Letâ€™s just say that this is a flavor whose time has come. With all the news coverage about this very local favorite treat, and the bloggers coming alive with posts about Fluff and Fluffernutter memories I am surprised to have seen nothing so far about Brighamâ€™s new ice cream flavor. I suppose, however, Senator Barrios must enjoy no longer being the butt of so many jokes, and perhaps one to many Fluffernutter sandwiches. Unless this was all part of Brighamâ€™s stealth campaign to remind adults of a taste from their childhood. The free advertising for Durkee-Mower was just gravy, or grape jelly as former Massachusetts company Welchâ€™s Jelly weighed in on the merits of jelly as a partner to peanut butter. Perhaps a taste off is in order. Maybe Sen. Barrios, and Representative Reinstein both Democrats, with one hopes' more important issues to deal with in the future, could be drafted to do a blind taste test.
We'd just gotten out of the Pleasant Cafe on Washington Street in Roslindale around 8:40 tonight when two cruisers, blues flashing, came roaring up the street from the direction of West Roxbury.
They were Dedham cruisers. A Boston cruiser followed, also at high speed. Then another. Then another Dedham patrol car. Then another Boston cruiser and another. By the time it was all over, the count was something like three Dedham cruisers, four or five Boston cruisers and three unmarked cars with blue lights flashing from their dashes. They roared through Roslindale Square and then we lost track of them.
Lisa Williams reports on a meeting called to discuss the fate of the Someday Cafe - whose landlord wants to lease the space to a crepe restaurant (and we all know how successful the Magic Pan was).
Spatch is trying hard to believe that the letters are actually written by editors on slow days, because they're just too incredibly stupid to be written by normal people:
.. This belief, however optimistically misguided, is the only thing that keeps me from slowly tearing the paper up into little tiny strips while on the train and then garnering the attention of the one person riding who'd Say Something if they Saw Something. ...
Kristy, who moved from Davis Square to the home of the Automile, counts 'em down:
... My neighbors are all really friendly and nice, and are not 19-year-old college students who will throw "ragers" every weekend. It's a family neighborhood. (Yes, I recognize that listing this makes me sound old.) ...
Chaz, active in the local leather scene, discusses the death of Adrian Exley, who went missing from Lynn in April and whose body was found in Rhode Island. And he wonders if he might still be alive if the media had picked up the missing-persons bulletin Lynn Police issued in April. This was after Exley disappeared after traveling from London (via Boston) possibly to meet Gary Leblanc, who killed himself last week, reportedly leaving behind instructions on where to find Exley's body.
On Boston Crazy Driving, Tim notes the latest appearance of SYMS graffiti in an improbable place, this time on the giant sign hanging over I-93 alerting drivers to exits 11A and B in Dorchester:
... But he ran out of room and could only paint SYM on it. It was painted in black with a white outline. There were other markings in red paint that said R.I.P. for someone, apparently turning the tag into a tribute. ...
BPDNews reports on a triple shooting (non-fatal) in Dorchester, a literal case of backstabbing, also in Dorchester (and also not fatal), and an attempted armed robbery on the Common (note to criminals: If you try to hold somebody up, your getaway plan probably shouldn't involve stopping in a nearby bar first).
Michael Feldman ponders the Banana Bunker, a $5 ribbed plastic covering that will help end this nation's epidemic of squashed bananas and which also looks like something you'd find in a Good Vibrations catalog:
... Now, thanks to Paul Stemple and the Banana Bunker, squishability may be a thing of the past. ...
He links to this Globe interview with Stemple, who lives in the Fort Point Channel area and who says anybody who is reminded of anything prurient is just a perv, more or less. One size fits all, up to 10 inches.
Carmen's shuttle lands at Logan just in time for her to see a casket escorted off another plane:
... There was an honor guard of chartreuse emergency vehicles lining the runway, lights flashing, and there was a hearse. ... I'm ashamed that the war has not been top of mind. It will be now.
A photo with a bostonherald.com story on same-sex marriage proclaims:
Rabbi Daniel Judson (reform jewish) of Temple Beth David in Canton speaks to media against gay marriage.
As Mass. Marrier points out, Judson, in fact, is very much in favor of same sex marriage:
... In 2005, Rabbi Judson was presented the Signer's Award at the Massachusetts State House from the Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry, for his efforts to ensure the right to marry for gays and lesbians. He organized 100 Rabbis to sign an ad in the Boston Globe in support of gay and lesbian marriage. ...
Speaking of that story, in which Cardinal Sean O'Malley called for a referendum on the gay-marriage issue, Car Pundit is amazed that the cardinal now favors democracy:
When did the Catholic Church decide it was a good idea to let people make their own decisions? ...
Beth says Martinez's shellacking almost went too far. After that dropped ball by Lastings Milledge, she thought:
... I wished right then that it was over. I wished the Mets manager would pull him. I wanted there to be mercy. But there wasn't. ... This was defeat. I root for the laundry as much as anyone, but you might as well have drawn a moustache on the Mona Lisa right in front of me. I want the Sox to win at absolutely all times, but I never wanted to see that. ...
Kristen was not quite so sympathetic:
... We're so accustomed here in Boston to hearing Pedro's claims about a lack of respect that we made sure to give it to him. Over and over again. ...
The Chief notes Dan Shaughnessy's long awaited Pedro column:
It was Dan's long awaited take on the even-longer awaited return of Pedro MartÃnez to Fenway Park. It was hard to say which one stunk worse. ...
Aaron Margolis throws his support behind a movement by west-of-Worcester conservatives to boycott Massachusetts because of Ted Kennedy's stance on immigration, even though he doubts it will result in any changes: Chappaquiddick, Chappaquiddick, Chappaquiddick:
... So let's see if the message gets to the voters...I'm not holding my breath for a huge blow to the state economy. I'm stuck in this state for the time being, so I'll have to depend on you guys outside the state line to boycott on my behalf.
Police report a boy, 23 months, was taken Monday evening to Boston Medical Center suffering cardiac arrest; he was pronounced dead at the hospital.