Game 5 of the ALCS was about an hour from start-time when Nick Hornby took the stage at the Devotion School in Brookline last night. The first question from the floor concerned, not surprisingly, Hornby's take on the current Red Sox series -- given that Hornby's Fever Pitch, a book about English soccer fanatics, had been magically turned into a Farrelly Bros film about Red Sox obsessives, which in turn was famously forced to undergo several last-second rewrites as the real-life Sox miraculously won their first World Series in 81 years.
Friend: ... are you for real? you’re really going to a UFO convention?
Friend: you’re going willingly?
Friend: with people?
It’s been a secret dream of mine to attend a UFO event. I have long been intrigued by the paranormal.
I first heard about the idea of “leaf peeping,” I thought it was a joke. It was
in an episode of Family Guy, as I recall, and as I had never spent an
autumn in New England, I could only assume that the “hoards” of tourists who
descend like Hellfire on the Northeast “to watch the leaves change color” was
some kind of hyperbolic mockery of people with a severely bastardized concept
of both nature and vacations…
A soapbox food interview that verges on psychoelectronica, seriously: pseudonymous food critic MC Slim JB talks Darth-Vader-voice-distortion style to FNX about populace dining reviews "Eatin' good in Boston's 'hoods" and "Stuffed: The third-annual dining awards". It's probably some of the strangest shizz you've ever heard.
"Hosts offer the use of their couches, bathrooms, kitchens, and spare