Sept. 17, 2015 will always be in our fahkin' hahts, Jay!
H/t Nichole for the reminder.
That live among us (and also the strange things we see in the water). Before these two, there was the Portsmouth, RI incident:
RIP Joey's leg
with the pornstache and earring is a terrific storyteller, has probably dined out on that anecdote ever since. Awesome Anchorman hair on the remote reporter, too. My brother was once married to a girl from Portsmouth, RI; she had the exact same accent as that lady, poor soul, by which I mean both of them.
When I was growing up on the South Coast, our mysterious marine menace was the Portuguese man o' war, a fantastical, literal gasbag of a creature that looks like it just beamed in from Planet Clare, with its 30-foot-long, kid's-birthday-party-streamer-colored tentacles that produced a godawfully painful sting and giant red welts if you were unwary enough to tread on one stranded on the beach, even a dead one.
And yes, the specious folk medicine of the time counseled pissing on a fresh sting as an effective counteragent. I don't hear about them at all anymore, but in my salad days, every kid got a Boogeyman-style parental lecture about them on the way to Horseneck or Jones Park Beach.
I got close to one once, noticed some oddly pretty seaweed-looking things gently waving around my ten-year-old-feet as I was standing in about six inches of water. Looked up, saw that weird big soap-bubble with the Spanish lady's fan on top bobbing 20 feet away, jumped probably three feet in the air when it dawned on me what I was looking at – no damage beyond nearly soiling myself from adrenaline. A rare micro-moment of absolute terror burned into my young brain, still vivid decades later.
Nature, man. Such a bizarre organism, not so much an individual creature as a collective of cooperative bits, drifting with the currents, no real means of locomotion, just depending on unlucky fish to stumble into its extravagant, particolored, venom-laced tail. In other words: "Ohmygawd, Jerry, it's a fahkin' AAALIEN jellyfish, Jerry! Get that stick, Jerry, poke it!"
The treatment for jellyfish stings is not piss, but vinegar.
We be full of both on ye old Universal Hub.
I'm a big fan of the scowling children-of-the-corn in the background that strangely look like they have adult faces on child-size bodies.
And just the location general: a gravel shore with danger sign because of passing boat traffic. But yet they drive from Fall River to swim there.
Then segway to walking in on Joey "cleaning" his leg in the bay, "how long were you bleeding in the water Joey?"
"I BLED FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF!"
And keep in mind, while it looks like it was filmed n 1987, it's actually Portsmouth, RI in 2007. That place is like the land that time forgot.
Every moment of this segment made my day.
-"Imagine swimming mindlessly"
-the unlit cigarette
-"Grabbed her by the ass, or rear end"
-Joey Mallo's leg???
-4+ minutes of solid reporting, 10 seconds of actual investigation
Thank you for sharing.
Baby Wheel Kehd
Revere Tornado "which dunks?" segment
Simpson's Boston Episode
The Town "Wicked F'n Short Version"
I'm sure there are others - Hey Adam - how about a Universal Hub Virtual Short Film Festival!
“Here Comes the Pizza!”
that there are no clips of Dean, of Dean's Home Furniture, saying "IT'S A NO BRAINA!" on youtube. someone should rectify that immediately.
Also for boston hall of fame:
Casey Affleck's Dunkin' skit from SNL
Any Kennedy Carpet Cleaning commercial from before like 2010. the older, the better. "AWWW MUAWWW"
"I'm the mayuh of Dunkies"
And the guys who stole the Sox banner.
"We want to get a little somethin' for our troubles..."
like this guy, with excruciatingly similar patter. This clip is in my pantheon of Most Charmingly Dumbfuck Masshole Moments ever, I mean, evah. Every modestly-clutch Bruins play on TV got a similar Oh-my-fahking-gawd-do-you-fahking-beLEEEVE-that-Chommie? treatment, repeated twenty times in case you didn't get the point the first nineteen times. But this is the gold standard.
Looks like a sunfish to me. Not that unusual.
Yup. A baby mola mola whale ; )
mola mola wheel, kehd
An ocean sunfish, not a little crappie sunfish
In a Ben Affleck/ Matt Damon Boston based movie. :)
a extra in the next movie...
Boston harbor language
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