Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
As far as April Fools Days goes, this one’s been a bit of a downer. Google announced two days ago that they’ve chosen Kansas City as the inaugural FTTP pilot site. The day before the “Responsible Pit Bull Ownership Ordinance” became law a man fatally stabbed a neighbor’s pit bull on Vinton St., claiming it was attacking his akita. We received a few inches of wet snow overnight. On a personal note, my favorite baseball team blew an opening day ninth inning 3 run lead on a walk-off home run.
Luckily, last night I finally checked out a blog by Esquire writer Chris Jones (the guy who did that profile on Roger Ebert last year) at the behest of a new co-worker. On it, he interviews Charles Pierce (The Boston Phoenix, Boston Herald, Esquire, GQ, etc.) who mentions why he was fired from Worcester Magazine in 1978. It’s no April Fools joke, but I thought it was funny nonetheless. Click on the link to figure out who he’s talking about:
He was also older than Moses and twice as senile. (When I interviewed him in his office, he kept picking up a toy B-52 he had on his desk and making whoooooshing! noises with it.)