A few months ago, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the demolition of the Boston Garden, Boston.com’s Perry Eaton set out to find out the truth behind the myth of the Boston Garden monkey. Last week, Perry closed the case. He joined me earlier to talk about it, and it’s a fascinating tale. More
You read that right – two Brooklynites have erected a micro-museum to the famous 1994 scuffle between Olympian figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding in their own apartment. More
With top-notch schools like Harvard University and MIT in the area, you’d assume the city will have some rather intelligent people. But are they smart enough to solve this logic problem from Singapore that’s driving the Internet crazy? More
As the Internet slowly continues to consume our lives entirely, there are a a few diamonds in the rough that hearken back to the early days of the web, where jerky GIFs and dancing text was king. Some sites, like the original site for 1997’s Space Jam, are kept in their original glory as an Internet mausoleum of sorts, while others have simply been neglected or are managed with laughable judgement.
Enter…Turner County Sheriff’s Web 1.0 masterwork, from the depths of the Internet straight into your heart. Let’s explore. More
Where would we be as a city without such a quick, easy resource for passing off irreparably damaged sofas and futons on unsuspecting online strangers? There’s no site quite like Craigslist on the Internet, and Boston’s little corner of it is especially unique. Here’s our roundup of some of the best posters on Boston Craigslist so far this month. More
Easter is a weird holiday. Ostensibly, it is an old pagan fertility ritual that celebrates the resurrection of the lord and savior of a plurality of the word’s population. Does that seem too complicated to explain to kids? Just tell them that they’ll get candy (mostly egg-shaped candy) delivered by a giant, egg-laying mammal. A platypus? No, that’s a mammal that actually does lay eggs. Tell them it’s a bunny. The Easter Bunny. Kids will believe anything.
But eventually, they wise up. They ask questions about our non-federal holiday – one that makes a lot less sense than a “birthday” celebration replacing a good old-fashioned orgy – and that’s when you have to tell them the even harsher truth: rabbits are jerks. More
You may recall the tale of Molly McGaan, a high school senior from Chicago whose fake Harvard rejection letter (originally published in her high school’s comedy magazine) made the news with its jokes about her “proficiency in ‘dank memes'” and her “level of $wagg moneyyyy.” On Tuesday, McGaan got another Harvard rejection letter — but this one was real. More
Paul F. Tompkins is many things, not limited to being a “true gentleman,” a terrific standup and the originator of brilliant and terrifying portrayals of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Cake Boss. His true genius, though, has always shone best in podcast form. He announced on Twitter this past Thursday that he’ll be hosting a new improvised podcast called Spontaneanation with musical accompaniment from pianist and collaborator Eban Schletter next month. More
Thinking of a trip to Japan anytime soon? Be sure to pick up the newest souvenir exclusive to the Land of the Rising Sun: A bottle of Burger King perfume. More