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‘Roadrunner’ or ‘Dream On’ for state rock song: Who’s winning?
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In a panel reserved for only the most extremely important political decision-making, the Massachusetts Statehouse is currently mulling over what should be the official “State Rock Song.” Yesterday, the Joint Committee on State Administration held a public hearing on the issue because — like affordable housing and employment opportunities — an officially determined rock song is something every state needs. The contenders: “Dream On” by Aerosmith and “Roadrunner” by the Modern Lovers. Here, we aid the pols in their heavy choice by grading each song in some important categories. More

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Bomb threats, KOs, credit card flaws: It’s Christmas time!
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If you think sauntering into the bar reeking of mistletoe and Christmas cheer is going to get you through the weekend, you’re going to end up on the naughty list. Don’t get yourself caught in your speedo and Santa hat with nothing to say, like a half-shaved deer in the headlights. Read up before you drink up. This week’s pre-bar exam (holiday edition!) is here to help with topical small talk, pick-up lines, and bar stunts. More