'opinion' Archive

Callie Shell photographs of Obama

7 November 2008, 9:10 am
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I really did not have time today to look at all of these beautiful and insightful photographs of Barack Obama. But I did anyway. (The one in the ice cream shop is particularly magnificent).
(Thanks to SimpleBits for the pointer.)

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single? [adjective] town [datingkeyword] . tld — explained!

7 November 2008, 8:52 am
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Those danged lawn signs! Robert J Moore gets the goods. A fascinating Internet detective story.

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28 September 2008, 8:38 am
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Let’s hear it for. . .
I have long been a booster of eMusic, which I think is the best legal digital music service for independent label releases. But my customer service interactions with them were only so-so, and they had a terrible rep in the music fora I frequented. It looks like they’re trying to turn […]

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[redacted] has damaged my brain.

27 September 2008, 10:30 am
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I think this [redacted] is actually hawking watches, but every time I see the subject line, I think that a web site catering to golf-course voyeurism fetishists has misspelled the word “pines.”

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The Summervillain says “No” to Massachusetts Ballot Question 1

19 September 2008, 11:25 am
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If you’re in Massachusetts, you can too:

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You just can’t make these things up

16 September 2008, 6:21 am
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Oh, Somerville, heart of my heart.
I don’t really know a whole lot about the current State Senate race; I am an expat Somervillian for the nonce and not eligible to vote in it.
But candidate Bob Trane apparently thinks he has grounds to sue The Somerville Journal for running a satirical political cartoon
That is some […]

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funniest [redacted] subject line in a while

22 July 2008, 6:12 am
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I still want the bastards who send these things to all to go out of business and be forced to find honest work to feed their kids, but this one seems to capture the mood of the times, or anyway illuminate the current level of political discourse.

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failure to communicate

31 March 2008, 6:17 am
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At the Abbey Lounge the other night I kept trying to figure out the name of the band advertised by this sticker:

I’m pretty sure it’s not Thunder Cl-phi-with-a-circumflex (note: φ with a ˆ is not an html character entity) My best guess is “Thunder Clip” but Googling for that as a band name doesn’t turn […]

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