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Politics as Usual

I just lost everything. I was editing what I had just written – and it all just disappeared with an accidental click of the mouse. SHIT! Well, here goes my frustrated attempt at recreating what I had written – which will obviously lack my normal wit and charm. I apologize in advance.

The Democratic National Convention (DNC) is definitely approaching fast. The former elevated central artery in front of our condo is coming down at a record pace. This area (which is across the street from our condo building) is going to be used as the staging area for the protestors during the convention. Just in case, Matt and I have increased our home-owner’s insurance.

And on my walk to the train this morning I noticed a bunch of DNC contractors hovering over a hole they had just dug right next to the Fleet Center. The inquisitive pedestrian that I am had to find out what was causing such worry on their faces. As I approached the hole I noticed that there was a torrent of water filling the hole quickly (imagine watching the bloody elevator secene in the Shining in fast-forward…but with water instead of blood…and with bearish men in bright orange vests instead of creepy twins). Anyway, they had apparently opened a water main by accident. I wasn’t able to stick around to see the aftermath since I had a train to catch.

Speaking of the DNC, the Boston Herald’s front page this morning (every front page for the past few months has talked about the DNC) said that 77% of Greater Boston residents are fleeing the city that week…77%!!!!! The conventioneers are going to find an eerily deserted city when they show up. Millions of people who either live in, or commute to, Boston will be avoiding Boston like straight men to ballet. All of these visiting delegates aren’t going to be able to see the real Boston. It’s a shame.

Oh, and another article in the Boston Herald talked about how yesterday, on the same day that our much-hated Governor Mitt Romney was testifying in Washington, D.C. to ban gay marriage, our two former REPUBLICAN governors Swift and Weld were actually attending a gay marriage in Boston (Weld even delivered the homily). In fact, countless other politicians were in attendance at the wedding (Boston Mayor Menino, Massachusetts State Auditor DeNucci, Boston Police Commisioner O’Toole and former Massachusetts Attorney General Bellotti). I wonder why Romney was left out of that celebration?

On a final note – I enjoyed people leaving comments and sending emails letting me know the songs they can listen to over and over again. Let’s keep this up….leave comments to let me know what movies you could watch over and over again. For me, it’s ‘Beautiful Thing’ and anything Christopher Guest (‘Waiting for Guffman’, ‘Best in Show’ or ‘A Mighty Wind’).


  1. Comment by David on June 23, 2004 11:22 am

    A Beautiful Thing –“bother my son again and I’ll have your bullocks for earrings”
    Edge of Seventeen
    Indiana Jones…..
    Elvira Mistress of the Dark….

    I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross
    New Attitude by Patti Labelle
    Nasty by Janet Jackson
    Express Yourself and Vogue by Madonna

  2. Comment by thomas on June 23, 2004 11:32 am

    oh my god, Elvira Mistress of the Dark! i loved that movie. i could watch it a hundred times. in fact, i probably have.

  3. Comment by chris on June 23, 2004 1:25 pm

    Ghost World, for my youth. City of God, ’cause life is a little bit like that. Morvern Callar, the moral is ‘life is what you make it’. Auntie Mame, for the costumes and the quotes. White Squall: a daddy and his boys on a boat? hoo-ra! Dead Poets Society, because it really IS a gay love story. and White Christmas, for Rosemary Clooney and for the scmaltzy ending that always gets me!

  4. Comment by Erica on June 23, 2004 1:46 pm

    I think Romney was invited to that wedding cos it’s a former staffer, but “politely declined” on principle. Asshat.

  5. Comment by Erica on June 23, 2004 1:51 pm

    Oh also, I don’t know if any movie would be watchable over and over but I can listen to any Magnetic Fields album on repeat for weeks. I have listeded to “I thought you were my boyfriend” up to 10 times in a row. It’s just that good.

  6. Comment by Karl on June 23, 2004 6:34 pm

    Spooky — I just posted to my blog and discussed my fave songs. I hadn’t even seen your blog! karma95, indeed!

    Yesterday I listened to “Chains” by Carole King about 20 times on my Walkman. Not sure why, but I did.

    Your comments regarding this morning’s accident at the Fleet Centre will be giving me nightmares because you mentioned the creepy-ass twins and the blood-spewing elevator in The Shining. Creeps me out.

  7. Comment by Karl on June 23, 2004 8:16 pm

    That last comment was actually posted by Matt

  8. Comment by groove on June 23, 2004 9:39 pm

    OK. Here goes. My favorite movies are horror. I believe ths to be the case because of the insanely good acting and the scripts that just ooze with deepness. My favorite actor is Robert Englund. He is beyond compare in the world of acting. From what I read he graduated from Yale ( or was it Harvard?) with a Masters in Knife Making. Kind of too bad he went on to acting and could never use his degree. The one movie I can watch over and over again is The Exorcist, although I think a remake staring Freddy kicking the demon’s ass would be a record breaking smash hit! No, really….

  9. Comment by Ivailo on August 25, 2005 9:25 am

    Your blog is realy very interesting.

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