1240 pm today 90 yrs old
Channel surfing, we just ran across a movie where Boston has an 87th precinct, across the street from the Orange Line el, Yul Brynner plays an evil-doer and Raquel Welch is a detective urged to get a bite to eat at a cafeteria on Tree-mont. She might've been paired with a detective played by Burt Reynolds, but somebody set him on fire. Plus, he's married to a deaf woman. Yes, of course, we're watching Fuzz, which was based on a New York book that for some reason the directors decided to base in Boston.
And thanks to Matt Robare, we know that somebody stitched together all the El scenes from the movie:
NBC Boston reports unease over reports that Russian spy ship has been spotted "in the waters off the coast of Connecticut," although the report adds that means international waters, not Long Island Sound.
Fortunately, we're still at the slapstick comedy phase of things; here's hoping things don't progress to Dr. Strangelove or Fail Safe mode.
Tory Bullock tries to set the record straight about Boston for people who live westa Worcester.
In its daily word tweet today, Merriam-Webster writes:
The difference between a commonwealth & a state is
1) modern moonlight
2) 128 when it's dark outside
H/t Chris Devers.
The owner of Delicias Dominicanas, 635 Hyde Park Ave., vowed this morning to avoid a repeat of a late-night November incident in which Boston Police detectives found karaoke booming out of the place at levels far higher than allowed by city code. Read more.
WBUR reports on the 40-year lease.
The MetroWest Daily News reports the death of Virginia Lucier, longtime arts-and-entertainment reporter for the News.
It might be hard to imagine today, but Framingham used to be something of an entertainment mecca - performers would often do shows at the old Chateau de Ville rather than in town - and Lucier was there to interview them all over a 50-year career.
Elizabeth Tedesco, better known to 1980s Kiss 108 listeners as Lisa Lipps, died Tuesday. She was 59.
Sean Burns, for one:
The movie spends so much time fellating its bogus hero, were it about an actual living person “Patriots Day” would feel like a North Korean propaganda film. ...
The filmmakers have no time for civilian heroes like Carlos Arredondo, who you surely remember as the man in the cowboy hat from that iconic finish line photo. Here he’s been erased from history to make more room to celebrate the phony white movie star hero.
Last week, NBC Boston said they planned on increasing the coverage for WBTS in Metro Boston by leasing temporary signal space in the form of a digital sub channel from WMFP at the “FM-128” broadcasting site in Needham. NBC Boston said this new digital sub channel should appear on channel 60.5 on December 20th. Read More.
Casey Affleck brings out his inna Dunk's. But, um, khed, they haven't sold crullas in years.
Brandeis Now posts the list, although looks like they need to do some more research: They list Gates "Dr. Crusher" McFadden but not her classmate, Louise "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" Lasser (nor the Lasser-inspired mention of Brandeis in "Annie Hall"). And where's movie producer and writer (and, OK, convicted felon) Jack Abramoff?
H/t fellow Brandeis alum Martin Leiberman.
The Boston City Council today approved a measure that would let city small businesses have acoustic musicians play without having to get a permit from the city. The proposal was sponsored by at-large Councilor Michelle Wu.
Ooh, it really makes me wonder: Did Robert Plant move to Boston? Eastie Strong noticed this SUV today.
A petulant woman struggling to get to the front of a concert at the Paradise on Oct. 19 decided one way to clear her way was to get a small cannister of Mace out from her purse and start spraying the people around her, police and venue officials told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.
I get treated like Ebenezer Scrooge at holiday time. After all, there is no investment advisor in Boston’s Enchanted Village. But rather than admonish my readers to rein in spending, I’m recommending you treat yourself this season.