Nothing gets me
less hot and steamy than watching mainstream news outlets do the annual round
of articles about grinding at the prom. This year - as usual - the only thing
funnier than the parochial media descriptions of gymnasium dry humping are the
goofy prude school administrators who make this an issue.
Comediennes Giulia Rozzi and Margot Leitman host "Stripped Stories," a night of sexual storytelling that regales titillated audiences with tales of wet/hot/sweet/sweaty/awkward lovin'. The show hit Mottley's Comedy Club last month, featuring Rozzi, Leitman, Jess Sutich, and Mindy Raf.
Our very good friends at the Institute of Contemporary Art aren't kidding when they brag that Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson don't perform together often. They don't. But downtown's unofficial First Couple are playing together May 1 in what the ICA is touting as "their first East Coast appearance as a duo."
this man is likely to get laid this weekend
The brows will furrow and the pens will squeal this Sunday, April 5, as wordsters from across (and down) New England compete in the Boston Crossword Puzzle Tournament from 1-4 p.m. at the Harvard University Science Center.
New York Times puzzle editor and King of Crosswords Will Shortz will “entertain” spectators as brainy contestants vie for the shortest time to complete four new, never-before-seen Times crosswords.
World renowned journalist and staff writer for the New Yorker Adam Gopnik spoke yesterday on his new book Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln and Modern Life at the Brookline Booksmith.Full mp3 audio of his reading after the jump . . .
News continues to be bad: Jobless claims rise again. [Bloomberg]
G20 protests turn violent: One man dies, dozens arrested. [Guardian]
North Korea talking launch: This sounds like a concern. [AP]
Obama gives the Queen an iPod: I guess that makes sense [CBS]
Guiding Light canceled: 72 years on the air is impressive no matter what.
The first of April is an interesting phenomenon. It's as if everyone- including the biggest news outlets, corporations, and entertainers in the world- gets a free ticket to do and say whatever they want, all in the name of comedy. Not that the holiday isn't appreciated, especially at a time when everyone could use a laugh. Here are a few of our favorite pranks from the first half of April Fool's Day, 2009.
Remember Bill Ayers? The man the McCain campaign tried to tie to Obama so they could say he "palled around with terrorists" and is a distinguished education professor? His invitation to speak at Boston College was just cancelled. Leaving many things up to the imagination and up for question.
In the wake of Fox’s new reality TV show More to Love we, as sensible viewers, must ask the question: has television finally lost all credibility? A cross between ratings giants (pun intended) The Biggest Loser and The Bachelor, this show will capitalize on all the ingredients that help turn on a normal reality-TV audience. It will still have the Jacuzzis and sensual massages, but this show will toss in the extra twist of totally eradicating any eye candy what-so-ever.
“I’m just hoping to restart my modeling career by, ya know, getting noticed” -- Bank of America Bombshell
The Boston Phoenix has scored an exclusive interview with the mannequin who chained
herself to the door of Bank of America in Kenmore Square yesterday to
protest banking and global warming -- and sparked a bomb-scare. We chatted over drinks at Eastern Standard, after she posted $500,000 bail.The interview, and her history in archival photos, after the jump >>
Now there are more reasons to brush and floss your teeth than just having bad breath and food stuck in your back molars. Research out of Buffalo University in New York is leading some to believe that the more germs in your mouth, the more likley you are to have a heart attack! Now if that doesn't make you want to floss, nothing will!
Charges dropped against Stevens?: Still guilty of senile irrelevance. [Washington Post]
Franken looks likely: Wins a key ruling in Minnesota. [Gawker]
Obama's in England: Hopefully he brought a better gift for Gordon Brown this time. [Guardian]
About that virus: Apparently it's not doing anything.