This week, two—possibly three, or maybe more—not particularly bright asshole millennials discovered a terrible new way get attention. Then, for an encore, they figured out a way to shut down a mid-sized American city today.
After shooting some people and robbing a store last night, like total morons, one of the idiots actually managed to simply disappear, despite being in a shoot-out with police, in which the other main numbnuts was killed, and despite every law enforcement person in New England looking for him.
TV news spent most of the morning trying desperately to not be underfoot while people were actually trying to do their jobs to find the remaining [...]
Boston thinks it's still in some sort of rivalry with New York. Adorable!
The best part of winning championships is the new stuff you can buy. The championship-winning moment is so fleeting, but the stuff you can wear lasts forever. Or at least should. As a Boston Sports Fan, my first experience with championships was in the '80s, with the Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish Boston Celtics. The Red Sox and Patriots also made memorable runs to a championship. But just as they don't hold parades for teams that lose, they don't make t-shirts for getting bulldozed in the Super Bowl. Or getting one strike away from a World Series championship.
What made the Celtics gear great was how personal it [...]
Boston's sport fans—once a bunch of admirable stoics capable of accepting the inevitability of defeat with a graceful fatalism—are having a hard time coping with loss ever since their swift transition from poignant dignity to loudmouthed arrogance, a transformation which inspired a unifying sense of hatred and disgust in the rest of a previously sympathetic nation.
"On Sunday, November 14, 2010, The Boston Globe will publish a special magazine devoted to the opening of the Museum of Fine Arts' major new expansion, the Art of the Americas Wing. Entitled, "The MFA takes wing," the 56-page full-color glossy magazine will appear in all editions of the Boston Sunday Globe as well as in The New York Times in greater Boston and Manhattan….. Other features include stories on how the museum beefed up its collections, the story of two rooms from a 19th century Dorchester house that were recreated for the museum, and what's served in the new café." Is it… soup? Do they serve soup?
A water main break in the Boston area over the weekend has left some two million people without clean water until at least Wednesday. The city has ordered residents to boil any water that might be used for drinking or cooking or performing basic ablutions (although showering is allegedly OK), and bottled water is selling at a premium at some not-as-ethical shops. School's still open, though!
The guy arrested last night for the so-called Craigslist murder of a 26-year-old masseuse in Boston is a 22-year-old medical student at Boston University named Phil Markoff, who was engaged to be married in August to a woman he met while volunteering at a hospital in upstate New York. He proposed last May on a horse and carriage ride in Connecticut. The Boston Globe also has the obligatory "but he seemed like such a nice guy" article, though one student does give this somewhat unnerving quote: "He seemed to kind of get things. . . . I kind of had him pegged as a surgeon because he [...]