Monday, November 19, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007


In light of Bank of America's ATM fee increase, I want to start a database that will eventually develop into a map of ATMs that do not charge a fee, or that charge lower fees. Here are my first few entries:

No Fee:

HESS Gas Station: 219 Cambridge St, Allston MA
HESS Gas Station: 100 Brighton Ave, Allston MA
CVS (Sovereign Bank): 1266 Commonwealth Ave, Allston MA
Maddies Market: 2195 Commonwealth Avenue Brighton, MA (Added 12/01/08)

Low Fee (< $2.00):

Silhouette Lounge: 200 Brighton Ave, Allston MA
7-Eleven: 650 Mt. Auburn St, Watertown, MA

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lighting farts on fire: secret techniques revealed!

[13:34] Me: I forgot to ask about lighting your farts on fire, how did that go
[13:34] Brian: haha went great until my brother told my mom i was starting fires in my room
[13:34] Me: 8-)
[13:34] Me: i gotta try that sometime
[13:35] Brian: haha it's a lot of fun
[13:35] Brian: make sure you get one of those long's a lot easier
[13:35] Me: ah nice

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Stupid email disclaimers...gotta love 'em!
The contents of this email are the property of the sender. If it was not addressed to you, you have no legal right to read it.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Captcha assholes

Here I am, frantically trying to by concert tickets on ticketbastards, and I end up having to go through several captcha tests just to get to the order page! Assholes.

Monday, July 16, 2007


One of these is not like the others...
I have a problem with "FTW." You know why? Because people didn't say "for the win" until that stupid acronym reared its ugly head. Please don't bring up Hollywood Squares.

Friday, June 29, 2007

This is freaky...

Investigators had not yet discovered the bodies of pro wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife and their 7-year-old son when someone altered Benoit's Wikipedia entry to mention his wife's death, authorities said.

Authorities said Thursday they are trying to determine who altered the entry on the collaborative reference site 14 hours before authorities discovered the bodies of the couple and their son.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Exhibition basketball game played with 11-foot rims.

I was just talking about this idea the other day. I hope one day it does get put into place permanently.

Friday, May 25, 2007


Reminds me of the Jerky Boys.

In fact, I googled "sue everybody" Jerky Boys and the fourth link is the one above.

Friday, May 18, 2007


Last night, sitting around the poker table at the house of Sanjiv, we were listening to some music from the late nineties and early 2000s and Hoobastank came on and I said, "this was one of the bands that paved the way for what is now referred to as 'Emo.' This is Preemo!"

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Is it just me or does Fergie look like a cross between Axl Rose and Slash?

Monday, May 14, 2007

"Prom" vs "The Prom"

This has always bothered me.

Results 1 - 10 of about 103,000 for "going to prom". (0.19 seconds)

Results 1 - 10 of about 58,600 for "going to the prom". (0.21 seconds)
Mom Finds Intruder In 5-Year-Old's Bedroom

Man, 21, Charged With
Breaking And Entering

If the door was unlocked, shouldn't he have just been charged with "Entering?"

Ah, the definition: "...the pushing open of a door that is ajar followed by entrance into a building will be sufficient to constitute the 'breaking and entering' elements of burglary."

Although, another definition mentions "criminal intent" which, I don't know if there was any in this case.

Friday, May 11, 2007

This week's mailbag from Bill Simmons may have the best opening I have ever read:

Q: Would you eat a poop hot dog to guarantee the Celts the top pick in the Oden/Durant sweepstakes?
--Tom, Salt Lake City

SG: I'm already eating a poop hot dog -- it's called "the Doc Rivers extension."

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

This grinds my gears

$14 in convenience fees on a $35 ticket?!?!?!
Meanwhile, ticketbastards separate out the charges so that it doesn't look as bad:

I'm all for supporting live music, but this is out of control.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Pizza Bartman

Decent article, but the end of it really got my goat:
Friend Aaron True called the whole thing, “Pizza Bartman,” a reference to the Chicago Cubs fan who cost the team Game 6 of the NL Championship Series in 2003 by trying to catch a foul ball.
Listen! That play did NOT cost the Cubs the game!
Alex Gonzalez made an error and Prior threw a wild pitch, etc. John Tomase, just say that it was a reference to a similar play that happened at Wrigley Field during the playoffs and leave it at that. Enough with the rivisionist history! I just hate these sports writers that sensationalize everything and end up effectively changing history itself by repeatedly making inaccurate statements.

Oh yeah, while we're at it: Drew Bledsoe did NOT dive into a "mosh pit." There are no mosh pits at Everclear concerts, idiots.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Lack of Updates/Drinking Marathon

Sorry for the lack of updates. Since April 11, I've been going out every night. It will be eight nights in a row by this coming Wednesday. To recap: Foosball on Wednesday night, dinner and drinks on Thursday night, Beer Summit on Friday night AND Saturday night, dinner and drinks again on Sunday night, Patriots Day Red Sox game on Monday, and Ours @ Great Scott tonight. Back out again tomorrow night for more foosball. Whew!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Convicted murderer arrested scalping tickets outside Fenway

That is awesome.
More office email fun

Email received 5:25 PM:
Please make sure you are all registered for AIIM

Email received 6:54 PM:
PLEASE DO NOT register for AIIM

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Email from the office manager on Friday:

