It was all over the 11 o'clock news tonight: LA Times blogger Ted Green's "YOUR GUIDE TO HATING THE CELTICS" -- not much to write home about, just another workmanlike piece of half-assed partisanship, of the sort cranked out by second-string reporters at third-rate daily newspapers during playoff downtime.
The gist? The Celtics are crybabbies ("They cry more than Best Actress winners at the Oscars.
DENNIS HOPPER, one of the weirdest stars of his generation, is dead at the age of 74. The only shock is that he lived as long as he did, and that he was taken by something as mundane as prostate cancer, instead of, say, rappeling down Mt. Rushmore, naked, tripping his balls off.
THE NEW YORK TIMES obituary:
When news of the Gulf oil spill first broke, we wondered if previously reported problems at the Minerals Management Service, the agency that regulates offshore drilling, extended to the Gulf.
The Department of the Interior's Office of the Inspector General released a report this morning indicating as much.
Some of you may have already heard the news, but I was in total shock to hear this morning that scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute, including Venter himself, have formed synthetic life. The study was released in the journal Science last week and (published in journal Science).
British television station Virgin 1 promoted their new six-part documentary "Naked Office" by sending four nudies into London's tube (subway) at rush hour this morning, according to the Daily Mail and CNBC.com. [More photos here]
The new show depicts six different companies (one per episode) all facing average office issues.
FIGMENT -- a giddy art scrum with roots in NYC -- is set to invade Boston in two weeks. On May 15, participating artists gathered at Fourth Wall Gallery to raise money for FIGMENT's
fast-approaching Bay State debut. The fundraiser alone attracted 200
supporters, who were treated to a night of live music, dance, and all
manner of weirdness, evidence of which you can see above in our
slideshow of K Bonami and Karl Stevens's snapshots from the evening.
Mayor Tom Menino's quest to turn Boston into a world-class cycling city took another step forward today as the city officially announced plans to add bike lanes to the busy stretch of Mass. Ave between Symphony Hall and Boston Medical Center. The decision was announced officially at the Boston Bike Week event at City Hall Plaza this morning.
Until now, BP hasn't officially updated its 5,000-barrels-a-day estimate of the flow of crude oil into the Gulf. As we've pointed out, the company has said it's too busy trying to stop the spill to measure it. Today, BP made some time to update the public about its effort to siphon up some of the oil that's spewing into the Gulf, announcing that it's now collecting about 5,000 barrels of oil a day through a smaller tube that was inserted into one of two leaks.
As if it wasn't hard enough to eat "healthy" already, now another study has come out today that screams, "Grab a bag of chips instead!"
A new possible link was found between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and pesticides commonly used on fruits and veggies. A team of researchers from Harvard University and the University of Montreal found kids with higher concentrations of pesticides in their urine were more likely to develop ADHD than those kids with low cocentrations.
A whistleblower filed a lawsuit today to force the federal government to halt operations at another massive BP oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, alleging that BP never reviewed critical engineering designs for the operation and is therefore risking another catastrophic accident that could "dwarf" the company's Deepwater Horizon spill.
what can you do when everybody else over by the water cooler is talking about Lost? You do what you have
to do. First you use the wrench. Then the blowtorch. Then the knife. And, of
course, that doesn't work because . . . because torture
. . . doesn't
work! But how else to get the information? His cell phone - the chip,
the thing, the whatever you call it with all the information
- the SIM card! Of course of course! A horse is a horse, you piece of shit! The
SIM card's not in the phone so it's either up his ass or he swallowed it.
This week in the paper, our own Chris Faraone interviews journalist DAVE TOMPKINS on his new book, How to Wreck a Nice Beach, which outlines the history of the Vocoder. As it happens, we know some people who have access to a Vocoder, so above, listen to audio of Faraone reading a passage from Tompkins' book filtered through that very device (and set to images of vocoders, voice boxes, Russian flight attendants, fornicating astronauts, and hostage situations).
Today from noon till 4 pm, the Boylston Street location of Spike's Junkyard Dogs will be
celebrating their fourth anniversary in the hot dog game by offering up
free dogs (of both the beef and veggie variety). Also, we can report
that Spike himself will be in attendance. Whether this is an actual
pooch or a grown man in a dog suit is for you to find out.