The second best explanation (but the first funniest) of the whole subprime mortgage mess is The Subprime Primer, which involves stick figures and cuss words.
The first was last week’s episode of This American Life.
Jim Edmonds… is a Cub.
In other news, Charles DeGaulle just signed a lucrative 3-year, $16 million deal to command German troops on the Western Front.
for reference, the picture accompanying that article has got to be the most sickening thing I have ever seen in my life.
Mike Doughty has been sober for 8 years as of this past Monday. I say congrats to him.
While searching to try (in vain) to find a copy of an old 7″ from a local band in my high school days, I discovered some donkey selling Chimark’s Fifteen Fingered Man EP via the Amazon Marketplace for $100.
I realize there are probably no more than a couple thousand copies of this disc at most, because they were a local band from Cape Cod who released their own records/CDs and weren’t, you know, all that big. I mean, they were popular on the Cape, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into multiplatinum status. But seriously, a hundred bucks?
A quick google search for the album title does turn up a couple of distros in Japan with copies selling for 1380 Yen, or $13.12 by today’s exchange rate.
Maybe the price is inflated because a copy is in the Cape Cod Times Capsule.
Some representatives from the Mass. Office of Transportation announced the proposed locations of the Green Line extension in Somerville and sort-of-Medford.
It’s about time someone from a legitimate office of the Commonwealth said something that suggested a future for this project.
No Stairway? Denied!
People need to reclaim their staircases. The people shall not be denied.
Scott Ballum has begun quite an interesting undertaking. “The Mission: A year-long effort to meet the laborers and craftsmen who build what I buy – and put a human face on consumption.”
Now that is a project. He even went to Loretto, KY to visit the Maker’s Mark distillery.
Unfortunately, the weblog seems to be the only one left on Earth without an RSS feed.