The Crimson reports record numbers of Harvard students are showing up at the university clinic dead drunk - the economy is to blame, of course - and that college officials are worried about an upcoming event that mixes "alcohol and fire," which they are thinking is not the best of ideas.
Meanwhile, Harvardians tired of spoiling their own nest (vomit is so hard to get out of those 500-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets) can always go slumming at Tufts, which, as the paper informs its readers, is a school much like Harvard, only with fewer attractive people - but with more parties.
Rick Sawyer suggests really daring H-shirters try MIT next time.
NotloB surveys recent changes at the venerable Cambridge folk emporium.
J.L. Bell reports that in August, 1775, Gen. Washington had to issue an order to stop troops who were cooling off in the Charles from running naked on a bridge that stood where the Anderson now crosses the Charles:
The General does not mean to discourage the practice of bathing whilst the weather is warm enough to continue it, but he expressly forbids any person's doing it at or near the bridge in Cambridge, where it has been observed and complained of that many men, lost to all sense of decency and common modesty, are running about naked upon the bridge, while passengers, and even ladies of the first fashion in the neighborhood, are passing over it, as if they meant to glory in their shame.
Sam Baltrusis has a write-up and photos from her Hasty Pudding visit today.
Wicked Local Cambridge explains why you should never try to break up an argument in the Pit.
The Harvard Bookstore reports its most commonly stolen books are by Bukowski, Kerouac, and Burroughs.
David runs down all the Chinese restaurants within three miles of Out of Town News, finds all of them lacking. Mary Chung, he notes, is just outside his Circle of Desolation:
It's 3.2 miles along Mass Ave - give or take – between Mary Chung and Qing Dao Garden, and as far as I'm concerned, there’s not much to eat Chinese-wise along that strip, which encompasses three of the major squares of Cambridge. Sort of disgraceful, don't you think? ...
Beyond Boston Chic introduces us to Lyndon, who rocks everything from baggy Thai pants to a bowtie.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports on a Nov. 3 incident that ended with her chasing him down Mason Street after he decided she didn't match the criteria listed on the "erotic" Web site he found her on and so, naturally, he took her wallet.
We might start seeing late-nigh ads like this:
Via Sex and the Ivy.
And a woman who knows his type is amazed.
David shows Will Gilson of Garden at The Cellar doing just that at a recent charity event at the Charles Hotel.
Kate Mitchell was in Harvard Square on Saturday when, for some reason, "Friday Night Lights," which is about Texas high-school football, decided to film a scene there. Star Aimee Teegarden (r.), graciously gives out extra 'e's to fans, with the assistance of co-star Connie Britton.
Photo copyright Kate Mitchell. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.
Cambridge Community TV posts a video of his story of Ah.
Eliot Gelwan, a psychiatrist, mourns the loss of Brother Blue and struggles to find meaning in the death of an alcoholic in his hospital this week.
The legendary beret-wearing Harvard Square storyteller has died at 88. Wicked Local Cambridge reports, collects stories about him.
The Crimson reports the University of Michigan and, gasp, MIT, now get better media coverage than Harvard, according to some group that tracks that sort of thing.
Joel Brown writes up some award some saxophonist who went to Harvard is getting from the U, but, honestly, we couldn't read the post because we were too busy staring at the photo of the guy made up to look like the Jolly Green Giant. Only with a saxophone instead of a bag of peas.
Movie filming, of course. MBTA Transit Police tweet that the "secondary" entrances and exits will be open between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., but that you should expect "minor" crowds and delays.