Peter Berdovsky (the one with the hair) is originally from Belarus. His mother's still there. YourArlington.com reports (scroll past the poll) on a benefit show March 8 to help her get out:
... While staying in the United States I have been finding out that most of my family in totalitarian Belarus have been dying one by one in mysterious circumstances. Now, only my... Read more
Bostonist reminds us what happened one year ago today, with an e-postcard sent out by one of the participants (hint) . Also, local artistes remember with LED art all over the city. The one saving grace: Couple the anniversary with the news that Bruce Willis is coming to Boston to film a movie about run-amok androids or something and it gives... Read more
Mooninites! Boy, that's a word I was hoping I'd never have to hear again. But Associated Press did a whatever happened to? story on Peter Berdovsky, one of the Lite Brite boys, and the Herald followed up with its own story on how Berdovsky must be made to pay as hard as he can and now Geoff Edgers at the Globe is busy... Read more
The boys have done some community service at Spaulding Hospital, they showed up in court all contrite and polite and stuff and so now they're free to go.
Greg Reibman reports the Walnut Street parking lot at amazing Newton North High School was shut down - and a state police bomb robot (and the mayor) brought in - after the discovery of several potential bombs hanging on a fence. They turned out to be backpacks advertising some Web site - with fake money attached:
Police are comparing today's bomb scare to... Read more
... Does this mean all the flyers on all the lampposts in Allston will be regulated? Signs advocating electing a new slate of City Councilors? ...
Does this mean everyone whose commercial airs on... Read more
If you only see one movie this year, make it this one (Bostonians will love the clip of Brian Williams reporting with the fake Boston skyscraper over his shoulder):
... And let's face it. They had not done anything subversive at all, but were acting like they were these indie countercultural heroes. These tools got paid--what?--like, three hundred bucks each, to do Time-Warner's bidding? Not only were they media whores, they were cheap media whores. And they acted it all... Read more
It's all over when the fat lady sings, um, the Onion does a man-in-the-street about you:
... "What about all the Cheers shit you used to see around town? Man, that used to freak me out all the time."
I know I'll sleep easier tonight, knowing that John Stossel has finally weighed in on the whole thing:
... The news media went wild, with television stations interrupting programs for alerts, and breathless TV reporters talking about the "terrorism threat." This went on all day. ...
Tough talk from a man who once did a breathless feature on dwarf tossing.
Oh, and there's... Read more
The Manchester Union-Leader reports that police want to question a geocacher who left an Altoids box attached with magnets to an electrical panel outside a Shaw's as a prize for fellow geocachers (you know, those people who try to find things using their handheld GPS units).
... "I'm so embarrassed," Lord said last night. "I've heard of people who actually make their caches look... Read more
Boston, Cambridge, Somerville to share in marketing bonanza - state homeland security effort to also be thanked for its part in a Turner promotional campaign that garnered a formerly obscure cartoon series headlines around the world and mentions on all the late-night talk shows.
"I guess you CAN buy publicity like this!" a gleeful Turner executive probably smirked in the elevator ride down from... Read more
Yawn: Video of mooninites knocking down the Old State House and the Pru. But check out the USTrust flags flying near the Old State house. I miss USTrust.
You don't even have to actually whack any of the mooninites - just sit there and listen to Boston-accented mooninites take over Downtown Crossing, yelling "Bill Buckna!" and "Pahk the Cah!" and "Bucky Effin' Dent!" Should you get ambitious, you can whack 'em with your mouse and watch them disappear... Read more
Cruising YouTube for the latest Boston-related videos this afternoon, I found one video of Harry Potter going to Boston, where no one knows his name, and roughly 76,000 videos of people ranting about what chuckleheads we all are (I think this guy is the best). For some reason, somebody posted a clip of NBC's Brian Williams introducing a report on BOSTON TERROR... Read more