Me: “Are we allowed to bring drinks into the theater?”Bartender: “Yeah - they want everyone to find the right mood (chuckles).” Me: “Is there a break between acts?”Bartender: “Ah ha - about an hour-and-a-half in.”Me: “In that case I’ll take two Coronas. Actually - you know what - make it three.
Week 12 is upon us, the Thanksgiving has passed, and while we have feasted and fattened, the NFL has trimmed itself down to a small number of teams who could legitimately get to the Super Bowl and win. Tonight we will watch two of those teams so it should be exciting.
The New Orleans Saints are awesome. There is little argument with that.
It would be hard to imagine a pair of books about vegetarianism that are quite so different as Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals (which we brought you earlier this month on the podcast) and ALICIA SILVERSTONE's The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet
Someday soon, political strategists will look back on the 2008 presidential campaign the way NASA scientists sigh at the Apollo moon landing -- as an example of a way that fighting a big, idealistic fight demanded a period of intense and disruptive innovation. At least, that's the way DAVID PLOUFFE sees it.
Foot Ballz Talk is a live
internet broadcast in which “two guys talk about football during a Monday night
and play records.” It is produced by Mac and TD (familiar to fans of the musical endeavors Big
Digits and Bodega Girls), and has been described by us (not by them) as “Mystery Pigskin Theater 3000
We love our families, that's why we go visit them every holiday, but there's only so much family-time you can take before you feel compelled to hurl gravy-soaked mashed potatoes at their crazy faces. In order to not cause a scene this year, we've found some perfectly awesome things for you to do this festive weekend to escape your family and feel a moment of total elation and relaxation.
In my cover article for this week’s Phoenix,
I explore the
world’s imperiled oceans. It was a sobering story to report — learning that
100 million sharks are killed every year, or the that the seafloor is stripped
of pounds of aquatic life, thrown back as waste, all in the interest of
harvesting barely two thirds of a shrimp cocktail.
The most entertaining theater in this grand health care showdown has been that in which physicians play the victim. Look at homeboy right here; don't you just feel awful about the potential impact of "Obamacare"? Make you want to donate five cents a day so Dr. Dickstain can move from the bay side to the ocean?
Fletcher from the Sandbox on WFNX passes along this bit of news: Kelly's Roast Beef is opening in Allston.
The 58-year-old restaurant chain that takes credit for inventing the
roast beef sandwich plans to revamp the former Marty’s Liquor store in
Allston into its first Hub location. The 140-seat eatery will be the
sixth for the Saugus chain that’s been named the 2009 Restaurant of the
Year by the Retailers Association of Massachusetts.
We're proud to say that former Phoenix intern Sam MacLaughlin (bro to former Web Managing Editor and scribe Nina) is featured in this Daily Show clip about the mad rush slow crawl to buy Sarah Palin's new book ("So you've come in character as everything that's wrong with America!"). He's the bookish lad around the 2:45 mark: "One more than seven!"
It's hard to believe it was only a year ago that unfortunate riders on the Green Line had nothing to look forward to but a cramped, jerky evening commute. Now we have a new mascot to make our day just that much brighter: a chubby, bushy-tailed furball by the name of Kenmore Kat. Take that, Red Liners!
For awhile, it seemed like the tale of the domestic cat living in Kenmore station was purely apocryphal, and Kenmore Kat was the type of legend only occasionally spotted by your friend's boyfriend's cousin's barista.
Cory Doctorow opens his mouth, and nerdgasms
fall out: at any given moment, he's liable to be spouting off about
feral robot dogs, space domes over Disney World, or building a haunted
hotel modeled after a Quake level ("I'll open-source this idea," says he). And we'd expect nothing less -- after all, he's one of the superclocking brains behind BoingBoing, that exalted bestiary of sweet-ass geekdom.
Though I missed the real show -- which was this morning between 3:30 and 5:30 am (but in reality even if I had known there's no way in HELLZ I would be awake that early) -- it is still possible to catch the spectacular Leonid meteor shower tonight/early tomorrow morning.
The Leonid meteor shower, called so because it happens around and near the constellation Leo, is leftovers from the comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle that scattered space dust around the year 1533.
This has been making the rounds: some enterprising soul has compiled the 100 best lines from The Wire, a show whose greatness we've talked about enough already. For those who haven't seen the whole thing yet, be aware that there are spoilers from all five seasons in there.