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Ben Affleck Drops ‘Batman’ Spoiler in Senate Hearing
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Beloved Bostonian Ben Affleck was on television today, but not on the usual channels — he was testifying at a Senate hearing on C-SPAN regarding foreign aid and international diplomacy. But before discussing this serious topic, he managed to drop a bit of a spoiler for the upcoming Batman film while giving a shoutout to a longtime New England senator. 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

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(Pre-)Bar Exam: Over-60 fistfights, this guy’s awesome hair
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At the bars this weekend, don’t just toast to sentimental crap like the birth of your nephew or your best friend coming to town or the fact that you finally got that ankle bracelet removed. Toast to the end of the government shutdown, JP Morgan’s admission of wrongdoing, this guy’s platinum ‘do (above), and the newest Masshole reality show about modern-day lumberjacks. That will get the whole bar cheers-ing. More