The kidlet and I packed up a pillow and headed over to Cambridge Common today for the annual pillow fight (on the Orange Line into town, we spied a couple heading to the anime show; we concluded they were nerdier than us because the... Read more
if you'd wandered by Cambridge Common at about 3:00 this afternoon, you'd have seen a bunch of people beating the heck out of each other. And loving it.
In the good old days:
students, instructors, businesspeople, politicans, and the bad 'ole common folk', found they could get a good - clear - reproduction, of their documents, essays, books, legal forms, butts, flyers political propagranda, music events, menues, and un-numerous other items by visiting establishments known as "Copy Shops"
These establishments offered copies of any single 8x11 sheets for anywhere from maybe 15... Read more
While there is a bio by Frank, and another about the Mrs., There should be a compilation of the experiences of the followers, customers, employes, etc of this renouned establishment that for so many years anchored the heart and soul of the Square.
I rember asking Frank "who is the tall guy that walks in every morning, pours his own coffee, maybe gets a danish... Read more
Aunt Sophies, Cronins, Hungry Charlies, Jeffs Kitchen, Joe's Place, Mug 'n Muffin, Zum Zum.
A company founded by a Harvard professor is rolling out inhalable coffee, the Crimson reports:
In celebration of the official launch, a group of 30 Le Whif employees and fans gathered yesterday in Cambridge restaurant Tory Row to sample the newly released inhalable coffee lipstick-sized tubes—each of which contains the same amount of caffeine as one shot of espresso.... Read more
The Crimson reports Harvard officials are going to do everything they can to keep freshmen from dumping a whole truckload of fizzies - and burning boats - into the Charles River next week:
Committee members at yesterday's monthly meeting approved plans to discourage the annual "River Run," which they characterized as an unsafe, alcohol-laden pseudo-tradition.
“We're trying to tell people they shouldn't do it,"... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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.