This is just ridiculous

The temperature in Boston today almost reached 60 degrees today.  A week into January, I am wearing shorts.  In Boston.  And we have not had a single decent snow this year.  Not one.

The weather this winter is just wrong.

Apocalypse whenever

OK, 2012 is finally here.  I don’t really care about how many times people may have seen that over-the-top movie with John Cusack.  I seriously doubt that the world is going to end this year, or that is it is specifically going to end on or soon after December 21st of this year.

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2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.  For that they have our thanks.  And we thank them especially for not throwing any poo in the process.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

And seriously, Kevin Smith and his dachshund should thank us for all the free (but still more or less accidental) publicity they got from us last year.


It’s the end of the world as we know it – Mayan style!

Some of you may know that Geoff and I find all of this end of the world stuff, erm, endlessly fascinating and funny.  Between Harold Camping and his crew predicting the Rapture at least twice last year to the impending End Of All The Things this December because of the Mayan Calendar, we’re just laughing a LOT.

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I really thought this was a joke

I originally saw this a few days ago in an email from  It’s one of those daily sale sites that sends you an email every day, only their sales last a few days and they sell everything from antiques to small handicraft type stuff.  Then then there’s this stuff.  Foofy home decorating stuff for really… particular audiences.

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Wedding shopping – not mine!

Last month our dear friends Teri and Patricio got engaged.  I’d actually cornered Patricio at my wedding and asked him when he and Teri were going to get engaged.  I think they’ve been together for approximately 6 centuries now and it was getting harder and harder for me not to refer to them as betrothed.

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This year will be a big year of historic anniversaries

It looks like this year is going to be a HUGE year for history geeks like me.

It will be the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.  There will be a lot of festivities here in Boston commemorating that event, especially because of the U.S.S. Constitution.

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