Via Harmonix dude Sean Baptiste's Twitter feed comes this dispatch from the BPD's Twitter feed from not long ago:
Boston_Police INJURED OFFICER: Officer from district 4 transported to Beth Israel Hospital, human bite to arm, suspect in custody. 20 May 2009 from TwitterBerry
Terror cell broken up in NYCGroup was planning to bomb things [NY Times]
Obama to discuss detainee policyClosing Guantanamo really shouldn't be an unpopular thing, yet here we are [WaPo]
RNC drops "socialist" resolutionWhat? [CSM]
David Ortiz hits a home runFirst, I was happy and excited for him.
Rob Delaney is in town on Saturday for two shows; 7 and 9 pm at the Calderwood Pavilion. I could tell you why you should go see this show, but why, when Rob can just tell you himself?
(UPDATE: You can get tickets here)
Iran tests missileThis according to Ahmadinejad [UPI]
Mass. Senate okays tax hikeSales tax, that is [Globe]
California: having troubleVoters reject budget [San Jose Mercury News]
Swine flu making a comeback?Two Boston schools shut down over possible cases [Globe]
Mike Vick released
When white people co-opt black styles - like I’ve been doing for years - we get everlasting shit from everybody; white folks loathe our posing, and black folks spite our biting. But when black kids embrace the heroin-chic dungarees that corny Caucasians like my uncle squeezed into back in 1974 - they still get props.
"Hi, it's Mark Wahlberg. We're making the Irish Rocky. Can you get me every meathead within 20 miles of Lowell? ASAP? Oh, and I'm gonna need their girlfriends, too . . ."
At least that's how we imagine the conversation must've gone when someone decided to issue the following cattle call, which arrived minutes ago in our office.
Shooting at HarvardMan wounded at residence hall; little is known [Globe]
Obama to announce emission standardsThey will be stricter now [NY Times]
House of Commons Speaker resignsThis sounds like a big deal. [Times Online]
CIA, GOP continue to go after PelosiCan we agree that her involvement is still way less important than the actual torture? [WaPo]
Boston’s New Center for Arts
and Culture presents a special
performance tonight of provocative comedy, one meant to irreverently spotlight
Emmy-award-winning documentary filmmaker Teja Arboleda, who’s the Creative
Director of Entertaining
Diversity, and whose latest film s Crossing the Line:
Multiracial Comedians, the performances aim, in Arboleda’s words, to “use
humor to dismantle the stereotypes, prejudices and preconceptions [comedians] have faced in their own lives to give
audiences a new perspective on the complexities that go into identity."
Sri Lanka claims victory
Tamil Tigers call ceasefire [BBC]
Obama speaks at Notre Dame
Does not shy from the abortion thing [LA Times]
Wolfram Alpha debuts
This is kind of the next-level shit, apparently [Wired]
Gay marriage closer in NHGov. Lynch wants some amendments made [Nashua Telegraph]
Obama speaking at Notre DameRisks angering pro-choicers in the process [NY Times]
Dr. Farmer considering postHarvard crusader may join Obama administration [Boston Globe]
Pelosi v. CIAYep, this story is blowing up [WaPo]
Every now and then - especially since we have this black guy as president - I get these ignorant tirades from people who I'm imagining don't read the Phoenix (if they did - then they might know that I would ridicule them - like I am about to do here). The letters all have some common themes: 1 - They're written at a third grade level (if they were paper letters, I presume they'd be in crayon); 2 - They're horribly racist (someone's daughter likes blowing Latino dudes); 3 - They make little sense; and 4 - They're from anonymous email addresses.
Obama won't release detainee photosBelieves it could set off a backlash against troops [NY Times]
Craig's List discontinues "erotic" adsWill start to monitor those more closely [WaPo]
Hubble repairs beginBeginning of the end for the space shuttle program [BBC]
Scorsese to do Sinatra biopic
Generally I'm not crazy about viral video marketing campaigns, and to say I'm disappointed with the Nintendo Wii would be a gross understatement. But this - a couple of days old though it may be - is pretty great:
(via Joystick Division and Krpata, who didn't post it on his blog.)
(And yes, that's the guy who played Clay Davis on The Wire.)
And so, the fifth and penultimate season of ABC's Lost
concludes tonight, and with it will end one of the more bizarre, frustrating, and, strangely entertaining stretches in the
show's history. And for this show, that's saying something. Throughout its history, Lost
has never shied from its sci-fi tendencies, though it did manage to
de-emphasized the mystical and paranormal stuff a bit by giving it
equal screentime with human drama.