This thing pictured above is a bicycle. You're going to see more and
more of them in the coming weeks and months. Quick word of advice: if
you see one hurtling towards you, you may want to get out of its way. Before
I even start speaking, I know what you're thinking: "great, here comes
some other entitled bike-riding asshole who's telling everyone else to
be safe while he's tearing ass in and out of traffic and running red
lights!" Understand: I agree, to an extent, that a lot of cycle
advocates preach a lot more than they practice.
About those torture authorizationsObama does indeed leave the door open for prosecution [MSNBC]
And that includes Rice, othersRice, Ashcroft, Cheney among those giving the early go-ahead for torture [LA Times]
Obama targeting credit card companiesThis could get interesting [CNN]
FDA eases "Plan B" access
Thousands of activists from all over the country will unite at the Commons this Saturday in a joint effort to increase awareness in the fight against child abduction and brutality in Northern Uganda.
Obama heads to IowaMakes pitch for renewable energy on Earth Day [Des Moines Register]
Freddie Mac CEO found deadApparent suicide [WaPo]
More on alleged Craigslist Killer Police claim he had gambling problems [Boston Globe]
Report: Fairey prosecutor works at bar showcasing Fairey's work
John Wayne's advice on being a star, as recounted by Michael Caine in New York magazine:
“Never wear suede shoes, because one day, Michael, you’ll be taking a piss, and the guy next to you will recognize you, and he’ll turn toward you and say, ‘Michael Caine!’ and piss all over your shoes.”
It took 30 milligrams of (legally prescribed) Ritalin for me to get through Margaret Talbot’s 10-page New Yorker piece about the so-called “underground world of ‘neuroenhancing’ drugs.” Though it was just brought to my attention this morning, I felt compelled to examine and respond to her tome in a timely manner; when there’s a slight chance that my drugs of choice are coming under fire, I tend to reflexively rebut.
In the words of Keith Murray: Marathon Monday was all that and a big bag of chips with the dip. In less time than it takes to transform from preppy med student to accused homicidal maniac, I managed to: spend an obscene amount of cash on beer, booze, and nachos; Twitter like an Adderall-addled adolescent; convince Boston Police officers that I was a Herald sports reporter; get caught not being a Herald sports reporter; squander my journalistic integrity for a sweet free pair of Nike LunarGlides that won’t drop until August; teach a tripping meathead who lost his buddies at the Sox game how to use an ATM and catch a cab back to Melrose; laugh at spectators who were - for some odd reason - dressed like they were running themselves; remind folks that you don’t have to actually run a marathon to say you ran a marathon; and, finally, spend three straight hours modeling a blood and vomit moustache on my filthy bathroom floor.
General David Petraeus, the top American commander for Iraq and Afghanistan, speaks at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government at 4 p.m. today. His talk -- which can be viewed on a live webcast here -- is part of a tribute to the more than 300 veterans now studying at Harvard. The U.S. Central Command commander and Army Colonel H.
Real-life undertaker J. CANNIBAL's "Feast of Flesh" series brings together our fair city's favorite things: zombies and naked girls. (Don't look at us: We were only there to see Cemetery Man, we swear.) But being as it transpired at the stroke of Easter Sunday, we felt obliged to capture some of the historic, breath-taking performances by BLACK CAT BURLESQUE and friends -- not to mention a pretty fantastic zombie costume contest.
Ms. California, Carrie Prejean, became infamous Sunday night during the Ms. America pageant after she spread her bigotted opinions about gay marriage out to the world.
The Boston Baby Dolls were to have had a zoning-board hearing tonight on the BBDs' proposed HQ -- which some local politicians have been attempting to tart up, as if they were running a brothel instead of a dance studio. Instead, the board meeting has been pushed back to May 19 [click for details], which will give the BBDs a chance to speak their case to local residents in an open public forum on May 6.
'Craigslist killer' arrestedAlleged murderer a BU med student [Boston Globe]
Pulitzers announcedWe haven't read any of these [Pulitzer.org]
FBI goes domesticAdds first domestic terrorist to most-wanted list [USA Today]
Some people ran Merga, Kosgei win marathon. [Globe and Mail]
Well, by now we all know not to respond to those e-mails promising
millions of dollars will come our way if only we allow our bank
accounts to be used as conduits for smuggling money out of Nigeria, or
South Africa, or wherever.
But what do we do when someone
purporting to be a member of the US military makes us the same offer?
Isn't it our money in the first place, this money being shifted out of
Iraq? The quandary deepens.
Really, birth control in all its shapes and sizes is a woman's job, except for the condom. It's the one thing that can really protect against STDs and it's "supposed" to be a man's job to have them ready when needed, although let's be honest at least AT LEAST 50 percent of the time women are actually the ones with these things in our purses just in case. So should we rejoice that the FDA has passed the newest, cheapest condom for females?