1- Stahtled that you hadn't seen The Depahted yet. We loved it on a rare Saturday night out. Definitely no GoodFellas but I was mightily impressed by how West Roxbury-bred screenwriter William Monaghan captured the cadence of our local vernacular (not to mention our profanity and warped humor... obviously to say nothing of the wicked creative reimagining of the Whitey story, duh.) My sister had a huge problem with the story setup which I pledged her not to tell me until after I saw it and in retrospect... she's right. But it's still awesome.
2- Since not many of us read conservative, er, Right-Wing, journals of opinion, check out this outsider perspective on our soon-to-be-former Governor. My own view? "No Comment."
3- Theo, don't trade Manny! If being a pain in the ass to management was a career-killer, there'd be no United States of America. See the Bill James Handbook 2007 for further details.