The Troubles With New Memorials

This monument to Edgar Allan Poe was erected in October. It honors Poe’s roots in Boston and shows him returning to the former home, just down Charles Street. He stands in “Poe Square.” It was named after on Euriabam Daniel Pograham, a mid-1800s grocer and chorister known as “Poe” to his friends. He had a
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Spoke too soon-ish!

Well, now that’s odd. I switched from the WordPress iOS client back to Safari just to see how that blog post looked in the metal, as it were. The last page I was on was the WordPress web client. And now I find that there’s a toolbar here that certainly wasn’t there before. A mobile-ified
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First Post from THE FUTURE!

This is a boring post that will do nothing to enhance your understanding of the world or the amount of joy you experience in it. So, a typical tee shot from your correspondent. It’s a little bit remarkable from this end, however. I’m writing and posting this with the iPhone 6 Plus. Hey! Cool! New
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“Amanda Palmer and The Littlest Dalek”

This is a cute video of Amanda Palmer, shot by Neil Gaiman. It also defines a children’s book that demands to be made. It begins with a similar opening to “Edward Scissorhands.” The Scientist is creating a brand-new, very special kind of Dalek with a brand-new, very special kind of encasement that is completely, totally,
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Just one God? No. There’s me, and I know I’ve met others…

Ha, ha! It’s always fun to kick off a blog post with a little blasphemy, eh, sensation-seekers? I was going to tweet out a comment about this Salon article (partner-posted from her AlterNet blog), but yeah, I needed more than 140 characters. I say, with the utmost respect for the author, that Greta Christina’s “The
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Boston Comic-Con – August 8-9-10 – You Should Totally Go

For years, we comics fans here in New England dreamed of having a big, and great, annual mass-audience con within reach of commuter rail or our cars. Something like the Chicago Comicon or San Diego, except without the need to set aside a week’s pay and a bunch of vacation time. Alas, the best we could manage were little
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“The Overprotected Kid” – via The Atlantic

If a 10-year-old lit a fire at an American playground, someone would call the police and the kid would be taken for counseling. At the Land, spontaneous fires are a frequent occurrence. The park is staffed by professionally trained “playworkers,” who keep a close eye on the kids but don’t intervene all that much. Claire
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“Family Guy” Attempts A Marginally-Less Suck-Ass Episode

Here’s five minutes of footage from the upcoming “Family Guy”/”Simpsons” crossover episode. It includes another swipe at “Bob’s Burgers.” Viz: Homer: “What’s he doing here?” Peter: “Oh, we gotta carry him because he can’t fly on his own. We let that other guy try, and look what happened:” [Cut to Cleveland Brown (from the failed “Family Guy”
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On Letterman: “MacArthur Park”

Why did the CBS Orchestra pack the Ed Sullivan Theater stage with 33 musicians and play a five and a half minute version of “MacArthur Park“? Because recently, Letterman was driving around with his son and the satellite radio played this song so many times in a row that the kid screamed “No more caaaaaake!!!” So,
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Followup, Of Sorts

Many Twitter responses to yesterday’s post about sorting problems:   @Ihnatko so would the band “The the” collapse into it’s own black hole of alphabetisation? — riccto (@riccto) July 19, 2014   @Ihnatko my large section of modern rock vinyl remains unsorted because of these very issues. A.C. Newman thwarts my plans. — JMF (@torsampo)
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