With all these recent celebrity deaths, it's pretty lame of us media types that we haven't given more press/public attention to a real hero that has passed away. While Patrick Swayze may have made a lot of great films and seemed like a nice guy, and Michael Jackson was the King of Pop and an amazing entertainer, Norman Borlaug was a true hero that saved hundreds of millions of people's lives. Borlaug, dubbed the Greatest Human Being That Ever Lived by Penn and Teller, died of lymphoma at the age of 95 in his Dallas home on Saturday, September 12.
Apparently it happened last week, but few people noticed it till just recently.
Could be because not many people knew that those seven notes affixed to the construction scaffolding are the first few notes of "Never Gonna Give You Up." Or maybe it's because Rickrolling is soooo 18 months ago. C'mon, nerds! Get with the times! Next time try something more along these lines
A survey of 2,130 physicians across the nation found 63 percent favor a public-private option for patients over a strictly private health care system or public. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine yesterday and was conducted by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
What if Mad Men took place in Boston? To be honest - it's something that we've never asked . New Kid and occasional actor Joey McIntyre, however, went ahead and answered that question anyway in his hilarious new Funny or Die video (above) with Nate Corddry and a cast of other Massholes.
For those who missed the MTV Video Music Awards last night, Kanye West made an ass out himself, again. He continues to prove himself worthy of our Unsexiest Men list time and time again it seems.
For those who didn't see the awards show click below:
And just for laughs, this video is pretty inventive:
Just wanted to share a good link with people on how to discuss with a potential partner about a health condition or incurable virus you may have:
Good tips for dropping any kind of bombshell on a guy/girl you are dating.
In the aftermath of Ted Kennedy's death, the Kennedy family set up a posthumous Twitter account to disseminate news about the various tributes and memorial celebrations in real time. We thought we'd heard the last of it after an anonymous family member tweeted that "Sen. Kennedy has arrived at Arlington National Cemetery" -- Elvis had left the building.
1. What children think of the Beatles
“There is a girl called Lucy in a marmalade sky,” begins [eight-year-old] Otto. “Then
her boat sinks and she lands in a marshmallow pie. Then a giant shoe
falls down from the sky. Then John, Paul, Ringo and the other guy come
out and go arrggh! They have two ninja swords, 14 laser canons and
This past weekend marked the opening of King Richard’s Faire
in Carver, MA. Most Renaissance faires can only dream of what King
Richard’s has achieved: a permanent venue at an 80-acre wooded park in
which they’ve built an expansive medieval village
that must be seen to be believed. I attended the faire several times in
my middle and high school years, and I decided to drop everything on
Labor Day for the chance to find out if the festival is still as fun as
Most of the time we hear about shark sightings on the Cape we're like, "Yawn, some harbormaster watched Jaws again, whatevs." So when our peoples in Chatham started calling us yesterday being like, "THERE'S SIX GREAT WHITES IN THE WATER" we were, to put it mildly, skeptical.
Take that skinny b*tches! :) A new, preliminary, study released today showed that men and women with thin thighs have an increased likelihood of coronary and cardiovascular disease over those with thicker thighs. Thicker thighs = at least 23 inches, or 60 cm.
The 12-year Danish study published in the British Medical Journal today also took into account body fat and other high-risk factors likesmoking and high cholesterol before coming to this big-thigh conclusion.
Shortly after my HPV article, Living with HPV, was published on thephoenix.com yesterday morning, I started recieving an amazing amount of positive (all positive so far!) responses via email. I'm still getting tons of email today now that the story hit the newsstands and I want to thank everyone for supporting me and reinforcing my belief that not enough is said about this disease that affects about 75 percent of all sexually active Americans.
It would have been an ordinary incestuously amplified liberal orgy today in Faneuil Hall, where MoveOn.org activists held a “vigil for people suffering under the current healthcare system.” The quintessential progressive mob made the trek from Cambridge and Jamaica Plain – mostly shorthaired women and scraggly men with sandals and eccentricities.
At 6 o'clock this morning, a woman who appears to be from Buffalo New York left what amounts to a 14-minute voicemail (it was split into two messages) on my phone. She announced her name and even gave her phone number (a reverse lookup online matches that number to her name, at a Buffalo address).
I'll let you listen to it for yourself, but I'll tell you that it's a treat.
Yes, we got your FB updates: we know your Gmail is down. Our Gmail is down, too. That's why we have Facebook. In case the Gmail goes down and we still have to get in touch with you.
Speaking of which, we're giving away some KISS tickets over at the FB page. Come on by.