When we first offered up our recent Bill O'Reilly discovery
to the hounds of the Internet, we knew that would prick up more than a
few interested ears. It would have been remarkable enough that the same
falafel-loving Fox news blowhard who's earned his spot in our Unsexiest
hall of fame (#58 and 2006, and #16 in 2007) wrote for the Phoenix way
back in the ‘70s.
If you’ve got a smartphone, Facebook friends, and a pulse, you’ve probably been subjected to friends checking in on Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, and now Facebook Places. So you’re already sick of Foursquare’s mayors – and the last thing you want to hear about is Yet Another One of Those Things. But SCVNGR, a Cambridge-based startup that has Google’s backing and a mandate to build “the game layer on top of the world,” has been quietly outpacing its larger rivals in location gaming, and this week it begins a hometown blitz that could change that game for good.
There are people out there that are just dying to get into the
record business...but this probably isn't exactly what most of them have in mind. For a nominal fee of just £2000 (a little over $3,000) a UK company called And Vinyly will press the ashes of your cremated body into up to 30 records, so that you and your loved ones can rock out together post-mortem.
I nearly jumped out of my chair this past Saturday morning when, reading the morning's New York Times over espresso and trying to steel myself for the upcoming Glenn Beck speech on the anniversary of the Martin Luther King "I have a dream" speech (which I witnessed in person and reported on for a New Jersey newspaper), I came across the following sentence on Page One in Eric Lichtblau's piece "Financier’s Largess Shows G.
Two random notes on last night's Mad Men. Above and center is Danny Strong, the guy who played the young SCDP job applicant who was so pivotal to last night's episode, back when he was on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Surely there has been another Whedon-verse actor on Mad Men at some point besides just him and Vincent Kartheiser, no? Nobody is coming to mind, though it should be noted that former Buffy writer Marti Noxon also wrote for this show.
ESPN's Chris Fosberg uploads the video: the Green Monster is alive and well in Boston. And no, he's not wearing a Celtics jersey -- he's wearing a UFC t-shirt. Below, from the Hynes Convention Center earlier this afternoon, Shaq takes questions about joining the Big Three and sharing a locker with Big Baby, then gets ground-and-pounded by some little white kid in a Tapout shirt.
Forget four-square. In fact, forget Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Friendster
(does that even still exist?) and every other Internet time-suck you
spend the bulk of your work day (ahem, er, weekend) perusing. Some enterprising marijuana-gourmand found a moment for some good-old fashioned
productivity (hear that, naysayers?) in the midst of all that toking and
created this site
As the time-honored adage goes: "you're nobody until someone makes a
punk-rock song out of something stupid you said on camera." Or something along those lines.
Well, regardless. Antoine "They're Raping Everyone Out Here!" Dodson has
made something of a name for himself just by having an opinion about
Faneuil Hall is a small meeting room with a really big painting ("Webster's Reply To Hayne"), which produces a telescopic effect -- this makes it a favorite with underdogs of all stripes. The Republican candidate for Governor, Charlie Baker, is running a TV ad presently that shows him lecturing from this stage, as shot from toe-level, which feels a bit heavy handed.
The UFC's fan expo at the Hynes Convention Center was still under construction this afternoon, but they made sure the replica octagon was in place just after lunch, so the media could come down and watch the headliners go through their paces. After a couple of rounds of light sparring with their seconds, Hometown dudes KENNY FLORIAN and DAN LAUZON sat down to take questions about their past losses, upcoming fights, and brawling in front of Boston's first-ever UFC audience.
READ: Bill O'Reilly, ELI WALLACH ON ACTORS AND ACTING [February 5, 1974]
READ: Bill O'Reilly, THE DEVIL BEHIND THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES [April 30, 1974]
Bill O’Reilly is many things. He’s loud. He’s popular. He's unsexy. He can be a bit rude. And as some suspect, he might be too smart for what he’s saying
Mehran + Matt D.
+ Sara Heggan | Comedy show | House of Blues front room, 15 Lansdowne St, Boston
| August 26 @ 9 pm | 888.693.2583
"Gold" Summer Party
| Fashion show with gold-painted models and contemporary clothes and
accessories | Rumba at the InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Ave, Boston
| August 27: 9 pm-1 am | intercontinentalboston.
In the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina, an order circulated among
New Orleans police authorizing officers to shoot looters, according to
present and former members of the department.
It's not clear how broadly the order was communicated. Some officers who
heard it say they refused to carry it out.
EL PASO, TEXAS - It's the West Texas city that Whole Foods
forgot, though the chain started up in Austin.
Trader Joe's also has snubbed this blue-collar, poverty-socked metropolis with
its majority Mexican-American population. Even All the Pretty Horses author
Cormac McCarthy, a long-time citizen, has gone up the road to the fashionable
environs of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Due to various factors, we will not be live-discussing last evening's Mad Men, but if you have some trenchant observation about the episode you wish to share, by all means do so in the comments. We will return next week at our regularly-scheduled day and time.