May 2008 Archive

DI*T is a 4-character expression

30 May 2008, 5:30 am
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Weight Watchers’ slogan, on this flyer posted on all the office fridges, is “DI*T is a four-letter word.”
But we’re an engineering shop, you see, so I read this as “the derivative of i multiplied by t.”
“t” is obviously time. So what is “i”? I ask.
The mot juste response from a co-worker arrives with alacrity:
“Intake”

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sickness, prayer, yesterday

24 May 2008, 8:37 am
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We’ve been watching One Punk Under God, a documentary series (with reality show-style editing) about Jay Bakker, son of Jim and Tammy Faye of PTL Club fame/infamy. It’s been more interesting than I would have guessed (although, predictably, I think it could use more punk content). The sequence we watched last night, in which Bakker […]

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bike lane markers around town

22 May 2008, 7:34 pm
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Somerville has been freshening up the bike lane markers. First they indicate where they should go:

Then they stencil the marker right on top:

Sometimes this makes it look like the iconic cyclist is wearing a cliché asian peasant hat

The narrow headed Somervillian riders make some of their skullish Cantabridgian counterparts look rather macabre in comparison:

Especially since […]

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words to live by

16 May 2008, 6:52 am
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In Davis Square

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banana hugs

9 May 2008, 6:49 am
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On the same light pole that once featured Anna [heart] Andrew Bird.

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mayday

2 May 2008, 8:40 am
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Last night we went to see a This American Life event described like this:
Ira Glass takes theatergoers behind the scenes by showing never-before-seen stories and out-takes from the upcoming season of This American Life television, performing a radio story, answering audience questions, and more!.The show will originate in New York City and be sent in […]

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let him who is without sin cast the first…

1 May 2008, 7:01 am
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. . .tow-truck!?

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