It seems like everyone is giving birth, has a baby, or is dying for one. I'm somewhere in the mix between dying to have one and loving not being responsible yet for one. But there are lots of things that can happen along the way: babies that can have some freaky stuff happen to them while some of the women who give birth out there turn freakishly insane.
(Or, a NSFW
plan to ram the stimulus bill home, told via downloadable mp3 ring tones.)In his
bestselling autobiography, Dreams From My Father,
President Obama introduces us to his high school friend, “Ray,” who,
like him, is bi-racial. Who, also like him, is casting about to find his place
in the world.
If written by the right person with the right motives at the right moment, a newspaper polemic can inspire and incite. And with his Boston Globe op-ed this past Saturday – bluntly titled “It’s time to end busing in Boston” – longtime education advocate Ted Landsmark (the man being assaulted in the picture above) did just that.
Although the video game industry has a tendency to hibernate during the long, cold winter months like a grizzly bear full of boy scouts, there are always a few interesting snippets for those who know where to look (hint: the internet). Here are a few from the last couple days:
2K Boston, the developers of 2007's critically worshipped Bioshock, are supposedly working on a brand-new multiplayer FPS
Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Medical Center have removed an organ donor's kidney through her vagina, a medical "first." The woman donated the medically birthed kidney to her niece, which, one would imagine, will make for the most awkward Thanksgiving dinner patter ever.
"...But mostly, I'm thankful for my auntie; specifically, her healthy kidney and her spectacularly flexible vagina. Now can somebody please pass the creamed onions?"
Next time you pick up your copy of the fishwrap edition, you may end up getting a facefull of SHEPARD FAIREY. As part of his one-man museum show "Supply and Demand," which opens this weekend, his crew has been bombing Boston Phoenix newsboxes -- not to mention the actual Boston Phoenix building -- which will be on view at the ICA Boston.
As one of maybe three people in Boston who thinks that professional
sports are ridiculous, I generally keep my mouth shut. In a town where
even Ivy League professors and my writing colleagues drop everything to
watch grown men in leotards run around grass diamonds, I can't even get
away with that "everyone who likes sports is my intellectual inferior"
shit that I pull back home in New York, where I'm not a Yankees or a
Mets fan, by the way.
This is what the interwebs were built for -- instead of watching ESPN, we got our Super Bowl color commentary from MC Hammer, who was Twittering live from Tampa. Presumably he was on the premises because of his ridonculous Super Bowl ad with Ed McMahon: if you missed it, check out his gold medallion of himself wearing a gold medallion