{“data”:[{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”It’s your last weekend of normalcy before the holiday crunch. Then, bam!: Thanksgiving Eve drinks with your high school pals, holiday tryptophan with your relatives, and then shopping madness begins \\(if you believe in that sort of thing\\), then it’s Christmas, then it’s New Year’s, then you’re another year closer to death. What we’re trying to say is: Relax this weekend, OK? We’ll keep you from looking ignorant with conversation topics about the Fed and Obama’s immigration whammy , you hit the bar and a museum or three … maybe not in that order.\n”}},{“type”:”html”,”data”:{“text”:”“}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”**Former Massachusetts Senator/beefcake Scott Brown** was defeated in his bid to represent New Hampshire on the carpetbagger ticket, [leaving him no choice but to return home to the land that still loves him](\\-brown\\-rejoining\\-fox\\-news/Csi0kxnYVMCfco3U6bfkhL/story.html): Fox Nation.\n\nIf you’ve been in town long enough to remember **the Fogg and the Arthur M. Sackler**, then gather all the children at the bar and tell them the story of three maaaagical art museums with Harvard money that were put under the spell of an ambitious contractor and closed forever. Well, not forever … [they opened for the first time in six years earlier this month](\\-art\\-museums\\-revamped\\-and\\-reopened.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Aw%2C%7B%221%22%3A%22RI%3A6%22%7D). So once you’re done wowing the young’uns with your tall tales and you’ve drunk yourself to sleep using a bottle of Old Grand\\-Dad and a plaid blanket over your knees, spend a Saturday at the new Harvard Art Museums. A little drinking, a little culture, and you’ve got yourself a nice weekend.\n\n**What are the [eleven people who got sucked into the vortex of Tom Menino stepping down](\\-who\\-also\\-ran\\-for\\-boston\\-mayor/IXqCE40sUsYMENXobAtXDL/story.html) \\(RIP, baby\\) doing now** that they’ve lost to Marty Walsh and are no longer running for mayor? A lot of impressive, politically advantageous things! To wit: Running for mayor in 2017.\n\n**With a grand jury set to decide the Ferguson case soon**, the Boston Police have [sent a note to all Boston area college kids asking them not to riot](\\-police\\-commissioner\\-asks\\-students\\-keep\\-protests\\-peaceful\\-following\\-ferguson\\-decision/grI2eb2T2qOFrOTPt5lI0K/story.html?p1=Topopage:Test\\_B:Main\\_headline)—because if a police officer goes free for shooting an unarmed teen and this upsets students, it’s a message from _police_ that’s going to keep them from losing their shit. This will work like that memo you wrote to your body asking it not to be hungover tomorrow.\n\n[A regulator at the Federal Reserve leaked documents to a former Fed worker working at Goldman Sachs](\\-scrutiny\\-as\\-banks\\-hire\\-from\\-the\\-fed/?\\_r=0) creating [even more concern](\\-archives/episode/536/the\\-secret\\-recordings\\-of\\-carmen\\-segarra) about the **government getting too cozy with the banks**. Maybe it was an early Christmas present, like \”I’m watching out for you instead of watching over you … Ho ho ho!\” And can we really regulate holiday cheer?\n\nCamping outside overnight on the sidewalk for a new iPhone or Black Friday deals? Boring. **[Camping outside for a great deal on premium bourbon?](\\-camp\\-overnight\\-outside\\-atlas\\-liquors\\-for\\-rare\\-bourbon/) Now that deserves respect. Respect, Medford!**\n\nPresident Obama announced [he will use executive power to make sweeping immigration reforms that will prevent 5 million people living in the U.S. from being deported](\\-will\\-act\\-stop\\-obama\\-immigration\\-mcconnell\\-says/mkf7XuzhvVsbnnRieyXDRL/story.html). In his speech, Obama delivered the ultimate challenge: **“To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.”** Oh shit! Try to emulate Obama’s swaggering no\\-nonsense talk at the bar this weekend, with this pick\\-up line: “To those beautiful people at the bar who question my ability to pay for an Uber, or question the wisdom of me taking the T by myself, I have one answer: Take me home.” Boom!\n\n”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”\\[[Image Credit: \\[Atlas Liquors](\\]\n”}}]}