New Years Eve, 2009 →
First Night? Not a single event in Allston. But given their taste (“the hilarious Dane Cook”), screw em, drink local. Harper’s Ferry – Back to the Future party (Billy Idol + Pat Benetar…
three hundred and five to three hundred... →
two hundred seventy-four to three hundred and four →
Reverse tip →
My waitress last night left me this penny with our bill. I’m not sure why. 0 people like this post. Like?
Almost Avatar →
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Red & sad eyes →
A parting shot from Maya, who has left Boston for warmer climes.
From Glenville Terrace →
My car is back in the shop. :/ 0 people like this post. Like?
This is the house I was born in. →
Took a little road trip down to Westerly today. 0 people like this post. Like?
Jingle Blast 2.0 →
The second annual Jingle Blast has finally found a date that makes most folks happy. So henceforth we’re officially on for Saturday January 2nd, 9am. We will be meeting in the North End to…
Terrorizing him? Or teaching him to fly? →
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Fun people brunch →
Shared by nanio All I want(ed) for Christmas was a “like” button. 3 people like this post.
Fun people brunch →
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Zat You Santa Claus? →
The Music Tapes over on Greylock Rd, a bit earlier this month. Thanks to Amanda James for the early xmas present. The Music Tapes Caroling – ‘Zat You Santa Claus? from …
How we make reindeer-red noses around here. →
Me and mine →
Me and mine wish you and yours a very merry late festivus, chistmas eve, solar new years, kwanzakkah, verdukian sing-along etc. May your face stay rum-flush, your fingers warm and your…
The Physics of Santa Claus →
When I work out the numbers for Santa — moving as fast as he does, exposed to the air — I find that he needs to dissipate 57 trillion Joules of heat every second to avoid burning up like meteors…
Looking for Your Perfect Present at the Used Book... →
January 2010: Kurt Andersen on the Large Hadron... →
cern may be the closest thing real life has to Hogwarts, an institution where arcane arts amounting to sorcery are pursued by a cultish guild of masters and their young protégés.
The Honest $10000 SPAM →
Finalists for AP Female Athlete of the Year are... →
First things first, congratulations to tennis great Serena Williams for winning top honors. But upon closer inspection you may notice that two of the athletes listed are not human beings. Zenyatta…
Only a lucky few get snowmen… →
Disgraced-public-figure holiday form letter →
Of course, I regret the (racketeering/Ponzi scheme/sex tape/award show microphone-snatching/affair/affairs/many, many affairs). I can only blame (myself/my insane Alaskan baby-grandma/that one…
Mummy Was A Robot, Daddy Was A Small Non-Stick... →
Plants Want to Live, Too →
It’s a small daily tragedy that we animals must kill to stay alive. Plants are the ethical autotrophs here, the ones that wrest their meals from the sun. Don’t expect them to boast: they’re too…
Winter Solstice →
Trying to find a little light wherever I can.
Happy Solstice! →
Purchasing the same gift for everyone on your... →
Books are a rich but difficult category. (I’d argue they still make better gifts than DVDs, even if the latter has replaced the former in our hearts, minds, and shelves.) I generally love giving…
Cookie Party F.A.Q. →
I would estimate that for this year’s cookies I used around 15 pounds of flour, 12 pounds of butter, and more than 10 pounds of sugar (granulated, natural, brown, sanding, and powdered). Many of the…
Some very bad math for the holiday season... →
With respect to this and much apologies to all the “shoulders of giants.” Whereby: (1) mystery tweet = M2c2(A/π)(mx+b)-XF(q/t) And given that: (1.a) A = πR2 (area of a circle) (1.b) y =…
D.C. Cop Freaks Out Over Snowball Fight–Brandishes... →
Almost Christmas →
Christmas countdown? I don’t know what kind of Christmas countdown I can muster given that I still don’t have a tree and have yet to buy a single gift. But regardless this has been a…
Pat Patriot →
In honor of this weekend’s Patriots win over Buffalo, one from Andrea photo-walking around town in today’s snow.
Spectacular sunset after such a dreary day. On Cambridge Street coming over the Pike.
Goondog’s been snuffing under snow. →
Sibs’ lunch →
Yeah, no chance. →
So complete fail on trying to get free tickets for the public skate at Fenway yesterday morning. After waiting near the back of this ominously long line til 9:45 or so I heard someone say…
Z picks the coldest night of the year to come... →
Christmas Rotunda →
Cheesecake, technically not a pie. →
Yet I plan to win the pie bakeoff with this guy anyway.
On avoiding those with “crazy looking hair” →
Didn’t see anything about this Saturday night stabbing in the Globe or elsewhere. Fortunately Adam is (mysteriously) all-knowing. Police charge Monivireak Meas, 24, went berserk with a knife,…
The OCMD Mixtape: Best Covers 2009 →
The OCMD Mixtape: Best Covers 2009 “Steel and Glass” (John Lennon) – Alberta Cross “Walk A Thin Line” (Fleetwood Mac) – Atlas Sound “Kundalini Express” (Love and Rockets)…
Adventures in bumper cars →
Saturday my car got a little smashed up. Not as exciting as it sounds. Dog & I are fine. Sunday, driving home in the dark rain, merging onto the interstate with no driver’s side mirror, I…
Fruit & Quiche →
Free lunch today!
How Long Could Luke Survive in a Tauntaun? →
If the Tauntaun died of cardiac arrest due to hypothermia with an average body temperature of 75 F (23 C), and if Tauntaun blood freezes at 28.4 F (-2 C), then Han has roughly 56 minutes to…
Your own private Winter Classic →
Free tickets to skate on the post-Winter Classic ice at Fenway are being given away around town Saturday morning, 9-11am. The Allston location is at Jackson-Mann, Adam has a full list for…
Russian Barber Shop →
2009 in photos (part 1 of 3) →
Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy →
Trying for a Christmas card for JHH, tricky to get all of em happy at the same time.
Waiting for something to happen. →
Critter & Old Folks →