I must be turning into an ol’ softy, because this …

I must be turning into an ol’ softy, because this piece of writing in today’s Boston Globe nearly made me cry.
Song now playing: Jay Farrar & Kelly Willis – “Rex’s Blues”

One of the movies I had really been excited to see…

One of the movies I had really been excited to see lately was Garden State, featuring Zach Braff from Scrubs and Natalie Portman, from the book “Actresses Jeff Has A Crush On.” So Steph and I went over to the local suburban cineplex and saw it over the weekend, and it didn’t disappoint in the [...]

Yes, I know this is the second week without an Ite…

Yes, I know this is the second week without an Item Five interview, but it’s certainly not due to lack of effort on my part. I have several committments from a few people, the only problem is that they haven’t gotten their answers back to me. So I wait. Absence makes the blog-heart grow fonder, [...]

I love that The Onion went out and asked a bunch o…

I love that The Onion went out and asked a bunch of celebrities “if you could send one message to the children of the world, what would it be”? Some of their answers are priceless, particularly Patricia Heaton from Everybody Loves Raymond and Trey Parker, one of the architects of South Park. Good stuff.
Ebay took [...]

A single mother and her three children are forced …

A single mother and her three children are forced to live in a minivan. Why? Because if you make $24,000 in the state of Massachusetts, then you’re not eligible for state-funded shelter, no matter how many people are in your family. So this single mother, who earns roughly $300 per week in take home pay [...]

Want to see just how insane the search engine busi…

Want to see just how insane the search engine business is? Look at this chart.
Comcast is set to start launching DVR offerings for their cable customers. Look for this technology to go crazy-ass mainstream in the next 1-2 years. TiVO has already laid the foundation for it and it might very well be the [...]

I could swear there might have been a similar stor…

I could swear there might have been a similar story about me back in college, but I always get a good laugh out of stories which involve beer in heavy volume. I wonder if he’s got a hangover? Or if he puked?

Saw Prince last night here in Boston. Nothing I can say or write [...]