Before this week, I had visited only one state in New England — the ancient land of my paternal ancestors. But now, 3 of 6 states have fallen to the tdaxp March of Remembrance
First, I visited the grave of my cousin, H.P. Lovecraft, in Providence. The cemetery that contains many generations of my family is about 25 miles from the town that inspired Innsmouth — and my great-great grandfather sailed to the East Indies, much like old man Marsh….
Of course, Lovecraft wrote of giant indifferent gods and human sacrifice… hopefully nothing like that ever bothered tdaxp’s lineage…
To get my mind off that, I next went to Pawtucket, real-life suburb of Providence and fictional home to the Pawtucket Brewery, from Family Guy. But the town is nearly dry, with beer not sold in gas stations!
Certainly Massachusettes did little to calm my nerves — but — those crazy elusive angles…
But all too soon the trip ended, and we left by water taxi from Boston to the airport. Bye bye New England!
Shloky has a post up on the Boston / Aqua Teens Lite-Brite Scare (which, among other things, is a phrase I could never imagine actually using until now). While the aqua teens helped calm my nerves on election day, the people of Boston never did me any such service, so I have to be pretty pro-cartoon and city-skeptical in this case.
Boston’s incompetence is beyond hilarious.That a city would put her own citizens through these delays because of light brites that had “a battery behind it, and wires” says few good things about Beantown. While I think most guerrilla marketing that infringes on private property (which seems to have gained vogue through IBM’s Peace, Love, and Linux campaign) is in poor taste, one can’t help but laugh how dangerously out-of-touch Boston’s unionized police force is.
It’s better for incidents like this to be embarrasment, which hopefully will lead to improved procedures, than down the road. It’s good to see one’s weaknesses. Let’s hope this helps Boston in moving forward.
In other good television news, new episodes Day Break (starrting Moon Bloodgood and Taye Diggs) are once again being uploaded to ABC’s online vault. I just finished Episode 7, “What If He Is Not Alone,” and I loved it.
Update: John Robb and (fellow Lincolnite!) Shoe Money join the discussion. But through all these words…
We must never forget.