Archive for June, 2006

Perfect 10

Congratulations to the Red Sox on winning their 10th straight game this evening. They beat the Mets after honoring the 1986 American League Champions (yes, that team that came one out away from making it 68 intead of 86 years).

Can the Sox continue their streak tomorrow evening when facing their former ace Pedro Martinez? (I’ll be there to find out live and the Sox are 2-0 in games I’ve been at :)

X-Men 3: The Last Standing Ovation

Not coming to a theater near you.

Metblog-wide Question

Who are the funniest comedians endemic to your local city or country? What are your favorite bits by them? Are they known / unknown? Tell us!

Hi Metblogs NYC!

A day too late, but anyways ….

A first grade teacher explains to her class that she is a Yankees fan.

She asks her students to raise their hands if they, too, are Yankees fans.

Everyone in the class raises their hand except one little girl.

The teacher looks at the girl with surprise and says, “Janie, why didn’t you raise your hand?”

“Because I’m not a Yankees fan,” she replied.

The teacher, still shocked, asked, “Well, if you are not a Yankees fan, then who are you a fan of?”

“I am a Red Sox fan, and proud of it,” Janie replied.

The teacher could not believe her ears. “Janie, why pray tell are you a Red Sox fan?”

“Because my Mom is a Red Sox fan, and my dad is Red Sox fan, so I’m a Red Sox fan too!”

“Well,” said the teacher in an obviously annoyed tone, “that is no reason for you to be a Red Sox fan. You don’t have to be just like your parents all of the time.

What if your Mom were a moron and your dad were a moron, what would you be then?”

“Then,” Janie smiled, “I’d be a Yankees fan.”

World Roundup, Tiny Edition

Australia: A blind man’s running for Parliament.

“I have the ability to listen, that’s my world, I listen,” he said.

“I understand through asking questions, hearing what people say.

“I judge people and issues by other senses rather than just reading or looking because that can be very misleading.”

He is not the first vision impaired person to run for politics.

In 1901 Senator Gregor McGregor lead the Federal Labor Party in the Senate for 13 years.

Great Britain: Zadie Smith wins the Orange prize Go, Zadie.

Le Monde has coverage of Germany’s match against Costa Rica .

A King’s Afternoon

Might you one day be waiting for a flight? In need of a fun way to enjoy your last hours in Boston before you head home? Looking for something more than a Duck Tour?

May I suggest an afternoon at King’s Back Bay? Billed as the leading bowling, billiards, food and cocktails entertainment venue in Boston, it lives up to the hype.

I spent a leisurely afternoon there tossing back bowling balls, billiard balls, and my favorite high ball – vodka gimlets, all in the comfort of black lighted bowling lanes and a spacious pool hall.

I do have one small suggestion. Until they toss the too large and too conspicuous televisions, be sure to bring your handy TV Be Gone. On squeeze of the little magic black box and zap! no more TV’s in my sight. Nice.

Hotel Marlowe is Hotel Porn

In town to chat with Fouad Siniora, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lebanon, I am staying at Hotel Marlowe, and this is total hotel porn.

What is “hotel porn”, you ask? Just check out the Hotel Marlowe website or better yet, peruse the “Hotel Marlowe” Flickr tag. Hot, eh?

From the funky rooms to the great service, and of course, the leopard-print robes, Hotel Marlowe is swank-city. Swankiness that, unfortunately, ends at the doorway to Bambara, the hotel’s overpriced and under-serviced restaurant.

“Bambara” is the main language of Mali, and I can attest personally that drinking beer by Braile in Bamako, the capitol of Mali, is more rewarding than dinner in Bambara.

After recovering from menu sticker shock, we ordered drinks and dinner, only to finish the pretentiously displayed eats before the drinks arrived and receive bread moments before the check. That never happens if you always eat on the street in Bamako.

Back in the Hotel Marlowe, it all go better. I happened to notice that rooms come stocked with sex-music CD’s and better yet, I just happened to have the number for an American hottie found on Winthrop Street.

Oh yeah, the night was goooood.

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