSMP)
After spinning such gritty urban yarns as Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, and some cracking episodes of The Wire, Dorchester native Dennis Lehane decided to go ahead and not write the great American novel (he claims), but a great, sprawling Boston novel instead.
In The Given Day,
Lehane surveys the vortex of chaos that gripped 1919-era Boston -- a
city rocked by anarchist terrorism, Spanish influenza, World War I, the
Great Molasses Flood, and the Boston Police Strike --
through the eyes of a black ballplayer and an Irish cop.
Middlesex County DA Gerry Leone told The Globe that he only "tried pot once," but it looks like he at least remembers how to inhale
Regular Phoenix readers already know how I feel about Massachusetts Ballot Question 2, which, if passed, would decriminalize the penalty for less than one ounce of marijuana to a civil fine of $100.
On Friday, we blogged about how born-to-lose presidential hopeful John McCain's irresponsible remarks about the community-organizing group ACORN's voter-registration efforts had attracted vandalism and insult at ACORN offices across the country.
This morning, we received an unsettling email pass-along that demonstrates just how far down the cultural sewer those GOP campaign barbs were listened to.
A soft adieu to the man who judges celebrities' outfits so we don't have to. I can only imagine what the mourning couture will look like at his funeral.
Some notable inductees into the Worst-Dressed Hall of Fame: