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After reading about the credit card prank [scroll down to 6.10.2003], Steve decided to give it a try.

"My last two credit card receipts I signed bogusly and sure enough, no one noticed. The first time I did a grid, and the second time, I wanted to make it my own, so I wrote 'I saw this on a website.'

"next time, I may just put your blog address.

"you know. As a shout out."

I'm not sure if i should be flattered or worried. . . I should also note that Steve's second experiment -- the 'I saw this on a website' signature -- took place at the Top of the Hub. Classy.


roger clemens wins the NBC sports whine of the week. "This is called being humble, and we point it out because it is a mode with which Clemens is apparently unfamiliar."


Several years ago, I had the great pleasure of hearing Gregory Peck speak. He was eloquent, funny, and endearing.

I remember the story he told about asking Veronique for their first date.

I remember the story he told about the first day Harper Lee came to the set while they were filming To Kill a Mocking Bird.

I remember the story he told about buying a house while filming MacArthur.

I remember the story he told about playing a practical joke on Audrey Hepburn while filming Roman Holiday.

I remember how he made me feel like I was in his living room and we were old friends -- not just a nameless face in an audience.

I remember his poise, his dignity, and his strength.

Rest in peace, Gregory.


dear redsox,

Please remember how to throw the ball to first base.

Last night, you did a fine job of throwing it right of first base and short of first base. Now let's try throwing it to first base.

Your friend,

P.S. You also may want to teach Manny how to catch with two hands.

dear mbta,

Please accept the fact that you really. Really. need to start having bigger trains with express service from Kenmore to Park Street after the games.

I would also like to point out that there are two cashier booths in Alewife. Two. More than one. Perhaps you might consider having cashiers working both booths on game nights.

Your friend,


the credit card prank, or "How crazy would I have to make my signature before someone would actually notice?" [via signal vs noise]


. . . and it remains to be seen if Byung-Hyun Kim is indeed that someone.

and Clemens is still stuck at 299.

US 1 in Maine is now home to the largest scale model of the solar system. road trip!


as much as i'll miss shea. . . . damn, we need someone who can pitch.

this is a lovely way to start a monday. . . Clemens is stuck at 299. let's just relish that thought for a moment, shall we? there are some wonderful quotes from the article that i just must share. . .

"Roger Clemens remained one victory shy of career No. 300 when the Detroit Tigers, of all teams, rallied from six runs down Sunday to spoil history."

"The 40-year-old Clemens lasted six innings against Detroit, leaving with a 8-6 lead and needing just nine outs from his bullpen to become the 21st pitcher with 300 wins. But the Tigers, baseball's worst team this season, came back from a 7-1 deficit by scoring five runs off Clemens and the Yankees' shaky infield in the fifth. Detroit then tied it in the seventh while the six-time Cy Young award winner watched helplessly."

granted, the yankees did come back to win. in the 17th. but let's not forget this gem: "New York made three errors in the fifth while Clemens gave up four straight hits, including a two-run homer to No. 9 hitter Gene Kingsale, who hadn't connected this season."



"It's close but it's not a strike," Posada said. "Replays showed it clearly."

ok, seriously. why do the reporters ask the beneficiary of a close call what they thought about the call? like there is any chance that Posada would have responded differently?!?

"I really lucked out on that one," Posada chuckled. "No doubt that should've been strike three. I don't know what I was thinking. Totally should have swung at that one."



hey! you! outta the pool! case 7 in a series. "A woman who is worried her husband might leave her if she loses her looks has insured her face for £100,000." [via chadly]

all we are, is dust in the wind


digs offers up tequila-lime grilled chicken. yum.


on-line catalogues for massachusetts libraries. nifty.


the matrix reloaded and the matrix revolutions will both be released on imax. cooooool.


marathon coverage at boston.com and the official page, complete with webcast.

apparently, will ferrell will be running today.

and in baseball news. . . "Texas right fielder Carl Everett was hit on the back of the head by a cellphone thrown by a fan during the Rangers' 12-2 loss to the Oakland A's".


i *heart* the Sports Guy. Idiot's Guide to the Boston Marathon.


happy tax day. or something.

what made my day, case 46 in a series. nantucket nectars prints silly things on their caps. today, i had a cranberry juice with lunch. the cap said: The Red Sox will win the World Series next year.


why i love massachusetts, case 12 in a series. [this series has traditionally been sarcastic. but this one is for real. honest. i am greatly amused.] today's boston.com weather page states, "Greater Boston weather forecast: Opening Day for the Red Sox."


you have got to be kidding me, case 21 in a series. if you watch bull durham, the terrorists will have won. you know, last i checked, this was still america. and we still had freedom of speech.

"It's the ultimate slap in the face to evolution: the fate of a billion dollars will be in the hands of a monkey."

i think i need some space to think


shut up! i am working on the future


looks like we're in for a loooooooong season.

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