Reason number 1,654 of why I didn’t go shopping on Friday.
The city of Boston wants to ban subway musicians from using amplifiers, horns, synthesizers(anything loud). There is much debate about it on the Boston boards.(Actually I haven’t heard too many people who side with the MBTA on this) There is an article in the Globe today with Tracy Chapman talking about the situation.
“It adds to the quality of urban life to have music in public spaces,” she said. “And it’s something Boston is known for. It’s part of the city, part of what it’s about. People come up to me all over the country and tell me they remember seeing me in Harvard Square.”
From my experience, rarely are the subway musicians annoying. They usually add alot of character and atmosphere. I am not sure why the MBTA is doing this. They claim it is so that subway riders can hear the intercom but I have yet to hear an intercom that wasn’t garbled or muffled in some way.
PETA says that Thanksgiving should be a day where we all eat Vegetarian.
This year, more than 45 million turkeys will have their beaks and toes cut off without pain killers and their throats slit while they are still conscious—all so that they can become part of someone’s Thanksgiving dinner. Those who miss the automated knife will go into the scalding tank fully conscious and will be boiled alive.
Sorry PETA, my heart is set on my turkey sandwiches for the next week. Besides, I don’t see any turkeys sticking up for my rights!!
There is a website devoted to twisted questions. For example:
Having led a wicked life, you are doomed to spend eternity in hell. The devil (quite a generous guy, once you get to know him) offers you a choice of punishments:
(A) To continuously push a heavy boulder up a steep slope. Your arms ache agonisingly all the time and yet you must keep pushing this rock for ever.
(B) To stand in the middle of a lake with luscious fruits hanging all around you. You are tormented with a great hunger and a burning thirst and yet the minute you reach out for a fruit it moves out of your reach. The minute you bend down to drink the water, the level of the water drops.
(C) Traditional punishment. You are thrown into a fiery pit where you spend eternity burning in an unquenchable fire.
So, which punishment do you choose?
I would choose anything other than (B). I have helped people move enough times that I know (A) would be annoying but not bad. I am sure after the first 10 minutes of (C) that you would become accustomed to it and it might even be fun. However if you have ever spent time with me waiting for them to call my name at a restaurant then you know what hell is!!
(via J-Walk blog)