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Entries from October 28th, 2011

From the Vault: 2008 Halloween Candy Live Blog!

October 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Food, Humor

Well, it’s finally here…the greatest day of the year! As usual, my wife is out trick-or-treating with the kids and I’m home manning the door. The scary music mix is on the stereo and the faux-Rastafarian dreadlocks are on my head. I haven’t eaten any candy yet today so I’m ready for a full night [...]

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The Evolution of the Masshole

October 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Boston, Humor

Oft derided, the noble Masshole is truly one of nature’s greatest creations. In fact, if it wasn’t for Massholes there wouldn’t even be an America. Long live the noble Masshole!

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9 Great Ideas for Filling the Filene’s Hole in Boston

October 11th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Boston, Humor

Once upon a time, before the magic box fixed/ruined everything, people shopped in large stores full of all different kinds of merchandise. The goods were helpfully organized into departments, hence the name “department stores”.
Historically, department store were good for exactly three things: 1) for women to get their makeup done for free before a fancy [...]

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The Classic Album Project: The Flying Burrito Bros (1971)

October 6th, 2011 · 22 Comments · Music, The Classic Album Project

The Classic Album Project: The Flying Burrito Bros (1971)

Standing in the shadow of Gram


“The Flying Burrito Bros” (a.k.a. the blue album) is one of those albums that just appeared in my collection; I have no recollection of buying or receiving the album and yet it’s always been there. It’s the third Burritos album and the [...]

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