Category Archives: WhatEVAH!

How Is This Even a Thing?

There are a lot of weird Guinness World’s Records, but I don’t even know how someone came up with this category: John and Amy Bruney became the new champs Thursday in the category of one person skipping rope on a … Continue reading

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Purloined Produce on Pinckney Street

Beacon Hill’s Pinckney Street is quite the eventful place. First, there’s some passive-aggressive conflict over poop collection. Now, we have purloined gourds: Don’t mess with the decorative gourds, motherfuckers. For those of you who need to get your gourd on … Continue reading

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Forget Carl Sagan, Give Me Marlin Perkins

Among the science writer fraternity, there was a minor fracas over Carl Sagan as Supreme Science Communicator. Erin Podolak argued that Carl Sagan isn’t really relevant anymore: I’m not saying I don’t like Sagan – I’m saying Sagan has zero … Continue reading

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If Science Doesn’t Work Out…

I’ve been reading a lot of good, albeit somewhat depressing, posts about careers in science. I’m trying to string them together into something coherent. In the meantime, I have discovered, by way of the Twittarz, an alternative career path:

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Patrick Says Hi

Or maybe someone is saying hi to Patrick: (observed on Broadway, Kendall Square, Cambridge)

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Oh Boy

So this is a thing that is happening: “The Package.” No, really. “The Package.” Discuss.

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Someone Went Into Battle With Only One Boot On…

…and I think I found the other boot: (by the Capitol Reflecting Pool, Washington D.C.) I can understand finding a small child’s shoe: they instinctively find ways to lose footwear. But this was a size 11 boot.

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An Inalienable Right to Not Be Insulted By Public Servants?

Having lived in a few states, I find that the Massachusetts Legislature is actually one of the more competent legislative bodies in the U.S. Mind you, that’s mostly damning with faint praise. Nonetheless, we are typically spared the routine legislative … Continue reading

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The Grey Lady and David Brooks Made a Typo

While my take on the NY Times‘ David Brooks is that one should read his columns for the pictures–and since there are no pictures in his columns, you would be better off not reading them at all, I did find … Continue reading

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My Green Line Commute Isn’t This…Interesting: The ‘Crop Circle’ Edition

Remember this incident the next time you hear someone complaining about how transit workers get paid too much: It was reported to the MBTA and dealt with by a supervisor, but I haven’t found a police report. Never a dull … Continue reading

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