Last night in Santa Monica, CA, the 16-year-long manhunt for South
Boston Irish mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger came to an end. The
81-year-old Bulger was number one on the FBI's most wanted list from
1995 until 9/11/01 for "his role in 19 murders committed from the early
1970s through the mid-1980s in connection with his leadership of an
organized crime group that allegedly controlled extortion, drug deals,
and other illegal activities in the Boston, Massachusetts, area,"
according to the Feds.
Amanda Palmer = Stephen King?
Behold the Internet's latest triumph of cultural appropriation: I Write Like.
The website, founded by a 27-year-old Russian software programmer named
Dmitry Chestnykh, is basically every wanna-be literati's
morning-mirror-self-pep-talk session: Plug in a couple paragraphs of
your best wordsmithery, and I Write Like will tell you which esteemed
author your writing most resembles.
The more I get into Alex Zaitchik's excellent Glenn Beck expose, Common Nonsense, the more I've been thinking about Boston's pathetic second tier gasbag, Howie Carr. It must hurt to know that no matter how much ignorance and manufactured populism he vomits, he'll never have a fraction of the flag waving slobs behind him that nationally syndicated frauds like Beck enjoy on radio and television.