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Wednesday, May 19, 2004
TECHNOLOGY'S TOLL. The
Boston Herald's Elisabeth Beardsley today has a
on rude and obnoxious toll-takers. But that's not what this item is
The Herald's website has a
feature that highlights certain keywords and lets you click for more
information. Toward the end of Beardsley's piece is a reference to an
"Indian Orchard man." (Indian Orchard is a small town in Western
Massachusetts.) India is highlighted. Select it, and you get a
bunch of stories related to India, the nation.
Although nothing on last week's
election and subsequent political machinations.
TATTOO WHO? Continuing this
morning's theme of petty gotchas, here is the lead of a
in the Boston Globe by Christina Pazzanese: "After
Massachusetts legalized tattoos in early 2001, Nashua firefighter
Roger Hall began exploring what kind he might get."
What does this mean? Nashua, as we
know, is in New Hampshire, where tattooing has been legal pretty much
forever. And even if Hall was a Massachusetts firefighter, couldn't
he have driven to New Hampshire? Was there a reason that he had to
wait for tattooing to become legal in Massachusetts? Or is it simply
that no one edited this?
posted at 8:56 AM |
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Dan Kennedy is senior writer and media critic for the Boston Phoenix.