UPDATE: now with brief video!
In case you weren't watching the Macy's Parade, the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends float rolled up, started doing a puppet routine, and then produced the ultimate Rick Roll: the actual Rick Astley, lip-synching the actual "Never Gonna Give You Up." Then one of the puppets yells, "I LOVE RICK ROLLING."
didn’t call this morning’s press conference at his Dudley Square district office to talk
about media harassment, like he did this past Monday outside City Hall.
Instead, he came “to talk about media incompetence.”
But before he
got to spanking those of us who have been reaming him in editorials, Turner
reiterated his innocence: “I don’t have the slightest fear that I’ll spend one
day in jail,” he said.
Spoiler alert: if you're a film geek, the rest of your work day is about to go up in flames.
Criterion launched a long-awaited new web site this morning, taking the first step towards digital distribution for the most coveted catalogue in film. Warning: It's still in wicked beta. But the plan is to let users stream full-length movies -- as well as Criterion's extras, from the accompanying essays to the directors' commentaries, behind-the-scenes vids, and short features -- on demand.
As some people
might already know from this Globe
article (or just heard around the neighborhood), the Louis D. Brown Peace
Institute is one of many community programs that got whacked in this last round
of state budget cuts.
In short: the
Fields Corner institute has for nearly 15 years been a place where desperate families
seek emotional and financial support when senseless violence hits home, and it
needs roughly $75,000 to be saved.
You know when TV is taking over your life when you can't even wait to get to a computer in order to program your TiVo, let alone be at home to program it. Yesterday, TiVo announced it will be launching a cell phone-friendly Web site, m.tivo.com, available for all cell phone browsers and users so TV worshippers can program their TiVos using their cell phones.
believes that only Republicans detest the press should have checked the scene
outside Boston City Hall today. Maybe reporters aren’t as biased as talk-radio blowhards
allege; in the wake of City Councilor Chuck Turner’s arrest, even liberals who cheer
when we expose right-wing tomfoolery are tormenting us like Howie Carr does union
Not quite sure why this was axed from SNL on Saturday, because it's the funniest thing they've written since the election.
Now that's some @#$% change we can believe in.
Maybe Mr. Emanuel can pay a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and kindly request that George Bush either do some @#$% governing over these next couple months, or else step aside and let the President Elect take the reigns? Because I like the new economic team, but I'm sorta starting to worry that by January 20 things'll be so @#$% that all the exactingly competent pragmatic centrist brainiacs in the world won't be able to help us.
Even before (in fact way, way, WAY before) GREAT SCOTT underwent its transformation from BC college watering hole to the indie hub of Allston Rock City, its proprietors had one of those fantastic New England traditions that usually goes unremarked. Quite simply, every year for almost 20 years, you could walk into Great Scott on Thanksgiving and get a free turkey dinner.
Before Bono made himself king -- or at least crowned himself rock and roll's official ambassador to the Universe -- the most internationally influential rock star, on a policy level at least, was Lou Reed. If there'd been a Secretary of State for 20th-century "alternative" rock, it woulda been Lou, since the Velvet Underground, as everyone knew, had helped topple Communism in the Czech Republic, where they seemed to have held a cultural sway that was vastly out of proportion to what they held such cultural backwaters as, say, the United States.
RADIATION RULES10 years agoNov. 20, 1998 | Jason Gay toured MIT's nuclear reactor. "...touring a nuclear reactor isn't like visiting a petting zoo. At the start, all guests are equipped with pen-size pocket dosimeters -- devices used to measure any unwanted radiation they may collect during the tour. They are told not to touch anything without asking first.
Walking around Government Center this morning you would hardly know
that the City Council’s premier fraud got locked up here a few hours ago. Maybe
because it’s less of a surprise than when Lance Bass fled the closet.
There are no
wild packs of notebook wielding reporters. Nor are Chuck Turner’s constituents
storming the entrances outraged that their guy allegedly palmed payoffs like
their former state senator.
Earlier this month, in a rare moment of media detente, Boston's finest film critics climbed onstage at the Brattle and talked b-movies, to promote DaCapo's new The B-List: The National Society of Film Critics on Low Budget Beauties, Genre-Bending Mavericks, and Cult Classics We Love. Amazingly, even though Jay Carr was on the panel, the Globe's Ty Burr, the Herald's James Verniere, and the Phoenix's own Peter Keough were able to get a few words edgewise.
My father told me that his dad used to watch Wheel of Fortune because, since he’s not allowed to
read Playboy, he had to fill his spank bank with images of Vanna White. These
days my grandfather watches a lot of Fox News.
are allowed to frequent strip clubs and watch skin flicks, we don’t need to get
our news from emaciated hotties (See: Rachel Maddow).
who took over the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center this week are sharp. I hand the press guy my business card, but he returns it to cut back on waste. I haven’t even been at Greenbuild for three
minutes and already I’m behind the times.
After filling in
my contact information on computer a young woman tells me to collect my badge
and goodie bag downstairs.
I had the best
flan that I’ve ever had last night. It had two distinct layers – one thick and
creamy and another light and eggy – with a miraculous caramel swirl on top. Let’s
hope the Union of Minority Neighborhoods (UMN) has more receptions in the near
future; I can go for freshly smashed guacamole and accompanying sweets more