Us career writers don't really like it when folks from other professions decide to enter our already crowded field - or, even worse, when they do so and gain followings two million times that of what schmucks like us could ever hope to have. It's kind of like how Samual L. Jackson feels about rappers-turned-actors
In the latest stubborn attempt to blast charter school opponents, Boston University assistant education professor Cara Stillings Candal yesterday dropped a hot shit pile on the Herald op-ed page. Her piece, "Charter school foes would cost us," begins with this bit of sweet irony: "Myths have long surrounded Massachusetts charter schools."
Clearly, the solution to all of this is for Conan to bring back the Masturbating Bear.
TMZ is reporting (and the Times is adding more to that report) that, in a not-especially-surprising development, the beleaguered television network that is NBC is planning to return Jay Leno to the 11:30 pm timeslot, ending his low-rated 10 pm show.
Does the elusive (or not so elusive) G-spot exist? How are we even questioning such a thing after years of women, screaming from every corner of the world, have made their vote? Well, I guess the disbelievers out there are really trying to ruin all the fun. A recently-published British study, that claims to be the biggest study of its kind, has researchers coming (insert dirty pun here) up short in search of the pleasure center.
Of course a dego onslaught looms. And every one of us who has watched the same three Jersey Shore episodes two-dozen times is partially responsible.
Since eating is the only activity that Italian men like more than assaulting dangerously tan women, trainers from The Biggest Loser are doing a spaghetti spin-off.
From the looks of things,
a lot of you folks intend to make 2010 the Year of More Writing. Need a
little inspiration to help you battle the blank page? Well, we can't
help you with that one -- but maybe these local authors can, as they
reveal their thoughts on the writing process, and give us a glimpse of
the forces that shaped their work.
Burj Khalifa, the world's largest building, opened today in Dubai, measuring 2,717 feet tall. The building sports the highest observatory deck, pool, restaurant and fountain in the world and houses a hotel by Giorgio Armani, luxury apartments, private library and another three pools.
The price tag on this bad mamma jamma? About $1.
Well, that didn't take long: 2010 claimed its first homicide victim a mere 135 minutes into the New Year, the Boston Police reported this morning. The victim, an unnamed 25-year-old Hispanic male, was discovered with a gunshot wound outside 315 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester around 2:15 this morning, and was pronounced dead at Carney Hospital.