'Filthiest, vilest, most extravagantly obscene':
Can't wait to see The Aristocrats.
Sounds like one hell of a documentary. ... I once attended a dinner with old friends. Good steaks, red wine, port and cigars. Then a single dirty joke was told. One dirty joke turned into about 100 variations of the same joke -- and on and on and on it went throughout the night. People were laughing so hard that some were begging to get off the topic. Then someone would amazingly top the prior joke that no one thought could be topped. ... Now think of The Aristocrats -- with the world's best comedians retelling the same dirty joke over and over again -- and you have the makings of what sounds like a truly original movie. Aristocrats review via John.'If you want to help make Boston a little hipper': Adam
rightly slams the hipsters
who won't stop until they remake every neighborhood into their cookie-cutter version of what's hip. ... Not that I like chain restaurants or dislike outdoor cafes, etc. To the contrary, I wish we had more mom-and-pop shops and more outdoor areas to grab a drink or coffee and just hang admist a flow of people walking by, etc. But what these hipsters want is simply banal. It's a checklist approach toward hipdom: Outdoor cafes? Check!
Artsy book shops? Check!
Outdoor musicians? Check!
A neighbhorhood with "So" in the name? Check!
Artist lofts? Check!
... They honestly think these types of environments are planned. For people who claim to be so free and open, they're really quite predictable and boring. ...P.S.
-- If you want to see a truly dull Anywhere USA Hipdom Neighborhood, go to of all places -- drumroll, please -- New York's upper west side around 79th Street. It's awful. Totally overrated. It's as if a bunch of suburban hipsters took it over, implemented everything on the checklist and the result is a souless Hip Mall where everyone has that same false-hip look: upscale and uptight. The bars also suck.
Are we really arguing about Manny again?:
I thought we settled the Manny debate last year after an air-head personality pattern was determined and the Sox won a World Series. The guy's a flake. But he's great. End of argument. But I guess it's not enough for some. So we're back to square one in the Manny debate. Now they're talking about trading him (here
). ... Far be it for me to criticize Theo. I was wrong about Nomar. I was wrong about Lowe. I hope I'm wrong about Manny. There are clubhouse issues I'm not privy to. But if he's traded because of his alleged attitude problems, then that's one of the worst reasons to trade someone of his Hall of Fame caliber. ...