Monthly Archives: October 2007

Parting Image

The end of the Evil Empire, as we know it. That is so gay.

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Kos Cutting Class

Markos Moulitsas (LAW’99) talks with Maureen O’Rourke, dean of the School of Law, at the conference New Media and the Marketplace of Ideas. Photo by Vernon Doucette [From an interesting interview with Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos published today … Continue reading

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Arthur Murray Book Club

At the Boston Public Library each month, teenagers get down to the vigorous techno thumps of the popular arcade game Dance Dance Revolution. The Norwell Public Library treats visitors to a monthly free dinner and a movie. Borrowers in Andover … Continue reading

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Watch Out, MIT

A photograph of a 3 cm drop of ferrofluid, a suspension of magnetite in oil. Harvard University today unveiled a brand-new website, HarvardScience, devoted to all matters related to science at the various schools, departments, institutes, and hospitals of Harvard … Continue reading

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Comic of the Day

Of course, we read the comics page because every so often we see ourself there, so plain and exposed and idiotic that we can’t help but laugh out loud. The lovely and providentially patient Norma Yvonne well knows by now … Continue reading

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Mass Movement to Mechanical Mates?

“My forecast is that around 2050, the state of Massachusetts will be the first jurisdiction to legalize marriages with robots,” artificial intelligence researcher David Levy at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands told LiveScience. Levy recently completed his Ph.D. … Continue reading

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Pope Waves from Beyond the Grave

This fiery figure is being hailed as Pope John Paul II making an appearance beyond the grave. The image, said by believers to show the Holy Father with his right hand raised in blessing, was spotted during a ceremony in … Continue reading

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Accidents Happen

As if we weren’t worried enough about our personal security, what with radioactive waste and deadly pathogens in the vicinity (see previous post), as we went to park at our local sports bar for lunch, right around the corner from  … Continue reading

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Dowbrigade Living on Radioactive Waste

Several large properties in the East End of Watertown, including a nearly 12-acre swath of land at Greenough Boulevard and Arsenal Street that was once used to burn depleted uranium from a Watertown Arsenal nuclear reactor, are undergoing close scrutiny … Continue reading

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Stupid Criminal of the Year Finalist

Spokane, WA (KXLY) – He wanted to avoid a divorce, so police say a Spokane man took his wife to his garage to show her a haunted house he created, and then tried to hang her. Sean Jennings’ wife still … Continue reading

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Mainely Family

Spent the weekend up in Down East. mainely with family. A family-friendly slideshow is available HERE

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We Want One

The Pin-On Video Screen By Saul Hansell I remember looking up across Times Square just after New Years in 2000 and seeing the new 60-foot tall LED video display that curved around Nasdaq’s Times Square showroom. It seemed at the … Continue reading

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