Though I never participated in full contact eating before this week’s Qdoba Burrito de Mayo showdown at Puma City, I’ve been a fan of such activities ever since I covered a sausage munching title bout in East Boston three years ago. In fact, considering how little I care about baseball, football, golf, hoops, and hockey, competitive eating might be my favorite sport beside Olympic karate.
Who doesn't love an old school film photo now and again?
Check out the Allston Film Archive group on Flickr, started by Allstonite Justin Stephens.
The group is always looking for submissions, so get snappin!
Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that HBO has ordered the first ten episodes of David Simon's Treme, about life in post-Katrina New Orleans. It will center on the jazz music scene, but it's probably safe to guess that Simon and co. will take a look at the various ways in which numerous agencies have let the city down.
Gay marriage passes Maine HouseWhat Baldacci will do is thus far unknown. [Portland Press Herald]
Guild, Globe reach dealThat's the last of the unions [Boston Globe]
Speculation mounts on Court pickAmusingly, Obama doing nothing is news [WaPo]
Biden talks PalestineUrges Israel to work towards a Palestinian state [LA Times]
adamcohen Breaking News: Brett Favre is addicted to attention. Stop feeding it. #enoughalready 05 May 2009 from TweetDeck CapnCrook07 I hope Brett Favre breaks both of his legs in some freak accident just so he has to stay retired. Honestly, fuck you Favre. 05 May 2009 from web
Pascal Kleiman has been at the forefront of underground music nearly his whole life. He's got more talent in his little toes than most DJs have in their whole system. Here's an amazing video of him spinning (and somehow smoking) with his feet.
For more on Pascal Kleiman visit his Web site: www.pascalkleiman.com
Pakistan talks to beginTown in Swat region evacuated as Obama renews focus [WaPo]
Obama also targeting offshore tax dodgesThis should be divisive. [Seattle Times]
Globe shutdown threat easedFor the time being, at least [Boston Globe]
Inhofe changing course?Climate-change denier now working with Al Gore [Guardian]
Saunders. As the president of the commonwealth’s official NORML chapter, Saunders
was the voluntary sacrificial lamb at the rally this past Saturday. At 4:20pm,
he took a small nugget and approached a police officer to provoke a $100 civil
penalty, which, after much hilarity and stupidity ensued, he was finally given.
A lot of funny to look foward to this week:
* The second annual AltCom! Alternative Comedy Festival runs from Thursday-Sunday featuring some of Boston's finest comedians/musicians/category straddlers (including this year's The Phoenix Best winner MC Mr. Napkins), who'll add local flavor to an all-star national act lineup that includes Janeane Garofalo, Rob Riggle, Eugene Mirman, the Upright Citizen's Brigade Touring Company, and The Onion
Globe negotiations ongoing
The Phoenix sure to have more later. [Boston Globe]
Jack Kemp dies
Ex-GOP VP nominee was 73 [MSNBC]
New 'Jumbo Kindle' to be unveiled? Possibly?
Could be print's savior? Possibly? [PC World]
LeBron wins MVP
artsboston Boston Phoenix article on Boston Cyberarts Festival http://bit.ly/o2X6a + schedule http://www.bostoncyberarts.org/ 30 Apr 2009 from web HighTalk Awesome story by Adam Reilly in the Boston Phoenix about the pending Boston Globe closure: http://tinyurl.com/cpylqz 30 Apr 2009 from web
Mike Diskin clowns around with The Sandbox clowns, 101.7 WFNX
Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 counts of fraud, money laundering, perjury and theft in Music. The judge in charge of Madoff's sentencing received 113 victim statements yesterday. His sentencing is now set for later this month. What would you give Madoff?
Souter steps downWe haven't had a chance to review his record, but we salute his timing. [NY Times]
Swine flu hits HarvardDental school student has "probable" case. [Boston Globe]
Jay Severin suspendedBut why, exactly? [Globe]
Bulls beat Celtics If you didn't dislike Joakim Noah before, Celtics fans.