Many of you have noted that the accuracy of the daily calendar could stand improvement. I have given this considerable thought and have come up with two things which will hopefully make morning calendar more accurate.
  • The first is to deal with the problem of the calendar at the reception desk being covered with scrawl of varying degrees of legibility within days of being posted. In order to keep recent updates clear I will have a sheet of lined paper over the calendar Where you can write changes. I would still, of course prefer them to be emailed.
  • The second is to address the often confusing issue of whether someone who is not here and has left no message for anyone is late/out sick/ working from home/visiting a customer/ etc. It is proving not always feasible to get this information by 10AM by asking around. SO - at 10AM (half an hour after we are all either supposed to be here or have called in) I will walk around the office taking note of whether it looks like you are here today. If your office is locked and dark and I do not have a note on the calendar, on the update sheet, in my email or voice mail about why you are not here, then your name will appear on the calendar sheet in a new column called WU10 (whereabouts unknown at 10AM). If you want to talk to someone urgently and have seen that they are WU10 - it means that I don't know where they are either and when/if they are coming in. Yes, I'm hoping that pressure from annoyed peers will soon make it possible to retire that column
  • REMINDER: If you normally work from home on a certain day it is YOUR responsibility to tell me if you are going to be coming in to the office on that day after all. If you don't I will likely mark you as working form home unless I happen to see you on the 10AM walk around.
The proudest moment at my job happened today, as I am the first employee to achieve WU10 status.

Friday, March 23, 2007

FLV Player

Some of you may be wondering about the FLV player screenshot in my "Rut Cracker" post. It is pretty sweet. You can save youtube or google videos to your system using Firefox's VideoDownloader extension and replay them using FLV player. It's very useful for rewatching any clips that get taken down due to inappropriate content!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Poor taste? You be the judge!

Bet On: Will Heather Mills prosthetic leg fall off during a dance routine on Dancing with the Stars 4?
Any wagers placed after outcome becomes public knowledge will be graded as No Action. No refunds. No over limit wagers. If Heather Mills does not participate in Dancing with the Stars, all wagers will be graded as No Action. Heather Mills' leg must fall off, not be purposely taken off, during a dance routine for all Yes wagers to be graded a Win.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Requisite post on site visitors and search terms

Pretty cool, I've got a couple of "regulars" from the college ranks. Also, some cool hits from distant lands resulted from people searching for some random stuff. They were probably disappointed.
I'll close this blog entry with a nod to fellow blogger and UMass alumnus, Rick.

File under NO SHIT!

Monday, March 12, 2007

I found this hand to be very interesting. What would your play be here and why?

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Yahoo! Mail was down today, so I was hunting around and found this. Not bad for a last resort!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Rut Cracker:

How in the world did the FCC approve this commercial? Not that I'm complaining...

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Billy Packer needs to shut his pie hole. He got the Duke-UNC end of game situation totally wrong. When Tyler Hansbrough was elbowed in the face by Gerald Henderson with 15 seconds to go in the game, Packer continually defended the Duke player, repeatedly saying it was not intentional. What a load of crap! The officials got it right, suspending Henderson, and showing how much of a fraud Packer is.

UNC Message Board

Duke Message Board

Reading these two boards reminds me of the divided reaction after the Pedro-Zimmer incident.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Yo Gardasil, it's One Fewer, not One Less...

Sorry, the grammar police were out in full force last night.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

This is very interesting. Is it because people in Mississippi and Utah encounter paternity issues all the time, so Brady's impending fatherhood is ho-hum?

Monday, February 12, 2007

This is one of the strangest IM's I have ever received:

[11:03] ForTheKill
: we need to get hartford two upgrade builds, what do i need to do?

[16:08] ForTheKill: i created you.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


"When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day we receive your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution."

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Monday, February 05, 2007

"If we were even lucky enough to be targeted by a mad bomber with the foresight to clearly illuminate, mark, and make public his explosives, homeland security still would have only found 10 of them within the first hour."

Saturday, February 03, 2007

The length of "Cheers" when you cut out the commercials: just under 25 minutes
The length of "The Office" when you cut out the commercials: just under 21 minutes

Thursday, February 01, 2007

I think the Globe hit the nail on the head today with the article about the generation gap in reactions:

We will never be totally safe, and being afraid does not make us any safer. One can be vigilant without being scared. The authorities and the media tried to instill fear into the city yesterday. Over nothing. If someone wants to blow something up, they will. This was not such a case. My comments here probably will not change anyone's mind about this incident, but I AM trying to remove some of the stink of fear that permeates America right now. If you have fear, you do not make intelligent decisions.

The city officials and investigators in charge should take the full brunt of the blame for creating the panic. They dropped the ball big time, and are now looking for scapegoats to draw attention away from their mishandling of Mooninite-Gate. Strike one: These were put up weeks ago. Strike two: These were put up in about nine other major cities. Strike three: Once they got ahold of one, they didn't/couldn't recognize that it had no explosive capability.

I have a WHAT IF of my own:
This wouldn't even be an issue IF the authorities weren't involved.
Guess what, Boston police, media, security, and government? This wasn't a hoax until you turned it into one with your ineptitude.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

"You've got to figure that even the fertile defensive mind of Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who always has something up the cutoff sleeve of his hoodie, at some point is going to run out of schemes to throw at Manning."


Monday, January 08, 2007

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The Fiesta Bowl last night was one of the best games I have ever seen.