Technology writers would argue, there are no green gadgets, just green-er gadgets. Making gadgets of any kind actually takes quite a bit of energy to make, let alone use. But electronic developers are getting more of a conscience lately it seems and helping us all become a bit more environmentally friendly. Here are my top 10 picks for green-er gadgets to buy this year.
The Surgeon General's job is largely symbolic, we're told, and so the qualifications for becoming SG are largely related to how recognizable you are, how good you are on television, how many surguries you've performed on camera . . . and apparently how difficult it is to pronounce your name, since this indicates an allegiance with the incoming admin's narrative of worldliness and diversity.
New England football fans unable to stomach watching the 8-8 Chargers and 9-7 Cardinals win home playoff games while their 11-5 Pats hit the golf course might find themselves turning this week to College Football and its endangered (if Obama has anything to say about it) championship bowl game on Thursday night, pitting Florida against Oklahoma.
It would be tough
to concoct a more damning lead for this dispatch than Matt Viser did for his piece
in today’s Boston Globe: “House
Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi has made public statements that are directly at
odds with the findings of state investigators. His close friends are under
scrutiny by state and federal prosecutors, and one has been charged criminally
with secretly trading on his connections to the speaker.
Nathalie Miebach | the Pozen Center at MassArt, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston MA | January 7th @7PM
Growing up, Nathalie Miebach’s mother was interested in crafts, basket weaving mostly. Her father, meanwhile, lived for science, and actually worked on the Hubble Space Telescope. Her pedigree may go a long way to explaining why it is she does what she does.
Every week, I interview a stand-up comedian for my comedy column,
"Dance, Monkey!" wherein I ask ridiculous questions in the hopes of
getting funny answers. This week's
subject was supposed to be Andrew Dice Clay. Apparently,
"Dice" was confused, and then angered, because he told me that this
was too easy for me, that it doesn't
seem fair that I get to "clock in at work and just ask this shit."
legal challenges notwithstanding, it looks like this is actually gonna
happen: Al Franken has staged his comeback, an has been declared
the victor in the Minnesota Senate race. Now seat
him! Hurry, before the Wall Street Journal’s conspiracy-mongering
and Dick Morris’s dark
mutterings queer the deal! (Because everyone listens to what Dick Morris
has to say these days, right?)
Boston-based stand-up comedian Bob Lazarus succumbed to a near-two-year battle with Leukemia yesterday.
"Laz" got his start in the late 1970s, at the locally and nationally renowned Ding Ho Comedy Club in Inman Square, making a name for himself alongside fellow comic powerhouses Steven Wright, Denis Leary, Paula Poundstone, Lenny Clarke, Jimmy Tingle, and Bobcat Goldthwait.
Honestly, how many times in your adult life did you ever say, "I never knew that animal existed!" Maybe when you saw a zebroid (half donkey and/or horse with a zebra). But really, take a look at the dugong (below) and tell me, when did you ever hear of or see a picture of this guy?
side view (from worldvoyage.
Benoit Denizet-Lewis | America Anonymous: 8 Addicts in Search of a Life | Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline | January 7th @7PM | 617-566-6660
In the 8 or so years Jamaica Plain's Benoit Denizet-Lewis has been writing for the NY Times Magazine, his cover stories have included "The War on Frat Culture, And why maybe that's not so totally great, dude," "Whatever Happened to Teen Romance (And What is a Friend with Benefits Anyway?)," and "Living (and Dying) on the Down Low."