Category Archives: pop culture

A “Proactiv” Last Minute Christmas Gift

  When you’re shopping 48 hours or less before Christmas, you’ve already put yourself in the “it’s the thought that counts” category. Last minute shopping (LMS) is more about getting yourself in and out of stores without losing your sanity … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Buying my Husband Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for Christmas (and you better not either)

When my husband made his Christmas list, I checked it twice to make sure Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 wasn’t on it. He’s not on the naughty list. But if he gets MW3 he will be, because it will … Continue reading

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Hanukkah Decorations: Where to find the best and worst end caps

Decking the halls for Christmas is easy—just walk into to any gas station or department store and you can purchase enough red and green flair to compete with the North Pole. Decorating for Hanukkah, however, is a challenge. In order to burn candles for eight … Continue reading

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How to Stop Occupy Boston: The antidote

For the Wicked Witch of the West, it was water. Finding the antidote for Occupy Boston has been more difficult. Very little will keep the 24/7 protestors from their tent city– not rain, not cold, not snow, not violence, not … Continue reading

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Blue Laws Hurting Retailers or Saving Thanksgiving in Mass?

Thanksgiving is on the endangered holiday list. It’s been steamrolled by Halloween, and now it’s merely a day of carbo-loading for a glitzier American affair—Black Friday. But leftover Puritan era laws might save the fading Puritan era holiday. Yesterday the … Continue reading

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Smartphone App Helps Drivers Find Parking: Fear for your lives

Make way for more Boston drivers looking at their cell phones instead of the road. According to the Boston Herald, Beantown is piloting a new app to help drivers find parking spaces—a commodity even harder to find since Mass Ave … Continue reading

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Sex Toys Sold on TV: Trojan Vibrating Twister

“As Seen on TV” isn’t just for the Slap Chop and ShamWow anymore–now sex toys are sold on television too. I recently saw this commercial for Trojan’s new vibrator, eh I mean personal massager. And to think, when I was a kid I thought … Continue reading

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iPhone 4S vs. Lawayway: No contest

More tents sprung up in cities across the country last night, but these campers weren’t part of the Occupy Movement–they were shoppers lined up to buy the new iPhone 4S. The Boston Herald reported that millions of iPhones could be sold … Continue reading

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Keurig K-Cups to Outlive Grandchildren, Not Recyclable

Dunkin Donuts vs. Starbucks isn’t the only single-serve coffee battle. There’s another brouhaha that isn’t getting any attention. It appears that we’re too caught up in the magic of brewing cute, quick, and disposable cups of coffee to realize that … Continue reading

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Oops! Hollywood Walk of Fame Goofs While Shunning Reality TV Stars

Hollywood Walk of Fame administrators made an oopsie when they dissed reality TV stars on their Facebook page. On Monday they posted, “Someone asked if we give reality show characters stars? Hell to the No!” But what they probably didn’t … Continue reading

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